“Pell forgets, perhaps, that Father Kevin O’Donnell – the man responsible for 20 per cent of all Melbourne Response complaints – had been offending for half a century. ”
The Catholic Church presents an implacable face as victims of abuse stream forward.
Global Times concluded: 'For many Chinese people, Australia is a good place for business, travel and higher education. That’s about it.'”
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Letters & Editorial
No vision, just destruction
Mike Seccombe’s analysis of the “Get Clover” plot (“How to kill off a lord mayor”, August 23-29). has highlighted the sheer gall and hypocrisy of her opponents. As …
Two very different artists traverse the twin peaks of innocence and economy.
Subsidies encouraged Big Pharma to develop medication for very rare conditions. But there's a catch.
All the world's a stage for Wallabies scrum anchor Ben Alexander.
“Inevitably, daily journalism lacks perspective.”
The prime minister launches Paul Kelly’s book on the Rudd-Gillard-Rudd years. See also, prime ministers sitting and past.
“Gareth and I went out there in suits one day, sweating, and there’s Bob in the nude.”
The former prime minister offers his perspective on rival Bob Hawke, sunbathing at The Lodge, using a narrowing of his thumb and forefinger for scale.
“I met with Joe Hockey. We had a coffee and a chat. I liked him. I also liked the coffee. I am not his speechwriter, or indeed anyone else’s.”
The satirist explains that the treasurer has not called on his perspective for speeches, despite reports and the obvious satire in Hockey’s dispatches.
“Natural Family Man of the Year."
The anti-gay congress, pun intended, gives its perspective on Kevin Andrews. Among other things, “natural” is a very generous assessment of his hair.
“He couldn’t see very well because of the wool over his face, so I snuck up behind him and grabbed him.”
The Tasmanian farmer finds what he believes is the world’s woolliest sheep, caught after six years wandering the wilderness blinded by the wool over its eyes. See also, prime ministers sitting and past.
“I suppose we even had sheep with four to five years’ wool which is fairly common in our part of the world.”
The Flinders Ranges woolgrower, careful to maintain perspective, explains why the Tasmanian sheep with 20 kilograms of fleece is not that remarkable after all.