June 6 – 12, 2020

News

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News

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News

Calls for journalist protections

A year on from AFP raids on the ABC and a News Corp journalist, the government is being asked to ensure the right of the media to protect sources.

Home Affairs Department secretary Mike Pezzullo.

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Letters, Cartoon & Editorial

Cartoon

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Editorial
Eight minutes in America

It’s my face, man.
I didn’t do anything serious, man.
Please.
Please.
Please, I can’t breathe.

Letters

Acland’s destruction not the last

I have to confess I could not finish reading the story “How one mine ate a town” (Rick Morton, May 30–June 5), which describes New Hope Coal’s attempt to subsume a Queensland …

JobKeeper error was bad form

Karen Middleton has detailed what happened with the JobKeeper fiasco (“Keeping low”, May 30–June 5) but, presuming that business owners are not complete idiots, what I cannot understand …

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Culture

Books

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Mark O’Connell
Notes from an Apocalypse

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Mieko Kawakami
Breasts and Eggs

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Eva Holland
Nerve

Life

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Food

Carrot cake

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Life

Covid-19 life lessons

The Covid-19 pandemic has brought with it devastating health and social consequences. But it has also delivered an opportunity to learn valuable moral lessons that could benefit all of humanity.

Puzzles

Quotes

MISNOMER

“The death of Lloyd George was a shocking and sickening act.”

Dave SharmaThe Wentworth MP and noted former diplomat offers his condolences after the killing of George Floyd in the US state of Minnesota.

HISTORY

“Australia is not the United States.”

Scott MorrisonThe prime minister breaks with decades of foreign policy and declares Australia its own country.

EQUIVALENCE

“If the complaint is sustained against him, you would have to say he has had a bad day.”

Mick FullerThe New South Wales police commissioner says he’s sympathetic to the police officer who slammed an Indigenous teenager face first into the pavement, which might also constitute a bad day.

MINING

“As a matter of urgency, we are reviewing the plans of all other sites in the Juukan Gorge area.”

Chris SalisburyThe Rio Tinto chief executive apologises for his company’s destruction of two 46,000-year-old Aboriginal rock shelters in Western Australia by not ruling out destroying the rest of the site.

STIMULUS

“It won’t be for everyone, no doubt.”

Michael SukkarThe Housing minister admits the HomeBuilder scheme will have eligibility restrictions. The package has disappointed social housing advocates, and every renovator who was hoping to add a sauna.

GENEROSITY

“For kids in the streets that need a bail funds for George Floyd protests matching the local energy.”

Virgil AblohThe Louis Vuitton menswear artistic director and Off-White chief executive shares a screenshot of his $50 donation, which wouldn’t be enough to buy one Off-White sock.

ISRAEL–HAMAS WAR