Monthly Archives: June 2014

Farewell to the land of newspapers

  ‘This is essentially the land of newspapers,” wrote journalist and flaneur Richard Twopeny in Townlife in Australia (1883). “Nearly everybody can read, and nearly everybody has the leisure to do so … the proportion of the population who can … Continue reading

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Mock hearing (Refugee Review Tribunal open day)

This week is Refugee Week, “Australia’s peak annual activity to raise awareness about the issues affecting refugees and celebrate the positive contributions made by refugees to Australian society” and today (20 June) is World Refugee Day. The event is organised … Continue reading

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The happy viking

The first mistake was a blurred image of a woman in a Viking hat made from cardboard. Then there was another mistake: the blurry silhouette of a child’s head in front of a glowing, purple, egg-shaped stage. As I flicked … Continue reading

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