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Those theologians who study modernity will point to the European Enlightenment as the time when we lost the capacity for moral argument.
by Peter Sellick - 30/07/2015 - 5 comments
Labor is right to civilise capital, a shared project with conservative liberals and the country party, but it is wrong to persist in socialism, and its handmaiden, welfarism.
by Gary Johns - 21/07/2015 - 14 comments
In the contest between democracy and an increasingly globalised economic environment, it is democracy that is losing out.
by Richard King - 17/07/2015 - 25 comments
The Fabians in Australia seemed to me for a long time to be sort of think-tank for the ALP, but from the incremental rather than the socialist wing. But I now see that there has been a subtle change in the way they present themselves.
by Don Aitkin - 14/07/2015 - 21 comments
In a recent Fabian Pamphlet ('What is Labor's Objective?) Shadow Treasurer Chris Bowen makes his case against the existing Socialist Objective of the Australian Labor Party.
by Tristan Ewins - 10/07/2015 - 43 comments
The Left has discovered a new tool in their armoury - mental health
by Tanveer Ahmed - 22/06/2015 - 12 comments
Support for the Labor Party among its core working class constituency has thereby become tepid and tenous, a fact seized upon by the right wing commentariat and the political representatives of corporate Australia.
by Marko Beljac - 19/05/2015 - 37 comments
Anzac Day is broadly acknowledged as a day which has been marked as somehow sacred, protected against supposed indignities and exclusive of ideas which might challenge the 'purity' of the nation and of masculine militarism.
by Rob Cover - 29/04/2015 - 17 comments
Not only did Churchull take responsibility and resign as First Lord of the Admiralty, he left Parliament and volunteered to work as a war correspondent.
by Mal Fletcher - 24/04/2015 - 24 comments
Will any political party ever again command a mandate to govern on its own? Will any party leader ever again speak with authority to and for a constituency beyond their own members and committed supporters?
by Mal Fletcher - 9/04/2015 - 20 comments
The more controversial the cause, the less generous should be the privilege afforded to the charity and its donors.
by Gary Johns - 8/04/2015 - 8 comments
The Abbott government seems to have an aversion to informed criticism and self reflection. It seems to be run as a separate and autonomous corporation bearing the hallmarks of many religious institutions with its high priests, dogma and secrecy.
by Kellie Tranter - 7/04/2015 - 9 comments


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