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Shaun Carney

Shaun Carney has been a journalist, editor and columnist with The Herald, The Age, and the Herald Sun. He is an adjunct associate professor at the School of Humanities and Social Sciences, UNSW Canberra.

Shaun Carney reviews 'The Boy from Boree Creek: The Tim Fischer story' by Peter Rees

June 2001, no. 231 01 June 2001
In February 1996, as Australians prepared to elect the Howard government for the first time, Paul Keating addressed a trade union rally at the Melbourne Town Hall. Keating, knowing but not accepting that he would soon be ejected from the prime ministership, ran through a commentary on the leading figures in the Liberal–National coalition. Keating’s message was that these people were second-rat ... (read more)

Shaun Carney reviews 'Love this Life: Lyrics, 1978–2001' by Neil Finn

September 2001, no. 234 01 September 2001
For some of us, it is hard to believe that Neil Finn is on the verge of middle age. Recruited in 1977 by his older brother Tim to replace Phil Judd in Split Enz, Neil first entered public consciousness as a teenager who apparently had never before played electric guitar. Within two years, he was the lead vocal on ‘I Got You’, the song that propelled Split Enz to the top of the charts not just ... (read more)