“The irony is that Dastyari hadn’t broken any of the disclosure rules. He even declared his dumb mistake. But what gave the government attacks force is that he appeared to have been caught out telling his Chinese donors what they wanted to hear. ”
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Who to trust on medical evidence?
Thank you for shining a light on supplement companies that may have dubious evidence for the efficacy of their products (Martin McKenzie-Murray, “Inside Swisse and its vexed ABC deal”, …
As her father slips closer to death, the author assumes a peripatetic, reflective rhythm, travelling between her rural Tasmanian home and an inner-Melbourne hospice.
Amid the violent geology of Iceland, with its volcanoes and hot geysers it is the stillness that lingers in the memory.
GWS Giants defender Nick Haynes ahead of his team’s qualifying final against the Sydney Swans.
Queens. (Bonus point: five.)
Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels.
“I’m not sure that you will ever have a 50/50 thing… Women play a significantly greater part of filling the caring role in our communities, which inevitably will place some limits on their capacity.”
The former prime minister expresses doubts about equal representation of women in parliament. In fairness, his mother had to care for him at home until he was 32.
“I will swear at you in that forum.”
The president of the Philippines cautions Barack Obama against mentioning extrajudicial killings to him, also calling him a “son of a whore”. Obama later cancelled their meeting.
“I’m paying a price for a mistake.”
The Labor senator laments the decisions that preceded his resignation from the frontbench. He paid the price, but only after asking three separate Chinese developers if they would pay it for him.
“She’s trigger-happy and very unstable, whether we like it or not.”
The Republican presidential candidate raises his concerns over Hillary Clinton’s military policy. Trump has previously promised to invade Syria, invade Libya and reinvade Iraq, mostly for oil.
“A treaty is something that two nations make with each other, and obviously Aboriginal people are the First Australians, but in the end we’re all Australians together, so I don’t support a treaty.”
The former prime minister explains his view that a treaty with Indigenous Australians would divide the country. What he really means is “repair the” divide “in” the country.
“I do not merely love Rayya; I am in love with Rayya.”
The author of Eat, Pray, Love announces she is in a relationship with her best friend, Rayya Elias. The realisation of their love came after Elias was diagnosed with terminal cancer.