The Right to Hold a Job Becomes a ‘Benefit’

7th September 2021 Comments (23) Peter Smith Frequent contributor I once wrote an article for Quadrant “Struggling with the Burka.” I used John Stuart Mill’s concept of what liberty looks like to help construct my argument. However much I disliked the burka, defined as the full body, head and face covering, it seemed unsafe toContinue reading “The Right to Hold a Job Becomes a ‘Benefit’”

Nothing to Lose but Chains and Shame

7th September 2021 Comments (18) Stuart Lindsay The first I heard of Quadrant was in the Seventies and that was through a miscellany of liberal journalists’ casual slurs about CIA money and James McAuley’s 1950’s editorship. I reckon it was the Adelaide Advertiser’s resident “foreign affairs” columnist who alerted me, a self-important little bloke calledContinue reading “Nothing to Lose but Chains and Shame”

The ABC and Corruption in High Places

14th June 2021 Comments (2) Keith Windschuttle Editor-in-chiefEditor, Quadrant Magazinekeithwindschuttle@quadrant.org.au Stories of corruption in high places have always been a good drawcard for readers of the news media and it is no surprise that many journalists have a strong appetite for such fare. And because such corruption is usually well covered up, a form ofContinue reading “The ABC and Corruption in High Places”

Why There Were No Stolen Generations (Part Two)

1st January 2010 Comments (0) Keith Windschuttle Editor-in-chiefEditor, Quadrant Magazinekeithwindschuttle@quadrant.org.au [Part One is here…] The Origins of the Myth The empirical underpinnings of Bringing Them Home derived largely from the work of white academic historians. The Human Rights Commission did no serious research of its own into the primary historical sources. Co-authors Ronald Wilson andContinue reading “Why There Were No Stolen Generations (Part Two)”

Why There Were No Stolen Generations (Part One)

1st January 2010 Comments (0) Keith Windschuttle Editor-in-chiefEditor, Quadrant Magazinekeithwindschuttle@quadrant.org.au Most Australians would be taken aback to find that whenever academics in the field of genocide studies discuss history’s worst exam­ples, their own country is soon mentioned. The March 2001 edition of the London-based Journal of Genocide Research indi­cated the com­pany Australia now keeps. ThatContinue reading “Why There Were No Stolen Generations (Part One)”

Bruce Pascoe, Dumped Upon from a Great Height

9th January 2021 Comments (15) Peter O’Brien In a very well researched paper titled ‘Foragers or Farmers: Dark Emu and the Controversy over Aboriginal Agriculture’ published in  Anthropological Forum, ANU academic Dr Ian Keen, has brought some academic rigour to the debate over Bruce Pascoe’s Dark Emu. When I wrote Bitter Harvest, I did notContinue reading “Bruce Pascoe, Dumped Upon from a Great Height”

The ‘Indigenous’ Invasion of Aboriginal Australia

6th January 2021 Comments (11) Patrick McCauley Culture is defined by Wiki as “an umbrella term which encompasses the social behaviour and norms found in human societies, as well as the knowledge, beliefs, arts, laws, customs, capabilities, and habits of the individuals in these groups.”  So you could apply that definition to just about everythingContinue reading “The ‘Indigenous’ Invasion of Aboriginal Australia”

The Presumption and Promotion of Misery

21st November 2020 Comments (0) Anthony Daniels Columnist For many people, especially the educated, the word conservative is a term of derogation, except perhaps in relation to the preservation of giant pandas, carrying with it many negative connotations. Once a person or a policy has been described as conservative, he or it may safely beContinue reading “The Presumption and Promotion of Misery”