Category: Reviews

Chariots of ire

¬†First published by The Australian, 1 January 2000 Music to Move the Stars By Jane Hawking Macmillan, 610pp, $45 STEPHEN Hawking – “the black hole man”, as Queen Elizabeth is said to have described him – has fascinated us for some years now. It’s not a little to do with the paradox of his paralysis-ravaged, wheelchair-bound body that nevertheless harbours a mind that can … Read More Chariots of ire

Off the Rails: The Pauline Hanson Trip

First published by Arena Magazine, December 1999 One of the most memorable features of the 1998 Federal election campaign was the appearance on nightly news bulletins of Margo Kingston, Sydney Morning Herald political reporter –¬†her face exploding in anger, one finger pointing while the other hand thumped the closest table – at yet another One Nation press conference that had dissolved into confrontation and … Read More Off the Rails: The Pauline Hanson Trip

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