Choose your Pell

Choose your Pell

Choose your Pell By Greg Spearritt The Australian news media present no shortage of options for ways to view the life of the erstwhile Cardinal George Pell. While no-one doubts he was influential, powerful and controversial, how you view him otherwise might just...
Nature? What nature?

Nature? What nature?

Nature? What nature? By Greg Spearritt The extent to which ‘the outback’ features in Australian identity is obviously ironic, given that close to 90% of us live in urban areas and about the same proportion live within 50km of a coastline. Nonetheless, the idea of the...
Dundalli

Dundalli

Dundalli By Greg Spearritt First Nations resistance fighter Dundalli, hanged in 1855 in the last public execution in Queensland, is being officially commemorated in Brisbane. In the 168 years since he was killed, Australia has come a long way in recognising Indigenous...
The Voice

The Voice

The Voice By Dallas Elvery Ken Wyatt is getting a little frustrated with the talk swirling around the current ‘Voice’ proposal, and how he feels people are commenting without fully informing themselves. He has said (Guardian, 2022-11-30): “I would...
(Yet another) existential threat

(Yet another) existential threat

(Yet another) existential threat By Dallas Elvery The idea of an ‘existential threat’ has commonly been the stuff of anti-nuclear campaigns and Marvel comics. Threats to the relationship between an individual and society, and the changes in the ways we...