“The oldest rule in politics is that disunity is death, and the NSW branch of the Liberal Party is now looking very disunited indeed.”
A 30-year war that is once again spilling over destroys Malcolm Turnbull’s claim the Liberal Party is free from factional infighting and backroom deals.
“This is the blowback from a long forgotten war. The Jakarta bombers were willing to die for revenge at what they see as justified retribution for the suffering they have endured.”
January’s Jakarta terrorist attacks have their roots in the oppression and unrest of Aceh’s hidden war.
“Only two people were interviewed by the full ABC board for leadership of Australia’s “most trusted and creative media organisation” and the salary of about $1 million that goes with it.”
“Instead of merely being a lightning rod for internal dissent, Abbott intends to lead it in public as well. He knows he won’t be returning to the ministry. ”
Letters, Poem & Editorial
Palmer must pay for mistakes
While most people have no objection to an individual or company enjoying great profits as a result of clever business acumen, the notion that an individual or company has the private right to these profits …
The author's prognosis for a brain tumour was blunt: there was no cure. It is a fact she has been making sense of since.
Mumbai's sprawling Dharavi slums are a key manufacturing centre.
Becoming the first woman to travel into space.
Haricot or navy beans.
Martina Hingis, in 1997 at age 16 and four months. (Bonus point: Ken Rosewall, in 1972 at age 37 and two months.)
“I’ll fuck that dog. I don’t give a fuck. I don’t have a sexuality.”
The captain of the Sydney Roosters celebrates Australia Day by attempting to kiss a woman, simulating sex on her dog and then urinating on himself, which is an admittedly avant-garde re-enactment of the First Fleet entering Port Jackson.
“I felt really sad that they did not have the courage to go with an LGBTI person. I thought it was time.”
The transgender activist complains she was not made Australian of the Year. She called David Morrison “a weak and conventional choice” – like Patrick White in 1973, who was quite LGBTI.
“Google et al broke no tax laws. Now paying token amounts for PR purposes. Won’t work. Need strong new laws to pay like the rest of us.”
The billionaire complains about the few hundred million in British back taxes paid by Google, somewhat ignoring the pathetic amount of tax his own companies pay.
“In Tasmania these days, there are harsher penalties for saving a tree than for endangering a child.”
The former Greens leader reflects on being arrested at a peaceful protest to protect the Lapoinya forest from logging in North-West Tasmania. He faces five years in prison.
“Talk about innovation without a commitment to quality education is just talk.”
The opposition leader announces Labor would fund further rollout of the Gonski plan if elected. In fairness, though, pretty much everything said in opposition is “just talk”.
“That artist of yours is no good. He’s made me look like a big, fat, greedy cunt.”
The then businessman allegedly upbraiding gallery owner Ray Hughes over a portrait by Lewis Miller. Hughes is said to have replied: “He is a realist painter, you know.”