January 27 – February 2, 2024
The facts about redneck economic theory
“Refusing to be defeated by the relentless racism, however, Indigenous entrepreneurs and community leaders running non-profit corporations have succeeded in establishing businesses with positive outcomes that far exceed those of the many failed bureaucratic experiments.”
What Donald Trump’s re-election would mean for Australia
“The possibility of Donald Trump being re-elected as president of the United States later this year is surely the most significant geopolitical risk faced by the world, both directly and as a possible ignition of other risks.”
Letters, Cartoon & Editorial
Part of my voluntary work in retirement is training migrants and refugees to pass the Australian citizenship test (Kim Rubenstein, “The citizenship test”, January 20-26). Most Australians would fail …
Blinken and miss
The most important statement in Mike Seccombe’s report (“Julian would rather commit suicide than go to the US...”, January 20-26) is, “Why the fuck are we continuing with this?” Even …
Composer Ludovico Einaudi
One of the world’s most popular classical musicians and composers, Ludovico Einaudi talks as fluently as he plays, disarming any critique.
NGV International’s Triennial
NGV International’s blockbuster Triennial presents a deluge of contemporary art – but the highlights are worth searching for.
Frederick McCubbin’s 1886 painting Lost is a touchstone for Jane Harper’s bestselling crime novels The Dry and Force of Nature.
“She couldn’t quite believe it, still. It had been two weeks since Debbie’s email. She had printed it out, re-read it many times, asked two close friends for their opinions. Did they consider her a spiteful person? No, they did not. Was she difficult? No, she was not. Perhaps, suggested one friend, Debbie was going through a bad patch in her marriage. It was true that Debbie’s eldest boy, Gabe, had just left home and Debbie was not dealing with it very well. ”
The companies monitoring staff using bossware
Legal ambiguity over employee data has allowed hundreds of companies to install technology that monitors the online productivity of their staff.
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“This sort of vandalism has no place in our society.”
The Victorian premier expresses concern at the toppling of a statue of Captain James Cook. Honestly, nothing says Australia Day quite like ending up face down and legless in St Kilda.
“Consider this shit shut right down right now.”
The guitarist from The Smiths discovers Donald Trump has been using his music at rallies. For Morrissey, it was refreshing to have an even greater blowhard associated with the band.
“While it can sting to win the box office but not take home the gold, your millions of fans love you.”
The former United States secretary of state posts in solidarity with Greta Gerwig and Margot Robbie, who were not nominated for Oscars. You can only hope she’s using an unsecure server again and this was a hack.
“I believe the timing is now right to move on to a new season with my family and take on fresh challenges.”
The former prime minister announces he is finally, mercifully, leaving politics. He intends to spend more time with the military-industrial complex.
“Such a perfect fit for the role, it’s almost as if he was made for it.”
The prime minister announces Kim Williams will lead the ABC as its new chair. Unfortunately, the tailoring he described did not extend to the capacious jacket Williams wore to the press conference.
“You cannot take away somebody’s legacy.”
The owner of Moti Mahal, a restaurant in Delhi, explains why he is suing a rival who claims to have invented butter chicken. Gujral is seeking $240,000 in damages and the repair of his late grandfather’s reputation.