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Dibirdibi Country (2012), Mirdidingkingathi Juwarnda (Mrs Gabori).
The meteoric career of Kaiadilt painter Mirdidingkingathi Juwarnda
By Quentin Sprague
Tony Abbott presents Rosie Batty with the 2015 Australian of the Year award, 25 January 2015. © Mick Tsikas / AAP
The costs and causes of domestic violence
By Jess Hill
Behind the scenes of ‘Maximum Choppage’, a new kung-fu comedy
By Benjamin Law
The BARK program at Arthur Gorrie Correctional Centre sees prisoners taking care of dogs
By Andrew McMillen
The Adelaide Zoo has a chequered past
By Anna Goldsworthy
Rita Zammit is Victoria’s newest Supreme Court justice and a soccer tragic
By Tony Wilson
The morality of gambling
By David Walsh
Nick Feik, the editor of the Monthly, asked me to write an essay for his esteemed rag. Now I’m a bit pissed off at the Monthly, so initially I didn’t really want to do it. I’m a bit pissed off because Richard Flanagan did a piece on Mona (my museum, and the only reason anyone asks me to write anything) and me for the
Cultures clash over pipis at Venus Bay
By John van Tiggelen
In gold-rush California, Aussie diggers were unwelcome boat people
By Peter McAllister
One mother’s campaign to fix overcrowding in Sydney’s schools
By Ceridwen Dovey
Life outside the detention centres on Manus Island
By Jo Chandler
Charlie Hebdo, free speech, multiculturalism and 18C
By Russell Marks
The government alienates doctors and patients over $20 GP fee
By Russell Marks
By Mungo MacCallum
What makes people driven by compassion support harsh refugee policies?
By André Dao
By Josephine Rowe
At 33 he goes back to the town his mother was raised in. She’d taken him there as a child every summer, for her own birthday, and they’d rowed out in a hired tinnie to eat a picnic above the place she believed her house must have been. Must still be – the doorstep, at least, which had been made of concrete, and maybe

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