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Andrews comes from the Socialist Left with alleged ties to the militant CFMEU and unlike Bracks, who had a diverse background in business and teaching, Daniel Andrews' entire career has been as a staffer and party organiser.
by Tim O'Hare - 17/12/2014 - 5 comments
The High Court decision 'overturns 90 years of Australian law, swinging the pendulum quite to the other end, in that it recognises that engaging in public debate is a public benefit in itself'.
by Gary Johns - 5/12/2014 - 12 comments
Earlier this year, Richard Dawkins tweeted that it would be immoral not to abort a baby if you knew it had Down Syndrome.
by Vaughan Olliffe - 3/12/2014 - 24 comments
In an open liberal democracy, there won't just be disagreement about strategies for achieving an aim, there will also be disagreement about what the overall aims ought to be.
by John Wright - 28/11/2014 - 15 comments
De Blasio is not your typical democrat that we are used to viewing from the other side of the world; like Bill Clinton or Barrack Obama. Instead, he is a genuine progressive.
by Gerard May - 24/11/2014 - 13 comments
This ideal citizen assumes personal responsibility for guarding against the risk of victimisation rather than claiming their right not to be victimised.
by Andee Jones - 7/11/2014 - 58 comments
We can be proud that Australians are so horrified by further revelations of horrific cruelty to our live exports. It shows us as the compassionate, caring people we are.
by Sophie Love - 4/11/2014 - 5 comments
We all have an obligation, both to ourselves and to society, to speak out and to act when we see unfairness, injustice and the orchestrated manipulation of true discussion of issues that affect us all.
by Kellie Tranter - 30/10/2014 - 5 comments
To summarise, various 'stakeholders' wanted the ANU to divest from all fossil fuels. Professor Young wanted a more nuanced approach, so he hired a consultant, and came up with something that looks like what Stanford University does (so it must be kosher).
by Don Aitkin - 21/10/2014 - 6 comments
What passes for left-wing today strikes me as antithetical to the rebellious optimistic outlook we had back then.
by Barry York - 13/10/2014 - 168 comments
But the tragic truth is that in addition to counter-terrorism raids and airstrikes lasting days and weeks, we must prepare for a centuries-long ideological struggle with an enemy who is opposed to fundamental human rights.
The first is The Big Issue, a periodical which is sold outside shopping malls by disabled people, who sell the magazine for $6 and retain $3 for themselves.
by Don Aitkin - 26/09/2014 - 4 comments

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