Letters & Editorial
Are we the Great Northern Land?
Sophie Morris’s “The short march to another war” (September 6-12) stated that Tony Abbott, on behalf of Australia one must presume, is “deepening [our] engagement with …
Actor, writer and director Zach Braff has his name all over a new and deeply personal film project. So why is he tetchy?
Birds, bees – even educated fleas do it. But why? Weird insect genitalia is helping unravel the evolutionary benefits of sex.
A chance conversation at a blues festival begins a quest to discover remnants of a favourite ’50s film.
“It wasn’t love, it was just purely business.”
The woman who claimed to have met Geoffrey Edelsten on a sugar daddy website before becoming his lover explains further why he is described as a disgraced businessman.
“Obviously we’re immensely thrilled, it’s great news.”
The unelected future monarch of Australia glories in the anticipation of producing a second unelected future-future monarch of Australia. An heir and a spare, as it were.
“Brit feminists bang on forever about page 3. I bet never buy paper. I think old fashioned but readers seem to disagree.”
The old-fashioned 83-year-old considers the topless models in his tabloid The Sun, accepting later that “beautiful young women [are] more attractive in at least some fashionable clothes”.
“It’s a tribal war, I will say, in Tasmania when it comes to Mansell’s group and the rest of us and I would just say to Mansell, ‘I suggest you watch your step with me.’ ”
The PUP senator threatens Aboriginal Land Council of Tasmania chairman Clyde Mansell after he questions her claim to be a descendant of Aboriginal resistance leader Mannalargenna.
“Be more ready to give credit where it’s due.”
The prime minister offers his advice to the Australian press, adding his well-worn gag: “I’ve often said that as a journalist I was a frustrated politician, as a politician I’m a frustrated journalist, and while a trainee priest I was just frustrated.”
“I must say I rather enjoyed my 15 minutes of fame, even if I had to die to get them.”
The political journalist and The Saturday Paper’s crossword setter greets news of his death, broken online by Anne Summers. She later apologised; he later lived.