Sunday Assembly Melbourne

In April I wrote an article on The Sunday Assembly, a godless congregation aka "atheist church", that had just opened a chapter in Melbourne. Since July, I have been helping…
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How ACA Depicts Asylum Seekers

Channel Nine's A Current Affair is not known for unbiased or balanced reporting, yet they are one of Australia's most watched current affairs programs (ACMA 2012, p.12). To the casual…
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Django Unchained vs. Boss Nigger: a film comparison

The following is a long-form academic essay that looks at the commonalities and differences between the films Django Unchained and Boss Nigger. Whenever I can find the time I just…
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Sunday Assembly Launches Melbourne Chapter

The first Australian chapter of Sunday Assembly, an organisation that congregates the godless for church-like activities, was launched today in South Melbourne. The London-based organisation was started in January this…
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The Ethics of the Carbon Tax

Whoever constructed the Carbon Tax must have read Thomas Hobbes. Hobbes argued that people always act in their own selfish interest, an idea in contrast to Aristotle‚Äôs view that man…
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Book Review: Persepolis by Marjane Satrapi

What a powerful and informative memoir. It's an unfortunate truth that Westerners are largely naive to the history of the Middle East and the Islamic Revolution. Still today there are…
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Social Media in the Newsroom

As journalists' use of social media increases, what are the effects on the operation of the newsroom? More importantly, is a physical newsroom even relevant in the modern world of…
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Book Review: The Collector by John Fowles

First I should admit that this was the pick of my Book Club last month and not something I found myself or was recommended. The reason I mention this is…
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Botton prescribes religion for atheists

Alain de Botton has a new book out titled 'Religion for Atheists'. Recently he gave a wonderfully controversial TED talk called 'Atheism 2.0' and last week he was here in…
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