It was not just his popularity that won Malcolm Turnbull the leadership. There was also a long-running plan to reboot policy.
International marine experts met this week to discuss the rising number of shark attacks in Australian waters and the technological innovations that may help to prevent them.
Hindsight and evaluation cannot alter the fate of Luke Batty. But a coroner’s report into his ‘unforeseeable’ murder has at least identified systemic failings in the handling of mental illness and domestic violence.
Kunduz captured; US loses control but Obama soars; drug ship queries; Train gets navy intel back on track.
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Letters & Editorial
Smallest victims of our treatment
Not only is “concern” not “metastasis[ing] into decency” (Editorial, “Dutton for punishment”, September 26-October 2) in the treatment of asylum seekers, even …
Unveiling the hidden beauty of celeriac.
Is a growing tendency to overprescribe tests and treatments turning the elderly into ‘professional patients’?
Steeped in mystery and romanticism, Australia’s deserts unveil their secrets to those patient enough to traverse them on foot.
Champion wheelchair athlete Kurt Fearnley on turning a disability into a strength.
True (for Britain in 1974).
Marise Payne. (Bonus point: five.)
“The ABC has become increasingly left wing. Blatantly so.”
The self-satirising former satirist tells The Australian newspaper about media bias.
“My family have been nothing but supportive all the way through, of everything but my hair.”
The Fremantle footballer celebrates winning the Brownlow Medal. In fairness to his parents, he does look like he has lost a bet.
“If he stood and no one else did, we’d back him.”
The New Zealand prime minister outlines the circumstances in which he would support Kevin Rudd to be United Nations secretary-general. Which is as close to an endorsement as Rudd has come.
“If I win, they’re going back.”
The Republican front-runner explains his plan for Syrian refugees living in the United States. Going back is also his plan on living standards and the rights of minority groups. The only thing going forward, frankly, is his hair.
“There’s obviously been a lot of dirty water under the bridge.”
The former prime minister continues his whistle-stop tour of conservative radio stations. It’s not fair to say that he’s white-anting, in that white ants are much more subtle.
“My 25-year history of peaceful, prayerful action speaks for itself.”
The anti-abortion campaigner complains that his visa to enter Australia was cancelled. He said the decision was “based on a pile of lies”. Much like his activism.