Rowan Dean


Shorten comes clean

30 August 2014 9:00 am

The Labor leader clears his name

Sicilian Diary

19 July 2014 9:00 am

Most of my dealings with the mafia — to the best of my knowledge — have been pleasant ones. Visiting…

PM Rudd Holds First Media Conference Since Regaining Leadership

How Kevin Rudd nearly destroyed Labor

5 July 2014 9:00 am

With the release of the ALP’s 2013 election review, it’s safe for the nation’s educators to set the record straight

Dinner party anti-Semitism

14 June 2014 9:00 am

Even otherwise intelligent and normal people will often reveal their hatred over a few glasses of wine

Post-Budget Question Time In Canberra

Europe needs a Tony Abbott

31 May 2014 9:00 am

What Australia can learn from the EU, and vice-versa

Australian Federal Budget Delivered In Canberra

A PR guide to selling a budget

24 May 2014 9:00 am

The problem with the government’s fiscal agenda isn’t that it’s too mean; it’s that it remains too confusing

No laughing matter: Andrew Neil, Joe Hockey and Tom Switzer on the PPL

An extravagant entitlement

3 May 2014 9:00 am

Abbott’s Paid Parental Leave? A self-inflicted disaster

Climate change, the movie

19 April 2014 9:00 am

The latest IPCC trilogy has taken lessons from Hollywood


5 April 2014 9:00 am

I’ve recently rediscovered the lost, forbidden pleasure of the smoko. My earliest memories of enjoying a smoko were back at…


Under the house with Hergé

22 March 2014 9:00 am

Could my signed copy of a famous adventure comic book be worth a king’s ransom?

2014 Australian Of The Year Announced In Canberra

Black armband

8 March 2014 9:00 am

The first ever footy-playing Australian of the Year is ashamed to be an Australian


Satirising anti-Semitism

1 March 2014 9:00 am

Are some subjects too absurd to be made fun of?


An Aussie wolf on Wall Street

8 February 2014 9:00 am

The new movie resonates with Eighties London adland, albeit in a less cartoonish fashion

Rolf Harris faces new allegations

Rolf and Operation Gumtree

25 January 2014 9:00 am

The UK’s favourite Australian: guilty or not guilty?


11 January 2014 9:00 am

‘A bunch of Y-front wearing pansies’ is how one of my conservative friends describes the Abbott government. It’s an interesting…


Speccie scoop: Snowden files in full

4 January 2014 9:00 am

Stolen intelligence files reveal a bewildering history of clandestine Australian high-tech surveillance operations

Notes from a Media tart

14 December 2013 9:00 am

One of the drawbacks of writing for a magazine as esteemed as the Spectator Australia is that you are assumed…


End of McTernanism

7 December 2013 9:00 am

The upshot from the Gonski drama is that Tony Abbott has killed his own inner spin doctor


Confessions of a climate denier

23 November 2013 9:00 am

A mini-tornado hits north Sydney: what on earth can it mean?

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Another clue for you all

9 November 2013 9:00 am

Paul McCartney has released a new album. But it is any good?

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Fire, fire!

26 October 2013 9:00 am

There ain’t much Australia can do to stop global warming

Australia Labor Leadership

Forget ‘Alborten’

12 October 2013 9:00 am

History shows that the opposition leaders who immediately follow their party’s loss of government are doomed

Australia Labor Ladership

How was it for you?

28 September 2013 9:00 am

Losing power can be felt in many ways

Australia's Foreign Minister Kevin Rudd resigns

Where to now for Labor?

14 September 2013 9:00 am

Tony Abbott’s unusual agenda threatens its future

Australia's Foreign Minister Kevin Rudd resigns

The cult of Labor

31 August 2013 9:00 am

Whereas the Libs allow diversity of opinion, the ALP acts like a peculiar, monistic outfit