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Irregular Writings: Neighbours - A Rough Primer

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Irregular Writings: Neighbours - A Rough Primer

If Neighbours dropped off your radar at some point, the nearest reference point to tune in again would be the fact that there is a character called Daniel (played by…

Modern Times: Politics: symphony or hypocrisy?

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Modern Times: Politics: symphony or hypocrisy?

I recently had the opportunity to experience the Australian Chamber Orchestra playing Mahler and Sibelius at the Adelaide Town Hall.

Gender Pay Gap – Time For a Revolution?

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Gender Pay Gap – Time For a Revolution?

The gender pay gap remains entrenched above 17 percent despite 45 years of legislation dictating equal pay for equal work in Australia.

Work for the Dole a Band-Aid solution

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Work for the Dole a Band-Aid solution

The Abbott Government’s proposal for a work for the dole scheme is yet another win for economic zealotry over proven policy reform.

South Australia’s Unemployment Threat

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South Australia’s Unemployment Threat

The recent sharp rise in the South Australian unemployment rate to 7.4 percent has set alarm bells ringing. Fears that unemployment will continue to rise are well founded.

Greenspace: Aloe beyond vera

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Greenspace: Aloe beyond vera

Some years ago I owned up to being a cactophile in this column – while perhaps more technically correct, at that time, I couldn’t quite come out as a succulentophile.

Third Age: Modest Proposals

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Third Age: Modest Proposals

The reasonable time for talking about grandchildren is 10 minutes. Keep it to that and you have a no-lose situation.

Greenspace: The Mythology of Plants

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Greenspace: The Mythology of Plants

A Winter’s Tale & the Mythology of Plants

Is Australia due for a recession?

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Is Australia due for a recession?

The Australian economy is entering its 24th year without a recession, as we move into the second half of 2014.

Third Age: Old is bold

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Third Age: Old is bold

I sent my federal MP a postcard with a copy of my quite angry Third Age column about the Budget. The card had a picture of an old woman in…

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