“‘I was a supporter of his, I even liked him, years before that when he championed Australia’s entry into Asia. But that was before I found out he was a crook.’”
As corruption arrests shake global football body FIFA, Australia’s unwavering support for the organisation is in question.
In 1981, Tim was convicted of a gay sex offence for an act between consenting adults. Despite the laws later changing, the infraction remained on his record and haunted his work life. Three years ago, Tim decided to take on the system.
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Letters & Editorial
Scientists working on solutions
Helen Caldicott’s comments (“The nuclear option”, May 30-June 5) do very little, if anything, to further sensible argument. Global warming is real, current power generation …
Thirty-year-old director Ariel Kleiman’s turns the Mornington Peninsula into Eastern Europe.
What Catherine Deveny realises she was really wrong about.
Augmented reality promises to alter our perception of the world and ourselves, leaving us hanging on by our fingernails to what’s real.
Auroville, with its futuristic golden ‘golf ball’ temple at its centre, has attracted spiritual seekers and poseurs since the '60s.
Orbit the moon.
Butterflies and moths.
Turkey, Lebanon, Israel, Iraq and Jordan.
“These are people who can’t grow potatoes, they’ve got a mutant lawn weed as their national symbol...”
John Howard’s former chief of staff voices concern at Ireland’s same-sex marriage referendum. Australia’s national symbols are a much better example: a bird who abandons her eggs to be incubated by a partner who starves half to death in the process and a marsupial who births a neonate six months premature in order to get back on the shag.
“As someone who, along with the bank, owns the house in Sydney, I do hope that our housing prices are increasing.”
The prime minister celebrates the housing affordability crisis. He remains happy to traduce the value of the other house he co-owns along with the Australian people.
“I’m not doing this to be interesting. I’m doing this to live.”
The former Olympian announces her gender transition with a cover story for Vanity Fair.
“You don’t even need a punchline. I promise you it works. At the next party you’re at, just walk up to someone and say, ‘Vice-President Joe Biden.’ ”
The Republican wheels out an old gag for party faithful in Michigan. Cruz apologised after realising the punchline was “Vice-President Joe Biden, whose son died of brain cancer a few days ago”.
“I think that is the worst thing you could possibly do.”
The education minister expresses his contempt for cabinet leakers. Pyne speaks with unique expertise on the subject of “worst things you could possibly do” and must be taken seriously.
“That this House condemns Mr Eddie Macguire, the President of the Collingwood Football Club, for… (b) being a continual boofhead.”
The NSW upper house passes a motion condemning Macguire [sic] for comments about Adam Goodes. We’re all for misusing parliament to mock Triple M presenters, but it is worth spelling their names correctly.