“‘A hung parliament is unlikely,’ a senior Coalition strategist said. ‘If you had to put your money on it right now, it would be a Coalition win with a reduced majority.’”
Despite a scare campaign over a hung parliament, the election is tending to a narrow Coalition victory, with the Greens as everyone’s enemy.
“The defence lawyer’s argument that violence to women is begetting violence by women seemed to gather strength. ”
A sharp rise in female imprisonment in the Northern Territory has highlighted the broader consequences of men’s violence against women and children in Indigenous communities.
“If business is miffed that the Coalition is going softly on tax cuts, they’re not showing it. But on the Coalition’s own timeline, it’s not at all certain they’ll be in power long enough to deliver the whole plan.”
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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 …
With the Bureau of Meteorology declaring El Niño over, the time is ripe for gardeners to replant.
The latest guide at the Art Gallery of Western Australia is on a mission to change perceptions with her strangely beguiling ways.
Socceroos defender Bailey Wright on Ange Postecoglou and the challenges of playing World Cup qualifiers.
(b) 17. (Bonus point: Germany.)
Tanzania, Malawi, Zambia, Zimbabwe, Swaziland and South Africa.
“I’m definitely not a racist. I’ve got friends who are Aboriginal and family who are Aboriginal.”
The 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.”
The 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.”
The 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.”
The 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.”
The 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.”
The Maroons forward celebrates the State of Origin win. As is de rigueur in rugby league, the rest of the team was there as well.