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No.963 – 25 July 2014

Ian Thorpe, Sexuality and the Process of Discovering One’s Identity

In light of Australian Olympic champion Ian Thorpe’s “coming out”, Tamara Cherny suggests that “being yourself”, particularly in a society less than accepting of diversity, is easier said than done.

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Gender & Sexuality / Opinions

Once Upon a Time in Punchbowl

No.962 – 24 July 2014

Once Upon a Time in Punchbowl (Episode 4): Now Australian

The conclusion of the four-part SBS series Once Upon a Time in Punchbowl delivered a sense of fulfilling closure, but Mohamad Tabbaa scratches beneath the fluffy surface to discover an unsettling situation that lies far from a satisfactory ending.

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Race & Discrimination / Reviews

Curtain Detention Centre

No.961 – 22 July 2014

The Erosion of Health in Detention (and the Erosion of Oversight)

Ben Pynt explains that long-term detention – now the rule rather than the exception in Australian asylum seeker policy – causes inevitable ill effects on health, and that the oversight of the treatment of asylum seekers is becoming practically impossible.

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Asylum Seekers

Once Upon a Time in Punchbowl

No.960 – 19 July 2014

Once Upon a Time in Punchbowl (Episode 3): Race to Terror

Episode 3 of Once Upon a Time in Punchbowl fell into a tired, frustrating discourse on radicalisation and terrorism that is counter-productive in understanding and tackling the issue, but still raised important questions, writes Mohamad Tabbaa.

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Race & Discrimination / Reviews