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Geraldine Brooks’s Horse is a richly detailed examination of the violence of America’s past

Geraldine Brooks

In a letter accompanying the advance copy of her latest novel, Pulitzer Prize winner Geraldine Brooks reveals the inspiration for Horse.

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E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial at 40 – a deep meditation on loneliness, and Spielberg’s most exhilarating film

40 years ago this month saw the release of Steven Spielberg’s E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial  – a film about a stranded alien, the boy called Elliott who discovers it and a bond of friendship that remains as magical and heartbreaking as it did back in 1982.

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Sussan Ley says she is listening to women who rejected the Liberals. But will she hear what they are saying?

Sussan Ley, deputy leader of the Liberal Party and shadow minister for women, has been given a difficult task: bring women voters back to the Liberal Party. This will be no mean feat, given widespread acknowledgement they played a significant role in the Morrison government’s defeat.

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Amplifying narratives about the ‘China threat’ in the Pacific may help China achieve its broader aims

China Security Agreements

Yet more proposed Chinese “security agreements” in the Pacific Islands have been leaked.

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Friday essay: grey-haired and radiant – reimagining ageing for women

Grey haired and radiant

Ageist thought patterns and reactions are so embedded in Australian culture that even educated people, people who otherwise insist on political correctness, will open their mouths and deliver a hurtful, hateful judgement.

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Announcement: Head of School, Social Sciences, Professor Simone Dennis

Appointment of Head of School, Social Sciences.

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Wages and women top Albanese’s IR agenda: the big question is how Labor keeps its promises

Industrial relations issues were front and centre when federal Labor last won office from opposition in 2007. The backlash against John Howard’s “Work Choices” reforms cost both his government and his own seat. Kevin Rudd and Julia Gillard’s detailed “Forward with Fairness” policy provided a blueprint for the Fair Work Act that is still in force today.

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Barbara Trapido’s ‘undeniably sexy’ novel of academic bohemia still dazzles at 40

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Barbara Trapido’s debut novel, Brother of the More Famous Jack, is one of those books that seems destined to reach its readers in roundabout ways.

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Could Australia follow Spain by introducing national menstrual leave?

Period pain, especially at work, can be uncomfortable – even crippling – but experts say Australia needs less stigma and more businesses to step up if we want to follow Spain in introducing menstrual leave as government policy.

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Guest Lecture on Japanese Business Etiquette held for Asian Cultures Students

Japanese Business Etiquette

In early May, the Department of Asian Studies invited a guest speaker from Adelaide-based international lean consulting firm, Shinka Management, as part of the Introduction to Asian Cultures undergraduate course.

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