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  • AUSTRALIA

    Boys need not be boys forever

    • Tim Martyn
    • 16 October 2006
    2 Comments

    Adolescent boys of Western Kenya's Bukusu tribe are ushered to the threshold of manhood by participating in rituals in which they must endure all without exhibiting pain. Western society lacks procedures in which boys can transform and emotionally re-emerge, ready to carry the burden of male responsibility.

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  • AUSTRALIA

    Why Barcelona is everyone’s second favourite team

    • James Massola
    • 18 September 2006
    19 Comments

    The Barcelona Football Club has broken with tradition and gone against the corporate grain of modern sport, making a gesture that will boost efforts to improve the lives of many underprivileged children around the world.

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  • ARTS AND CULTURE

    Is there room for 'idealists' on the ABC Board?

    • Veronica Brady
    • 04 September 2006

    It was 1983, the year the Australian Broadcasting Commission became the Australian Broadcasting Corporation. The first volume of Ken Inglis' history of the ABC had just been published, and new Board member Sister Veronica Brady read every word of it.

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  • AUSTRALIA

    Discourse without dialogue in Australian politics

    • Tony Smith
    • 07 August 2006
    1 Comment

    Former Labor minister John Button anticipated the current low point in political discourse, with defenders and critics of government policy having lost the capacity to engage in dialogue, particularly in the field of public morality.

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  • AUSTRALIA

    How to eat simply and well at the same time

    • David Sutherland
    • 07 August 2006
    1 Comment

    In the First World, wealthy people tend to be slim, while many of the poor are obese. This is in stark contrast to poorer countries, where body fat can be seen as a sign of prosperity and good health, and is often considered attractive.

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  • AUSTRALIA

    Graphic smoke packs a shock to the system

    • Alice Bergin
    • 24 July 2006

    The Federal Government is seeking to scare the smoking public with the replacement of tamer text warnings with a range of photographs depicting cases of lung disease, tongue cancers and even a dissected brain.

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  • ARTS AND CULTURE

    Firebrand

    • Rebecca Marsh
    • 10 July 2006

    Rebecca Marsh considers Naomi Klein’s challenge to the multinationals in No Logo.

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  • AUSTRALIA

    Opening Whitlam’s cabinet

    • Troy Bramston
    • 09 July 2006

    The annual release of the once secret cabinet papers on New Year’s Day is now a political ritual. After 30 years, the public is able to look at cabinet’s deliberations on weighty matters, which have been kept under lock and key for a generation.

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  • AUSTRALIA

    Charting a future course

    • Juliette Hughes
    • 09 July 2006

    Juliette Hughes interviews Dawn Cardona, principal of Darwin’s Nungalinya Theological College.

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  • ARTS AND CULTURE

    Historical novels

    • Delia Falconer
    • 06 July 2006

    Are we writing too many of them? Is there a crisis of relevance in Austlit? No, argues Delia Falconer.

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  • ARTS AND CULTURE

    Bio-picks

    • James Griffin
    • 06 July 2006

    James Griffin reviews the Australian Dictionary of Biography, Vol.16, John Ritchie and Diane Langmore, eds.

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  • EDUCATION

    Need to know basis

    • Robin Jeffrey
    • 04 July 2006

    It is crucial that Australia increases its knowledge of Asia

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