Don’t laugh, but it’s conceivable that the Liberals won’t win next year’s NSW election.
Hypocrisy is a charge thrown around all too often by those seeking to score points off the inconsistencies of others.
Have you heard the latest outrage to fall from the mouth of the Opposition leader? In an interview with the Sunday Telegraph, Tony Abbott said he thought there was far too much flesh on display in our popular culture, and that it was time for the likes of Jennifer Hawkins to get their gear back on.
He is a loose cannon. He is sometimes incapable of understatement.
There’s change in the air: the Fourth Estate’s changing tune on environmental policy.
The Rudd government’s new school rankings are a welcome improvement.
When we say the climate is changing, we do not mean, as many media sophisticates and environmental do-gooders do, that man-made global warming is destroying civilisation.
Professor Patrick McGorry is a worthy recipient of Australian of the Year in 2010.
Amid the fanfare surrounding Australia Day, one piece of appalling analysis almost snuck by unnoticed.
The violence meted out to Indian students in Melbourne last year might have seemed a tragic confluence of murder and race.
In opposition and government, the Rudd Labor party has consistently moralised about Japanese whaling.
Prince William’s fleeting tour of south-eastern Australia last week prompted renewed public agonising over Australia’s constitutional arrangements.
Christmas isn’t much fun for the 653,000 unemployed Australians.
In November last year, while Australians were fed a torrent of irrelevant pap about a golfer’s private life, our lovable but tetchy cousin, New Zealand, was mulling its future.
Whether or not 2010 is the start of a new decade, or a coda for the ‘noughties’, is irrelevant for most.
In 2010, the economic uncertainty of 2009 will be replaced with the political kind.
If the Australian history profession could award a Victoria Cross, it should go to Keith Windschuttle.
A year ago the Rudd government was ‘in charge and on top… on a high’, or so we wrote.
The Commonwealth is ‘becoming steadily less comprehensible, tending more and more, under the driving influence of many of the new nations, to replicate the divisive activities of the United Nations, without adding a coherent body of ideas’.
Tony Abbott’s sudden elevation to the leadership of the Liberal party is good for Australia and good for the Liberal party.
The 20th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall this month should be celebrated by all free people.
The Rudd government’s attempt to appear tough is making it look ridiculous.
This week we pay tribute to Peter Costello and his valuable contribution to Australia.
Joel Fitzgibbon’s resignation last week was the proper conclusion to a sequence of blunders and dubious oversights that brought his fitness for office into question.
The release of the national accounts always brings into stark relief the contrast between fact and rhetoric in public discourse.