David Malouf’s poetry collection An Open Book spans “a Beurre Bosch pear/in a fruit bowl to the planet”.
Malouf's late return to poetry seems to bring him back in a new way to steadying poems that do justice to the open gaze, the sly wit, the swift imagination and the poise he has in spades.
A new book asks how we navigate the line between freedom of information and national security.
A new book examines the relationship between national security and access to information in Australia, New Zealand, US, UK and Canada, comparing it with other countries around the world.
More than 25% of Hurstville residents were born in China, but the Sydney suburb is the exception to the rule.
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This is the first article in our series, Australian Cities in the Asian Century, which looks at the impact of the rise of China and Chinese migration on our cities.
The Eucalyptus obliqua as seen in Merthyr Park, Tasmania.
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One of the great Australian trees – messmate stringybark, Eucalyptus obliqua.
Alan Soon of Splice Media is promising a million dollars to give to start-ups to transform media in Asia.
What does the future newsroom look like?
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We often hear about media companies shedding staff and revenues, but is there hope? We ask the man with a mission to launch 100 media start-ups in three years: what does the future newsroom look like?
Demonstrators at one of many ‘Change the Rules’ rallies in October, this one outside parliament house in Adelaide.
As unions have shrunk, conditions for workers have got worse.
The opening of Mirka Café in 1954.
photographer unknown Mirka Mora papers, private collection, Melbourne
A new book sheds light on the dramatic artistic and culinary life of artist Mirka Mora and her husband Georges.
In recent years casual work has been a fairly stable part of the labour market, one that provides a pathway to permanent work.
As political and legal fights over casual work crank up, it's worth busting some myths, such as the idea that it is becoming more common.
First appointed by Labor and now twice reappointed by the Coalition, Rod Sims has been unafraid to use the law.
Compare the ACCC to ASIC and it's clear why
Rod Sims has been reappointed to a record third term as Australia's top competition and consumer cop.
It took six months for Malcolm Turnbull to receive his first negative Newspoll net approval as PM; it has taken Scott Morrison just two months.
In the aftermath of the Wentworth byelection, the Coalition government has suffered another set-back in the polls.
An impression of biodiversity sensitive urban design (BSUD) developed by the authors in collaboration with Mauro Baracco, Jonathan Ware and Catherine Horwill of RMIT’s School of Architecture and Design.
Australian cities are home to many threatened species but are also where biodiversity is being destroyed by development. But what if planning and design processes built nature into the urban fabric?
Lucas Hedges and Théodore Pellerin in Boy Erased. The film shows a boy who enters gay conversion therapy in the US.
While queer movies don't necessarily have to be made by queer filmmakers, Boy Erased is a safe film. It is finely made albeit heavy-handed in its melodrama.
The community environment clearly has a large influence on child development, but exactly which factors are most important?
Research has started to identify the key factors in creating communities that promote good early childhood development.
The suicide rate among young people has increased at an alarming rate over the past 10 years.
Researchers are beginning to look at the opportunities offered by social media to aid in suicide prevention.
An Anglican priest teaching climate change is often asked about the difference between science and faith.
An Anglican priest teaching about climate change says people have a naïve view of how science really works.
Othello and Desdemona, Henri Jean-Baptiste Victoire Fradelle, circa 1827.
“They have been crucifying Othello into an opera,” Lord Byron later wrote after watching Rossini's opera. But the performance does much to highlight the play's racial politics.
Grief is an individualised process.
The process of grieving can happen in stages. But these stages are rarely experienced in the same way by one bereaved person and another.
Prime Minister Scott Morrison concedes the Liberals lost the byelection in Wentworth on Saturday night- but postal votes have added uncertainty to the outcome.
After election night reports of a thumping win in by independent Kerryn Phelps, the Liberals have recovered significantly in postal votes - so much so, the result is now uncertain.A
A Quiet Evening Of Dance is a program from the “most controversial ballet choreographer in international ballet”
However jagged, industrial and shapeless an evening of Forsythe choreography may seem to an eye used to Swan Lake, it is always grounded in ballet.
The Productivity Commission can build a case about the economic benefits of unclogging waiting rooms.
The strength of the Productivity Commission inquiry is that it will use an economic rather than a purely health lens.