“CSIRO and Geoscience Australia were not provided with copies of Adani’s full revised plans until after they had made their responses to the environment department.”
As Scott Morrison readied to call the election, Melissa Price rushed to give federal approval to Adani’s Carmichael mine, citing support from the CSIRO.
“The impact of negative gearing on the property market has been ‘exaggerated’, says AMP Capital’s chief economist, Shane Oliver. He adds that reforms are necessary, but restricting the policy to new buildings may distort the market. ”
As house prices fall around Australia, opinions are divided about the impact of the Labor Party’s proposed reforms to negative gearing.
Letters, Poem & Editorial
the pollsters are gleeful
abbott’s time has come
things, they are about to change
around warringah way
The video hit on Michael Daley
As a long-time New South Wales Labor supporter, I am grateful to the Liberals for spilling the beans on Michael Daley (Paddy Manning, “Inside the Liberal Party’s dirt unit”, April 6–12). …
As Rosslynd Piggott prepares for I Sense You But I Cannot See You – the second retrospective of her career at the National Gallery of Victoria – she reflects on her childhood in Frankston, her ambition as a young artist and her life’s work. “I did a year of teaching in 1981 in the remote Victorian country at Werrimull. I’d just come out of post-punk Melbourne, thrust up there in the middle of nowhere. I was never going to do three years up there. After that, I just ran away, basically, to St Kilda, doing dishwashing and waitressing. I knew I wanted to be an artist.”
In Transit, Christian Petzold transposes a story of World War II refugees into a contemporary setting. By pulling off this feat, he confronts viewers with their complicity in the treatment of asylum seekers today.
While old-style public housing apartment blocks conjure fond memories of the ‘real’ Hong Kong, a flawed system has seen them unable to keep up with demand, leading to near-intolerable living conditions for many tenants.
The Indian Ocean.
Stop or hold.
Meryl Streep and Robert Redford.
Measles, mumps and rubella.
Greendale. (Bonus point: Jess.)
“Drunks, homosexuals, adulterers, liars, fornicators, thieves, atheists, idolators…”
The Australian rugby union player tells everyone fun to repent. And the Lord did offer advice unto him: consider retirement.
“No, Huang, H-U-A-N-G.”
The Labor senator corrects Ian Macdonald after he asked if Penny Wong is related to Chinese billionaire Huang Xiangmo. All assembled were pleasantly surprised when Macdonald didn’t bow his head and say “arigato” in reply.
“Did you know @billshortenmp is my father? Hi dad, love you!”
Advance Australia launches its new mascot. The conservative lobbyists said the character was “political satire”, though it could also be described as a waste of $400,000.
“We are going to stand by our tradies and we are going to save their utes.”
The small business minister vows to protect apprentices from Bill Shorten’s electric vehicle push. One can only assume said tradies are not unionised.
“Julian Assange did not ‘walk out of the embassy’. The Ecuadorian ambassador invited British police into the embassy...”
The organisation tweets news of its founder’s arrest in London. Ecuador said it requested he not be extradited to a country where he could face the death penalty.
“To pay someone more, you’ve got to sack someone else to do it.”
The prime minister and former treasurer displays his economic acumen. To give a go, you’ve got to take a go.