Christmas Issue 2006


Welcome to New Matilda Issue 122, the first of two special ‘best of’ issues we will publish during the 2006/2007 Christmas/New Year period.

Thanks to Fiona Katauskas

Today’s issue includes 10 of the most popular pieces published in New Matilda magazine in 2006 as measured by the number of ‘views’ each one attracted. There are articles by Julian Burnside, Michael Brissenden, John Pilger, Julie Macken, Hugo Kelly, Robyn Williams, Andrew West, Makinti Minutjukur, Bill Leak and a New Matilda editorial.

And today’s cartoonist is a festive one from Fiona Katauskas.

Next week, we will publish a ‘staff picks’ issue with pieces chosen from New Matilda‘s 2006 archives.

The New Matilda office will be closed over Christmas and New Year, but if you are experiencing any technical difficulties you can contact us through the ‘Help Desk’ email address: We will begin responding to our holiday emails on 8 January 2007 when we return, refreshed and reinvigorated.

The staff, volunteers and board of New Matilda wish all our subscribers a safe and happy festive season. Thank you for your support and we look forward to hearing from you again next year.

Jose Borghino

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