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Topic archives: ANZAC Day

Vanstone on Abdel-Magied: a case study of an illiberal liberal

Guy Rundle May 10, 2017 18 Comments

Amanda Vanstone's Monday column in The Age manages to be the worst thing in the paper, a ramble about Yassmin Abdel-Magied.

Hinch’s Senate Diary: ‘Free the weed!’ and other things I never thought I’d yell

Hinch’s Senate Diary: ‘Free the weed!’ and other things I never thought I’d yell

Derryn Hinch May 4, 2017 1 Comment

Including also, scenes from a bong-throwing competition.

Abdel-Magied Anzac furore indicates a dark turn in the culture wars

Guy Rundle May 3, 2017 12 Comments

The trouble is that these contentless outrages are lit up in a society whose main problem now is a lack of shared meaning.

Attack on Yassmin Abdel-Magied is the act of myth-loving, right-wing cowards

Guy Rundle April 28, 2017 31 Comments

The "ferrdom!" brigade do not appear to have realised -- or perhaps do not care -- that any attempt to enforce a set of "national values" around Anzac, has, as its by-product, a reinforcement of the idea that the state could and should be co-opted into doing so.

The Diggers didn’t die for bloody Muslims to have freedom of speech

Bernard Keane April 28, 2017 24 Comments

It is apt that we've commemorated an unprovoked attack on a Muslim country in 1915 with unprovoked attacks on Muslim women. Anzac Day is about enforcing a white, imperialist narrative.

It’s complicated: George Christensen’s on-again-off-again relationship with freedom of speech

Charlie Lewis April 27, 2017 7 Comments

Free speech is amazing, unless it's a greenie protest, then it's terrorism.

Tips and rumours

Tips and rumours

Crikey April 26, 2017 12 Comments

Anthem rewrite ... F-35 good at one thing ... lest we forget past marketing stuff-ups ...

Is small-minded bigotry how we honour the Diggers? Yassmin Abdel-Magied’s tsunami in a teacup

Irfan Yusuf April 26, 2017 29 Comments

This concocted mass debate, like those before it and those to come, shows that we, as a nation, have no bloody idea about our values.

Tips and rumours

Tips and rumours

Crikey April 24, 2017 3 Comments

Misusing Anzac ... jobs and plagiarism ... Amber Harrison the 'wrong' girl ...

Keane: stuck in the Eternal Return of the commentary cycle

Bernard Keane September 9, 2016 18 Comments

RUOK Day is the latest addition to the liturgical calendar, where the same comment pieces are written (and "taken down" on social media) and nothing ever changes.