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THE CHINA SITUATION

The tension between ... more (10/9/20)


COVID-19 BLOG

The eery mood of reacting to COVID-19 ... more (23/9/20)


A SURFING POSTSCRIPT

It didn’t take long ... more (29/7/20)


RIP CURL’S ART OF THE WETSUIT

In the late 1960’s two young hairy blokes... more (8/7/20)


HIGHER ED FEES

The Government has circulated ... more (24/6/20)


A VISIONARY POLITICIAN

Don Dunstan became Premier... more (8/6/20)


PYRMONT’S FUTURE

Pyrmont Peninsula Place Strategy ... more (28/4/20)


VALE DENISE BRADLEY

Denise Bradley was a Vice Chancellor of Unisa ... more (23/3/20)


GEORGE GITTOES WAR ARTIST

Contemporary war artists ... more (4/3/20)

  Blog 2020

  1. Bullet The China situation

  2. Bullet COVID-19 Blog 31/1/20 to now

  3. Bullet A Surfing postscript 1

  4. Bullet Rip Curl’s art of the wetsuite

  5. Bullet Higher ed fees

  6. Bullet A Visionary Politician

  7. Bullet Pyrmont’s future

  8. Bullet Vale Denise Bradley

  9. Bullet George Gittoes war artist

  10. Bullet The cartographer’s cat

  11. Bullet Overseas development aid

  12. Bullet 2019 in hindsight




Project Artistica


  1. Bullet#7 The Socialist City Vietnam

  2. Bullet#6 Grey Suits and Red Stars: Vietnam 1983

  3. Bullet#2 Place, Emotion, Memory: Papua New Guinea

  4. Bullet #1 Port Moresby: university days





Times Higher Education


  1. BulletHumanities and social sciences will wither if they retreat into ideological corners‘ 8/12/18

  2. BulletCould limiting foreign influence also limit overseas income?’ 30/8/18






Books and Writers

Book Reviews & Commentary    2015-2020      2008-2014


  1. Bullet Tim Baker The Rip Curl Story New!

  2. Bullet Angela Woollacott Don Dunstan. The Visionary Politician Who Changed Australia New!


  1. Bullet Matt Flinders, Philippa Sandall and Gillian Dooley Trim The Cartographer’s Cat

  2. Bullet Paul Genoni and Tanya Dalziell Half the Perfect World

  3. Bullet Anne Summers Unfettered And Alive. A Memoir


  1. Bullet Geoffrey Blainey Before I Forget

  2. Bullet Peter Greste The First Casualty

  3. Bullet Alan Bennett Untold Stories


  1. Bullet Bob Carr Run For Your Life

  2. Bullet Hugh Riminton Minefields

  3. Bullet Clive Hamilton  Silent Invasion. China’s Influence in Australia


  1. Bullet Gareth Evans Incorrigible Optimist. A Political Memoir

  2. Bullet Philippe Paquet Simon Lays. Navigator Between Two Worlds

  3. Bullet Bernadette Brennan A Writing Life: Helen Garner











Routledge Handbook of Urbanization in Southeast Asia. Edited by Rita Padawangi (Routledge, Oxford, 2019)

My Chapter: ‘Knowledge, Creativity and the City’ pp 43-53




    



Planning Asian Cities: Risks and Resilience. Edited by Stephen Hamnett and Dean Forbes (Routledge, London, 2011) paperback ... eBook

Our Chapter: ‘Risks, Reliance and Planning in Asian Cities’








Planning Singapore. The Experimental City. Edited by Stephen Hamnett and Belinda Yen (Routledge, London, 2019)








Australian Overseas Aid: Future Directions, Edited by Phillip Eldridge, Dean Forbes and Doug Porter 2020 (Routledge, London & New York. A new print of the book). I was an Editor and contributor

 










Yezore Dimer: Ethiopian film









Interested in contemporary art? You must see Sydney Central Coast artist Marionne van Katwijk’s website. Two of my favourites are Fleurieu (South Australian’s will recognise this) and Night Ride. Hint - search in Canvas.








Online Short-Reads


  1. Bullet Policy Forum Asia Pacific Policy Society ANU

  2. Bullet The Interpreter Lowy Institute

  3. Bullet The Conversation

  4. Bullet John Menadue Pearls and Irritations

  5. Bullet Opinion & Analysis Global Policy

  6. Bullet The Impact Blog London School of Economics

  7. Bullet University World News

  8. Bullet Campus Morning Mail

  9. Bullet Global Higher Ed


 

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COVID-19 continues to shake us yet so far we have held together as a series of multi-connected communities. The politicians are showing signs of fragmenting but thus far the violent extremists have had little or no impact.   

5 September 2020


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Random Thoughts, Irritations and Speculations


2019 Blog

  1. Bullet Vale Clive James

  2. Bullet Making space for Australia

  3. Bullet East coast Tasmania

  4. Bullet Hydra - Johnston, Clift and Cohen

  5. Bullet A Summer’s memoir

  6. Bullet Blainey on Blainey

  7. Bullet Stars and Crowns 1/2/3/4

  8. Bullet Torres Strait Islanders

  9. Bullet On biography

  10. Bullet Singapore story

  11. Bullet Understanding Asian Pacific

  12. Bullet Vale John Browett

  13. Bullet Greste: The First Casualty

  14. Bullet Election Blog

  15. Bullet Alan Bennett’s Untold Stories

  16. Bullet Vale Bill Standish

  17. Bullet Bob Carr Run for Your Life

  18. Bullet The urban Asia book

  19. Bullet Minefields: Hugh Riminton

  20. Bullet Overseas aid 1986

  21. Bullet El Gato 1: Telaga to Kho Muk

  22. Bullet El Gato 2: Kho Lanta to Ao Cholon

  23. Bullet El Gato 3: Nai Harn to Boat Haven

  24. Bullet Inner city apartments

  25. Bullet Urbanization handbook

  26. Bullet First 2019 blog