Dorothea MacKellar’s My Country, with its paen to a sunburnt landscape, excoriated Australians for their nostalgic love of English ‘grey-blue’ countryside and English weather.
There's a fine tradition of Australian poetry harnessing the corrective power of insult. In doing so, it prompts us to face hard questions about our history and identity.
The ‘White Australia’ ideology was commercialised and used to sell things from soaps and games to pineapple slices.
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While contemporary Australia is proud of its multicultural status, the White Australia policy shows this wasn't always the case.
Chinese Australians have been in Australia for more than a century, but they are invisible in our records.
Dallas Rogers speaks with Alanna Kamp on how racism and sexism has excluded lives and experiences of Chinese-Australian women from our historical record.
Our national anthem tells us we are young and free. Blindly, many Australians continue to accept this.
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It's every performer's dream. To stand in front of a huge live audience and perform the national anthem. So why did Deborah Cheetham decline the chance to sing at the 2015 AFL Grand Final?
Hip-hop artist 360 caused a stir this week with his comments on the Southern Cross.
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Australian hip-hop artist and rapper 360 (Matt Colwell) caused an uproar earlier in the week when he said on Q&A that he identified the Australian flag and the Southern Cross with racism. 360 announced…
A real national conversation about democratic values will be inclusive and challenging – not fear-mongering.
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Events in the Middle East that have both shocked and horrified us seem to have opened the doors to anyone who wants to criticise Islam, raise concerns about multiculturalism and romanticise an age when…