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Petitions are a form of activism-light. If you're really serious about supporting a particular change, you'll probably get involved in a more rubber-hits-the-road way.
by Mal Fletcher - 27/03/2015 - 2 comments
When an act of terrorism occurs, the message from authorities after the dust has settled is loud and clear – do not change the way you live, do not give into fear. That way the terrorists will have won.
by Evelyn Tsitas - 25/03/2015 - 40 comments
I welcome the release of government commissioned report by former integrity commissioner Phillip Moss into claims of sexual harassment and abuse inside the Australian-funded Nauru immigration detention centre.
by Sev Ozdowski - 24/03/2015 - 6 comments
If our Senate votes on Thursday to institute 'marriage' without a woman, they are voting to institute families without a mother.
by David van Gend - 23/03/2015 - 24 comments
The starkest example of this search for reproductive perfection is manifest in the spectacular decrease in the numbers of children in our community with Down syndrome.
by Chris Meney - 23/03/2015 - 7 comments
In 1981 I gained employment when the Fraser government created the Australian Federal Human Rights Commission under the Chairmanship of Dame Roma Mitchell.
by Sev Ozdowski - 23/03/2015 - 1 comment
When it counted, Malcolm Fraser was a man of courage who acted in the national interest in a way that often clashed with his image, and party interest.
by Collin Myers - 21/03/2015 - 9 comments
The largely silent Swedish Prosecution Authority has been overwhelmed with a barrage of criticism from Team Assange despite Sweden winning seven court hearings to maintain the integrity of their European Arrest Warrant.
There's something very rotten in what passes for Sweden's judicial system. More rotten than Surströmming, the one-year old decayed herring regarded by Vikings as a delicacy.
by Jonathan J. Ariel - 18/03/2015 - 46 comments
This seemed to be a clear attempt to impose their own authority as faculty members, thereby hoping to intimidate the security officers into allowing the abusive demonstration to continue.
by Richard Kemp - 17/03/2015 - 64 comments
Whether one agrees that the University should restrict freedom of speech or not, or where along the spectrum people believe the correct balance lies, I think we can all agree that the result should be consistent and transparent.
by Paul Duffill - 16/03/2015 - 18 comments
I don't want Andrew Chan and Myuran Sukumaran to be shot by firing squad. Or soldiers to die in Iraq or other theatres of war.
by Sophie Love - 16/03/2015 - 11 comments


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