author: Tom Cranitch

  • AUSTRALIA

    Anzac a 'politically pliable' legend

    • Tom Cranitch
    • 28 April 2008
    16 Comments

    With Anzac Day over, and the 100th anniversary of the Gallipoli campaign just under a decade away, it's time to re-examine, re-frame, and hopefully tame the Anzac legend. You don't need to be an expert to understand that 'Anzac' has a stranglehold over Australian public life.

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  • AUSTRALIA

    Nationalist zealots stealing Australia Day

    • Tom Cranitch
    • 24 January 2008
    18 Comments

    National Australia Day Council chair Lisa Curry Kenny says Australia Day "reminds us to embrace our difference and celebrate friendship". It would be nice if this were true. In fact Australian nationalists are increasingly using the day to promote the perceived certainties of a rather dubious monoculture.

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  • AUSTRALIA

    Kids put footballers' drug-taking into perspective

    • Tom Cranitch
    • 05 September 2007
    5 Comments

    Everyone from radio shock jocks to the Prime Minister have beaten up fallen rugby league hero Andrew Johns for being a poor role model for young people. Children will get over it. It's adults who get lost in the fog around the edges of such an issue.

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  • CONTRIBUTORS

    Tom Cranitch

    • Tom Cranitch
    • 17 May 2007

    Tom Cranitch is a Brisbane-based consultant and writer. He is the former Chief Executive Officer of Jesuit Communications Australia

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  • AUSTRALIA

    Glossing over Kevin Rudd's Catholic school days

    • Tom Cranitch
    • 15 May 2007
    7 Comments

    A Fairfax press article last week speculated about the Labor leader's reluctance to talk about his 18 months as a boarder at Brisbane's Marist College Ashgrove. It is most likely that his greatest difficulty was his need to grieve after the sudden death of his father.

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  • AUSTRALIA

    Erosion of tribalism leads to Origin trouble

    • Tom Cranitch
    • 26 June 2006
    2 Comments

    What's behind the decline of State of Origin football in the northern states? Can the vitality the competition enjoyed in the 1970's ever be recaptured?

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  • AUSTRALIA

    Don't run out on modern sport

    • Tom Cranitch
    • 18 May 2006
    1 Comment

    Contemporary cricketers think little of dropping the ball at their feet and setting off for a run. Graeme Wood, a pioneer in this practice, was misunderstood by team mates and a cricket loving nation.

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  • AUSTRALIA

    Welcome to Eureka Street, Mark II

    • Tom Cranitch
    • 14 May 2006
    1 Comment

    Tom Cranitch, chief executive officer of Jesuit Communications Australia, welcomes readers to Eureka Street Mark II.

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