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  • AUSTRALIA

    Re-building the commons: In conversation with Joshua Lourensz

    • Michael McVeigh
    • 06 February 2024

    In a world that has become increasingly more divided in the aftermath of the pandemic, Executive Director of Catholic Social Services Victoria Joshua Lourensz is questioning how we might best re-develop a sense of the commons to reignite our communities and foster social responsibility?

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  • AUSTRALIA

    Black swans and the art of expecting the unexpected

    • Max Jeganathan
    • 24 January 2024
    2 Comments

    Even the best forecasting gets it wrong, and every year has its own 'Black Swan' events, characterised by their unpredictability and impact. They remind us that the future is unpredictable, perpetually lurching between prediction and confusion.

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  • MEDIA

    The whole truth?

    • Gillian Bouras
    • 18 January 2024
    6 Comments

    Once upon a time it was fairly easy to distinguish fact from fiction, but now journalists in particular regularly merge the two. We are now forced to cope with notions such as alternative facts and the post-truth era. I, for one, cope badly with both, with this twisting of what I would like to be an essential and straightforward matter.

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  • INTERNATIONAL

    Being disinterested in Djokovic

    • Binoy Kampmark
    • 20 September 2023
    3 Comments

    Novak Djokovic's on-court triumphs are undeniable, yet off-court controversies spark widespread debate. Navigating the complex interplay of admiration, critique, and understanding becomes essential in grasping the narrative of this unparalleled yet enigmatic champion. Can we disentangle his sporting prowess from off-court controversies?

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  • ARTS AND CULTURE

    The radical empathy of Elizabeth Strout

    • Gillian Bouras
    • 01 September 2023
    1 Comment

    The best novels teach us about the world and about ourselves. In her Lucy Barton books, Pulitzer Prize-winning novelist Elizabeth Strout knows about loneliness and the solitary nature of life but also shows us ways in which we are all connected.

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  • AUSTRALIA

    Taking the nation's pulse

    • Barry Gittins
    • 16 August 2023
    1 Comment

    Australia's wellbeing report reveals a nation under strain. The report, aligning with Treasurer Jim Chalmers' vision of aligning economic and social goals in Australia, evaluates mental health, income equality, and connection as communities still feel the aftershocks of the pandemic.

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  • AUSTRALIA

    No vote, no voice

    • Daniel Gregory
    • 10 August 2023
    6 Comments

    The upcoming Voice referendum in Australia will be a defining moment for the nation. However, Australians living overseas indefinitely are unable to participate, raising questions about the true boundaries of democratic participation.

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  • INTERNATIONAL

    Hollywood's existential crisis

    • Jim McDermott
    • 03 August 2023

    In a world captivated by streaming services, binge-watching hides a hidden crisis: writers and actors, cornered by the very industry they've enriched, face financial hardship and clashing with corporate greed, resonating with global struggles around labor and human value.

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  • AUSTRALIA

    What can we expect of a progressive government?

    • Anthony N Castle
    • 02 August 2023
    6 Comments

    Despite a decisive electoral shift and promises to solve generational crises in housing, climate, and the cost-of-living, the change many longed for seems slow under Labor. What can be realistically expected from a government with a mandate for change, yet wrestling with complex problems that defy simple solutions?

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  • AUSTRALIA

    Employees are being asked to return to the office. Should they?

    • Anna Grummitt
    • 25 July 2023
    2 Comments

    Post-lockdown, many remote workers are now being asked to return to offices full time. Ongoing controversy around return-to-office mandates prompts a reconsideration: how can the debate on future work models include a fuller picture of human life, extending beyond mere productivity?

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  • AUSTRALIA

    Bricks n' Oughta

    • John Falzon
    • 18 July 2023
    5 Comments

    Amid Australia's unprecedented housing crisis, there's an urgent need for  increases in social housing. However, political wrangling hampers the progress of crucial legislation. With 640,000+ Australians facing housing stress, advocates stress the need for immediate action as a starting point towards comprehensive reform that treats housing as a basic human right.

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  • AUSTRALIA

    Robodebt: Anatomy of a scandal

    • James Massola
    • 14 July 2023
    5 Comments

    Catherine Holmes' Royal Commission report exposes the staggering mismanagement and human cost of Australia's Robodebt scandal. The scheme burdened over 500,000 Australians with non-existent debts and is linked to at least three suicides. This report unravels the culture behind the disaster and the potential repercussions ahead.

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