The Australian

Obituaries

We're Not Sure How to Write an Obituary for Bill Leak

Cartoonist Bill Leak has died aged 61. Loved by Australia's conservatives, he was considered controversial by everyone else.
Patrick Marlborough
3.10.17
Stuff

How Brunch Became a Battleground in Australia’s Intergenerational War

Could young people afford houses if they'd just stop gorging themselves on avocado toast?
Maddison Connaughton
10.18.16
News

No, Adelaide's LGBT Festival Manager Wasn't Suspended Because She's Straight

Cassandra Liebeknecht, the manager of the Adelaide Feast Festival, claims she was suspended for being "too straight." As we discovered, this is bullshit.
Royce Kurmelovs
9.26.16
Stuff

We Asked Artists to Respond to Bill Leak's Nazi Comic

On Wednesday The Australian published another ill-conceived cartoon depicting LGBTIQ people as Nazis. We asked artists to retaliate.
VICE Staff
9.22.16
News

Your Monday News Roundup: China Hates Swimmer Mack Horton, and Indigenous Dads Defy Cartoonist Bill Leak

A lot happened while you were out enjoying your life this weekend.
VICE Staff
8.8.16
News

Bill Leak's Defiance Shows Us What His Problem Is

If people were confused about yesterday's cartoon, the meaning of his defensive op-ed is clear: Leak sees himself as the victim in this situation.
Maddison Connaughton
8.5.16
Comics!

We Asked Some Artists to Respond to Bill Leak's Racist Cartoon

For every racist cartoonist—or commentator who thinks shitting on an entire community of people is funny—there are a whole lot of people who don't.
Issy Beech
8.4.16
Stuff

Not Exactly News: 'The Australian' Has Published Another Racist Cartoon

We're not using it as the thumbnail image because it's gross. In fact, the cartoonist responsible—Bill Leak—has a long, proud history of being gross.
Katherine Gillespie
8.4.16
News

The Thin Skin Of Conservative Commentators

Freedom of speech is important to Andrew Bolt and Chris Kenny. With a few exceptions, of course. That’s only reasonable. Like when that speech is mean and hurts their feelings. Then it’s a totally different story.
Lee Zachariah
3.25.14