Divorced from reality: the Coalition’s marital problems

“The Coalition will just have to take care of itself, because the political wedge has finally hit its target.” AFTER the Coalition’s narrow win, the plebiscite on Marriage Equality should be getting ready to kick off, yet the same election promise has been blamed for the major swing against Malcolm Turnbull. And the paradox has […]

via Divorced from reality: the Coalition’s marital problems — Writer & Artist Michael Burge


Stroke of brilliance behind Aussie crawl

“There are not enough great international novels about failure. This is one of them.” A Writer’s review of Christos Tsiolkas’ Barracuda. AN Australian book tackling the mask of bravado worn by the successful Aussie sportsman was well overdue by the time Christos Tsiolkas’ Barracuda was published in 2013. The author could have chosen from a multitude of […]

via Stroke of brilliance behind Aussie crawl — Writer & Artist Michael Burge

Germaine Greer’s telling understory

A writer’s review on Germaine Greer’s White Beech. “Greer has a better time relating to animals than she does humans.” ON the 2006 death of ‘Crocodile Hunter’ Steve Irwin at the barb of a stingray, Germaine Greer infamously declared: “The animal world has finally taken its revenge”. Portrayed as uncaring in the international media, Greer was […]

via Germaine Greer’s telling understory — Writer & Artist Michael Burge

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