If this was the PM’s finest hour, I’d hate to see his worst
It’s a measure of Malcolm Turnbull’s precarious position and lacklustre performance that some are calling his now-public conversation with a newly elected...
Why Amber Sherlock was partly right, mostly wrong
As the Nine Network investigated who leaked the Amber Sherlock video, the rest of Australia – and a good chunk of the world...
Politicians’ expenses: Less self-service, more public service, thanks
In an interview published just after his 90th birthday last year, celebrated sociologist Zygmunt Bauman pointed to a crisis in democracy because of...
James Hird’s health: Enough is enough, ok?
In the midst of all the sadness surrounding the latest sorry twist in the James Hird saga, it was hard not to...
Price is right: The Project panellist was treated harshly
In the days since the election of Donald Trump, US media and pollsters have been searching their souls – those who have them...
Leonard Cohen enters the tower of song
About a fortnight ago a colleague asked me what I thought of Bob Dylan winning the 2016 Nobel Prize for literature. Without...
Why Alan Rickman’s final film deserves a bigger audience
The late actor's final project is confronting and brilliant, which might be its biggest downfall.
Mayday! The perils of toddlers at 30,000 feet
Follow our travel tips and you may just avoid the horror of a long haul flight.
Malcolm Turnbull’s contagious secret weapon
Bruce Guthrie dissects Malcolm Turnbull’s 100-watt grin and decides there’s more to it than meets the eye.
Dutton should stop singing from the old song sheet
ANALYSIS: The govt shouldn't expect the friendly News Corp treatment from everyone.