keywords: Seasons

  • RELIGION

    AFL Demons hope last really will be first

    • Kylie Crabbe
    • 22 May 2008
    2 Comments

    The Melbourne Demons might have something to say about Jesus' claim 'the first will be last and the last will be first'. He wasn't talking about some new magic-bullet draft system, but a way of looking past social ladders to human equality.

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  • RELIGION

    Fresh insights in old books

    • Andrew Hamilton
    • 08 May 2008
    8 Comments

    Literary festivals introduce us to new writing. They rarely celebrate the old, for nothing is older than an old book. The works of St Augustine challenge our instinctive assumption that new wisdom supersedes old wisdom.

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  • ARTS AND CULTURE

    Life of the party

    • Les Wicks
    • 08 April 2008
    1 Comment

    My first meeting greeting is almost hummed, vestment of thongs.. rough hands shake across meeting room circles of disposable chairs.. Avocado oils, unleavened bread and cheap coffee

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  • ENVIRONMENT

    Don't shoot science messengers, they're an endangered species

    • Robyn Williams
    • 03 October 2007
    7 Comments

    Few want to dedicate their professional lives to communicating the often bad news that comes from science researchers. Williams, Swan, Dr Karl, Flannery and Winston represent a fading generation. The real future should belong to fresh voices. Where are they?

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  • ARTS AND CULTURE

    Ten poems: From Woman in Bushfire to man in Sea of Tranquillity

    • Ten Poets
    • 11 July 2007

    The sound of the horse races is my father’s music / A soft dream hidden by ambition / take other paths or just stay put / silence(d) / beer and didgeredoo / the time it might take in getting home.

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  • AUSTRALIA

    Becoming native to this large place

    • Terry Monagle
    • 11 December 2006
    2 Comments

    White Australians are slow to invent a language which matches this continent and mutes the shock-horror reaction to drought. While politicians talk about Australian values, "little" people are working at a much deeper study of what it means to be native.

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  • ARTS AND CULTURE

    Reflective Insulation

    • Chris Wallace-Crabbe
    • 08 July 2006

    Poem by Chris Wallace-Crabbe

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  • RELIGION

    Lenten signs

    • Andrew Hamilton
    • 03 July 2006

    Rituals are like spinning tops—they keep changing direction around a still centre. Lent is a good example.

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  • ARTS AND CULTURE

    The brush and the pen

    • Peter Steele
    • 01 July 2006

    Art speaks, but we sometimes need translation

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  • RELIGION

    It's time to engage the 'conscience of the nation' on bioethics

    • Frank Brennan
    • 26 June 2006
    2 Comments

    As Australia's lawmakers consider the implications of the Lockhart review on embryonic stem cell research, the time has come for both church leaders and scientists to pay attention to the 'conscience of the nation'.

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  • ARTS AND CULTURE

    Moving images

    • Philip Harvey
    • 12 June 2006

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  • EDUCATION

    Values fruitful

    • Christopher Gleeson
    • 05 June 2006

    Recent statements by government leaders accusing their own schools of ‘values neutral’ education demonstrate clearly how out of touch they are with teaching and learning in the nation’s classrooms.

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