February 24 – March 1, 2024
LATEST 26 February, 2024
Firefighters have overnight battled an out-of-control bushfire near Beaufort in Victoria’s west that …
Working from home rights is shaping up to be the next major industrial relations political stoush, with …
Finance Minister Katy Gallagher has reiterated the Australian government’s opposition to an Israeli …
The mother of Alexei Navalny has claimed Russian authorities are “blackmailing” her over the burial …
The coronial inquest into the death of Kumanjayi Walker has resumed, with former NT police constable …
Letters, Cartoon & Editorial
Is Kangaroo Island our Panama? (Karen Middleton, “Money for PNG asylum seekers vanishes amid corruption scandal”, February 17-23) “A contract with ... Paladin Holdings PTE Ltd ... …
Votes for justice
In his assessment of Labor’s prospects for multi-term government, Bill Kelty (“Labor’s way forward”, February 17-23) devotes half a paragraph to a sneering dismissal of the Greens as a …
Director Ethan Coen and editor Tricia Cooke
Drive-Away Dolls – the new film from director Ethan Coen and editor Tricia Cooke – took only a month to shoot but, like their partnership, was a long-term commitment.
German artist Sung Tieu on Lutz Bacher
German artist Sung Tieu’s fascination with the enigmatic artist Lutz Bacher stems from how they create politically charged connections between personal preoccupations and wider structures of power.
“She pulled away. There was something almost too clean about him, as if he had scoured all trace of human biology from his body and replaced it with the scent of unguents and cologne. The hot influx of his breath was the same: clean and minty, but with a whiff of death somewhere beneath it.”
Victoria’s mental health system is dangerous
Victoria’s mental health royal commission has done little to fix a deeply flawed system. As someone who has been traumatised by the available care, the author says the first step towards repair is to value the insights of those with firsthand experience.
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“A false historical narrative is given to subliminally convey the notion that homosexuality was acceptable …”
The far-right politician criticises the Netflix series Alexander: The Making of a God. Men should be able to have sex with their best friend Hephaestion without having a streaming giant (Hephaestion’s nickname) insinuating they were gay.
“If he does not have funds to pay off the judgement, then we will seek judgement enforcement mechanisms in court …”
The New York state attorney-general says she will seize Donald Trump’s assets if he does not pay a US$355 million fraud penalty. Who would have thought it would take the American justice system to prove the existence of karma?
“I think I’m done.”
The Woolworths chief executive walks out of an interview with Four Corners. His share price agreed.
“The journey we’re on will take time …”
The Qantas chief executive delivers her first half-yearly results, showing a 13 per cent fall in net profit. The journey will take time – or be cancelled at the last minute with no explanation.
“It would be a genuine distraction from the true functions that this court has been entrusted to perform.”
The lawyer for Zachary Rolfe explains why his client should not be forced to answer questions that would incriminate him. Distraction is not the word that comes to mind.
“You’re off to Taylor Swift.”
The prime minister gives away concert tickets on radio. Next he’ll be promising lemonade in the bubblers.