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  • AUSTRALIA

    The master of talkback radio

    • Colin Long
    • 15 May 2007
    1 Comment

    Mr Howard is a master of talking over people he doesn’t want to hear from. By going on talkback, politicians can appear to be available in an open and unstructured forum, reaching out over the heads of the media to constituents.

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  • AUSTRALIA

    Increased politicisation of the hijab

    • Julian Madsen
    • 27 February 2007
    1 Comment

    Heated disputes arose in Egypt late last year following comments by the Culture Minister Farouk Hosni that the rising number of Egyptian women wearing the Islamic headscarf or hijab was a "regressive" trend.

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  • AUSTRALIA

    An insider's view of Labor's sea change

    • Ursula Stephens
    • 23 December 2006
    5 Comments

    A NSW Labor Senator predicts that Kevin Rudd’s leadership of the ALP will be sophisticated and incisive in identifying the trigger points that will defeat the Howard government.

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  • ARTS AND CULTURE

    Carmen Lawrence exposes the Politics of Fear

    • James Massola
    • 24 July 2006

    Former ALP heavyweight Carmen Lawrence asserts that the developed world is safer today than it's ever been. Her argument flies in the face of the reality that there has never been greater rewards for politicians willing to peddle fear.

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  • ARTS AND CULTURE

    A planet of slums

    • Gary Pearce
    • 10 July 2006

    Mike Davis' new book belongs to a long tradition of studies of the urban poor – among them, Friedrich Engels’s examination of Victorian Manchester in The Condition of the Working Class in England. Davis updates this genre for a period of globalisation.

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  • ARTS AND CULTURE

    A sea of opportunity

    • Brian Matthews
    • 09 July 2006

    A week in which Mark Latham becomes the Leader of the Opposition and begins talking about ‘rungs of opportunity’.

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  • RELIGION

    The war of the willing

    • Bruce Duncan
    • 13 June 2006

    Western intelligence agencies fell down  badly over Iraq. So did our consciences, argues Bruce Duncan.

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  • RELIGION

    A fair go in an age of terror

    • Frank Brennan
    • 31 May 2006

    The following is an edited text of an address given by Frank Brennan SJ as part of the Jesuit Lenten Seminar Series 2004.

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  • AUSTRALIA

    A tale of two cities

    • Don Gazzard
    • 11 May 2006

    Don Gazzard visits the national libraries of France and Britain.

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  • AUSTRALIA

    Shades of grey

    • Jack Waterford
    • 10 May 2006

    Most of the election so far has proven to be a referendum on whether we could endure having John Howard back.

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  • ARTS AND CULTURE

    Going big picture with Malcolm Turnbull

    • Barry Gittins
    • 22 May 2020
    6 Comments

    As the small-l Liberal who attempted unsuccessfully to stare down the right-wing of the Liberal Party, known to his enemies as ‘Mr Harbourside Mansion’ or as the best Labour Prime Minister to ever lead the Liberal Party (2015-2018), Malcolm Bligh Turnbull was a man who dreamed, spoke and spent big.

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  • AUSTRALIA

    Dutton's ASIO bill goes Kafkaesque

    • Justin Glyn
    • 18 May 2020
    40 Comments

    The new ASIO Powers Amendment Bill 2020 is being rushed through Parliament in a time of pandemic, guaranteeing that it will lack even the minimal level of scrutiny normally accorded to legislation dealing with ‘national security’.

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