As much as humanitarian intervention ought to be a moral calculation, it is ultimately a political decision, and politically it has proven to be high risk with little reward.
But is Zoo Magazine really the festering cesspit of moral turpitude its detractors make it out to be?
Shortenís actions are the embodiment of the ALPís ≠dilemmas and no amount of blackguarding the commissioner can solve them.
Objectors who make the 'no-discrimination' argument corner themselves into merely defending the use of the word 'marriage,' a classic reification fallacy.
An abortion provider has usually never seen the woman before and in fact some women don't believe they even saw the doctor at all.
It was, in the context of its time, a very unremarkable document involving nothing more than a list of parochial issues and demands by an elite group of self-serving rich and powerful barons.
Subsequent examination of the Abu Ghraib scandal by well known American psychologist Philip Zimbardo highlighted the systemic failures, including that of leadership, which ultimately led to the abuse.
Father Frank Brennan's concerns about the potential consequences of legally recognising same sex marriage are misplaced.
The same-sex lobby would have us believe that it is a fundamental human right to be able to have a certificate from the government saying they are married.
The security services are spying on their own people in a similar manner they did with communist groups within the Australian community back in the 1950s and 60s.
If same-sex unions are to be legally recognised in Australia then the least sensible means of doing it is to amend the Marriage Act 1961 in any of the ways currently being proposed, or at all.
Scripture books promoting 'dangerous' messages about sex and male power are being used in NSW public schools, leading to calls for a crack down.