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Vale Tim Fischer

31 August 2019 9:00 am

Tim Fischer’s penultimate speech in the House of Representatives was in response to a motion condemning the September 11 terrorist…

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27 July 2019 9:00 am

Ex-Pollie Pedal Maybe it wouldn’t surprise you to know how constrained and routine most MPs’ lives become. It’s day after…

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20 July 2019 9:00 am

Superglued to the Greens The great satirical novelist Evelyn Waugh once catalogued a fictional, remote and newly-converted Christian sect who…

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25 May 2019 9:00 am

Eleven random thoughts Let me start with a bow to those who thought it best to vote for Malcolm Turnbull…

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4 May 2019 9:00 am

Labor’s water hypocrisy  What water scandal? ‘I acted on the recommendations of my department which had conducted an independent, competitive…

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27 April 2019 9:00 am

Golden transparency of surrogacy secrecy?

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13 April 2019 9:00 am

Is it rude to jot down notes at a funeral? It’s a gloriously hot sunny Sydney day and the South…

Running on empty

30 March 2019 9:00 am

If anything happened to disrupt our imports of oil and fuel, such as a blockade of shipping through the South…

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16 March 2019 9:00 am

On academic freedom The dismissal of Tim Anderson from his academic post at the University of Sydney has triggered a…

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2 March 2019 9:00 am

Let’s emulate Jordan Jordan Peterson’s much-hyped performance on Q&A was a model of reasonable discussion. As long as the ABC…

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2 February 2019 9:00 am

For me, at least, this year’s Australia Day was preceded somewhat significantly two days earlier by a vast four page…

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12 January 2019 9:00 am

How on earth can we ensure that 2019 is a more positive and constructive year than the last one? Australia…

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5 January 2019 9:00 am

Students lacking the basics I am a law professor at the University of Queensland, a G8 university and one of…

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15 December 2018 9:00 am

Good trouble I arrive in Australia to feverish talk of a rebellion. There has been a ‘teenage revolt’. A mass…

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1 September 2018 9:00 am

In the hour and a half it took me to drive to Sydney on August 23, I listened to what…

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28 July 2018 9:00 am

Dear Paul   Three major articles by the Australian’s editor-at-large Paul Kelly, and Tony Abbott’s even more major Heritage Foundation…

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30 June 2018 9:00 am

Universities of the closed mind A series of leaked emails reveal the depths of prejudice and groupthink at Australia’s universities.…

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16 June 2018 9:00 am

Western Civ That the Australian National University has rejected funding to establish a Ramsay Centre for Western Civilisation proves how…

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9 June 2018 9:00 am

On Republicanism The spectacle of so many grisly celebrities clustered together at the royal wedding reminded me why I was…

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19 May 2018 9:00 am

Want to know how low the commitment to free speech has sunk these days? About a week ago the White…

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28 April 2018 9:00 am

Bank robbery I am a reformed, recidivist bank robber. I did it the old-fashioned way; by storming into a bank…

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21 April 2018 9:00 am

Sorry seems to be the easiest word I am sorry to have to say this, but I think we all…

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31 March 2018 8:00 am

On tour with Jordan I got the phone call back in January. The man on the other end of the…

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17 March 2018 9:00 am

The feminist revolution is already over. Men lost. International Women’s Day is a day when women of the chattering classes…

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10 February 2018 9:00 am

Turnbull’s 18C on steroids Rahm Emmanuel, one-time Chief of Staff in the Obama Administration, once said: ‘You never let a…