October 2013 Volume LVII, No. 10

A Contender for Australia’s Worst Law

Alan Oxley
The unions’ war on Australia
Hal G.P. Colebatch
Hal Colebatch: Inside an Outsider
Tony Thomas
Looking Squarely at “Gay Marriage”
Peter Ryan
Three poems
Suzanne Edgar
I Can Call Spirits
John Whitworth

Letters

Voting, Kerry Packer, Security

Brian Doak, Michael O’Connor, Trevor Kennedy

Books

Clubmen of Old Melbourne

Michael Wilding

Taking It Personally

Jennifer Compton

Chronicle

Defence

Fiction

The Magician’s Shadow

Ben Sharafski

Film

Restoring The Big Sleep

Neil McDonald

First Person

A Bumper to Her Majesty

David Daintree

John Foley

Literature

Long Lunches with Dick Hall

Karin Petersen-Schaefer

Profile

Theatre

Rupert Bombs in Melbourne

Michael Connor

World War Two

The unions’ war on Australia

Hal G.P. Colebatch

Poetry

Two poems

Jenny Blackford

School pick-up, winter

David Lumsden

Two poems

Alan Gould

Blues

Andrew Lansdown

I Can Call Spirits

John Whitworth

In Two Minds

Suzanne Edgar

Three poems

Suzanne Edgar

Two poems

Gabriel Fitzmaurice

Ash

Andrew Lansdown

Incineration

Suzanne Edgar

My Father is Not Dead

Jamie Grant

Down and Out

John Whitworth

Door

Ken Stone

A House in the Var

Iain Bamforth

Red Velvet Cabbages

Jenny Blackford

Three Poems

Ross Donlon