“He said when he took the prime ministership he would not roll back the anti- solar, anti-renewables and anti-climate policies. And he’s been true to his word. He has not done anything to roll it back.”
Malcolm Turnbull is signing up for global clean energy innovation, while pushing to dismantle the local sector’s funding.
“I do think suicide should be reported and a count kept because then the extent of the problem – like the road toll – becomes clear.”
It’s long been a taboo subject, rarely spoken of in public and deliberately withheld from media reports. Now experts are seeking to destigmatise suicide – and help those at risk – by encouraging open, honest and sensitive conversation about what drives someone to want to take their own life.
“Why would Turnbull give the portfolio of special minister of state to a man who has a cloud over his treatment of the very institutions he is now charged with administering?”
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An education in tolerance
Thank you for that editorial you wrote about a disgraceful lack of human empathy (“ ‘Left like a dog, to die’ ”, November 28-December 4) and you rightfully pointed out that we all …
Former Silverchair frontman Daniel Johns’ ‘future soul’ album Talk is likely to be just his latest remodelling.
Major advances in holography are the foundation of a project to preserve stories of Holocaust survivors for future generations as an interactive, personal experience.
Crossing the Arctic’s Northwest Passage is difficult enough, but an even greater challenge lies in the local language, Inuktitut.
Sam Smith. (Bonus point: “Writing’s on the Wall”.)
Franklin D. Roosevelt.
“If we want to cut the head off the hydra that is extremism in this country, we’ve got to identify where the funding for it comes from.”
The Liberal senator complains that his inquiry to link halal certification to terrorism found no link between halal certification and terrorism. Links between the right wing of the Liberal Party and ill-informed bigotry are still being probed.
“Julie Bishop’s claim that the cabinet was solidly behind me was rendered ridiculous by the leaking that so obviously took place.”
The former PM defends his government by highlighting the parlous state of his government, rejecting any polite suggestions to the contrary.
“This behaviour is more juvenile activity and quite bizarre.”
The magistrate upbraids a production assistant from SBS’s Dateline, Nicholas Hogan, 32, for drinking 10 pints and then posting on Facebook that he would kill a police officer “in the name of Allah”. Hogan’s lawyers said it was “Chaser-style” satire and he was “very intoxicated”.
“I doubt Father Vallejo Balda would have slept with me because he does not go for women.”
The public relations expert the Pope hired for the Vatican’s anti-sleaze committee, who faces prison for allegedly leaking against the Vatican, denies having sex with the priest who is alleged to have leaked with her.
“When a major international manufacturer decides they will unilaterally force through a price hike without justification, we will resist that.”
The supermarket chain complains of rises in the cost of Tim Tams and Campbell’s stocks. Because they would never use their market position to unfairly set prices.
“Chris Kenny loses a media column. Chris Mitchell gains a media column. I don’t think my Monday mornings are going to change that much.”
The ABC’s managing director greets news that The Australian’s outgoing editor-in-chief will write a column. Mitchell is replaced in the top job by Daily Telegraph editor Paul “Boris” Whittaker.