An insider’s outside view
Returning for a second season
The Lucky Country is an insider’s outside view of Australia’s most important political and economic debates. Hosted by The Australia Institute’s Chief Economist Richard Denniss, The Lucky Country is a weekly podcast from Schwartz Media which applies common sense to complex issues.
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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.
Six. (Bonus points: 147.)
The Furies or Erinyes.
Sir Tom Jones.
They were the last men to walk on the Moon.
Motor neurone disease, aka amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS).
“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.