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There is also a need to explain just how bad the present system is, with no limits on spending by multi-millionaires like Clive Palmer, and no constraints on donations from any source.
by Max Atkinson - 26/08/2016 - 6 comments
In Britain it was clear to me at once that their politics, despite the apparent similarity of parties called ‘Labour’ and ‘Labor’, was not the same as ours.
by Don Aitkin - 17/08/2016 - 6 comments
Taking a utilitarian point of view, 18c protects the happiness of minorities, and therefore it would be wrong to abolish it.
by Peter Bowden - 16/08/2016 - 49 comments
Built into the ‘conservative’ frame of mind is also a preference for, or a kind of belief in, the notion of an organic society, which is not just a set of individuals.
by Don Aitkin - 15/08/2016 - 25 comments
The ability to take someone else’s perspective and empathise are important motivators of 'pro-social' behaviour; that is, actions that promote social acceptance and friendship.
by Rivka Witenberg - 4/08/2016 - 26 comments
University campuses are covered in myopic campaign gatherings against 'that Hanson woman'. The time she therefore receives in terms of interest and coverage tends to be out of all proportion to her actual relevance.
by Binoy Kampmark - 3/08/2016 - 20 comments
The long journey of the human species is what sort of story? For those on the Left, it is the story of human progress.
by Don Aitkin - 3/08/2016 - 42 comments
The change is evidenced by growing dissatisfaction with politics as usual, with the rise of political parties on what were the margins, and with the return of the young to party politics.
by Peter McMahon - 26/07/2016 - 3 comments
Waleed went on to criticize Price's word choice because the semantic origins of hysterical meant women 'were irrational or incapable of being rational because they had ovaries.'
by John Slater - 18/07/2016 - 15 comments
An amendment to the Constitution to enable joint-sittings to resolve deadlocks without double dissolution elections seems to me to be the best option available.
by Winton Bates - 15/07/2016 - 9 comments
Well it may be that governments are elected with a majority, but the rules of representation demand that other parties and voices are accounted for.
by Binoy Kampmark - 7/07/2016 - 8 comments
The ‘crisis-breaker’ that a country needs at such times is a respected, independent head of state with the ability and authority to control and resolve any dysfunctional government situation.
by John de Meyrick - 7/07/2016 - 11 comments


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