May 17 - 23, 2014
The silence on Manus Island
Letters, Cartoon & Editorial
Shining a light in the darkest of places
I’d like to thank Martin McKenzie-Murray for the honesty and insight on such a challenging topic (“Inside the mind of a paedophile”, May 10-16). My husband was a …
Fighter with no vision
Nick Feik labels Tony Abbott as a dilettante (“An unserious man”, May 10-16). Laura Tingle of The Australian Financial Review once described him as “the hollow man”. To me, the most …
Life on Ascension Island
On Ascension Island, a speck in the middle of the South Atlantic, even the locals are far from home. To survive, its international workers seek common ground.
Ethical dilemmas in the fashion world
On the one hand, workers’ rights are being protected; on the other, their source of employment may be being destroyed. Meanwhile, the debate rages.
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I’m a great salesman. First I sold insurance, then garbage bins, then paint and paintbrushes, and now – the budget.
The Nationals senate leader getting into the budget spirit on Monday.
Eurovision showed supporters of European integration their European future: a bearded girl.
Russia’s deputy prime minister expresses surprise that Austrian drag artist Conchita Wurst could win in the once ruggedly heterosexual world of Eurovision. Forget Greece, this is Europe’s real problem.
At one point, Solange smacks Jay with her purse ... spilling the contents all over the floor of the elevator.
The gossip website reports on love lost in an elevator between Jay Z and sister-in-law Solange Knowles, a one-sided brawl mercifully contained by a bodyguard the size of a phone booth.
I went a bit sleepy. I’ve had about 38 interviews today, roughly.
The elected member of parliament – repeat: elected member of parliament – explains why his eyes were closed and his chin was resting on his stomach during question time.
It’s a sad thing to see people in your circumstances in this court.
The magistrate confirms courts are not for successful people, sentencing Olympian Geoff Huegill and his wife, Sara Hills, to six-month good behaviour bonds for cocaine possession. Huegill said he would struggle to explain the crime to his daughters. Which makes sense: they are aged two and four months.
The families deserve to know this. They have borne the brunt of this.
The two-time former prime minister fronts the royal commission into his government’s home insulation scheme. Instead of answering questions on oversight, he asks a few, and then appeals for clarity for the relatives of people who died during the scheme.