May 10 - 16, 2014
Letters, Cartoon & Editorial
Syme wrong on euthanasia
‘‘Daring the law for right to die’’ (Martin McKenzie-Murray, May 3-9) is a challenge to the rule of law in a democratic society. Rodney Syme’s public admission of suicide …
Legalising assisted dying the only way
The most valuable tool in palliative care is the priceless gift of peace of mind. Once Steve Guest had received Nembutal, he was in charge: “It rejuvenated him ... for a fortnight a …
Queensland Theatre Company artistic director Wesley Enoch on work, faith and family
As the first Indigenous head of a state theatre company, Wesley Enoch is used to breaking new ground. He’s also no stranger to controversy.
All eyes on Pitch Drop Experiment
Though too late for its veteran custodian, last month’s rare milestone in the world’s longest-running experiment caused excitement around the globe.
Propagate and prosper
It may not be sexy, but nothing beats the satisfaction – or the economy – of growing plants from scratch.
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“Then they all fell on the concrete fence and I think the other guy broke his face … They were looking for teeth after he left.”
A witness reports on Facebook what it is like to see James Packer beat David Gyngell half to death, apparently for the crime of leaving a news crew in front of the mogul’s house.
“I didn’t even know you were in fucking Australia.”
The Nine chief executive, for 35 years one of Packer’s closest friends, selflessly uses his face to ascertain James’s whereabouts.
“David Gyngell has had and continues to have the full support of the board in his role as CEO of Nine Entertainment Company.”
The chairman confirms that while Gyngell definitely lost the fight, he will keep his $10 million salary at the network once owned by James.
“Leave it, James. Just leave it.”
One of Packer’s crew, either a security guard or a chauffeur or a passenger in his car, offers the sage wisdom of a bar at closing time.
“Good evening, and welcome to television.”
David’s father utters, in 1956, the first words to be said on Australian television – the medium that made Packer’s father his fortune. Little did either man know what entertainment would eventually look like.