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The debate over same-sex marriage should be an opportune time to look at the whole question of marriage and whether or not it is a natural and reasonable thing for humans to do at all.
by Michael Thompson - 29/06/2015 - 39 comments
Facebook encourage us all to become completely open in a sort of cult of transparency. Churches should be leading the call for greater protections on privacy.
by Mal Fletcher - 22/06/2015 - 7 comments
So, paying a part pension to people who have inadequate superannuation will become an extravagance that Australia can no longer afford. It will have to cease until they qualify for a full pension.
by Everald Compton - 18/06/2015 - 16 comments
Our particular post 9-11 socio-historical milieu has made it feasible for politicians to radically deconstruct the established liberal democratic understanding of citizenship.
by Xavier Symons - 17/06/2015 - 10 comments
What we are witnessing is a reconfiguring of the Muslim migrant not only as someone who does not respect our values but now as someone who wants to destroy us.
by Maria Chisari - 17/06/2015 - 13 comments
The Alan Bond principle is an important one to wrestle with. It is a principle of total illusion. Financial success is mistaken for durability and resilience.
by Binoy Kampmark - 9/06/2015 - 8 comments
An increasingly older population which actually be a commercial bonanza.
Research has demonstrated negative stereotypes of the old, not only impact on how others view us, but on how we view ourselves.
by Patricia Edgar - 27/05/2015 - 4 comments
I was torn between a long-standing loyalty to the region and the inconvenient truth that, for too many, the program portrayed life quite accurately.
by Alex Sanchez - 26/05/2015 - 6 comments
Easter Island is our microcosm of a culture that got on a bicycle it could not get off until it had chopped down its last tree, through its grandiose statue building.
by Valerie Yule - 22/05/2015 - 4 comments
Social media has allowed us to be more informed – and more outraged – but is the indignation genuine, or are we merely feeding a selfish agenda?
by John Mason - 20/05/2015 - 3 comments
Today the charge sheet would have read: Going armed in public to cause terror, discharging a firearm in a public place, having an unlicensed weapon, causing wilful damage to property, endangering life. and probably a few more.
by Duncan Graham - 18/05/2015 - 12 comments


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