“Gary Muir is already living with asbestosis. His brother, Leamont, died from the disease in December 2013.”
Sweeping reforms to Victoria’s EPA are set to shift its focus from response to prevention, and restore the faith of communities at risk from contaminants.
Social businessman and microcredit pioneer Muhammad Yunus has devoted his life to helping millions of people – mostly women – escape poverty.
“Just as Barnett benefited from the disarray in the ALP and the backlash against the Gillard government in 2013, now he has the baggage of his Canberra colleagues replaying a similar script. ”
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Where’s the will to share the wealth?
Mike Seccombe’s “Charting the war on young people” (March 4-10) shows how the case for or against penalty rates can be a diversion from the broader issues of intergenerational …
A new genetics study into the movements of First Australians will bolster the campaign for the return of Aboriginal remains held in institutions around the world.
Above Ubud’s thronging streets there’s an eerie quiet within a Spanish artist’s rococo fantasy filled with nudes and Michael Jackson.
Mariafe Artacho del Solar on the determination and self-belief that got her to the top in beach volleyball.
Justin Timberlake. (Bonus point: six.)
“Blinded by the Light.”
“You know what is coming next, don’t you?”
The One Nation senator responds to a Melbourne scheme in which women are represented on lights at pedestrian crossings. That’s the problem with conspiracy theorists: they’re always giving away the end.
“She’s had an oversight here, she’s very sorry about it and I’ve accepted her apology.”
The prime minister forgives Michaelia Cash for forgetting to declare an investment property. The “oversight” was worth about $1.4 million, or 143 Malcolm Turnbulls.
“The premier wants you to take in some random loser off the internet to live in your granny flat in your backyard.”
The Victorian shadow treasurer criticises a proposed vacant property tax. Some people call them random losers; some people call them renters. Tomato, tomato consommé.
“He seemed to be smiling through the whole process of it, and there certainly wasn’t any thuggish behaviour.”
The NSW secretary of the construction union defends protesters yelling at John Howard. “Process” seems a rarefied way to describe yelling “Fuck you, John Howard” at a 77-year-old man, but it was also a weird way to describe the decision to invade Iraq.
“As far as having tests done – okay, I admit I was wrong with that.”
The One Nation leader retreats from a suggestion that parents use their own science to evaluate the safety of vaccinations. “Wrong about everything” would be closer to the mark, but you take what you can get.
“I am not sure I ever had a modelling career and even if I did, I am pretty sure that those days would be a long, long way behind me.”
The Labor frontbencher announces she will not contest her seat at the next election, preferring to spend time with her child and away from creepy questions at press conferences.