Essays For Australia2023-04-21T11:51:00+10:00

Essays For Australia

The purpose of Essays for Australia is to explain and defend the values that have created the Australian way of life – democracy, egalitarianism, and freedom in all its dimensions.

The Genius Of Patrick White

March 7, 2023|

By Peter CravenPatrick White is far and away the greatest writer Australia has ever produced in any medium and not to take stock of this would be a very sad thing indeed.It’s only a couple of generations ago when the penny dropped that White, a toff of pastoralist stock who turned in his latter days into a raging lefty, was [...]

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 per cent participation rate.The result of the republic referendum was [...]

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 the Second World War. By the mid-1950s much of the [...]

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 what climate change is today. It sounded worthy, it was [...]

Plagued: Australian’s Two Years Of Hell – The Inside Story

March 3, 2023|

By John RoskamIn April 2022, a month before the federal election Gideon Rozner, the Director of Policy at the Institute of Public Affairs, was a guest on the ABC’s Q+A program. When asked about the legacy of Scott Morrison as Prime Minister, Rozner stated: My concern is what Scott Morrison has done to the Liberal Party and to liberalism, [...]

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 the world.’ The campaign demonstrates that while we’ve all [...]