Tony Abbott’s great mentor left him with a squandered boom and a tax system that may yet destroy his government.
Martin McKenzie-Murray chronicles the year, from spirited victories on the sports field to the final moments of the Sydney siege and what followed.
For me, this was not a terrorist incident. There was no co-ordinated media plan, no clear message, no obvious outcome the gunman was seeking.
How did the extravagant life of Melbourne interior designer Stuart Rattle end with his murder by partner Michael O’Neill?
Abbott says he’s looking for answers on how the hostage taker slipped below the radar. Just as urgent politically is to find an answer to the toxicity poisoning his government at the top.
Russian rouble falls; rupiah slide hits Golkar chairman; poor polls for Shinzō Abe; gun lobbyist weighs in on siege.
Please note that this is the final edition of The Saturday Paper for 2014. Our first edition in the new year will be January 24.
Kate Champion’s final work with Force Majeure features a cast of big-bodied dancers, busting myths while busting moves.
An exclusive short story by four-times winner of the Miles Franklin Award Tim Winton.
Christmas comes but once a year – and with it an almighty spread.
Selections from a year in print.
Selections from the year in print.
Diarist-at-large Richard Ackland flys about the nation.
Timothy Spall embodies Turner in a virtuosic performance of an artist in pursuit of the ethereal and elemental.
The scars of the 2011 earthquake remain apparent, but Christchurch’s heart is beating strongly once more thanks to innovative projects.
She thought she'd been nice, but maybe she'd been naughty. Why else would Santa refuse to see our writer?
Wild Oats XI skipper Mark Richards on why he loves wild oceans but dreams of perfect race conditions.
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