“Everything that had been happening, you know, people around you being murdered, it’s not a comfortable place to work.”
Standover men and convicted terrorists, mingling with unions and corrupt politicians, have hollowed out faith in institutions.
Letters, Poem & Editorial
A mediaeval relic is bang on
Thank you for the excellent, well-composed, beautifully written article by Martin McKenzie-Murray regarding George Pell’s lack of empathy, even understanding, of child abuse (“The …
Kristina Olsson's memoir Boy, Lost revealed to her the fault lines of certainty in family lives.
Dancer and choreographer Akram Khan takes centre stage with a story about his childhood.
Indonesia can affect both body and soul, from medical tourism to hanging with the locals.
District of Columbia. (Bonus points: Virginia and Maryland.)
Queen Elizabeth II.
Lewis Hamilton and Nico Rosberg.
Mad Max: Fury Road.
“The DLP’s own worst enemies are within its own ranks.”
The Democratic Labour Party senator resigns his membership, citing insubordination inside his office. Here we were thinking the DLP’s worst enemies were socialists, communists, homosexual degenerates and the godless masses of 1957.
“Knowing those photos were deleted long ago, I can only imagine the creepy effort that went into this. Feeling for everyone who got hacked.”
The actor responds to news she was among scores of celebrities whose nude pictures were stolen from the “cloud” and rained down upon the internet this week.
“I do tend to know a fair bit.”
The Australian women’s cricket captain muses on triumphing over the various impediments that are her gender to join the Channel Nine commentary team.
“God performed a miracle.”
The Palmer United Party senator uses her maiden speech to explain her election. See also, Isaiah 45:15: Truly you are a God that hide yourself.
“You don’t expect conservative governments to believe in much but at least you expect them to believe in thrift.”
The former prime minister lashes Tony Abbott’s decision not to lift compulsory superannuation contributions; finds no way to blame Bob Hawke.
“We’re not in North Korea. We’ve got free speech.”
The rogue Victorian MP follows up his “sincere” apology for breaching the members’ code of conduct and misusing his government car and petrol allowance. No doubt the anti-abortionist wishes he were in the tummy, which should be the safest place.