January 25th 2020


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COVER STORY Wildfires: Lessons from the past not yet learnt

EDITORIAL America 'resets' foreign policy on China and Russia

CANBERRA OBSERVED After the fires, we still need an economy and to power it

GENDER POLITICS In trans Newspeak, parental consent is a 'hurdle'

REFLECTION Conjugal honour: Love of husband and wife joined together in pure intimacy

LIFE ISSUES Pro-lifers punished for exposing baby harvesting

LAW AND SOCIETY Cardinal Pell and the Appeal Court judges

LITERATURE AND SOCIETY The poetry of Distributism

AUSTRALIAN HISTORY Botany Bay: Always more than a dumping ground

INTERNATIONAL AFFAIRS Finally getting Brexit done

HUMOUR The MacStuttles probe

MUSIC From retch to wretched

CINEMA Three times the bravura: 1917, The Gentlemen, Shaun the Sheep: Farmageddon

BOOK REVIEW The contradictions of the dominant ideology

BOOK REVIEW Novel celebrates inventor of literary fairytales

POETRY

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HUMAN RIGHTS A Magnitsky-style law for Australia?

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News Weekly, January 25, 2020

Down There in the Valley

Down there in the valley,
as long as I can remember,
while the hawk circles over
the plover have cried
a lament for each child.

It has always been so,
the parents, long sheltering, know
their reasons for fearing the sky;
the young as they must, growing wild,
longing ever upwards, yearning
for the freedom they do not see
leads each day into an unknown –
well familiar to you and me
farewelling our little ones, so soon grown …

And now, aware of another shadow
circling, circling, we know that we,
too, must soon take our leave
differently free, while the plover
cry still, down there in the valley.

Amy Brooke




























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