February 7-13, 2015
Letters, Cartoon & Editorial
Abbott lacking the skills
The Liberal Party’s massive blunder in installing a leader for opposition, not government, was made, envisaging control of both the house of representatives and the senate in government, to …
Captain has been found out
After the vicious attacks Tony Abbott made on Julia Gillard, it is almost amusing to see how quickly his government has fallen from grace. Every attempt at policy formulation lacks compassion and intelligent …
Australian hoping to join the Mars One mission
She was fascinated by space as a child. Now Australian woman Dianne McGrath has volunteered to live out life on Mars.
Chanel and Dior and their flowerpot mien
The Spring/Summer collections of the big names in haute couture burst into bloom.
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“After much thought and hesitation I shared it with a handful of people I trust and was pleased to hear that they considered it worthy of publication.”
The author of To Kill a Mockingbird announces she will release her “lost” second novel, after a 55-year silence. Alas, it will be called Go Set a Watchman and not To Kill a Mockingbird II: Kill Harder.
“The supposed anonymity of the dark web is not a protective shield.”
The Manhattan attorney notes how the conviction of Silk Road mastermind Ross Ulbricht for running an online drug emporium proves you cannot run an online drug emporium.
“There are challenges. Let’s not beat about the bush.”
The Northern Territory chief minister responds to news he had been deposed by Willem Westra van Holthe, except that he hadn’t been, or if he had been it was only for a short time.
“I’m here to fight. This is only the first round.”
The disgraced Labor powerbroker contests the confiscation of his passport under new bail conditions. Presumably, if this is the first round, the long and embarrassing stands in ICAC were mere sparring practice
“They discussed the technical aspect of the murder. Noor [said] not to do it in a sadistic or bloody fashion, just to suffocate Mr Ellis with a pillow so he can’t breathe.”
The Indonesian prosecutor explains how Noor Ellis allegedly ran a conspiracy with seven other people to kill her Australian husband. Not at all sadistic.
“He obviously looked like he was in quite a bad way at the beginning of the third set and came back unbelievable at the end of that set.”
The Scot ponders the on-court suffering of his opponent, Novak Djokovic, who after some histrionics convincingly recovered to convincingly win the Australian Open men’s final.