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  • ARTS AND CULTURE

    Wifedom and the casual patriarchy

    • Bill Uren
    • 26 September 2023
    16 Comments

    Why has Orwell's wife, Eileen O’Shaughnessy, been strikingly omitted from his many biographies? As Anna Funder's Wifedom delves into this oversight, we're prompted to question: have we truly moved beyond the casual patriarchy?

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  • ARTS AND CULTURE

    Lightning Ghosts

    • John Kinsella
    • 25 September 2023
    1 Comment

    I sense them in the air when it’s said there’s little or no chance of a storm — they are apostrophes to themselves, shaped like diacriticals. This is a mundane observation to offer up when the flash closes the light out —that loss of speech to pyrography.

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  • AUSTRALIA

    Numbers vs. nuance

    • Andrew Hamilton
    • 19 September 2023

    In our data-driven age, numbers shape perceptions, often shadowing reality. But should they define our entire understanding? Perhaps it's time to occasionally detach from the numerical deluge and truly value the essence of what and who matter.

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  • AUSTRALIA

    Private gain, public pain? The real cost of consulting in government

    • David James
    • 13 September 2023
    1 Comment

    Investigations into KMPG's ties with Australia's Defence department highlight broader concerns about consulting firms' murky dealings with government. As corporate-public boundaries blur, accountability suffers, with ethical pursuits sidelined by power and profit drives.

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  • AUSTRALIA

    Father down the road

    • Barry Gittins
    • 31 August 2023
    2 Comments

    Father's Day: a symbolic marker in Australia's calendar, often evoking mixed emotions. From fond memories of childhood to the challenges of modern fatherhood, the journey is both beautiful and complex as the role of fathers continues to evolve.

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  • ARTS AND CULTURE

    Literature's power is in self not identity

    • Mark Tredinnick
    • 31 August 2023
    3 Comments

    Amid shifting perceptions and the fluidity of names, our understanding of self  dances on the edge of subjectivity. Traversing the landscape of literature, we're invited to confront our own reflections, to ask what truly defines us in a world that is ever-evolving, and to look beyond the obvious and into the heart of our shared human experience.

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  • AUSTRALIA

    Listen – just listen!

    • Brian McCoy
    • 30 August 2023
    16 Comments

    The Kimberley region stands as a testament to both the enduring spirit of Australia's Aboriginal communities and the shadows of colonisation. As the Referendum looms, the potential for a united Voice beckons, inviting Australia towards a harmonious future.

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  • AUSTRALIA

    A cogent argument for voting Yes

    • John Honner
    • 24 August 2023
    13 Comments

    You might think that, if anyone could pull off the establishment of a treaty, a great poet and a great policy maker, working in harmony, would surely have the best chance. But this was not the case: when Judith Wright and H.C. Coombes advocated for a treaty throughout their lifetimes, they were unsuccessful. 

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  • ARTS AND CULTURE

    The duality of Barbie

    • Juliette Hughes
    • 23 August 2023
    2 Comments

    In Barbie, director Greta Gerwig maps out a journey from naive pink utopias to poignant real-world challenges. Drawing parallels from the 1960s Twiggy phenomenon to today's elusive ideals of feminine success, Gerwig's film becomes a mirror to our society's ever-shifting landscape of female identity and aspiration.

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  • ARTS AND CULTURE

    Navigating privilege

    • Michele Frankeni
    • 23 August 2023
    2 Comments

    In the rich tapestry of the English language, 'privilege' stands out as a term both celebrated and debated. While its roots may be diverse, its modern interpretation often overlooks personal effort and journey. Amidst the vast lexicon, is there a term capturing life's effort without diminishing individual experiences? 

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  • ENVIRONMENT

    The true quiet Australians

    • Brian Matthews
    • 17 August 2023

    Red gum, this ‘smooth-barked large tree that gives watercourses all over Australia their Australian feel’, seemed intent on bobbing up in my life one way or another, sometimes as a result of sheer luck or coincidence. (From 2021)

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  • EDUCATION

    Keys to closing the education gap

    • Anthony Dillon
    • 10 August 2023
    1 Comment

    We need to change the language from improving 'attendance' to improving 'engagement' — to reflect that schools need to be places of learning for Indigenous children, not just minding centres, and that learning comes with engagement. (From 2019)

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