Diary Australia

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…

London diary

19 August 2017 9:00 am

There is one thing Brexit negotiators must fix if Britain really intends to rediscover its Commonwealth. For the last 44…

US Diary

29 July 2017 9:00 am

It was a somewhat surreal experience to be standing with my partner and two children in Disneyland’s New Orleans Square,…

Myanmar diary

22 July 2017 9:00 am

From time to time, a political leader embodies the past, present and future of their nation. Such is Aung San…

Warsaw Diary

24 June 2017 9:00 am

Poles cherish their freedom

Bermuda diary

10 June 2017 9:00 am

Want to stop the world and get off? Try spending some time on a yacht with extremely limited communications racing…

Taiwan diary

3 June 2017 9:00 am

First impressions are telling. When I first visited Taipei 25 years ago, the roads were crowded with bicycles. A decade…

Moroccan diary

27 May 2017 9:00 am

‘I will call this a KKK meeting’, he announced, triumphantly. Perhaps seeing my bewilderment, my garrulous Moroccan host pointed to…

Venice diary

20 May 2017 9:00 am

The Biennale The Venice Biennale has been a rite of every second spring since 1895. The oldest biennial art fair…

New York diary

22 April 2017 9:00 am

The Brexit symposium I am here in New York City thanks to New York University, and in particular to the…

Pollie pedal diary

22 April 2017 9:00 am

It is a 550 km drive from Albury to Sydney along the Hume Freeway. Travelling at 110 kph, you can…

Terrorism diary

15 April 2017 9:00 am

Tommy Robinson, Caolan Robertson and I were filming in a Chelsea studio for Rebel Media. We were recording videos about…

Australian Diary

18 March 2017 9:00 am

Last week, I was on a Brexit road show with the UK Euro-parliamentarian Dan Hannan. Hannan, who has written superbly…

Australian diary

18 February 2017 9:00 am

After such a long hot summer it is oddly refreshing to be back in Canberra for the start of the…

DC diary

18 February 2017 9:00 am

Glimpses of Washington

Roman diary

28 January 2017 9:00 am

I sat down with my father at a supposedly authentic Roman trattoria, anticipating a gluttonous, gluten-rich payload. Two Irish women…

Diary

14 January 2017 9:00 am

My two sons, aged 16 and 14, are at the wonderful stage where, in the sharp-humoured traditions of Australian larrikinism,…

Java diary

7 January 2017 9:00 am

Outdoors, Jakarta’s heat and humidity were oppressive. Inside the 6th World Peace Forum (WPF), most delegates were in heated agreement…