April 19 – 25, 2014
Barry O’Farrell’s resignation after misleading ICAC
Letters, Cartoon & Editorial
Packer’s smoky empire
“What James Packer wants, James Packer tends to get” (Mike Seccombe, “The Crown prince of Sydney Harbour”, April 12-18). A prime example of this is Packer’s plan …
Navy boats built to act
John Birmingham’s article (“The boats that really stopped”, April 12-18) perpetuates the myth that RAN vessel design and construction standards are higher than those for commercial vessels. …
Mastering the age-old traditions of aioli and mayonnaise
The imprints of the beginning of our universe
An incredible discovery finally offers evidence of how the Big Bang gave birth to our universe.
Despite the regal appearance of spring flowering bulbs, their simple cultivation makes them a common pleasure.
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“I suspect George’s first word might be bilby. Only because koala is harder to say.”
The Duke of Cambridge responds to news a marsupial at Taronga Zoo will be named in his son’s honour. The statement, indeed this week’s entire royal visit, distinctly lacked his grandfather’s trademark wit abroad.
“Let me not mince my words, madam. An entirely unjustified smear, and frankly I think you should withdraw that.”
The prime minister upbraids journalist Nicola Berkovic for asking him about dealing with a “corrupt” NSW government.
‘‘I guess it’s time to go underwater.”
The former defence force chief concedes that the batteries for MH370’s black box are likely drained, and so the search shifts to the ocean floor.
“The band will continue to make music.”
Members of the group issue a statement dispelling rumours they have split up. But they confirmed founding guitarist Malcolm Young has taken leave to deal with an unnamed illness.
“We apologise for an inappropriate image recently shared as a link in one of our responses. We’ve removed the tweet and are investigating.”
The airline addresses an image of a woman cavorting with a model plane, tweeted in response to a passenger’s complaint.
‘‘It is a blow to progressive voters that I would be replaced in the senate by someone who I have known for many years to be deeply homophobic, to be anti-choice, and has recently emerged disloyal to the very party he has been elected to represent.”
The WA senator concedes defeat, and unleashes on Joe Bullock.