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  • AUSTRALIA

    Who pays for our impulsive consumption?

    • Beth Doherty
    • 18 May 2007
    4 Comments

    A tradition of disposable clothing has been emerging in the fashion industry for many years, clothing that falls apart easily, garments that you wear twice and then give away. However, we rarely consider what effect this impulsive consumption has on the world's poor.

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  • ARTS AND CULTURE

    Keneally's mature insights into character

    • Tony Smith
    • 15 May 2007

    To the extent that novels exist to provide insights into character, minds and decisions, Tom Keneally's new novel is arguably his best.

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  • AUSTRALIA

    A vision for 20 million careful owners

    • Michael Mullins
    • 30 October 2006

    We can choose to make more mistakes, or fix those that have been made. Fixing mistakes involves a changed mindset. New Zealand's "4 million careful owners" water use campaign reflects a stewardship mentality, rather than the "steady as she goes" approach that has allowed our environmental degradation.

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  • AUSTRALIA

    Corruption and prosperity don't go together in the Solomons

    • Kaylea Fearn
    • 04 September 2006
    6 Comments

    While the absence of basic services and reliable business practice is a visible concern, the heart of the issue provoking the continuing unrest in the Solomons is more of a moral one. Solomon Islanders are aware of corruption in government, and they are keen to change the culture.

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  • AUSTRALIA

    Monster-making mutes purposeful alarm

    • Michael Mullins & James Massola
    • 04 September 2006
    1 Comment

    Last week, 'Jihad' Jack Thomas was recalled from a beach holiday with his family after he had a control order placed on him. Our capacity to respond to alarm is diminished by the media's manufacturing of monsters to sell papers and compete for ratings and website hits.

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  • ARTS AND CULTURE

    Beyond the clich├ęs of US colonisation of Australia

    • Michael Ashby
    • 07 August 2006

    Denis Altman's 51st State aims to undermine the clichés associated with Australian-US Relatons, without underestimating the remorseless destruction of Australian identity, and political and business life, as well as many local norms and icons.

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  • ARTS AND CULTURE

    Remembering Herbert

    • Greg Barns
    • 31 May 2006
    2 Comments

    Greg Barns on the life of Xavier Herbert.

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  • ARTS AND CULTURE

    Tastes of the Orient

    • Christine Salins
    • 14 May 2006

    An interview with Asian culinary master, Rosemary Brissenden, by Christine Salins.

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  • AUSTRALIA

    Operation in progress

    • Peter Davis
    • 11 May 2006

    Peter Davis examines progress on the road to peace in the Solomon Islands

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  • AUSTRALIA

    Replacing neglect with engagement

    • John Langmore
    • 30 April 2006

    John Langmore reflects on the relationship between Australia and the United Nations

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  • INTERNATIONAL

    The case for reconciliation

    • Kirsty Ruddock
    • 29 April 2006

    Is Australia’s intervention in the Solomon Islands healing the wounds of the tension?

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  • ARTS AND CULTURE

    The French in early Australia

    • Peter Pierce
    • 24 April 2006

    Peter Pierce reviews Colin Dyer’s The French Explorers and the Aboriginal Australians 1772–1839 and Bruce Poulson’s Recherche Bay: A History.

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