April 2 – 8, 2022
Tracking the Coalition’s attacks on green energy infrastructure
For nearly a decade the Coalition has been attempting to dismantle the country’s green energy infrastructure – first trying to defund it, then hollowing it out, then using it to fund fossil fuel projects. Through all this, careful drafting has made it almost impossible for the government to fully implement its plans.
Why Australia’s daily Covid cases are on the rise again
“If you do not fill your glass with water from the toilet bowl, then during this pandemic think of the air you breathe in the same way. Be aware that shared indoor air is the greatest risk for transmission, and take simple steps to reduce that risk.”
Letters, Cartoon & Editorial
Changes to NDIS
I am writing to clarify some inaccuracies contained in Rick Morton’s article “Age games” (March 26–April 1). The article misinterprets recent NDIS tender documents and policy settings relating …
Zelensky, the poster boy for democracy
Mark Edele (“How the war in Ukraine will end”, March 26–April 1) explores Vladimir Putin’s cleft-stick situation and the possible ways the Ukraine war could end. Putin’s …
Band Camp Cope
Melbourne punk trio Camp Cope bring a hard-won sense of perspective to their new album.
For videogame producer Lisy Kane, encountering the first Mass Effect was a game changer.
“A young Bicycle Courier who, one night after a Big Bash match, for a prank shimmied up a flagpole and stole the national flag and who later – the judge recorded, half-smiling – while profoundly intoxicated wore this flag as a summer skirt running like a lunatic through the foyer of a luxury hotel shouting Death to Foreigners!, was unexpectedly gang-tackled to the marble floor by a group of environment and development conference delegates who, as it happened, were just at that moment on their way out to dinner.”
Creating software for the many, not the few
A world-first research project aims to build software tools that respond to myriad human traits and demographic factors, rather than just those that dominate.
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“They stated plain, public support for me while the mob was in its full fury.”
The former attorney-general thanks Peter Dutton and Peter van Onselen for their support. He used his parliamentary valedictory speech to warn of the risks of China and being accused of a historic rape.
“I am a work in progress.”
The actor apologises for slapping Chris Rock at the Academy Awards. If anyone doubts his sincerity, the statement was issued just after he won the Oscar for best actor.
“... these were no ordinary floods.”
The prime minister addresses the second flood to hit the east coast in as many months. The point here is that Morrison is ordinary and only addresses what is ordinary.
“To listen to our national broadcaster or much of the media elite is to hear about a uniquely racist, selfish, slavish and monochromatic country.”
The chosen son of media mogul Rupert Murdoch addresses the Institute of Public Affairs. His company is working hard across the globe to make sure there’s nothing unique about it.
“I mean, I’ve got things to do.”
The Victorian opposition leader expresses frustration that he must isolate after testing positive for Covid-19. It’s not clear what Lobster Cave’s policy is on late cancellations.
“... there is now an expectation that state and federal government will just step up and pick up the pieces.”
The coordinator-general of the National Recovery and Resilience Agency complains about the expectations of flood victims. There is nothing as greedy as a family who’ve lost everything.