Search Results: Singapore

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  • ARTS AND CULTURE

    Legal fiction friction

    • James Minchin
    • 26 June 2006

    James Minchin reviews Chris Lydgate’s Lee’s Law: How Singapore Crushes Dissent.

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  • AUSTRALIA

    Do Indonesian maids really lie as a matter of course?

    • Dewi Anggraeni
    • 12 June 2006

    The depiction of domestic helpers from Indonesia is disturbing. At home, they're portrayed as puerile characters, easily manipulated and needing guidance. In destination countries, they're seen as bereft of any sense of ethics or morality.

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  • 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.

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  • ARTS AND CULTURE

    Towards an Australian "voice"

    • Tony Smith
    • 18 May 2006
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    Terri Janke's Butterfly Song and Hsu-Ming Teo's Behind the Moon are two novels that examine the "Australian condition."

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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

    Elusive justice

    • Madeleine Byrne
    • 14 May 2006

    Madeleine Byrne finds Getting Away with Genocide? Elusive Justice and the Khmer Rouge Tribunal, by Tom Fawthrop and Helen Jarvis, vivid and timely.

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  • ARTS AND CULTURE

    Rebel remains a mystery

    • Peter Pierce
    • 14 May 2006

    Peter Pierce onThe  Autobiography of  Wilfred Burchett.

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  • RELIGION

    In my mother’s footsteps

    • Anna Griffiths
    • 14 May 2006

    Italy, Caravaggio and Catholicism.

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  • AUSTRALIA

    Life in transit

    • Margaret Coffey
    • 11 May 2006

    Margaret Coffey watches as Australia welcomes Sudanese refugees.

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  • ARTS AND CULTURE

    Here I go on my way

    • Peter Pierce
    • 30 April 2006

    Luke Fraser reviews On the warpath: An anthology of Australian military travel, edited by Robin Gerster and Peter Pierce.

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  • ARTS AND CULTURE

    Forgiving and forgetting

    • Denis Tracey
    • 29 April 2006

    Gavan Daws’s Prisoners of the Japanese: POWs of World War II in the Pacific prompts some reflection from Denis Tracey.

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  • ARTS AND CULTURE

    Devil in the detail

    • Jeffrey Grey
    • 25 April 2006

    Jeffrey Grey challenges some of Cameron Forbes’s conclusions in Hellfire: The Story of Australia, Japan and the Prisoners of War.

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