Author: Daniel Donahoo

  • AUSTRALIA

    Modern parents' toy story

    • Daniel Donahoo and Tania Andrusiak
    • 12 September 2008
    4 Comments

    Our children are not our children. They live in a world saturated in brands, commercialism and all manner of hyped-up toys. So when, over a pre-dawn hot chocolate, our son told us he wanted to buy a Ninja Turtle, we just smiled.

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  • AUSTRALIA

    Bricks and mortar don't care for children

    • Daniel Donahoo
    • 23 April 2008
    3 Comments

    The Prime Minister's proposal for 'one-stop shop' child and parent centres is a big idea, but not a new one. All those early childhood advocates busily patting themselves on the back for getting their issues back on the front page should demand more for the youngest Australians.

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  • ECONOMICS

    Remembering a homeless man named Patrick

    • Daniel Donahoo
    • 08 August 2007
    1 Comment

    An obsession with an economics graduate who founded an aged care organisation provokes memories of a night on the streets in the company of a homeless man named Patrick.

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  • ENVIRONMENT

    Grieving at Amazon.com

    • Daniel Donahoo
    • 18 May 2007
    7 Comments

    We can only imagine the shelves of an online bookshop to be dustless. But this does not preclude the very real presence of the spirit of a close relative who died two decades before the Internet took hold.

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  • ARTS AND CULTURE

    Acting all raucous

    • Daniel Donahoo, Tania Andrusiak
    • 18 May 2007

    Disability is sometimes a matter of perspective

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  • CONTRIBUTORS

    Daniel Donahoo

    • Daniel Donahoo
    • 17 May 2007

    Daniel Donahoo is the author of "Idolising Children" and a fellow with public policy think tank OzProspect. He consults on child and family policy and his work and ideas appear regularly in the Australian media. He lives with his wife and two boys in Central Victoria.

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  • AUSTRALIA

    Children must be raised, not idolised

    • Daniel Donahoo
    • 08 March 2007
    6 Comments

    Our idolising of childhood and youth means we treat them like demi-gods, and in doing so fail to honour their humanity. UNICEF research shows that the overall health and well-being of Australian children is poor compared with those in most other developed countries.

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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

    The problem with new money

    • Daniel Donahoo
    • 10 May 2006

    Daniel Donahoo looks at Doug Henwood’s After the New Economy.

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  • ARTS AND CULTURE

    Filling in the space

    • Daniel Donahoo
    • 08 May 2006
    1 Comment

    Daniel Donahoo reviews Shirley Hazzard’s The Great Fire.

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