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Australia’s forgotten heroes: 200 years of doing good

History reflects our present in the new work of historian Professor Henry Reynolds on the treat ...  
JOHN PILGER: Embracing our 'bad stock' convict past

We must recognise and celebrate our Indigenous past and our proud convict past in order to achieve ...  
The mateship story: Fraternal societies in Australia

Dr Bob James traces the history of fraternal societies in Australia and their unrecognised role in ...  
1868 Indigenous XI and the colonising game of cricket

Despite the feats of the 1868 Indigenous cricket team, race is still a solid block in the sport ...  
Yes we can... rewrite the Australian Constitution

Australia's Constitution is archaic, irrelevant and in dire need of a more modern update, writes ...  
Australian mateship: Forming identity on the battlefield and TV

Andione Raneses analyses the film 'Gallipoli' and video game 'Battlefield 1' as WWI narratives of ...  
Howard’s Anzac fictions and the ageing adolescence of Australia

With the last of the centenary Anzac commemorations behind us, perhaps we can look more closely at ...  
The Anzac Day legend — and myth

As with every other religious occasion, Anzac Day starts with an error, a delusion and a misund ...  
EDITORIAL EXCERPT: Lest we forget — that war is hell

It is right that we pay our respects to the fallen on Anzac Day — but that doesn't mean we ...  
Lest we forget, again, our violent frontier past

Anzac Day is an opportunity to confront our violent frontier past and its shadow today, writes Dr ...  
The fat cat is out of the bag: Time to reform the whole banking system

With daily Royal Commission revelations, Dr Lee Duffield says the cat is out of the bag about how ...  
GC2018 Commonwealth Games: 150 years of princes visiting Australia

When Prince Charles opens the GC2018 Commonwealth Games, he will bookend 150 years since the first ...  
'Closed' and 'personal': The Palace letters and the Whitlam Dismissal

Professor Jenny Hocking lays bare all the secrecy behind the Federal Court's ruling on the ...  
Review: 'False Claims of Colonial Thieves'

Dr Laurie Keim reviews a new, rich book of poetry and, within it, he traces the fault lines in the ...  
Mark Brandon Read's widow responds to Nine's 'Underbelly Files: Chopper'

'Underbelly Files: Chopper' is sensationalised to the point of almost pure fiction, says his ...  
The Barnaby Affair: Are the Liberals up to making him go?

Tensions between the Liberals and Nationals over the Barnaby Joyce sex scandal have destabilised ...  
An Australian Republic: Revisiting the 1998 Constitutional Convention

The 1998 Constitutional Convention supported a Republic Referendum, but its failure shattered the ...  
Australia Day: A fascist love affair

January 26, 1788, the day the British Empire jacked an entire continent; the day that marks the ...  

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