“The labels were already made. Then I’d go off and try to find some science that supported it. It was backwards. The health claims came first, then we’d find some evidence.”
Amid serious concerns about its products’ efficacy, complementary medicine giant Swisse will do anything for credibility.
“A third of Northern Territory police time is spent dealing with domestic violence. Aboriginal women are victims in 72 per cent of all cases.”
Prompted by the deaths of two Aboriginal women in the Northern Territory, an inquest has been held to examine ‘extreme domestic violence’ and the seeming inability of the justice system to protect those at risk.
Timor-Leste’s leaders are at odds over progressing with plans for a huge oil and gas project despite the uncertain outcome of talks in The Hague over maritime boundaries.
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Chris Ray’s article “Exclusive: Toxic chemical conflict” (August 27-September 2) paints a picture of environmental consultancy firms colluding with the Department of …
On the windswept extremities of Tasmania, wilderness, wildlife and walking go hand in hand.
Just as political opponents may form friendships based on their shared circumstances in Canberra, the relationship of biographer and subject is equally complex.
Brent Harvey. (Bonus point: Darren Lockyer.)
The lower leg.
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart.
Hirohito (Emperor Shōwa).
Nick Xenophon Team.
“I fell asleep. We had a 40-minute speech by one man reading somebody else’s words which we heard on the campaign trail for nine weeks.”
The new senator explains photographs of him sleeping during the governor-general’s address to parliament. The Human Bedtime is right to be counting: he’s the oldest person elected to parliament, beating Edward Braddon’s record from 1901. Braddon had one-fifth as many wives and half as many livers.
“We need to learn … how to have a more efficient combination between political requests and political donations.”
The chairman of property developer Yuhu Group and one of the largest political donors in Australia bemoans being used as a “cash cow” by Australian politicians. In fairness, our system of political bribery is inefficient and lacks transparency.
“Can you use this photo, please and thank you.”
The Sydney woman, charged with escaping lawful custody, asks media to use a more flattering photograph of her in reports. She was quickly recaptured.
“I am looking at this in total disbelief. I used to have faith in our justice system but there is no justice in this.”
The former NSW police minister complains of an ICAC finding that he intended to evade electoral laws. It is much easier to have faith in a system that is not investigating you.
“Taskforce Heracles detectives have charged a 49-year-old NSW woman with 70 counts of theft and deception-related offences.”
Victoria Police announce charges against former Health Services Union boss Kathy Jackson. No word on whether Christopher Pyne still regards her as a “lion of the union movement” or Tony Abbott thinks her a “brave, decent woman”.
“We did not want that to be what people think of our people. Our memories of him aren’t that.”
The cousin of 14-year-old Elijah Doughty, who was killed when he was run over with a ute, explains why she stood between police and protesters outside a Kalgoorlie court, her arms outstretched in peaceful defiance.