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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.

The Opportunity Won’t Last Forever

business & finance

The Opportunity Won’t Last Forever

Few would argue that Asia is an economic powerhouse, and a region Australian business can no longer ignore. Yet PwC’s recent report into doing business with Asia revealed some very…

Culinary Culture

modern times

Culinary Culture

Australia should not be insecure about the disparate influences that have informed both the food that we eat, and the national identity that we share.

Third Age: Keeping on top of things

third age

Third Age: Keeping on top of things

Shirley Stott Despoja muses on a lack of wiser counsels in the third age, the authority of a female voice and the expectation that seniors will volunteer their expertise.  

Irregular Writings: I’m just not cricket

general

Irregular Writings: I’m just not cricket

Summer is here and so the default ambience of Anglo Australia wafts through all the rooms of the continent.

Modern Times: Silencing Diversity

modern times

Modern Times: Silencing Diversity

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

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