May 31 - June 6, 2014
Letters, Cartoon & Editorial
Honesty and choosing the right words
Martin McKenzie-Murray (“When the healthy want to die”, May 24-30) writes “definitions are the rub” in the debate about euthanasia. He reports that both Jack (a …
Freedom to decide enough is enough
How sad for that 87-year-old farmer, that he is deemed depressed and shut away with dementia patients. We live independent lives; choose where to live; who to marry; how many children we want; …
Dirty deeds of soil health
Improving the quality of your soil is a time-consuming labour of love, and compost is a rotten way to go about it.
Incidentalomas make for testing times
Sophisticated medical scans such as MRIs are getting better at finding things potentially wrong with us. But sometimes it’s better not to know.
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“I mean, there are only a few restaurants in Canberra.”
The treasurer explains why his department head, Martin Parkinson, was seen having dinner with Malcolm Turnbull and Clive Palmer.
“We’re back to the Gestapo days now.”
The disgraced former detective sergeant, who once apprehended Warren Lanfranchi by shooting him to death, responds poorly to being arrested over the murder of Jamie Gao.
“I brought this through security, a pipe bomb.”
The ongoing security risk uses Estimates to warn that crazed senators could easily bring the components of a bomb into Parliament House. He managed to make this point without forging Comcar receipts or impersonating an ASIO officer.
“Chris died because of craven, irresponsible politicians and the NRA.”
The father of one of six University of California students killed in a gun massacre explains why it happened.
“I’m a very touchy-feely sort of person.”
The children’s entertainer gives evidence in his trial on 12 counts of indecent assault against four girls and young women.
“Such a policy is suicidal for student welfare. We will have no effective voice in our own fortune.”
The then 22-year-old writes in the Sydney University student paper Honi Soit in 1987, criticising moves to cut university funding and allow universities to set their own fees. A model very much like the one in his budget.