March 26 – April 1, 2022


Minister for Industry, Energy and Emissions Reduction Angus Taylor.


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Chicken suit politics

Every three years, whoever leads the Labor Party is stripped to the waist, covered in tar and feathers, and marched through The Daily Telegraph’s newsroom, clucking and scratching like a chicken. The ritual is designed to debase the leader and show Rupert Murdoch’s dominance.


Real cuts in emissions needed

It’s hardly a “blunder” when a Coalition government decision results in windfall profits to a generous donor sector in preference to the financiers of the scheme – Australian taxpayers, …

Offsets not used for purpose

Mike Seccombe’s article prompts me to point out that the prime intent of carbon offsets is to accelerate and optimise overall decarbonisation efforts. Offsets are only meant to be used to offset …

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Charlotte Grimshaw
The Mirror Book

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David George Haskell
Sounds Wild and Broken: Sonic Marvels, Evolution’s Creativity and the Crisis of Sensory Extinction

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Sian Prior
Childless: A Story of Freedom and Longing


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Brussels sprout mallung

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When the phone rings

A series of tests led to an unexpected cancer diagnosis and a summer reflecting on life, luck and the diligence of two doctors.

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Gabriella Pereira’s Beare Park

Gabriella Pereira’s Beare Park, launched just last year, seeks to balance fashion with style, creating locally produced, high-end clothing made from natural fibres.


Roman Abramovich’s crumbling web

Russia’s invasion of Ukraine has thrown soccer powerhouse Chelsea FC’s future into limbo, with its billionaire saviour, Roman Abramovich, entangled in sanctions against his homeland.

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“If Albanese was asked about unconscious bias and cultural appropriation and critical race theory, all these things… he’d say ‘Oh yeah, they’re valid theories.’”

Mark LathamThe former Labor leader says he doesn’t believe Anthony Albanese represents “mainstream values”. Latham has a large scar on his forehead, presumably where they took out his brain.


“I must admit we were very disappointed and shocked to hear the news.”

Scott MorrisonThe prime minister responds to Brian Houston’s resignation from the Hillsong church after allegations of inappropriate behaviour towards two women. It does explain why Morrison tried to get Houston into the White House: he and Donald Trump would have gotten on famously.


“Political advertising should not be undertaken except when there’s an election on, and there’s no election on yet.”

Philip RuddockThe mayor of Hornsby warns that rubbish from bins with pictures of Scott Morrison on them may not be collected by council. As in office, said bins will be left to overflow with putrid garbage.


“Angus has united the energy sector in a way I’ve never seen in my life. Everyone disagrees with him.”

Malcolm TurnbullThe former prime minister criticises Angus Taylor’s woeful handling of the energy market. This is the same Malcolm Turnbull who appointed him to the ministry.


“I can no longer sit on the sidelines. Incredibly, it’s gotten worse in Canberra.” 

Nick XenophonThe South Australian announces he is again running for the senate. A lot has changed since he was last in office although his hair is still the same colour.


“I felt really annoyed about that. I found that quite threatening.”

Jacqui LambieThe Tasmanian senator says Scott Morrison threatened her with jail time if she talked about her apparent “deal” for voting to repeal medevac laws. This week, the government finally accepted New Zealand’s offer to resettle 450 refugees.