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Jennifer Kent is ‘not interested in convincing anyone’ about The Nightingale

Jennifer Kent is ‘not interested in convincing anyone’ about The Nightingale

The new film has drawn huge praise and intense ire, but the director says it's ultimately been misinterpreted. Are audiences just ignorant about Australian history?

Rundle: on immutable violence and the possibility of change

Rundle: on immutable violence and the possibility of change

Since the rape and murder of Eurydice Dixon, the public debate about male violence has become chaotic and counter-productive.

Quadrant bomb fantasy and attack on Guardian journo take contempt for media to a scary new level

Quadrant bomb fantasy and attack on Guardian journo take contempt for media to a scary new level

When a leading cultural magazine fantasises about murder, when a political candidate chokes and punches a journalist, we’re in a very different place, writes journalist and media-watcher Christopher Warren.

How (and why) Australia is trying to usurp the PNG govt

How (and why) Australia is trying to usurp the PNG govt

Every event of civil unrest that has led to the downfall of a regional leader who dared to oppose Australian policy has been designed to demonise and depose that leader, writes former foreign correspondent John Martinkus.

How the police and media falsely frame victimhood

How the police and media falsely frame victimhood

After the murder of Melbourne schoolgirl Masa Vukotic, women were urged to not walk alone in public places. But after the murder of Morgan Huxley, men did not receive the same warning. Freelance writer Serkan Ozturk reports.

Honour killings brutal, ugly domestic violence, not your exotic fantasy

Honour killings brutal, ugly domestic violence, not your exotic fantasy

You can't make domestic violence less horrific -- or less real -- by calling it "honour killing" and claiming it only happens to Muslims. There is no honour in brutalising women.

Forget the media hysteria: O’Farrell delivered a safer Sydney

Forget the media hysteria: O’Farrell delivered a safer Sydney

Despite the media hysteria about alcohol and violence, the O'Farrell government presided over a big drop in assaults in Sydney to make the city its safest in years.

Caro’s flotsam and jetsam: violence, masculinity and class struggle edition

Caro’s flotsam and jetsam: violence, masculinity and class struggle edition

How can we stop the problem of street violence? Lock up all them men ... what it means to be Australian ... and why the hell do Liberal premiers seem to hate the environment so much?

Crikey says: away from headlines, assaults are rising

Crikey says: away from headlines, assaults are rising

The media drove a campaign to Do Something about violence in Sydney. It won, but Barry O'Farrell's knee-jerk response ignores the real victims of violence in Australia. The data doesn't lie.

Blood brothers: the Sydney jihadists who took on Assad

Blood brothers: the Sydney jihadists who took on Assad

A number of Australian Muslims have gone to Syria to fight against the Assad regime. Freelance Chris Ray, who recently returned from Syria, looks at the tale of two Sydney brothers.