April 2005

01 April 2005


 

  • AUSTRALIA

    Into the fray

    • Martin Elliott
    • 14 May 2006

    Living history

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  • AUSTRALIA

    State of the union

    • Aaron Martin
    • 14 May 2006

    Turkey and the EU

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  • AUSTRALIA

    Race memories

    • Peter Pierce
    • 14 May 2006

    A day at the museum

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  • RELIGION

    After the parade

    • Kylie Crabbe
    • 14 May 2006

    There is an art to the big event. Anyone who’s planned a wedding knows it, and that should be enough to give hives to anyone imagining what it took to get George Bush’s inauguration off the ground.

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  • AUSTRALIA

    Altered states

    • Jack Waterford
    • 14 May 2006

    It is worth contemplating the dismal failures of conservative coalitions at state level while John Howard’s star has increased, and his own revolutionary shifts in the federal compact.

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  • ARTS AND CULTURE

    Far canal

    • Brian Matthews
    • 14 May 2006

    Pundits who were left gasping by the announcements of Colin (‘Cry me a river’) Barnett  would have been less surprised if they’d read the last issue of the Okotsk Institute Journal of Research into Inexplicable Public Behaviours.

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  • ARTS AND CULTURE

    Football Fiction

    • Ian C. Smith
    • 14 May 2006

    Poem by Ian C. Smith

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  • AUSTRALIA

    The end of the line

    • Anthony Ham
    • 14 May 2006

    The people of Togo will determine their future in democratically held elections this month.

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  • INTERNATIONAL

    Selective evidence

    • Steven Churches
    • 14 May 2006

    Was the decision to deny the Bakhtiyaris refugee status based on all the facts?

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  • ARTS AND CULTURE

    Elephants dancing in the rain

    • Robert Hefner
    • 14 May 2006

    Robert Hefner sees more than just coincidence in these weather patterns.

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  • AUSTRALIA

    A part-time ‘working’ nation

    • Tim Martyn
    • 14 May 2006

    While Australia enjoys its lowest official unemployment rate in 28 years, it’s time to reflect upon the true level of labour-market exclusion and prospects for the unemployed and working poor.

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  • ARTS AND CULTURE

    Footloose at the foot store

    • Brian Doyle
    • 14 May 2006

    Brian Doyle recalls a shopping excursion that was anything but pedestrian.

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  • ARTS AND CULTURE

    Young artists take the lead

    • Fatima Measham
    • 14 May 2006

    The Rudder Project, an art-mentoring program sponsored by Jesuit Social Services, has helped make two young women’s dreams come true.

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  • RELIGION

    The charge of secular Spain

    • Anthony Ham
    • 14 May 2006

    Anthony Ham wonders whether Spain can still be considered a Catholic country after all.

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  • INTERNATIONAL

    Cattle currency

    • Matthew Albert
    • 14 May 2006
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    When elders and officials in South Sudan are asked about the challenges facing peace in their region they talk of cows.

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  • AUSTRALIA

    Truth, politics and the Fourth Estate

    • Morag Fraser
    • 14 May 2006

    The following essays by Morag Fraser and John Schumann are edited addresses from the Jesuit Lenten Seminar Series held in February–March 2005.

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  • AUSTRALIA

    Truth? You can’t handle the truth

    • John Schumann
    • 14 May 2006

    Morag Fraser and John Schumann reflect on the crucial role of truth in our society.

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  • ARTS AND CULTURE

    Paradise gained and lost

    • Andrew Hamilton
    • 14 May 2006

    Andrew Hamilton reviews Luther’s Pine: an Autobiography, by John Molony.

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  • ARTS AND CULTURE

    Suds and duds

    • D. L. Lewis
    • 14 May 2006

    D. L. Lewis commends Andrew Mercador’s Super Aussie Soaps to those with an interest in popular culture and television.

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  • ARTS AND CULTURE

    Returning to place

    • Daniel Donahoo
    • 14 May 2006

    Daniel Donahoo examines the experiences of an expat in Peter Conrad’s Tales of Two Hemispheres.

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  • ARTS AND CULTURE

    Great leap forward

    • Robert Hefner
    • 14 May 2006

    Robert Hefner catches Tim Flannery’s enthusiasm for our most famous marsupial in Country.

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  • ARTS AND CULTURE

    Elusive justice

    • Madeleine Byrne
    • 14 May 2006

    Madeleine Byrne finds Getting Away with Genocide? Elusive Justice and the Khmer Rouge Tribunal, by Tom Fawthrop and Helen Jarvis, vivid and timely.

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  • ARTS AND CULTURE

    Birth of a nation

    • Troy Bramston
    • 14 May 2006

    Troy Bramston takes a closer look at America’s founding fathers in Gore Vidal’s Inventing a Nation: Washington, Jefferson, Adams.

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  • ARTS AND CULTURE

    Piety parodied

    • Peter Pierce
    • 14 May 2006

    Peter Pierce identifies a salutary failure in Rowan Metcalfe’s Transit of Venus.

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  • ARTS AND CULTURE

    The politics of aid

    • Francesca Beddie
    • 14 May 2006

    Francesca Beddie discovers much of interest in Daniel Oakman’s Facing Asia: A History of the Colombo Plan.

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  • ARTS AND CULTURE

    Book reviews

    • Lee Beasley, Kathryn Page, Matthew Lamb, Steve Gome
    • 14 May 2006

    Reviews of the books In Tasmania; Women and media: International perspectives; Havoc, in its third year and The Tomb in Seville.

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  • ARTS AND CULTURE

    Movie reviews

    • Allan Thomas, Zane Lovitt, Lucille and Juliette Hughes, Siobhan Jackson, Allan James Thomas
    • 14 May 2006

    Reviews of the films Oldboy, Bride and Prejudice, The Illustrated Family Doctor and House of Flying Daggers.

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  • ARTS AND CULTURE

    Debates and discourses

    • Juliette Hughes
    • 14 May 2006

    In our house, we’ll continue to tolerate each other’s programs up to the point of nausea or embarrassment. We’ll be able to watch the animal documentaries, Media Watch, and Roy and H. G.’s new Memphis Trousers Half Hour.

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  • ENVIRONMENT

    Business contacts

    • Tim Thwaites
    • 14 May 2006

    In the early 1990s Dr Peter Steinberg, a marine ecologist from the University of New South Wales, discovered a small red seaweed in Botany Bay that keeps its fronds free of bacteria. Archimedes continues the tale.

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  • RELIGION

    An evolutionary vision

    • Andrew Hamilton
    • 14 May 2006

    This year marks the 50th anniversary of the death of Pierre Teilhard de Chardin and the 40th of Winston Churchill’s. They never met and had totally different temperaments. But some things they had in common.

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  • INFORMATION

    Letters to Eureka Street

    • Helen Noakes, Frank Donovan, Alistair Pound and Frank Brennan
    • 14 May 2006

    Letters from Helen Noakes, Frank Donovan, Alistair Pound and Frank Brennan.

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