Thursday, 16 May 2013 06:46
I welcome this opportunity to sum up on the Australia Council Bill 2013 and the accompanying Australia Council (Consequential and Transitional Provisions) Bill 2013 in the second reading debate. This legislation is a key element of Creative Australia, the national cultural policy that has been discussed by so many speakers in this debate, including by the member for Scullin in his very kind remarks.
Thursday, 09 May 2013 04:17
Many Australians are familiar with the work of Claude Monet, but few have the opportunity to appreciate the splendour of his art first-hand, especially on such an impressive scale.
Monet’s Garden: Musée Marmottan Monet, Paris is that opportunity.
Tuesday, 07 May 2013 01:28
Nobel Laureate, writer and Holocaust survivor, Elie Wiesel has said:
“The opposite of love is not hate,
The opposite of art is not ugliness,
The opposite of faith is not heresy,
And the opposite of life is not death,
Friday, 26 April 2013 02:11
We can accept that most of those who took these remains were motivated by a desire to further scientific knowledge, but we can now see clearly how wrong this was, and how traumatic these removals were for Indigenous people. Indigenous peoples, not just in Australia but in many other countries, are rightly asking that these remains be returned to the communities from which they were taken.
Thursday, 25 April 2013 01:38
On this day, we remember the 8,500 Australians and 2,700 New Zealanders who gave their lives during the Gallipoli campaign, which began 98 years ago today. But we also remember all Australians and New Zealanders who have fallen in war since our two nations entered the field of combat, more than a century ago in South Africa. We remember the dead of the First and Second World Wars, of Korea, Malaya and Vietnam, and most recently of Afghanistan, where 39 young Australians have fallen.
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