Following a sponsored visit by Reagan adviser Arthur Laffer, Malcolm Turnbull’s budget is based on the fallacy of his trickle-down economics.
“These were the people who were hidden behind razor wire on faraway islands. For the first time, Australians can meet them.”
One of only two journalists to have visited Nauru since it effectively closed its borders to scrutiny reconnects with one of the families released into community detention in Australia after the Let Them Stay protests.
For many years a Melbourne Jewish doctor has been fighting assiduously to prove the Catholic Church in Poland willingly participated in a scam to steal her forebears’ land. Finally, justice has been served.
“This budget was more than an opportunity missed, it was a wilful blind eye to an emerging central economic reality. ”
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Letters & Editorial
Closing the camps is Greens policy
Your otherwise excellent editorial on the disgrace of offshore detention (“Bribe and prejudice”, April 30-May 6), practised by previous Labor and current Coalition …
Tired of the office? Maybe it has less to do with work and more to do with the height of the building and the weather outside.
Two depressives talk about love, survival and singing puppets.
Meet Kerryn Manning, the harness racing driver who’s won more than 3500 races.
Tara Brown. (Bonus points: Liz Hayes, Charles Wooley, Michael Usher, Allison Langdon and Ross Coulthart.)
Mobile army surgical hospital.
On the Moon.
“Their activities and these behaviours must end.”
The immigration minister blames refugee advocates for self-harm in offshore detention centres. He has the face and moral credibility of a boiled potato.
“We thought it couldn’t get any better 12 months ago when the eyes of the world were on us as we reinterred the bones of Richard III, but this is even better.”
The mayor of Leicester celebrates his city’s remarkable Premier League title win. The city has promised not to build a car park over any of the players.
“I hope this sector will acknowledge and demonstrate their gratitude to him in his years of retirement from this place.”
The former prime minister encourages the mining sector to repay Ian Macfarlane for the favours he did them as industry minister. Because at a certain point it’s not even worth pretending to have credibility.
“Well, you should shell out for them, you should support them, a wealthy man like you.”
The prime minister responds to a question on housing affordability, telling ABC presenter Jon Faine that he should just buy his kids property. This is literally the Coalition’s housing policy: have rich parents.
“Cows make an extreme sacrifice for humanity but that is their position in God’s plan as food for the predators.”
The owner of celebrity vegan restaurant Café Gratitude responds to leaked pictures of him eating a hamburger. Engelhart “transitioned” into meat eating after 40 years of vegetarianism and one drunken cab trip past a drive-through.
“He was a formidable advocate of the causes in which he believed. Despite our political differences I regarded him as a friend.”
The NSW premier remembers Greens MLC John Kaye, who died this week after a brief battle with cancer. He was 60.