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  • AUSTRALIA

    Olympic Torch a symbol of oppression

    • Michael Mullins
    • 14 April 2008
    4 Comments

    The modern Olympic torch relay was initiated by the Nazi leadership in 1936 to uphold the image of the Third Reich as a dynamic and expanding influence. Those who extinguished the Beijing torch in protest against human rights violations in Tibet recognise its origins and potency as a political symbol.

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  • RELIGION

    Nonconformist Aussie anticipates traditional Greek Easter

    • Gillian Bouras
    • 17 March 2008
    3 Comments

    In the Orthodox Church, Lent is a fairly strict period of austerity, which is one reason for Carnival: traditional societies have long understood that sessions of high spirits are needed before and after difficult times. They are also undisturbed by the blurring of the sacred and the secular.

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  • AUSTRALIA

    A great leap year for reconciliation

    • Gillian Bouras
    • 29 February 2008
    2 Comments

    According to the Ethiopian ecclesiastical calendar, a leap year belongs to St Luke. Having made its national apology to the Stolen Generations, for Australia this leap year has more in common with China's Great Leap Forward.

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  • AUSTRALIA

    Lifelong friends at first sight

    • Chris Fotinopoulos
    • 08 August 2007

    Friendship and family are invariably mentioned in the same breath. Although most parents expect their children to trust family ahead of friends, children tend to place greater faith in friends, who are more likely to ‘allow them to breathe’.

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  • INTERNATIONAL

    A day to remember the Holocaust

    • Michael Danby
    • 27 February 2007
    6 Comments

    In 2005, the United Nations General Assembly designated 27 January as Holocaust Remembrance Day. A resolution rejected Holocaust denial, together with all manifestations of religious intolerance or violence based on ethnicity or belief.

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  • ARTS AND CULTURE

    The purest of pleasures

    • Gillian Bouras
    • 04 July 2006

    Or is it? Gillian Bouras gardens in Greece.

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  • 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?

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  • ARTS AND CULTURE

    Unbounded love

    • Anna Griffiths
    • 15 June 2006

    Anna Griffiths reviews William Dalrymple’s White Mughals: Love and Betrayal in Eighteenth Century India.

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  • AUSTRALIA

    Something old, something new

    • Nadja Breton
    • 14 May 2006

    European allegiances have been tested by the conflict in Iraq.

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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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  • ARTS AND CULTURE

    The last goodbye

    • Gillian Bouras
    • 10 May 2006

    Gillian Bouras looks at the role of the body in death

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  • ENVIRONMENT

    Time again to save the whales?

    • Anthony Ham
    • 10 May 2006

    Anthony Ham investigates renewed efforts at the IWC  to resume commercial whaling

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