“In Labor HQ, they think the turnbull video reveals some kind of deficit. One source ventures that it’s the kind of thing you would expect from the Labor side.”
As Malcolm Turnbull releases a video about his single-parent childhood, the Coalition and Labor are working overtime to sell their chiefs’ ‘authentic’ styles.
“Guthrie emphasises the importance of content and quality, implicitly questioning the corporation’s Scott-era emphasis on chasing ratings.”
The ABC’s new managing director has taken the reins with a focus on substance and a return to international broadcasting.
A proposed gravel mine in the hills south of Perth threatens to devastate the breeding habitat of three federally protected black cockatoo species, incensing local residents devoted to their protection.
“The media coverage of Indigenous issues spins on a few old shibboleths. To talk about anything else is too difficult, too serious. It doesn’t keep First Australians where they are supposed to be; doesn’t use the same old stories to keep us in our place. ”
“That is all you need to know about election 2016. It is a battle of two battles. The Coalition needs voters to see it as a choice between stability and instability. The ALP needs the same voters to decide their vote based on fairness versus unfairness.”
Letters & Editorial
A bleak prediction
Martin McKenzie-Murray (“The real story on the Barrier Reef”, June 4-10) has nailed the current reef crisis comprehensively. It is a tragedy that we are at the mercy of an irresponsible environment minister …
The Australian-born Hollywood producer putting women’s stories at the centre of film and television.
The new DCM-designed pavilion at the Venice architecture biennale is host to a very Australian public space – the swimming pool.
Sibling-run label Alpha 60 design uniforms for Tasmania’s MONA and look to international expansion.
Open-water swimmer Jarrod Poort’s plan to make waves in Rio.
Dharma & Greg. (Bonus point: Jenna Elfman.)
Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas.
Blue, green, white and black.
Edward de Bono.
“No, not selling penis pumps. My domain name has been bought by these ‘guys’. Any help is welcome in ending this cybersquat!”
The former member for Lyne explains he is not using his website to sell sex aids. Which is a shame: his speech on forming minority government was an incredible advertisement for lasting longer.
“I don’t see headlines that read, ‘Brock Turner, Guilty of drinking too much and the sexual promiscuity that goes along with that.’ ”
The woman sexually assaulted by US Olympic hopeful Brock Turner reads a letter to her attacker. Turner defended his crime. His father complained the swimmer had lost his appetite for steaks.
“All of his organs failed but his heart wouldn’t stop beating. For 30 minutes… his heart just kept beating.”
The daughter of boxer Muhammad Ali describes his death. He was 74.
“I got the termination notice. No worries, crack on. It was always a side show.”
The member for Canning in Western Australia confirms he was sacked from the Army Reserve for using a photograph of himself in uniform in campaign material. Of all the bad things that can be done in uniform, running for the Liberal Right is up there.
“This karaoke sequel announced recently would be totally ridiculous.”
The manager of The Who condemns plans to make an unauthorised sequel to their film Quadrophenia. It is a touch risky throwing around phrases such as “totally ridiculous” when your original starred Sting as a mod bellhop.
“It is clear the ferocity of this storm was such that the damage has been unbelievable up and down the coast.”
The NSW premier surveys damage from storms that lashed the state, killing three people. Similar storms devastated parts of Tasmania.