Exploring Australia-China history Canberra writer and journalist Rob Macklin has written a highly relevant, timely and utterly riveting book on the intricate relationship between Australia and China. Over the years, I’ve read most of Macklin’s 28 books but this is his best. It’s a cracker. With China established as Australia’s major trading partner, and the Beijing…

Trump presidency spells end of American era President Donald Trump promised at his inauguration seven months ago that he would make “America great again”. Instead, he’s sending it broke. Much of the federal budget debt was inherited from the Democrats who had already approved and allocated colossal spending programmes as part of Hillary Clinton’s election…

American Dream becomes everyone’s nightmare President Donald Trump, his Cabinet, the White House, the Republican Party hierarchy, the Clinton/Obama-led Democratic Party and the mass media are combining to wreck America, the wealthiest and strongest power on earth. Bit-by-bit, day-by-day, blow-by-blow they are taking it down. After just seven months into his four-year presidency, Trump is an…

A stellar crowd of friends gathered at Lucio’s restaurant in Paddington, Sydney, on Saturday 12 August 2017, to welcome Kay Lanceley into the gracious company of octogenarians. She did it in typical style, with much laughter and general gaiety. As very young people might say, the celebration was “awesome”. Kay, widow of the acclaimed artist Colin Lanceley…