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Unhappy new year

SUPPORT RESPECTFUL CONVERSATIONS IN A TIME OF DIVISION If there’s one thing that the recent election campaign and its outcome demonstrated, it’s the depth of the divisions that exist in our Australian community. Our politics is focused on point-scoring, personalities, and name-calling across party lines. The media, for

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Fire poems

          Selected poems     Apocalypse It’s as though it’s suddenly turned winter, the way the earth is covered over and the grey stretch of ash is drawn up to its chin like a blanket.   And though it’s day, the bird-less

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Smoke and the city

          I wasn’t prepared for what happened in Canberra this past month. The effects of bush fires and by extension climate change was always an intangible notion, something I understood but did not directly experience. As I walked through Canberra’s civic on

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