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  • AUSTRALIA

    Money talks in the new Ireland, just like Australia

    • Michael Mullins
    • 11 December 2006

    Sometimes we need to look elsewhere to realise what is happening in our own backyard. Ireland is not Australia, but both countries have become prosperous at a time when many other developed nations are in the midst of an economic downturn.

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  • AUSTRALIA

    Gen Y free for anything except belonging

    • Michael McVeigh
    • 11 December 2006

    A new Generation Y study says that today's young people have grown up in a very skeptical and cynical society. Therefore they're isolated, and don’t feel too good about believing in, or belonging to, anything.

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  • AUSTRALIA

    Migrants already know about loneliness

    • Deborah Singerman
    • 11 December 2006
    1 Comment

    Our social networks underpin those casual salutations–"have a good weekend" or a "big night", or the jabber of mobile phones or texting. But they're increasingly elusive in today's world, as migrants already know.

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  • AUSTRALIA

    First Test thumping won't reverse ageing of Australian cricketers

    • James Massola
    • 11 December 2006
    1 Comment

    Dennis Lillee's recent comments about the Australians paying the price for having such an elderly team were shouted down from just about all quarters. Lillee could have held his tongue, given his own privileged circumstances—but then perhaps he did have a point.

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  • AUSTRALIA

    Thorpie proves mortality is no vice

    • Binoy Kampmark
    • 11 December 2006

    In the end, Thorpe was swimming against himself. There were rivals, but there was nothing left, other than the treadmill of performances. The admission came in his last conference: "I needed a closing point." There is reason for him to be proud.

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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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  • AUSTRALIA

    Gold panner's large rewards from small discoveries

    • Paul Daffey
    • 11 December 2006
    1 Comment

    Max Muir, who worked on the Victorian Railways all his working life, says many railway employees have hobbies such as fishing or golf—pastimes that can be enjoyed either alone or in groups, and at odd hours if need be. In Muir’s case, he developed the hobby of panning for gold.

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  • AUSTRALIA

    Cambodia's slow recovery from Khmer Rouge

    • Matthew Smeal
    • 13 November 2006
    2 Comments

    Now in his mid-thirties, former child soldier Aki Ra has dedicated his life to the removal of mines and unexploded ordinance throughout Cambodia.

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  • AUSTRALIA

    Close cloning vote reflects complex and confronting issue

    • Francis Sullivan
    • 13 November 2006
    2 Comments

    Last week's conscience vote on human embryo cloning exposed Senators to a level of public scrutiny seldom, unparalleled in normal debates. Many felt exposed and vulnerable, weighed down by the decisions before them.

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  • AUSTRALIA

    US mid-terms' outcome will keep Canberra on its toes

    • James Massola
    • 13 November 2006

    The US mid term election results have been decided, and the Democrats are sharing not only power with President George W. Bush, but also responsibility for his policies that continue to wreak havoc in the Middle East. The Australian government benefited significantly from the formerly Republican Congress.

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  • AUSTRALIA

    Indonesian democracy is maturing

    • Michael Danby
    • 13 November 2006
    9 Comments

    Once a corrupt military dictatorship, Indonesia is becoming a healthy democracy. Many Australians persist with pathetic stereotypes including the perception of Indonesian judges as monkeys.

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  • AUSTRALIA

    The bloke with a book at the bar

    • Paul Daffey
    • 30 October 2006

    Phil is always at the end of the bar with his head in a book or, occasionally, a newspaper. He never tires of reading in company, with a either a vodka and Coke or a Cascade Light just off the page.

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