Is it rude to jot down notes at a funeral? It’s a gloriously hot sunny Sydney day and the South…
Pining for Malcolm
Pier One, Sydney, 7 September, 2018
Speaking at a private Liberal Party fundraiser in Sydney on Wednesday night, Australia’s second longest serving Prime Minister, John Howard,…
The Labor leader clears his name
Most of my dealings with the mafia — to the best of my knowledge — have been pleasant ones. Visiting…
With the release of the ALP’s 2013 election review, it’s safe for the nation’s educators to set the record straight
Even otherwise intelligent and normal people will often reveal their hatred over a few glasses of wine
What Australia can learn from the EU, and vice-versa
The problem with the government’s fiscal agenda isn’t that it’s too mean; it’s that it remains too confusing
Abbott’s Paid Parental Leave? A self-inflicted disaster
The latest IPCC trilogy has taken lessons from Hollywood
I’ve recently rediscovered the lost, forbidden pleasure of the smoko. My earliest memories of enjoying a smoko were back at…
Could my signed copy of a famous adventure comic book be worth a king’s ransom?
The first ever footy-playing Australian of the Year is ashamed to be an Australian
Are some subjects too absurd to be made fun of?
The new movie resonates with Eighties London adland, albeit in a less cartoonish fashion
The UK’s favourite Australian: guilty or not guilty?
‘A bunch of Y-front wearing pansies’ is how one of my conservative friends describes the Abbott government. It’s an interesting…
Stolen intelligence files reveal a bewildering history of clandestine Australian high-tech surveillance operations
One of the drawbacks of writing for a magazine as esteemed as the Spectator Australia is that you are assumed…
The upshot from the Gonski drama is that Tony Abbott has killed his own inner spin doctor
A mini-tornado hits north Sydney: what on earth can it mean?
Paul McCartney has released a new album. But it is any good?
There ain’t much Australia can do to stop global warming