Warwick McFadyen is an award-winning journalist with more than 40 years' experience in metropolitan media. He has held senior writing and editing positions with The Age, has won two Walkley Awards and four Quill Awards, and was highly commended in the Keith Dunstan Award for commentary in 2020's Quills. He has published two books of poetry, On Reaching Land’s End and The Life and Times of Mr Agio and Other Poems.
Once more unto the breach of commonsense and science, they come. The anti-vaxxers and anti-maskers. Blinded by ignorance and feverish self-righteousness, it’s a wonder they don’t march off the edge of the flat earth. Continue reading »
A parliamentary report urges the government to work on improving the school curriculum to develop in students ‘‘understanding, empathy, and an openness to diversity’’. It seems the adults in the room also need to learn some lessons. Continue reading »
Which bit was the object of the apology? The misinterpretation, the original sins or the reaction? Continue reading »