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Grattan on Friday: The rift between Brandis and Dutton deepens as the behemoth of Home Affairs rises

The exit of George Brandis would be one less frustration for Peter Dutton. Mick Tsikas/AAP Immigration minister...

Bob Brown wins his case, but High Court leaves the door open to laws targeting protesters

Bob Brown was arrested under an anti-protest law after refusing to obey police directions to...

Sex versus death: why marriage equality provokes more heated debate than assisted dying

While fear suppresses talk about dying, marriage equality involves sex. AAP/Danny Casey The Greek philosopher Epicurus wrote: Death does...

Grattan on Friday: Turnbull close to finalising energy package but can he sell it?

A stoush with Tony Abbott would be a bad distraction when Malcolm Turnbull needs the attention...

How Melbourne activists launched a campaign for nuclear disarmament and won a Nobel prize

Tilman Ruff (back centre) and a group of ICAN campaigners protest outside Australia’s permanent mission to...

The Hanson effect: how hate seeps in and damages us all

A client whose hair she had been cutting for 20 years came in as usual,...

Grattan on Friday: Keeping the community safe requires keeping the society united

  Federal and state leaders endorsed another set of counter terrorism measures at a special meeting...

Sharing the parenting duties could be key to marital bliss: study

Mothers are expected to be fully available to the demands and whims of children around...

If Australia says ‘yes’, churches are still free to say ‘no’ to marrying same-sex couples

Religious organisations have freedom under Australian law to practise their own doctrines and marriage rituals. As...

What economics has to say about same-sex marriage

If people want commodities like: love, company, doing tasks together, they are better off if...

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    I am delighted to share my review of Elizabeth Jane Corbett’s debut novel, The Tides Between. “In 1841, on the eve of her departure from London, Bride’s mother demands she forget her dead father and prepare for a sensible, adult life in Port Phillip. Desperate to save her childhood, fifteen-year-old Bridie is determined to smuggle a notebook filled with her father’s...
    Welcome to Listen To Older Voices, a program produced by Rob Greaves for Wesley Connect and podcast through the Toorak Times and Tagg - This is a special 1,000th program. Listen To Older Voices presents the stories, views and opinions of our older citizens. It is predominantly in a life & times format, with interviewees reflecting upon...
    Bees living in cities often have to seek out green space like parks, ravines and gardens. Green roofs could offer them some habitat.  Declining bee populations have been widely covered in the news. It is a pressing issue worldwide as one in three bites of food that we eat relies on bee pollination. A key factor that affects bees is increasing...
    Share houses of the late 1960s & 1970s provided women with a new way of living,independent of families and husbands The 1970s was a decade of political agitation, when activism won women a range of legal and cultural freedoms, from no-fault divorce to work rights to escaping the “ladies’ lounge” in pubs. One little acknowledged aspect of feminist history...
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    American Song by Joanna Murray-Smith

    Was it only last week that some f*ck-up in Las Vegas, Nevada, USA, used a bunch of fully-automatic weapons to machine-gun a country music...

    Gospolation at the National Theatre Melbourne

    With a large ensemble of singers and a gospel choir set up, Gospolation is a moovy, groovy musical production where the vocals do the...

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    Kicking round the local theatre scene and treading the boards both locally and further afield for around a decade, Elbow Room have once again...

    Absence of Knowledge: Four Men and Dog Play

    La Mama Theatre The Absence of knowledge: Four Men and Dog Play is an intense two part psychological drama written by Elvis Peeters and directed...

    The Real And Imagined History Of The Elephant Man

    Melbourne audiences have recently been offered up a plethora  of theatrical works made in the same gothic style, brooding, incomplete and fanciful experiences. This...

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    Welcome to Listen To Older Voices, a program produced by Rob Greaves for Wesley Connect and podcast through the Toorak Times and Tagg - This is a special 1,000th program. Listen To...

    Bees in the city: Designing green roofs for pollinators

    Bees living in cities often have to seek out green space like parks, ravines and gardens. Green roofs could offer them some habitat.  Declining bee populations have been widely covered in the news. It...

    Share houses and women’s liberation: a forgotten history

    Share houses of the late 1960s & 1970s provided women with a new way of living,independent of families and husbands The 1970s was a decade of political agitation, when activism won women a range...

    Sunday essay: toxic beauty, then and now

    Beauty is still understood as a process of ongoing work and maintenance. Throughout history, humans have been willing to try almost any method or product to improve their physical appearance. In response, enterprising...

    Listen To Older Voices reaches a 1,000 program milestone

    1,000 unbroken weekly interviews is quite a record On Monday 23rd October, Listen To Older Voices will celebrate it’s 1,000th continuous weekly program. Never heard of Listen To Older Voices? Well, maybe...

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    Grattan on Friday: The rift between Brandis and Dutton deepens as the behemoth of...

    The exit of George Brandis would be one less frustration for Peter Dutton. Mick Tsikas/AAP Immigration minister Peter Dutton got a towelling from the...

    Bob Brown wins his case, but High Court leaves the door open to laws...

    Bob Brown was arrested under an anti-protest law after refusing to obey police directions to leave a forestry coup at Lapoinya...

    Sex versus death: why marriage equality provokes more heated debate than assisted dying

    While fear suppresses talk about dying, marriage equality involves sex. AAP/Danny Casey The Greek philosopher Epicurus wrote: Death does not concern us, because as long as...

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    Artist’s impression of the collision of two neutron stars, the source of the latest gravitational waves detected.  National Science Foundation/LIGO/Sonoma State University/A. Simonnet After...

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