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Can a return to direct democracy reconnect a jaded electorate with an out-of-touch establishment? Would reforming Canberra's toxic culture lead to worthwhile debate and better decision-making? Should today's leaders look back on successful governments to learn how to le... read more

The Knowledge Solution: Politics
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Yes We (Still) Can
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The principle of the "lesser evil"-the acceptability of pursuing one exceptional course of action in order to prevent a greater injustice-has long been a cornerstone of Western ethical philosophy. From its roots in classical e... read more

The Least of All Possible Evils : A Short History of Humanitarian Violence
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In the early hours of 15 April 1912, the Cunard steamship Carpathia receives a distress call from the new White Star liner Titanic. Captain Arthur Rostron immediately turns Carpathia northwest and sails full speed through the dark night, into waters laden with icebergs, on a rescue missio... read more

Carpathia
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On New Year's Eve 2001, with her husband by her side, Phillipa McGuinness buried her son. They stood with a young priest in Chua Chu Kang Cemetery and watched a small coffin go into the ground. Later that night, shattered, they sat looking out at the hundreds of ships ... read more

The Year Everything Changed: 2001
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Bill Leak's daily cartoons in The Australian newspaper have been variously described as the works of a genius and Australia's most insightful and thought-provoking arbiter of the main story of the day. Thumbing through Trigger Warning, a collection of B... read more

Trigger Warning: Deplorable Cartoons by Bill Leak
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At the end of WWI 45,000 Australians had died on the Western Front. Some bodies had been hastily buried mid-battle in massed graves; some were mutilated beyond recognit... read more

Missing in Action: The Extraordinary Untold Story of Australia's World War 1 War Graves and the Great Scandal of the Body Searchers
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The battle of Hamel was remarkable for its speed, the tactics employed, numerous acts of extreme bravery, and the fact that for the first time in history American troops fought under Australian command. The Battle of Hamel,explores the preparations and ramifications for this blitzkreig... read more

Heroes of Hamel
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 Australian Studies

'Dark Emu injects a profound authenticity into the conversation about how we Australians understand our continent ... [It is] essential reading for anyone who wants to understand what Australia once was, or what it might yet be if we heed the lessons of long and sophisticat... read more

Dark Emu
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 Australian Studies

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"'When scholars of such rigorous and refined erudition engage with a topic of such critical importance it is a cause for celebration, as are the lives themselves, painstakingly recorded so movingly herein. And all of it comes into the world not a moment too soon." --Elliot P... read more

Dunera Lives
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"One of the most peculiar and memorable true-crime books ever." --Christian Science Monitor
 
"Fascinating from the first page to the last--you won't be able to put it down." --Southern Living
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The Feather Thief: Beauty, Obsession, and the Natural History Heist of the Century
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The Dogs That Made Australia
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