May 20 – 26, 2023
Exclusive: UN set to sanction Australia over human rights abuses
The man at the heart of Australian climate decisions
“If you wanted a symbol of Australia’s climate policy, you could do worse than look at the story of Grant King. King is the chair of the Climate Change Authority, the independent government agency legislated to advise the government on climate policy.”
The Albanese interview: ‘There is nothing timid’
“On Monday, the Albanese government will celebrate its first birthday. The prime minister is confident it has been a year that has established in voters’ minds the character of his government as responsible, measured and very busy.”
Immigration policy for grown-ups
“Australia’s greatest post-World War II success may well be our establishment of an effective and tolerant, multicultural, multiethnic and multireligious society that is in many respects the envy of the world. A well-maintained immigration program has been fundamental to this – not only to support growth, but to deepen and broaden the richness and diversity of cultural experiences that flow from that expansion.”
Letters, Cartoon & Editorial
Hats off to Anonymous (“We are responsible”, May 13-19) who clearly lays out how we are “failing our duty of care in youth detention”. Many inquiries have been held into Victoria’s youth …
Cuts in support
Anonymous clearly outlines the abuse and neglect of our youth in detention. It is an indictment of our collective lack of care and responsibility for those most at risk in our society. I’m a retired child, …
Screenwriter and director Paul Schrader
Screenwriter and director Paul Schrader created some of the most acclaimed films of the 1970s and 1980s, and as he releases his new film, Master Gardener, it’s clear age hasn’t wearied him.
Flipside Circus’s bright new Brisbane headquarters are built from shipping containers – a possible metaphor for the contingent place of the arts in Australian culture.
At various stages of her life, American playwright Lynn Nottage has revisited the award-winning play A Raisin in the Sun. Each time, she sees its reflections on life and class through a different character’s eyes.
“I didn’t strike him, for I was a reasonable child. But how I wanted to. “Answer me properly, slave.”
Manis breathed long, as adults so often do. “Philosophers mock common ideas, master. Perhaps the stonemason said...”
Squinting up at the sky, the philosopher turned so that his back was fully to the sun. His laughter became forceful, more of a phlegmy wheeze, his mouth wide. I saw what he was pointing at now: his own shadow. Blackness on the grey dirt, a grotesque, misshapen version of his grotesque, misshapen being. ”
Alix Higgins’s Australian Fashion Week collection
Alix Higgins has harnessed a strong sense of community and a love of words in his new collection for Australian Fashion Week, which flaunts his skill in textile design.
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“Roger never had his hand off the wheel when it came to Fox.”
The widow of disgraced Fox chief executive Roger Ailes blames Rupert Murdoch and his “Tweedle Dumb” and “Tweedle Dumber” sons for the network’s struggles. Roger never took his hands off the staff, either.
“Rugby Australia is the latest sports body to succumb to moral blackmail and come out for the Voice.”
The former prime minister condemns the governing body of the sport he once played for supporting the Voice. It’s proof of how much more work they still have to do to address acquired brain injuries.
“In the current high school national curriculum … iron ore is referenced only twice.”
The mining magnate complains about the focus on climate change in schools. If you doubt her commitment to education, just look at what she’s done to teach her own children a lesson.
“The Speaker is now considering possible dates for the byelection for the electoral division of Fadden…”
The speaker of the house of representatives confirms that Stuart Robert has formally resigned. Robert is expected to go back to working in the store on Cuddles Avenue and tricking those teddy bears.
“I mean … we can’t take responsibility for their heinous behaviour and we certainly don’t condone it.”
The shadow treasurer explains that his party’s rhetoric on migration cannot be linked to neo-Nazi demonstrations in Melbourne. His very next sentence did begin with the word “but”.
“The Eurovision Song Contest is an international entertainment show and governed by strict rules and principles…”
A representative of the European Broadcasting Union explains why Ukrainian president Volodymyr Zelensky was not allowed to address the event. If you don’t have your principles, all you have is Eurovision.
Peter Dutton’s play at weaponising Israel–Hamas war
“Peter Dutton’s weaponisation of this human disaster is a cynical caricature of the government’s response. From day one Albanese and his foreign minister, Penny Wong, have not resiled from condemning the barbarity of the Hamas slaughter of 1400 Israelis.”