May - June 2006

01 May 2006


 

  • INTERNATIONAL

    Aceh moving slowly forward

    • Peter Davis
    • 14 May 2006

    Peter Davis charts the success of a land-remapping project.    

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  • AUSTRALIA

    Denying but not defying

    • Michael Ashby
    • 14 May 2006

    Michael  Ashby looks at our attitudes towards dying and palliative care.  

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  • MARGARET DOOLEY AWARD

    The Zen master’s stirring spoon

    • Sarah Kanowski
    • 14 May 2006

    Margaret Dooley Award Winner, 2005: Sarah Kanowski on doing what needs to be done.

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  • ARTS AND CULTURE

    Writing the bloody things

    • Brian Matthews
    • 14 May 2006

    We met as usual ... and some half hour or so into our conversation I said that while travelling into town I’d had a ‘terrific idea’ for a short story.  

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  • AUSTRALIA

    Short-term gains

    • Jack Waterford
    • 14 May 2006

    For at least the past 20 years, people have predicted the demise of the newspaper, the magazine, and, probably, ultimately, the book. I do not believe it for a second.

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  • RELIGION

    Are we asleep at the wheel?

    • Frank Brennan
    • 14 May 2006

    In this edited extract from the 2006 Manning Clark Lecture, ‘5 R’s for the Enlargers: Race, Religion, Respect, Rights and the Republic’, Frank Brennan focuses on respect.  

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  • AUSTRALIA

    Welcome to Eureka Street, Mark II

    • Tom Cranitch
    • 14 May 2006
    1 Comment

    Tom Cranitch, chief executive officer of Jesuit Communications Australia, welcomes readers to Eureka Street Mark II.

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  • AUSTRALIA

    The young and the restless

    • Jan Forrester
    • 14 May 2006

    Iran's youth ready for change.

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  • AUSTRALIA

    The new philanthropy

    • Denis Tracey
    • 14 May 2006
    1 Comment

    What gives, Australia?

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  • AUSTRALIA

    State of a union

    • Anthony Ham
    • 14 May 2006

    Gay and married in Madrid.

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  • RELIGION

    The service of the word

    • Andrew Hamilton
    • 14 May 2006

    In the Catholic funeral liturgy, we hear that ‘Life is changed, not ended’. These words, laconic and simple, have stayed with me recently.

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  • ARTS AND CULTURE

    700 days in El Salvador

    • Michele Gierck
    • 14 May 2006

    An extract from the book by Michele Gierck, 700 days in El Salvador.  

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  • ARTS AND CULTURE

    A writer’s journey

    • Robert Hefner
    • 14 May 2006

    For Michele Gierck, the publication of her first book is the culmination of a  journey that began seven years ago.  

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  • AUSTRALIA

    How far have you come, baby?

    • Sara Dowse
    • 14 May 2006

    Despite some gains, no one can really question that, as a group, women have been and still are discriminated against by the mere fact of being women.

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  • AUSTRALIA

    The Eureka moment

    • Robert Hefner
    • 14 May 2006

    Robert Hefner speaks with Morag Fraser and Peter Steele about the qualities that made Eureka Street a special magazine.  

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  • AUSTRALIA

    Making a magazine

    • Ray Cassin
    • 14 May 2006

    Ray Cassin recalls the beginning of Eureka Street.      

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  • ARTS AND CULTURE

    A song of believing

    • Brian Doyle
    • 14 May 2006

    Brian Doyle’s grace notes on the joys of everyday life.  

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  • INTERNATIONAL

    ‘Mad dog’ with a mighty bite

    • Anthony Ham
    • 14 May 2006
    1 Comment

    Anthony Ham on power and politics in the world’s third-poorest  country.  

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  • ARTS AND CULTURE

    No cheap shots

    • Keith Shipton
    • 14 May 2006

    Keith Shipton celebrates the photography of Michael Coyne.    

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  • AUSTRALIA

    Cut from the same cloth

    • Nicholas Gruen
    • 14 May 2006

    The lives of Ned Kelly and Oscar Wilde bear uncanny symmetries.    

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  • EDUCATION

    In praise of teaching

    • Jenny Stewart
    • 14 May 2006

    It’s the best of jobs and the worst of jobs, and it’s time we all took it a lot more seriously.    

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  • ARTS AND CULTURE

    Sounding the syllables

    • Brooke Davis
    • 14 May 2006

    A new Australian film examines the powerful role of poetry in times of oppression.    

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  • AUSTRALIA

    An ancient culture in peril

    • Juliette Hughes
    • 14 May 2006

    George Silberbauer’s links with Botswana go back a long way, but his special concern is for Kalahari Bushmen on the verge of losing their ancestral homeland.

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  • ARTS AND CULTURE

    Confessions of a thinking fogey

    • Ian Warden
    • 14 May 2006

    Besotted by books and the printed word for his first 55 years, this computer convert now finds himself getting as much pleasure from the screen as from the page.

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  • ARTS AND CULTURE

    Anglican lines in the sand

    • Alan Nichols
    • 14 May 2006

    Alan Nichols reviews Muriel Porter’sThe New Puritans:  The  Rise of Fundamentalism in the Anglican Church.

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  • ARTS AND CULTURE

    Rebel remains a mystery

    • Peter Pierce
    • 14 May 2006

    Peter Pierce onThe  Autobiography of  Wilfred Burchett.

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  • ARTS AND CULTURE

    Denizen of a disturbed time

    • Frank O’Shea
    • 14 May 2006

    Frank O’Shea reviews Andrew Moore’s Francis De Groot:  Irish  Fascist,  Australian  Legend.

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  • ARTS AND CULTURE

    Getting to know Billy better

    • John Button
    • 14 May 2006

    John Button on Aneurin Hughes’s Billy Hughes: Prime Minister and Controversial Founding Father of  the Labor Party.

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  • ARTS AND CULTURE

    Book reviews

    • Peter Pierce, Andrew Hamilton, Jennifer Moran, Robert Hefner
    • 14 May 2006

    Reviews of  Carry  Me Down, Great Australian Racing  Stories, The Story of Christianity  and Macquarie Atlas of Indigenous Australia

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  • ARTS AND CULTURE

    Poet with the gift of friendship

    • Keith Harrison
    • 14 May 2006

    Keith  Harrison  recalls  the  life  of  Philip Martin.

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  • ARTS AND CULTURE

    Film reviews

    • Siobhan Jackson, Gil Maclean
    • 14 May 2006

    Reviews  of  the  films  Inside  Man,  V  for  Vendetta,  Capote,  and  The  March  of  the  Penguins.

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  • ARTS AND CULTURE

    Geese

    • Peter Steele
    • 14 May 2006

    Poem by  Peter Steele - for  Margaret Manion

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  • AUSTRALIA

    What is the Howard Government Up to with the Pacific Solution Mark 2?

    • Frank Brennan
    • 14 May 2006

    Father Frank Brennan discusses the Howard Government's approach to the issue of asylum seeker detention off-shore.  

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  • ARTS AND CULTURE

    Signing off

    • Juliette Hughes
    • 14 May 2006

    Well, here we are, talking like this for the last time. How has it been for you, the last ten years?  

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  • ENVIRONMENT

    Easy fall guy

    • Tim Thwaites
    • 14 May 2006

    Biology can certainly document the process of human reproduction -  but when human life begins is not a scientific but a moral question, which we ourselves have to decide.

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  • INFORMATION

    Letters to Eureka Street

    • Marcelle  Mogg,  Robert  Hefner
    • 14 May 2006

    Letters from Marcelle  Mogg and Robert  Hefner

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