June 4 – 10, 2016


Greens Leader Richard Di Natale and Deputy Leader Larissa Waters on the Great Barrier Reef.


Businesses on Mooball’s main road, Tweed Valley Way.
Students protest in March outside the Australian embassy in Dili, Timor-Leste.
A member of Iraq’s pro-government forces flashes the victory sign as smoke billows near the city of Fallujah last month.


Letters, Cartoon & Editorial


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Toxic atmosphere on Manus

Confirmation by refugee Behrouz Boochani (“Damned lies and News Corp”, May 28-June 3) that the government is supplying cigarettes to the detainees on Manus Island for consumption by …

Tracks of Tarkine 

It probably isn’t solely because he came to parliament from the mining industry that Tasmania’s mining minister Adam Brooks opposes any environmental protection of the Tarkine wilderness (Ricky …

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Jane Abbott

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Lindy West

Image for article: You Could Do Something Amazing With Your Life

Andrew Hankinson
You Could Do Something Amazing With Your Life


Image for article: El Niño, La Niña and flowering annuals


El Niño, La Niña and flowering annuals

With the Bureau of Meteorology declaring El Niño over, the time is ripe for gardeners to replant.

Image for article: AGWA launches Aggie, the humanoid robot gallery guide


AGWA launches Aggie, the humanoid robot gallery guide

The latest guide at the Art Gallery of Western Australia is on a mission to change perceptions with her strangely beguiling ways.

Image for article: All around the world: Bailey Wright, 23, soccer player


All around the world: Bailey Wright, 23, soccer player

Socceroos defender Bailey Wright on Ange Postecoglou and the challenges of playing World Cup qualifiers.

The Quiz

1. Dilma Rousseff has been deposed as president of which country?
2. Tennis player Bernard Tomic’s career-high ranking is: (a) 7; (b) 17; or (c) 27? (Bonus point for naming the country in which Tomic was born.)
3. Name any two of the six countries that border Mozambique.
4. What word beginning with ‘b’, and often used in regard to political seats, means one that leads or indicates trends?
5. Sword lily is another name for which well-known flower?
6. Which Australian artist’s new album is titled Ripcord?
7. Which English writer penned the essay Politics and the English Language?
8. What word represents the letter P in the NATO alphabet?
9. Which city has the higher population: Hobart or Darwin?
10. The physicist Niels Bohr was born in which country?

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“I’m definitely not a racist. I’ve got friends who are Aboriginal and family who are Aboriginal.”

Chris NelsonThe Woy Woy chiropractor claims a Facebook hack led to him sending messages to Nova Peris calling her a “black cunt”. He was later charged by police.


“Humans have a right to eat meat if they choose to do so, it’s as simple as that.”

Robert BorsakThe NSW Legislative Council member from the Shooters, Fishers and Farmers Party confirms he ate the elephant he shot in Zimbabwe. He later confessed he did not eat all of it.


“Dear outraged, the article I linked to is interesting in light of events of last week. It doesn’t mean I endorse author’s other views.”

Cory BernardiThe Liberal senator responds to criticism after sharing an article from a “legal rape” advocate. There is no joke to add to this item.


“My son fell in with the gorillas. There’s a male gorilla standing over him. I need someone to contact the zoo, please.”

Michelle GreggThe mother of a boy who fell into a gorilla enclosure at Cincinnati Zoo calls police. Zoo officials later shot the silverback that picked up the boy. Gregg posted on Facebook that society was too “quick to judge how a parent could take their eyes off of their child”.


“Mark is ready, willing and able to bring the fruits of his immense experience to the benefit of the entire NSW community.”

Mike BairdThe NSW premier appoints Mark Scott as education department head. The former ABC managing director has extensive experience in children’s programming and politicised funding cuts.


“It was a bit like losing your virginity. It wasn’t very nice but we got the job done.”

Sam ThaidayThe Maroons forward celebrates the State of Origin win. As is de rigueur in rugby league, the rest of the team was there as well.