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Deep pockets Frédéric Tcheng’s ‘Dior and I’ reviewed Anwen Crawford
Wednesday, 1st April 2015
Fashion, like architecture, is an art form that we cannot disengage from no matter how indifferent (or even antagonistic) we might be towards it. We all have...
 
 
A serious conversation Jolly Joe Hockey wants to have a little chat with you about taxation Mungo MacCallum
Tuesday, 31st March 2015
So Jolly Joe Hockey wants us all to have a conversation about tax. He has got to be joking – perhaps he could re-don his Shrek ears just to confirm it. ...
 
 
Can’t chew gum at the same time The Freedom Fanclub’s love for Singapore shows its true priorities Richard Cooke
Friday, 27th March 2015
For the most humourless society on Earth, Singapore does do one form of comedy brilliantly: accidental satire. Who else could make its most famous building a...
 
 
Promises, promises Controversy surrounds Liverpool Plains coal mine approval Paul Cleary
Friday, 27th March 2015
The New South Wales’ election campaign has been a defining moment for the anti–coal seam gas movement in the state, with both the Coalition and Labor...
 
 
Even Laborites get the blues Will the ALP be looking to Maurice Glasman, purveyor of “dangerous ideas”, for inspiration? Nick Dyrenfurth
Thursday, 26th March 2015
Maurice Glasman is a dangerous man to know. ...
 
 
Teenage dreams Kenneth Branagh’s ‘Cinderella’ reviewed Harry Windsor
Thursday, 26th March 2015
The live-action fairytale is inescapable these days, a state of affairs usually blamed on the success of Tim Burton’s Alice in Wonderland, released in 2010,...
 
 
Editor’s Note April 2015 Nick Feik
Thursday, 26th March 2015
When Julie Bishop rolled her eyes while seated behind Treasurer Joe Hockey in parliament last Monday, she was expressing several things at once. The first...
 
 
A super con Why compulsory superannuation benefits the financial industry and the rich at the expense of everyone else Warwick Smith
Tuesday, 24th March 2015
Superannuation is mostly a con. It involves the funnelling of vast amounts of wealth from wage-earners to the financial sector, and continues the neoliberal...
 
 
Vale Malcolm A Whitlamite sends off an old enemy who became almost a friend Mungo MacCallum
Monday, 23rd March 2015
It was easy to hate Malcolm Fraser, and for many years a lot of people did. Even before the outrage of 1975, the squire of Nareen seldom inspired affection. ...
 
 
A lawless hellhole Nick Feik
Monday, 23rd March 2015
The Moss review into allegations of the sexual abuse of asylum seekers on Nauru was released, in redacted form, within hours of the announcement of the death...
 
 

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