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Green Day biography on my bookshelf: ‘Nobody Likes You’

Brooke Murphy reviews Nobody Likes You, a book about one of the biggest punk bands in the world ...  
Australia's treatment of asylum seekers: Never Walk Away

Ursula le Guin's powerful short story 'The Ones Who Walk Away from Omelas' offers a powerful ...  
Cardinal: The story of abuse, cover-up and arrogance in the Catholic Church

Doc Martin very carefully reviews Louise Milligan's sensational new book 'Cardinal'.  
'White Queen' Hanson, 'Black Prince' Howard and the politics of racism

'The White Queen: One Nation and the Politics of Race' leaves important questions unanswered ...  
Australia's economy is at the mercy of a 'Game of Mates'

Theft across major sectors of Australia's economy is a Game of Mates where billions are syphoned ...  
Understanding Orwell: His teachings in a time of extremes

The renewed embrace of George Orwell by the media and politicians reveals a deep misunderstanding ...  
Review — 'Not Quite Australian: How temporary migration is changing the nation'

Kevin Bain reviews Peter Mares new book, 'Not Quite Australian: How temporary migration is ...  
New books and Australian made polo shirts in the IA store

Independent Australia is doing much more than Malcolm and Scott to support Australian made prod ...  
Review: 'Finding a way' by Graeme Innes

Kevin Bain reviews former Deputy Human Rights Commissioner Graeme Innes AM's autobiography, ' ...  
'Bob Ellis: In His Own Words' launch and review

The best of Bob Ellis book 'In His Own Words' is a modern classic — and so was Bill Shorten's ...  
Media Sauce: Was Chris Mitchell running the country?

Mitchell's constant references to getting drunk might account for the lapses in taste, judgment ...  
Grim news from Cape Grim alerts novelists not Turnbull Government

Cape Grim news confirms scientists' worst climate change fears and inspires writers but not the ...  
Climate gadfly coins literary term to save the planet – 'Cli-Fi'

Meet Dan Bloom, an eccentric and irrepressible American climate missionary who invented the word ...  
Lionel Shriver's identity politics speech: Simply racist and objectionable

'This is not an issue of ethnic minorities learning to share but of white society learning to ...  
Australia's ongoing cultural cringe

Australia's inferiority complex is alive and well and needs to change before we lose our best and ...  
On turning forty

On Friday 20 May 2016, the Sydney Writers' Festival is holding a special tribute to Bob Ellis (see ...  
Liberal attacks on Medicare are anything but Christian

With so many vulnerable Australians relying on quality public health care, a government claiming ...  
CRAIG THOMSON: Goodbye Bob Ellis, my friend

A very moving tribute by former federal MP Craig Thomson for the man who was his unwavering friend ...  
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