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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.
by Paula Gerber - 24/07/2014 - 7 comments
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?
by Peter Gibilisco - 24/07/2014 - 3 comments
The Racial Discrimination Act has more power to protect the powerful than the powerless, and that is a problem.
by Andrew Glover - 23/07/2014 - 16 comments
The idea that suicide can be somehow rational cannot change our total opposition to suicide.
by Paul Russell - 23/07/2014 - 22 comments
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.
by Mal Fletcher - 22/07/2014 - 14 comments
The claim that one compassionate good is achieved (stopping drownings) should not come at the cost other unjustified practices.
by Noel Preston - 21/07/2014 - 36 comments
Ian Thorpe is not a hero. The fact that he has told the world that he is gay does not make him brave.
by Michael Thompson - 18/07/2014 - 25 comments
Why not, without further ado, call another media conference to announce that he has published on theHizb ut-Tahrir Australia web site the talk which, when the squeals went up, FODI decided was just too outrageous a challenge to mainstream thought.
by Laurence Maher - 16/07/2014 - 8 comments
Those who oppose same-sex marriage often attempt to fix in law a particular definition of marriage, like trapping an insect in amber.
by David Leyonhjelm - 14/07/2014 - 35 comments
Today's grand illusion is of an information age when, in truth, we live in a media age in which incessant corporate propaganda is insidious, contagious, effective and liberal.
by John Pilger - 14/07/2014 - 14 comments
The bewildering aspect of it to me is that a single whale takes up 10 minutes of my news watching time yet when figures about late term abortions of viable healthy babies are released, nobody wants to talk about it.
by Debbie Garratt - 11/07/2014 - 43 comments
Australia has an obligation to impartially investigate allegations of torture or other cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment, to criminally punish perpetrators, and to provide effective remedies (including compensation) to victims.
by Kellie Tranter - 11/07/2014 - 8 comments

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