March - April 2006

01 March 2006


 

  • AUSTRALIA

    Terrible paradox

    • Adrian Caesar
    • 20 April 2006

    War games are not child's play.

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  • ARTS AND CULTURE

    Searching for Suggan Buggan

    • Anthony Taylor
    • 20 April 2006

    Shangri-La in the high country.

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  • RELIGION

    Liturgy in a time of terror

    • Andrew Hamilton
    • 20 April 2006

    The responsiveness of ritual to culture is evident in an Australia increasingly shaped by fear of terror.  

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  • ENVIRONMENT

    Positive thinking

    • Tim Thwaites
    • 20 April 2006

    In the spirit of the times, Archimedes writes a column about positive, upbeat happenings in science—the things to which we often pay too little attention.

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  • RELIGION

    A missionary’s lonely ramble

    • Martin Elliott
    • 20 April 2006

    In the footsteps of St Cuthbert.

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  • ARTS AND CULTURE

    One more time around

    • Brian Matthews
    • 20 April 2006

    Is it just me, or is it always a bit strange at the start of another year? As if you can feel the earth and the sky and the ambience of things shifting wearily into another gear with a here-we-go-again crunching of cosmic cogs.

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  • AUSTRALIA

    Country character

    • Jack Waterford
    • 20 April 2006

    My grandfather was a founding member of the Party nearly 90 years ago, and, although he stayed in until his death, he never ceased to say how much it had disappointed him.

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  • AUSTRALIA

    Redefining the Australian nation

    • David Corlett
    • 20 April 2006

    With the unlinking of the politics of asylum from the debate over national identity, Australia is now within reach of an opportunity to engage in much-needed policy reform.

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  • AUSTRALIA

    The year of living dangerously

    • Troy Bramston
    • 20 April 2006

    The final year of the Whitlam Government was tumultuous, but despite enormous obstacles and ultimate dismissal, the government implemented a visionary and far-reaching policy agenda that forever changed the face of Australia.

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  • ARTS AND CULTURE

    The greatest game

    • Peter Rodgers
    • 20 April 2006

    Peter Rodgers on where cricket is heading.

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  • INTERNATIONAL

    A sorry tale of human bondage

    • Anthony Ham
    • 20 April 2006

    In drought-ravaged, impoverished Niger, slavery is still a way of life for many.  

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  • RELIGION

    Mystery of the monastère

    • Isabel Huggan
    • 20 April 2006

    Four days in a French convent were not enough to satisfy the curiosity of this writer.  

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  • ARTS AND CULTURE

    Revolutions | The Kingsbury Tales

    • Danny Fahey & Ouyang Yu
    • 20 April 2006

    Poems by Danny Fahey & Ouyang Yu.

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  • ARTS AND CULTURE

    Plea from Pakistan

    • Mathias Heng
    • 20 April 2006

    Mathias Heng’s extraordinary images of people left homeless by Pakistan’s devastating earthquake.  

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  • ARTS AND CULTURE

    Tracking twins

    • Gillian Bouras
    • 20 April 2006

    Gillian Bouras examines the intertwined lives of two extraordinary 19th-century sisters.    

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  • INTERNATIONAL

    Tension and grief in the Caribbean

    • Kent Rosenthal
    • 20 April 2006

    Deep anguish and frustration, not a desire for violence, is the plight of Haiti’s impoverished people.  

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  • AUSTRALIA

    The law of the land

    • Graham Ring
    • 20 April 2006

    Graham Ring on the failure of native title.    

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  • ARTS AND CULTURE

    Coming home to the land

    • Donna Leslie
    • 20 April 2006

    Artist Lin Onus had a way of stimulating empathy by giving people something to connect with—not merely on an intellectual level but at the level of the heart.

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  • INTERNATIONAL

    Redemption in East Timor

    • Sian Prior
    • 20 April 2006

    With the encouragement of an Australian nun, inmates at Becora Prison are finding ways out of the darkness of their crimes into the light of new hope.

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  • ARTS AND CULTURE

    True fakes

    • Simon Caterson
    • 20 April 2006

    We all know about the supposedly true books that turn out to be fakes, but perhaps even more remarkable is the way fiction can somehow become fact.

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  • ARTS AND CULTURE

    Vintage 2005

    • Jennifer Moran
    • 20 April 2006

    The best of 2005 - Jennifer  Moran  on three annual anthologies of Australian writing.

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  • ARTS AND CULTURE

    Drawing from the text

    • Peter Pierce
    • 20 April 2006

    Peter Pierce reviews The Diaries of  Donald  Friend,  Volume Three, edited by Paul Hetherington.

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  • ARTS AND CULTURE

    Like warriors of old

    • Jacqueline Healy
    • 20 April 2006

    Jacqueline  Healy  on Geoffrey and James Bardon’s  Papunya:  A  Place  Made  After  the  Story.

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  • ARTS AND CULTURE

    Riding out the Romantic Storm

    • Philip Harvey
    • 20 April 2006

    Philip Harvey reviews Ann McCulloch’s Dance of  the Nomad:  A Study of the Selected Notebooks of A.  D. Hope.

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  • ARTS AND CULTURE

    On down the line

    • Michele Gierck
    • 20 April 2006

    Michele  M. Gierck reviews Arch and Martin Flanagan’s The  Line:  A  Man’s  Experience  of  the  Burma Railway;  A Son’s  Quest  to  Understand.

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  • ARTS AND CULTURE

    A disaster waiting to happen

    • Denis Tracey
    • 20 April 2006

    Denis Tracey on Ronald Wright’s  A Short  History  of  Progress.

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  • ARTS AND CULTURE

    Quick reviews

    • Brooke Davis, Merrin Hughes, Kate Chester, Cassy Polimeni
    • 20 April 2006

    Reviews of the books The  Penelopiad;  Saving  Fish  from  Drowning;  No  Place  Like  Home;  and Breastwork:  Rethinking  Breastfeeding.

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  • ARTS AND CULTURE

    Film reviews

    • Allan James Thomas, Gil Maclean
    • 20 April 2006

    Reviews of the films Brokeback  Mountain, Jarhead and Munich.

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  • ARTS AND CULTURE

    Going to jail

    • Brian Doyle
    • 20 April 2006

    Brian  Doyle on incarceration, American style.

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  • INTERNATIONAL

    Commonwealth death tally

    • Peter Norden
    • 20 April 2006

    While many Australian people remain divided on the question of capital punishment, we can rejoice in the fact that in this country there is public debate about the issue.

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  • INFORMATION

    Letters to Eureka Street

    • Joe Goerke, Colin Samundsett, J.M.T. Groenewegen and Roger Borrell
    • 20 April 2006

    Letters from Joe Goerke, Colin Samundsett, J.M.T. Groenewegen and Roger  Borrell

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