August 23 - 29, 2014
Letters, Cartoon & Editorial
All suffering is equally worthy
Shakira Hussein is right to argue that many people living with severe illness and/or disability are discriminated against by being denied the level of services needed for a self-directed life …
Bring clarity to the definitions
I have just attended the International Conference on End of Life: Law, Ethics, Policy and Practice in Brisbane. This was not the end-of-life-care perspective I was anticipating. The major speakers …
Beloved Australian actor Sigrid Thornton enters a new stage
Now 55, much-loved actor Sigrid Thornton is back in the spotlight, performing for the MTC.
Enjoy the fruits of tomato-growing labour
Join the ranks of the fearless fighting rot and rain to nurture a nightshade – the tomato.
Social media for appy couples
A new wave of social media apps is aimed at enhancing romantic relationships, like a Facebook for two.
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“They weren’t fighting over me.”
The model dismisses theories she was the subject of James Packer’s street brawl with David Gyngell. She also explicitly denies a relationship with Packer, sounding slightly like a conspiracy theorist: “I know the truth. I am single.”
“The problem was that the former state Labor government, because of a predicament it found itself in, introduced laws banning donations from developers.”
The prime minister explains the real issue with Liberal MPs collecting bags of dirty money in NSW.
“I will not go into the details, except to say that the allegation was untrue and abhorrent.”
The opposition leader responds to news a police investigation has cleared him of a rape allegation dating to a 1986 Young Labor camp.
“I’m saying that because they’re communist, they shoot their own people, they haven’t got a justice system and they want to take over this country.”
The Chinese-backed mining magnate whose largest mine is called China First and who is having a replica of the Titanic built in China explains his view of the Chinese.
“Leonardo did lots of naked children.”
The director of the Australian Tapestry Workshop, giving expert testimony in the child porn case arising from Paul Yore works in which the heads of children were pasted onto the bodies of naked men, answers the immortal question, What if “Leonardo da Vinci made child porn?”
“Justice will bring peace, I believe.”
The mother of Michael Brown, whose shooting by police has sparked protests in Ferguson, Missouri, calls for the prosecution of his killer. Brown’s crimes included being 18, black and unarmed.