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  • AUSTRALIA

    Why the choice revolution let us down: In conversation with Mark Considine

    • David Halliday
    • 28 February 2024

    The main purpose of government is to promote the welfare of its people. And yet over the last few decades, through numerous inquiries, it’s become clear that the Australian government has failed to provide services for the Australian population as well as might be expected. 

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  • ARTS AND CULTURE

    Making sense of Taylor Swift

    • David Halliday
    • 26 February 2024

    Taylor Swift does something transformative to people like my sister that other pop stars don’t. Other musicians have fans, Taylor has disciples. So what is it about Swift that evokes a sort of conversion experience? Is it just the music?

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  • AUSTRALIA

    When the wheels come off

    • David Halliday
    • 22 January 2024
    1 Comment

    After a minor accident, in the face of institutional apathy, we were treated to a picture of human kindness. It highlighted that, even in a politically divided country, there exists an undercurrent of unity and empathy, often overlooked but ever-present.

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  • ENVIRONMENT

    Best of 2023: The heat will kill you first

    • David Halliday
    • 11 January 2024

    How will a warming planet impact us? In conversation with Eureka Street, longtime climate journalist and contributing editor for Rolling Stone Jeff Goodell discusses two decades of covering climate change, examining the effects a superheated world, and how humanity will need to adapt. 

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  • ARTS AND CULTURE

    Best of 2023: Tim Winton's wild nature

    • David Halliday
    • 04 January 2024

    The name Tim Winton conjures up images of ocean surf and wild remote beaches. With four decades under his belt as Australia's most celebrated novelist, Winton has long explored the mysteries of the natural world in the pages of his novels. Now, speaking to Eureka Street, Tim Winton discusses his new documentary Ningaloo Nyinggulu and why we need to rethink our relationship to the wild.  

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  • AUSTRALIA

    Eureka Street person of the year 2023

    • David Halliday, Michael McVeigh, Laura Kings, Michele Frankeni, Andrew Hamilton, Julian Butler
    • 21 December 2023
    7 Comments

    To close the year for Eureka Street, the editorial team wanted to nominate who we considered to be the Eureka Street ‘person of the year’ based on this year's newsmakers.

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  • ARTS AND CULTURE

    The world is spinning out of control and there's absolutely nothing to watch

    • David Halliday
    • 04 December 2023

    As the world continues spiralling into total chaos, there remains, shockingly, absolutely nothing to watch on any streaming service.  And I’m not talking about a lack of options – there’s enough content to drown in, while, ironically, leaving us parched. I know how Coleridge’s mariner must have felt.

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  • ARTS AND CULTURE

    A Christmas Carol and the making of a miser

    • David Halliday
    • 30 November 2023
    2 Comments

    Why another Christmas Carol and why now? This version takes a detour from Dickens’ original delving deeper into Scrooge’s past, painting him not just as a villain, but as a victim of circumstances. It suggests that behind every act we hastily label as ‘cruel’ lies a story of fear and anxiety, and a flesh-and-blood human being. And forgiveness, then, becomes an acknowledgment of our shared human frailty.

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  • AUSTRALIA

    The balance of compassion

    • David Halliday
    • 30 October 2023
    3 Comments

    The Hamas attacks on civilians posed a profound ethical conundrum for some. And it’s been sad to see progressives, who have for years sympathised with the plight of the Palestinian people and followed the actions of hard-line Israeli governments with dismay, attempting to downplay or rationalise the brutality of Hamas. Must empathy for one tragedy necessarily diminish compassion for another?

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  • AUSTRALIA

    Some things change, some things stay the same

    • David Halliday
    • 13 October 2023

    This vote will be remembered as an opportunity for Australians to grapple with the injustices of history, and imagine a more just way forward. My hope is that each person voting will have done just that – and whether they vote ‘yes’ or ‘no’, that they are making their vote bearing in mind what they think will best reconcile our nation’s past and look forward to a more just future.

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  • AUSTRALIA

    A Voice divided

    • David Halliday
    • 26 September 2023

    In the lead up to the Voice referendum, there's a subtle yet seismic undercurrent at play: How do we sustain a meaningful democratic conversation when the foundational truths seem so fragmented? Our ability to connect, converse, and find consensus could be the real referendum of our times.

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  • AUSTRALIA

    On housing bubbles

    • David Halliday
    • 01 September 2023

    Australia's housing market trembles as homeowners confront rising interest rates and mortgage defaults surge. Predicted by some a decade ago, this  shift stems from years of speculative investing and homes transforming into commodities. The challenge now: can policymakers balance housing affordability without destabilising the market's value?

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