December 18, 2021 – January 7, 2022
The revolution will be organised
“It has been nine months since tens of thousands of people across 40 cities in Australia joined the ‘March 4 Justice’ rallies on March 15. We were motivated by the myriad gendered injustices we’d seen and experienced in our lives, but catalysed very specifically by the horrific stories emerging from Parliament House.”
“This week Scott Morrison was given a lesson in the sort of diplomacy needed to deal with China, the bully that also happens to be our biggest trading partner. It was a jarring reminder, on the cusp of an election year, that the almost decade-old Coalition government is no longer fit for purpose.”
A rat with a gold tooth
“Do not be surprised if Scott Morrison attempts a similar format in the coming election campaign; what I call a ‘trust and fear’ strategy. Essentially, Morrison will pose the question to voters, ‘Who do you trust to manage the pandemic and our economic recovery and more broadly your personal and our national security?’”
Letters, Cartoon & Editorial
The word of Scott Morrison
Mike Seccombe’s insightful piece about the Liberals’ destructive New South Wales factionalism offers a distillation of Scott Morrison’s character, illustrating why he should never have …
Towards a government of integrity
Tony Windsor provides articulate detail of the forces stacked against electoral success for the independents and advice on how to proceed (“A letter to future independents”, December …
Opera director Barrie Kosky
Opera, says Barrie Kosky, is all about bringing the dead back to life – as will be seen in his Adelaide Festival production of The Golden Cockerel.
How to choose from a streaming smorgasbord
Streaming puts hundreds of thousands of hours of television at our fingertips – but how do we choose what to watch?
The Australian Ballet’s artistic director, David Hallberg, says French choreographer Jérôme Bel opened his eyes – and broke his heart.
“There comes a moment when they both fall silent as her daughter takes a long shuddering breath, and that’s when the memory drops into Caro’s consciousness, perfect as a drop of water off a stalactite. Down it smashes, tiny but insistent, into a little pool of something calcified and secret. ‘I got stung by a wasp when I was about four years old,’ she says to her daughter. ‘It really hurts, doesn’t it?’”
Life as a wayward gardener
With summer in full flight and Christmas just around the corner, the gardener’s guilt is also reaching its zenith.
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Peter Dutton’s play at weaponising Israel–Hamas war
“Peter Dutton’s weaponisation of this human disaster is a cynical caricature of the government’s response. From day one Albanese and his foreign minister, Penny Wong, have not resiled from condemning the barbarity of the Hamas slaughter of 1400 Israelis.”