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    A swarm of bees took flight in my stomach. Although the roar of the crowd was audible from backstage, I moved around attempting to hear the fulfilling clank of the beads that attached to my cornrow braids. I felt skeptical about everything around me as this was more than ever I dreamed of in the twenty-five years of my life. I mustered the courage to peer behind the curtains only to find multitudinous copies of my book being held by people whom I’d never met before. The same words of “The fear of women” dominated each cover in white, bold letters with my name, Mathilde Dia, right below against the plain, black background. I never knew the Sydney Dymocks store had the capacity to fit this many people in all at once. I took one more look in the mirror. I could barely recognise myself with the ample amount of luminous orange eye shadow and pencil eyeliner that sat against my dark complexion. I readjusted my wide, beaded necklace when a short, voluptuous lady approached me. “Are you ready?” She sighed with a tone as dull as night. I nodded at her to confirm that I was ready. I closed my eyes and took a deep breath to calm my nerves. I tied my head wrap which had the same majestic colours as a Regal sunbird with the same technique that i always used. • • • • • • August 13, 2002 There was nothing compared to exposing myself on paper. The whiff of the pen’s ink against the paper was satisfying to say that least. Banji was still half asleep when…

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    research that supports several biblical claims which have been focus of controversy. More than ten scholars were interviewed throughout the series. (Anglican Media Sydney). One of his most important contributions to the Australian society was in 2007, when John Dickson co-founded The Centre for Public Christianity (CPX), a non-for-profit organization media company which seeks to promote ‘the public understanding of the Christian faith by engaging mainstream media and the general public with high…

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    It can be argued that most news outlets identified the ALP as weak in terms of its border protection policies thus laid out a narrative to attack the Rudd/Gillard Government. In response, the ALP shifted its asylum seeker policies closer to the Liberal/Nationals position on immigration, following the same deterrence-focused measures and policies and a reintroduction of third country offshore processing (Phillips, 2014). This also meant that the ALP effectively dispirited many of its core…

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    Political Truth Analysis

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    only trusted by a third of our population and is dominated by an organisational structure, which is trusted by half as many people can endure? And how can politicians ask the public to trust them when they cannot even trust each other themselves? The entire system is a mess, which is both destructive and contradictory. Prime ministers of Australia have been taking every opportunity to backstab each other at every turn. When Julia Gillard took the decision to double-cross Kevin Rudd half Labor…

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    On 13 February 2008, the Australian Prime Minister Kevin Rudd, delivered his apology to the Stolen Generations on behalf of the parliament. This is considered as an important point in current Australian history as it revise the past which would influence the relations between Australian groups in present and future. (Nobles, 2008).In order to understand how he tried to create an imagined community in his speech, I will analyse the apology on two faces: rhetoric and content. Firstly, I will point…

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    Kevin Rudd Neo Liberalism

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    In this essay I will argue that Kevin Rudd is correct in criticising the neoliberal attitudes. To quote David McKnight “In effect, Kevin Rudd sees the financial crisis as the Berlin Wall of the free-market, marking the end of an era”. (McKinight, 2009) “The current crisis is the culmination of a 30-year domination of economic policy by a free-market ideology that has been variously called neo-liberalism, economic liberalism, economic fundamentalism, Thatcherism or the Washington consensus.”…

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    “A Republic is the last step in our journey of departure from our colonial origins. And it cannot be achieved as a truly significant step ─ a moment of re-funding ─ unless it also represents the end of the colonial experience for Aboriginal people.” (2004, p.20-21) This argument is at the heart of Mark McKenna’s book “This Country a Reconciled republic? “, that was published in 2004, only a few years after the failure of both the 1999 republic referendum and the reconciliation movement. This…

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    should be out by the garage,” Rob told Jack as he opened the car door. He left it open as he slid out of his seat, sprinted through the grass, ducked around to the driveway, and halted as the flashlight beam fell upon the gasoline can. Jack picked it up, squeezing the handle tight enough that if he’d shined the beam upon his own hand, his knuckles would’ve been white. He carried it the way one carries a fallen tissue, delicate but disgusted, and darted back to the vehicle. The time on the clock…

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    I believe that I fully embody the four qualities of scholarship, leadership, service, and character that are necessary to be qualified as a member of the National Honor Society. I feel that one of my strongest qualities of these four is scholarship. I feel that this is one of my strongest qualities because I love to learn and help others grow in their learning. I have maintained a 3.94 GPA throughout my past 5 semesters at this school and I have participated in many AP and Honors classes such…

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    Introspectively examining my strengths I identified some of my personal strengths to be dependability, flexibility, and being a role model to others. Being dependable is one of my strengths as I pride myself on making sure I am there for everyone whenever they need me. My flexibility ties in hand with this, as I am always willing to modify my schedule in order to help others at moments notice. Finally, being a role model to others has always been a priority of mine, as a Learning Assistant for…

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