The result is that there are now many Australians with a refugee background who live with untreated PTS and by so doing pass the condition onto their children, which is also the case for many Australian veterans.
Aldi's patrons will look in vain for copies of Revolting Rhymes, which was nervously snatched from the shelves in August.
Reading the 499-page torture report just released by the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence was a disgusting experience.
Our way of life is under attack there is very little doubt about that, but by whom?
While the Sydney holdup says absolutely nothing about a terror 'wave', it is being read as part of a current, with Australia being caught in it.
In this earthly world of competing one, true faiths, it is unsurprising that there is strong support for suppression of blasphemy, heresy, apostasy, sacrilege and other related forms of dissent.
However in modern societies there can be a different kind of despotism, and one such modern despotism is the despotism of bureaucracies.
It is not only in the Middle East and in areas under the control of ISIS that Christians and other minorities are suffering persecution. Pakistan, our friendly cricket-playing Commonwealth country is a major offender.
I am scared stiff that I may be confined indefinitely in a nursing home suffering from Alzheimer's, dementia, incontinence and the like.
The advancement of women's rights has been held up as one of the most tangible gains of the intervention in Afghanistan, but these gains remain fragile.
I believe there has been an increase of anti-Semitism among some of the community arts activists on Facebook postings I have been following during the last Gaza-Israel conflict.
Victoria's political leaders look the other way on voluntary euthanasia law reform leading up to Saturday's vote.