“Some of these psychiatrists have longstanding financially rewarding relationships with insurance companies.”
With allegations of workplace bullying and other psychological injury on the rise, questions are being asked about the system of employer-selected psychiatric assessments to determine compensation claims.
A new inquiry into environmental groups’ eligibility to receive tax-deductible donations appears to be the latest salvo in a sustained campaign to crush the green movement and starve it of funds.
“The last thing the PM wants is a genuine consensus on the asylum-seeker issue. His entire life in politics has been based on encouraging and fanning division.”
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Animals the best option for now
The piece “Animal sacrifice” (Elfy Scott, June 20-26) does not adequately argue for reasonable alternatives to the use of animals for research. The article is flawed in its assumption …
His documentaries have reaped plaudits but Alex Gibney has also felt the wrath of those on whom he’s shone his spotlight.
John Frost never doubted he would forge a career in the entertainment industry.
Clever collaboration has paved the way for a bold new player on the Melbourne apartment landscape.
The wildebeest migration of the Serengeti is a sight not to be missed – unless you arrive out of season.
Jay Z. (Bonus point: Beyoncé.)
“We all know that Q&A is a lefty lynch mob and we will be looking at this and we will bring something back when we return.”
The prime minister reminds the country of its designated and clearly marked lynch mob zones inside the pages of the News Corp papers.
“A bit like a Wagner opera – moments of sheer bliss interspersed with utter boredom.”
The Liberal Democrat senator describes parliament. Except that nowhere in the 15 hours of Wagner’s Ring Cycle does the composer express a pseudo-scientific fear of wind farms.
“There goes the heart and soul of the New South Wales right. Off to casino land, the moral epicentre of that particular factional grouping.”
The two-time former prime minister dismisses powerbroker Mark Arbib in the ABC documentary The Killing Season. At time of press, Rudd’s moral epicentre could not be located.
“It’s not wigs or anything like that.”
The controversial former Victorian MP explains that while he is now general manager of a hair transplant clinic, he still has his standards.
“I am sorry for the lives I have taken, for the suffering that I have caused you, for the damage I have done – irreparable damage.”
The Boston Marathon bomber confesses his crimes before being sentenced to death.
“I made a mistake in that radio interview. I regret that.”
The opposition leader apologises for making a mistake – see also: lying – in an interview about whether or not he was discussing replacing Julia Gillard with Kevin Rudd. Which he was. And which he did.