January 7 – 13, 2023

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A TV screen in a US Congress building shows a Caucasian man in his 60s with white hair, rectangular glasses and a striped tie who appears to be speaking. Below the TV are two people wearing masks and a television camera.
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Letters, Cartoon & Editorial


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The ferryman

Reading through the cabinet papers is like seeing exhibits for the royal commission that will one day be held into immigration detention. Already obvious is the willingness to overlook advice, to act with grandiose disregard for the people the system will harm, to spend baffling amounts of money in the name of secrecy and control.


Malignant saga

The robo-debt saga could have been avoided by a responsible minister in a responsible government actually doing his job (Rick Morton, “Morrison and Porter sought robo-debt advice to woo Hanson”, December …

Courage and principle

Reading the retired Centrelink worker’s comments re robo-debt in Rick Morton’s article made me want to send her a Christmas card. I suspect she may not have been on a 10th of the salary of …

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The greatest penalty for Australian soccer

Just as Australian soccer was basking in the glory of the Socceroos’ unexpected World Cup success, ugly scenes at an A-League Melbourne derby threaten to damage the game’s reputation beyond repair.