“We have been utterly scapegoated by the majority of members too willing to favour peace over justice, protect the Greens brand at any cost.”
The mishandling of a sexual assault allegation is part of a series of concerns about the culture and conduct of the progressive party.
“Primarily it’s about selling the latest, most expensive drugs, with the side effects less well worked out.”
As big pharma continues to wine and dine medical practitioners, and over-prescription is rife, the ACCC is still waiting for the industry’s peak body to undertake promised reforms in reporting payments.
“With Abbott’s call to arms for conservatives “to take our party back”, the prime minister has no real option but to retaliate. And nothing is more basic than defending his leadership as completely Liberal orthodox against accusations that he is a heretic pushing the agenda of the Labor Party.”
His being attacked by Father Lyle Shelton of the Australian “Christian” Lobby is enough to make you warm to Poodles Pyne. Yes, the letterboxes in poor Poodles’ electorate of Sturt are being stuffed with flyers featuring critiques of the MP’s support for dreadful ideas such as Safe Schools and marriage equality.
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Commission’s Catholic focus questioned
Martin McKenzie-Murray quoted inaccurately and selectively from my address to the Christopher Dawson Centre in May (“The people defending Cardinal George Pell”, July 8-14). I never …
As a child, Downton Abbey’s Charles Edwards listened to the classic My Fair Lady recording with Julie Andrews and Rex Harrison. Now he's playing Henry Higgins, with Andrews directing.
Already widely used in task-based factory work, robots are now being developed with social and emotional intelligence for service in healthcare capacities as support for sick children and the elderly.
A tour of the State Library of Victoria’s little known magic collection uncovers an archive of conjuring memorabilia.
Australian Jillaroo and NRL All Star Maddie Studdon on training and playing between shifts as a stevedore.
Amazon.com. (Bonus point: Seattle.)
Anterior cruciate ligament.
Kati Thanda-Lake Eyre.
Andy Murray and Serena Williams.
Japan, Jamaica and Jordan.
“There is no judgement expressed at all in the story other than about diet.”
The editor of The Daily Telegraph defends a graphic titled “Fat chance of being healthy”, which listed same-sex attraction among the reasons schoolchildren are unwell. It would be easier to believe this was an accident if his paper wasn’t a stinking ornament to homophobia and the bullying of queer youth.
“Go whistle seems to me to be an entirely appropriate expression.”
The British foreign minister continues Brexit negotiations. He further indicated a desire to settle it with a game of chasey in which the European Union was “it”.
“Even republicans like myself can be, and in my case are, very strong Elizabethans.”
The prime minister prepares to meet the Queen. The fact this statement makes no sense can be blamed on the unique feeling of being asked to sit at the feet of an elderly woman you spent more than $2 million trying to rid the country of.
“People will die.”
The chairman of the Coalition’s climate committee warns of the impact of renewable energy, saying that it will cause people to freeze to death because of power prices. It’s lucky delusion isn’t fatal.
“In retrospect, I probably would have done things a little differently.”
The US president’s eldest son reflects on his dealings with Russian intermediaries who promised material to damage Hillary Clinton’s campaign. Given investigations under way by the Justice Department and the house and senate intelligence committees, that is probably an understatement.
“The fact of the matter is that I am more interested in talking about jobs up the road in Elizabeth than I am about what Malcolm Turnbull thinks about Queen Elizabeth.”
The opposition leader continues his unrelenting campaign to sound as uncomfortable and unbelievable as possible while prosecuting otherwise popular positions. Points off for missing a “fillip” pun in reference to the Duke of Edinburgh.