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Will Shorten blow It?

If anything was demonstrated by the last day of Federal Parliament it was that Bill Shorten looked ...  
Wren's week: Labor victory and Eureka Day

This week, John Wren discusses the Victorian Labor victory, Scott Morrison's incompetence and why ...  
Victoria votes: Liberals with a lot to learn from Menzies

Media editor Dr Lee Duffield looks at possible reasons for the five per cent swing to Labor in the ...  
The ANZACS: Ransacked by the Right

The ANZAC myth has been constructed to serve conservative interests, writes Bruce Haigh.  
The Coalition ignores workers, veterans and refugees — but not war memorials

Today, the potential for economic, environmental and humanitarian change lies with workers just as ...  
Remembering the Battle of Semakh 100 years on

Commemorating the events of the Battle of Semakh in World War 1 is a recount passed on through ...  
Unsettled business: Was sovereignty transferred by cession or conquest?

In a modern legal context, the transferring of the sovereignty of Australia from the Indigenous ...  
The vision and legacy of Australian tertiary education

Dr Michael~John Shea examines how the Whitlam Government gave rise to the tertiary education ...  
Wattle you be doing on National Wattle Day?

The wattle tree has found its way into Australian republican symbolism, writes history editor Dr ...  
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 ...  

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