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  • ARTS AND CULTURE

    No place for Colin Thiele in memorial ratings

    • Brian Matthews
    • 18 September 2006
    4 Comments

    It was hard to notice the recent death of Colin Thiele, arguably Australia's greatest children's writer. In a philistine nation under philistine leadership, Thiele’s quiet cultured tone and its sad silencing could not compete for proper, courteous and deserved recognition with the phony vernacular outpouring that is supposed to be our true voice.

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  • INTERNATIONAL

    Undeclared war on Haiti's poor

    • Kent Rosenthal
    • 10 July 2006
    5 Comments

    Living conditions in Ouanaminthe, a ‘town’ of around 100,000 inhabitants amount to an undeclared war on the poor. There’s a lack of services, which makes Ouanaminthe a gathering place for human traffickers, smugglers and corrupt authorities ready to profit from people desperate to leave for the Dominican Republic.

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  • AUSTRALIA

    Long road back for Ramos Horta

    • Paul Cleary
    • 10 July 2006
    5 Comments

    In 2006, the East Timorese government’s inept handling of a dispute in the army involving soldiers from the western region of East Timor put the young nation on the brink of civil war. Now Jose Ramos Horta has been installed as Prime Minister, but will it make a difference?

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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

    Feeding the habit

    • Geoffrey Milne
    • 06 July 2006

    Theatre critic Geoffrey Milne took time off this summer to write two books on Australian theatre. What has drawn him into theatres more than 100 times a year over the past three decades—as a journalist and as a theatre historian? His excuse is that his university teaching demands close acquaintance with actual performances. But that’s not the whole story.

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  • AUSTRALIA

    The coalition of the unwilling

    • Jack Waterford
    • 05 July 2006

    John Howard probably committed Australia to a coalition of the willing two or three months before the Opposition suspects he did.

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  • ARTS AND CULTURE

    Tall tales, but true

    • Kristie Dunn
    • 04 July 2006

    Kristie Dunn reviews Dark Victory by David Marr and Marian Wilkinson.

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  • AUSTRALIA

    Perilous journeys

    • Arnold Zable
    • 04 July 2006

    Refugee stories told by Arnold Zable.

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  • ARTS AND CULTURE

    Film reviews

    • Morag Fraser, Allan James Thomas, Juliette Hughes, Gordon Lewis
    • 26 June 2006

    Reviews of the films Naqoyqatsi; Open Hearts; The Matrix Reloaded and La vérité si je mens! 2.

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  • AUSTRALIA

    Where continents collide

    • Peter Pierce
    • 15 June 2006

    Peter Pierce’s postcard from Turkey.

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  • ARTS AND CULTURE

    Soul food

    • Matthew Klugman
    • 11 June 2006

    Matthew Klugman interviews Richard Tognetti of the Australian Chamber Orchestra.

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  • MEDIA

    Peace correspondents: The new reporters

    • Jan Forrester
    • 05 June 2006

    Conventional journalism portrays war as a zero sum game, a series of violent exchanges between contending parties. ‘War reporting’ requires clear winners and losers, and the media interprets the events contributing to conflict accordingly.

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