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Letters & Editorial
Senate result helps Abbott
Sophie Morris’s article (“WA and the art of ‘schmoozing’ ”, April 5-11) reveals two dilemmas for both the government and the new-look senate that may provide good …
Acclaimed filmmaker Wim Wenders and Australian philosopher Mary Zournazi have spent a decade exploring the visual and moral language for peace.
With the edict ‘waste not, want not’, an eco warrior turns the dream of sustainability into reality.
What happens when an innately suspicious traveller heads to a city renowned for peril with her eternally optimistic husband?
Blast! Seven years’ weight training burnt off in the three-week adrenalin flow of the job.
The former NSW premier curses in his diary as, now foreign minister, he buys protein powder to bulk up. Earlier, he had been stung by Nancy Kissinger’s aside: “My God, you’re skinny.”
Popped two Normison to smother the excitement.
The civil war enthusiast on dropping sleeping tablets to pull himself together after Henry Kissinger invited him to the exclusive Bohemian Grove encampment. Carr was so buzzed he thought they were talking about a remounted operetta.
My ambition: to have a concave abdomen defined by deep-cut obliques.
The senator celebrates a breakfast of carrot juice, omelette, lentils, salad and salmon – “no bread, no croissant”.
I have more energy than sixteen gladiators.
The amateur historian employs the standard metric for diplomatic stamina.
The South Korean minister wins my award for best tie: a lime-green Hermès for which I would ransack any airport store.
The noted dandy lets his mind drift at the ASEAN Regional Forum in Phnom Penh.
Yes, I had stepped into this narrative, though only briefly … Yes, it was history.
The suddenly former foreign minister muses on his contribution, his government now fallen, a spray of Russian pines out the window beyond him.