“An inquiry, Turnbull said, would ‘expose the culture that allowed it to remain unrevealed for so long’. But what occurred at Don Dale was not ‘unrevealed’. ”
Abuse and tough rhetoric on crime are part of the same volatile equation, the former NT child commissioner explains.
At the forefront of Timor-Leste’s fight for independence, José Ramos-Horta remains an active figure in world politics. He shares his thoughts on Kevin Rudd, hypocrisy over maritime borders and making another bid for the Timorese presidency.
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Letters & Editorial
Facing the coal truth
The article “In the coal light of day” by Guy Pearse (July 23-29) was an exactingly researched exposé of the brazen hypocrisy with which successive Australian governments have concealed the …
The fledgling sport of drone racing has pilots viewing the course through cameras mounted on their stripped-down, supercharged craft.
Australian Brandenburg Orchestra.
Eugene (Gene) Cernan.
The Gold Coast. (Bonus point: Q1.)
“The cardinal calls for an investigation to assess whether any actions of elements of the Victoria Police and the ABC program amount to a conspiracy to pervert the course of justice.”
The office of George Pell accuses the ABC of perverting the course of justice by reporting child sexual abuse allegations against him. His church is a world expert in both fields.
“When the left-wing media and GetUp! and the unions get together with the Melbourne-based feminists to have a go at you ... what more can they do?”
The former member for Indi enumerates the forces arrayed against her. She fought bravely on a platform of disengagement, arrogance and general unpleasantness, but it was not enough.
“Russia, if you’re listening, I hope you’re able to find the 30,000 emails.”
The presumptive leader of the free world encourages a foreign power to conduct espionage against former secretary of state Hillary Clinton. There is no joke to go with this item.
“Any cursory glance at Mr Rudd’s temperament and capacity would show that Mr Rudd is poorly qualified for this role.”
The Liberal senator cautions against endorsing Kevin Rudd’s bid for the leadership of the United Nations. Abetz has previously dismissed the UN as “the last resort of those that can’t argue their case domestically” – which is an almost perfect description of Rudd’s campaign.
“In my culture the housewife is the queen.”
The deputy mayor of Ryde in Sydney explains why he told a senior bureaucrat that she would be “better as a housewife”. Some of his best friends are housewives etc.
“The most painful goodbyes are the ones that are never said and never explained.”
The father of Thomas Kelly, killed in a one-punch assault four years ago, mourns the death of his other son, Stuart, who was found dead this week.