Features

Billy and The Bull: A Double Dissolution Prologue

After Turnbull successfully staged the failure of the ABCC Bill to pass the Senate for the second time, a double dissolution is on the cards for Australia - the first since 1987. Politics Editor Brad Griffin kicks us off on the long campaign trail in the first of a series of fortnightly posts covering, explaining and face-palming over the upcoming Federal Election.

Betty Blurst: Cracking Campaign #ChickenTweet

Local WA fast food outlet Chicken Treat last October launched the enormously successful #chickentweet campaign, which put layer hen Betty to the task of tapping out a five-letter English-language word from a Mac keyboard by the end of November. Kate Prendergast follows up the story, and finds herself stone-walled by the company at the end of a long pursuit for comment.

On Islamophobia, Athletic Worship and Banner Phraseology

During the second quarter of Friday's Collingwood v. Richmond match on Friday, a banner was unfurled displaying an Islamophobic message at the back of the stands. Failing as it did to even properly communicate its propaganda of hate, Harry Peter Sanderson reflects upon an appropriate reaction to the offending material, to which United Patriots Front have proudly taken credit. He comes up with a mixture of condemnation, contempt and humour.