February 4 – 10, 2017
Economics don’t add up for rural relocation
Letters, Cartoon & Editorial
Watson showed the way
Chris Wallace (“Turnbull fizzles while Rome burns”, January 28-February 3) deployed the f-word in relation to the Trump administration last week. Many commentators have thus far been unwilling …
Balm for what ails us
Martin McKenzie-Murray’s beautifully written article on Trump (“The legal case against Trump”, January 28-February 3) was like a fast-acting antibiotic against the superbug infecting the …
Lars Eidinger on Richard III, Hitler and Trump
German actor Lars Eidinger, performing his arresting Richard III at the Adelaide Festival next month, talks about Shakespeare, Trump and the value of being open to contradiction.
Biology-inspired smart fabrics
A UNSW professor has created a type of fabric that replicates bone tissue, with potential for wide-ranging medical, commercial and safety applications.
Shin Hinomoto, Tokyo
Beneath one of Tokyo’s busiest train lines is an izakaya bar run by an expat Englishman, the inheritor of his Japanese family’s long-running deal in the city’s famous fish market.
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“Fuck, that’s a lot of money.”
The property developer allegedly responds to allegedly being told it would cost $300,000 plus expenses to have business partner Michael McGurk killed. Apparently crime both pays and covers incidentals.
“Australia is not a nation that attacks successful people.”
The minister for health chastises the Labor Party for one sin or another. Presented without comment are two names at random: Gillian Triggs and Justin Gleeson.
“These are women too lazy to attract and hold a mate, undoing the work of possibly three million years of evolutionary pressure.”
The One Nation candidate argues against support for single mothers. The greater shock, however, is the revelation he is not a creationist.
“We have been blessed two times over.”
America’s queen announces she is expecting twins. Which is the only genuine promise made to the US labour market since Trump won the presidency.
“My interest is in results. I am not a political hack.”
The prime minister voices his support for more coal-fired power stations. Speaking of political hacks, here’s Malcolm Turnbull in 2009: “It is not possible to criticise the new Coalition policy on climate change because it does not exist.”
“We would much rather be doing other things, but unfortunately this was what was required of us.”
The acting police commander talks about forcibly removing homeless people from the streets of Melbourne. Other things might include, I don’t know, outreach services and funding for mental health.