John Birmingham is an author, a columnist and a journalist. His books include He Died With a Felafel in His Hand and Leviathan: The Unauthorised Biography of Sydney.
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The coming storm
Out of work in a land of plenty
A righteous certainty
Paul Toohey’s ‘The Killer Within’
In the dark?
The same dirty old energy
In February of 2004, as south-east Queensland sweated through a fourth year of drought, a small piece of Melbourne’s inner-city culture broke off and floated north to the grimy but groovy inner-city Brisbane suburb of West End. Think St Kilda of ten …
Now who’s ‘The One’? Kerry Stokes: the fun begins at Seven
Deserve’s got nothing to do with it
Kim Beazley has been charming mall-goers. And getting angry. And developing a knack for snappy one-liners. Is it too late?
The doc, the vet, the matrons
Brendan Nelson, John Howard’s education minister, did a funny thing a while back. Funny strange, that is, not funny ha-ha. He apologised to an opponent. Even stranger was the choice of enemy upon whom he bestowed this rare benevolence: Tony Windsor, …
So happy we could scream
Still comfortable but relaxed no more in John Howard’s Australia
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