A note on George Pell

A note on George Pell

Contents

News

The other holes in Australia’s quarantine
Karen Middleton

What’s next for George Pell
Rick Morton

The Greens’ New Deal
Paddy Manning

Gambling giant Tabcorp seeks rent relief
Lisa Martin

Angus Taylor’s energy projects push
Mike Seccombe

Dominic Raab takes reins as Johnson has stint in ICU
Jonathan Pearlman

Opinion

Australia must fulfil its regional obligations
Kevin Rudd

A long road to recovery
Paul Bongiorno

Gadfly: Justice deserts
Richard Ackland

Letters & Editorial

Jon Kudelka cartoon, April 11, 2020
Jon Kudelka

A note on George Pell

Corporations and the future we wish for

Culture

Bluey creator Joe Brumm’s dog days
Steve Dow

‘I Feel Alive’ by TOPS
Shaad D’Souza

Riddle Poem Three from the Kelly-Hoard
Paul Kelly

Books

The Dickens Boy
Reviewer: Andrew Fuhrmann

The Glass Hotel
Reviewer: Gretchen Shirm

The Dictionary of Lost Words
Reviewer: Louise Swinn

Life

Cornichons and quick red onion pickle
Annie Smithers

Antibiotic misuse and resistance
Cat Rodie

The Quiz

In what year did the RMS Titanic sink?
Cindy MacDonald

This week


News


The other holes in Australia’s quarantine


Karen Middleton

As a police probe begins into the Ruby Princess, details emerge about other gaps in Australia’s quarantine response, including the use of isolation declaration cards.Airline passengers potentially infected with coronavirus were able to fan out across the country last month without immediate follow-up in some places, as details from the government’s isolation declaration cards were not universally passed on.


News


What’s next for George Pell


Rick Morton

While the High Court this week quashed the cardinal’s conviction for child sexual abuse, there remain several fronts on which the legal battle may continue.


News


The Greens’ New Deal


Paddy Manning

As policymakers puzzle over how to wake up Australia’s economy from ‘hibernation’, the Greens believe the solution lies in massive renewable energy investment and a Green New Deal.


News


Gambling giant Tabcorp seeks rent relief


Lisa Martin

While some predict a dangerous boom in online gambling during the coronavirus lockdown, Tabcorp, with revenue totalling $2.91 billion at the end of 2019, has asked its commercial landlords for a rent suspension.


Culture


Bluey creator Joe Brumm’s dog days


Steve Dow

Inspired by the interactions between his young daughters, Joe Brumm created a one-minute pilot that would become the kids’ television juggernaut Bluey. Here, he discusses the challenges of writing the show and reminisces about the blue heelers of his childhood. “Each episode has a number of components to make it good … It’s not just about coming up with a funny game.”


Opinion


Australia must fulfil its regional obligations


Kevin Rudd

Earlier this year, I wrote that I feared the situation in China would become the reality across the rest of the world in March and April. That, unfortunately, is now what is unfolding before our very eyes. But if there is to be a third wave of this crisis, it will now be what happens in much of the developing world – including on Australia’s own doorstep.


Opinion


A long road to recovery


Paul Bongiorno

The federal parliament came out of hibernation midweek to commit a mind-boggling $130 billion to saving the jobs of millions of workers. But there is a six-month limit on the emergency wage subsidies, with Scott Morrison desperate for a way out of the economy-destroying containment of the coronavirus pandemic.


Diary


Gadfly: Justice deserts


Richard Ackland

Right after Sarah Ferguson on ABC TV added to suspicions that George Pell is a child molester, revealing there are several civil claims against the cardinal waiting in the wings, the High Court has gone and upset the apple cart with some complicated thinking about “reasonable doubt … unchallenged evidence … [and] innocence”.


News


Angus Taylor’s energy projects push


Mike Seccombe

With the nation’s focus fixed on the fight against Covid-19, Energy Minister Angus Taylor has forged ahead with a new program that includes measures designed to prop up coal-fired electricity generators and weaken environmental protections.


World


Dominic Raab takes reins as Johnson has stint in ICU


Jonathan Pearlman

Britain being led by Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab as Boris Johnson remains in hospital. Cyclone Harold wreaks havoc on Pacific islands. Authoritarian and anti-democratic regimes try to control Covid-19 information. Coronavirus pandemic and international emissions targets.


Culture


‘I Feel Alive’ by TOPS


Shaad D’Souza

I Feel Alive, the fourth album from Montreal band TOPS, captures their trademark lush soft rock sound while, in a stroke of timeliness, delving into tender explorations of love and loneliness.


Riddle Poem Three from the Kelly-Hoard


Food


Cornichons and quick red onion pickle


Life


Antibiotic misuse and resistance


Cat Rodie

The discovery of antibiotics almost a century ago was one of the most important breakthroughs in medical history. But as new research shows, we’re not using them responsibly and that could lead to dire outcomes.

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