August 26th 2017


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CANBERRA OBSERVED Crikey, is nobody a true dinks Aussie these days?

SAME-SEX MARRIAGE Hundreds of doctors call on AMA to withdraw defective statement on same-sex marriage

EUTHANASIA What disability advocates say about assisted suicide by Daniel Giles

SAME-SEX MARRIAGE Triggs' one important contribution to rights by Greg Walsh

ENERGY High prices 'destroying the economy': Glencore

ENERGY Renewable energy barely even a fair weather friend

ECONOMICS The world it is a-changin': globalisation in crisis

SAME-SEX MARRIAGE Gay Liberals' push out of step with LGBTI realities

INTERNATIONAL AFFAIRS South Africa is losing its rainbow nation credentials

MUSIC A moral scale: Does 'good' music make us better?

CINEMA War for the Planet of the Apes: Best-laid plans of apes and men

BOOK REVIEW Risk nothing; gain nothing

BOOK REVIEW The most infamous crime in history

MARRIAGE The issue, Bill, is transgender marriage

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LETTERS

MORAL EDIFICATION A cartoon

SAME-SEX MARRIAGE The media, champions for free speech and rights (for the media), demonstrate predictable inability to contain bias on postal vote

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News Weekly, August 26, 2017

Old Ginger Cat

Whatever the books say
she loves to make eye-contact
curled on our laps.

Purring on our knees
she keeps her claws retracted
as she kneads skin.

Allowed on the bed
she fights to keep eyes open:
bliss surpassing sleep.

Late at night she walks
up the bed to the pillow,
meows for a hand’s touch.

Neighbours bring home fish.
She carries some with much pride
to our kitchen table.

She was old, metal pins
in both back legs when she came.
What made her like that?

 

Hal G.P. Colebatch




























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