Diary Australia

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19 October 2019 9:00 am

Despite the old saying and the best efforts of Qantas, you can go home again, even if home is New…

Spanish diary

28 September 2019 9:00 am

My choice of newspapers was limited. Given my little Spanish, the New York Times was always going to win out…

Diary

21 September 2019 9:00 am

When a few months ago my friend Tom Switzer – former editor of this magazine and now director of the…

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14 September 2019 9:00 am

For the past three years, I had been looking to say something strong and substantial about Brexit. I first had…

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7 September 2019 9:00 am

It’s been a long time away from home in Tasmania. I arrived in Rome in early July to teach Latin…

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31 August 2019 9:00 am

Donald Trump’s border wall may not yet be built from coast-to-coast but the barrier between those who support the president…

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17 August 2019 9:00 am

Even in parliament, fashions change. I am not referring to the width of lapels, the length of dresses, the style…

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20 July 2019 9:00 am

The Holy Land. The Promised Land. The Land of Milk and Honey. Few countries have as many nicknames as Israel.…

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13 July 2019 9:00 am

The gloss of a new political year doesn’t take long to wear off. The shiny enthusiasm that accompanies the pomp…

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15 June 2019 9:00 am

Reading the spectacular biography Nixonland is like stepping back into the future when it comes to the current presidency, and…

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20 April 2019 9:00 am

I stepped out in Warringah on Saturday and stepped into a social media storm. I had earlier asked my old…

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23 March 2019 9:00 am

A visit to Britain reveals growing anxiety that we’re witnessing the Great Brexit Betrayal. One of Twitter’s funniest and most…

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16 March 2019 9:00 am

It was well before sunrise on a February morning at Bondi Beach. A handful of walkers, joggers and runners were…

Australian diary

16 February 2019 9:00 am

Although it is a winter of discontent in Europe, there was little overt evidence of it in Vienna.  It was…

Elvis diary

19 January 2019 9:00 am

Everyone, at least once in life, should go to the Elvis Festival in Parkes, Central NSW.The Leftist elites would hate…

Mentawai diary

5 January 2019 9:00 am

The Mentawais are a chain of islands off Sumatra, Indonesia, the lower southwest coast of which has the highest concentration…

Christmas diary

15 December 2018 9:00 am

I’m embarrassed. Last night I spoke briefly at a black-tie gala dinner of the Institute of Public Affairs. I must…

Spanish diary

8 December 2018 9:00 am

On arriving for the first time in decades on Spanish soil I realise that the last time I visited –…

Canberra diary

24 November 2018 9:00 am

I like Canberra. I’d like it even more if it had been named ‘Shakespeare’, one of the options on the…

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13 October 2018 9:00 am

If I had three years spare I would enrol in the BA at Campion College, at Toongabbie in Sydney’s west.…

Australian diary

25 August 2018 9:00 am

After my stoush with Graham Richardson on Sky News last month I haven’t been invited back onto the show where…

London diary

11 August 2018 9:00 am

One of the things I used to look forward to on London visits was the theatre; but too often now…

Brunei Diary

4 August 2018 9:00 am

Six years before his death in 2015, Singapore’s founding father Lee Kuan Yew gave an insightful interview during which he…

Austro-Hungarian diary

21 July 2018 9:00 am

One of the great pleasures of spending time in Budapest is admiring the city’s restoration. Despite war, communism and 1956,…

Australian diary

30 June 2018 9:00 am

Having become jaded by years of phony multiculturalism, which in Australia has led to cultural ghettos, dual citizenships, victimhood and…