The executions of Andrew Chan and Myuran Sukumaran end a 10-year struggle between quiet advocacy and Indonesian sovereignty.
“If the government wanted to create maximum anxiety among people with a history of dispossession, then this process has been a masterclass.”
The lack of consultation and detail in the WA government’s plan to close up to 150 remote Indigenous communities has left people unsure of their future.
Cassowaries play a vital role in Indigenous culture and rainforest replenishment, but the rare bird’s numbers are rapidly falling in Far North Queensland as human recklessness takes its toll.
“According to the polls, when it comes to one of the Coalition’s favourite mantras of ‘returning the budget to surplus’, the electorate is of little faith.”
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The influential Akira was the only label at Australian Fashion Week’s 20th year that was there at its first.
A new online database will reveal the perks doctors receive from drug companies.
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Nitrogen (about 78 per cent).
Australian Diamonds netball team.
Echidna, superb lyrebird. (Bonus points: Feathertail glider, frill-necked lizard.)
The Reserve Bank of Australia.
“We’re going to need to not only help the police, we’re going to have to think about what we can do – the rest of us.”
The US president on riots in Baltimore following the death in custody of a young black man. In fairness though, it is the police killing of young black men that seems to be a big part of the problem.
“We urge foreign countries to give us special relief materials and medical teams. We are really desperate for more foreign expertise.”
The Nepalese government’s chief secretary appeals for help following an earthquake that has killed as many as 10,000 people. Australia has offered $5 million, which in Nepalese rupees converts to roughly not much at all.
“This fight is not good versus evil. It is one fighter who is at the top and another.”
The boxer describes his “Fight of the Century” with Manny Pacquiao. If not good versus evil, it is at least a fight between the purported future president of the Philippines and a man twice convicted for beating his partner.
“The Holy Father is being misled by ‘experts’ at the United Nations who have proven unworthy of his trust.”
The president of the conservative Heartland Institute warns against the Pope’s forthcoming encyclical on environmental degradation and climate change. We, too, are sick of the church giving science a free ride.
“I’m not nominating him for a medal, however something like this for the middle-age bachelor has the hallmarks of misguided curiosity.”
The publisher of the Hamilton Spectator sympathises with a schoolteacher jailed for “merely touching an U16 girl’s breast and genitals in a private home”. For those wondering, the year is 2015.
“We are proud to have set, yet again, the auction record for Marc Newson.”
The head of design at Phillips celebrates the $4.69 million auction price for Newson’s Lockheed Lounge, making it the most expensive object ever sold by a living designer and one of the few things to hold its value after being sat on by Madonna. Guy Ritchie, we’re looking at you.