The Greens’ new leader has a fresh vision for the third-force party: transparent, consultative and mainstream.
After a Northern Territory magistrate publicly used insensitive language, Indigenous lawyer Daniel Briggs set out to right the wrong. His quest ended up costing him his job.
Headaches ahead over B-1 bombers; IS and Ramadi mirror Mad Max; Hong Kong press freedom and judicial threats; ABC Tokyo bureau closure untimely; Hello Kitty’s 40th.
“The people advocating a nuclear South Australia have no comprehension of genetics, radiation biology, oncology and medicine. Or they are willing to ignore the risks.”
Letters, Poem & Editorial
Insight into realities of pokies
Drew Rooke’s article about poker machines (“Highs of the machines”, May 23-29) was excellent. Too few objective people have seen the reality of the poker machine industry. …
By her own admission, Helen Mirren hasn’t done too badly at crafting an illustrious career.
The comforting delights of French toast.
If 'trolling' is an inescapable product of anonymity, could it also be a wellspring of creativity?
The Oglala Lakotas build a self-determined future amid memories of a bloody history.
To Die For.
Two. (Bonus points: Anne Boleyn, Katherine/Kathryn Howard.)
MotoGP motorcycle racing.
“There’s no option to have them both, is there?”
The short man from Longman considers in a podcast quiz whether he would rather Paris Hilton or Nicole Richie. For what, it was never made clear.
“He wears a toupée, you must realise that.”
The cousin of former Victorian education department boss Nino Napoli explains how he was encouraged to bill the state thousands of dollars for a hairpiece. Napoli is accused of running a $2.5 million fraud ring at the department and, presumably, of being bald.
“This document is not an Ikea catalogue to go shopping for benefits.”
The minister for social services introduces amendments to government support for young people. The modular package is called Gåtfökt Pönkts and can be accessed only with an Allen key. It takes at least four weeks to assemble.
“… it’s articulately written. Everybody should read The Saturday Paper …”
The attorney-general takes time out from cretinising the arts and reversing the onus of proof to praise The Saturday Paper in senate estimates. For reasons of space and self-regard, this quote does not appear in its entirety.
“I was treated like a crazy person. Now the FBI has told the truth. There is no soccer. There is no transparency.”
The soccer great celebrates the arrest of nine FIFA officials on corruption charges. Because the only thing rigging football matches should be the Hand of God. Or cocaine. Or ephedrine.
“The ability robustly to assert the rights of the trust against the former trustee.”
The Supreme Court justice appoints Gina Rinehart’s eldest daughter, Bianca, to control the $4 billion family trust, noting the characteristics that prepare her for the role. “Former trustee” is an exceedingly polite way of saying “mother”.