“Turnbull’s colleagues proffered the view that if he focused on an overarching narrative for the government, Abbott’s interventions would gain less traction.”
As Turnbull’s supporters become anxious about an absence of narrative and clear advice, his problems are greater than a vengeful Tony Abbott.
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The truth exposed
Last week’s front page (Karen Middleton, “Foreign policy in the age of Trump”; Mike Seccombe, “Inside Q Society’s sick, sad world”, February 25-March 3) left me puzzled about the …
It’s not always easy to quiet the mind, even under the venerable direction of a monk in a Buddhist temple.
Hearing impairment is underestimated and costly, but a new inquiry is set to amplify attention on the problem.
Special Air Service. (Bonus point: “Who Dares Wins”.)
“I’m sorry, no, there’s a mistake. Moonlight, you guys won best picture. This is not a joke.”
The producer of La La Land realises his film has been given the Oscar for Best Picture in error. Because any prize given to a musical is a mistake.
“Most of these fuckers have their own TV shows.”
The Labor senator identifies those apparently silenced by the Racial Discrimination Act. Sam might not have a show himself, but his hair does look like it’s come from the standby props department at Grundy Television.
“We felt that it was appropriate to release the information.”
The secretary of the Department of Human Services defends leaking private information related to a critic of Centrelink’s debt collection. Privacy is expensive and the poor can’t afford it.
“The committee bowed at the altar of political correctness, they heeded the caution of the saturated mattress.”
The rogue senator complains that a committee did not recommended changes to the Racial Discrimination Act, taking to new heights the right’s obsession with urination and being racist.
“Diversity is the weaponisation of political correctness, and it’s going to kill us all.”
The conservative columnist explains why women should not participate in the military and also why conservative columnists have a reputation for being batshit crazy.
“From now on, America will be empowered by our aspirations, not burdened by our fears.”
The US president uses his first speech to Congress to pretend that he did not just win an election built entirely on the burden of people’s fears.