author: Mark Byrne

  • CONTRIBUTORS

    Mark Byrne

    • Mark Byrne
    • 17 May 2007

    Mark Byrne is a senior researcher at Uniya Jesuit Social Justice Centre, where he occasionally writes and gives talks on race relations in Australian cinema.

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  • ENVIRONMENT

    Climate change - it's the apocalypse, stupid

    • Mark Byrne
    • 27 February 2007
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    Like many other politicians and scientists, the man who "used to be the next President of the United States" thinks that "the most serious crisis ever confronting human civilisation is this climate crisis". At the same time, in An Inconvenient Truth, the documentary about his travelling climate change slide show, Al Gore laments his failure to have shifted US government policy on the issue.

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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

    Stark images in black and white

    • Mark Byrne
    • 25 April 2006

    Australian film-makers have to date been much better at reflecting the often ugly reality of racial relations than at imagining a different future

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