Seeking Harmony from Complexity

Seeking Harmony from Complexity

Nicky Gluch's memoir, due out next year, is set in Israel in 2013-14. It will explore how the experience of living and studying there led Gluch to pursue a musical career. Writing for Impressions, Gluch muses on language and conversation and why some of us can speak without words.
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Tom Keneally: Love, Life, Writing

Tom Keneally: Love, Life, Writing

Australia’s great grand patriarch of writing, Tom Keneally, remains as ‘common man’ as ever in his outlook on life, regardless of so many honours bestowed and worldwide glory gained.
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Banking misconduct: Justification for change

Banking misconduct: Justification for change

In the light of the Royal Commission into the financial services industry, a group of eleven economists, educators, unionists and bureaucrats has suggested a more trustworthy way forward.
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Writers’ Dreams, Editor’s Knife and Seller’s Rack

Writers’ Dreams, Editor’s Knife and Seller’s Rack

A candid interview with the Director of Sydney School of Arts & Humanities, Dr Christine Williams, by South Indian poet and academic, Syam Sudhakar
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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 Neil writes about an extraordinary protest that led to a breakthrough in domestic violence legislation.
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