At least half of Australians and New Zealanders in a recent study believed in one major conspiracy theory.
A memorial to the 35 people killed in the 1996 Port Arthur massacre.
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A film about the shootings is likely to be very distressing for people directly impacted by the massacre, particularly those who still have PTSD or strong grief responses.
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A series of films made between 1927 and 1952 shone a light on the convict ruins of Port Arthur and helped develop dark tourism in Australia.
The Port Arthur historic site is beautiful today – but its isolation would have been overwhelming for former convict inhabitants.
Port Arthur Historic Site
Without due process, archeological digs turn into into expensive and directionless treasure hunts from which little research value can be extracted.
Michael Keenan claims an amnesty will help get illegal guns off Australian streets.
Let’s be realistic about what gun amnesties are, and are not, likely to deliver.
Twenty years ago, Australian federal, state and territory governments united to reform our firearm laws which had allowed easy access in some states to the military-style weapons of the sort used by the gunman in Orlando, Florida.
On April 28 1996, 28-year-old Martin Bryant murdered 35 people and injured 23 others at, and in the vicinity of, Port Arthur.
How Bryant and, more importantly, the dead and survivors of the massacre are remembered is vital if we’re to appreciate the impact of it.
‘Guns don’t kill people, (bad and mad) people kill people’ … oh really?
Former Prime Minister John Howard and all Australia’s states and territories united to introduce sweeping gun law reforms just 12 days after the then world’s worst civilian firearm massacre. When they…
The tragedy that unfolded 20 years ago added another layer of horror to a site already scarred by atrocity.
The 20th anniversary of the massacre at Port Arthur again raises pressing questions about ways of remembering the tragedy.
Do certain ‘types’ of guns make mass shootings more likely to occur?
What interventions might be most useful for reducing the incidence of mass shootings? What lessons should other countries really learn from Australia’s experience?
An American protesting the easy availability of military style weapons in the wake of the Sandy Hook massacre.
The Sandy Hook massacre and President Obama’s response to it has refocused attention on impact of regulation on American gun crime. Crime statistics before and after the implementation of gun laws provide…