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Tuesday 9 August 2016
Arts Books

lip reading: august 2016

lip magazine
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Lip Reading is a column about the books in our lives. Each month, Lip staff and writers share what books have obsessed, delighted, or even saddened them.  What have you been reading? We’d love to hear your recommendations. — Donna Lu, Books & Literature Editor * Amy Nicholls-Diver I recently finished The Vegetarian, by Han Kang (translated…
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Thursday 30 June 2016
Feminism Politics

in brief: vote 1 for women

Sarah Iuliano
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    Campaign 2016 closes up for Australia’s political hopefuls in just two days. Recent research based on Twitter users suggests young people and women are the group most undecided – or more aptly, weighing up their options – about how to exercise their democratic right. As the federal election’s vote grows nearer, sometimes a…
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Friday 27 May 2016
Arts Books

lip lit: sydney writers’ festival—‘why women should rule the world’

Eden Faithfull
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This is a review of a session held at the 2016 Sydney Writers’ Festival.  * It’s not often that you’re able to sit in a room filled with proudly self-proclaimed feminists, listening to a panel of admirable and notable female authors, thinkers and activists describe exactly why you should have the right to rule the…
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Wednesday 25 May 2016
Arts Books

lip lit: sydney writers’ festival—‘annabel crabb and leigh sales: our reading year’

Hollie Pich
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This is a review of a session held at the 2016 Sydney Writers’ Festival.  * Annabel Crabb and Leigh Sales’ Sydney Writers’ Festival event Our Reading Year was a delightful charm offensive from beginning to end. The two stalwarts of Australian political media had the sold-out crowd barking with laughter within minutes, and their meandering…
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Tuesday 24 May 2016
Arts Books

lip lit: sydney writers’ festival—’gloria steinem: life on the road’

Eden Gillespie
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  This is a review of a session held at the 2016 Sydney Writers’ Festival. * When I first entered the room and upon seeing so many older women, I was unsure if I would feel comfortable as a member of the new generation of feminism. I wondered whether Gloria Steinem, a prominent 82-year-old American…
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Wednesday 6 April 2016
Arts Books

lip lit: raif badawi: the voice of freedom—my husband, our story

Donna Lu
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The irony of the West’s close relationship with Saudi Arabia would be laughable, if it weren’t so troubling. When King Abdullah, of the ruling al-Saud family, died in January 2015, tributes gushed forth from world leaders. Prince Charles, David Cameron and Barack Obama, among others, flew to Riyadh to pay their respects to a man…
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Thursday 25 February 2016
Featured Politics

young women and Hillary Clinton: making sense of the generational divide

Danika Kimball
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As the 2016 bid for the Democratic nomination moves forward, Bernie Sanders has proven to be a continuous complication in Hillary Clinton’s otherwise shoe-in nomination. Her victory over Bernie Sanders in this month’s Iowa caucus was slim, and her loss in New Hampshire was profound. The lack of support for Clinton’s campaign from younger generations…
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Thursday 11 February 2016
Featured Opinion Politics World

the feminist vote: clinton vs sanders

Eden Faithfull
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Since the time of Julius Caesar, politics has had the profound ability to polarise the members of a community. Even in our relatively peaceful contemporary era, allegiant political supporters have their back-stabbing daggers at the ready – and for much less than the subjugation of the Roman Republic. In the months leading up to the…
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Thursday 22 October 2015
News Politics World

conservative male journo and malcolm turnbull’s former chief of staff becomes first foreign news reporter to gain access to nauru

Danielle Croci
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Associate editor for The Australian, Chris Kenny, has become the first foreign news reporter in 18 months to be granted a visa by the Nauruan government to visit the island. Since January 2014, any foreign journalist who has wished to visit Nauru must lodge an application and pay a fee of $8,000, which is non-refundable…
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Wednesday 30 September 2015
News Politics

in brief: australia rejects chris brown’s visa application on character grounds

Amy Mckenna
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  Domestic violence offenders entering Australia may have their visas rejected, following Immigration Minister Peter Dutton’s new plan to crack down on perpetrators entering the country in the backlash of the Chris Brown controversy. The plans come after Chris Brown’s visa application was formally denied by Dutton on ‘character grounds’, following the singer’s assault conviction in…
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Thursday 24 September 2015
News

leigh sales criticised for being ‘too soft’ on malcolm turnbull

Danielle Croci
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  The host of ABC’s 7:30, Leigh Sales, has been criticised for being ‘too soft’ on Malcolm Turnbull in his first interview on the program as Prime Minister. Some viewers argued that, in Monday night’s interview, Sales allowed Turnbull to ramble on for too long and dodge giving concrete answers to questions of tax and…
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Thursday 17 September 2015
Uncategorised

new UK Labour leader reshuffles shadow cabinet, more women than men for the first time in history

Danielle Croci
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The new leader of the UK Labour Party, Jeremy Corbyn, has announced Labour’s revamped shadow cabinet, which contains no women in the most senior positions but more women than men overall. Corbyn was elected as Labour leader in a landslide victory last Saturday, with widespread support from Labour and union members. However, the party establishment…
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Wednesday 16 September 2015
News Politics

liberal leadership spill: new leader, same old

Cheyne Anderson
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As the schadenfreude dies down, as we run out of ways to Photoshop onions, and as we hear the dying chuckles of Gillard’s laughter, we turn now to our new Prime Minister. Malcolm Turnbull, sworn in yesterday as the 29th Prime Minister of Australia, is now the confident new head of the nation. He brings…
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Sunday 6 September 2015
News World

new york times editorial attacks australia’s ‘stop the boats’ policy

Danielle Croci
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An editorial by The New York Times has attacked the Australian government’s current ‘stop the boats’ policy, in a week where the desperate plight of refugees and asylum seekers has been highlighted in the media. The editorial published in Thursday’s edition of The New York Times pulled no punches, decrying the Abbott government’s policy as…
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