This week is a milestone for MercatorNet – and for Brian Doyle, our cartoonist. This is his 100th cartoon. To mark the occasion, we asked him to explain his craft for our readers.
A freedom of information (FOI) request submitted in 2022 by outgoing Victorian MP Stuart Grimley has this week yielded a shocking revelation. As reported by the Guardian, “almost 400 civil claims have been made against the Victorian government for historical child sexual abuse in state schools in the past 12 years”. Grimley, who formerly worked […]
Australia Day has come and gone and we have once again been subject to the annual debate about whether or not we should change the day from January 26 to be more respectful of the impact colonisation had on Indigenous peoples. This year there was a bit more edge to it as many workplaces around […]
Four Corners, a flagship program on Australia’s ABC, broadcast a scathing attack on two private schools in Sydney on Monday evening. Their crime: encouraging students to be chaste.
Cardinal George Pell died on January 10 in Rome. His funeral in Sydney took place today at the Catholic cathedral. At the end of a Mass attended by thousands of people, former Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott gave this eulogy.
The funeral of Cardinal George Pell takes place today at Saint Mary’s Cathedral in Sydney. From there he guided his flock for 13 years and often spoke fearlessly beyond its perimeters to all of Australia. Hours before his body was received at the cathedral to lie in state, protesters had begun tying ribbons to the […]
Rutger Bregman is a Dutch journalist and the author of four books on history, philosophy, and economics. His latest work, Humankind, has been translated into over 30 languages and was a New York Times bestseller. Against the “persistent myth that by their very nature humans are selfish”, he defends their basic goodness.