Diary Australia

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…

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…