Diary Australia

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…

Beijing diary

31 December 2016 9:00 am

Standing next to the large lobby Christmas tree in ‘Sunjoy Mansion’ where the Australian has its modest office in Beijing,…

Christmas diary

10 December 2016 9:00 am

I couldn’t ask for a present this Christmas. First, what’s left for a conservative to wish for after this astonishing…

European diary

3 December 2016 9:00 am

In the pretty medieval city of Wroclaw one highlight is the pierogis – the fat, soggy dumplings Poland is famous…

Australian Diary

26 November 2016 9:00 am

A warm muggy November evening in Canberra is threatening rain. At the National Library of Australia, a stone’s throw from…

Australian diary

19 November 2016 9:00 am

Hoots of derision greeted me when I began predicting at the beginning of the year that Donald Trump would win…

Diary

5 November 2016 9:00 am

Like most Aussies, I don’t rate Canberra high on my To Do List, but for it I will say this:…

Q&A diary

29 October 2016 9:00 am

Spring returned to Sydney for the long weekend, just in time for me to spend three days incarcerated indoors packing…

UK Diary

15 October 2016 9:00 am

Not all words are equal. People who speak or write for a living are more aware than most that some…

Riot woy’s war diary

8 October 2016 9:00 am

It seems just a mere few weeks ago that I was toasting a crumpet in the prefects’ room at St…

Diary

8 October 2016 9:00 am

I arrive at Melbourne airport for my midnight flight with an unfortunately timed cold. My lack of sleep after Canberra’s…

Diary of a parliamentary nobody

1 October 2016 9:00 am

Upon debut as a columnist some explanatory notes are surely in order. Like the American columnist George F. Will I…

Diary

3 September 2016 9:00 am

As I was leaving the sweaty Q&A set at the Docklands Studios in Melbourne, a lefty dweeb in the audience…

Australian diary

27 August 2016 9:00 am

It is always a pleasure to catch up socially with Tony Abbott whose steadfast friendship I have enjoyed for over…

Australian diary

13 August 2016 9:00 am

It is census night and what a controversial thing this census is turning out to be. The twitter feed is…