Loretta Barnard

Advance Australia Fair – or not?

A refusal to stand for the anthem has braced Australia. In the interest of fairness, let's take a look at the history of the national anthem, warts and all.

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Loretta Barnard

Loretta Barnard is a freelance writer and editor who has authored four non-fiction books, been a contributing writer to a wide range of reference books and whose essays have been published across a number of platforms. A regular contributor to The Big Smoke, she also coordinates the TBS Next Gen program.


Mr Shorten, Mr Morrison: What is your plan for those in detention?

The name on the door might have changed, but the challenges those stranded in our detention centres haven’t. So, Mr Shorten, Mr Morrison. What is your plan to solve this issue?