“It is the youth justice system being examined here, even if Voller himself has become the public’s cognitive handle for that system. ”
As Australia sees Dylan Voller’s face for the first time, the deeper questions of the royal commission are only beginning.
“The fact that almost all the benefits of growth in recent years had flowed to a tiny group of people at the top of income distribution was not just a problem for the poorly paid or unemployed workers, but for the whole economic system.”
With wage inequality at record highs and technology plundering jobs, a universal basic income is being championed. But how to foretell the problems, let alone possible solutions?
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Talking about death and dying
Jane Caro’s empathic article (“The living end”, December 10-16) recounts four tragic end-of-life stories – they are recurring themes in my 25 years of counselling. In …
Inconclusive studies haven’t deterred enthusiasts from claiming marijuana as a performance-enhancing drug, from Ganja Yoga to the world’s first ‘cannabis gym’.
Sarah & Sebastian’s exceptionally delicate pieces of gold and silver jewellery combine handmade artistry with commercial fabrication techniques.
Ed Sheeran’s. (Bonus point: James Blunt.)
“Our education standards continue to fall, our economy is idling and governments across the nation continue to think more rules and regulations will fix the problems.”
The Liberal senator muses on the country’s problems and the fact nothing is being done about them. Eventually, someone will tell him he’s in government.
“In relation to this ‘comfort women’ thing… it’s not a pure commemoration as such. It’s highly politically motivated.”
The president of the Australia–Japan Community Network confirms their 18C complaint against a monument to “comfort women” erected by Sydney’s Korean community. Another way to deal with the issue is not to make women sex slaves during wars.
“Merry Christmas USA Thank You Tour 2016.”
The president-elect names his latest series of rallies. The words “turkey”, “very beautiful”, “eggnog”, “not sad” and “white bread” would not fit on the poster.
“I direct Mr Obeid be taken down.”
The supreme court justice sentences Labor powerbroker Eddie Obeid to five years in prison for misconduct in public office. Taken down is an understatement.
There are a large number of people who were rorting it and there are a large number of people who are drug addicts and they think they meet the criteria.”
The former speaker and acknowledged expert in entitlement condemns welfare recipients from the vantage of her glass helicopter.
“Don’t bring these sort of views into the minds of young kids.”
The immigration minister condemns as “political correctness gone mad” the thought that a school might not sing Christmas carols. Still on his list of things that can be put into the minds of young children: suicidal ideation caused by indefinite detention for the legal act of seeking asylum.