September 10 – 16, 2022

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News

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Image for article: One’s duty to history: Queen Elizabeth II<br/> (1926-2022)
Image for article: Australia’s spiralling homelessness crisis
Image for article: Labor approves removal of sacred rock art on the Burrup Peninsula
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Comment

Letters, Cartoon & Editorial

Cartoon

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Editorial
Brave cowards

For three decades, Labor and the Coalition have taken turns developing the instruments with which Australia tortures refugees. The system is a tightly braided rope of cruelty and opportunism.

Letters

Little progress

The fact that the Labor government has approved almost 47,000 square kilometres for new oil and gas exploration in the face of spiralling climate breakdown will come as no surprise to most Greens voters – it is …

More than slogans

Rick Morton’s Covid-19 reporting clearly articulates an ALP problem (“No model for Covid changes”, September 3-9). It also clearly articulates how confused thinking still pervades pandemic policy. …

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Culture

Books

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Suzy Garcia (ed.)
New Australian Fiction 2022

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Sally Olds
People who Lunch

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Shaun Prescott
Bon and Lesley

Life

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Food

Fish curry

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Gardening

Spring in Chaucer’s garden

The same restless energy and wildness that stirred the pilgrims is alive in the gardens of inner-city Melbourne.

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Life

What does it really take to eat for the good of the planet?

How should we change our food habits to protect the planet and our own health? The more obvious answers aren’t necessarily the best ones.

Sport

The redemption of Ben Stokes

An unflinching new documentary on cricket all-rounder Ben Stokes lays bare the career highs and personal lows of England’s latest Test captain.

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Puzzles

Quotes

Media

“It seems we are no longer able to have an alternative and respectfully different view than what the tribe expects you to believe.”

Steve Price

The conservative broadcaster fills a page of the Herald Sun with his objections to being silenced, under the headline “I’m old, male & cancelled”. He’s had it up to here, but that’s only about 5'1".

Celebrity

“That young man did not spit on anyone.”

Dionne Warwick

The legendary singer weighs in on footage that appeared to show Harry Styles spitting on co-star Chris Pine at the premiere of Don’t Worry Darling in Venice. Whether or not Styles is a queerbaiter, Pine does look like someone who likes to be spat on.

Security

“I know that national security professionals … are shaking their heads at what damage might have been done.”

John BrennanThe former CIA chief expresses astonishment that Donald Trump illegally took reports on the identities of intelligence sources to his Florida residence. As Russian spies say: go to Mar-a-Lago for the crab bisque, stay for the HUMINT reports.

Politics

“We have no idea what it means for the mining sector.”

Peter DuttonThe opposition leader outlines his key concern over an Indigenous Voice to Parliament. He falsely warned the Voice might have a veto power over new projects, presumably thinking it would be modelled on his party’s deal with the Minerals Council of Australia.

Television

“Almost every male character so far is a coward, a jerk or both. Only Galadriel is brave, smart and nice.”

Elon Musk

The billionaire complains about the writing in The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power. As society’s closest parallel to Sauron, he speaks with unique authority.

Power

“I’ve explained the situation and I don’t expect everybody to agree.”

Scott MorrisonThe former prime minister explains that he didn’t apologise for swearing himself in to secret ministries because he didn’t want to get caught up in the “political circus”. Either way, the guy’s a clown.

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