September 2 – 8, 2023

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Letters, Cartoon & Editorial


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A fair go for none

Shane Drumgold’s application calls for the findings against him to be ruled invalid. He wants costs and an undertaking that the ACT attorney-general will not take “any action” against him.


Missing the point

Many journalists repeated the intergenerational report’s findings apparently without much investigation into the impact that climate extremes will have on economic forecasts (Karen Middleton, “Forty years …

No going back

Tim Moore’s article (“Losing our faculties”, August 26–September 1) rightly questions the managerial and administrative competence of universities since the 1990s Dawkins reforms. I entered …

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Actor Jason Schwartzman

Since his breakout role in Wes Anderson’s 1998 film Rushmore, Jason Schwartzman has embodied eccentric loners. In Asteroid City, his familiar persona is given its greatest emotional weight.

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Queensland Theatre’s don’t ask what the bird look like

At Queensland Theatre, Hannah Belanszky’s play don’t ask what the bird look like explores the cost of hiding from past traumas.

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Nightingale Village

In their pursuit of excellent design in the name of sustainability and social good, the Nightingale developments are exemplars of architect-led contemporary architecture.


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Chris Womersley
Ordinary Gods and Monsters

Book cover: an underwater shot angled back at the ocean surface.

Tim Flannery and Emma Flannery
Big Meg: The Story of the Largest and Most Mysterious Predator that Ever Lived

Book cover: a person’s body submerged underwater.

Nadine J. Cohen
Everyone and Everything


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Roasted white beans and braised sausages

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The price to perform at Edinburgh Fringe Festival

‘Hope for the best but prepare for the worst’ is a good approach for Australian comedians performing at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, especially in the current economic climate.

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The rest of Uluru’s promise

On a day of national significance in the not-too-distant future, Australians may be invited to reflect on the damaging experience of the 2023 referendum.


At Home With The Furys

The mystique of Tyson Fury, one of the most fearsome fighters ever to grace the ring, unravels in a new reality TV series.

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“The prime minister right from the start has, I think, tried to rig this thing in not providing the detail, just getting it through on the vibe.”

Peter DuttonThe opposition leader accuses Anthony Albanese of “rigging” the referendum. Sometimes it’s hard to know if he’s quoting The Castle or if he’s just dug a hole.


“They’re doing to my son something he doesn’t deserve.”

Ángeles BéjarThe mother of Royal Spanish Football Federation president Luis Rubiales locks herself in a church and goes on hunger strike. Presumably, this is where he learnt about boundaries.


“Neurosurgeons regularly deal with infections in the brain, but this was a once-in-a-career finding.”

Sanjaya SenanayakeThe infectious diseases physician explains how a live worm was found in an Australian woman’s brain. Other “No” voters are encouraged to get tested.


“Donning a cloak of victimisation may play well on a public stage to certain audiences…”

Beryl HowellThe US district court judge clears the way for Rudy Giuliani to be held liable for defaming poll workers. It’s not so much the cloak as the hair dye that’s intriguing, though.


“I would encourage ‘No’ voters to maintain the rage.”

John HowardThe former prime minister offers his thoughts on the Voice. For a lot of the Quadrant readers he’s addressing, rage is all they can maintain.


“I have exhausted my trust in the organisation.”

Stan GrantThe broadcaster says the ABC does not do enough to defend and support First Nations staff and people of colour. Last week, Grant announced he had resigned from the network.