November - December 2005

01 November 2005


 

  • RELIGION

    Hallelujah haka

    • Peter Matheson
    • 23 April 2006

    Kiwis flocking to a new destiny

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  • RELIGION

    One last stand

    • Anthony Ham
    • 23 April 2006

    Spain’s Catholics take to the streets

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  • RELIGION

    A new understanding

    • James McEvoy
    • 23 April 2006

    Forty years ago, Vatican II promulgated one of its last documents: the Pastoral Constitution on the Church in the Modern World. Many have said that it was too optimistic about modernity.

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  • ARTS AND CULTURE

    Needlework

    • Brian Matthews
    • 23 April 2006

    Although a Delta Goodrem launch would no doubt draw a larger attendance, perhaps a celebration of Henry Lawson,  would be a more notable and important Australian event.

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  • ENVIRONMENT

    Power politics

    • Tim Thwaites
    • 23 April 2006

    Regarding climate change, what we need is not a new way of engineering but a new way of living.

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  • AUSTRALIA

    Tough love

    • Jack Waterford
    • 23 April 2006

    The interesting, and probably enduring, thing about The Latham Diaries is not Mark Latham’s critique of the Labor Party, or even what the book tells about his own self-centredness and self-destructiveness. 

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  • AUSTRALIA

    Seeking justice for Jack

    • Katherine Wilson
    • 23 April 2006

    Jack Thomas is one of the first Australians charged under the Howard Government’s new anti-terror laws, but is he really a threat to national security or merely a sacrifical lamb?

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  • AUSTRALIA

    Anatomy of a famine

    • Anthony Ham
    • 23 April 2006

    Niger’s descent to the world’s worst place to live has been paved with greed and good intentions  

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  • MARGARET DOOLEY AWARD

    The book or the world?

    • Sarah Kanowski
    • 23 April 2006

    Margaret Dooley Award Winner, 2005: Sarah Kanowski argues that reading is a moral practice.  

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  • INTERNATIONAL

    Guatemala’s unforgiven

    • Lucy Turner
    • 23 April 2006

    As the government apologises to victims’ families for state-sanctioned atrocities during the civil war, the perpetrators remain free

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  • AUSTRALIA

    Through a prism darkly

    • Andrew Thackrah
    • 23 April 2006

    The politics of crisis is undermining the rights of indigenous Australians

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  • AUSTRALIA

    Tired of the injustice

    • Brian McCoy
    • 23 April 2006

    Fifty years ago Rosa Parks inspired African Americans by refusing to give up her bus seat to a white man, and her example is still inspiring Aboriginal people today

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  • AUSTRALIA

    Outside the comfort zone

    • Michele Gierck
    • 23 April 2006

    As she slowly became a participant in this rural Mexican culture, Cate Kennedy was reminded of what her own culture has forgotten

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  • ARTS AND CULTURE

    The dance goes on

    • Gillian Bouras
    • 23 April 2006

    Forty years after she first saw the film Zorba the Greek, an Australian in Greece takes a second look and finds herself deeply shocked

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  • INTERNATIONAL

    A history that gives hope

    • Clare O’Neil
    • 23 April 2006

    Under different leadership, in different times, changes in attitudes towards asylum seekers have been profound and swift

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  • RELIGION

    The voice of the Vatican

    • Bruce Duncan
    • 23 April 2006

    Bruce Duncan summarises the major statements of the Compendium of the Social Doctrine of the Church.

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  • AUSTRALIA

    Fair go, Prime Minister

    • Nicholas Dunstan
    • 23 April 2006

    Scrapping unfair dismissal laws will leave most Australian workers vulnerable. The effect on society could be profound.

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  • INTERNATIONAL

    Balancing heart and spleen

    • Robert Hefner
    • 23 April 2006

    Crossing the border to better understand ‘the other’ can help not just them, but us as well

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  • ARTS AND CULTURE

    Standing ovation for the letter M

    • Judy Rowley
    • 23 April 2006

    Poem by Judy Rowley.

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  • AUSTRALIA

    Sundays in Stornoway

    • Martin Elliott
    • 23 April 2006

    Locals might find it boring, but this visitor to the Outer Hebrides found more than enough to make the sabbath special

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  • ARTS AND CULTURE

    The nurturing instinct

    • Sara Dowse
    • 23 April 2006

    Sara Dowse admires Anne Manne’s book Motherhood: How should we care for our  children?

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  • ARTS AND CULTURE

    A short history of Islam

    • Herman Roborgh
    • 23 April 2006

    Herman Roborgh reviews the revised third  edition of John L. Esposito’s Islam: The Straight Path.

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  • ARTS AND CULTURE

    British smiles

    • Peter Pierce
    • 23 April 2006

    Peter Pierce is entertained by Joe Queenan’s Queenan Country and Roger Law’s Still Spitting at Sixty.

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  • ARTS AND CULTURE

    Who was Harold Holt?

    • Philip Harvey
    • 23 April 2006

    Philip Harvey reviews Tom Frame’s The  Life and Death of Harold Holt.

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  • ARTS AND CULTURE

    Curtin’s greatest achievement

    • Daniel Herborn
    • 23 April 2006

    Daniel Herborn finds John Edwards’s Curtin’s Gift a convincing re-examination of some of the key strands of Curtin’s life.

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  • ARTS AND CULTURE

    Personal tragedy, wider injustice

    • Godfrey Moase
    • 23 April 2006

    Godfrey Moase reviews Rene Baker: File #28/E.D.P, by Rene Powell and Bernadette Kennedy, and Peopling the Cleland Hills: Aboriginal History in Western Central Australia 1850–1980, by Michael Alexander Smith.

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  • ARTS AND CULTURE

    Quick reviews

    • Emily Millane, Ali Lemer, Joel Townsend
    • 23 April 2006

    Reviews of the books Snowy River Story: The Grassroots Campaign to Save a National Icon; Yarra: A Diverting History of Melbourne’s Murky River; and A Short History of Myth.

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  • ARTS AND CULTURE

    Film reviews

    • Allan James Thomas, Gil Maclean, Siobhan Jackson
    • 23 April 2006

    Reviews of the films Wallace & Gromit: The Curse of the Were-Rabbit; Me and You and Everyone we Know; and The Magician.

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  • ARTS AND CULTURE

    Pass the remote

    • Juliette Hughes
    • 23 April 2006

    There were some curious choices in Nine’s honour roll of the 50 top Australian programs: it was done by some process that wasn’t made plain to me.

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  • ENVIRONMENT

    A hard rain

    • Robert Hefner
    • 23 April 2006

    If our actions are contributing to a climate which makes catastrophic hurricanes more likely, surely we owe it to the dead, maimed and homeless  to examine those actions more closely.

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  • AUSTRALIA

    Dangerous practice

    • Andrew Hamilton
    • 23 April 2006

    After the deplorable Bali bombings, the deportation of American peace activist Scott Parkin may seem trivial. But both events invite us to ask what kind of an Australia we want.

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  • INFORMATION

    Letters to Eureka Street

    • Martin N. White and Marcelle Mogg
    • 23 April 2006

    Martin N. White and Marcelle Mogg

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