September 24 – 30, 2022


NSW Premier Dominic Perrottet during a visit to the Liverpool Hospital construction site earlier this year.


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Letters, Cartoon & Editorial


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Breaking the code

Eddie Betts says there should be an investigation at every club in the AFL. “This could happen at any football club,” he says. “And I think that every football club should do a review like this. Every football club should come out and do an external review, contact the Indigenous players and past Indigenous players, and see how that footy club was.”


The house always wins

If ever there were a salutary example of the corrupting power of money over integrity, it would be found within the grubby portals of the glittering gambling halls (Rick Morton, “Casino within a casino: …

Uncivilised rule of law

The idea that a state legislature would enact laws that target the sentences of a specific group of identifiable prisoners (“Justice withheld”, September 17-23) is contrary to the separation …

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Image for article: Desi Girl: On feminism, race, faith and belonging

Sarah Malik
Desi Girl: On feminism, race, faith and belonging

Image for article: The Pachinko Parlour

Elisa Shua Dusapin (translated by Aneesa Abbas Higgins)
The Pachinko Parlour

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Peggy Frew


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Brined fish with lemon beurre blanc

Image for article: The rise and demise of pandemic puppies


The rise and demise of pandemic puppies

Dog ownership skyrocketed during the Covid lockdowns, with many seeking a canine companion as a salve in troubled times. But as people return to offices and normal life, our faithful friends are feeling the impact.

Image for article: Revisiting Tasmania’s Overland Track


Revisiting Tasmania’s Overland Track

The challenging, immersive journey through forest, mountain and water on Cradle Mountain is a rite of passage that can be relived through all the stages of our lives.


The unravelling of Bulldogs star Tom Boyd

From No. 1 draft pick to million-dollar man, Tom Boyd looked set for a stellar AFL career. But the demons he put down to homesickness were far stronger than he could have predicted.

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“Hard to identify. Maybe minor royals, members of the… I can’t identify them at this point.”

Peter OvertonThe Channel Nine presenter fails to recognise British Prime Minister Liz Truss during coverage of the Queen’s funeral. Not recognising the monarchy would be better, but it’s a start.


“In an era where trust in institutions is declining, Queen Elizabeth evolved and adapted…”

David HurleyThe governor-general writes a long opinion piece remembering Queen Elizabeth II. Unfortunately, at times it sounded as if he was describing the coronavirus.


“I actually haven’t read any book. Reading is like eating brussels sprouts for me.”

Kanye WestThe musician explains that he has never read a book. Also, he’s just started his own school.


“It must be embarrassing for the World Champion to lose to me – I feel bad for him!”

Hans NiemannThe American chess player celebrates his win over world champion Magnus Carlsen. Speaking of embarrassing, Niemann was accused of cheating with the assistance of surreptitious messages sent through vibrating anal beads.


“Donald Trump falsely inflated his net worth by billions of dollars to unjustly enrich himself and cheat the system.”

Letitia James The New York attorney-general announces she is suing the former president and several of his children for fraud. But, yes, it is true Hillary Clinton used a private email server.


“John had a wicked sense of humour and was not afraid of a double-entendre.”

Jennifer Collins

The ABC’s director of entertainment marks the death of Play School presenter John Hamblin. He was 87.