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Prime Minister Julia Gillard reaches for a football during a visit to the Oval Office, 7 March 2011. © Pete Souza/The White House
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It's hard to see Julia Gillard as a leader in more than name – seemingly incapable of setting the political agenda, she lacks the respect of much of the ALP's most ardent support base. Increasingly over the past year I'd hoped we would find a reason to feature Paul Keating on the magazine's cover. His commitment...
Cardinal George Pell in Rome.
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'Boy at the Bungalow', 1920s. National Archives of Australia.
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It was amusing to read on Andrew Bolt’s blog on Saturday that the Monthly had removed “The Bolt Factor” from our website when it was simply behind the paywall for subscribers. For the next 24 hours Anne Summers’ profile will be available in full for free online. – ED.
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On his blog, posted late on Saturday night, Andrew Bolt accuses me of “a despicable defamation of [his] wife”, and of “laughable errors, from my supposed previous ‘engagement’ to the apparent assumption that some clearly fake Twitter account was actually mine …” (“The Bolt Factor”, October). He also accuses me of “the...
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The Monthly’s website has welcomed a surge of new visitors and lively audience participation in response to a teaser posted on Monday regarding Anne Summers’ profile, “The Bolt Factor”. Thousands of readers have passed by, leaving in their wake a flurry of comments in support of Herald Sun columnist Andrew Bolt. Here...
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Andrew Bolt refused to talk with Walkley Award-winning journalist Anne Summers for her profile in the October Monthly. That's not particularly surprising: many public figures recoil from in-depth profiles. But Bolt's response to a reference to his former fiancée, posted on our blog this week, was...
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Andrew Bolt as a young journalist working for the Age, c.1980.
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A Vietnamese Refugee with his belongings in-between his teeth, climbs a cargo net to the deck of the USS White Plains in the South China Sea, 30 July 1979.  © Department of Defense / U.S. National Archives and Records Administration
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Update: Since writing this, Paul Kelly has pulled out of the debate at the Wheeler Centre. The event is still going ahead.*On September 14 Paul Kelly wrote the first considered response from a journalist at the Australian to my Quarterly Essay ‘Bad News’. The carelessness revealed was genuinely...
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Why have I decided to begin a blog? In part I relish the opportunity to write more freely and with greater immediacy than is possible with print. In part, as I have just entered an area fraught with danger—a critique of the Australian, the most aggressive newspaper in the country—I feel the need to have a space...

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