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Philip Clark

Philip Clark reviews 'Killing Juanita: A True Story of Murder and Corruption' by Peter Rees

April 2004, no. 260 01 April 2004
So who did murder Juanita Nielsen? Years of corrupt police inquiries and coronial and parliamentary investigations have failed to identify her killers, but this excellent history of Sydney’s most famous unsolved disappearance provides most of the answers. However, while it may fill many of the gaps in the record, the question of justice for Juanita is quite another matter. A number of key identi ... (read more)

Philip Clark reviews 'Economia: New economic systems to empower people and support the living world' by Geoff Davies and 'How Australia Compares' by Rod Tiffen and Ross Gittens

August 2004, no. 263 01 August 2004
Australians like to believe they live in the best country in the world. Plenty of space, abundant  natural resources and lots of sunshine for this nation whose inhabitants have come from all corners of the earth to a land of opportunity. It’s an appealing national smugness that has comforted generations of Australians as they looked with tolerant amusement at the congested societies of indu ... (read more)