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Modern Times: Silencing Diversity

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Modern Times: Silencing Diversity

There are many reasons to be concerned about the decision to cut funding to the ABC

Tony Abbott’s year of living dangerously

politics

Tony Abbott’s year of living dangerously

Go hard in your first budget, moderate in the second and sweeten the third. This is a well-trodden path by governments wanting a second term in office.

Third Age: Waiting for my entitlement

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Third Age: Waiting for my entitlement

It was the year of the ‘screw you’ Budget delivered with a puff of cigar smoke in our faces. That was 2014. Nice things happened in 2014, but not much…

Irregular Writings: Max Harris - A Window at Night

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Irregular Writings: Max Harris - A Window at Night

In Richard Flanagan’s magnificent Man Booker Prize busting epic The Narrow Road to the Deep North, two young lovers meet in Adelaide in the early days of WW2 at a…

The Australian economy is in need of some medicine

politics

The Australian economy is in need of some medicine

In terms of some hard numbers, Australia should ideally be recording real economic growth a little above three percent, on average, over the course of the business cycle. 

Modern Times: It’s my property

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Modern Times: It’s my property

The death of Melbourne Cup favourite, Admire Rakti, was avoidable.

Greenspace: Gold, Frankincense and Myrrh

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Greenspace: Gold, Frankincense and Myrrh

Gold, Frankincense and Myrrh - the Botany of Christmas

Third Age: But you’ve only just been…

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Third Age: But you’ve only just been…

There is this curious ownership of old people’s bodies. While they are still alive and kicking, I mean. Newspapers started it when they thought of publishing a few old faces…

Irregular Writings: Australian Love Stories

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Irregular Writings: Australian Love Stories

Dave Graney on Inkerman & Blunt's Australian Love Stories.

Alarming global economy trends

business & finance

Alarming global economy trends

There are some disconcerting trends unfolding in the global economy, as lurking behind every bit of positive economy news is a significant threat.

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