December 13 - 19, 2014
Letters, Cartoon & Editorial
Others need to step up, too
Both Greg Hunt and Malcolm Turnbull receive a deserved drubbing for being accessories to deceit (Mike Seccombe, “On the Hunt for an environment plan”; Kate Holden, “Agreeable …
It was with a somewhat resigned attitude that I read Sophie Morris’s article outlining how the federal government was once again demonstrating its ignorance of, or contempt for, the apparent effects of climate …
Fancy a quick dip? And a delicious cocktail to go with it?
Cruising amid the dramatic extremes of Norway’s fjords
A cruise on the fjords around western Norway’s maritime centre Bergen provides a spectacular and moving experience.
Ceridwen Dovey’s Butterfly Gorge
A new short story by Ceridwen Dovey, winner of the 2014 Queensland Literary Award for her collection Only the Animals.
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“I really want to emphasise the fact that I didn’t intend to disrespect anybody and I definitely didn’t do it on the car.”
The rugby league player apologises for urinating beside a police car, admitting that it put a “dampener on our wedding weekend”.
“Beyond that, fuck him.”
The Age’s editor-in-chief writes to The Sydney Morning Herald’s editor-in-chief, expressing his esteem for Treasurer Joe Hockey. The text message was released as part of defamation proceedings brought against the papers by Hockey.
“I’m used to working every day, so this is a huge routine change. You don’t have to have a routine when you have to take pictures of the cat.”
The former waitress explains how life has changed in the past two years, making nearly $100 million taking pictures of her grumpy-looking cat. The cat is called Grumpy Cat.
“We mourn her passing and rededicate ourselves to her spirit.”
The former prime minister marks the death of disability advocate and comic Stella Young. She was 32.
“I’m not remotely interested in presiding over a $180m ego bath that we both know will be the career-defining debacle for us both.”
The film producer makes clear his lack of enthusiasm for working on Angelina Jolie’s Cleopatra.
“I was tortured for five-and-a-half years in Guantanamo Bay in the full knowledge of your party.”
The former detainee heckles Attorney-General George Brandis after a landmark US senate report into inhumane and ineffective torture techniques used against terror suspects. Brandis did not respond.