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  • RELIGION

    Neither John nor Kevin is Lord

    • Kylie Crabbe
    • 14 November 2007
    3 Comments

    The Christian vote can't be bought, not even with tax-free fees for parents of children at religious schools. The early Christians were adamant that Caesar — the political ruler of the moment — was not Lord.

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  • AUSTRALIA

    Mark Latham's War on Everything

    • Scott Stephens
    • 14 November 2007
    2 Comments

    Perhaps the clearest indication of the underwhelming torpor that has become the defining feature of the federal election campaign, is the fact that its highlights have been provided by luminaries of Labor past — Paul Keating and Mark Latham.

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  • AUSTRALIA

    Voting with instinct

    • Tony Smith
    • 31 October 2007
    1 Comment

    Some political professionals would like to see the state behave just like the market, operating as a heartless machine for maximising outcomes. However, truly rational electors realise that if the system is to be imbued with compassion and humanity, the heart must play a role no less important than the head.

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  • AUSTRALIA

    Voting for the common good

    • Ursula Stephens
    • 25 October 2007
    4 Comments

    Voters want their government to ensure that Australia’s economic prosperity benefits those who most need it. A strong economy is not enough — rather, it is the social economy, made up of nonprofit, community and other organisations working primarily for the common good, that plays a major role in making our country fairer and our local communities stronger.

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  • AUSTRALIA

    Three card trick keeps media oligopoly firmly in place

    • Jack Waterford
    • 30 October 2006

    John Howard seems to have pulled off the three-card trick, on both the National Party and the public, with changes to the media laws. His spin was that the small concessions were worth it in its efforts to "free up'' Australia's media.

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  • AUSTRALIA

    Discourse without dialogue in Australian politics

    • Tony Smith
    • 07 August 2006
    1 Comment

    Former Labor minister John Button anticipated the current low point in political discourse, with defenders and critics of government policy having lost the capacity to engage in dialogue, particularly in the field of public morality.

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  • AUSTRALIA

    MedicarePlus or minus

    • Rod Wilson
    • 09 July 2006

    Reforming Medicare is a favoured New Year’s resolution

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  • EDUCATION

    Need to know basis

    • Robin Jeffrey
    • 04 July 2006

    It is crucial that Australia increases its knowledge of Asia

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  • AUSTRALIA

    A shiny new regime

    • Jack Waterford
    • 01 July 2006

    We can all take it as read that various shivers have gone down various spines in the Middle East, Africa and Asia. The real question is whether one is going down ours.

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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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  • AUSTRALIA

    Cut price care

    • Francis Sullivan
    • 26 June 2006

    The Howard government wants a different Medicare: one where people who can, pay more to visit a doctor. The government is grappling with a complex economic issue, but should not dismiss the social benefits that Medicare delivers to the very sick and less well off.

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  • AUSTRALIA

    The empire’s new clothes

    • David Glanz
    • 24 June 2006

    Will America take over the world? Not necessarily, says David Glanz.

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