Read

News

Rudd’s backbench role in the Manus Island crisis

“On this occasion the centre has not been destroyed, the centre will be able to resume operations as it has this morning. Breakfast has been served.”

The death of Reza Barati last week had its beginnings on the Labor backbenches, where Kevin Rudd was plotting his return as leader.

News

Read

News

Rosie Batty’s public sorrow

The death of 11-year-old Luke Batty at the hands of a violent father sent shockwaves through the nation. The boy’s mother speaks out.

Read

News

Government considers PBS cutbacks

“Often it’s the preventative medicines people stop using … my concern is we are going to end up with a lot more people in hospital. — ANNA KEMP”

Will the Abbott government adopt harsh recommendations to stem the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme’s bleeding?

Read

News

Biennale of Sydney patron Luca Belgiorno-Nettis under fire

“The Biennale of Sydney and long-time arts benefactor Luca Belgiorno-Nettis are embroiled in a controversy not of their own making.”

The Biennale of Sydney and long-time arts benefactor Luca Belgiorno-Nettis are embroiled in a controversy not of their own making, and the event hasn’t even started.

Read

Business

ASIC roundtable considers director’s trades

ASIC governance roundtable; David Jones’s board; Half-yearly results up

Read

News

Fiona Nash denies conflict of interest for chief of staff

A star rating system designed to help obese Australians lose weight appears an unhealthy distraction for the Coalition.

Read

World

Tony Abbott and the Trans-Pacific Partnership

Demystifying the TPP; Abbott’s labo(u)r man in Washington; life after SBY.

Opinion

Read
Read

Opinion

Richard Flanagan
Australia’s boat people crisis

“Outside of the ruins of Aleppo and the wastes of Grozny, to say nothing of the sorrowful boulevards of Pyongyang, few places in the world have known such ongoing misery as the once happy lands of the western Sydneysider.”

Read

Opinion

Malcolm Turnbull
Malcolm Turnbull on news media’s struggles

“The art of journalism still has a mystical currency.”


An insider’s outside view

A new podcast from Schwartz Media

Join Richard Denniss, The Australia Institute’s chief economist, as he tackles Australia’s most important political and economic issues in a new weekly podcast.

Find The Lucky Country on iTunes or wherever you get your podcasts.

Letters & Editorial

Cartoon

Read
Read

Editorial
The Saturday Paper’s launch edition

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

Culture

Culture

Australian theatre’s enfant terrible Simon Stone

His father’s death at an early age left playwright and stage director Simon Stone fragile and fearful. But he's all the stronger for it.

Culture

Blue Is the Warmest Colour

Obsession is ready for its close-up in this poignant tale of potent desire and despair.

Culture

IVO day at Melbourne’s Children’s Court

A tireless worker toils for those with no money and no voice.

Food

Read

Food

Autumn salads

Two salads full of rich autumnal colour.

Life

Read

Property

Tessa Blazey and Steven Blick’s Northcote conversion

A canny conversion combines with a creative couple’s treasures – and the result is simply heavenly.

Read

Life

Australian designers Discount Universe hit the jackpot

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

Read

Sport

Bloods brother: Adam Goodes, 34, AFL player

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

Books

Read

David Malouf
A First Place

Read

Joyce Carol Oates
Carthage

Read

Quotes

MEDIA

“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.

MONSTERS

“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.

WORLD

“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.

LOVE

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.

POLICE

“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.

FRUIT

“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.