“We’ve basically eliminated any of the referees, the gatekeepers … When this election is all over, we have to go back. There’s got to be a reckoning on all this.”
As calls intensify for a recount in key states, the impact on the American election of post-truth ‘news’ is becoming clearer.
“I’ve seen the way courts treat regular women who’ve been assaulted. What hope do you think a woman like me has?”
Sex workers face a heightened risk of assault, but the often callous treatment they receive from the justice system means many crimes go unreported.
It has been the training ground for some of Australia’s best-known artists but now the National Art School is on a knife edge as its interim administrator fights to secure its future.
Letters, Poem & Editorial
Refugee agreement not for US
It was terrific to have a factual historical description from Jane McAdam on the UN Refugee Convention (“Conventional thinking”, November 19-25). Clearly it was an additional pleasure …
Japanese installation artist Tatsuo Miyajima – the subject of a 40-year retrospective at Sydney’s MCA – uses arrays of LED light to tackle the big questions with a Buddhist perspective.
A dance class in Sydney’s western suburbs is helping young refugee women find community inclusion and cohesion through hip-hop beats.
Thirty years since the world’s worst nuclear accident, engineers are sliding a giant shield over the Chernobyl reactor to finally enable its deconstruction and decontamination.
Some Like It Hot.
Three. (Bonus points: head, thorax and abdomen.)
“Um, well, they’re not very good. I’d say that the state opposition is very, very mediocre, and the state government is very, very mediocre.”
The attorney-general offers his view of the Queensland branch of his party. If he took out the word “state”, he’d really nail it.
“I am fed up with people … calling me a racist if they cannot define one word that I have ever said in policy, or anything, that is racist.”
The racist leader of a racist party complains about being called racist. Which is a bit like listening back to your voice on an answering machine and saying, “I had no idea I sounded like that.”
“I have no worries.”
The exiled spiritual leader says he is unconcerned by the election of Donald Trump. Which is an easy enough position to hold when your life is daisy chained by reincarnation into a Trumpless future.
“He is the Jeremy Corbyn of Australian politics. Appealing to the Bernie Sanders and all the rest of it.”
The treasurer criticises Bill Shorten for his apparently soft stance on fairness. To be honest, likening the leader of Australia’s Labor Party to his British equivalent is a pretty weak burn.
“What’s occurred here is what would be considered a misdemeanour rather than a crime.”
A Mossos d’Esquadra officer confirms that Justin Bieber is not being investigated for punching a fan in the face. Which is a perfectly reasonable response to meeting a Justin Bieber fan.
“Too often I am told not to get angry, not to be a diva, not to call out a nong when he is behaving like one.”
The Labor parliamentarian delivers a blistering speech at the Emily’s List Oration in Canberra. There are no jokes about this item; it was really very good.