March 1-7, 2014


Immigration Minister Scott Morrison fronts the press after Barati’s death.


Rosie Batty faces the media within a day of her only child’s murder in Tyabb, south-east of Melbourne.
Embattled Fiona Nash makes a point at Senate estimates this week.
Jakarta’s popular governor Joko Widodo, the frontrunner to succeed SBY as Indonesia’s president.


Letters, Cartoon & Editorial


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The Saturday Paper’s launch edition

Introducing a newspaper for a country more serious than it is often credited with being.


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Autumn salads

Two salads full of rich autumnal colour.


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David Malouf
A First Place

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Joyce Carol Oates

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James Brown
Anzac’s Long Shadow


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Tessa Blazey and Steven Blick’s Northcote conversion


Heavily embellished showpieces feature in Discount Universe’s ‘‘ARTI$ANAL’’ range.


Australian designers Discount Universe hit the jackpot

While other labels scrabble to gain 'celebrity cool', two young Aussie designers have hit the $$ jackpot.

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Bloods brother: Adam Goodes, 34, AFL player

Adam Goodes, Australian of the Year and two-time Brownlow Medallist, talks about injury, education and family.

The Quiz

1. Which colour in the CMYK model does the ‘k’ stand for?
2. Is Bay of Islands located on New Zealand’s north-west, north-east, south-east or south-west coast?
3. Who was chancellor of Germany (West Germany, then reunited Germany) from 1982 to 1998? (Bonus points for naming the year construction of the Berlin Wall began and the year it was demolished.)
4. What is the largest and heaviest of the world’s living reptiles?
5. What is the name for Scottish new year celebrations?
6. Name the Dutch graphic artist who is best known for his often mathematically inspired artworks, including Convex and Concave (1955) and Waterfall (1961)?
7. In tennis singles, how many Australian players are ranked in the WTA and ATP top 50?
8. Who wrote the nonsense poem Jabberwocky?
9. Name Australia’s Attorney-General?
10. True or false? Meryl Streep has had more Oscar nominations than all the other 2014 Best Actress nominees (Amy Adams, Cate Blanchett, Sandra Bullock and Judi Dench) combined?

Click through for answers.



“I don’t think anybody, me included, knew it was illegal.”

Rebekah Brooks

The former News of the World editor expresses in court her surprise that hacking into people’s private communications, secretly and without permission, might be against the law. She nevertheless felt headline-worthy “shock and horror” that her newspaper hacked Milly Dowler’s phone.


“Qantas is an 800-pound gorilla and if we do this we will turn it into a Godzilla.”

Teresa GambaroThe Coalition MP issues a stark warning to anyone approaching the national carrier with a debt guarantee. Her comments on Japanese horror and basic evolution are inadvertent.


“If you consider Kalashnikov-toting people in black masks who are roaming Kiev to be the government, then it will be hard for us to work with that government.’’

Dmitry Medvedev The Russian Prime Minister speaks after the overthrow of Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych, preferring the Kalashnikov-toting people in black masks of the old government to the new one.


I’m not seeing anyone, not dating anyone, I haven’t got the hots for anyone.”

Shane WarneThe spin bowler confirms his relationship with actress Liz Hurley has broken down. He denies, however, a champagne and roses tryst with underwear millionaire Michelle Mone.


“As a lawyer, will you please do your job and demand some accountability from the AFP.”

Bruce McWilliamSeven West Media’s commercial director fires off a friendly note to Attorney-General George Brandis, voicing concern at an AFP raid on Channel Seven offices looking for evidence the network paid Schapelle Corby $2 million for an interview.


“We have put the word out. As you can imagine, the big mango is very important for the community. We haven’t received any leads at all.”

Daryl Hudson The Whitsundays marketing and development manager raises concern over the theft of Bowen’s big mango. The attraction was recovered in a nearby paddock with a fast-food chain implicated in the stunt.