Albo will be a strong friend of our community

OUR democracy is a thing of beauty. But also, occasionally, heartbreak, writes Josh Burns. And of the many possible outcomes, few predicted the result that unfolded earlier this month. Firstly, to the people of Macnamara who placed their trust in me – thank you. This has been a long journey and I am extremely grateful…

Reflections on the passing of Bob Hawke

ACCORDING to his biographer Blanche d’Alpuget, who subsequently became his wife, for Bob Hawke: “Israel – sung about, spoken of, yearned for – glowed as a portentous presence at the heart of spiritual life.” As many have recorded, having visited Israel for the first time in 1971, he then immediately developed an uncanny affinity with…