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Letters from Nauru Disturbing accounts come to light about conditions in the island’s detention centr The Monthly
Friday, 19th December 2014
The following letters, written by asylum seekers on Nauru in the past three months, were provided to the Monthly. They are accounts of conditions in the...
 
 
The journalist and the murderer ‘Serial’ comes to a dubious end Elmo Keep
Friday, 19th December 2014
[Note: major spoilers for Serial follow. If you haven’t listened to the series, you can find all the episodes here.] ...
 
 
Scientists reveal Murdoch’s true nature Jazz Twemlow
Wednesday, 17th December 2014
Scientists have made an unnerving discovery: that there is a direct correlation between the amount of negative energy in the world and a Murdoch’s strength...
 
 
Own goals What drives Tony Abbott's desire to fail? Russell Marks
Tuesday, 16th December 2014
Tony Abbott isn’t the first political leader to be accused of breaking promises made before an election. “By 1990 no Australian child will be living in...
 
 
Bloodlust Dark, difficult television, 'The Fall' implicates viewers in the sadism it depicts Anwen Crawford
Saturday, 13th December 2014
Gillian Anderson is very beautiful. It shouldn’t matter, but, in a show where Anderson plays a senior police officer leading an investigation into a serial...
 
 
Koch/Abbott Stefanovic and Koch: Australia’s David Frosts? Ben Jenkins
Friday, 12th December 2014
On Monday morning, David Koch discussed shopping-centre Santas with no fewer than five pundits, got annoyed with a plush cow wearing a Hawaiian shirt,...
 
 
Abbott deletes Australia to avoid climate shame Jazz Twemlow
Wednesday, 10th December 2014
Following a report released at international negotiations in Peru that names Australia the “worst-performing industrial country in the world on climate...
 
 
Five stars Farewell to Margaret Pomeranz and David Stratton Anwen Crawford
Wednesday, 10th December 2014
It felt entirely apropos that, during the final episode of At The Movies, David Stratton tried to give Margaret Pomeranz a compliment, and Margaret slapped...
 
 
Breaking ranks What senior government “sources” really think of each other Nick Feik
Wednesday, 10th December 2014
At the end of November, News Corp’s Samantha Maiden reported via a source that Joe Hockey had gone “off his tits” after the PM’s office briefed journalists...
 
 
Never gonna give you up University fee deregulation and why Christopher Pyne just can't let it go Mungo MacCallum
Tuesday, 9th December 2014
When Gough Whitlam was asked in 1972 what quality he most admired in the hapless prime minister Billy McMahon, Whitlam did not hesitate in replying: “His...
 
 

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