December 6 - 12, 2014
Letters, Cartoon & Editorial
Power grab a sign of weakness
Scott Morrison’s latest gambit to expand his already worrying power should be met with dismay, and not a little disgust (Sophie Morris, “Morrison to snatch courts’ powers”, …
Lack of review the real concern
So, Scott Morrison wishes to award himself plenipotentiary powers to decide the fate of thousands. The rationale is indeed enticing: he needs the powers to decide as quickly as possible who in our …
We Are Handsome’s plan to be more than a swimwear brand
How swimwear lions We Are Handsome stay ahead of the game
Controversy over e-cigarettes and ’vaping’ heats up
There’s no smoke but plenty of fire in the debate over e-cigarettes and tobacco control.
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“Christopher Pyne is embarrassing himself and needs to stop harassing me and other crossbenchers.”
The Palmer United Party senator complains of being “inundated with text messages” from the education minister “virtually begging” him to support his university reforms.
“It’s like wading through molasses because we have eight crossbenchers.”
The education minister complains of how difficult it is to get reforms through the senate or text Glenn Lazarus while in a swamp of marmalade.
“All of us put a lot of work into them, whether it’s writing them, delivering them, or explaining them afterwards.”
The opposition leader reflects on his blank-stamp, rubber-cheque, hall-of-mirrors mixed metaphors.
Geoffrey Edelsten and fiancée Gabi Grecko pose for a Christmas card – her naked except for some tinsel and her wincing ambition, him dressed as a 71-year-old elf. Warning: if you have not seen these photographs, do not look them up.
“We want Australians to go out there and spend for Christmas – don’t let Santa down, go out there and spend for Christmas.”
The treasurer fends off collapsing commodity prices but seems to fundamentally misunderstand the notion of Santa.
“I certainly don’t believe in that kind of political correctness. Let boys be boys, let girls be girls – that’s always been my philosophy.”
The prime minister responds to Greens senator Larissa Waters’ “No Gender December” campaign against stereotyped Christmas presents. Let boys be boys and girls be girls and Geoffrey be an elf.