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Aussie Life & Language

24 October 2020 9:00 am

Michael Scammell Coming out of Melbourne lockdown is like coming down from drugs. Or more precisely coming down from the…

Aussie Life & Language

17 October 2020 9:00 am

Simon Collins I have been wondering what whale tastes like. There must be quite a few Australians who know. After…

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10 October 2020 9:00 am

Brendan Ward A re-run of Cathy Freeman’s heart-stopping 400 metre race at the Sydney Olympics in September 2000 recently animated…

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3 October 2020 9:00 am

It is the season of hyperbole. Conservative columnists are finding parallels for Dan Andrews’ pandemic policy in Mao’s Great Leap…

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19 September 2020 9:00 am

Simon Collins ‘That’s 6 in a row. #Melbourne is, once again, the world’s most liveable city!’ So tweeted a proud…

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12 September 2020 9:00 am

Giles Auty While clearing our cellar recently my wife and I came upon a compact printing press which her late…

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5 September 2020 9:00 am

Peter Scammell There is no doubt that the corona virus pandemic is changing the way we live and think about…

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29 August 2020 9:00 am

Tina Faulk There are very few ‘happy ending’ stories in the cruel history of slavery. This may just be one…

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15 August 2020 9:00 am

I’ve always been a bit of a ‘prepper’. Pre-2020 that’s something I would’ve never admitted. It’s embarrassing to say I…

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8 August 2020 9:00 am

Two friends of mine are being harassed by the government. Both men have criticised the more lurid aspects of LGBTQ+…

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1 August 2020 9:00 am

Statue deconstruction is becoming the Anglosphere’s most popular artistic genre. So why are our local avant-garde artists lagging behind? Sculpture…

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25 July 2020 9:00 am

Noosa Main Beach is a prime promenade for the fashion-conscious, except at 7am when it belongs to the athleisure and…

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17 July 2020 11:00 pm

Jordan Shanks is not your average lefty. This unusual Australian YouTuber, who goes by the name of FriendlyJordies, disdains such…

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11 July 2020 9:00 am

Like so many of us in these troubled times, I am worried about the family statues. The topple-mob cannot be…

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4 July 2020 9:00 am

It has been brought to my attention that the rename Victoria suggestion I made in these pages two weeks ago…

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27 June 2020 9:00 am

Everyone wants to get high and have sex while saving money. So says P. J. O’Rourke, the political satirist who…

Lockdown Diary

20 June 2020 9:00 am

90 Days in lockdown – a retrospective   Day 1 – you configure your bathroom into a replica of your…