July 19 - 25, 2014
Letters, Cartoon & Editorial
Keep conversation going on sexual abuse
What a timely and excellent article by Martin McKenzie-Murray (“The danger closer to home”, July 12-18). I was sexually abused by a relative from my extended family …
On the wrong track
Historian Tony Judt’s deep attachment to train travel equalled his affection for social democracy. This fact runs contrary to Ronnie Scott’s intimation that he was a “rail-loather” (“One …
From the refined to the rustic, soups deliver the goods.
When it comes to producing flavoursome spuds, you can’t beat homegrown. The question is, do you dig it?
Artificial sweeteners may be fuelling rather than fighting weight loss
Artificial sweeteners may be leading to weight gain, but industry-funded studies seek to sugar-coat the research.
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“The sauna was off; we were in suits.”
The Australian’s editor-in-chief, in a thorough and even-handed profile in his own newspaper, offers his version of “I didn’t inhale” – a clandestine dinner with Kevin Rudd in the InterContinental steam room, just after Rudd lost the leadership in 2010.
“Climate change has been going on for as long as the planet is here. There will always be a little bit of it.”
The newspaper proprietor explains climate science like one might bad eggs.
“We never got to meet Allison, but dealing with the Dickie family and extended family … I feel we know her.”
The detective superintendent in charge of the Baden-Clay case speaks after Allison’s husband, Gerard, was found guilty of her murder.
“If the sea level rises six inches it’s a big deal. The Maldives might disappear or something. But, okay, we can’t mitigate that ... We’ve just got to stop building vast houses on seashores.”
The newspaper proprietor explains climate science as it will affect his holiday plans. The fate of the less vast houses of, say, Kiribati was not canvassed.
“Even we have this leprosy in our house."
The pontiff muses over the high rates of child abuse in families, but confesses “even” the Catholic Church has a problem with paedophilia.
“The country used to be a place roamed by rascals and outlaws from Europe.”
China’s most popular tabloid responds to Foreign Minister Julie Bishop’s pledge to stand up to China. The editorial also took a dim view of the historic treatment of Aboriginals.