“The view – a pretty universally held one – is Brandis is an embarrassment as an attorney-general. He is a disgrace.”
Holes in the time line of the WA Bell case pose serious questions about a position that stood to cost the government $300 million.
“At the time of collecting, Dennis Nona’s criminal history was not known. The acquisition of these works was judged purely on aesthetic, social and art historical grounds.”
The sentencing of artist Dennis Nona for child abuse, and fresh reports of Donald Friend’s paedophilia, raises deeper questions about what we do with the art of fallen heroes.
Letters & Editorial
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Erik Jensen’s article (“Change The Date”, November 26-December 2) is timely and well supportable. We should, however, seek a day with no attachment to war or victory (or, as in the case …
When news of the death of their teenage cousin reached Oliver Mol ’s brother on the eve of a trek across Spain, the journey became one of raising awareness.
Visitors to North Korea’s state-run restaurant franchise in Shanghai might second-guess the polished smiles of the all-singing staff.
Andy Griffiths and Terry Denton.
False. It belongs to the weasel family.
E. M. Forster.
Adele. (Bonus point: “Rumour Has It”.)
Luke Foley or Matthew Guy.
“I question the security in this building... We all live in fear.”
The One Nation leader voices support for a fence to be built around the parliament. It’s a fair point: she got in twice.
“I don’t want to denigrate Kazakhstan, or indeed their artistic skills with movies like Borat.”
The education minister responds to the fact Australia has slipped behind the central Asian country in maths and science education. And, presumably, British-American pop culture references.
“The deputy prime minister has now strayed beyond what is acceptable.”
The speaker reprimands Barnaby Joyce for reading a quote about “sucking off these f’ing dogs all day” during a debate on the building and construction commission. Amber Heard’s Yorkshire terriers watched on, anxious.
“A bunch of bong-sniffing, dole-bludging, moss-munching, glue-guzzling, Kmart Castros are again vandalising parliament.”
The senator complains about protesters gluing themselves to railings in Parliament House. Speaking of vandalism, he helped Boris Johnson win office.
“Bill Shorten thinks rich kids from Europe should pay less tax than Pacific Islanders working here to send money back to their villages.”
The prime minister castigates Labor over its opposition to his backpacker tax. Turnbull would like to be clear that the only person representing the interests of rich white kids who prefer to minimise tax is him.
“Thanks to the Greens for doing what Labor should have done.”
The deputy prime minister hails the passing of a 15 per cent backpacker tax. To be honest, the Greens have spent two decades doing what Labor should have done.