Search Results: Brian Matthews

  • AUSTRALIA

    Moment of moral truth

    • Michael Mullins & James Massola
    • 24 July 2006
    2 Comments

    United Nations relief coordinator Jan Egeland has condemned the destruction caused by Israeli airstrikes in Beirut as a 'violation of humanitarian law'. Meanwhile the website of Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert leads with his proclamation to the Members of Knesset: 'This is a National Moment of Truth'.

    READ MORE
  • ARTS AND CULTURE

    A sea of opportunity

    • Brian Matthews
    • 09 July 2006

    A week in which Mark Latham becomes the Leader of the Opposition and begins talking about ‘rungs of opportunity’.

    READ MORE
  • ARTS AND CULTURE

    Trammelled

    • Brian Matthews
    • 07 July 2006

    ‘Lookin’ forward to your cup of coffee, Ed?’ ‘No money, Harry.’ ‘Don’t need any, mate.

    READ MORE
  • ARTS AND CULTURE

    Year of the scapegoat

    • Brian Matthews
    • 06 July 2006

    ‘Pavillon now OPEN. Surving FOOD and DRIN’. This sign, propped up outside Spencer Street Station, was attracting a lot of passing attention the other morning.

    READ MORE
  • ARTS AND CULTURE

    Dire diary

    • Brian Matthews
    • 04 July 2006

    By and large I disapprove of diaries or, to be more precise, I disapprove of the effort required to keep diaries.

    READ MORE
  • ARTS AND CULTURE

    Little voice

    • Brian Matthews
    • 01 July 2006

    Little voice

    READ MORE
  • ARTS AND CULTURE

    Bowled over

    • Brian Matthews
    • 26 June 2006

    Some time in November 1962, I decided to upgrade my living arrangements from squalid to moderately conventional ...

    READ MORE
  • ARTS AND CULTURE

    Lessons learned from Icarus

    • Brian Matthews
    • 26 June 2006

    There’s a lot of reality around at the moment – at Guantanamo, in Baghdad, in East Timor, in Australian workplaces. To be fully human, we must observe, take account of, and if possible influence these realities as best we can; at the same time life, ordinary quotidian life, must go on.

    READ MORE
  • ARTS AND CULTURE

    Blair whiching

    • Brian Matthews
    • 19 June 2006

    Tony Blair was in trouble. Grey-faced, uncharacteristically faltering, he could only reiterate under siege in the press, on television and in parliament that the Weapons of Mass Destruction which had convinced him to take Britain to war really did exist and would be found.

    READ MORE
  • ARTS AND CULTURE

    Anarchy rules

    • Brian Matthews
    • 16 June 2006

    Just say you were on Who Wants to be a Millionaire? and, coming up to the $500,000 question, Eddie asks you, as he would be highly likely to do at that moment, ‘What do the following have in common?

    READ MORE
  • ARTS AND CULTURE

    Floating flock

    • Brian Matthews
    • 13 June 2006

    The unfolding affair of the floating sheep would move most people, even someone named Truss, to poetry, because it is full of echoes, paradoxes and drama.

    READ MORE
  • ARTS AND CULTURE

    A race for stayers

    • Brian Matthews
    • 11 June 2006

    As Melbourne Cup time comes round each year, I remember—with a mixture of dread and triumph—the Sir Robert Menzies Memorial Lecture that I gave on Tuesday, 5 November, in the Chancellors Hall of the University of London Senate House in 1996.

    READ MORE

We've updated our privacy policy.

Click to review