Australian politics, society & culture

Fran Kelly

Cowboys on Boxing Day, 1958. © George Lipman / Fairfax
Diaries
By Helen Garner
Forty-three Years at the ABC
By Chris Masters
Despite that dismal episode, I still see the ABC as a national treasure. It can be snobbishly self-important and oafishly bureaucratic. There are a lot of cardigans in those corridors. Managers come and go with the barest understanding of broadcasting, the central purpose of the place. A recent board became its
By David Corlett
In 2001, at the height of the refugee debate, the Edmund Rice Centre (ERC), a Sydney-based social-justice organisation funded by the Catholic Church, produced a pamphlet called ‘Debunking the Myths About Asylum Seekers’. The pamphlet challenged some of the key claims that the federal government was making about