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Pussy Riot brings its defiant message to Hobart

Brave young warriors put their case for a more civil Russia Russia. Enormous, harsh, lonely, puzzling, stubborn, crazy. Unique. I visited European Russia in 1978 during Leonid Brezhnev’s Soviet regime –not for the politics, which thoroughly repelled me, but because … Continue reading

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On life, death and what comes after

Australians have much to be thankful for, not least their secular society During his address to the US congress a fortnight ago, Donald Trump looked up to the public gallery and said to a young woman, “Ryan is looking down … Continue reading

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The debate we don’t need to have

It’s clear in 21st century Australia that marriage should be open to us all. What more is there to say? Two distinct threads run through today’s debate about marriage: the social stability provided by long adult relationships, and the genders of … Continue reading

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