Australia

Brown study

9 November 2019 9:00 am

I had just settled down in Air Canada’s luxury airliner that would whisk me across the Pacific to Vancouver and…

Spies like Abbott

9 November 2019 9:00 am

It is hard to know which proposition is more absurd. Is it the notion that former prime minister Tony Abbott…

A bill of rights? Kel horreur!

9 November 2019 9:00 am

Judges must never be allowed to replace elected representatives

Letter from Japan

9 November 2019 9:00 am

Bullet trains, balls, beer and The Bomb

My finest hour

9 November 2019 9:00 am

A decade on, the scam I exposed is stronger than ever

North American notes

9 November 2019 9:00 am

Al Jolson vs the vulgarian pugilist First to Canada. The election produced a minority government win for the incumbent Al…

Brother, can you spare a solar panel?

9 November 2019 9:00 am

Green billionaires ain’t too proud to beg

Lefties’ shaggy dog story

9 November 2019 9:00 am

Trump and Conan have the last laugh

Since records began

9 November 2019 9:00 am

Homogenisation of data is wrong

Jacqueline Dark, Taryb Fiebig and Helen Sherman

9 November 2019 9:00 am

Vivaldi is having further boosts to his popularity with the Brandenburg Orchestra delivering cracking performances of his Four Seasons in…

Out like Flynn

9 November 2019 9:00 am

Banning a book about free speech? Publishers fail the IQ test

Treachery of the elites

9 November 2019 9:00 am

The ruling classes have ceased playing by the rules

Scott superglues his colours

2 November 2019 9:00 am

And so the Great Betrayal of the Australian people continues. Not content with sneakily ratifying the Paris Agreement on Climate…

Brown study

2 November 2019 9:00 am

I am catching up on writing my award-winning treatise on practical politics. Here are three general principles about politics on…

Greta’s familiar tune

2 November 2019 9:00 am

The lyrics may have changed, but the doomsday song remains the same

Boys unburden their load

2 November 2019 9:00 am

Notes on the St Kevin’s chanting scandal

Diary

2 November 2019 9:00 am

The Punchbowl in Honolulu, Hawaii is a place of reverence in which 34,000 American battle-dead are interred. Battlefield remains are…

All Hallow’s notes

2 November 2019 9:00 am

The spooky science of transgenderism Halloween, witches and bearded women. The witches’ scene in Macbeth invites a transgender reading, where…

Shark bait

2 November 2019 9:00 am

Taxpayer-funded research has become a feeding frenzy

Conservative notes

2 November 2019 9:00 am

James Allan and Chris Kenny are wrong Conservatives have long, and rightly, been wary of legislating for human rights—seeing all…

Simon Collins

2 November 2019 9:00 am

With its manicured beachfront and sparkling, yacht-speckled view out across the water to the harbour heads, The Bathers Pavilion at…

John Singer Sargent’s Madame X

2 November 2019 9:00 am

Baron François Gérard would be astonished that his vast 1825 painting of The Coronation of Charles X is the inspiration…

PM abdicates responsibility

2 November 2019 9:00 am

A great leader would be genuinely prepared to tackle the national emergency of the drought

Cultural notes

2 November 2019 9:00 am

Swimming in the Twitterverse What even is Twitter? Speaking as a creature who evolved in its depths, I feel a…

Loving the luvvies too much

26 October 2019 9:00 am

When it comes to Coalition governments, Michael Corleone of The Godfather doesn’t normally come to mind. Yet they seem to…