Essays For Australia Volume 2

Australia’s Two Nations

March 7, 2023|

By Rick BrownIn 1999, Australia conducted its largest taxpayer-funded focus group – the referendum on a republic. Voting in the referendum was compulsory with 95.1 per cent of Australians eligible to vote doing so. In contrast, the 2017 Australian Marriage Law Postal Survey, which had optional voting, had a 79.5 [...]

That’s How It Was

March 6, 2023|

By Rocco LoiaconoI think I would have been around ten years-old when I watched the film ‘Ladri di biciclette’, known in English as ‘Bicycle Thieves’ or ‘The Bicycle Thief’.Produced and directed by Vittorio De Sica, it was made in 1948 and is set in Rome just after the end of [...]

Their Fiery Cross Of Union

March 3, 2023|

By John RoskamTheir Fiery Cross of Union’ is a brilliant book and one of the most important works of Australian history to appear in recent years. It is deeply insightful, beautifully written, and succeeds in making forgettable and forgotten politicians interesting. It’s both scholarly and entertaining.In 1890s Australia, federation was [...]

The Destruction Of Australian History

March 3, 2023|

By Brianna McKee In 2017 Australia’s oldest university, The University of Sydney launched what it described as a ‘brand campaign’ to advertise itself to potential students and donors. The campaign was called ‘Unlearn’. According to the university it had ‘reimagined the way we teach, so our students can reimagine [...]

Unifying An Immigrant Nation

December 24, 2022|

By Dr Tanveer Ahmed According to last year’s census for the first time in Australia’s history more than half our population was either born overseas or had an overseas-born parent. Australia has the second-highest proportion of foreign born residents in the developed world (after Luxembourg). In the United States 13.6 [...]

Reflections On The 2022 Election

November 9, 2022|

By John Roskam The 2022 federal election ended eight and a half years of what was, in general, a mediocre Coalition government. I say 'in general' because the two years of Tony Abbott's prime ministership were the exception. Abbott promised to do three key things - 'axe the [carbon] [...]

Telling The Truth

November 9, 2022|

By Jacinta Nampijinpa Price 'When you want to help people, you tell them the truth. When you want to help yourself, you tell them what they want to hear.' That's one of my favourite quotes from Thomas Sowell, the great American writer and thinker. Sowell grew up in segregated North [...]