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Marina Cornish

Marina Cornish is a former ABR volunteer.

Marina Cornish reviews 'One Way Ticket: The untold story of the Bali nine' by Cindy Wockner and Madonna King

June-July 2006, no. 282 01 June 2006
‘We’ve told young Australians again and again, don’t take drugs out of this country, don’t take them into Asian countries, because you can’t expect any mercy. Now we’ll keep pushing that message but people have to understand that if they defy it, and they get caught with drugs, they can’t expect the Government to bail them out.’ John Howard When it was reported in 2005 that n ... (read more)

Marina Cornish reviews 'Listen' by Kate Veitch

November 2006, no. 286 01 November 2006
Appalling as it sounds, many of us never out-grow our childhood personae. Although people become adept at concealing their petulance and insecurities behind adult façades, among siblings and parents they revert to type, unable to resist lifelong family roles and patterns. Kate Veitch’s first novel, Listen, is a vivid dissection of a fractured family. Forty years after a young mother of four ... (read more)

Marina Cornish reviews 'As It Were' by Jonathan Biggins

February 2007, no. 288 01 February 2007
In this tongue-in-cheek version of world history, Jesus Christ was originally baby Warren, until a celebrity representative came knocking at the manger door to help spin Mary’s unlikely tale of immaculate conception. Jonathan Biggins has examined world events from an Australian perspective, from the dawn of time, when God beat out Satan as chairgod in a narrow recount, to the reign of the pionee ... (read more)

Marina Cornish reviews 'Away Game: Australians in American boardrooms' by Luke Collins

October 2006, no. 285 01 October 2006
Australians have a reputation as avid travellers. Prompted by our isolation, our international ancestry or basic curiosity, we roam far and wide, often for years. One million Australians currently reside overseas. Away Game examines an expanding niche within this group; those antipodeans living Stateside at the respective helms of such corporate giants as Ford Motors, IBM, Dow Chemicals and, until ... (read more)