I don’t think the mufti did any harm, just as I don’t think he can contribute greatly [to social cohesion]. He has not the power to damage or contribute.
A controversial figure, Australia’s Grand Mufti is of more importance to The Daily Telegraph than he is to many Muslims.
The most compelling argument is the common law entitlement to an access to courts, and the minister is interfering in this.
Victoria’s Supreme Court will decide if Peter Dutton is wrongly depriving a man on a bridging visa of the right to a fair trial.
Is developing a driverless car industry the answer to South Australia’s unemployment crisis, or a harbinger of far greater job losses across the nation?
Perhaps the aim was to be something like un petit nuage – the phrase the French use with regards to milk in tea. A little cloud of something good.
We have almost the reverse of the situation that occurred under Abbott, which was very little communication. And now we’re probably on the verge of having more than we need.
Turnbull may be cruising ahead in the polls but it’s not all smooth sailing as the PM navigates a messy senate and internal tensions.
As Timor-Leste continues its dispute with Australia over oil and gas resources, the tiny nation risks blowing its budget on a giant white elephant.
While some in the party frame the contrary positions on national security as healthy policy debate, the view of that argument is pretty blunt. It was put to me as follows: ‘Bullshit.’
Russia under increasing fire; Thailand’s human rights wrongs.
In honour of his disappeared father, artist Dadang Christanto holds forth the memory of Indonesia’s 1965 massacres, despite considerable personal risk.
Diarist-at-large Richard Ackland flys about the nation.
MTC falls short in its one-man deconstructive tribute to the incomparable Barbra Streisand.
The fresh flavours of grilled quail with green mango salad.
Small craft-based businesses lead the revival of a sun-bleached early ’70s classic – crocheted swimwear.
Can Australia counter its soaring obesity rates by removing hidden subsidies on soft drinks?
Phil Glendinning steps off the pub stage to chat about tracking down Australia’s refouled refugees.
How an Australia Post courier got signed by the Nissan GT Academy.
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