Australian Identity Forum

Australian Identity Forum

Clockwise from back left: Richard Eccleston (of the Institute for the Study of Social Change), Ant Edler, Margaret Steadman, Rosalie Martin, Mitch McPherson. Photo by Matt Farrell. Tasmania’s Australians of the year for 2017, Rosalie Martin, Mitch McPherson,...
Intolerant of Tolerance

Intolerant of Tolerance

Tolerance is a low horizon. It is often held up as a virtue which Australians should display to accommodate the nation’s diversity of human experiences. But it does not lead us toward our richest flourishing, and it is not magnanimous. The word tolerance arises...
Cochineal

Cochineal

Without any effort or intention, without willing it to be so, an image of a glass of water appeared in my mind. It thrills me when visual metaphors shimmer into place, for I have learned that they explain me to me in some surprising way. Into the clear water dropped a...