Posts Tagged ‘Australian culture’

Phillip Hughes’ death: reality bites

Tuesday, December 2nd, 2014

Seeing Australia from outside the island continent offers some very strange views from time to time. The outpouring of grief over the tragic accident that took the talented life of cricketer Phillip Hughes went global within a very short time. The home of cricket – England – was profuse in the time devoted to this Read more

Multiculturalism: complex but incredibly worthwhile

Friday, March 23rd, 2012

2012 has been a telling year for multiculturalism in Australia. It began with the Opposition Spokeswoman for Citizenship, Teresa Gambaro, creating a furor with her call for immigrants to be schooled in wearing deodorant and how to queue. The eminent neurosurgeon, Charlie Teo was then hassled for talking straight about racism in his Australia Day Read more