“Our views on taxation versus social expenditure are fascinating. We seem to have become more egalitarian despite more than 20 consecutive years of economic growth.”
Contrary to assumptions we are becoming hyper-aspirational and individualistic, our storied egalitarianism may still hold true.
“The government has not yet made a detailed case for why the ADF needs to be fighting in the Middle East, nor what national interests our military is fighting to protect.”
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The River Spree.
The president of the United States.
Halle Berry. (Bonus points: Jane Seymour; Honor Blackman; Eva Green.)
Pope John Paul II.
“It was a bet: I said, ‘If Hawthorn win, I’m getting naked.’ ”
The adult model explains that she was definitely not paid to strip in a corporate box at the AFL grand final after she stripped in a corporate box at the AFL grand final.
“Nothing short of a thorough government-funded review and audit, conducted by independent professionals, will do.”
The noted climate sceptic and chair of the prime minister’s Business Advisory Council calls for an inquiry into the Bureau of Meteorology’s alleged “warming bias”.
“It feels pretty damn great.”
The actor reflects on what it is like to be married to George Clooney, after he wed human rights lawyer Amal Alamuddin in Venice.
“He tried to have sex with them. He then made the children have sex with each other.”
A woman being held on Nauru details sexual abuse inside the detention centre, including threats of rape and guards bribing detainees with illicit drugs in exchange for sex.
“Is it better to say to them, ‘There’s your dole, go home eat Cheezels, get on the Xbox’?”
The Liberal National Party backbencher defends a controversial scheme to deny young people access to the dole for an arbitrary period of six months, ruled incompatible with human rights obligations. He also took aim at youth “playing bloody Nintendo”.
“A great example of where the world needs to come together.”
America’s richest man reflects on global leadership as he donates $50 million to the African Ebola crisis. Speaking of leadership, Australia’s foreign aid budget will be cut by $7.6 billion over the next five years.