Search Results: Bob Hawke

  • AUSTRALIA

    Rudd strip club story a promotion of women as sex objects

    • Michael Mullins
    • 22 August 2007
    8 Comments

    For most Australians, endearing naughtiness was the beginning an end of the Kevin Rudd sex club story. What was sadly overlooked was the de facto promotion of the sex industry, and implicit toleration of the damage it does to human dignity and the long struggle to ensure that women are not looked upon as sex objects.

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  • ARTS AND CULTURE

    Innocent happiness and heavily curtained windows

    • Michael Mullins
    • 25 July 2007

    The Australian character is set against that of the European nations from which the 'new Australians' arrived after World War II. For them, Australia offered "considerably safety and little menace", but heavily curtained windows rather than dancing in the streets they were accustomed to.

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  • AUSTRALIA

    News from all over

    • Anthony Ham, David Glanz, Morag Fraser
    • 16 June 2006

    Death of the king, Little argument, Words to end winter

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  • AUSTRALIA

    Heavy penalties

    • George Morgan
    • 15 June 2006

    George Morgan on the cruelty of punitive attitudes to children.

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  • ARTS AND CULTURE

    Preparing for the fifth wave

    • Peter Mares
    • 12 June 2006

    Frank Brennan’s Tampering with Asylum prompts Peter Mares to look at this issue again.

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  • AUSTRALIA

    Easy relations

    • Jack Waterford
    • 22 May 2006

    John Howard and Alexander Downer do Australia no favours in suggesting that to place Australia’s interests ahead of those of the United States, is proof of anti-Americanism or unsound policy.

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  • AUSTRALIA

    Righting wrongs

    • Greg Barns
    • 14 May 2006

    The High Court’s judgment  that the Family Court did not have the authority to release children from the Baxter detention centre provides a compelling reason for Australia to revisit the question of a Bill of Rights.

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  • ARTS AND CULTURE

    Elephants dancing in the rain

    • Robert Hefner
    • 14 May 2006

    Robert Hefner sees more than just coincidence in these weather patterns.

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  • ARTS AND CULTURE

    Suds and duds

    • D. L. Lewis
    • 14 May 2006

    D. L. Lewis commends Andrew Mercador’s Super Aussie Soaps to those with an interest in popular culture and television.

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  • ARTS AND CULTURE

    Birth of a nation

    • Troy Bramston
    • 14 May 2006

    Troy Bramston takes a closer look at America’s founding fathers in Gore Vidal’s Inventing a Nation: Washington, Jefferson, Adams.

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  • AUSTRALIA

    Time to make history

    • Jack Waterford
    • 30 April 2006

    Has John Howard ever been so much in charge of affairs?  He has a complete ascendency over a defeated, demoralised and directionless Opposition.

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  • AUSTRALIA

    The Right stuff

    • Jack Waterford
    • 29 April 2006

    The old firm is now entirely back in charge of the Labor Party. Not just Kim Beazley but the NSW Right.

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