Search Results: Bill Leak

  • ARTS AND CULTURE

    Winds of change

    • Brian Matthews
    • 22 May 2006

    Towards the end of a bleak, mid-February Friday, the wind started to groan through the narrow, village streets. Shutters creaked and in the valley below a filmy curtain materialised over the vines and blurred the outlines of the farmhouses.

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    The pilgrim’s way

    • Anthony Ham
    • 14 May 2006

    Anthony Ham follows the historical footsteps toward Mecca.

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    Beginning of the end

    • Troy Bramston
    • 29 April 2006

    Warning signs for the Whitlam Government were there in 1974, with an ailing economy, a political storm in the Senate, sliding popularity and a scandal unfolding in secret.

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    Bad eggs

    • Robert Hefner
    • 27 April 2006

    Robert Hefner reviews Hannie Rayson’s Two Brothers.

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    Book reviews

    • Godfrey Moase, Kathryn Page, Chloe Wilson, Kate Stowell
    • 27 April 2006

    Reviews of the books Speaking for Australia: Parliamentary speeches that shaped our nation; Direct action and democracy today; Scraps of Heaven and Lazy Man in China.

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    Dealing with old discontents

    • Kiera Lindsey
    • 25 April 2006

    Kiera Lindsey reviews The Best Australian Stories 2004, edited by Frank Moorhouse, and The Best  Australian Essays 2004, edited by Robert Dessaix.

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    Why I quit the department

    • Tom Davis
    • 24 April 2006

    The organisational culture within Australia’s Department of Immigration appears to have little regard for human rights, but an ex-insider says it didn’t have to be that way

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    Quick review

    • John James, Kathryn Page, Avril Hannah-Jones, Marcelle Mogg
    • 24 April 2006

    Reviews of the books Troubled Waters: Borders, Boundaries and Possession in the Timor Sea; Blush: Faces of Shame; Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince; and Moments of Truth.

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    Film reviews

    • Siobhan Jackson, Allan James Thomas
    • 24 April 2006

    Reviews of the films The Child (L’Enfant), Wolf Creek and Kung Fu Hustle.

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    The year of living dangerously

    • Troy Bramston
    • 20 April 2006

    The final year of the Whitlam Government was tumultuous, but despite enormous obstacles and ultimate dismissal, the government implemented a visionary and far-reaching policy agenda that forever changed the face of Australia.

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