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The debate we should be having

Published in the Overland Journal, 30th May, 2013.  I learn more about privilege from what I get wrong about misogyny than from what I get right about racism –Teju Cole After reading Mia Freedman’s piece about Delta Goodrem’s ‘blackface incident’ (not sure what else to call it) a couple of weeks ago, I couldn’t help but find … Continue reading

Skywhale symbolises our bold, imaginative city

Patricia Piccinini’s work Skywhale at the National Gallery of Australia. Photo: Jeffrey Chan I love the Skywhale. After living in Canberra all my life until I moved to Brisbane this year (not because I don’t like my home town), I am rather upset I wasn’t able to see its launch at the weekend. For me, it … Continue reading

Preventing a carbon bubble crash

Originally published in ABC Environment on 13 May 2013 Investment in fossil fuel companies is becoming increasingly unpopular for environment-minded citizens and astute investors alike. “THIS IS THE CHURCH taking direct action and showing that it’s not willing to profit from destroying the Earth.” That’s what Justin Whelan, Paddington Uniting Church mission development manager, had … Continue reading