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  • AUSTRALIA

    Healing a fractured culture

    • Michael Mullins & James Massola
    • 29 May 2006

    Xenophobia lives on in Australian society. In this edition of Eureka Street we focus on the representation of indigenous Australians, Muslims, and Chinese immigrants.

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  • RELIGION

    Testing Australian values

    • Richard Treloar
    • 29 May 2006
    1 Comment

    Morag Fraser, former editor of this journal, expressed a residual unease with the very notion of ‘Australian values’, belonging as she saw it to a ‘vocabulary of expediency’ rather than of conviction. What are 'Australian' values, asks Richard Treloar.

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  • ENVIRONMENT

    The Australian wound

    • Mark Byrne
    • 18 May 2006

    Mark Byrne looks at the particular characteristics that make an Australian 'hero', and asks what it is about the interior of this country that moulds the interior of our collective suconscious in such a unique way.  

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  • ARTS AND CULTURE

    Towards an Australian "voice"

    • Tony Smith
    • 18 May 2006
    1 Comment

    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

    An ancient culture in peril

    • Juliette Hughes
    • 14 May 2006

    George Silberbauer’s links with Botswana go back a long way, but his special concern is for Kalahari Bushmen on the verge of losing their ancestral homeland.

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  • AUSTRALIA

    Spreading seeds of culture

    • Michele Gierck
    • 21 April 2006

    Determined to preserve old stories and encourage young voices, tribal elders in Western Australia took a bold publishing step.

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  • ARTS AND CULTURE

    The anatomy of hope

    • Fiona Murphy
    • 18 February 2020
    2 Comments

    Over a decade ago, when applying to study physiotherapy, I carefully read through the application form. It contained a brief but troubling caveat: all students must be physically able to participate in the coursework. I felt nervous, even scared. The answer seemed clear cut to me, but would the university agree?

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  • ARTS AND CULTURE

    Time for nuanced Asian representation

    • Carolyn Cage
    • 06 February 2020
    8 Comments

    Growing up I cringed at Asian representation in film and television. More often than not we were cast as nerds, martial artists or second to the plot. We had little depth to our characters, which continuously perpetuated racial stereotypes — stereotypes that still exist today.

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  • AUSTRALIA

    Australia Day as a day for humility

    • Andrew Hamilton
    • 21 January 2020
    17 Comments

    Australia Day would be wasted if it were devoted simply to self-congratulation. In the wake of the catastrophic fires we need to ask questions about how Indigenous Australians before settlement managed the land and how our agricultural and economic practices have contributed to the perilous situation in which we now find ourselves.

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  • ENVIRONMENT

    Biodiversity loss is a flaming tragedy

    • Cristy Clark
    • 13 January 2020
    7 Comments

    There are so many details about these unprecedented bushfires that I have no idea how to process. But nothing — including the ever-present shroud of acrid smoke that has blanketed my city since November — has brought home the scale of this tragedy quite like the estimation that one billion native animals have been killed.

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  • ARTS AND CULTURE

    It's Christmas and I'll dance if I want to

    • Barry Gittins
    • 16 December 2019
    5 Comments

    Dance and music are as innate as breathing. Babies dance while in the womb, and the Yuletide can be prime time for 'playing music, singing and dancing [as a] healthy outlet for their emotions'. As William Stafford observed, kids dance 'before they learn there is anything that isn't music'.

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  • RELIGION

    Movement for Church renewal keeps growing

    • John Warhurst
    • 11 December 2019
    51 Comments

    What's going on within the Catholic Church always matters more widely given its size and power. Lay participation in leadership, especially of women, is a major social issue. Observers of social trends should watch this space for its wider public policy implications.

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