Charles Firth


Charles Firth



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The flatbed scanner of democracy

Politics

It is vitally important to the health of Australian democracy and the economy that everyone buys a flatbed scanner. A few weeks ago I was standing in front of my mirror, practising my smug-yet-sombre look, when I was informed of a rumour that John Howard …

Illustration by Jeff Fisher.

Veritable listeria

Society

My sister recently became the minister for cancer, women and climate change in the New South Wales government. That is an absurd thing for any person to become, but it's especially absurd when the person is your big sister. In fact, I lied about her title, …

Illustration by Jeff Fisher.

The real world

Society

A few years ago, I was asked to speak at the Screen Producers Association Fringe Conference, in Byron Bay. I can't remember what my area of expertise was, but I do remember one television executive who specialised in getting shows ‘to market'. She explained …

Illustration by Jeff Fisher.

Jumblats Pty Ltd

Feminism

It is a hard life bending to the whims of Sally Warhaft. Sally is The Monthly's editor - for the moment, at least - and she is a tough taskmaster who has been on a concerted campaign to drive this publication into the gutter ever since she arrived. …

Over here, over fed, over-funded

essay

As destitute universities count their pennies, students at one Australian institution count their blessings



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