Articles by: Anthony O'Donnell

Author Biography:

Anthony O’Donnell is an adjunct senior lecturer at La Trobe University Law School and worked with Moss Cass and Vivien Encel on the biographical study Moss Cass and the Greening of the Australian Labour Party (Australian Scholarly Publishing, 2017). This is adapted from a speech given at Moss’s State Memorial.

‘Not a Politician’s Politician’: Remembering Moss Cass

Dr Moss Cass (1927–2022), former Labor politician and minister in the Whitlam government, was farewelled at a State Memorial last Monday. Flags atop government buildings were set at half-mast, and past and present Labor MPs, state and federal, as well as present and former leaders of the Greens, all came along. As did former treasurer […]

Informit: A vanished medium [Book Review]

Review(s) of: Dissent: The student press in 1960s Australia, by Sally Percival Wood, (Scribe, 2017).

Informit: The raw and the cooked [Water restrictions and domestic food growing.]

Informit: The raw and the cooked: [On food and culture.]

Informit: On Brave New Workplace [Review of Peetz, David. Brave New Workplace: How Individual Contracts are Changing our Jobs (2006).]

Informit: Beating the war drums at Fairfax: Fairfax papers have been presented as more balanced in their war coverage

Informit: For love alone?: understanding Australia’s declining birth rate requires more than simplistic generational generalisations

Informit: Poverty in Australia – it’s good to talk: [Perhaps it’s time for an inquiry into wealth, rather than another inquiry into poverty.]

Informit: Cherishing convictions. [Review.]

Informit: Whoops apocalypse!. [Former US Secretary of Defense Robert McNamara says the Vietnam War was a terrible mistake.]

Informit: News comment

Informit: Screening the disaster

Review(s) of: Holocaust, directed by Steven Spielberg.