“Andrew Hastie’s rhetoric … lays bare his Cold-War mentality and ideological bias.”
Beijing’s Australian embassy denounces the Liberal MP for comparing Chinese influence in Australia to the Nazi invasion of France. Hastie refused to say if he believed the situation was evolving.
“G’day, it’s Kevin Rudd here – the global handball king.”
After failing to make the shortlist for secretary-general of the United Nations, the former prime minister announces a new career. To be clear, he was talking about the sport and not the political tactic.
“It’s not just a loss for me, it’s a loss for all of us, and I’m very, very, very sorry.”
The former public servant apologises after losing a High Court appeal against her sacking for tweeting criticisms of the government under a pseudonym while employed by the Immigration Department. The only people the department thinks should be anonymous are children in detention.
“Now your daughter can be in a toilet with a man (waxed balls and all) identifying as a woman.”
The former head of the Australian Christian Lobby continues the toilet-sniffing obsessions of the anti-trans movement. He calls this Pandora’s box, because he is completely fixated on genitals.
“Thank you, Crown Casino, damn, and they didn’t let me in, or him or this guy. Wow, we got a long way to go.”
The basketballer criticises Crown for allowing only the white member of his entourage to enter its Melbourne casino, an accusation the company denies. Crown is not taking bets on whether the episode was racially motivated.
“Just remember that your real job is that if you are free, you need to free somebody else. If you have some power, then your job is to empower somebody else.”
The novelist, teacher and Nobel laureate surrenders to the wind and rides it. She was 88.