Reform of the ALP

Reform of the ALP

A new submission to Open Labor hopes to initiate electorally-popular reforms in the party. A group called 'The Tilters' may have some tips for success.
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The Quiet American

The Quiet American

Christine Williams reviews Graham Green's The Quiet American and considers its relevance to society today.
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Say 'NO' to nuclear war

Say ‘NO’ to nuclear war

The madness of Donald Trump and Kim Jong-un’s stand-off seems to go unchallenged by most of the media. Jennifer Neil observes how there’s rarely any reference to the debilitating effects of nuclear war.
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The Sandpit: a true story of non-violence

The Sandpit: a true story of non-violence

Wil Roach shares a heartwarming story from his childhood when disputes over flick card games were resolved by fighting it out in the school sandpit.
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The Force of my Father

The Force of my Father

Catherine Bloor reflects on her father, Don Urquhart, a remarkable scientist who never let his disabilities prevent him from living a full and socially useful life. He had a deep affection for the Australian landscape: the desert; the mountains; the coast; the rainforests. His own writing of his love of the earth is included here.
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The Violet and Bruce Roberts Campaign

The Violet and Bruce Roberts Campaign

Jennifer Neal writes about an extraordinary protest that led to a breakthrough in domestic violence legislation.
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Is Brexit a new form of racism?

Is Brexit a new form of racism?

‘We are here because you were there,’ is a simple explanation of race relations in Britain today in the aftermath of its colonial past – and a view held by many descendants of families who suffered under that regime, as Wil Roach writes.
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