I am a refugee. I don't speak of it freely.The word has not sat well with me, except when I was a young girl in Vietnam.
In one large study comparing a thousand homosexual and heterosexual adults in the UK, published in the British Journal of Psychiatry in 2003, the researchers found no increase in bullying of gay men compared to heterosexual men.
It seems everything is illegal in Australia unless a bureaucrat gives permission. What's worse, you have to go to the trouble and expense of asking the bureaucrat for permission.
Criminal lawyers defend the worst members of our society for the same reason advocates of free speech defend the liberties of racists.
An email circulated from what looked like an atheists boot camp recommended that their supporters send fake requests for registrations for our WCF Event and not turn up, thus wasting precious seating.
All consumers should be free to use solar energy in their own way at their own cost.
Abbott's stance on allowing same-sex couples to marry in foreign consulates in Australia is in stark contrast to the position adopted by former Prime Minister Julia Gillard.
Does this mean that a service provider or carer of someone with a disability has to balance the risk to the disabled person and the right of that person to pursue happiness for themselves?
The Racial Discrimination Act has more power to protect the powerful than the powerless, and that is a problem.
The idea that suicide can be somehow rational cannot change our total opposition to suicide.
Good intentions do not necessarily make good public policy. It is very often the fear of suffering, not actual suffering itself, that is at the core of the debate about assisted dying.
The claim that one compassionate good is achieved (stopping drownings) should not come at the cost other unjustified practices.