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History lesson: Sydney’s Daily Telegraph goes to war on political correctness.

Australia’s ‘history wars’ reignite

Debate over 'discovery' of Australia is alive and well – in the mind of one Sydney newspaper editor.
Academics have a duty to research and teach the best and the worst of journalism. Het Nieuwe Instituut

The Oz needn’t beat up media lecturers – but thanks anyway

Having worked as a journalism and media studies academic in the United Kingdom for the best part of 25 years, one of the things that surprised me on coming to Australia was the state of near-open warfare…
Today’s young Australians are the smiling symbols of the embrace of multicultural identity, the nation’s defining moment. Flickr/DIBP Images, Faces of Australia

Modern Australia’s defining moment came long after First Fleet

The culture wars that dominated the narrative during John Howard’s prime ministership have returned with the ascension of his self-described “political love child”, Tony Abbott. While Abbott is sometimes…
Education minister Christopher Pyne has announced a review of the national curriculum, citing a need to remove its ‘partisan bias’. AAP/Alan Porritt

National curriculum the latest target of Coalition’s culture wars

Education minister Christopher Pyne has announced a sweeping review of Australia’s national curriculum to weed out a supposed “partisan bias” in what’s taught in Australia’s classrooms. Announcing the…

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