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Navigating the waters of culture, representation and the arts

As an artist, I have always been an advocate for freedom of speech; primarily because artistic ...  
The three modern stooges: Boris, ScoMo and Trump

Reminiscent of the Yalta meeting during WWII of three great world leaders, Donald Trump, Boris ...  
Adam Goodes' Australian Dream

I've eagerly awaited Stan Grant's film on Adam Goodes, titled The Australian Dream. If it were ...  
How our economy is like an out of control AI

Humans, individually, can be incredibly brilliant but collectively we’re often puzzlingly ...  
BOOK REVIEW: White Tears Brown Scars

Ruby Hamad's new book confronts the historical and contemporary oppression faced by women of ...  
Cat and mouse: Pell, child abuse and the Court of Appeal

Although the Victorian Court of Appeal upheld George Pell's conviction, the matter still lingers ...  
Pell's appeal rejected: Don't forget victims of Church sex abuse

The Victorian Court of Appeal's decision to uphold George Pell’s historical child abuse ...  
Suicide hits the poor and disadvantaged

There have been more suicides so far in 2019 than this time last year.  
Reforming society the best way to minimise suicide

Sadness, depression, trauma and suicide can be better dealt with if we look to its social and ...  
Would having medical professionals on flights save lives?

On September 21, 2015, Les Jakielaszek, a fit and healthy 47-year-old boarded a Jetstar plane from ...  
Can legend Robbie Fowler reinvigorate the A-League?

Former Liverpool star Robbie Fowler's entry into the A-League coaching ranks has serious implic ...  
'Ineffective': Age of criminal responsibility must be increased

The age of criminal responsibility must be increased, says Youssef Saudie.  
Christianity, intolerance and Christopher Pearson

Christianity has a track record of marginalising people for illegitimate reasons, writes Melvin ...  
Support, not research: How to lower Australia's high suicide rate

Governments of all stripes must better fund frontline suicide prevention services to save lives ...  
Israel Folau, contract law and discrimination

No end is in sight for the debate about Israel Folau’s right to promote his fundamentalist ...  
EPA urged to put public health over Monsanto profits

American-based advocacy groups are encouraging the EPA to ban cancer-linked glyphosate, writes ...  
Failing: Music Academy falling short of Government-mandated enrolments

There are serious questions to be raised about the operation of the James Morrison Academy of ...  
The AFL is kicking goals on social justice

The AFL’s socially inclusive agenda is an absolute necessity, writes assistant editor Nicholas ...