A battle between Liberals in NSW and Victoria has pulled apart a precarious ‘deal’ with the Greens and recast preferences for the election.
Against the backdrop of a US presidential election campaign, the killing of dozens of patrons at a gay nightclub in Florida starkly pits anti-Muslim sentiment against gun control – with fear as the common thread.
Pollies return fire; gunmakers’ stocks up, 22 die each day; Guthrie’s world view.
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NSW asset sales risk democracy
Thanks to Mike Seccombe and The Saturday Paper (“Baird guy”, June 11-17) for exposing the Mike Baird NSW government’s dangerous plans to sell major public Australian assets. …
A ‘robust’ 10-yearly survey is laying bare the sexual practices of Australians, providing data for health workers and demystifying taboos.
Melbourne Demons midfielder Aaron Vandenberg on the benefits of his late start in the big league.
Garbiñe Muguruza. (Bonus point: Novak Djokovic.)
Fenchurch Street and Liverpool Street.
Full Metal Jacket.
“I don’t know what is going on in the media. I don’t watch television … I do not read the newspapers.”
The federal MP justifies releasing an ad in which he shoots his opponents, days after the Orlando massacre. It wouldn’t have mattered if he watched the news or not: he can’t see gay people, and once said there were none in his electorate.
“I recognise this type. He emerges everywhere and in all eras. We see nurtured in his campaign an incipient proto-fascism … jingoistic sabre rattling, a total lack of historical awareness...”
The documentary maker condemns Donald Trump in a commencement speech at Stanford University. The slow, panning zoom went for seven minutes.
“I can tell you what my ministry will be if we win, it will be the ministry as it is today.”
The prime minister explains the likely make-up of his ministry should he win with an elaborate anagram from the phrase “there is no way Tony Abbott is going to be defence minister, you idiots”.
“There are many ... who have particularly strong negative feelings about Fred Nile.”
The Greens candidate for the seat of Sydney concedes they were wrong to preference the Christian Democrats ahead of a gay Indigenous candidate who doesn’t pray for the ruin of Mardi Gras.
“[It is possible] the burglar was someone else who was wearing unwashed underpants that had previously been worn by the accused.”
The ACT chief justice finds a man accused of robbing a Canberra cafe and leaving his soiled underpants inside not guilty, despite his DNA being found on said underpants. Because if you can steal $3900 and an iPod, you can steal a pair of Y-fronts.
“Those fucking lefties at the Herald and the ABC gave me fucking heaps but I got through it.”
The disgraced NSW detective tells Glen McNamara of media attention after he killed Warren Lanfranchi in 1981, also allegedly admitting to other murders. Rogerson and McNamara were found guilty on Wednesday of killing drug dealer Jamie Gao.