Helen Razer — Writer and broadcaster

Helen Razer

Writer and broadcaster

Helen Razer is a writer whose work appears in The Saturday Paper, Daily Review, SBS Online and Frankie. She has previously worked as a columnist for The Age and The Australian and as a broadcaster for ABC radio.

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The nightmare of anxiety that’s all your fault

The nightmare of anxiety that’s all your fault

October 13, 2015 10

Australia has accepted the watchful eye of the master for so long that we don't know how to do anything else.

Razer: mea culpa, or, how the internet turns you into a fuckwit

October 12, 2015

When everyone on the internet feels that they should have an opinion at all times, things get ugly.

The 2nd Amendment is a terrible idea. But unfettered capitalism is worse.

October 6, 2015 11

Screwing people at the bottom half of income distribution doesn’t actually work to stimulate an economy. Plus, it can be fatal.

Razer: sick to death of Mental As platitudes

Razer: sick to death of Mental As platitudes

October 5, 2015

The ABC is not helping people with mental illness. You know what would help people with mental illness? Actual healthcare.

‘Karen’ the remorseful greenie (and other tales of futile awareness campaigns)

September 29, 2015 22

Advertisers can sell a product to young people with relative ease, but the matter of selling them, or anyone, a message of morality is rather more complex, especially coming from government.

Raining on Turnbull’s lady garden party

Raining on Turnbull’s lady garden party

September 22, 2015 11

Elevating more women to cabinet positions does not actually improve the lot of women in Australia.

The 10 worst moments of Tony Abbott

The 10 worst moments of Tony Abbott

September 15, 2015 17

Was it the patronising misogyny face? The onion? The constant references to the Nazis? Here's how Tony came undone.

How Abbott could go down in history as one of our greatest statesmen

How Abbott could go down in history as one of our greatest statesmen

September 10, 2015 19

Abbott has managed the incredible feat of turning a serenade to the base and an act of unproductive war into significantly increased approval. God help us all.

Razer: there is no light, only death and darkness, and one photo won’t change that

Razer: there is no light, only death and darkness, and one photo won’t change that

September 9, 2015

A heart-wrenching photograph does not allow us to understand the Syrian conflict, because it is the result of a thousand bad, banal decisions, which is a truth we don't want to acknowledge.

This is Abbott’s Dubya moment

This is Abbott’s Dubya moment

September 3, 2015 13

Tony Abbott seems determined to bog Australia down in another war in the Middle East, even though it is bad for Australia and even bad for Abbott himself.