“Justice is thwarted by frightened reticence and a compromised police force. To this day, no convictions have been recorded for assaults on refugees. ”
One woman lies catatonic in hospital after being raped and beaten. Another was raped and immolated. This is the world awaiting refugees released from detention on Nauru.
“‘The Tele report was a concoction,’ Bernie Fraser says partway through a 10-minute deconstruction of it. ‘Bullshit is too kind a description, really.’”
Tony Abbott’s emissions reduction pledge ahead of the UN climate summit in Paris smacks of statistical sophistry and deceptive deadlines.
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Focus on health of asylum seekers
Doctors Owler and Isaacs are to be congratulated on their strong opposition to the Border Force Act’s provisions threatening medical personnel speaking out about the care of asylum …
From her signature red rose print to being seen on Beyoncé, Karla Špetić has caught the eye without seeking the limelight.
Russian billionaire Yuri Milner’s new program to search for alien life excites many, but has the universe been quiet for a reason?
The 2015 NBA Champion on the physicality of the Australian game.
Ice dancing / figure skating.
New Zealand (kea).
Chicago and Los Angeles.
Spectre. (Bonus points: the Special Executive for Counter-intelligence, Terrorism, Revenge and Extortion.)
“We can turn this ship around.”
The assistant treasurer maintains Tony Abbott will lead the Coalition to the next election, turning around his lumbering incompetent ship as if it were full of nothing but innocent refugees.
“Paul said it was the board’s opinion that the football club would never be truly free of the ASADA issue while I was the coach and he was the chairman.”
The former Essendon coach explains why Paul Little is still the club’s chairman and he is no longer its coach.
“Section 487 of the EPBC Act provides a red carpet for radical activists, who have a political but not a legal interest in a development, to use aggressive litigation tactics to disrupt and sabotage important projects.”
The attorney-general announces new restrictions on appeals against mining approvals. There are few activists more “radical” than the National Farmers’ Federation, adversely affected by the change.
“Ms Jackson used the money in the NHDA account for a range of purposes, including part of a divorce settlement, holiday expenditure, retail purchases and cash withdrawals.”
The federal court judge orders Kathy Jackson to pay $1.4 million in damages to the union she defrauded. If it’s not money for sex at the HSU, it’s money for separation.
“These Leunig works may be framed as cartoons but they are not funny.”
The former head of the Australian Medical Association hits on the problem with Michael Leunig, be it a whimsical duck or this week’s attempt to depict vaccination as a “Fascist epiphany”.
“If somebody is gutless and in breach of the rules, one really wonders why a journalist even bothers to repeat comments from such an individual.”
The Tasmania senator expresses his concern at news journalists reporting news. For “gutless and in breach of the rules”, see also “bigoted and out of touch”.