Waleed Aly: Fact or fiction?

Yesterday, the cartoonist and author, Paul Zanetti penned a rather interesting piece concerning media darling and host of Channel 10's the Project,  Waleed Aly, on the Adam Goodes saga. Zanetti notes that Aly is a master...

Saint Cecil

In breaking news, unverified reports from the Congo indicate that Cecil the lion has appeared in the skies over a remote village. One resident, speaking via a scratchy Skype connection, likened the manifestation of...

Buying into the Cecil controversy

I want to start by making it clear that I don’t understand, at all, why anyone would want to ritually kill a magnificent wild animal like a lion, or an elephant, or a feral...

Swans chairman: Adam Goodes booers like rape victim blamers

The dizzying and absurd heights of the Adam Goodes saga continues... When you thought that this saga couldn't escalate any further, the chairman of the Sydney Swans, Andrew Pridham, has branded the actions of booers...

Johnson quits cricket – cites English crowds’ taunts – branded racist

Australian fast bowler Mitchell Johnson has announced his retirement today, effective immediately, citing the merciless ribbing he receives from British fans every time he takes the field. After a particularly horrendous Test match at...

Weekend in depth: The Church of the Closed Mind

“When a man stops believing in God he doesn't then believe in nothing, he believes anything.” G.K. Chesterton. The famous quote from G.K. Chesterton may be too pejorative for some, and does not always ring...

Climate change oxymorons and ad hominems

"Are there any phrases in today’s political lexicon more obnoxious than “the science is settled” and climate-change deniers'?" John Steele Gordon, writing for the Wall Street Journal asks this very question. For anyone who is frustrated...

Conservative women in leadership

The witch hunt against the Speaker of the House of Representatives has reached a new level of shrillness over the last few weeks with the unfolding of the Bronny chopper affair. The chartering of the...

Food for thought: Leftists violently winging it (as usual)

Yesterday in Docklands, Melbourne (which at a state and federal level are represented by The Greens) we saw the typical Socialist Alternative dregs engaged in yet more violence. The “protest” was against Federal Education...

Student Totalitarians

God help us if these student totalitarians ever get near real power before they have grown up - it will be the Gulag, or worse, for Christopher Pyne, after they have publicly burned his...

People die: Cameron criticised for using a word.

Hundreds of thousands of migrants have flooded Europe in recent years, in a perfect storm of Middle East conflict, opportunistic people smugglers, and the collapse of the collective will of Europe to police its...

Is the world going crazy?

Permit me to share a personal confession: I feel like the world is going crazy. Perhaps it has always been, and I've only just realised. I started to notice a new kind of craziness in early 2014...

Hypocrites and Opportunists

Not to be outdone by the Greens, Victorian Trades Hall Council (the Unions) are now joining the chorus of sanctimonious types lecturing everyone else over the Adam Goodes controversy. The Union campaign takes the...

Food for thought: Fracking Farmers

Agriculture, without question, is one of those virtuous works that have helped shape Australia. Australians' right to farm is an absolute necessity, because without food we are dead. In my home-state of Victoria we have...

Bad sports

It has been widely noted over the past week that the Adam Goodes booing saga has exposed the nasty truth that the average football fan is a boorish racist. Goodes is not the first...

Landslide in Nepal

Up to 20 people were killed today (our time) by a landslide following heavy rainfall in Nepal. The mountain nation is home to some of the poorest people in the world. In the past,...

A subtle and insidious racism

On Tuesday, the Guardian's Celeste Liddle made light of Adam Goodes' "imaginary" and "invisible" spear which he threw into the "general direction of the crowd" on that fated day, earlier this year. Liddle mocks Goodes stating: "there...

Food For Thought: In defence of the Speaker

Say what you like about The Honourable Bronwyn Bishop (the 29th Speaker of the Australian House of Representatives) but I think she is absolutely brilliant. At the moment everyone is wanting to slam the Speaker...

What is up with Amnesty International?

What on earth is up with Amnesty International? This once highly respected organisation continues to fail to speak out against some of the worst human rights violations, and is now tipped to make a decision...

Maximus Goodius Dividesus, and the Roman mob

From time to time the emperor, Caesar, deluded himself that he commanded absolute power in Rome. So too did the Senate, that patently unrepresentative body who presumed to rule Rome also before the emperors,...