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Why Morrison’s ‘can-do’ capitalism and conservative masculinity may not be cutting through anymore

Scott Morrison’s election strategy was clear at the end of last year. As borders were opened up and restrictions eased, Morrison argued the Coalition would be winding back the big government measures that were necessary during the pandemic.

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Nicolas Cage is the most fascinating and exciting actor working today

In Nicolas Cage’s latest film, The Unbearable Weight of Massive Talent, Cage plays a character called … Nick Cage. This meta-commentary on fame and celebrity, wrapped around a thriller plot, is full of Cage-inspired “Easter eggs” and knowing nods to the audience.

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Grace and Frankie is the longest running series on Netflix – and a show for women who don’t see themselves on television

Grace and Frankie

When the final 12 episodes of Grace and Frankie were released, the show became the longest running television series on Netflix.

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Paddy Compass Namadbara: for the first time, we can name an artist who created bark paintings in Arnhem Land in the 1910s

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander readers are advised this article contains images and names of deceased people.

For students of Australian art and art collectors around the globe, Arnhem Land is synonymous with bark painting: sheets of tree bark carefully prepared as a canvas for painting by Aboriginal artists.

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Launch of the Institute for Sustainability, Energy and Resources

ISER team

We are excited to announce the launch of the Institute for Sustainability, Energy and Resources (ISER) as a University Research Institute. ISER replaces the Institute for Mineral and Energy Resources (IMER), building on its legacy, while deepening and broadening its considerable success and engagement with key sectors in Australia.

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Hughes Professor of Philosophy Emeritus Graham Nerlich

It is with great sadness that we report the passing of our friend and former colleague, Hughes Professor of Philosophy Emeritus Graham Nerlich.

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'In Pieces' Ticket giveaway competition

In Pieces

We’ve got a FREE double pass to In Pieces to giveaway! In Pieces is a new musical by Joey Contreras and this is the Australian premiere production presented by the Elder Conservatorium Music Theatre graduating class.

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Obituary: Geoff Harcourt - Scholar, Sportsman and Humanitarian

Obituary by John Hatch

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SA economic recovery to continue but reopening no guarantee of economic windfall

Adelaide

South Australia’s economic recovery is expected to continue well into the new year. Recent strong growth in business investment, a backlog of construction work, and reopening of borders will support the ongoing recovery. But the economic benefits of reopening will be diminished to the extent that it leads to fresh COVID outbreaks and voluntary social distancing.

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5 Questions with New Colombo Plan Scholar, Max Douglass

The New Colombo Plan scholarship prize, announced on Monday by the Australian Government, enables Australian scholars to live, study and work in the Indo-Pacific region for up to 12 months.

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