Culture

April 20, 2016
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Deserts in Australian Culture

The desert is the great heart of Australia and yet, most Australians have never been near one. The reality is, there are seven Australian deserts.  Some people think of deserts […]
March 24, 2016
Dissent Protects Democracy

Continuing attack on voices of dissent in what was once a civil society

After cutting funding to community legal centres (CLCs) in 2014 the Australian Attorney-General, George Brandis,  then claimed that with the limited resources available, funding for legal assistance through CLCs must […]
March 21, 2016
During the round 14 AFL match between the Sydney Swans and the Port Adelaide Power at SCG on July 2, 2015 in Sydney, Australia.

Considering the Adam Goodes controversy in a broader context

The response to Adam Goodes’ dance is just one example of a very strong thread of racism that runs throughout Australia and Australian sport. His passionate dancing in the direction […]
March 10, 2016

The Grand Experiment: Two Boys, Two Cultures by Anouk Ride

The Grand Experiment is the story of the Benedictines work in New Norcia in the West Australian wheatbelt, this volume explores a fascinating story from the mid-19th century (less than […]