Michael Koziol

Australian diary

17 October 2015 9:00 am

Abu Dhabi is not a place anyone should go voluntarily – which, in retrospect, made my presence there all the…

Holiday diary

10 January 2015 9:00 am

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

On the Contrary

29 March 2014 9:00 am

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

On the contrary

22 March 2014 9:00 am

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

On the Contrary

15 March 2014 9:00 am

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

On the Contrary

22 February 2014 9:00 am

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

15 February 2014 9:00 am

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

On the contrary

8 February 2014 9:00 am

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

On the contrary

1 February 2014 9:00 am

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

25 January 2014 9:00 am

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

CORRECTION Australia Politics

Julia Gillard's myth makers

21 September 2013 9:00 am

The historical revisionism around the discredited former PM must end


In praise of people smugglers

10 August 2013 9:00 am

Stop attacking a legitimate and morally justified trade

How does Julia sleep?

30 March 2013 9:00 am

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

Cashed-up bogans can take a hike

19 January 2013 9:00 am

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

Foreign notes

29 December 2012 9:00 am

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

17 November 2012 9:00 am

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

Party politics

8 September 2012 6:00 am

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

Lament of a progressive

19 May 2012 10:00 am

The Labor party exhibits a visionless, parochial and backward agenda