Search Results: Kate Middleton

  • AUSTRALIA

    'Normal' royals are not like us

    • Ruby Hamad
    • 14 April 2014
    22 Comments

    By clinging to this notion that the royals are just like us, even as we treat them as anything but, we brush aside the inconvenient fact that their status is a relic of a bygone era in which royal rule was enforced through brutal means. Is it right to forget that the British monarchy presided over colonialist expansion with all its associated genocides? A class system that bestows inherited superiority is a remnant of a more oppressive era best left in the past.

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  • INTERNATIONAL

    Royal baby's semi-charmed life

    • Catherine Marshall
    • 24 July 2013
    15 Comments

    For all the intrusions this tiny prince will have to endure in the years that stretch ahead, there will exist, as a salve of sorts, the incalculable benefits that his social status has randomly afforded him. We shouldn't diminish the joy of the royal couple, but we should be wary of allowing our sustained and fawning attention to further entrench the idea that some people are inherently more valuable than others.

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  • AUSTRALIA

    Fast-tracking Prince William and John Paul II

    • Michael Mullins
    • 02 May 2011
    17 Comments

    Many argue that the holiness attributed to John Paul, who was beatified yesterday just six years after his death, is tempered by evil deeds that took place under his watch. Arguably, fast-tracking his route to sainthood is an offence against due process, as fast-tracking Prince William's route to the throne would be.

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  • MEDIA

    Monarchy's undemocratic war on The Chaser

    • Ellena Savage
    • 29 April 2011
    47 Comments

    Previously, monarchists and the ambivalent masses alike could argue that the British royal family was effectively benevolent and benign. The banning of The Chaser's royal wedding commentary is a jolt back to reality.

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  • CONTRIBUTORS

    Kate Middleton

    • Kate Middleton
    • 17 May 2007

    Kate Middleton is a Melbourne writer and musician. Her poems have appeared in Australian newspapers and journals including The Age, Australian Book Review and Heat.

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  • ARTS AND CULTURE

    Ten short poems

    • ten poets
    • 24 December 2006
    3 Comments

    They say after the storm / you should check the tide pools / for fallen stars. From 17 October 2006.

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  • ARTS AND CULTURE

    Ten short poems

    • ten poets
    • 30 October 2006
    16 Comments

    They say after the storm / you should check the tide pools / for fallen stars.

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  • AUSTRALIA

    Who cares about the facts?

    • Moira Rayner
    • 18 June 2006

    More evidence emerges for the stolen generation.

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