“To what extent are union fund members, as investors, exploiting themselves as workers, consumers and citizens who use government services?”
While most are appalled by stories of corporate tax avoidance, we are also enjoying the benefits through investment in these companies by our super funds.
Changes to the control of game-hunting in Victoria may be giving shooters the upper hand.
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Broader role for Broadcast Australia
Margaret Simons’ “Funding channels”, June 7-13, contains misleading and factually unsupported points. Broadcast Australia was privatised in 1999 by the government to …
Once a painfully shy little boy, Guy Pearce has transformed himself into one of Australia’s finest – and most in-demand – character actors.
The ingenuity of the historic Millers Point workers’ flats will be lost when the public housing’s harbour views are sold off.
A bar in Dawson City, in Canada's Yukon, takes ‘dipping a toe in the water’ to a new and stomach-turning level.
Muppets Most Wanted.
Sybil. (Bonus points: Polly, Manuel.)
“All of our senators are not professional politicians. Ricky Muir works every day in a sawmill. He’s got five kids to support.”
The leader of the PUP pack defends Muir, who in an interview didn’t know what “balance of power” meant, among other things. Until now, he had been best known for throwing kangaroo poo at a friend.
“I’ll be remembered as the journalist called a dog-fucker who stood up for his rights.”
The conservative columnist celebrates a financial settlement with the ABC over depiction of him in furtive coitus with a labradoodle. Here we were thinking he’d be remembered for lines like this: “The government had no reason to believe other than that AWB Ltd was behaving properly.”
“He was a sinister pervert who had a demon lurking beneath the charming character.”
The prosecutor in Rolf Harris’s trial for sexual assault on what the children’s entertainer will likely be remembered for.
“We should do what we reasonably can to limit emissions and avoid man-made climate change, but we shouldn’t clobber the economy.”
The Austrian prime minister, on tour in Canadia, works hard to make sure inaction on climate change is what he is remembered for.
“I was surprised because I thought my comments were pretty innocent.”
The Australian tennis player expresses surprise that saying he did “not think that highly of the women’s game” might be frowned on. He will remember to do better.
“If you draw a diagram of the welfare system, it looks like a bird’s nest.”
The minister for social services on “simplifying” social security, which will be his legacy. The analogy does not quite hold: you can live in a bird’s nest.