Phillip Knightley, master craftsman of newspaper journalism, leaves a legacy of accuracy, independence and getting stuck into the rich and privileged … Mainstream media straining for rebirth of fascism … Why media got Austria so wrong …. Time to fight for the ABC Personal tribute to my captain Phillip George Knightley, newspaper journalist par excellence,…

A farewell tribute to Cuba’s President Castro … ABC moralists prompt “no platforming” of dead painter Donald Friend …Trump V Clinton: war goes on … Women pollies break Euro-ceiling … Guest contributor Judith White writes: This Sunday, in Cuba’s easternmost city Santiago, Fidel Castro will be buried in the Santa Ifigenía cemetery. When I was there last…

Liberal Party’s anti-Turnbull saboteurs recruit two Labor identities … Israeli defence strategist suggests “soft” approach to ISIS … Media on course of self-destruction … Great Crashing Bores continued … Tony Abbott’s poisonous campaign to destroy Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull has recruited two new allies – former Labor prime minister Kevin Rudd and former Labor spin…

  Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull faces political death from the scorpion stings of Tony Abbott … Greyhound racing falsifies support … Demand Buck Palace releases Gough Whitlam dossier … Nobel Prize winners march for Palestine … My draft list of future plebiscites … George Brandis at Festival of Dangerous Ideas … Great Crashing Bores cont….

Why Scientology enjoys hidden protection from Oz politicians …Senator Nick Xenophon is the sole exception … how Rupert Murdoch became scientology’s public enemy No 1 … Israel’s nuclear arsenal revealed … Great Crashing Bores continued …. US cult’s dream run in Oz SOUTH Australian Senator Nick Xenophon this week launched “Fair Game – The incredible…

When the NSW government first proposed to transfer the Powerhouse Museum from Ultimo on the fringe of Darling Harbour to Parramatta in western Sydney it was greeted with widespread approval. To many citizens it made perfect sense to elevate public culture in the arts-starved western suburbs. Another point of attraction was the proposed funding arrangement:…

England out of European Cup and European Union … David Cameron barricaded in No 10 … Tories deflect blame onto Labour’s Jeremy Corbyn … Germany goes multicultural … Great Bores continued … Brexit debacle followed by European Cup humiliation It took a mere three days before England suffered the first backlash from its referendum vote…

Graphic designer, photographer, collector and writer David King dedicated most of his adult life to celebrating the Russian Revolution of 1917. He produced books, curated exhibitions and organised seminars to present the Bolshevik-led revolution with primary-sourced accuracy and captivating images. While bourgeois art moved inexorably towards commercialism, the cult of celebrity and modish post-modern fantasia,…