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The restorationist impulse: why we hanker for the old ways

Surely, things were easier in the past. The children come home from school to be greeted by...

CYBER BULLYING ( It’s a human disgrace)

Whether bullying is verbal, physical, or done online, aggressive, threatening, or deliberately hurtful behavior is an unfortunate...

Grattan on Friday: If High Court disqualifies Canavan, Joyce will be scratching for cabinet replacement

Legal experts are unsure what the High Court may decide on Matt Canavan. Lukas Coch/AAP The Senate, bordering...

No, the internet is not actually stealing kids’ innocence

Popular claims about media harm don’t always stack up against the evidence. The news is constantly awash...

Grattan on Friday : Abbott shapes up in Liberals’ fight over their ‘internals’

Abbott, for his part, is showing no sign of backing off his continual challenge to...

OJ SIMPSON (Squeezing the life out of “The Juice”)

OJ has spent just under a decade behind bars, and tomorrow, he could become a free man....

The new Department of Home Affairs is unnecessary and seems to be more about politics than reform

Peter Dutton (right) is set to assume responsibility for the newly created home affairs portfolio. AAP/Mick Tsikas It is...

Australia doesn’t have a constitutional right protecting freedom of the person – it needs one

Migration legislation does not require judicial authorisation for a person to be deprived of their...

Explainer: what are ‘creepshots’ and what can we do about them?

The role ‘creepshots’ have in the denigration of women,and broader questions concerning privacy, the body, and public...

Grattan on Friday: Hanson’s ‘outsider’ politics a challenge for Turnbull as he sits in ‘sensible centre’

Malcolm Turnbull has reasserted this week that the Liberal Party needs to be in the ‘sensible centre’. AAP/Lukas...

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    Dr Yunupiŋu’s music is steeped in the culture of his people,the Yolŋu of northeast Arnhem Land.Dan Himbrechts/AAP The music of Dr G. Yunupiŋu — who has died at the age of 46 from complications arising from a childhood illness — is steeped in the culture of his people, the Yolŋu of northeast Arnhem Land, and specifically in Manikay, the sacred song...
    A share of the Edison Storage Battery Company, issued 19 Oct. 1903.  Wikimedia/Sammlung eines Mitglieds des Ersten Deutschen Historic-Actien-Clubs e.V “The storage battery is, in my opinion, a catchpenny, a sensation, a mechanism for swindling the public by stock companies.” - Thomas Edison, 1883 When American inventor Thomas Edison made this statement, he was working on the nickel-iron battery. It became the...
    Surely, things were easier in the past. The children come home from school to be greeted by their mother, who is wearing an apron. They then go off to play with their neighbourhood friends, from families very like their own. After dinner, and after husband and wife have cheerfully washed and dried the dishes together, they all sit around the...
    Dr Elizabeth Pimms has a new puzzle. What is the story behind the tiny skeletons discovered on a Guatemalan island? And how do they relate to an ancient Mayan queen? The bones, along with other remains, are a gift for Elizabeth. But soon the giver reveals his true nature. An enraged colleague then questions Elizabeth’s family history. Elizabeth seeks DNA evidence...
    Respectable Thief - where to begin exactly? This is a work which is as much layered as it is a superficial and visceral experience that skirts around a concept, never quite giving to us, the full picture. Powerful, evocative and immersive, each element here works in duality to present a vision that has evidently been granted time enough to...

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    Respectable Thief - where to begin exactly? This is a work which is as much layered as it is a superficial and visceral experience that skirts around a concept, never quite giving to us, the full picture. Powerful, evocative and immersive, each element here works in duality to present...
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    How Dr G.Yunupiŋu took Yolŋu culture to the world

    Dr Yunupiŋu’s music is steeped in the culture of his people,the Yolŋu of northeast Arnhem Land.Dan Himbrechts/AAP The music of Dr G. Yunupiŋu — who has died at the age of 46 from complications arising from...

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    A share of the Edison Storage Battery Company, issued 19 Oct. 1903.  Wikimedia/Sammlung eines Mitglieds des Ersten Deutschen Historic-Actien-Clubs e.V “The storage battery is, in my opinion, a catchpenny, a sensation, a mechanism for swindling...

    The restorationist impulse: why we hanker for the old ways

    Surely, things were easier in the past. The children come home from school to be greeted by their mother, who is wearing an apron. They then go off to play with their neighbourhood friends,...

    CYBER BULLYING ( It’s a human disgrace)

    Whether bullying is verbal, physical, or done online, aggressive, threatening, or deliberately hurtful behavior is an unfortunate but very real problem that can happen in anywhere, anytime. People have been researching bullying for decades. Advanced...

    The Knowledge City Index: Sydney takes top spot but Canberra punches above its weight

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    The restorationist impulse: why we hanker for the old ways

    Surely, things were easier in the past. The children come home from school to be greeted by their mother, who is wearing an apron....

    CYBER BULLYING ( It’s a human disgrace)

    Whether bullying is verbal, physical, or done online, aggressive, threatening, or deliberately hurtful behavior is an unfortunate but very real problem that can happen...

    Grattan on Friday: If High Court disqualifies Canavan, Joyce will be scratching for cabinet...

    Legal experts are unsure what the High Court may decide on Matt Canavan. Lukas Coch/AAP The Senate, bordering on the farcical all year, has finally...

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    The Mayak satellite will unfold a giant reflective pyramid that will be seen from Earth.  Will we soon see a new bright “star” visiting...

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