“The argument will be: ‘We’d create more jobs if only these people would let us get on with it.’ ”
The government’s ‘lawfare’ rhetoric is part of a deliberate effort to shift blame for slow wages growth and high unemployment onto environmental groups and others.
“You have a military for one of two purposes: you’ve got a fear of violence and you need to protect yourself, or you want to use it.”
Entrepreneur Steve Killelea talks about his Global Peace Index, a comparison of nations including factors such as prison populations and ease of access to small arms.
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Mike Seccombe’s piece “Abbott and the Christian Right” (August 29-September 4) was stimulating and timely. However, many serious practising Christians in Australia – mainline Protestant …
UTS’s latest refurbishment ripples alongside a new green courtyard as it pulls natural light within.
Will a pilgrimage in the country of his forebears provide divine liberation for a heartbroken Melburnian?
Duran Duran. (Bonus point: Simon Le Bon.)
“The Nazis did terrible evil but they had sufficient sense of shame to try and hide it.”
The prime minister condemns Daesh. It follows on from calling Bill Shorten Dr Goebbels, which he did in March, and accusing Labor of a jobs Holocaust, which he did in February.
“You are always going to have some fringe whingers and the fact is you just have to push on and focus on what matters.”
The treasurer dismisses leaks, especially those suggesting he might lose his job. Because nothing is as fringe as being a minister in Abbott’s cabinet.
“The reality is that there is a bit of a jihad being conducted by Fairfax at the moment.”
The minister for immigration complains about negative coverage attracted by his incompetence. The fact is he wouldn’t know a jihad if it were home-delivered seven days a week.
“Although he did not raise the issue, his aide called Edgard afterward and noted that Rudd had not heard from S, and would have hoped for a sympathetic call.”
The then US ambassador to Australia reports in a leaked email on Kevin Rudd’s desire to hear from Hillary Clinton after losing the leadership. He adds that he has “no strong point of view” on this, and that Obama has already called.
“It was a challenge but the sheep was calm and the vets gave it a mild sedation before we started the shear.”
The four-time Australian Shearing Championship winner on shearing 42.3 kilograms of wool off a rogue sheep found wandering outside Canberra.
“Dad died peacefully in his sleep early this morning, surrounded by family. He lived a full life.”
The son of horse trainer Bart Cummings announces his father’s death. The “Cups King” was 87.