December 23, 2023 – January 12, 2024
Letters, Cartoon & Editorial
No more pretending
The carefully sculpted consensus statement from COP28 is a tiny step forward when massive strides are urgently needed. The articles by Mike Seccombe (“Emails reveal Labor caved in to Santos”, December …
Royce Kurmelovs’ piece on the recently wound-up Dubai COP was informative. There seems to be a glaring omission though, in my opinion: minister Chris Bowen’s wording, and I’d presume the …
Actress Jessica Chastain
Jessica Chastain’s acting career successfully straddles critically acclaimed arthouse projects and blockbuster stardom.
Best music: sending an SOS to mainstream, big-budget pop
The Saturday Paper’s music critic looks back at the highlights of 2023.
Best architecture: accolades flow as housing policy steps up
The Saturday Paper’s architecture critic looks back at the highlights of 2023.
In the event of my death
“I may still die naturally or perhaps by the hand of the state too, I don’t know. Some say that someone of my abilities or lack thereof shouldn’t be sent to death. They say I cannot possibly understand the value of life from my lack of intellect, and from my lack of worldly possessions, and my lack of words, and my lack of history. And yet, there are others that say despite everything I lack I am full of rage and horror. ”
Liandra Swim’s River Run collection
Liandra Swim’s latest collection of swimwear and resort wear, River Run, is a tribute to the vistas of designer Liandra Gaykamangu’s home in East Arnhem Land.
Saving endangered wildlife on Kangaroo Island
Hunched over home computers or hiking with apps in hand, citizen scientists are doing their bit for the imperilled wildlife of Kangaroo Island. Their quest to help save endangered species may well also prove to be the key to our own survival.
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“He thinks it’s an early Christmas present.”
The Northern Territory chief minister says her son is glad for her sudden resignation. Some kids get coal in their stocking – he gets a large, undisclosed gas shareholding.
“She just had a little bit of water in her eyes.”
The former chief of staff to Linda Reynolds tells a court that Brittany Higgins was not crying during a meeting. She did offer her a tissue – which, when you think about it, is really just some soft paper.
“All of you at home have become like my Sunday night family, whom I also get to meet out and about during the rest of the week.”
The conservative broadcaster addresses viewers during his final show on Sky News. Even describing it as a family overstates the size of his audience.
“WHAT A SHAME FOR OUR COUNTRY!!!”
The former United States president responds after a Supreme Court decision removed his name from ballot papers in Colorado. His loss is our gain.
“Both sides are wedded to prosperity-destroying net zero policies in a vain attempt to change the climate.”
The national director of Family First announces plans to run candidates in every seat at the Queensland state election. Speaking of wedded, remember how badly he lost on marriage equality?
“It is very competitive if you look at the numbers compared to the other variants, its growth advantage is very, very high.”
The Kirby Institute virologist describes a new strain of Covid-19 contributing to another surge in the virus. It’s almost as if the pandemic isn’t over.
“I believe I was terminated unlawfully. This is not a win for journalism or critical, fair thinking.”
The journalist says she is considering legal action after being dropped from a contract by the ABC. The national broadcaster has not confirmed whether she was sacked because of posts about the Israel–Hamas war.
“You will never see me participate in a manhunt. I hate that kind of thing.”
The French president defends Gérard Depardieu after the actor was again accused of rape. France has dealt with the accusations in the strongest terms it knows: removing his wax figure from the Musée Grévin.