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  • AUSTRALIA

    Avoiding the blame game

    • Andrew Hamilton
    • 16 October 2023
    13 Comments

    When tragedies unfurl, the rush to apportion fault often overshadows the lives that hang in the balance. It's worth remembering the multi-faceted nature of tragedy, and the human costs behind the headlines. Every story, much like life itself, demands understanding, compassion, and the commitment to build harmonious bonds in the face of adversity.

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  • RELIGION

    Faith in the future as an act of re-membering the past

    • Emmanuel Nathan
    • 20 July 2023
    26 Comments

    Digitisation of memory risks erasing historical appreciation of debates around the Second Vatican Council, where binary responses often eclipse the Council's nuanced narrative. To truly understand its impact, we must not outsource memory, but connect personally with this transformative chapter of our faith's history.

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  • AUSTRALIA

    Remembering Paul Mees, public transport academic and fellow traveller

    • Erica Cervini
    • 29 June 2023

    Ten years after his passing, the work of renowned academic and transportation activist Paul Mees continues to reverberate through our public transport systems and urban spaces. Unafraid to challenge the status quo, his advocacy for public transport and sustainable urban living continues to influence debates and policy.

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  • AUSTRALIA

    Remembering the people represented by a percentage point

    • Joshua Lourensz, Vin Martin
    • 15 May 2023
    2 Comments

    Budget papers reveal an expected rise in the unemployment rate from 3.5 per cent to 4.25 per cent by June 2024. While the increase is portrayed as modest, it translates to an additional 144,900 people becoming unemployed. The focus must remain on the human stories behind the numbers during this uncertain period of economic recovery.

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  • AUSTRALIA

    Remembering Father Bob Maguire

    • Michael McVeigh
    • 26 April 2023

    Some people live large. Their presence fills a room and stays with you for a long time afterwards. Father Bob Maguire, who died last week, was one of those people. Fr Bob’s voice, his presence, left a mark on the lives of so many people, from so many walks of life.

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  • AUSTRALIA

    Gratitude needs ambivalence on the costs of war

    • Jim Curtain
    • 24 April 2023
    4 Comments

    Amidst gratitude and remembrance to those who have served, we would do well to look with ambivalence on the toll beyond the battlefield; on families, soldiers' mental health, and questions about government transparency. Anzac day serves as a poignant reminder to acknowledge sacrifices and damages of war.

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  • AUSTRALIA

    He walks among them: Remembering Father Bob

    • Arnold Zable
    • 24 April 2023
    11 Comments

    I spent memorable hours yarning with Father Bob and I accompanied the Father Bob McGuire Foundation food van on some of its nightly forays to parts of the city to provide sustenance to those in need. Invariably Father Bob would turn up at some point in the evening to lend his inimitable presence to the show.

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  • AUSTRALIA

    Anzac Day stories, old and new

    • Andrew Hamilton
    • 24 April 2023
    3 Comments

    With every Anzac Day, the stories told reflect changing attitudes. Past celebrations focused on patriotism and romance of war, but this year's tone is more serious due to global events. Anzac Day now emphasises remembering, compassion, honouring victims of war, and advocating for peace.

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  • ARTS AND CULTURE

    The hope of remembering

    • David Rowland
    • 10 November 2022
    3 Comments

    When people gather on Remembrance Day, commemorating the cease-fire at the end of the First World War, people take great pains to remember; a small acknowledgement of the horror of war, its loss, sacrifice and suffering. And in that time, it’s also worth pausing to reflect on those for whom wartime sacrifices and suffering are a daily reality. What do these people wish to remember?

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  • ARTS AND CULTURE

    Stray thoughts: Remembering times past

    • Michele Frankeni
    • 20 September 2022

    Out of the blue I was sent a photograph that is nearly 40 years old. Why did this photograph trigger a wave of nostalgia? For me, nostalgia is not something to be sneered at as a longing to return to a forgotten past, but rather respected for allowing us to reflect on remembered joys.

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  • INTERNATIONAL

    Stray thoughts: Teams that run on love and joy

    • Michael McVeigh
    • 23 August 2022
    1 Comment

    Is ruthlessness an essential part of sporting success? Or are players better off  remembering how lucky they are, have fun, and allow good things to happen to them by treating people with compassion and playing with joy?

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  • ARTS AND CULTURE

    Wit, irony and the Australian vernacular: Remembering Brian Matthews

    • John Schumann
    • 15 June 2022
    5 Comments

    Most of us, when pushed, can name a couple of teachers who had a profound influence on our lives. For me, Brian Matthews was one such teacher. I enrolled in English at Flinders University in 1972. On asking the enrolling officer whether anybody was ‘doing anything about Lawson’, I was directed to the office of Brian Matthews, a recent appointment to the English Department. ‘I hear you know something about Lawson,’ I said, leaning in his doorway.

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