November 18 – 24, 2023
Letters, Cartoon & Editorial
The word “elite” appears no fewer than 13 times in Rick Morton’s article (“The age of entitlement”, November 11-17). Instead of the media giving publicity to private schools by continually …
One would hope that having read the comments surrounding the murder of Lilie James by Paul Thijssen, many parents who send their boys to expensive private schools would be questioning whether they are doing the …
Singer Marcia Hines
Marcia Hines’s new album – the latest reinvention in her long and distinguished career – returns to the songs of her childhood.
The Miwatj Yolŋu exhibition at Bundanon is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to view this collection of masterworks, which engage with colonial experience and the modern world.
Tra Mi Dinh on Ann Veronica Janssens’ installation Blue, Red and Yellow
For dancer and choreographer Tra Mi Dinh, Ann Veronica Janssens’ installation Blue, Red and Yellow is a sensory inspiration.
“I was walking through the brightly lit foyer of the supermarket when I spotted him. I was scanning the room as I always did – the self-checkouts, the fruit and vegetable section beyond – and there he was, a few rows deep, his broad shoulders and large head floating high above the cut watermelon under plastic.”
The Footscray Mechanics’ Institute Library
The author follows the example of many aspirational working men in the 19th century by joining a mechanics’ institute – one of a handful that have survived.
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“I also think getting the media involved and having them at the wedding is not only tacky but poor taste.”
The daughter of Nationals MP Barnaby Joyce says she was not invited to his second wedding. The ceremony was pink and ivory-themed, like Barnaby’s head.
“At Norman Estates in Sydney, Shawood has set a new standard in premium living in master planned communities…”
The former golfer announces his involvement in a luxury housing estate on the edge of Sydney. Once you’ve shilled for Saudi royalty, everything else is a walk in the recently landscaped park.
“All imported containerised cargo will be impacted, which could potentially range from medical supplies through to toys for Christmas.”
The head of the Freight and Trade Alliance describes the cyber attack affecting Australian ports. The most troubling part of this is still the use of the adjective “containerised”.
“It seems to be selling government knowledge to a select few.”
The senior lawyer criticises a birthday lunch held for Communications Minister Michelle Rowland as part of a fundraising initiative for gambling executives. Of anyone you would bet on…
“I believe in public service.”
The former British prime minister announces he will return as foreign secretary, taking a peerage to do so. His career is welcome proof that having sex with a pig at university does not need to hold back your prospects.
“There is no issue too big for him to show how small he is.”
The prime minister condemns Peter Dutton for attempting to politicise the Israel–Hamas war. It’s true: for a man who looks as if he uses a bicycle pump to get ready, he’s always seeking out an angle.
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.”