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Nuclear deals and a Hermit Kingdom: How Scott Morrison is endangering Australia

The other Hermit Kingdom, North Korea has announced that it will retaliate against Australia for its ‘nuclear’ subs and the AC/DC alliance, even though we technically have the ANZUS Treaty. …

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The romanticisation of Hades and Persephone

“Can the sun find its match in anything but the moon? Can the heavens lose interest in the earth?” Hades pulled away from her and stroked her cheek. “Can death …

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Victoria’s Roadmap: Delivering the plan to dine out on souvlaki

“Everyone right to go?’’ Victorian Premier, Daniel Andrews, asked right off. Seventy per cent of Victorians aged 16 years or over will have to be double vaccinated, first, and only …

No tears lost over Angela Merkel as Greeks look back on the era of the quitting chancellor

When Angela Merkel was asked in a discussion round recently for the toughest moments of her chancellorship she recalled the Greek debt crisis. At the time she had “expected so …

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Hexamilion Wall: A study in futility

“People discovered within themselves a fragment of the Other, and they believed in this and lived confidently. People thus had three choices when they encountered the Other: They could choose …

Nuclear subs deal, a first step

In September 2019, I wrote about our defence deal with France which would deliver inferior, outdated submarines and that we must consider the nuclear submarine option. Paying the break fee …

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Opinion: What young Greek-Australians can learn from Greek migrant youth

Second, third and perhaps now even fourth generation Greek-Australians have been taught to preserve customs and traditions handed down by their parents and grandparents who first migrated here in the …

The psychology of Artificial Intelligence

“Of all things the measure is man: of those that are, that they are and of those that are not, that they are not.” The saying is from Plato in …

Smyrna relieved: Joice Loch, Ethel Cooper and the Australian connection

In the aftermath of the First World War, humanitarian catastrophes abounded. The end of hostilities found Queensland-born, author, journalist and Quaker Relief Mission worker Joice Loch in Poland, assisting some …

At the 20th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks, ancient Greece and Rome can tell us a lot about the links between collective trauma and going to war

On the outskirts of Grapevine, Texas, a town about 5 miles northwest of the Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport, there’s a memorial dedicated to the 33 airline flight crew members who …

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