August 16 - 22, 2014
Letters, Cartoon & Editorial
Don’t be ruled by the oligarchs
Thanks Rob Oakeshott for your candid, heartfelt appeal (“Capitalist punishment”, August 9-15). If Australians continue to let a handful of oligarchs run the government by …
Food for the eye and the spirit
Re Helen Razer’s article “Overcooking reality”, August 9-15, I, too, am troubled with the prevalence of cooking shows that continue to bombard our TV screens. So much focus …
The long-awaited return of filmmaker Ian Pringle
After Romper Stomper, filmmaker Ian Pringle spectacularly fell from grace. Now, 22 years on, he’s back behind the camera.
Jewellery designers using 3D printers to change the dynamics of mass production and handmade artisanry.
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“The poorest people either don’t have cars or actually don’t drive very far in many cases.”
The treasurer explains why the fuel excise increase will mostly affect the rich. He did not speculate on its links to breast cancer.
“I love you. I miss you. I’ll try to keep looking up.”
The daughter of Robin Williams mourns her father’s death.
“It seems that burdened by their own oversized ambitions, some members of the current Australian government have completely lost an adequate picture of the developments in Ukraine and around it.”
The Russian foreign ministry defends its handling of the MH17 disaster.
“I feel bad that I’m the one always blamed for the failure of the space business.”
South Korea’s sole astronaut resigns, throwing the Korea Aerospace Research Institute into unmanned chaos.
“We can’t all hop on cows and ride into town, I don’t think.”
The motoring enthusiast responds to the treasurer’s statements on fuel excise, expressing doubts about moving to a bovine-based transport model.
“Off her guts.”
Neville Wran’s youngest daughter explains to police her level of impairment by methamphetamine when she allegedly killed a small-time drug dealer in Sydney.