“Since the 1990s we’ve seen aggressive comments dismissed with a ‘Look, it’s just the internet, it’s not real’.”
Online harassment is becoming a growing scourge, but its victims – most frequently young women – are offered little protection.
The average punter knows very little about logging in Victoria. Perhaps even fewer realise it could drive the state’s animal emblem out of existence.
And China looks to the past for inspiration.
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.
Find The Lucky Country on iTunes or wherever you get your podcasts.
Letters & Editorial
Defender of free speech strikes back
Accurate reporting is the hallmark of a good newspaper. Fairness is the measure of a decent one. The Saturday Paper failed on both counts last week. Contrary to your editorial …
After a three-year hiatus, a calmer, happier Glenn Richards is back at the helm of Augie March.
From a sheepdog in Babe to Dickens’ women, Miriam Margolyes’s voice work is known throughout the world.
A shock diagnosis is awful enough, but then comes the challenge of passing on the sombre news.
For three fashion art exhibitions, it's not about the designers – it’s the curators who run the show.
The Narrow Road to the Deep North. (Bonus points: Death of a River Guide; The Sound of One Hand Clapping; Gould’s Book of Fish: A Novel in Twelve Fish; The Unknown Terrorist; Wanting.)
The Great Fire of London.
“When he breathed he truly was Australia’s greatest white elder.”
The Indigenous leader mourns Gough Whitlam at his state funeral in Sydney, speaking with passion and fury and one extended Monty Python reference.
“It was no hassle at all, apart from the occasional shuffling noises.”
The singer responds to news a spider had been living inside her ear for a week. While one might sympathise with Melua, it is important to remember the spider was only in her ear for a week. Her first single charted in ours for 87.
“I’m shocked. Happy. We’ve talked about it for a long time and now it’s official.”
The 25-year-old, dressed as a clowning archaeopteryx, announces her 71-year-old boyfriend, Geoffrey Edelsten, proposed at the Melbourne Cup. For what it’s worth, he dressed as an aged canary.
“Choice, trust and good decisions.”
The Victorian premier calls an election, announcing what the poll will be about. A shame the anti-abortionists in his party disagree with the first item, Geoff Shaw has struck out the second, and his government is scarcely known for the third.
“The horse has given me so much. It’s just not fair.”
Admire Rakti’s jockey talks after the Melbourne Cup favourite died in his stall. German horse Protectionist collected the trophy – the country’s first significant win on a cavalry charge since invading Poland in 1939.
“Cockroaches on wheels. Should have to pay rego, insurance and adhere to road rules and single file only.”
A Queensland police officer shares on Facebook his view of cyclists and cockroaches, presumably known for their single-file orderliness.