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Both the Labor and current governments officially bought into the idea that recruitment to jihad reflects the alienation of young Muslim males disaffected from mainstream culture.
Lack of regulation means the onus is therefore on Exit and Dr Nitschke to screen those who may not be suitable for the information provided in his books and workshops.
by David Swanton - 29/08/2014 - 38 comments
Everyone supports medical research. What’s not to love? But that fact is the very reason governments should not fund it.
by David Leyonhjelm - 26/08/2014 - 23 comments
Sadly the Australian people are now relatively uninformed about the medical hazards of the whole nuclear fuel chain.
by Helen Caldicott - 26/08/2014 - 27 comments
Despite Newcastle's version of political Armageddon, and the likelihood of further political repercussions, the city must dust itself off, rebuild its tarnished reputation, and plan for a more prosperous Newcastle.
by Dino Cesta - 25/08/2014 - 7 comments
Mr Clark has initiated laws that will allow those who have obtained an apprehended violence order against another person to 'name and shame' that person in the press.
by Adam Blanch - 22/08/2014 - 83 comments
One may well argue that the key element in any discussion needs to be compassion, although what this means in practice is not always clear.
by James Page - 22/08/2014 - 14 comments
By acting as if they are unwilling to listen to any voice that they may disagree with, these protesters appear as though they expect to circumvent that process and move right to a predetermined outcome of their choosing.
by Everett Themer - 22/08/2014 - 12 comments
Freedom of speech is surfacing as the most common casualty in the ongoing debate over human rights for prostituted people in Australia.
by Matthew Holloway - 21/08/2014 - 16 comments
Any decision made by the minister is unchallengeable – if there are no minimum rules or standards, how can any planning decision be wrong or inadequate?
by Jack Halliday - 21/08/2014 - 2 comments
Most readers will be aware of his efforts, in successive Anzac Day speeches, to remind us of the need to honour those who gave their lives by reflecting, not just on their courage and sacrifice, but on the need to minimise the risk of future wars.
by Max Atkinson - 20/08/2014 - 9 comments
The recent incident on the bus in Bondi Beach in which approximately 30 children aged between five and twelve years old were terrorised with anti-Semitic taunts and physical threats is a timely reminder of the ongoing need for community vigilance.
by Alan Berman and John Anderson - 14/08/2014 - 46 comments

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