Prime ministerial monument or Liberal Party prop? Melbourne University’s Robert Menzies Institute

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The university

‘In an era when many people are pulling statues down, we’re in effect putting one up.’ This is how Nick Cater, a conservative stalwart in the Australian media landscape and director of the Liberal Party think tank Menzies Research Centre (MRC), describes the new prime ministerial library scheduled to open in Melbourne University’s Old Quad this September.

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Refugees

Does community support matter? Lessons from the Murugappan family

The Murugappan family has become the face of many coinciding causes: the plight of all asylum seekers around the world; the struggles faced by Tamils in Sri Lanka who experience cultural, emotional, and physical violence in their homeland (largely perpetrated by the Sri Lankan government); the human, humanitarian, and financial cost of Australia’s immigration policy.

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Friday Poetry
Poetry

Poetry | Gwanghwamun protests

&  ||  pointing screens through a scree of screens, to memorize our memories >>> a Gwanghwamun (vb.) of shuddering shapes, 2,000,000 light-cascading hands rising through the moth-like snow, falling soft in neon drift, our glowerings on stone-faced fields a weather, accretive, a citizenry
at the feet of Bukhan Mountain