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The Outsider

Back To Basics From The Outsider

June 23, 2014 |

I am leaving Royal Randwick racecourse in Sydney and it’s raining cats and dogs – well horses probably – and having great trouble in finding my car; one in a thousand most of which seem to be silver like the … Read More

Et In Arcadia Ego! From The Outsider

June 16, 2014 |

Well, no not really. This parking Parthenon erected in honour of the motor car is not some Greek idyll but a real-life piece of auto-erectica in Cremorne – a suburb on Sydney’s lower north shore.

What makes it doubly strange … Read More

State of the Union – From the Outsider

March 14, 2012 |

The latest conversation between Julia Gillard and Bob Hawke about the role of the Unions in the Australian Labor Party emphasises how far distant is the current PM from the realities of politics in Australia. We are fed up with … Read More

Black or Blue? From The Outsider

March 14, 2012 |

Forty years ago Enoch Powell MP made his impassioned neo-fascist speech in the UK against the ‘madness’ of allowing thousands of mainly black Immigrants from the old colonies into the country. He foretold ‘rivers of blood’ would flow in a … Read More

Psychotic Capitalism From The Outsider

March 14, 2012 |

The problem about the salaries of top corporate leaders in Australia ($10 million a year or 150 times average earnings) is suggested by today’s report of the Productivity Commission as being a legal or regulatory one.

The worldview which would … Read More

The Tall Copy Syndrome – From The Outsider

March 14, 2011 |

Germaine Greer, who used to be both an Australian and a revolutionary, is at it again. After last week’s lambasting of Richard Neville for his lack of talent, she now turns on Princess Di for being slow witted, sneaky and … Read More