Guest Notes

Election notes

25 May 2019 9:00 am

At the Anglican boarding school I attended in England as a scholarship boy from the age of ten it often…

London notes

25 May 2019 9:00 am

A Right shambles One of the glories of London is its vast Hyde Park and adjoining Kensington Gardens. On a…

Dis-con notes

11 May 2019 9:00 am

How to Vote, conservatively With only a week until the election, we Dis-Cons (disaffected conservatives) face a dilemma. A Labor…

Campaign notes

13 April 2019 9:00 am

Shorten’s bottom line Could  Bill Shorten‘s ‘Hewson moment’ be a similar turning point in the Coalition’s election campaign? Such a…

Political notes

6 April 2019 9:00 am

Trudeau & the Virtuecrats It is too depressing to say anything much about the UK and Brexit.   Well over half…

Rhetorical Notes

30 March 2019 9:00 am

In the somewhat distant days of my early manhood rhetorical language – that is language designed solely to persuade or…

Zeitgeist notes

23 March 2019 9:00 am

The Inquirer section of the Weekend Australian March 16-17 kicked off with a veritable drum roll performed vigorously by editor-at-large…

Naval notes

23 March 2019 9:00 am

Australian bravery ignored Incompetence, inertia and injustice mar the fighting record of our World War II Navy, and our government…

China notes

16 March 2019 9:00 am

Australia’s China obsession: get over it The Chinese economy is slowing, and everyone except the Chinese Communist Party knows it.…

Catholic notes

9 March 2019 9:00 am

My personal thoughts on Cardinal Pell’s conviction From what I can tell, this is the crime for which George Cardinal…

Kiwi notes

2 March 2019 9:00 am

What ScoMo should have said to Jacinda ‘Thank you Prime Minister Ardern for those blunt comments just now in which…

Aesthetic notes

23 February 2019 9:00 am

Earlier this week I attended a vast party thrown by Tim Storrier in Bowral to celebrate his and his twin…

Sports notes

9 February 2019 9:00 am

James Allan’s notes last week about unenviable aspects of Australian tennis certainly struck a chord with me. When in Sydney,…

Political notes

9 February 2019 9:00 am

Refusing to accept the vote One sign of the collapse of political order in a country is the refusal of…

Sports notes

2 February 2019 9:00 am

Tennis as progressive ideology As I have made clear once or twice already in the pages of this august magazine,…

Blasphemy notes

26 January 2019 9:00 am

Affection for the Prophet more than for life itself The plight of the Pakistani Christian woman known as Asia Bibi…

Identity notes

12 January 2019 9:00 am

Colourful opinions In the last edition of the Saturday Paper for 2018 there is an article by a self-styled ‘Person…

Conservative notes

12 January 2019 9:00 am

Lefty Tory Brits Arriving in London for a posting at Australia House during the dying days of the Blair government,…

Brexit notes

12 January 2019 9:00 am

Parris and the mob No doubt many readers viewed with incredulity Speccie columnist Matthew Parris’s nostalgia for the democratic process…

Wimmin’s notes

5 January 2019 9:00 am

Men aren’t doing it by themselves, either The recent triumphalist article by Speccie writer Declan Mansfield, ‘Sisters aren’t doing it…

Submarine notes

5 January 2019 9:00 am

The build-process for our new subs will be disastrous Of all of the possible solutions to Australia’s need for submarines,…

Presidential notes

5 January 2019 9:00 am

Insiders and Outsiders Buckle up, US political junkies!  We are now just moments away from the starting gun being fired…

Rainy day notes

8 December 2018 9:00 am

As I write rain is absolutely bucketing down in the form of what is commonly known in the UK as…

Teaching notes

1 December 2018 9:00 am

TEACHER’S VOW TO TURN KIDS OFF LIBS: so read the lesser front-page headline of the Australian on November 21. From…

Dis-con notes

1 December 2018 9:00 am

Next please, PM Last week’s editorial, ‘In praise of the PM’, rightly gave Prime Minister Scott Morrison ‘full marks ……