The Syriza government of Greece has submitted to the EU a draft agreement for economic management, as part of securing continued four-month funding to pay foreign debts coming due, and thus avoid a default.
Since 2007, the Overland Judith Wright Poetry Prize has been Australia’s richest competition for new and emerging poets. This year again the competition attracted hundreds of high-calibre entries.
Now, Overland poetry editor Peter Minter has finished blind judging the competition and has selected a shortlist of six poems.
Both films, The Act of Killing and The Look of Silence, explore the suffering, violence and personal and social rupture caused by the 1965-66 genocide in Indonesia.
In marked contrast to Prime Minister Tony Abbott – who seemingly can no longer receive a break from even such an ideological organ as The Australian – Foreign Minister Julie Bishop has recently honed her public image to a fine point.
In fact, looking around Australia today, it’s hard not to see how little has changed. Even as Faith Bandler is being remembered with a state funeral, the Redfern Aboriginal Tent Embassy is being threatened with removal – again! – so that housing developments can commence on the Block.