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  • AUSTRALIA

    How to be woke?

    • Michael McVeigh
    • 04 July 2023
    1 Comment

    In a world quick to label 'woke' as groupthink gone wild, can we instead redefine it as a deepened awareness of our collective history that subtly weaves itself into our language and daily life? As we examine our society's fraught past through the lens of language can we navigate these nuanced conversations constructively? 

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  • ARTS AND CULTURE

    The problem of power

    • Gillian Bouras
    • 03 July 2023
    7 Comments

    As Greece casts its votes and recalls the struggles of its past, what does it mean to heed the lessons of Acton, Curran to safeguard a democracy? In an era where geopolitical power shifts and liberty often seems under siege, what does it mean for a citizenry to answer the call of 'eternal vigilance'?

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  • AUSTRALIA

    Who pays the price? Australia's inflation challenge

    • Joe Zabar
    • 28 June 2023
    3 Comments

    As Australian households grapple with soaring living costs and rising inflation, many are questioning the efficacy of the RBA's interest rate strategy, making the case for comprehensive government intervention to right the economic course.

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  • INTERNATIONAL

    No time to wait to protect vulnerable lives in Sudan

    • Stephen Cornish
    • 28 June 2023

    In Sudan, longstanding political unrest and economic instability have culminated in a dire humanitarian crisis. With healthcare systems collapsing, incessant violence, and severe shortages, the country is grappling with escalating internal displacement and hosting over a million refugees. 

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  • ARTS AND CULTURE

    Diamond Jubilee

    • Juliette Hughes
    • 22 June 2023
    2 Comments

    'Ten Pound Poms' adjusted from the harsh British winter to the austere migrant hostels of 1960s Australia. To mark the 60th anniversary of her own journey, Juliette Hughes recalls the trials and transformations, and the small moments that offered a glimmer of hope for the future. 

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  • INTERNATIONAL

    The elusive search for justice

    • Max Jeganathan
    • 22 June 2023
    2 Comments

    Encompassing the indictment of Donald Trump, the Russia-Ukraine conflict and Australia's Indigenous Voice referendum, the quest for justice has evolved into an abstract and bitter fight, obscuring our common humanity, and requiring us to find a restorative, forgiving route.

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  • ARTS AND CULTURE

    The disquieting lessons of Ian McEwan

    • Peter Craven
    • 14 June 2023

    Ian McEwan's Lessons marked a sharp twist in a five-decade literary career, and presents an opportunity to reflect on his expansive body of work. The one-time literary rogue and Booker laureate now stands as the unquestioned doyen of modern English fiction, his audacious work perpetually navigating undercurrents of unease.

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  • ECONOMICS

    Dawn of the multipolar world: A new order in global finance?

    • David James
    • 13 June 2023
    1 Comment

    From Moscow to Beijing, a change in global finance looms, set to challenge the long-standing economic hegemony. This imminent shift could redefine global power structures, disrupt currency markets and international trade. Amidst this uncertainty, one thing is clear: the game of geopolitical chess is no longer played on a Western-centric board.

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  • AUSTRALIA

    Why the threat of AI is invisible

    • David Halliday
    • 13 June 2023
    1 Comment

    As artificial intelligence evolves, warnings of an AI surpassing us in cognitive abilities grow louder. Yet, these threats, which echo sci-fi nightmares, are met with skepticism and complacency, rather than fear. Are our human minds, fine-tuned by evolution to grapple with tangible, immediate threats, ill-equipped to comprehend the abstract risk of a runaway AI?

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  • RELIGION

    Culture and conspiracy: In conversation with Fr Gerald Arbuckle

    • Michael McVeigh
    • 09 June 2023
    5 Comments

    Known for incisive insights into societal issues like fundamentalism, loneliness, and abuse, theologian and cultural anthropologist Fr Gerald Arbuckle is now examining the rise of conspiracy theories. In conversation with Michael McVeigh, Arbuckle discusses his work, cultural anthropology, and the impact of 'cultural trauma'.

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  • ARTS AND CULTURE

    Cruise

    • Geoff Page
    • 08 June 2023
    1 Comment

    We pass North Head, that place of isolation, unspoiled silence still where campfire smoke would once have greeted / Arthur Phillip with his claim. We’re on our second drink by now / and some among us pause, imagining a Gadigal / imagining that we’re / the first ship of some Final Fleet / returning whence it came.

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  • INTERNATIONAL

    Kissinger's unaccountable realism

    • Binoy Kampmark
    • 06 June 2023
    8 Comments

    Former US Secretary of State Henry Kissinger continues to be a subject of fascination and controversy, with his role in statecraft garnering praise and criticism. Amidst the accolades and accusations, questions of justice and accountability remain as Kissinger reaches his centenary.

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