“The reason they’re in Darwin is not for the lifestyle. It’s because of the relatively low tax regime.”
Relaxed regulations surrounding online gambling have turned the Northern Territory into a haven for sports betting agencies.
The Republican National Convention to install Donald Trump as the party’s presidential candidate has put on show bitter internal divisions and the rancorous tone with which his campaign will attack the Democrats’ Hillary Clinton.
Republicans drop ‘two-state’ solution; Erdoğan consolidates power after coup; envelope journalism by app.
“The significance of the industry to the economy is in freefall, and it has happened in spite of huge increases in coal export volumes ... We’re left with an industry of much less value doing far more harm.”
“For a prime minister who had just won an election, Turnbull’s hold on authority is remarkably precarious. ‘He’s a sitting duck and he knows it,’ was the way one of his MPs put it.”
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Andrew Wilkie (Martin McKenzie-Murray, “Up in arms”, July 16-22) is Australia’s equivalent of Daniel Ellsberg or, more recently, Edward Snowden. An insider whose access to the unfiltered …
Veteran US satirist P. J. O’Rourke on Hillary Clinton, his fondness for Trump supporters and the gonzo ethos.
Studio Voltaire director Joe Scotland on how art can help us think about and understand the world.
As her partner bears witness to all the ambiguity her illness entails, the author has learnt what it means to truly love.
The life-changing hearing aid that connects via Bluetooth to doorbells, appliances and fire alarms.
V8 driver Chelsea Angelo on raw talent, sexism and going really, really fast.
60 Minutes. (Bonus point: Tracey Curro.)
Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory.
“This was my mistake, and I feel terrible for the chaos I have caused Melania and the Trumps, as well as to Mrs Obama. No harm was meant.”
The family friend who wrote Melania Trump’s plagiarised campaign speech takes the blame for lifting sections from Michelle Obama’s earlier speech. It’s the first speech in his campaign, incidentally, where harm was not meant.
“At the moment the most important thing is to get home with my family, especially to my two boys who believe their dad is never coming home.”
The agent in Channel Nine’s botched child abduction operation celebrates his release from a Lebanese prison. Nine’s credibility is yet to post bail.
“No matter what is the penalty ... we will still continue to fight against suppression from the government.”
The student who led Hong Kong’s mass pro-democracy rallies is found guilty of unlawful assembly. He faces five years in prison.
“If it’s not there, it means it’s somewhere else.”
The project director for the Dutch company leading the underwater search for MH370 explains both the rules to hide and seek and the fact he may have spent two years looking in the wrong place.
“The lack of fish was the most shocking thing.”
The Coral Watch chief investigator describes a “complete ecosystem collapse” in certain parts of the Great Barrier Reef, were he saw half as many fish as usual and some species not at all. Paul Kennedy has been sent to look for them.
“I would like to see it stopped now for Australia because I want to feel safe, as all our citizens do, when they go out to celebrate Australia Day.”
The television host calls for an end to Muslim immigration. Waleed Aly later said Kruger was not evil, but was eerily silent on her brother Freddy.