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Easter Island is our microcosm of a culture that got on a bicycle it could not get off until it had chopped down its last tree, through its grandiose statue building.
by Valerie Yule - 22/05/2015 - 4 comments
Social media has allowed us to be more informed – and more outraged – but is the indignation genuine, or are we merely feeding a selfish agenda?
by John Mason - 20/05/2015 - 3 comments
Today the charge sheet would have read: Going armed in public to cause terror, discharging a firearm in a public place, having an unlicensed weapon, causing wilful damage to property, endangering life. and probably a few more.
by Duncan Graham - 18/05/2015 - 12 comments
Thrift became a bad word post-war because it became associated with hassle and not letting it all hang out.
by Valerie Yule - 13/05/2015 - 2 comments
Why not sell the right to immigrate?
State Trustees Victoria report For Love or Money: intergenerational management of older Victorians' assets shows that women over the age of 80 are most at risk of financial elder abuse.
by Sarah Russell - 8/05/2015 - 9 comments
But what of the attention they received? Was it morally consistent, in world so full of suffering, that we cared about two petty drug smugglers getting shot?
by Amit Tewari - 7/05/2015 - 31 comments
'You can't paint without connecting, especially not the way Myu paints and I think it is soul work. My hope is that he is connecting his soul to them.'
by Evelyn Tsitas - 1/05/2015 - 13 comments
They both hated war and all it stood for and their RSL work was not about glorifying valorous deeds or eulogising some nebulous concept of an ANZAC spirit.
by Craig Minns - 1/05/2015 - 11 comments
Even though I was a very reluctant and conflicted participant and almost pulled out before the formed-up group took its first step, I completed the march from Federation square all the way to the Shrine.
by Nigel Silas - 30/04/2015 - 2 comments
Anzac Day is broadly acknowledged as a day which has been marked as somehow sacred, protected against supposed indignities and exclusive of ideas which might challenge the 'purity' of the nation and of masculine militarism.
by Rob Cover - 29/04/2015 - 17 comments
The seeds of two unique nations were sown during the battle of Gallipoli: Turkey with the disintegration of the Ottoman Empire and Australia with a new identity.
by Alice Aslan - 24/04/2015 - 10 comments


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