“The Central Coast has operated like a law unto itself for a long time. Hartcher for years separated himself from the party. It was like an independent kingdom up there.”
Behind the ICAC revelations that have already toppled a premier, a factional feud threatens the entire party.
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Letters & Editorial
Taking issue with Labor’s stance
It is disheartening to learn that Labor aims to adopt the disgracefully negligent approach to opposition formerly taken by the Liberal-National Coalition (Sophie Morris, ‘‘Inside …
The designers of the new Prince Alfred Park pool went to great lengths to deliver a distinguished building, with subtle nods to summers past.
At a temple in south India, devotees find that prayer is the most effective way to cut visa red tape.
Australia’s most successful table tennis player, Miao Miao compares table tennis in China and Australia.
Eight (four pairs). (Bonus points: four; six; four.)
In the pancreas.
Game of Thrones.
Yellow and blue.
George Alexander Louis.
Two Fat Ladies.
A quarter of a century is a long time, and my current term still has three years to run.
The reigning king of senate estimates shows what “no surprises” government really looks like, giving a three-year warning he will retire.
I do have concerns in the middle of an election about the timing.
The Sinn Féin leader acknowledges the awkwardness of being arrested for questioning over the murder of Jean McConville at the same time as his party campaigns for seats in the European elections. He denies his involvement.
In Tecoma to see ppl exercising human rights. No protestors, only customers speaking thru spending & @McDonalds property rights.
The human rights commissioner backs the incontrovertible rights hidden in all Happy Meals, visiting the much-protested McDonald’s outlet in the Victorian town of Tecoma.
He was one of the nicest and best actors I have ever worked with.
The actor mourns Bob Hoskins, whom he starred opposite in Mona Lisa. Hoskins died of pneumonia this week. He was 71.
If there was a permanent increase in taxation, that would certainly be inconsistent with the sort of things that were said before the election.
The prime minister muses over whether a “deficit reduction levy” might clash with the “sort of things” said before the election, like that there would be “no new tax collection” under a Coalition government.
I realise that this has caused some commotion and some people feel that they’ve been let down, and I deeply apologise for that.
The one-time champion swimmer responds to being arrested for alleged cocaine possession. At press time, a decent “black line-white line” joke was yet to be written.