A mess in a shared bathroom: Thoughts on the backpacker tax

A mess in a shared bathroom: Thoughts on the backpacker tax

Jim Pembroke

With the backpacker tax now official, I say it's time we all stop complaining about who did what to who, and gulp the facts down with a heavy dose of salt.

Ivanka Trump – A new kind of feminism

Ivanka Trump – A new kind of feminism

Trisha de Borchgrave

Donald Trump's reinforcement of the glass ceiling may be shattered by the erudite confidence of his daughter Ivanka. Watch this space.

While you were asleep: Indonesians demonstrate against rally, Brazilian team honoured, nation likes fresh fish

While you were asleep: Indonesians demonstrate against rally, Brazilian team honoured, nation likes fresh fish

TBS Newsdesk

Monday morning. Joy. What happened while you were asleep? Indonesia took to the streets once more, the Brazilian team lost to the plane crash was honoured, and Australia suffered a slow news night.

"Australian Made" labelling revamp: Let's show them what we're made of

"Australian Made" labelling revamp: Let's show them what we're made of

Dave The Trucker

The Aus Gov is apparently rolling out revamped food labels which accurately show how much of our food is made here, but I feel a better solution is already within our grasp.

Luce Talk: Preventing hearts becoming Trumps

Luce Talk: Preventing hearts becoming Trumps

Luce Talk

In a TBS exclusive, we sort of have the wife of the PM, Lucy, sharing a behind the scenes snapshot of life with Malcolm. That's "sort of" as in "not really".

Burgers I've burgled VII: Christmastime is here, and I'm broke

Burgers I've burgled VII: Christmastime is here, and I'm broke

Kayne Taylor

The man made entirely of grease, destitution and juvenile comedy returns with his latest Burgers I've Burgled, which neatly doubles as the reason he won't live to see 40.

Current Affairs Wrap: Greens strike deal, tragedy strikes football, Shkreli strikes back

Current Affairs Wrap: Greens strike deal, tragedy strikes football, Shkreli strikes back

Rob Idol

Compared to weeks previous, this one was relatively peaceful. Bar that tragic plane crash, Martin Shkreli counter bullying school kids and the Greens' awkward one night stand. But hey, could be worse. Win!

200 Sad Songs: #193 Bonnie Raitt – I can't make you love me (1991)

200 Sad Songs: #193 Bonnie Raitt – I can't make you love me (1991)

Nathan Jolly

This week's entrant in the 200 Sad Songs series is Bonnie Raitt's break-up/never there banger, the soundtrack to a thousand brews swilled in a thousand hopeless truckstops, I Can't Make You Love Me.

Stephen Hawking's climate change comments off-the-mark, naive, elitist

Stephen Hawking's climate change comments off-the-mark, naive, elitist

Douglas Ross

Stephen Hawking's recent article in The Guardian called for an end to inequality to combat climate was carved in an elitist tone, and I fear you cannot discuss inequality from an elitist perspective.

Book bluffer's guide: Bluffing a booker...into bed

Book bluffer's guide: Bluffing a booker...into bed

Loretta Barnard

O, the lovers we covet, those with large bookcases and hard covers. Book people. If you have your eye on one, but are short in the knowledge department, worry not, for we can bluff you through it.

VIP

Ivanka

Ivanka Trump – A new kind of feminism

Trisha de Borchgrave

Donald Trump’s reinforcement of the glass ceiling may be shattered by the erudite confidence of his daughter Ivanka. Watch this space.

Ivanka

Ivanka Trump – A new kind of feminism

Trisha de Borchgrave

Donald Trump’s reinforcement of the glass ceiling may be shattered by the erudite confidence of his daughter Ivanka. Watch this space.

Akmal

TBS Ten with…Akmal Saleh

TBS Muse

We spoke with Akmal about his upcoming tour, the importance of conspiracy theorists and his thoughts on the return of Pauline Hanson.

Residents

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The week in Media: 2nd December 2016

Denise Shrivell

Every Friday, The Big Smoke looks at industry news curated by MediaScope. This week we look at media titans changing to fit AI, a rethink of media agencies, and a push for age diversity.

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