Michael Koziol

Holiday diary

Holidays are a time to abandon the comfort zone and try new things. So when my mate Adam Brereton, an…

On the Contrary

Dame Gina Rinehart — for services to coal transportation, journalistic freedom and family law, we confer upon you this country’s…

On the contrary

I was on the edge of a rather hairy deadline when disaster struck. Tired of being cooped up in an…

On the Contrary

It is welcome news that the government might consider tightening the means test around the seniors’ health card. The card…

On the Contrary

Once again, Labor seems genuinely baffled that there aren’t more votes in propping up dying industries. The (non-existent) canneries and…

On the Contrary

Once upon a time, I liked the boats. I thought the absence of boats to be a lamentable prospect. I…

On the contrary

Last October, the ABC aired two consecutive episodes of its flagship science programme, Catalyst, which claimed the causal link between…

On the contrary

I’ve lost a lot of friends this week. News travels fast and the idea of someone writing a weekly column…

Australia Politics

Draconian Barry

With his tough new laws, the NSW Premier is taking the fun out of Sydney nightlife

CORRECTION Australia Politics

Julia Gillard's myth makers

The historical revisionism around the discredited former PM must end


In praise of people smugglers

Stop attacking a legitimate and morally justified trade

How does Julia sleep?

Gillard is not a tough leader, but a tough politician, as sneaky and ruthless as they come

Cashed-up bogans can take a hike

Not all opinions are, or should be, of equal value

Foreign notes

New York – I arrived three days after Adam Lanza tore the nation’s soul apart, killing his mother and then…

Clive Palmer

Put Palmer in charge

It happened again. Without any measure of irony, an Australian political party has done the exact opposite of what it…

Party politics

Why is NSW’s Liberal government spoiling the good times in Sydney?

Lament of a progressive

The Labor party exhibits a visionless, parochial and backward agenda