Hidden behind two of Australia’s biggest lobbying firms is one company and an endless list of political links.
Proposed changes to liquor licensing laws in Queensland are ruffling the feathers of venue owners and drinkers alike, but data following strict changes in NSW correlate with a sharp fall in assault rates.
“Asylum seekers must always be seen as threats, queue jumpers and illegals, and never as desperate human beings, men, women and children.”
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Regional approach needed to help refugees
I read with interest and appreciation Tony Windsor’s plaintive cry for decency and humanity in refugee policy (“Stop the brutes”, June 27-July 3). It is time that …
David Wenham's acting roles have taken him from Middle-earth to a leper colony to, most recently, Botany Bay.
With a ‘female Viagra’ now on the cusp of approval, is there any proof the disorder it’s targeting exists?
The rare Bali starling is the end point of a flying visit to some of the island’s conservation areas.
Vincent van Gogh. (Bonus points: Holland; 19th century.)
“They’re bringing drugs. They’re bringing crime. They’re rapists.”
The presidential hopeful begins a racial slur against Mexicans. The comments lost Trump his contract with NBC but got him a second audition for Top Gear.
“Few will mourn the passing of the green frog. The real confectionery question is, why on earth do people like Cherry Ripes?”
The NSW premier responds to news Nestlé will discontinue various confectionery lines because of poor sales. Because there’s nothing like discussing lollies to distract from the fact you look about 14.
“A poster which read ‘Hockey: donations and access. Herald investigation’ may, for example, have been appropriate.”
The federal court justice offers some journalistic advice while awarding Joe Hockey $200,000 in damages for a Fairfax story that hurt his feelings. As if there were not enough law dropouts in the newsrooms of Australia.
“Once you start unpicking the definition of marriage, there will be other consequences.”
The senator warns of the Jumanji-like effects of same-sex marriage. Elsewhere, he suggested Australia look at “how many Asian countries have redefined marriage” and take our human rights cues from there.
“The level of co-operation between Australia and Indonesia ... is at an all-time high.”
The foreign minister responds to comments from former Indonesian counterpart Marty Natalegawa about the “critical juncture” in the relationship between the countries. It’s a very loose definition of “all-time” and “high” and “executions” and “push-backs” and “Indonesian sovereignty”.
“I would ask them to stop using the Hudson name. They are no longer a part of my life.”
The singer encourages the children he had with Goldie Hawn, Kate and Oliver, to stop using his name – a name so proud and storied it appears in the credits to three episodes of Doogie Howser, M.D.