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  • AUSTRALIA

    How Sam Kerr sparked a national conversation on racism

    • Joel Hodge
    • 27 March 2024
    8 Comments

    Sam Kerr’s alleged comment to a UK police officer has divided opinion as to whether it constitutes racism. The central question involves whether a structural understanding of racism should supersede a universal, neutral sense of racism of the kind that is enshrined in law.

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  • AUSTRALIA

    We need a real conversation about tax reform

    • Joe Zabar
    • 12 February 2024
    1 Comment

    Much of the discussion about tax reform is about the mechanisms of collection; around changes to things like negative gearing, stamp duty, land tax, capital gains tax, and superannuation. But what is missing is a statement of values about what we expect our tax system to fund.

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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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  • AUSTRALIA

    Modest tax and super changes could fund major welfare boost

    • Mark Gaetani
    • 02 September 2023

    A new report for St Vincent de Paul Society suggests minor tax and welfare tweaks could lift 834,000 Australians from poverty. Amidst skyrocketing rents and income disparities, the call for an empathetic economic overhaul is louder than ever.

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  • ENVIRONMENT

    The heat will kill you first: In conversation with Jeff Goodell

    • David Halliday
    • 11 August 2023

    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

    Judith Wright thinks about computers

    • Philip Harvey
    • 21 June 2023
    1 Comment

      A forgotten, faded poem by Judith Wright, found in a second-hand book, explores the tension between humanity and the rise of computers in the 1960s, artfully questioning the supposedly superior nature of these early machines, reminding us of the enduring value of human experiences and qualities.

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  • RELIGION

    Professional supervision after the Royal Commission

    • Jamie Calder
    • 21 June 2023
    5 Comments

    The Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse made a recommendation for professional supervision within religious and pastoral environments. But can professional supervision repair broken trust, ensure accountability, and promote a more ethical approach to care in the face of past failings?

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  • RELIGION

    'How Christianity can grow again in the West'

    • Andrew Hamilton
    • 17 April 2023
    14 Comments

    Greg Sheridan's Easter article in the Weekend Australian argues that a radical, supernatural version of Christian faith may be more persuasive than an accommodating one. However, Christians must show an attractive way of life, balancing high ideals with the reality of failure and forgiveness. 

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  • INTERNATIONAL

    A little more conversation a little less action

    • Michele Frankeni
    • 17 April 2023

    Dutch supermarket chain Jumbo has introduced 'Kletskassa' or 'chat checkouts' for customers who want a little conversation with the cashier. In today's automated world, where human interactions are increasingly impersonal, small moments of human connection can make a big difference in combatting loneliness in our communities.

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  • AUSTRALIA

    Laying the foundations for an economy that works for people: the Jobs Summit challenge

    • John Falzon
    • 29 August 2022
    2 Comments

    While the Jobs Summit does not signal the end of neoliberalism, it does signal a political willingness by the Albanese government to begin an inclusive, deliberative process for healing some of the wounds that have been inflicted on ordinary people through the accumulation of superprofits on the one hand and cuts to real wages and the dismantling of social infrastructure on the other.

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  • ARTS AND CULTURE

    Revisiting Ukraine

    • Catherine Marshall
    • 12 April 2022
    4 Comments

    The country’s most recent conflict — ongoing skirmishes with Russian-backed separatists in Crimea, Luhansk and Donetsk, just 230km east of here — had been memorialised at an open-air exhibition: a latticework of bronze flowers had been superimposed upon an ambulance wrecked in battle; bullet-ridden place names from affected villages were lined up like a column of condemned POWs.

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  • ENVIRONMENT

    Best of 2021: Not just climate adaptation, but genuine transformation

    • Cristy Clark
    • 11 January 2022
    3 Comments

    On a superficial level, it makes no sense to commit so strongly to managing the impacts of climate change (adaptation) on the one hand while refusing to significantly reduce emissions (mitigation) on the other. On the other hand, when you start to unpack the logic of so much adaptation policy, this contradiction fades away.

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