“Many still do hope that the separatists will return, despite everything. But that’s why I brought food. I hope that sausages will one day beat propaganda.”
The ongoing conflict in eastern Ukraine started in the streets of towns such as Slavyansk, where murky politics and mutual suspicions led to war.
“We are talking the language of peace and respect, but you are not listening. It further fuels the rage. What more do you want me to be doing?”
While Muslim community leaders combat youth radicalism, the federal police are considering how to utilise returned foreign fighters as deterrents.
Jokowi strengthens Papua relations; Singapore’s new media predicament; tense days in the Middle East.
“To win the election, the Tories were willing to test the Union to destruction, effectively throwing the Scots out before they had left, on the basis of who they chose to vote for.”
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Much has been said already of the hypocrisy of the Abbott government’s pre-budget announcements (Paul Bongiorno, “The man who knew to mulch”, May 9-15). Where once there was an emergency …
Filmmaker George Miller re-enters the dystopian world that first shot him to fame.
A hike through Tasmania's Tarkine wilderness provides the perfect chance for travellers to go off-grid.
Though internet dating comes with self-flattery to ‘catfishing’, relationships can still be found in the most unlikely ways.
Geelong Cats star Stevie J on growing up a Collingwood fan.
Madama Butterfly. (Bonus points: Lieutenant B. F. Pinkerton; Giacomo Puccini.)
Floyd Mayweather and Manny Pacquiao.
Charlotte Elizabeth Diana.
“He’s our Greg Bird. I’ll be the prop forward taking it up and he can be the one who will score the try, and that’s what he’ll be doing on budget day.”
The treasurer-in-waiting likens Joe Hockey to a man whose recent achievements include urinating on a police car and involvement in alleged cocaine supply. Morrison clarified that he meant some other bird.
“It was a long lunch – you know how these things go.”
The fast food boss explains why his friend John Singleton attempted to glass him in a fracas at Kingsleys Steak and Crabhouse, the Hungry Jack’s of Woolloomooloo. The dispute was over whether or not it was unmanly to drink rosé.
“I’m not about to take on the might of the Guns N’ Roses lawyers.”
The Australian Crawl frontman says he won’t take on Axl Rose over the fact “Sweet Child O’ Mine” sounds exactly like his song “Unpublished Critics”. Any decision in the case would halve Triple M’s playlist.
“It’s a bit like giving a gorilla a Brazilian.”
The Liberal Democrat offers his view of the budget. His waking dreams are full of market-based solutions, wanton gun ownership and sexed-up freedom apes.
“But if we start letting movie stars – even though they’ve been the sexiest man alive twice – to come into our nation, then why don’t we just break the laws for everybody?”
The agriculture minister announces he may have to euthanise Johnny Depp’s Yorkshire terriers, Boo and Pistol, as punishment for their possible rabies and Depp’s last six films.
“Men in America and around the world are going to be duped by explosions, fire tornadoes and desert raiders into seeing what is guaranteed to be nothing more than feminist propaganda.”
The men’s rights activist warns against seeing feminist “Trojan Horse” Mad Max. He reserved his views on Babe’s vegan agenda.