“The leaked NSA reports show that confidential Japanese negotiating positions and tactics are routinely open to the US and its Five Eyes partners. ”
America is spying on the Japanese PM and major corporations ahead of trade talks, and sharing the intelligence with Australia.
An inquiry into arts funding is waiting in the wings, but most of the major players are ducking the spotlight.
Calls for a thorough inquiry into the ill-fated purchase of the Ayers Rock Resort by the Indigenous Land Corporation are being blocked at every turn by the government.
Sri Lankan polls; heads roll over 1MDB scandal; Russia to host clash of tank titans.
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Reality behind the news footage
As a youth worker I work with young people on the margins of society. One was heavily involved in the violent clashes at last week’s rally. He was a Reclaimer (Martin McKenzie-Murray, …
The trouble with beating addiction is that it isn’t confined to one substance or activity.
Young Cambodians are transforming Siem Reap into a vibrant commercial and entertainment hub.
Frank Lloyd Wright.
Great Britain. (Bonus point: Wally Masur.)
“He’s taken to Saturday night cooking, which is really hilarious. He gets all the ingredients and starts from scratch.”
Scott Morrison’s wife gives a sunny interview to Women’s Weekly. Unfortunately, she said, Scott is not so keen on washing up. Sure, he’ll make you a gulag – but then he’ll skive off to social affairs.
“Understand that by the very definition, you can’t rape your spouse.”
The special counsel for the Trump Organisation dismisses reports Donald Trump’s former wife felt raped by a violent encounter with the billionaire. Of course, marital rape is a crime. Unfortunately, running a deplorable campaign for the United States presidency is not.
“You know, the man is always a victim ... He humiliated a 13-year-old girl who didn’t even know what she was saying, and the public haven’t forgotten it.”
The shock jock condemns Adam Goodes for protesting racism, hoping the same public might have forgotten his own sorry history of race-baiting.
“Although it’s within the rules, it just doesn’t look right.”
The speaker has a second go at apologising for using public funds to charter a helicopter so she could appear at a Liberal Party fundraiser. One presumes sincerity cannot be written off as a travel expense.
“I apologise profoundly for this inconvenience and promise you that we will do our best to resume normal operations as soon as possible.”
The dentist who killed a lion in Zimbabwe apologises to patients for the “inconvenience” of the resulting global outrage. He promises to make up for it by wounding regulars with a root canal, stalking them for two days, and then finishing the job with a rifle.
“After 2 interesting tram trips last night now on the 109 on Collins St to Sth Cross to get the train to Geelong to visit @SHendersonMP.”
The minister for communications shares his love of public transport. He is much too gracious to point out a helicopter was available.