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Procrastination Corner: Editors’ Top Picks #5

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Every fortnight the Tharunka editorial team compiles the best media we’ve been avoiding and/or complementing our studies with. Have fun! Books  Axel: Vile Bodies by Evelyn Waugh (1930) is a massively fun – and quite brief – novel about pre-World War London socialities. Parties, hedonism, chaos, confusion, fashion, scandals, love, …

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Abbott vs the ABC

On November 18 2013, the ABC and the Guardian Australia released a story revealing that, based on Edward Snowden’s leaks of confidential U.S. National Security Agency documents, Australian spy agencies during 2009 had tapped Indonesian President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono and his wife’s phones. The release of this information sparked a …

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Coalition to propose crack downs on Torrenting

The Abbott government is considering reforms that would make it more difficult to download content using torrents, as well as undermining the online privacy of Australians. On February 14, Attorney-General George Brandis’ response to the Australian Digital Alliance forum held in Canberra revealed that the Abbott government was considering a graduated response …

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Assange: Hypocritical Asylum?

For the past two years, the media has been capturing the debate of whether Australian ex-hacker Julian Assange, currently in the UK, should be extradited to Sweden, where he faces rape charges. This debate notwithstanding, the events of past few weeks shed a new light on Assange’s plight: the man …

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