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NEW FOREIGN POLICY WHITE PAPER

The Australian Government has launched its 2007 Foreign Policy White Paper. My interview with Bonita Carbone was broadcast on The Wire. (24/11/17)


A WRITER-MORALIST

Not many scholars use two different names for legitimate purposes. Pierre Ryckmans did. His other name was Simon Leys... more (21/11/17)


CREATIVE CITY WOES

Not all is well with the ‘creative city... more (24/10/17)


A WRITING LIFE

Helen Garner is Australia’s most celebrated living writer. Or if not, she should be... more (21/9/17)


ON KEATING

A new biography of Paul Keating can still pull a crowd. Author and journalist, Troy Bramston ... more (20/9/17)


MAKING HEADLINES

Since The Australian launched in July 1964 it has been perceived as a mouthpiece of the political right ... more (1/9/17)


SHANGHAI ON TOWNSKE

My latest posting on Townske is on Shanghai!. (4/8/17)


CHANGCHUN STORY

Disembarking from the second of two long international flights well after midnight... more (30/7/17)


SUMMER OF LOVE

Remember the summer of love? Haight Street, San Francisco, 1968... more (5/7/17)


CHANGCHUN CONFERENCE

Here is the paper that I presented to the International Conference on Asia-Pacific Economic and Finance Development... (2/7/17)

2017 Blog

  1. Bullet New foreign policy white paper

  2. Bullet A writer-moralist

  3. Bullet Creative city woes

  4. Bullet A Writing Life

  5. Bullet On Keating

  6. Bullet Making headlines

  7. Bullet Shanghai on Townske

  8. Bullet Changchun story

  9. Bullet The summer of love

  10. Bullet Changchun conference

  11. Bullet The art of innovative cities

  12. Bullet Subtle moments

  13. Bullet Clive’s Trump moment

  14. Bullet Talking to My Country

  15. Bullet Farewell, 457

  16. Bullet Behind the Curtain

  17. Bullet The spy’s son

  18. Bullet Creative non-fiction

  19. Bullet East Asia’s innovation cities

  20. Bullet History as time travel

  21. Bullet Cities and innovation rankings

  22. Bullet Apocalypse now

  23. Bullet On Instagram

  24. Bullet Everywhere I Look

  25. Bullet Second Half First

  26. Bullet First day of 2017

2016 Blogs

  1. Bullet Last blog of 2016

  2. Bullet Red Professor

  3. Bullet Social Sciences: the policy impact

  4. Bullet The Embarrassed Colonialist

  5. Bullet Beijing envoy

  6. Bullet School performance results

  7. Bullet Santorini, Athens, Meteora: Townske

  8. Bullet Buenos Aires on Townske

  9. Bullet In Greece: Santorini

  10. Bullet In Greece: Athens

  11. Bullet In Greece: On the Road

  12. Bullet Latest Readings

  13. Bullet Faction Man

  14. Bullet On Memoir

  15. Bullet Stop at Nothing

  16. Bullet 11½ days in Buenos Aires

  17. Bullet Ransacking Paris

  18. Bullet Townske milestone

  19. Bullet Creating cities

  20. Bullet International education

  21. Bullet Disturbed Ground

  22. Bullet M Train

  23. Bullet Theoretical handcuffs

  24. Bullet Pyrmont on Townske

  25. Bullet Faith Trent memorial

  26. Bullet Australian Aid - quiet despair

  27. Bullet Island Home

  28. Bullet Bones and facts

  29. Bullet Great beaches

  30. Bullet Koh Samui

  31. Bullet Vale Faith Trent

  32. Bullet G’day 2016

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