July 11 – 17, 2015
Letters, Cartoon & Editorial
Arezo’s story of inhumanity
I feel shocked and traumatised simply reading “Unthinkable treatment” by Janet Galbraith (July 4-10). Offshore detention is extremely expensive for the taxpayer. It sounds inefficient …
Taking care of business
Free trade agreements should not be about corporate interests supplanting public ones but, with the secrecy surrounding the Trade in Services Agreement talks (Philip Dorling, “Secret trade deal exposed”, …
The meditative benefits of staying between the lines
Stressed out by the fast-paced digital world? Perhaps it’s time to break out the colouring books.
Going off-road in Mexico’s Baja 1000
An Australian fulfils his dream to tear across north-west Mexico.
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“I think it is partly your fault that we are proceeding rather slowly through the material.”
The head of the unions royal commission criticises Bill Shorten for giving long answers that were political in nature, and questioned his “credibility” as a witness. The commission, itself quite political in nature, was meant to report last December.
“If they don’t like it, go back to where their fathers or their parents came from.”
The Olympic swimmer and practising racist criticises the on-court behaviour of tennis players Nick Kyrgios and Bernard Tomic. Fraser gave the interview back where she came from, which is to say 1937.
“I’m prepared to use the Hopoate tackles.”
The Brick With Eyes threatens to assault the prime minister over coal seam gas. See also: The Brick With Fingers.
“The world has gone mad.”
The Hollywood dog killer reacts to news his party has approved an enormous coalmine on the Liverpool Plains. Speaking with specific expertise in madness, he must be taken seriously.
“Queen replaced Freddie Mercury.”
The New Zealand judge sentences AC/DC drummer Phil Rudd to eight months’ home detention for possession of cannabis and methamphetamine and one charge of threatening to kill a man. He found no evidence the band wanted Rudd back to tour.
“They took away my hobby and my life. They essentially destroyed my persona.”
The American Airlines golden ticket holder, who flew more than 10,000 flights with the airline, including to Providence for a baloney-and-Swiss-cheese melt, complains of having his free travel cancelled over alleged seat fraud.