16.3 C
Melbourne
Saturday, August 24, 2019
yes, getup fights for progressive causes, but it is not a political party – and is not beholden to one

Yes, GetUp fights for progressive causes, but it is not a political party –...

GetUp has been in the Coalition’s firing line for a number of years now, which is not surprising, given its lobbying efforts for left-wing causes.AAP Over the weekend, Prime Minister Scott Morrison launched a new...
why do i dwell on the past?

Why do I dwell on the past?

Dwelling on the past, like writing in a diary, is part of being human and helps us form our identity. But not all memories are helpful.shutterstock Many of us enjoy writing in a diary,...
why do different cultures see such similar meanings in the constellations?

Why do different cultures see such similar meanings in the constellations?

The Milky Way: a pattern of stars, or a pattern of gaps? Luke Busellato/Wikimedia Commons Almost every person throughout the existence of humankind has looked up at the night sky and seen more than...
for the first time in centuries, we’re setting up a generation to be worse off than the one before it

For the first time in centuries, we’re setting up a generation to be worse...

The avocado latte is indeed a thing, but young Australians are spending less on luxuries than they used to, while older Australians are spending more. Each new generation of Australians since Federation has...
pacific island nations will no longer stand for australia’s inaction on climate change

Pacific Island nations will no longer stand for Australia’s inaction on climate change

The inability to meet Pacific Island expectations on climate change change will erode Australia’s leadership credentials and influence in the region. The Pacific Islands Forum meeting in Tuvalu last week has ended in open division over...
sunday essay: my brush with susan sontag and other tales from the gay ‘golden age’

Sunday essay: my brush with Susan Sontag and other tales from the gay ‘golden...

Dennis Altman in Santa Cruz California in 1984, Author provided The years between the gay liberation movement at the beginning of the 1970s and the onset of AIDS a decade later are viewed in...
no, eating chocolate won’t cure depression

No, eating chocolate won’t cure depression

If you’re depressed, the headlines might tempt you to reach out for a chocolate bar. But don’t believe the hype. from www.shutterstock.com A recent study published in the journal Depression and Anxiety has attracted widespread media attention. Media...
the melbourne archbishop said he’d rather go to jail than break confession confidentiality. a new bill could send him there

The Melbourne archbishop said he’d rather go to jail than break confession confidentiality. A...

Child Protection Minister Luke Donnellan said he would prosecute the state’s most senior Catholic, Peter Comensoli, if he doesn’t report suspected child abuse. AAP Image/Daniel Pockett Yesterday, Victorian Parliament finally debated a bill on whether religious ministers...