Here is the news, according to The Australian: Bill Leak is still dead. The Walkley-award winning cartoonist has continued to be dead for more than a week. The Australian is keeping a watching brief on this, with daily updates on Bill Leak still being dead.

Today's entry was a double-doozy: a long piece by retro-chic rightist Mark Steyn on the persecution of poor petals on the right. "Silencing a larrikin spirit" the headline reads. Would Steyn be tempted to go a little over the top? "Bill was not gunned down at his office, like the writers and artists of Charlie Hebdo ...". Yes, he would.