President Trump’s visit to terror central – Saudi Arabia and Israel … Our black mob entitled to recognition … Where is James Packer? … Sam Dastyari: creation of a myth … Catholics stiff-arm Liberals for more money … Guide to getting a mine in Queensland Trump spreads arms largesse US President Donald Trump’s lecture to…

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Cory Bernardi embraces political oblivion … Mr Harbourside Mansion makes vitriolic attack on Mr Billionaire Poodle … The Rise of Trumpism: A lesson from history … Who wants to be a Roman Catholic? … In praise of a health crusader …Author Kate Grenville writes anti-perfume book … Adelaide’s village idiot Senator Cory Bernardi made headlines…

“Panama” Malcolm Turnbull flounders in first week of federal election campaign … Tony Abbott’s political ambitions on heat again … More howlers from George Christiansen, the most obnoxious MP in Canberra … Rupert Murdoch’s Terrorgraph backs “our Albo”… Why UK socialists should vote to remain in EU on June 23 Turnbull’s muddled start Rupert Murdoch’s…

Tony Abbott, aka The Mad Monk, has positioned himself as PM-in-exile and adopted a sick-minded agenda to poison political debate and destabilise his successor, Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull. He launched the campaign this week with two “exclusives”: in Rupert Murdoch’s Sydney Daily Telegraph and on his Sky News, a demented Oz version of the media…

I walked through Sydney’s Martin Place on Wednesday, June 3, the day after vandals smashed windows of the Lindt Café, the scene of the fatal siege last December. The footpath was crowded with television cameras, photographers, tourists and rubber-neckers. People were taking “selfies” with the café as a backdrop. In their own way, so was…

Who’s speaking here? “We are a free and fair nation. But that doesn’t mean we should let bad people play for us for mugs, and all too often they have. Well, that’s going to stop.” Amazingly, it was the Mad Monk speaking during his weekly broadcast, a PR concept he’s borrowed from the White House….

Terry Moran AC was secretary of the Department of Prime Minister and Cabinet in Canberra from March 2008 to September 2011 during the turbulent chaos of Kevin Rudd and his successor Julia Gillard. Trained in nation-building and policy execution, Moran found himself managing a political crisis desk for politicians trying to survive the relentless pathological…