Qantas has posted a $235 million half-year loss and announced that 5,000 jobs will go.
We are witnessing history being made. Unfortunately, it's a history-making decline in standards of political behaviour. At least it proves we're not merely imagining that things were better in the old days.
The latest Census Bureau figures on poverty in America, combined with the data on inequality released a week earlier, confirm a shocking new reality. While a sliver of top earners are doing better than they ever have before, for tens of millions of Americans, insecurity - and, for a distressing number, destitution - is the new norm.
When Cardinal George Pell was officially elevated to the status of God's banker this week, Rupert Murdoch was among the first to congratulate him.
A campaign to hold the former Australian prime minister to account wouldn’t be a stunt. It would remind people there is a price to be paid for going to war against all reason.
Australian Cardinal George Pell has been appointed to one of the most Vatican's senior roles, Prefect for the Economy of the Holy See.
He will be responsible for management and reform of the Vatican's sprawling administration and finances, reporting directly to the Pope.
One of his first tasks will be cleaning up the mess exposed by the 'Vatileaks' scandal, in which private letters to Pope Benedict leaked by his personal butler revealed infighting and allegations of corruption among a territorial and rebellious bureaucracy.
A witness to violence at the Manus Island detention centre last Monday night says guards from the security firm G4S allowed locals armed with makeshift weapons into the facility.
from Crikey …..
Crikey says: Hockey the king of the left-wing gabfest
Now here's a photo for Joe Hockey's pool room ...
In an open letter to Mr Nile, PhD student Angela Williams wrote that she was "disgusted" by [his] post.
She said her post labelling the comments "inappropriate" had been removed from the Facebook page.
"Since you choose to remove my dissenting comments on your Facebook post I am writing to you here to ask why you think it is appropriate to continue the bullying of Charlotte Dawson after her tragic death," she wrote.
How politicians & business learned to create & manipulate mass-consumer society.
The Century of the Self tells the untold & sometimes controversial story of the growth of the mass-consumer society in Britain & the United States.
How was the all-consuming self created, by whom & in whose interests?
As one is aware, the federal regime places feelers out to gauge the mood of people on cuts... Medicare, education, science, all are destined to have some rind taken off, then sent to the gulags. Profit is the name of the game...
‘Hypocrite’ seems the perfect word to describe Immigration Minister Scott Morrison.
On the one hand, when the circumstances suit his government’s agenda, the Minister is happy to allege, without evidence, that a Manus Island detainee was somehow responsible for his own death however, when it becomes clear that is not the case, it suddenly becomes a matter for the police to investigate & resolve.
As ExxonMobil’s CEO, it’s Rex Tillerson’s job to promote the hydraulic fracturing enabling the recent oil and gas boom, and fight regulatory oversight. The oil company is the biggest natural gas producer in the U.S., relying on the controversial drilling technology to extract it.
German prosecutors are currently looking in to pressing charges against several men believed to have been accomplices to murder at Auschwitz. Some in Germany are asking if justice can still be served almost 70 years after the war.