“This camp is about making sure people see that our conflict is with the state. Adani, Palmer, those people come and go. But the state has been doing this to us since the 1860s, forcibly removing our people and then giving our land away without our consent.”
With the Queensland government extinguishing native title rights over Wangan and Jagalingou land, the traditional owners have moved onto their ancestral Country to declare their sovereignty.
“LGBTIQ people will simply retreat back into the closet, because they don’t know if they will be able to safely access a service or turn up to school or work and not be subjected to harmful religious views or discrimination.”
The religious anti-discrimination legislation is being closely examined by interested groups.
“According to our prime minister, ‘If you have a go, you get a go.’ As it turns out, this maxim doesn’t apply to everyone. This truth became catastrophically apparent after Priya’s visa expired on March 4, 2018. Since that day, the members of her family have been denied their basic human rights.”
“There’s no doubt the populist backlash over attempts to deport a Tamil family from Queensland has caught the government by surprise. All of a sudden the perceived advantage for the Coalition in the areas of national and border security was slipping from its grasp. This was all the more of a shock to the minister for Home Affairs, Peter Dutton, who has been assiduously attacking Labor on the issues since the election. ”
Giovanni (Pork) Barilaro, deputy premier and king of Cockies Corner in the New South Wales parliament, has been busy puffing hot air and positioning himself for a move to Canberra. But he has other pressing concerns: unfortunately for Giovanni, the Australian Taxation Office has applied for a winding-up order for Ryleho Group Pty Ltd, the Queanbeyan timber doors-and-windows operation he owns with his brother Tony.
Letters, Poem & Editorial
it chilled the blood
it felt different, this time
when the deportation vans arrived
they lived next door
and were just like us:
In his article “The complacent country” (August 31-September 6) I thought Kevin Rudd offered a slightly different perspective on the left–right divide in Australian politics. He suggested that the left …
Exiled from South Africa as a teenager, Lebo M made his way to the US with nothing but his talent. Eventually he escaped poverty and built a career, creating one of cinema’s most iconic and enduring musical moments. “You get driven and get motivated by the fact that where you come from opportunity was zero, and you have an indirect responsibility to be somebody.”
“Keldoulis says one of the reasons it’s such a great place for an art fair is that as well as ‘a serious collector base’ we also have ‘a swath of wealthy Sydneysiders that aren’t directly connected to the art world. They’re often quite adventurous in the type of work they buy, and these people aren’t afraid to splash their cash.’ ”
In the hopeful spirit of the new season, the author attempts to add potatoes, succulents and more to her small garden.
1984. Bonus point: 1967.
“I am a person of high integrity. I pride myself on that. If there are cases people can point to where I have done something illegal or immoral, point to them.”
The Home Affairs minister asks for proof of unjust behaviour.
“I see Woody whenever I can, and I have had a lot of conversations with him about it ... He maintains his innocence, and I believe him.”
The actress and Time’s Up campaigner defends Woody Allen, who has been accused of assaulting his daughter when she was six years old.
“It is the parable of the Good Samaritan where we welcome in our land the stranger; where we treat them with compassion and kindness.”
The shadow Home Affairs minister puts her religious studies degree to good use, imploring the prime minister to let the Biloela family stay.
“The curses and spells used in the books are actual curses and spells; which ... risk conjuring evil spirits into the presence of the person reading the text.”
The Nashville school bans the Harry Potter books, 12 years after the series was published, for fear of demonic possessions.
“The only people who are disappointed with today’s national accounts are Anthony Albanese and Jim Chalmers, because their efforts to talk down the Australian economy have not succeeded.”
The treasurer spruiks the latest figures about Australia’s economy, which is experiencing its lowest growth rates since the global financial crisis.
“Boris is good, everyone’s great, it’s a great country … get on with it!”
The cricketer and political commentator offers his support to the embattled British prime minister.