Search Results: racial discrimination

  • RELIGION

    Sir Ronald Wilson's life in compartments

    • Frank Brennan
    • 17 October 2007

    At his swearing in as a High Court judge, Sir Ronald Wilson noted the significance of rich personal relationships. Early in his career he forged links with police and lawyers, becoming known as a ruthless prosecutor. Later it was with members of the Stolen Generation, who held him in high regard and with great affection.

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  • AUSTRALIA

    More than enough ministerial discretion

    • Frank Quinlan
    • 22 August 2007
    1 Comment

    Flawed process and flawed substance characterise the Northern Territory emergency response legislation, which has been rushed through Parliament in the past fortnight. It raises major questions about whether our parliamentary processes ensure adequate scrutiny of poposed legislation.

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  • AUSTRALIA

    Reviving the domino theory

    • Daniel Baldino
    • 18 May 2007
    1 Comment

    The notion of preventing Islamic influence has strong echoes of the simple Cold War ‘domino theory’. This powerful metaphor and enemy image, popular in the 1950s and 1960s and used to justify US military intervention in Southeast Asia, was later widely criticised for its undeveloped and unstructured generalisations about political systems that are quite different.

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  • AUSTRALIA

    Psychology of the PM's Obama critique

    • Gill Straker-Bryce
    • 27 February 2007
    1 Comment

    Association is the mechanism used by the advertising industry to sell its products, and we are all susceptible to its influence. We need to understand the psychological processes that inform us as we come to judge not only parties and policies, but individual politicians.

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  • ARTS AND CULTURE

    Hidden

    • Donald Russell
    • 29 May 2006

    Donald Russell reviews Hidden, a harrowing film from acclaimed French director Michael Haneke that examines racism, voyeurism and a too-comfortable middle-class family.  

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  • AUSTRALIA

    Truth, politics and the Fourth Estate

    • Morag Fraser
    • 14 May 2006

    The following essays by Morag Fraser and John Schumann are edited addresses from the Jesuit Lenten Seminar Series held in February–March 2005.

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  • AUSTRALIA

    An ancient culture in peril

    • Juliette Hughes
    • 14 May 2006

    George Silberbauer’s links with Botswana go back a long way, but his special concern is for Kalahari Bushmen on the verge of losing their ancestral homeland.

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  • ARTS AND CULTURE

    Future nation

    • Gerard Brennan
    • 11 May 2006

    Sir Gerard Brennan’s address at the launch of Mark McKenna’s This Country: A Reconciled Republic?

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  • RELIGION

    Australia’s judicial isolation

    • Frank Brennan
    • 29 April 2006

    Over the last year a major chasm has opened between decisions of Australia’s High Court and those of the UK House of Lords and the US Supreme Court regarding issues of national security such as the long-term mandatory detention of stateless asylum seekers.

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  • ARTS AND CULTURE

    Book reviews

    • Bec Butler, Emily Millane, Peter Pierce
    • 25 April 2006

    Reviews of the books Labour of Love: Tales from the World of Midwives; The Long, Slow Death of White Australia and The Dead Place.

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  • AUSTRALIA

    Through a prism darkly

    • Andrew Thackrah
    • 23 April 2006

    The politics of crisis is undermining the rights of indigenous Australians

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  • AUSTRALIA

    Tired of the injustice

    • Brian McCoy
    • 23 April 2006

    Fifty years ago Rosa Parks inspired African Americans by refusing to give up her bus seat to a white man, and her example is still inspiring Aboriginal people today

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