September - October 2005

01 September 2005


 

  • ARTS AND CULTURE

    Tour buzz

    • Brian Matthews
    • 24 April 2006

    Sleazily located above an adult supermarket in St Kilda, Icon Tours was uncorrupted by its neighbour and fully bore out its claim to provide something unique among day tours.

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  • AUSTRALIA

    Terror tactics

    • Jack Waterford
    • 24 April 2006

    John Howard, the state premiers and the federal ALP are playing politics with terrorism.

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  • AUSTRALIA

    Why I quit the department

    • Tom Davis
    • 24 April 2006

    The organisational culture within Australia’s Department of Immigration appears to have little regard for human rights, but an ex-insider says it didn’t have to be that way

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  • INTERNATIONAL

    Are we giving our fair share?

    • Shaun Cannon
    • 24 April 2006

    The Make Poverty History campaign has inspired global solidarity.   The challenge of ending poverty has progressed from an idea of good intent to a global campaign, enthusiastically embraced.

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  • AUSTRALIA

    Europe’s Muslim future

    • Anthony Ham
    • 24 April 2006

    In grappling with a growing Muslim population, Europe must choose between assimilation, integration or accommodation.

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  • AUSTRALIA

    Identity: Stranger in a strange land

    • David Glanz
    • 24 April 2006

    The ‘right to return’ to Israel does not mean that all Jews visiting there for the first time will like the reality they find.

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  • ARTS AND CULTURE

    Two wheels and the world at your feet

    • Sarah Kanowski
    • 24 April 2006

    As elegant and practical and liberating as they are, why on earth did bicycles take so long to invent?  

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  • EDUCATION

    Facing a lifetime without work

    • Tim Martyn
    • 24 April 2006

    The transition from school to work or study is harder now than it has been since the recession "we had to have" in 1990.

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  • ARTS AND CULTURE

    The stone-word

    • Medbh McGuckian
    • 24 April 2006

    Poem by Medbh McGuckian

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  • ARTS AND CULTURE

    Regaining control of the night

    • Medbh McGuckian
    • 24 April 2006

    Poem by Medbh McGuckian

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  • AUSTRALIA

    Looking back moving forward

    • Mathias Heng
    • 24 April 2006
    1 Comment

    Mathias Heng finds many Acehnese still suffering after the tsunami.

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  • ENVIRONMENT

    How the people saved their river

    • Robert Kennedy
    • 24 April 2006

    The environmental lessons learned by those who live along the Hudson River in New York can be applied to cleaning up our own rivers in Australia.

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  • ARTS AND CULTURE

    Paws for reflection

    • Brian Doyle
    • 24 April 2006

    Brian Doyle succumbs to puppy love.

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  • AUSTRALIA

    Before birth: a brave new world

    • Tracy Crisp
    • 24 April 2006

    Tracy Crisp surveys the issues surrounding prenatal testing.

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  • RELIGION

    When the walls come down

    • Richard Rymarz
    • 24 April 2006

    A reflection on contemporary Christianity

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  • ARTS AND CULTURE

    A new world view

    • Joanne Davies, Michelle Medhurst
    • 24 April 2006

    Joanne Davies and Michelle Medhurst review a digital photography exhibition.

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  • AUSTRALIA

    The neighbourhood paedophile

    • Moira Rayner
    • 24 April 2006

    The trouble is that men and women who like, or fantasise about, having sex with children don’t look like monsters. They look just like the neighbours.

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  • ARTS AND CULTURE

    How a writer beat the odds

    • Sara Dowse
    • 24 April 2006

    Sara Dowse visits the turbulent childhood world in Mandy Sayers’s Velocity: A Memoir.

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  • ARTS AND CULTURE

    Inside the Speagle tent

    • John Button
    • 24 April 2006

    John Button reviews Henry Speagle’s Editor’s Odyssey: A Reminiscence of Civil Service 1945–1985.

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  • ARTS AND CULTURE

    The rise of radical Islam

    • Tim Martyn
    • 24 April 2006

    Tim Martyn reviews Amin Saikal’s Islam and the West: Conflict or Co-operation.

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  • ARTS AND CULTURE

    The French in early Australia

    • Peter Pierce
    • 24 April 2006

    Peter Pierce reviews Colin Dyer’s The French Explorers and the Aboriginal Australians 1772–1839 and Bruce Poulson’s Recherche Bay: A History.

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  • ARTS AND CULTURE

    Adrift in a spendthrift society

    • Tania Andrusiak
    • 24 April 2006
    1 Comment

    Tania Andrusiak reviews Affluenza, by Clive Hamilton and Richard Denniss.

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  • ARTS AND CULTURE

    A guide to healthier families

    • Celia Conlan
    • 24 April 2006

    Celia Conlan finds food for thought in Fast Food and No Play Make Jack a Fat Boy, by Andy Griffiths, Jim Thomson and Sophie Blackmore.

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  • ARTS AND CULTURE

    Reframing the debate

    • Selena Reynolds
    • 24 April 2006

    Selena Reynolds finds good advice in Don’t Think of an Elephant by George Lakoff.

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  • ARTS AND CULTURE

    Quick review

    • John James, Kathryn Page, Avril Hannah-Jones, Marcelle Mogg
    • 24 April 2006

    Reviews of the books Troubled Waters: Borders, Boundaries and Possession in the Timor Sea; Blush: Faces of Shame; Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince; and Moments of Truth.

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  • ARTS AND CULTURE

    Film reviews

    • Siobhan Jackson, Allan James Thomas
    • 24 April 2006

    Reviews of the films The Child (L’Enfant), Wolf Creek and Kung Fu Hustle.

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  • ARTS AND CULTURE

    True confessions

    • Juliette Hughes
    • 24 April 2006

    I just feel so guilty, being a TV critic and all, I’m supposed to have some kind of taste. But I started watching Big Brother, despite saying I wasn’t going to. And then got, well, sucked in.

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  • AUSTRALIA

    Expendable innocents

    • Andrew Hamilton
    • 24 April 2006

    The death of Jean Charles de Menezes invites us to reflect on where our conscription into that war has brought us.

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  • AUSTRALIA

    Fair gone

    • Anthony Ham
    • 24 April 2006

    Becoming what we fear.

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  • INTERNATIONAL

    More than small change

    • Janet Palafox
    • 24 April 2006

    Microcredit relief for the poor

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  • ENVIRONMENT

    Designer deity

    • Tim Thwaites
    • 24 April 2006

    The old religion versus evolution debate is back. The latest contender in the conservative religion corner is known as intelligent design.

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  • ARTS AND CULTURE

    Splendid foolishness

    • Andrew Hamilton
    • 24 April 2006

    Fools rush in where angels fear to tread. And I, among them. Why else would I, a priest, be tempted to comment on a book called Priests in Love ?

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  • INFORMATION

    Letters to Eureka Street

    • Nigel Sinnott, Jan Pinder, Cameron  Forbes and Brian McCoy
    • 24 April 2006

    Letters from Nigel Sinnott, Jan Pinder, Cameron  Forbes and Brian McCoy

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