Barry Cohen


Heard the one about me…?

1 November 2014 9:00 am

The greatest ever Australian was never lost for a one-liner

Bush telegraph: get the message

Big smoke vs region

19 July 2014 9:00 am

Go bush young man! Remote towns are more relaxed and comfortable than the inner cities

People hold up banners as they gather to

We’re not the real culprits

31 May 2014 9:00 am

Memo, human rights advocates: stop picking on us


Stop ringing me!

22 March 2014 9:00 am

How does Australia benefit from foreign call centres using Australia as a source of income totalling billions?

History of Apartheid in South Africa

Where were you during apartheid?

14 December 2013 9:00 am

It was the second session of the 27th parliament, 3 March 1970. The House was sitting for the first time…

Caring for your koala

2 March 2013 9:00 am

It’s time for property developers to chip in


Bring ’em back in

12 January 2013 9:00 am

Labor wastes too much talent by getting rid of old hands

Standing at the altar

20 October 2012 9:00 am

The gay community’s march of progress must stop at marriage

Don’t tie me kangaroo down with red tape

10 September 2011 12:00 am

Bureaucrats are no friends of the wildlife conservation movement   

Bushfires are the real emissions problem

30 July 2011 12:00 am

So why is Australia so slow to adopt proven fire detection technology?

No room in Parliament for one of its crippled veterans

9 July 2011 4:00 pm

Life with a cane has turned me into one of those bolshy ‘disabled’ types I once scorned

Fast forward to a Zero Road Toll

16 April 2011 12:00 am

It’s time to stop blaming drivers for road deaths and let engineers do their jobs

The Nervous Nellies could use some of Chifley’s spirit

26 November 2009 12:00 am

Our 16th PM contested his seat ten times over 25 years, but today’s MPs panic after one negative poll, says Barry Cohen

This isn’t Britain: there’s no expenses scandal here

17 June 2009 12:00 am

Hypocritical journalists are going after MPs, but they won’t find the juicy story they’re looking for, says Barry Cohen

An unacceptable ‘sport’

10 June 2009 12:00 am

The Northern Territory’s plan to support crocodile hunting is as nonsensical as it is barbaric, says Barry Cohen

There’s more to opposition than simply opposing

13 May 2009 12:00 am

Malcolm Turnbull’s lack of new ideas keeps the Coalition languishing on the wrong side of the house, says Barry Cohen

Guilty, yes, but entitled to some respect

29 April 2009 12:00 am

Marcus Einfeld’s exemplary public service record has been overlooked in the rush to condemn him, says Barry Cohen

Passport to Hell

1 April 2009 12:00 am

Travelling on government business should make it easy to get a passport — or so Barry Cohen thought

Time to put up or shut up, Mr Costello

18 March 2009 12:00 am

Peter Costello should make his move or let Malcolm Turnbull get on with the job, says Barry Cohen

We owe it to the dead to trial bushfire detection

11 March 2009 12:00 am

Barry Cohen says Australia must look seriously at satellite imaging technology

Job creation works only with community support

25 February 2009 12:00 am

As the government prepares for rising unemployment, Barry Cohen anticipates the usual complaints

The national identity

14 January 2009 12:00 am

As benefits bureaucracy spirals, Barry Cohen calls for a revival of the Hawke government’s Australia Card proposal

Balance population with quality of life

10 December 2008 12:00 am

Barry Cohen questions how many immigrants Australia can accept before its infrastructure starts to suffer

An Aboriginal PM? Get some Aboriginal MPs first

3 December 2008 12:00 am

The parties are dragging their heels while Australia’s Barack Obama goes unrecognised, says Barry Cohen

The Devil’s Number? Not a shred of evidence

22 October 2008 12:00 am

Barry Cohen dismisses cricket pundits’ superstition regarding the number 87