Diary Australia

Diary

2 June 2018 9:00 am

For the past three weeks, London has been experiencing a glorious early summer: piercing blue skies, long warm evenings, the…

Australian diary

5 May 2018 9:00 am

The frustrating reality of public life is that there’s usually a lot less to show for it than the headlines…

Kiwi diary

28 April 2018 9:00 am

New Zealand has lived up to its reputation as the Land Of The Long White Cloud. Correction. It surpasses that…

Australian diary

14 April 2018 9:00 am

Geneva seems oblivious to the end-of-winter freeze that has paralysed other parts of Europe. The trains and trams continue to…

Russian diary

31 March 2018 8:00 am

On the Russian Presidential Polling Day Sunday, I departed Tullamarine at dawn with a fierce hot northerly blowing, already plus…

Aussie diary

17 March 2018 9:00 am

He died in 1900, but my great grandfather, Archibald Richardson, outback explorer and early Rockhampton pioneer, is even today spoken…

Washington diary

17 March 2018 9:00 am

Washington is now the capital of a resurgent nation, rejecting the untenable proposition that she is in terminal decline, a…

Australian diary

10 March 2018 9:00 am

‘Where are you from? Why are you here? What is this week’s reading from the Bible? Where are you eating…

Australian diary

24 February 2018 9:00 am

For some, it’s spiders or public speaking. For others, it’s being un-friended on Facebook or Jar Jar Binks returning to…

Australian diary

17 February 2018 9:00 am

I returned to Parliament a week early for hearings of the Parliamentary Joint Committee on Intelligence and Security. The committee…

Rock ‘n’ Roll diary

27 January 2018 9:00 am

There seems no end to the need for trigger warnings in the leftist utopia but I never thought the rock…

Far East diary

20 January 2018 9:00 am

Ever willing to challenge nanny staters, just before Christmas I travelled to Bangkok to advise regional consumer organisations on coordinating…

Australian diary

13 January 2018 9:00 am

When I visited India as a tourist 47 years ago I was told that the population of Delhi was about…

Dharamsala diary

6 January 2018 9:00 am

Delhi is smothered in a blanket of thick smog. Fierce dust storms in the Middle East have blown across the…

Christmas diary

16 December 2017 9:00 am

My earliest memory of a Christmas holiday is of driving up to Darwin with Dad in his first car, a…

Bathhurst diary

2 December 2017 9:00 am

I  know little about motor racing and care even less. So when a friend suggested the Bathurst 1000 car race…

Sino diary

25 November 2017 9:00 am

In 1800, it could take at least 3 or more months, depending on the winds, to sail in a damp,…

Pestminister diary

18 November 2017 9:00 am

A fortnight ago I arrived in Britain, to speak at the annual Battle of Ideas festival. Think Festival of Dangerous…

Author’s diary

11 November 2017 9:00 am

Author tours are funny things, especially when unexpected. 12 months ago, I’d given up on getting Kingdom of the Wicked…

Diary

4 November 2017 9:00 am

‘Less than two years ago five people sat in a room with a blank sheet of paper,’ Benjamin Griveaux the…

Diary

28 October 2017 9:00 am

I hope one of my children studies law so at least he or she can read about me in Constitutional…

Climate diary

21 October 2017 9:00 am

My previous key speech in London, in October 2015, was to call for rational border protection policy. This time it…

Expat diary

30 September 2017 9:00 am

‘Oooo, Jer-emy Cor-byn. Oooo, Jer-emy Cor-byn,’ the cult-esque chant goes as we walk past. I’m marching with the LGBTories in…

Travel diary

9 September 2017 9:00 am

If you have never been to Helsinki, put it on your bucket list. But, go twice. Once in summer for…

Sicilian diary

26 August 2017 9:00 am

‘Muslims will not blow anyone up here,’ the proprietor of my Siracusa local assures me, ‘we have our own people…