Author Archives: jbstubley

The Force of Star Wars in Our Time

The recent release of the latest Star Wars film invites us to consider more fully the continued success of this long-standing cultural imagination. Why, almost forty years after the release of the original Star Wars film, does this story continue … Continue reading

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Refugee Crisis: Seeking Ourselves in the World

Some 70 years ago, millions of people fled Germany in fear of persecution and death. Now, Germany is opening its arms to some 800,000 refugees this year alone. Seventy years ago, the allies – the UK, France, the US, Australia … Continue reading

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The Mystery of Mystery: Flight MH370

In an age when we are able to find the answers to seemingly endless questions with a simple click of a button, it seems almost impossible that we cannot find a missing aeroplane. It has now been almost three weeks … Continue reading

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Untying the Knot

It is possible to experience some of Australia’s greatest potential contributions to the world as also being some of its greatest hindrances to further development. How is this possible? Since colonisation Australia has prided itself on upholding certain basic ideals … Continue reading

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Detention Centre Australia

Australia’s immigration policy has been in the spotlight in recent times, especially since a violent riot in a detention centre on Manus Island where one detainee was killed and 77 were injured. The Australian government currently ‘processes’ all asylum seekers … Continue reading

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The Wind Has Shifted

Two court proceedings of global significance are currently underway. The first is in Perth, Western Australia; the second in Ontario, Canada. Both cases have relevance not just for the future of food, but of social life as a whole. Steve … Continue reading

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Living With Sharks

The issue of sharks and shark attacks has become a much-debated issue in Western Australia in recent years. Whether or not there are more important issues to give our attention to is, perhaps, a valid question. However, the fact that … Continue reading

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