May, 2018

Hinch’s Senate Diary: tragedy and farce at the Anzac Day dawn service

, May 03, 2018

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Witnessing the Anzac Day dawn service at Villers Bretonneux was a huge honour, as was awkwardly waiting in line at the portaloo with the next King of England.

Deadly day for Afghan journos … Alan Jones in defamation case … BuzzFeed’s new politics show …

, May 01, 2018

Alan Jones is in Brisbane to defend a defamation case brought against him relating to his coverage of the 2011 Queensland Floods. And other media stories of the day.

Fairfax’s mammoth apology for historian’s Anzac Day feature

, Apr 30, 2018

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Fairfax has had to fall on its bayonet over a falsified speech by John Monash at Villers-Brettoneux . The ABC is still "reviewing" its content.

Crikey roundtable: how should we feel about Anzac Day?

, Apr 24, 2018

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To mark Australia's most revered holiday, Crikey correspondents discuss the personal tensions, contradictions, and cultural implications of celebrating Anzac Day in modern Australia.

The forgotten Anzac Day protests of the ’80s

, Apr 24, 2018

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The 1980s heralded a swell of protests highlighting the treatment of women in war, and the role of rape as a weapon. Decades later, the problem is still invisible.

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

, May 10, 2017

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Amanda Vanstone's Monday column in The Age manages to be the worst thing in the paper, a ramble about Yassmin Abdel-Magied.
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Hinch’s Senate Diary: ‘Free the weed!’ and other things I never thought I’d yell

, May 04, 2017

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Including also, scenes from a bong-throwing competition.

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

, May 03, 2017

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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

, Apr 28, 2017

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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

, Apr 28, 2017

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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.