His stellar career has lately been dogged by controversy, but Adam Goodes retires as a proud Indigenous man calling out his code’s racist underbelly.
“It’s still upsetting to know that you can’t really be yourself. You have to live as if your identities are mutually exclusive.”
Gay Muslims in the West can face lack of acceptance within their families and their religion, as well as experiencing wider prejudice against their faith, fostering a complex and contradictory identity.
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Hard-right Liberals shown the door
The election of Malcolm Turnbull was a triumph of political sanity over the disastrous two years of the Abbott experiment (Sophie Morris, “End of an error: how Turnbull triumphed”, September …
Artist Marco Fusinato’s punk roots support a career of multimedia works that probe boundaries, such as his Venice Biennale installation that asks visitors to transform books into a pile of money.
Every day he calls his mother in Afghanistan, just to see if his family is still alive.
From an almost bare pantry comes a spontaneous treat.
Australian labels such as Bassike are hitting their mark in LA’s boho-turned-boutique-loving Venice Beach.
In Venice, everyone’s romantic sojourn provides the picture-postcard moments of everyone else’s.
Late-bloomer Lee Spurr on hitting his straps with the Fremantle Dockers.
As You Like It.
(c) Buddhism. (Bonus point: tea.)
Australian Test cricket team.
“I can just quote to you from Thucydides’ work, two and a half thousand years ago.”
The prime minister draws back through history in his praise of war correspondents, skipping over another line often attributed to Thucydides: “It is frequently a misfortune to have very brilliant men in charge of affairs.”
“I don’t think they’ve done it for fun reasons, they’ve done it for dumb reasons.”
The South Sydney Rabbitohs chief executive runs through all of the reasons for taking drugs, after a suspected overdose of prescription medication put Dylan Walker and Aaron Gray in intensive care.
“I want to move on with my life and do something where I get my own voice.”
The chief of staff to former prime minister Tony Abbott on her next move. Speaking of own voices, much of cabinet is feeling the same way.
“I don’t know what the point of Tony Abbott was but it was fun while it lasted. It was like taking heroin – it was incredibly exhilarating, and it was right that you stopped.”
The satirist parses Australia’s former prime minister, making a strong case for the installation of blue lights in voting booths.
“I am absolutely overjoyed.”
The foreign correspondent learns that his Al Jazeera colleagues, Mohamed Fahmy and Baher Mohamed, have been pardoned and freed from prison in Egypt.
“I am also conscious of the courage with which you have faced difficult moments in the recent history of the church in this country.”
The leader of the Catholic Church addresses America’s response to clergy abuse, applying a broad definition of courage that seems to include the bravery required to hinder police investigations and terrorise victims.