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Asylum by Boat: Origins of Australia's refugee policy

Kevin Bain reviews a new book by Claire Higgins which traces the origins of Australia's asylum ...  
Moral Panic 101: Safe Schools and the new folk devils

Many social scientists of an older generation will have felt a warm glow at the appearance of ...  
From Left to Right and back again: The Donald Horne enigma

A new selection of writings by iconoclastic social commentator and historian Donald Horne has ...  
BOOK REVIEWS: Islamism, totalitarianism and the Islamic State

Kevin Bain reviews a new book on whether Islamism is "totalitarian", as well as Robert Manne's ...  
The best aphorisms are usually said with no intention of being quoted

A new collection of all-Australian quotes, The Wisdom of Oz: Australian aphorisms from the ...  
Militarism and its contribution to global warming

Geoffrey Murray reviews Marty Branagan's 'Global Warming, Militarism and Nonviolence'.  
Frank Walker's 'Traitors: Why Australia and its allies betrayed our Anzacs'

Bilal Cleland discusses the depth of the betrayal of Australian forces by the post-war settlements ...  
Review: ‘The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck'

Brooke Murphy reviews ‘The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck', a self-help book with a differe ...  
The New Odyssey: The Story of Europe’s Refugee Crisis

Kevin Bain reviews Patrick Kingsley's new book on the European refugee odyssey — 'their despe ...  
Australia's structural inequality: Banking and the 'Game of Mates'

While a small group of mates continue to profit at the majority's expense, a growing number of ...  
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 ...  

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