During 2010–11 and 2011–12, there were 121 females (62%) and 75 males (38%) killed in domestic homicides according to the latest figures just released by the Australian Institute of Criminology.
There's obviously a need to make sure that government funding is only going to reputable childcare providers, but ensuring accountability for a nanny and ensuring accountability for a long day care service are two completely different things.
If refugees are viewed an undesirable necessity, asylum seekers are the mud on their shoes.
I am going to Canberra next Tuesday 24th and Wed 25th February to stand in front of Parliament House and ask those very questions on the behalf of my generation.
If anything, I and my fellow baby boomers should pay the rest of Australia a lump sum when we retire, to cover the debt we are leaving.
Marking the liberation of Auschwitz forces us to remember that the general principles undergirding this forlorn place were supported by popular sentiment among some very learned people.
My American visitors sometimes comment that 'Australia seems a lot like America'. There are some superficial similarities.
Too much polarisation results in a shrinking middle ground and the growth of alienation, bitterness and recrimination.
But it is forgotten that eugenics was originally a doctrine of the Left who believed in what might be described as a perversion of liberalism.
Children who grow up in welfare-dependent families are much more likely to be dependent upon welfare as adults. This is the unsurprising finding of Professor Deborah Cobb-Clark in the Youth in Focus research project.
If the runes of popular culture are anything to go by, marriage is far from a moribund institution. Yet creating something called Divorce Day arguably trivialises family breakup.
Once, keeping everything the same made people feel comfortable. Now we've become the disruption generation, accommodating disruption in deeply personal ways.