© Neil Spark

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25 Aug 2017

Everything in moderation was one of my mum’s favourite sayings. The influence of parents is powerful and now, all these decades after I first heard her say those words, they make more sense than ever. My father was a moderate man: risk-averse, dependable and “solid”. The label “conserva...

17 Aug 2017

Berlin 1929: “Street fighting in Wedding and Neukölln. Nine dead, 100 seriously injured, 1000 arrested. Riots and open civil war. The Communist Party is going for broke. Tumultuous scenes in the Reichstag this afternoon. The Communists want a debate on the events. The Social Democrat Ku...

9 Aug 2017

Fee-free degrees for 4500 Australian nurses or 1900 new teaching positions or give 16,200 families a year of childcare rebates.

That’s just three things $122 million dollars would buy. And the list goes on.

But instead, the Australian Government is going to spend it on a postal plebiscite...

6 Aug 2017

Germany is known for many achievements. More recently the country has made international headlines for legalising same-sex marriage. Germany was the birthplace of modern gay identity. As in so many things, Germans were at the forefront of thinking. Robert Beachy tells the story of the h...

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