Posting NYT deals on OzBargain always bring some level of controversy - See https://www.ozbargain.com.au/deals/nytimes.com
Personally, I agree with @mskeggs
NYT carries a lot of unique reporting, and like it or not, have a big mindshare among powerful people.
You can say “I would never read it” and be clueless about what is going on.
It would be the same as me pretending Newscorp doesn’t have enormous influence. I don’t agree with lots they say, but I keep an eye on what they are pushing so I know what is going on.
Or I suppose you can get your news regurgitated on youtube like a baby bird, regardless of your politics, getting twice-digested information isn’t getting you any closer to the truth.
I'll leave the voting guidelines here, so feel free to vote on the deal as you please: https://www.ozbargain.com.au/wiki/help:voting_guidelines
Regardless, this is genuinely a great deal even for people who just wants to access the Athletic or Wirecutter or their very impressive catalogue of recipes.
Also, I can confirm that you can cancel straightaway and the subscription will continue until the end of the billing period (in 1 year's time), otherwise you will be charged A$180 per year.
No clue on when this ends, but I would suspect it might be associated with Black Friday.