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articles & essays


The art and science of tinkering (Inside Story)

The rise of the tinkerers: how DIY activists are making their own way (Fairfax Newspapers)

A Monument Built of Voices (Fairfax Newspapers)

The Case Against Fragrance (Fairfax Newspapers)

Corporate craftwashing: when 'hand crafted' is really just crafty marketing
(The Conversation, SBS News)

'Small Acts of Disappearance': Fiona Wright's powerful essays on hunger (Fairfax Newspapers)

Fury : Women respond to the prevalence of domestic violence
(Fairfax Newspapers)

The village effect: Susan Pinker summons evidence for the benefits of direct contact (Fairfax Newspapers)

Supermarket magazines are a public health hazard (New Matilda)

The moral failings of elite schools (Fairfax Newspapers)

When ideology can be hard to stomach (Fairfax Newspapers)

The Ethics of What We Eat (Fairfax Newspapers)

Done deals and revolving doors: the story of GM in Australia (FOE)

The rhythm of engagement: craft and flow (Overland)

Review: accepting a transgender child  (Fairfax Newspapers)

Memo to Tasmania: 'twas an industry done-deal (Tasmanian Times)

Whitehaven coal: the hoax we had to have (Fairfax Newspapers)

The paranoid case for ABC bias (New Matilda)

Scientists speak out against GM foods (New Matilda)

Scientists speak out against modified foods (Tasmanian Times)

SSSSteam punk
(Suzanne Donisthorpe interviews Kath Wilson on ABC Radio National)

Tasmania should stand firm on agritech (New Matilda)

The curious case of CSIRO's GM field-pea (New Matilda)

Thought-crime and punishment: the story of Abdullah Merhi (Overland)

Sunscreen makes for greasy business (New Matilda)

The nano-suncreen wars: the story of a smear campaign
(New Matilda)

A new steam of consciousness (Fairfax Newspapers)

Book review: Playing us for suckers (Fairfax Newspapers)

Steampunk (Meanjin)

Up to their old tricks (Fairfax Newspapers)

Holding up the mirror: Windschuttle, me, and the provocateur on trial (Meanjin)

Nurturing a true balance (Fairfax Newspapers)

Let the Franklin flow (Fairfax Newspapers)

CSIRO: Research scientists or industry lobbyists? (Crikey.com)

Naked truth about raunch (Fairfax Newspapers)

Quadrant: It's ok to be a Nazi if you're pretty (Crikey.com)

The insecurity complex (New Matilda)

The public can't be trusted: why I lie to market researchers (New Matilda)

The big fat bitch book (Fairfax Newspapers)

Dr Haneef and the Keystone Cops (New Matilda)

Guns, Guards and Gates: a national security Disneyland (Overland)

The people versus Victoria (New Matilda)

Animal, Vegetable or Miracle? (Good Weekend)

Thoughts from an unlikely switch-off activist (New Matilda)

Degrees at home and away (Fairfax Newspapers)

Grassroots versus Astroturf: discrediting democracy (Overland)

In search of the elusive G20 urine bombers (Crikey.com)

Is the terrorism threat overblown? (Online Opinion)

Spooky idea of the day: privatise ASIO (Crikey.com)

The echo chamber (Griffith Review)

Distance between worlds (Griffith Review)

Nurturing a true balance (Fairfax Newspapers)

Junk science TM: mystic campaigns and phantom greenies (Overland)

Stepford Wives, Howard style: the media and the end of equality (Overland)

Seeking Justice for Jack (Eureka Street)

WA and Tas call for continued GM ban (Crikey.com)