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News May 23, 2020
The end of the university boom
International students created a gold rush for higher education in Australia, but in the wake of the Covid-19 pandemic, universities will need to shrink in order to survive.
Gardening March 28, 2020
Autumn in the garden
In a season of drastic upheaval, the author reflects on the connections and comfort of her garden and looks towards the coming spring.
News May 02, 2020
The real reason our shelves were empty
Australian supermarkets are vulnerable to shocks, as lockdown panic buying showed, but the government has known about these weaknesses since at least 2012.
Life December 07, 2019
While reviving her garden after its recent woes, the author is reminded of a handy way to deal with summer weeds – using a trick she learnt from her mother.
News September 21, 2019
The Lambie interview: inside her power play
With her crucial vote, Senator Jacqui Lambie wields untold influence over Scott Morrison’s government. How does she plan to use this power?
Gardening September 07, 2019
Spring garden tasks
In the hopeful spirit of the new season, the author attempts to add potatoes, succulents and more to her small garden.
Gardening June 29, 2019
The winter garden
As she contemplates her ever-expanding Monstera deliciosa, the author provides tips on what to plant and prune as the cold weather descends.
News May 11, 2019
Journalist Maria Ressa and the Philippine election
Rappler co-founder Maria Ressa discusses the political situation in the Philippines ahead of the country’s May 13 midterm elections, the first test of Rodrigo Duterte’s continuing hold on popularity.
News June 16, 2018
Sereno joins fight against Duterte
Rodrigo Duterte’s sacking of Philippine Supreme Court chief justice Maria Lourdes Sereno has added a powerful voice to a growing coalition of opposition forces.
Opinion August 22, 2015
Coming, ready or not
“This week I went searching for speeches by Australian politicians that take account of the pace of change, and talk about preparing for it. They were few and far between.”