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Minister de Brenni must have missed the memo from federal leader Bill Shorten that the socialist objective is 'as much use as a 100 year old street directory'.
by Graham Young - 21/10/2016 - 7 comments
A growing community suspicion towards particular racial or religious sub-groups has the potential to exacerbate a sense of alienation and antagonism within these communities.
by Bill Calcutt - 3/10/2016 - 21 comments
The dozen reasons set out below for softening Australia’s position on refugees are idealistic, humanitarian, legal, practical and economic.
by Peter Bowden - 30/09/2016 - 41 comments
From the disability movement, the concept of Circles of Support, or Circles of Friends, is the key to thinking about welfare reform in relational rather than managerial terms.
by Vern Hughes - 29/09/2016 - 1 comment
The alarming aspect of identity politics is that as a response to discrimination it becomes discrimination's other side.
by Peter Sellick - 28/09/2016 - 11 comments
Last week, Polynesian activists accused Disney of promoting “brownface” after it advertised a full body children’s costume depicting the tattooed Pacific demi-god Maui.
by Marion Gray - 27/09/2016 - 12 comments
At 10% of AWE before tax, it takes 12.2 years to put aside a 20% deposit today versus 8.9 25 years ago. That’s a significant increase, and many purchasers just don’t have that much patience.
by Graham Young - 22/09/2016 - 11 comments
A former child soldier in Sudan, Deng fled his homeland, arriving in Australia as refugee in 1998. Here, in Western Sydney, he taught himself English and put himself through law school.
by Brett Bowden - 20/09/2016 - 14 comments
In 1996, Hungary introduced what have become known as 'Percentage Laws', which allow taxpayers to allocate a percentage of their income tax to specific not-for-profit organizations
by Matthew Turnour - 6/09/2016 - 2 comments
The Queensland Government campaigned last election against asset sales, promising no rise in debt or taxes, yet every proposal to accelerate the Queensland economy involves at least one of these.
by Graham Young - 24/08/2016 - 6 comments
In the piece I referenced in that last link, the author claims that boys don't need to be educated, since they'll just be handed life on a platter.
by Craig Minns - 17/08/2016 - 15 comments
The pejorative Australian and New Zealand term bogan is almost entirely unknown outside those countries though that may be about to change.
by Simon Caterson - 9/08/2016 - 9 comments


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