Nick Cater and Tim Blair on the week's events in Australia and abroad.
As Queen Elizabeth celebrates 70 years on the throne, Australian Prime minister Anthony Albanese warns that the monarchy’s days are numbered, announcing a push for a republic as the party’s next symbolic crusade but one.
The Amber Heard / Johnny Depp judgement puts the Me Too movement on notice
Plus an icy winter blast rips through southern Australia bringing a chill wind to the climate debate.
Warning: The Six O'Clock Swill contains irony