As Timor-Leste reactivates arbitration over Australian espionage, a Melbourne-raised woman is in the engine room of the nation’s international push to settle its maritime borders.
“This is really one of the first times a major fund has taken a decision based on ethics and the wishes of their members. That’s the reason we’re seeing massive push-back.”
Borrowing lessons from fossil fuel divestment, a group of activists and investment funds are using the sharemarket in an attempt to shape refugee policy.
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Martin Mackenzie-Murray’s comment on the protests that stopped the extraordinary overreach of the Australian Border Force’s Operation Fortitude, that “protesters lacked perspective”, …
She’s played everything from English aristocrats to Melbourne stalkers. Now Emily Blunt has joined the FBI.
The latest wearable tech promises to alter our mood at the touch of a button, delivering electrical pulses to the temple.
The Cobourg Peninsula, north-east of Darwin, hosts ancient rock art treasures and the invigorating presence of ever-lurking crocodiles.
12. (Bonus points: Light Fingers, 1965; Viewed, 2008.)
The Western Wall.
This House of Grief, by Helen Garner.
“I deeply regret my actions on that day. I take great pride in my work and the footage from that day does not reflect who I am as a professional or a person.”
The conservative Canadian candidate regrets urinating into a coffee mug while the subject of a camera trap investigation into home repairs. People who live in glass houses would not do this.
“If I had known this lion had a name and was important to the country or a study obviously I wouldn’t have taken it.”
The dentist who killed Cecil the lion confirms he only hunts no-name and home-brand animals.
“May every parish, every religious community, every monastery, every sanctuary of Europe, take in one family.”
The head of the Catholic Church suggests an answer to the Syrian refugee crisis.
“There’s no demonstrable evidence to support us becoming a western suburb of Sydney.”
The South Australian deputy opposition leader confirms the Liberals will block legislation to align the state’s time zone with the eastern capitals. Extension work on the M7 ceases accordingly.
“This seems to me to be becoming an opportunistic cycle which is masking the true humanitarian need which is the responsibility of Western nations.”
The senator brings his unique experience of opportunism – be it on gays or halal food or abortion – to bear on the refugee crisis in Europe.
“I have had no involvement whatsoever in the disappearance of William Tyrrell.”
The washing machine repairman implicated in the disappearance of toddler William Tyrrell releases a video defending his innocence.