Volume 16 No.7

27 June 2006


 

  • ENVIRONMENT

    Dam all the consultation

    • Anthony Hallam
    • 28 June 2006
    1 Comment

    The Queensland Government is pressing on with the Mary River Dam. According to locals, it will devastate the communities in the Mary Valley, and the Government refuses to discuss the issue.

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  • AUSTRALIA

    It comes down to Trafalgar Square

    • Morag Fraser
    • 26 June 2006
    1 Comment

    As the first anniversary of the London bombings approaches, people celebrate England's football victory, and Trafalgar Square is under repair. Celebration and cleaning mark the resilience of London and its refusal to allow fear to dominate public life.

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  • AUSTRALIA

    Fair Go, FairWear

    • Daisy Gardener
    • 26 June 2006
    1 Comment

    The Independent Contractors Legislation recently introduced in Parliament affects many immigrant outworkers. The fashion industry faces a serious challenge over unfair practices towards outworkers.

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  • ARTS AND CULTURE

    Lessons learned from Icarus

    • Brian Matthews
    • 26 June 2006

    There’s a lot of reality around at the moment – at Guantanamo, in Baghdad, in East Timor, in Australian workplaces. To be fully human, we must observe, take account of, and if possible influence these realities as best we can; at the same time life, ordinary quotidian life, must go on.

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  • ARTS AND CULTURE

    Beyond Left and Right

    • Francis Sullivan
    • 26 June 2006

    Shadow Minister Craig Emerson (pictured), has an intelligent and provocative book that approaches social and economic issues from the right of the ALP. His starting point alone will win him friends and foes. But it will also put some energy into a staid policy making process.

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  • ARTS AND CULTURE

    Sleep

    • Kate Llewellyn
    • 26 June 2006

    His conversation with the night / is not the same as mine, / Our personalities are the sheets / on which we sleep

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  • ARTS AND CULTURE

    Impersonating genius for gain

    • Sebastien De Robillard
    • 26 June 2006
    4 Comments

    Colour Me Kubrick, whilst not quite a work of genius, is none the less a very satisfying film. It is a pithy, witty film, that Kubrick fans will enjoy immensely.

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  • RELIGION

    How do believers deal with violence in their Scriptures?

    • Andrew Hamilton
    • 26 June 2006
    7 Comments

    Muslim and Christian Scriptures both seem to endorse violence. This poses shared difficulties for interpreters of each faith. They need to explain how the Koran and the Bible can be described as the Word of God.

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  • ARTS AND CULTURE

    Train lovers stoked and ready to go

    • Paul Daffey
    • 26 June 2006
    1 Comment

    Train lovers are usually first lured by steam engines and stations. Enthusiasts at the Model Railway Association pursue their passion in miniature. They are also found in busy railyards around Australia.

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  • AUSTRALIA

    East Timor rebuilding must focus on young people

    • Peter Hosking
    • 26 June 2006
    3 Comments

    Prime Minister Mari Alkatiri's resignation has occurred, but the country's future hinges on addressing the needs of young people. Offering a new spirit of hope through vocational training and other intiatives, is a key priority in the nation's rebuilding.

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  • ARTS AND CULTURE

    Animation rescues a limp plot

    • Donald Russell
    • 26 June 2006

    Renaissance is an animated film with a conventional plot and off-the-rack characters, but the animation of the movie is a sumptuous feast. 

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  • ARTS AND CULTURE

    Keeping God's politics honest

    • Dave Hoskin
    • 26 June 2006

    God's Politics is a book which, though flawed, does manage to straddle the divide between left and right, and in so doing, poses some interesting questions that neither side of politics can comfortably answer.

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  • INTERNATIONAL

    Shooting tourists in Cambodia

    • Elizabeth Ascroft
    • 26 June 2006
    2 Comments

    Tourists in Cambodia can combine a visit to the Killing Fields with a trip to the shooting range. There they can shoot at outlines of human bodies. The juxtaposition shows a lack of respect for the Cambodian dead.

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  • AUSTRALIA

    Industrial relations is the Church's business

    • Brendan Long
    • 26 June 2006
    6 Comments

    The Federal Goverment believes that church leaders will retreat from the Industrial Relations debate to their cathedrals. It does not realise that the proper relationship between economics and the good of society is a central theological concern.

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  • RELIGION

    It's time to engage the 'conscience of the nation' on bioethics

    • Frank Brennan
    • 26 June 2006
    2 Comments

    As Australia's lawmakers consider the implications of the Lockhart review on embryonic stem cell research, the time has come for both church leaders and scientists to pay attention to the 'conscience of the nation'.

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  • AUSTRALIA

    Erosion of tribalism leads to Origin trouble

    • Tom Cranitch
    • 26 June 2006
    2 Comments

    What's behind the decline of State of Origin football in the northern states? Can the vitality the competition enjoyed in the 1970's ever be recaptured?

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  • AUSTRALIA

    A more sustainable Australia needs better public policy

    • Michael Mullins & James Massola
    • 26 June 2006
    1 Comment

    Eureka Street supports the efforts of a rival online publication to encourage political parties to make policy that moves beyond political expediency and 'what's in it for me?'  

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  • AUSTRALIA

    Could Australia become another island in the Indonesian archipelago?

    • Paul Osborne
    • 26 June 2006
    2 Comments

    Mr Howard has travelled to Indonesia to mend the rift in relations betwen the two countries. Critics of the proposed legislation designed to appease Indonesia, fear that Australia is in serious danger of surrendering its sovereignty by allowing another country to force its hand on policy matters, such as migration.

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