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ATO and money scams rob Australians of millions

Like many of us, I am an informed and law-abiding citizen.  
During times of disaster, the human spirit prevails

The coronavirus crisis has the ability to bring the best out of us, writes Greenpeace Australia ...  
Trust in politics, institutions and each other is in steep decline

In this review, Claudia Perry-Beltrame analyses the current trust deficit in public life and how ...  
Compassion got us through bushfire crisis, as it will coronavirus

If the first few months of this year are anything to go by, 2020 is shaping up to be a blockbu ...  
Leaping into the last day of summer

History Editor Dr Glenn Davies looks at 29 February as a day to contemplate time passing.  
Cold and callous: Australia rejects visa for mourning husband

How have we come to this? Geoffrey Heaviside is an Australian citizen, born and brought up here. ...  
Just like real life, Twitter is messy and enriching

An interesting piece went out over the weekend by Jacqueline Maley of the Sydney Morning Herald ...  
Bearing witness: The life of an Australian refugee advocate

Anne Moon sounds tired. The retired aid worker does not sleep well these days.  
Inequality, class warfare and envy in the Oscar-winning Parasite

The film Parasite tells us that economic systems that create and promote inequality are bad for ...  
The pitfalls of social media and technology

Social media and the internet has rewired our brains and society in important yet sometimes ...  
Screen Themes: Jojo Rabbit vs 1917 vs Parasite

With the recent announcement of the 2020 Academy Award nominees, entertainment editor John Turn ...  
Rejecting the emptiness of hell

A compassionate, humane conception of God contributes to a fairer, more equal world, writes Sue ...  
Mental as Anything frontman Greedy Smith remembered

Loveable larrikin Greedy Smith, the frontman of Australian new wave band Mental as Anything, has ...  
Julian Assange's father speaks in Brisbane about son's torture

Julian Assange’s father, John Shipton, will be speaking in Brisbane at the Kurilpa Hall in West ...  
BOOK REVIEW: Griffith Review 'The Light Ascending' — room for many tastes

Writer Michael R Williams discusses the 'break-out' and 'the work in progress' stories from the ...  
Nu Punk: Protest Culture is taking over

Protest culture is the new vanguard of art and culture, it's time to stand up Michael ...  
'Joker' is an important film that tackles mental illness head-on

As a recently-diagnosed schizophrenic, I recall feeling what I believe to be reasonable discomfort ...  
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 ...  
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