ABC hurts its own case for hosting leaders’ debate

2022-05-02T09:08:12+10:0023 April 2022|Categories: Gerard Henderson's Weekly Column, Uncategorized|Tags: |

On the morning after Sky News’ people’s forum on Wednesday, ABC Radio National presenter Patricia Karvelas expressed concern that the first leaders’ debate in this year’s federal election campaign had not been shown on free-to-air television. She had in mind, in particular, the ABC. Karvelas made it clear that she spoke on behalf of some [...]

How independent are candidates if they have hidden past links to the Labor Party?

2022-05-02T09:04:54+10:0016 April 2022|Categories: Gerard Henderson's Weekly Column, Uncategorized|Tags: |

In the fog of political warfare that prevailed during the first week of the 2022 election campaign, two voices spoke with utmost clarity. Namely, film producer Jo Dyer and former Liberal Party prime minister John Howard. Dyer is running as an independent for the Adelaide-based seat of Boothby, currently held by the ­Liberal Party. She [...]

LESSONS FROM THE PELL CASE:  TWO YEARS AFTER THE HIGH COURT DECISION – GERARD HENDERSON

2022-05-18T15:29:29+10:008 March 2022|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: , , |

The long running events surrounding the accusations, criminal charges, trials, imprisonment, appeals and eventual exoneration of Australia’s Cardinal George Pell have been extensively covered both in the media and in court documents. However, only with the unanimous judgement of the full bench of the High Court of Australia, in favour of George Pell, could the [...]

Lessons From the Pell Case – Two Years After the High Court Decision

2022-03-08T16:07:28+11:0022 February 2022|Tags: , , |

Speakers: Frank Brennan SJ - Author of Observations on The Pell Proceedings Monica Doumit - Director, Public Affairs & Engagement, Archdiocese of Sydney & columnist with The Catholic Weekly. Gerard Henderson - Author of Cardinal Pell, The Media Pile-on & Collective Guilt Topic:Lessons From the Pell Case - Two Years After the High Court Decision Date/Time: Tuesday 8 March [...]

Lessons From the Pell Case – Two Years After the High Court Decision [Zoom]

2022-03-08T16:10:10+11:0022 February 2022|Tags: , , |

Speakers: Frank Brennan SJ - Author of Observations on The Pell Proceedings Monica Doumit - Director, Public Affairs & Engagement, Archdiocese of Sydney & columnist with The Catholic Weekly. Gerard Henderson - Author of Cardinal Pell, The Media Pile-on & Collective Guilt Topic: Lessons From the Pell Case - Two Years After the High Court Decision Date/Time: Tuesday 8 [...]

ARM’s choice for republic looks like a model of failure

2022-01-31T10:20:37+11:0028 January 2022|Categories: Gerard Henderson's Weekly Column|Tags: |

If anyone has doubts about whether to support the Australian choice model for an Australian republic, proposed by the Australian Republic Movement, they would be well advised to listen to last Wednesday’s Late Night Live program on ABC Radio National. Phillip Adams was in the presenter’s chair and one of his guests was ARM chairman [...]

We’re no laughing stock … we’re the envy of the world

2022-01-24T09:23:54+11:0024 January 2022|Categories: Gerard Henderson's Weekly Column|Tags: |

Groan. It’s around that time of the year again, in the lead-up to Australia Day, when some self-­important members of the citizenry feel the need to publicly declare that they are embarrassed and/or ashamed to be Australian. Until recent times, this faux breast-beating came primarily from the alienated left-wing intelligentsia. Invariably, they were well-educated and [...]

Sydney Festival boycott over Israel funding makes for strange bedfellows

2022-01-17T08:55:03+11:0014 January 2022|Categories: Gerard Henderson's Weekly Column|Tags: |

If I was a young gay man, I would be disturbed to know that the Islamists who control Hamas in Gaza regard me as a “bestie”. But this is the fate that has befallen Australian comedian Tom Ballard, who identifies with the LGBTQI+ movement in Australia. On January 4, Nine journalist Garry Maddox reported that [...]

ABC turns a blind eye to attack on Old Parliament House

2022-01-11T09:01:58+11:007 January 2022|Categories: Gerard Henderson's Weekly Column|Tags: |

It speaks volumes for the ABC that one of its key current affairs programs has discussed the first anniversary of the Capitol building riot in the US but ignored the alleged arson attack on Old Parliament House in Canberra on December 30 last year. On Radio National Breakfast last Thursday, presenter Hamish Macdonald interviewed Mick [...]

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