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I was one of those weirdo Christians who got arrested in Julie Bishop's office yesterday.
by Laura Vertigan - 17/04/2014 - 74 comments
However that may be, the views of Vanstone and Brandis suggest the spirit of Mill is still alive in the Liberal party, and not wholly confined to the world of business, property and entrepreneurs.
by Max Atkinson - 17/04/2014 - 17 comments
Is the Australian penal system following the USA's Supermax prison model in the way it punishes certain prisoners?
by Anil Matoo - 16/04/2014 - 7 comments
But at what point should the special treatment of race pass? Australia has been among the most successful and cohesive multicultural societies for several decades.
by Tanveer Ahmed - 9/04/2014 - 17 comments
It is not enough for us to point at politicians - for we all have responsibility for the sort of society in which we live. By our silence we are complicit.
by John Töns - 8/04/2014 - 20 comments
The ancient Egyptians used medical cannabis extensively four thousand years ago, and the diuretic, antiemetic, antiepileptic, anti-inflammatory, analgesic and antipyretic effects of cannabis were well known in medieval medicine.
by David Leyonhjelm - 7/04/2014 - 37 comments
The amendments made provision for the alteration (on request) of the Births' Register to record a change of sex, where a person has undergone a sex affirmation procedure.
by Brendan O'Reilly - 4/04/2014 - 16 comments
This was a treaty signed in 1928 by most of the nations of the world, including Australia, and by which the signatory nations pledged to renounce war as an official instrument of national policy and to use peaceful means to resolve disputes.
by James Page - 1/04/2014 - 5 comments
The provisions in the ILC’s Draft Bill, if legislated by the Australian Parliament, would place the Land Account above and beyond politics.
by Dawn Casey - 1/04/2014 - 7 comments
Republicanism-by-stealth has included removing the Queen’s picture from public buildings, replacing the title Queen’s Counsel with Senior Counsel, and eliminating references to the sovereign from the oath of office sworn by government ministers.
by Jeremy Sammut - 31/03/2014 - 31 comments
Today a young married woman, excited about being pregnant, can present to her doctor for her first prenatal appointment and be asked about whether she 'wants' the pregnancy as a matter of routine.
by Debbie Garratt - 27/03/2014 - 46 comments
Could a bill of rights stem growing levels of community disenchantment with the standards and behaviour of Australian political leaders.
by Bill Calcutt - 27/03/2014 - 19 comments

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