The Bangkok Art and Culture Centre, opened only four years ago by the municipal authorities, is a spacious modern nine-storey Guggenheim-style building. Its aims are to exhibit contemporary art, provide a meeting place for artists and hold community cultural events. When so many of Asia’s great galleries still appear to have little connection with their…

Welcome to Gambaro’s restaurant and seafood emporium in Brisbane. One of the beneficiaries of the fortune made by the seafood giant is Teresa Gambaro, the federal Liberal MP, Tony Abbott’s spokeswoman on citizenship and a vicious Howardite.She has told The Australian’s Patricia Karvelas (who else) that new immigrants should be taught the Australian custom of…