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Meat Loaf – a complicated musical giant

Hits like Bat of Hell and I’d Do Anything for Love (But I Won’t do That) characterise a career of risk-taking and genre-bending that also saw some spectacular lows.
Chairperson of AIATSIS Jodie Sizer, daughter of the late Sir Robert Menzies Heather Henderson, Jenny Morrison, Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison and CEO of AIATSIS Craig Ritchie look at Indigenous artefacts at the Australian Institute of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies in Canberra. Lukas Coch/AAP Image

Ancestral Remains of First Nations people were once stolen for trophies. Now they will have a national resting place

The proposed National Resting Place in Canberra will be a vital step towards a more complete telling of this nation’s story.
A Ukrainian soldier uses a periscope to view the positions of Russian-led forces on Dec. 12, 2021, in Zolote, Ukraine. Brendan Hoffman/Getty Images

Ukraine got a signed commitment in 1994 to ensure its security – but can the US and allies stop Putin’s aggression now?

As Russia threatens to invade Ukraine, Ukrainians wonder about the worth of a 1994 agreement signed by Russia, the US and the UK, who promised to protect the newly independent state’s sovereignty.
Ann Newmarch, born Adelaide 1945, died Adelaide 2022, Self-portrait. 1/60th of a second, 1981, Adelaide, photo-etching on paper, 26.4 x 34.7 cm (plate), Public Donations Fund 2015, Art Gallery of South Australia, Adelaide, © Ann Newmarch; and Hossein Valamanesh with his work Untitled, Gallery 6, Art Gallery. of South Australia, Adelaide, 2019

Australian art has lost two of its greats. Vale Ann Newmarch and Hossein Valamanesh

Although they work in different genres, a similar sense of restraint imbues the work of each.

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