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The 30 most "Onion"-like headlines of the Abbott government’s first year Letting their gaffe flag fly Evan Williams
Friday, 5th September 2014
Say what you will about the Abbott government, but for only one year in office it sure created a lot of Onion-like headlines. ...
 
 
Hamid Kehazaei and the whispering in our hearts Michaela McGuire
Thursday, 4th September 2014
What is saddest about the brain death of 24-year-old Iranian man Hamid Kehazaei is what could have saved him: a pair of shoes, or some basic medical...
 
 
After the war Remembering Richard Krygier, the Cold War and 'Quadrant' Martin Krygier
Thursday, 4th September 2014
The Cold War was a foreign import. Its origins and central battlegrounds were elsewhere. It was only here because it was everywhere. Yet I have long had...
 
 
Editor’s Note September 2014 Nick Feik
Monday, 1st September 2014
In September, the Abbott government will celebrate its first birthday. Perhaps “celebrate” isn’t the right word. Most government MPs would give quiet thanks...
 
 
Don't cut Jihadi bludgers' dole An exegesis on unintended consequences Mat Keneally
Friday, 29th August 2014
This month Tony Abbott squibbed the greatest moral challenge of his age and shelved plans to amend the Racial Discrimination Act. ...
 
 
Growing pains: Richard Linklater's 'Boyhood' reviewed Anwen Crawford
Friday, 29th August 2014
Cinema is an art form uniquely bound up with the qualities of time: time’s duration, time’s passing, time’s continuities and its elisions. There is the time...
 
 
Kevin Andrews, Natural Family Man of the Year The best and worst of the Minister for Social Services Michaela McGuire
Friday, 29th August 2014
Kevin Andrews, minister for social services in Tony Abbott's Coalition government, was to be named Natural Family Man of the Year at this weekend's World...
 
 
Cold as ice Proponents of anti-poor policies have ice in their veins Michaela McGuire
Wednesday, 27th August 2014
Over the past few weeks, as all of North America and Instagram have been taken over by people dumping buckets of iced water over their heads, I’ve been...
 
 
We need to talk about Clive Palmer to the left, Palmer to the right J.R. Hennessy
Tuesday, 26th August 2014
So Clive Palmer has lost the Left. There was a brief, shining moment – amongst his Medicare defences and heroic activism for free education – that Australian...
 
 
A fraction of the Hole: Courtney Love, Festival Hall, Melbourne, 16/8/14 Anwen Crawford
Thursday, 21st August 2014
I never thought that watching Courtney Love would be boring. The woman is a born agitator, and one of the most divisive figures that rock ’n’ roll has ever...
 
 

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