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Paranoia and prayer

Paranoia and prayer

By Greg Spearritt What nation pops to mind when you hear the words “conspiracy theory”? While Australia has its share of conspiracism, it’s a...

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One and free

One and free

By Greg Spearritt On New Year’s Eve, Scott Morrison revealed a one-word tweak to our national anthem. As of 2021, Australians are “one and free”....

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No larrikins here

No larrikins here

Waleed Aly submits that the reason Australia has performed so well on COVID-19 is that we have a remarkable level of obedience to government...

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Cats in Oz

Cats in Oz

By Denver Kanowski The CSIRO has recently released studies and a book on the impact of cats in Australia. One study connects cats, human health...

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On transparency

On transparency

By Greg Spearritt Religious groups have long recognised the need to ‘keep the bastards honest’. Individual bastards, that is. The Catholics, for...

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Getting out of bed

Getting out of bed

By Greg Spearritt It’s hard to pin down how many Australians identify as atheist, but surveys have suggested that around a quarter of us consider...

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Mysterious ways

Mysterious ways

By Greg Spearritt God, it’s said, moves in a mysterious way. At least, English poet and hymnodist William Cowper said as much in his 1773 hymn...

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