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When prices go up

business & finance

When prices go up

The abolition of the price on carbon, or the carbon tax as it was colloquially known, has seen consumers turn up their heater, power up their lights and ramp up…

Modern Times: The House of the Dead

modern times

Modern Times: The House of the Dead

Two Australian men were convicted and sentenced to execution by firing squad more than nine years ago. They still wait.

Countdown to automotive industry closedown

politics

Countdown to automotive industry closedown

Out of national political chaos must come bold action

Third Age: I am a budgetary implication

third age

Third Age: I am a budgetary implication

“Older people need to get with it and have better attitudes towards learning!”

Modern Times: The Decency of Understanding

modern times

Modern Times: The Decency of Understanding

The Forgotten Children report – recently compiled by the Australian Human Rights Commission – describes the regular incidences of mental illness, self-harm, assault and arrested development suffered by children in…

Gone Nuclear Fishing

politics

Gone Nuclear Fishing

With the nuclear Royal Commission, the South Australian Government has unexpectedly opened up a debate about our role in the nuclear fuel cycle.

The Weakest Fix

politics

The Weakest Fix

It appears the Abbott Government has given up on cutting the budget deficit and slashing government debt.

Irregular Writings: The Pop Group

general

Irregular Writings: The Pop Group

The Pop Group are a band from Bristol who formed as teenagers during the great punk insurrection of 1977. They fought on the British front lines.

Third Age: Someone at the Door
Greenspace: Crepe, Murder and Neglect

general

Greenspace: Crepe, Murder and Neglect

Spring flowers are almost forgotten by February and March. The audacity of frangipani, hibiscus, bougainvillea and crepe myrtle to delight in our relentless summers seems impossible during a heat wave.

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