I’m a migrant that calls Australia home, but part of me still exists in my other home. I’m forever oscillating between alienation and acceptance.
2018 is a confusing, grating place, where those with opportunity cry loudest. Fortunately, the Dutch have a word for it: ‘aansteller’.
Modern-day Australia is a continent wracked by fear and apathy. However, things are only as dark as you make them.
With the old tenets of masculinity being swept away, we have a chance to change. What men need are examples to follow, and they’re certainly out there.
The NSW government is busy overhauling the education curriculum. However, I believe they’ve stumbled at the first step. Time for a rethink.
Refusing to go to school is a legitimate psychological problem, one that leads to serious psychological problems later in life. So, why are we just hearing about it now?
As it stands, Australia is one of the few OECD nations without a space program. Considering our first attempt suffered at the hands of bureaucracy, this one may burn up on re-entry.
Jacket-gate has me longing for a first lady befitting the title. It might be an obvious point, but her predecessor was the one we deserved. Let’s not forget her.
The story of Eureka has been told to death. There is another, and it is far more interesting, replete with cross-dressing, actors and liberation. Don’t say we didn’t warn you.
We’re all a nation of ‘others’, and the stricter English tests that migrants will now face should be a reminder of who we’ve been in the past.
She bedded Breaker Morant, she bent the truth, and she stole the attention of a nation. Daisy Bates’ story is one that needs to be retold.
It was the first times Australians fought overseas. Sadly, the reasons were anything but noble. No wonder we kept it quiet.
In 1979, NASA’s Skylab fell on an unknown patch of Australia. The media insanity that ensued deserves a retelling.
There has been only one attempt to use a plane as a means of extortion in this country. However, the story is much more than that Qantas flight.
The first female prisoners in this country were subject to awful conditions. However, they quickly fought back, becoming towering figures of rebellion, and great antagonism. Vale.
As Australians, we often feel left out of the diplomatic process. However, we’ll always have Herbert Vere Evatt, the man colloquially known as “the president of the world”.
In the late 1970s, Australia was dithering on whether to allow those escaping Vietnam and Cambodia to resettle here. However, while this was happening, one woman in a bikini managed to jump the queue.
William Lane was an interesting man. Terribly racist and distrusting of the government, he created a place to rail against the establishment of the day.
It seems that the issue with ‘boat people’ is a contemporary one, however, the way we treated the Maltese in 1916 proves that to be a fallacy.
The Desert Rose is a radical solution to housing that meets the challenges of our lives tomorrow. Solving the problems of sustainability, accessibility and ethical footprint.
Dementia is not just a leading cause of death in this country, it is also a condition that demands a rethink. One town on the south coast is doing just that.
Over in Holland, the idea of what a community can be is beyond the stage of debate. Thanks to a pioneering few, an alternate future is clear to see.