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Paul Dalgarno reviews Women, Men and the Whole Damn Thing by David Leser

Paul Dalgarno
09 August 2019

Australian journalist and author David Leser’s 2018 Good WeekendMore

Neal Blewett reviews 'A Thinking Reed' by Barry Jones

Neal Blewett
08 August 2019

Gough Whitlam is idolised, Bob Hawke respected, and Paul Keating admired, but Barry Jones is undoubtedly the most loved by the Labo More

Gillian Whitlock reviews 'Faith: Faith Bandler, gentle activist' by Marilyn Lake

Gillian Whitlock
07 August 2019

I came to this book after reading Don Watson’s biography of Paul Keating. On the cover of Recollections of a Bleeding More

Richard Freadman reviews 'Rose Boys' by Peter Rose

Richard Freadman
07 August 2019

In February 1974, Robert Rose, a twenty-two-year-old Australian Rules footballer and Victorian state cri More

Cathrine Harboe-Ree reviews 'The Hand That Signed the Paper' by Helen Demidenko

Cathrine Harboe-Ree
06 August 2019

Whether you track backwards in time from the hidden pestilence that is Chernobyl, or forwards from the vengeful terror of Stalin’ More

Jaya Savige reviews 'Macquarie PEN anthology of Aboriginal literature' edited by Anita Heiss and Peter Minter

Jaya Savige
06 August 2019

In 1938, the year of Australia’s sesquicentennial celebrations, trade unionist William Ferguson and former boxer John Patten helped to organise the first Aboriginal Day of Mourning and P More

Richard J. Martin reviews The Colonial Fantasy: Why white Australia can’t solve black problems by Sarah Maddison

Richard J. Martin
22 July 2019

‘Fuck Australia, I hope it fucking burns to the ground.’ Sarah Maddison opens this book by quoting Tarneen Onus-Williams, the young Indigenous activist who sparked a brief controversy More

Bruce Moore reviews Australia’s Original Languages: An introduction by R.M.W. Dixon

Bruce Moore
22 July 2019

Bob Dixon has researched Australian Indigenous languages since the 1960s, has constructed grammars of five languages, and has written numerous scholarly books and articles on Aboriginal la More

Robin Gerster reviews 'Past the Headlands' by Garry Disher

Robin Gerster
10 July 2019

Contemporary Australian fiction continues to lean on the national past. Perhaps that’s a comment on the present, or the future, f More

Judith Armstrong reviews 'Lovestong' by Alex Miller

Judith Armstrong
10 July 2019

Alex Miller has been named as a finalist in the 2009 Melbourne Prize for Literature, a rich award given triennially to a Victorian More

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