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Jim Cairns: Labor Left legend, Whitlam Minister and philosopher

Jim Cairns was a towering political figure in his day, and a serious rival to Gough Whitlam. After ...  
Wren's Week: Angus Taylor sets the benchmark for political scandal

Another political scandal has erupted in Parliament with Energy Minister Angus Taylor centre stage ...  
History, tension and mistrust: Norfolk Island digs in

160 years ago, the descendants of the Bounty mutineers who had populated Pitcairn Island found ...  
Remembering Bjelke-Petersen's abject reign

Life under Joh was no joke. In fact, for a lot of people it was downright dangerous, writes ...  
'Distortion': How the Palace airbrushed Sir John Kerr's memoirs

Evidence is mounting that Sir John Kerr and the Palace had a close relationship amid Gough Whit ...  
The National Archives, Whitlam and the Queen: Manipulating history

Who is being protected by the suppression of information concerning the Whitlam Government's ...  
Happy Constitution Day, Australia!

Happy Constitution Day! Today marks 119 years since Queen Victoria provided Royal assent for ...  
Australian socialism: Unique and proud

Socialism in Australia can be traced back through an interesting history of overseas cultures ...  
Peter Dutton's History of Australia

Home Affairs Minister Peter Dutton discusses his new book, 'Peter Dutton's History of Australia ...  
JEFF MCMULLEN: Eddie Mabo and seasons of hope

Jeff McMullen's powerful 'Mabo Address' in Sydney, is reproduced here in full in the hope that ...  
Military history in an age of soundbites

In his latest book, author Terry Kinloch crafts a rich yet balanced portrayal of General Godley ...  
The Liberal Party, scare campaigns and Menzies-style conservatism

The Menzies years were a time which many of us with long memories do not want to see repeated ...  
Lest We Forget Yassmin Abdel-Magied

Two years ago Yassmin Abdel-Magied got herself into trouble for saying ‘Lest. We. Forget. ...  
ANZAC and the Muslims of the Empire

Despite feelings of resentment present towards Muslims in the world today, many stood shoulder- ...  
Sister Rosa O’Kane: A forgotten hero

Many Australian soldiers would not have survived quarantine from Spanish Flu without the sacrifice ...  
Screen Themes: Shazam! vs The Lego Movie 2: The Second Part

Keeping the kids off the streets during school holidays can be a tricky prospect, so here's ...  
The seeds of intolerance were sown long before the Christchurch massacre

The seeds of intolerance and vilification toward Muslims were sown long ago and reaped a vile ...  
Australian history according to Joe Hildebrand

Comments recently published by Joe Hildebrand on Indigenous issues demonstrate a lack of unders ...  

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