Topic archives: Guy Rundle

Animal slaughter: the world isn’t all about us

July 1, 2011 11

There was something slightly obscene about a majority of Australians -- bogans and latte sippers united -- reaction to the clear brutality in some Indonesian slaughterhouses.

IPA: ‘we have not been missing in action’

June 30, 2011 8

IPA has been the leading advocate for the centre-right in Australia to be more libertarian, in both economic and social spheres, writes James Paterson, associate editor of the Institute of Public Affairs’ Review.

Bigger problems in the nanny state than cig packs

June 29, 2011 15

As a consumer society encourages the reality and perception of cultural disarray -- from sexting to obesity -- the state takes over control of life that would once have been the preserve of cultural norms or the individual conscience.

Rundle: shepherds, portents and Europe face-to-face in Athens

June 21, 2011 8

Weeks after it began, the world's press has started to pay attention to the real story in Greece -- the continued refusal of the people of Greece to accept the conditions going with it.

The frightening automation of Planet Manchester

May 25, 2011 8

We have always known that -- we, who think about such things, anyway -- but the implicit assumption has always been that automation would come to industry first.

Rundle: UK polls, clan do in Scotland and a beetroot lemonade first

May 5, 2011 9

Outside of a full-bore general election, it's about as heavy an official political moment as you could get in the UK -- and at least one result has the potential for enormous repercussions.

Rundle: a boringly genuine marriage

April 29, 2011 40

Our Kate is no Diana, although the eating disorder appears to be coming along nicely.

Rundle: Wow. News of the World hacking scandal explodes

Rundle: Wow. News of the World hacking scandal explodes

April 11, 2011 9

The whole scandal has blown up mere weeks after News was given the go-ahead to take a controlling interesting in Sky Broadcasting.

Extreme, maybe, but how much can the Greens stand for?

April 8, 2011 28

The ethical core of Green politics is that collectively and democratically, people should have control over those parts of human existence that are intrinsically shared and universal.

Fantasies of multiculturalism, ordinariness and Ozstalgie

April 6, 2011 8

The one thing the Australian public will never be presented with is the real choice -- do you want genuine community control over immigration policy, levels and source (a process that would generate an answer liked by neither left nor right)?