7 September 2006

Crikey! He was only a TV presenter

He wasn’t a pope or royalty or a great leader. So what explains the international public mourning for croc-wrestler Steve Irwin?

28 July 2006

A seamy side to Sydney

Cate Blanchett’s deluxe, blue-ribbon aura sits uneasily in gritty Aussie drama Little Fish, but the film’s still worth seeing.

26 June 2006

Aussie rules in the Pacific

Why Australian prime minister John Howard is slated for supporting the war in Iraq but cheered for reconquering the Solomon Islands and East Timor.

16 August 2005

Warning from Australia: don’t legislate against hate

An Australian Muslim says that Victoria's laws against incitement to religious hatred have sown division, and undermined freedom of speech, thought and conscience.