Guest Notes

Election notes

16 July 2016 9:00 am

The problem with this marathon election campaign is that all the runners are sprinters. The punters don’t consider any of…

Australian notes

9 July 2016 9:00 am

Some readers may be wondering what it’s like to vote Labor for the first time. Okay, by ‘vote Labor’ I…

Australian notes

2 July 2016 9:00 am

Brexit, 1381 ad, and Turnbull’s election Well, the Brits did it. They defied the warnings and threats from ‘I got…

Australian notes

25 June 2016 9:00 am

Brexit, Del-cons and Trumpkins Later this week it begins. The voters will have their say. First it will happen in…

Conservative notes

18 June 2016 9:00 am

Yet another reason to keep the Crown: as part of her 90th birthday honors list, the Queen knighted Roger Scruton.…

Conservative notes

11 June 2016 9:00 am

Here’s how you raise a generation of Islamophobes: take a million kids who go to church once a year and…

Del-con notes

11 June 2016 9:00 am

After Turnbull, who? With three weeks to the election, and the government still labouring despite what should have been a…

Australian notes

4 June 2016 9:00 am

I love Malcolm, but where is he when you need him?   ‘This isn’t the Malcolm Turnbull Australians thought they…

Multicultural notes

21 May 2016 9:00 am

‘Once upon a time there was a kingdom where people of all races and nationalities got along in perfect peace…

Budget notes

21 May 2016 9:00 am

Rabbits, hats and a poke in the eye It is bad enough that the 2016-17 Budget contained so little of…

Del-con notes

14 May 2016 9:00 am

Rules of engagement

Conservative notes

7 May 2016 9:00 am

I’m not going to survive much more of this Republican Primary. It’s not the infighting, the blowharding, or the underhandedness…

G-G notes

30 April 2016 9:00 am

Maybe it’s the sleeping monarchist in me – my Irish Catholic granny would be so ashamed – but wasn’t it…

Australian notes

30 April 2016 9:00 am

Irony of ironies: Abbott to save Turnbull? Putting Malcolm Turnbull in the Lodge has not worked out as the conspirators…

Australian notes

23 April 2016 9:00 am

Same sex marriage? just give me Democracy There are few conceivable contexts whereby one could say ‘I believe in democracy’…

Australian notes

16 April 2016 9:00 am

Del-Cons? Or Hon-Cons?   When the conspirators met to approve of Malcolm Turnbull and Bill Shorten knifing their respective leaders,…

Australian notes

9 April 2016 9:00 am

Do we really need to pay palestinians to murder?

Australian notes

26 March 2016 9:00 am

Will they or won't they (block supply)?

Australian notes

19 March 2016 9:00 am

Will the GG really call a DD?

Multicultural Notes

12 March 2016 9:00 am

 Good on ya, Assistant Minister! Recently, Craig Laundy, the scion of a distinguished publican family, was appointed Assistant Minister for…

Australian notes

5 March 2016 9:00 am

Jousting over unicorns was not the most fanciful moment in Canberra this month as the Opposition brings forth one fantastically…

Bush notes

27 February 2016 9:00 am

‘Most dynasties are defined and circumscribed by region,’ goes a 2001 op-ed in the Washington Post. ‘The Roosevelts rode as…

Australian notes

20 February 2016 9:00 am

This is the last reshuffle before the election, we promise. No more resignations, no more scandals, no more inter-party warfare.…

Primary notes

30 January 2016 9:00 am

My heart sank when I read the PM arrived in Washington, DC just a few days after I left. God…

Hungarian notebook

2 January 2016 9:00 am

Where better to hold a one-day conference on ‘Islamic Radicalism and the West’ than in the Great Hall of the…