A mother wakes to find her baby beaten to death in his cot, murdered by an ice-addicted stranger. Here, part one in a two-part series.
“If a crisis as profound and inexplicable as family violence doesn’t deserve the rigour and the review of a royal commission, then what on earth does?”
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A Tea Party with Louis XIV
The defining philosophy behind the US Tea Party is that it embraces a Darwinian, dog-eat-dog view of society masquerading as libertarianism. Australia’s equivalent Institute of Public Affairs …
While fashion brands seem obsessed with youth, the smartest among them are tapped into a surer market.
If Google is telling us what we want to know rather than surveying what is known, are its online search algorithms expanding our minds or reinforcing our biases?
“The ABC is sorry for the distress this incident has caused Mr Kenny and his family.”
After first seeking the opinion of a court, the ABC settles with conservative columnist Chris Kenny, deciding he does not have sex with dogs as earlier suggested.
“Well, with friends like Bolt, we don’t need any enemies.”
Continuing the fallout from last week’s Palmer Sundae, the Parliamentary Friend of the ABC calls Andrew Bolt “unhinged” and “bordering on demented” for suggesting the meeting was untoward.
“He has battled with a brain tumour for the last 17 months and sadly lost his fight this morning.”
The death of Angels frontman Doc Neeson is announced by his family. Fans everywhere swear back in response.
“Most countries in the world will give their eye teeth to have the situation we have.”
The silver tooth fairy parses the state of Australia, in conversation with John Howard.
“The way ICAC runs its inquiries, I do not take them with a grain of salt ... It is all media spectacle. It is all Hollywood-style.”
The former powerbroker on the razzle-dazzle of being found, alongside Joe Tripodi, to have acted corruptly over the gaining of harbour-front leases.
“We need to deal with Mr Shaw once and for all.”
The Victorian opposition leader takes a dim view of rogue MP Geoff Shaw after the premier dared him to take Shaw’s vote in a no-confidence motion. In fairness to Andrews, Shaw’s estranged wife wouldn’t either, despite the signs he continues to erect in Frankston: “Please forgive me, I love you Sally: Psalm 42:1.”