March 18 – 24, 2017
Despite a Federal Court win over Indigenous Affairs Minister Nigel Scullion, a foundation supporting sufferers of a crippling genetic disease across remote Aboriginal communities is still waiting on funding promised under the previous Labor government.
Letters, Cartoon & Editorial
Woeful leadership in plentiful supply
The sane media in the United States is in full alarm about Trump, not because of his policies, such as they are, but because he appears to have a mental disorder, and they …
A bunch of sore losers
Martin McKenzie-Murray’s “Inside President Trump’s Camelot” (March 11-17) front-page diatribe reflects more on the author and his dislike of President Trump. Perhaps he should look …
Camp Cope talk music and mental illness
Camp Cope’s frank and confessional lyrics – and their campaign against sexual harassment at gigs – have won them dedicated fans who feel a personal relationship to the trio.
One of the best ways to cook zucchinis is over coals. I usually split them down the middle and cook them on the cut side only. I cook them until they are al dente, if that term can apply to more than pasta. I season the cut side for 15 minutes before I put them on the coals, and then cook until they are golden. From there, they can be sliced and dressed with most vinegars and any manner of European herbs.
Queer connections on the road
Making connections overseas can be challenging, but, for the author, a candid yet fleeting exchange provides unexpected direction.
Geoengineering against climate change
While some scientists claim solar geoengineering could be our last, best hope to deal with climate change, others say it will open the door to entirely new risks.
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“When it does happen, it’s pretty wild.”
The former One Nation adviser admits he hasn’t had sex with his wife in more than a year. Elsewhere, he says “it’s not like she said I was a dud root”. What an aphrodisiac is racism.
“I am not in the job of having evidence.”
The adviser to Donald Trump offers an honest assessment of the presidency and its relationship to truth. Conway was backing away from an earlier suggestion that a microwave had spied on Trump.
“I have never, ever admired the British people more.”
The former prime minister describes his feelings when Britain voted to leave the European Union. Because nothing makes him happy like self-defeating xenophobia.
“Too many lives are at stake to worry about being fashionable.”
The US attorney-general warns against the evils of marijuana. It’s a safe bet Sessions, despite his name, has never used marijuana or been fashionable.
“I’m out of town. Is there any way u can talk with Diane and sort things out???”
The Trump adviser responds to a landlord complaint that his “entire Jacuzzi bathtub seems to have been covered in acid”. Which is not at all suspicious and also explains why Bannon looks as if he’s made from acid-scarred mortadella.
“What Sally McManus has said is the kind of Anarcho-Marxist claptrap we used to hear from anarchists at Adelaide University in the 1980s.”
The minister for defence industry dismisses the suggestion from the new head of the Australian Council of Trade Unions that unjust laws should not be followed. Speaking of which, what happened to Peter Slipper’s diary?