Fate will conspire with history to curse the pallid sack of human hide stretched over a bone-cage of ragged ambition and entitlement that is Australia’s Prime Minister, Malcolm Turnbull. But first it will mock him, for daring to visit that memorial to an earlier generation of doomed refugees at the very moment he was conniving to doom another generation. Not simply by turning them away, but by fixing them in a place of his choosing where they can come to nothing but their end.
In spite of the mergers and lay-offs and the high-profile disputes with Amazon, the publishing industry is growing — just not in the way it used to. Author John Birmingham reflects on why he made the-switch to self-publishing.
Since the election of Donald Trump, a serial fantasist and natural born liar, the media old and new has obsessed over the role of fake news.
The fat days for coal mining aren’t coming back…no matter what Trump says. We ask if withdrawing from the Paris Accords was really the best deal for Americans.
It can be hard in this post-apocalyptic world of ours to stay focussed on what’s important: you and the better you inside you just waiting to get out of you — like the giant tapeworms which helped bring down our civilisation.