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Down the Hume

Down the Hume

by Peter Polites

How did Bucky get here? A series of accidents. A tragic love for a violent man. An addiction to painkillers he can’t seem to kick. An unlikely friendship with an ageing patient. Drugs, memories and the objects of his desire are colluding against Bucky. And when it hits him. Bam. A ton of bricks… The […]

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Mischling

Mischling

by Affinity Konar

It’s 1944 when the twin sisters arrive at Auschwitz with their mother and grandfather. In their benighted new world, Pearl and Stasha Zagorski take refuge in their identical natures, comforting themselves with the private language and shared games of their childhood. As part of the experimental population of twins known as Mengele’s Zoo, the girls […]

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Farmageddon in Pictures: The True Cost of Cheap Meat – In Bite-Sized Pieces

Farmageddon in Pictures: The True Cost of Cheap Meat – In Bite-Sized Pieces

by Philip Lymbery

Farm animals have been disappearing from our fields as the production of food has become a global industry. We no longer know for certain what is entering the food chain and what we are eating – as the UK horsemeat scandal demonstrated. We are reaching a tipping point as the farming revolution threatens our countryside, […]

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Quarterly Essay 65: David Marr on Politics and Prejudice

Quarterly Essay 65: David Marr on Politics and Prejudice

by David Marr

Pauline Hanson is not alone out there. A million votes are in play. Strategists in both Labor and the Coalition are asking, what can we give them? At stake are the progressive hopes of most Australians, hopes held hostage more than ever to the fears – especially the race fears – of old Australia. This […]

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