According to some, the reason why parents are taking their kids out of public schools is that they don’t want them next to immigrants. The reality is quite different.
Today’s apparent suicide of Linkin Park frontman Chester Bennington has been a hard thing to face, especially as he saved many from taking that route. Myself included.
Every Thursday for the past four years, Anna Buch has visited Sydney’s Villawood detention centre to give support to asylum-seekers and witness the extent of our immigration program.
It’s not a good time to be a Catholic in Australia. But to assume we’re all morally questionable theological dinosaurs is not only unfair, but shows a fundamentalist devotion to ignorance.
Yesterday, treasured 1990’s icon, Agro smeared his legacy when he joined One Nation. While some people are angry, I say that it’s a perfect metaphor for the general insanity of 2017.
Twenty four hours after Bill Shorten graced the cover of the Telegraph, I realised something. As far as meaningful criticism goes, we’re lacking teeth.
David Gonski reflects on education and Jewish values, his surprising celebrity, and the state of Israel. A few years ago, David Gonski walked into a reception in a Sydney office block and passed a sign saying I give a Gonski. The woman at the registration desk asked him for his name. When he told…
A Pulitzer-winning novel saw deeply into the problem with age. Wisdom is yours only after you’ve lived it. That being said, I’ve recently turned sixty and can look back, but also forward.
The Census data was telling, and the response of our elected officials more so. This week has been a week of reality checks, but hope lies in looking toward the future, and not fearing it.
As the war in Syria becomes all the more serious, it’s easy to blame Donald Trump. However, we’d be wrong in doing so.
Yes, 2016 was a bad year, but this one is somehow worse. I, like many, am feeling the burn of compassion fatigue, but it behoves us to keep caring.
Pauline Hanson’s divisive comments on education yesterday are merely the tip of a very problematic iceberg. The solution lies within, and from the top. We need leadership to enable a vast rethink.
You’re you. But we, by our very existence, are cursed. Graced with consciousness we use to place ourselves above others, our luck is that we exist at all.
It’s almost been 50 years since I fought in the Vietnam War, 50 years since I shot that man for this country. However, while he’s buried and gone, he’s with me too.
I’ve spent the last nine months seeking rational news, in an effort to kill the lizard brain. Did it work? I don’t know, but here’s what I learned.
They’re two vastly opposing spheres of political thought, but Islamic extremism and the far-right actually need each other to survive, to keep on hating each other. Here’s how.
The June 4 attack on London has taught us something about policing the world we face. We can walk the logic path espoused by Mayor Sadiq Khan, or the reactionary whims of Donald J. Trump.
George Brandis seems to have a problem with privacy, namely how our generation uses it. Perhaps if he did his research instead of making generalisations, he’d see we’re trying to safeguard it.
I have something to admit. I live for the low blows and logically-inept battleground of Internet comment boxes. I know it’s a war where nothing is ever won, but I shoulder arms nonetheless.
Yesterday’s abhorrent treatment of novelist Roxane Gay proves one thing: we treat guests in our country appallingly.
Conspiracy theories exist largely because of mainstream media’s lies. So when that same media admonishes the theorists, it’s a case of the pot calling the kettle suspect.