“Not to put too fine a point on it, NSW prisons are an overcrowded, under-resourced shambles.”
A ban on cigarettes in NSW prisons sparked fears of insurrection, but questions have arisen over the effectiveness of such policies and the greater problem of overcrowded facilities.
“The moral dilemma for doctors, nurses and teachers is: do I help these people, despite the fact what’s being done to them is torture?”
Doctors who have worked in immigration detention show no sign of being silenced, despite the possible prosecution of those who speak out.
China’s economy baffles the experts; ABC changes overseas; what Princely reward for Charles?
“We have reached the point where all the key roles in both chambers of parliament are occupied by former student politicians. These are people who have had almost no job but politics.”
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Nasim’s death must be investigated
Thank you for your story about Nasim’s life and death (Abdul Karim Hekmat, “How this man died in detention”, August 8-14). I am one of the Yongah Hill visitors. We didn’t …
Acclaimed NYC-based multimedia artist TV Moore brings his immersive work home to Australia.
Meet the team of biohackers useing a DIY lab to probe the possibilities of modifying natural biology, and the ethics of doing so.
Visiting the Holy City can trigger a psychological reaction that takes some devout visitors back in time.
Turandot. (Bonus point: Giacomo Puccini.)
The Hunger Games.
Sir Edward “Ted” Heath.
Twice (2013, 2015).
“If there was any possibility that the event could be described as a Liberal Party event he will be unable to give the address, at least whilst he is in the position of royal commissioner.”
Dyson Heydon cancels his appearance at the Sir Garfield Barwick Address. In fairness, it’s hard to be absolutely certain it’s a Liberal fundraiser until Bronwyn’s chopper touches down.
“There’s certainly some people out there trying to discredit me.”
The broadcaster dismisses any claims of racism attached to his calling Victoria’s sports minister a “soccer-loving, Turkish-born Mussie”. Of the people trying to discredit McGuire, few could be as persuasive as McGuire himself.
“He’s a dropkick.”
The assistant treasurer assesses Donald Trump’s credentials. If only one could say he didn’t know what he was talking about.
“I drank water made from human faeces.”
The Microsoft co-founder describes a machine to bring clean drinking water to the developing world. It’s also a neat description of the user experience on Internet Explorer 6.
“Without coal we’d be huddled around peat fires on the muddy banks of the Thames dying of dysentery instead of ordering pizzas on mobile phones and flying off to Noosa.”
The columnist rages against the divestment of fossil fuels. Without News Corp, of course, we’d probably be huddled around an effective market-based mechanism to reduce emissions.
“I personally think the guy’s living in the stone ages.”
The entertainer questions Tony Abbott’s stance on same-sex marriage. Note: when Shallow Hal is calling you backward, you are in real trouble.