An outsider during the Howard years, George Brandis is at the centre of this government, and at the centre of its follies.
“Communities must learn to tell victims, 'This was not your fault. You were a child. And as a child you have a right and an expectation to be protected by adults.'”
As the spotlight shines on institutional responses to child sex abuse, one victim tells how her church community made her feel more punished than the perpetrator.
“Money is beating our long-term standard of living to death. It has sent many necessary policy reforms to the doghouse, and it keeps many others on the short chain.”
“It doesn’t come much more Morrisonian than that. The Refugee Convention is a tool to get people drowned at sea.”
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Fraser shows the way
Professor Hirst misses the most important difference between the post-World War II and post-Vietnam periods relating to refugees (“The happiest refugees”, August 2-8), and that is then we …
As a gender-confused teen, Simon Hanselmann retreated to the world of art. Now, he’s on the brink of becoming a global comics superstar.
One man’s island paradise off the PNG coast is ready to become a jewel of ecotourism.
The University of NSW’s new Kensington Colleges provide an education in public housing.
Melanie Griffith and Don Johnson.
Australian Securities and Investments Commission.
Yellow and blue.
Maria Sharapova. (Bonus points: Li Na, Serena Williams.)
“I am a great admirer of both Andrew and Alan. They are courageous individuals and great patriots, genuinely concerned for Australia’s future.”
The miner and press baroness nominates her favourite journalists, Andrew Bolt and Alan Jones.
“Disturbed to hear the government has backed down on 18C and will keep offensive speech illegal. Very disturbed.”
The Freedom Commissioner is disturbed. He is also worried about the government’s decision not to modify the Racial Discrimination Act after all.
“I smoke, I drink, I like wine, I love sun-tanning, I drink coffee. I am doing all sorts of things I shouldn’t do.”
The model tells Good Housekeeping magazine what she does to “look pretty good for my age”.
“All this happened when Thailand was in a military lockdown and very difficult to get around.”
A friend of the West Australian couple who left a disabled child with its surrogate mother in Thailand responds to criticism of the pair.
“The parents-in-law were not impressed by the fact that he and Kathy hadn’t worked since 2005.”
The senior crown prosecutor outlines one of three motives for Lian Bin ‘‘Robert’’ Xie’s alleged murder of five members of the Lin family in Epping.
“Man I got the most unrhythmic white woman dancing next to me.”
The American comic shares a picture online of a woman dancing behind him at a Beyoncé and Jay-Z concert in California. She was later identified as Delta Goodrem.