Scarlett Hawkins travels to Cambodia, and finds the promise of future change is shackled to the ghosts of the past.
Chetna Prakash disagrees with Guardian’s Jonathan Jones on the emptiness of the official royal christening photos, calling him to judge them on their own merits.
Rachel Reitsma delves into NAIDOC Week, a celebration of the custodians of our land, and a stark reminder of how much work is left to do. 5-12 July is NAIDOC week. A week solely dedicated to celebrating of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders’ history and culture. It is primarily celebrated by indigenous…
Learning from the lessons of the past, Dr Simon Longstaff AO addresses the need for our politicians to become champions for the secular state.
Welcoming the Abbott Government’s scheme for more accountability in Australia’s aid spending overseas, Paul McMahon praises the theory, but wonders if it’ll work in practice.
Michael Burrill offers his own take on the tightening of citizenship legislation and foresees Tony Abbott’s vision of the future.
Brand new TBS Writer Rachel Reistma offers an alternate route on the housing affordability crisis
TBS emissary Jacob Joseph travels to California to witness the workings of the legalised weed industry.
Mike Welsh lives in Utopia (re: Canberra), but after the recent Nick & Sarah Jensen fallout, he just can’t tolerate the intolerance of the so-called “tolerant”.
Mike Welsh runs the full spectrum this week, talking about the pink dollar, a Green man and some grey nomads driving off into the wild blue yonder.
Amalia Walker outright rejects the idea that all villains are created equal – that no matter who you are, once you’re labelled “bad” or “evil”, there is no reason to understand the circumstances behind the label.
With statistics indicating reading numbers are down, Lauren Ford points out the never-ending cycle of books being made into film.
Certified adult Polly Chester thinks that the longer she lives, the more she doubts that many people ever reach proper adulthood and this becomes particularly apparent when they crash their cars.
If government is supposed to be about nation building, Halifax Bennett marks down recent funding cuts to the Australia Council to a “triple D” rating – destabilising, devaluing and devolving.
David Kent on the great democratic lie: It is time to move from the traditional party system to a democracy represented by more, smaller, political parties
When Jahar Tsarnaev unleashed terror in Boston and the Western world was dragged into a more subtle era of political violence, Scarlett Hawkins watched on in horror as the face of terrorism changed.
Beth Cooper-Wares may be wheelchair bound with a rare disease, but this isn’t going to stop her wheeling her way around the globe to fulfill a rather long bucket list. An 11-year-old Stanwell Park student has devised her very own bucket list, including everything from cycling through the Loire Valley to kayaking with killer whales…
In this 24/7 always-connected world, Alexandra Connor considers what it took for her to identify the meaning of happiness – even if that involved going to a farm….with no WiFi…true story.
Editor Paul Bugeja can think of a few “F” words besides “fair” and “future” he would use about Budget2015, but he’s too nice a feller to do so…
Did Australia miss the point of SBS’ “Struggle Street”? Perhaps, but for Eric Thorpe, the show reflects the importance of poverty and homelessness support services in Australia.
Matthew Lawry reckons it’s time we had a dedicated conversation about changing the way we conceptualise drinking in Australia…and it’s one that should begin with the Government.