Search Results: consent

  • RELIGION

    Amplifying the 'still, small voice' of indigenous rights

    • Frank Brennan
    • 02 April 2008
    5 Comments

    The Rudd Government is consulting and working out what to do about the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples. The symbolism of reversing Australia's vote against the Declaration would need to be matched by more work in partnership with indigenous Australians.

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  • RELIGION

    Stolen Generations apology 'about right'

    • Frank Brennan
    • 14 February 2008
    17 Comments

    Most indigenous Australians appreciated Labor's wide consultation. Some were angered by elements of Brendan Nelson's speech. But he did well do bring the Liberal and National Parties with him, ensuring they did not rain on the national parade as they had in 1988 and 1997.

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  • ENVIRONMENT

    Australia's answer to the Great Firewall of China

    • Kirstyn McDermott
    • 28 January 2008

    The Government's Clean Feed initiative will allow families to surf the Net without risk of stumbling upon adult content. But there is real concern that the definition of inappropriate content could be widened.

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  • AUSTRALIA

    The quality of asylum seeker processing

    • David Corlett
    • 02 April 2007
    4 Comments

    What matters is not where the 83 Sri Lankan asylum seekers will be processed – Christmas Island or Nauru – but the nature of their reception and processing.

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  • AUSTRALIA

    Monster-making mutes purposeful alarm

    • Michael Mullins & James Massola
    • 04 September 2006
    1 Comment

    Last week, 'Jihad' Jack Thomas was recalled from a beach holiday with his family after he had a control order placed on him. Our capacity to respond to alarm is diminished by the media's manufacturing of monsters to sell papers and compete for ratings and website hits.

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  • MEDIA

    Torch lights up conflict over injecting room

    • Paul Mitchell
    • 10 July 2006

    The Torch Project creates plays that reconcile groups in conflict. Earlier this year it staged a play that dealt with the bitter dispute about safe injecting room that six years earlier had divided Mission from Church Congregation.

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  • AUSTRALIA

    US foreign policy: Where to from here?

    • Minh Nguyen
    • 09 July 2006

    Minh Nguyen considers the challenges for the US under the influence of the neo-conservatives.

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  • AUSTRALIA

    Inland Flynn

    • Brigid Hains
    • 02 July 2006
    1 Comment

    Pioneer? Racist? Or product of his time?

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  • ARTS AND CULTURE

    Worth a fatwa?

    • Peter Pierce & Catherine Pierce
    • 02 July 2006

    Has Michel Houellebecq earned the criticism that has come his way?

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  • ARTS AND CULTURE

    Cooking up a storm

    • Juliette Hughes
    • 02 July 2006

    Lots of women are Nigella-ing around their kitchens as I write; she has a lot to answer for.

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  • INTERNATIONAL

    Denying the Grim Reaper

    • Paul Sendziuk
    • 18 June 2006

    Australian responses to AIDS.

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  • AUSTRALIA

    Who cares about the facts?

    • Moira Rayner
    • 18 June 2006

    More evidence emerges for the stolen generation.

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