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What we did have was a continent filled with a conveniently idiosyncratic, even weird, assortment of native animals and some very profitable introduced species to share it with.
Under Mr Abbott's policies, parents, families, communities and countries will lose their children and children will also suffer when their links with those parents, families, communities and countries are severed.
by Evelyn Robinson - 21/10/2014 - 12 comments
Pregnancy ought not to be seen as a tradeable commodity and babies should not be viewed as a workplace perk to be offered or denied.
by Mal Fletcher - 20/10/2014 - 4 comments
This paradigm has been shattered in the 21st century with the global ascendance of technology-enabled psychological warfare, with the spectre of terrorism emerging as a universal trigger for a hysterical emotional response.
by Bill Calcutt - 17/10/2014 - 54 comments
This week is anti-poverty week. For the homeless every week is poverty week.
by Lyn Bender - 16/10/2014 - 18 comments
In past decades, the most ideal form of masculinity in Australia was, indeed, epitomised by strength, brawn, roughness, larrikin behaviour and the refusal to let women and 'less-masculine men' dominate.
by Rob Cover - 15/10/2014 - 38 comments
Allow us some voice as a group and hope for the future by seriously considering some of our recommendations in addressing those concerns.
by Brian Murphy - 14/10/2014 - 6 comments
We have a problem with social attitudes towards ageing and it's not just with politicians and policy bureaucrats.
by Patricia Edgar and Don Edgar - 13/10/2014 - 12 comments
Only Blind Freddy and possibly Cheech and Chong, believe the ABS unemployment methodology bears any resemblance to reality.
by Malcolm King - 10/10/2014 - 3 comments
More people, more traffic, more demand for housing, more space needed in schools and hospitals. Growth is outstripping the work of planners and policy makers.
by Peter West - 24/09/2014 - 16 comments
In part it reflects the overriding concern for the physical manifestations of insecurity rather than unravelling the causative processes involved.
by Peter Curson - 22/09/2014 - 15 comments
Over the last five centuries we have seen the rise of a global civilisation on Earth, but now our global civilisation is in crisis and the next three decades will be critical ones.
by Peter McMahon - 16/09/2014 - 8 comments

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