June 3 – 9, 2023
Letters, Cartoon & Editorial
As the racial underbelly of the future referendum rises, a huge thanks to Daniel James for underlining the two questions at the heart of our vote (“Road without a horizon”, May 27–June 2). Besides the key …
Not my democracy
How extraordinary that Peter Dutton could insinuate through referencing Orwell’s Animal Farm that the Voice will somehow be the end of democracy as we know it (Paul Bongiorno, “Licensed to ill-inform”, …
Composer Genevieve Lacey
Composer and recorder virtuoso Genevieve Lacey’s new performance for Rising, Consort of the Moon, invites participants to dive into the elemental wonder of sound.
Do Not Go Gentle
The double reality staged in Do Not Go Gentle, Patricia Cornelius’s poetic exploration of ageing and dementia, brings the lives of the disenfranchised into sharp focus.
The wildness at the heart of Australian artist and adventurer Vali Myers is an inspiration for Jodi Phillis.
“The dawn cyclists are discussing over green tea whether or not women should be allowed to commentate the tour de fuckery. they’re all for it, but they have to be good don’t they. they have to fucking know what they’re talking about. bridie knows what she’s talking about good on her. but bald lycra says he can only do her for about an hour. after that it’s too much.”
Quitting the energy sector to fight climate change
The climate crisis is forcing a rethink among workers who feel their employers are part of the problem, and many are switching careers, at some personal cost, to fight for solutions.
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The investigative reporter celebrates after Ben Roberts-Smith loses his defamation case. You would have thought they’d have trained the Victoria Cross recipient not to shoot directly and repeatedly at his own feet.
“People decide not to move out of home, or you don’t have that home office, you [get] a flatmate. ”
The Reserve Bank governor suggests share houses are a solution to the rental crisis. It’s amazing how the problem is always people and never policy settings.
“There is one word that is rarely heard in this discussion and it is a simple word: thank you.”
The Victorian Liberal says Indigenous people should be grateful for the “wonderful things that have been enabled via colonisation”. Bev, “thank you” is two words and also you’re an idiot.
“Royalties advance from HarperCollins Christian Publishing.”
The former prime minister updates his register of interests, revealing he has signed a book deal. The contract is with Rupert Murdoch’s Christian publishing division, a literal partnership between God and the devil.
“The truth is, I’m tired, extremely tired. In fact, I’m exhausted.”
The premier of Western Australian announces his retirement. It will be interesting to see how much of the rest and recovery involves taking a job at Woodside.
“We thank Ms Brittany Higgins for telling her story and for all that she has endured…”
The editor-in-chief of news.com.au responds after Bruce Lehrmann dropped his defamation case against the website. This is where the joke usually goes but instead we will note Lehrmann maintains his innocence.
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.”