Angela Shanahan

Teaching history

4 February 2017 9:00 am

There is much to learn from the real stories of the colonisation of Australia

Domestic violence beat up

10 October 2015 9:00 am

The feminist-approved, media-driven ‘gender’ agenda is ignoring where the real problems lie

Anzac Diary

2 May 2015 9:00 am

I am writing this diary from the Opera, not the theatrical sort, we are on a cruise ship anchored for…

Feminism: no longer a Left/Right divide

22 November 2014 9:00 am

Now the Right have set up their own Feminist Club, much like the Left have. Ordinary women need not apply.

It aint over till the diabetically-challenged lady sings

18 October 2014 9:00 am

Political correctness is playing havoc with our opera

Foreign notes

5 July 2014 9:00 am

We have been in Italy since the beginning of May when I had what people politely term a ‘significant birthday’,…

Our valued Vatican envoy

26 October 2013 9:00 am

In mid-2009, I landed in Italy for an extended break, as it happened, on the day of the L’Aquila earthquake.…


5 October 2013 9:00 am

I have been spending the week in Rome, having breakfast and dinner most days with Pope Francis I. Literally. How…

Never-ending ‘schoolies’

29 December 2012 9:00 am

It’s time parents said ‘no’ to deadly end-of-year hedonism

Australia Diary 4 August 2012

4 August 2012 6:00 am

We have been in Italy for the past two weeks and I am writing this from the terrace of our…

Vocal support

19 May 2012 10:15 am

Despite the success of La Traviata, opera in Australia is still trying to balance art and commerce

Australian Books: In tent city

23 July 2011 12:00 am

Memoirs are all the rage, and Australian memoirs have a particular flavour. They tend to exemplify what seems today like an old fashioned stereotype: the little Aussie battler battling through. That this form of memoir, pioneered by Albert Facey’s classic A Fortunate Life, continues to be popular in this country shows that perhaps there is more truth to the little Aussie battler story than the doom and gloom story vacuum that is so much postmodernism.

The laudable legacy of Lionel Logue

12 February 2011 12:00 am

Australia still leads the world in speech therapy

No to feelgood ambassadors

11 December 2010 12:00 am

Catherine Deveny’s appointment as an ambassador for the disabled shows what nonsense these positions are


22 October 2010 12:00 am

Rome I am here for the canonisation of Australia’s first saint, Mary MacKillop.

Mother inferior

29 May 2010 12:00 am

A Pressure Cooker Saved My Life: how to Have It All, Do It All and Keep It All Together
by Juanita Phillips
ABC Books, $35, pp. 259,
ISBN 9780733325885