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    Our Sporting Life

    Sport, we're told, lies at the heart of what it means to be Australian. But what does this really mean?

    At a time when sport is under scrutiny like never before, this collection maps and examines how sport is located at the heart of contemporary debates about race, gender, violence and corruption. Barely a week goes by, it seems, without some new violation of socially accepted standards of behaviour. Our sporting bodies, players and administrators are...

  • Contributors Circle

    Capital O organising
    Christopher Warren

    'It’s no accident that the focus on the revival of unions is on the way unions organise. If change is to be delivered through democratic action – as it historically has been – the success of Australia’s unions to adapt through the embrace of organising demonstrates that the system can work.'

    Despite the pressured history and gradual decline of unions in Australia, Christopher Warren argues in his essay ‘Capital O organising’, published in Griffith Review 51: Fixing the Systemthat contemporary organising and campaigning practices have revived the union as a movement of committed, community-minded people with real political influence.

  • Monthly column

    Berlin notes
    by CC O’Hanlon

    Twenty-seven years after the wall dividing the east and west of the city was torn down, and the grimmest memories of it turned into fodder for tourists, Germany’s down-at-heel capital is transforming itself into a shiny example of Euro-modernity.

    The first of CC O’Hanlon’s monthly column – ‘Berlin notes’ – takes stock of the ‘early Weimar vibe’ permeating Germany’s capital, tinged with the uncertainty of an unstable region and a long and turbulent political history.

  • Multimedia essay

    How long must I wait?
    Indonesia’s warehoused refugees

    Staying alive was a choice Ustad made every day: trust the unknowable future and cross whatever mountain lies ahead, or step into the darkness below.

    In a striking new multimedia essay, ‘How long must I wait?: Indonesia’s warehoused refugees’, Merrill Findlay expands the scope of Australia’s refugee problem to beyond Nauru and Manus Island. Over 14,000 refugees are ‘warehoused’ in Indonesian refugee camps, at Australian expense, while they await resettlement. Findlay details this through the experiences of three young Afghani Hazaras detained indefinitely in the ‘open prison’ of Cisarua, and attempts to understand the true extent of the refugee crisis that the Australian government refuses to face.

  • Submissions open

    Griffith Review 56:
    Millennials Strike Back

    The challenges this generation now face are great – political uncertainty, climate change, globalisation and economic stagnation have changed the rules of the game.

    Submissions are open for Griffith Review 56: Millennials Strike Back, until 7 October.

    Millennials, those born in the final decades of the twentieth century, have had bad press for a long time. Now they are fighting back, making their mark on a world that is profoundly different to the one their parents knew. This special edition of Griffith Review is devoted to the challenges and opportunities this generation is facing and embracing. The net will be cast wide, as we listen to the voices of the future – writers, academics, artists, workers, activists – reporting on the world as they experience it.

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