Tag Archive: Australia and the Pacific

Bum Rap for the Rapa Nui

February 14, 2014 3:33 pm Leave your thoughts

A new report details a re-evaluation of the view that the native inhabitants of Easter Island (Rapa Nui) were responsible for the collapse of their population

Australia’s Julia Gillard is no feminist hero

October 23, 2012 1:50 pm Leave your thoughts

The Guardian's description of Australia's opposition leader Tony Abbott as "neanderthal" is not unreasonable. Misogyny is an Australian blight and a craven reality in political life. But for so many commentators around the world to describe Julia Gillard's attack on Abbott as a "turning point for Australian women" is absurd, writes John Pilger.