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  • ENVIRONMENT

    Upgrading ourselves towards obsolescence

    • James Massola
    • 09 January 2008

    Modern consumer society is structured so that we are constantly unhappy with what we have. Advertisers make us feel dissatisfied so we keep buying new things, which is good for the economy but bad for the environment. The 'upgrade cycle' pushes us to buy the latest and greatest, whether we need them or not. From 2 April 2007.

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  • INTERNATIONAL

    Urban planning threatens Jakarta’s river dwellers

    • Ben Fraser
    • 08 August 2007

    More than 300,000 Jakarta residents were displaced following the floods in January. Preparedness for the next flood is compromised by the river dwellers' unlawful status, and the government’s desire to clear these slum areas from the riverbank.

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  • ENVIRONMENT

    Upgrading ourselves towards obsolescence

    • James Massola
    • 02 April 2007
    16 Comments

    Modern consumer society is structured so that we are constantly unhappy with what we have. Advertisers make us feel dissatisfied so we keep buying new things, which is good for the economy but bad for the environment. The 'upgrade cycle' pushes us to buy the latest and greatest, whether we need them or not.

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  • ARTS AND CULTURE

    The purest of pleasures

    • Gillian Bouras
    • 04 July 2006

    Or is it? Gillian Bouras gardens in Greece.

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  • ARTS AND CULTURE

    Occasional harmonies

    • Gerard Windsor
    • 04 July 2006

    Gerard Windsor in Sicily.

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  • ARTS AND CULTURE

    On the train

    • Mary Manning
    • 01 July 2006

    Fiction by Mary Manning

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  • ARTS AND CULTURE

    Through a glass, darkly

    • John Carmody
    • 18 June 2006

    John Carmody on Opera Australia’s Lulu.

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  • AUSTRALIA

    Good morning, Vietnam | The new Spain | (In)security Kenyan style

    • Marg Honner, Anthony Ham, Matthew Albert
    • 14 May 2006

    Letters from Marg Honner, Anthony Ham, Matthew Albert

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  • RELIGION

    In my mother’s footsteps

    • Anna Griffiths
    • 14 May 2006

    Italy, Caravaggio and Catholicism.

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  • INTERNATIONAL

    Human traffic

    • Georgina Costello
    • 25 April 2006

    Many Thai women come to Australia on the promise of a work visa and a well-paid job, but end up in brothels.

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  • ARTS AND CULTURE

    City of tarnished glories

    • Sarah Kanowski
    • 21 April 2006

    Sarah Kanowski savours Orhan Pamuk’s Istanbul: Memories of a City.  

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  • ARTS AND CULTURE

    Going to jail

    • Brian Doyle
    • 20 April 2006

    Brian  Doyle on incarceration, American style.

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