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  • RELIGION

    How economic growth can bust poverty

    • Frank Brennan
    • 25 October 2007
    2 Comments

    On foreign aid, development assistance and trade justice, Peter Costello says “Economic growth is the real poverty buster”. The bishops say: "True, but economic growth must go hand in hand with eradicating poverty and ensuring trade justice".

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  • RELIGION

    Protecting human rights in the next Federal Parliament - Frank Brennan

    • Frank Brennan
    • 25 October 2007

    There are times when we Australians get the balance between national interest and individual liberty wrong, especially when the individual is a member of a powerless minority. One way of improving the balance is including the judiciary in the calculus, as has now happened in the United Kingdom and New Zealand.

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  • RELIGION

    Australia's ageing theological workforce

    • Neil Ormerod
    • 03 October 2007
    9 Comments

    In the past, Australia has produced a number of theologians and biblical scholars of international standing. But the future is bleak, with 37 per cent intending to retire within five years. Structural rationalisation must start now.

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  • AUSTRALIA

    Oz politics through the eyes of Tolkien

    • Vivienne Kelly
    • 19 September 2007
    16 Comments

    Tim Costello was recently asked whether he thought his brother would ever be Prime Minister. He gave a wry and elegant answer that played with the notion of the difficulty of relinquishing power in the saga of the Lord of the Rings.

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  • AUSTRALIA

    Australia's fickle leadership transition process

    • John Warhurst
    • 19 September 2007

    The Coalition leadership controversy shows how easy it is to change leaders in a Westminster parliamentary system. A number of senior Canadian journalists were in Canberra. They were staggered at the power vested in the hands of so few.

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  • AUSTRALIA

    When governments stop listening to advice

    • Jack Waterford
    • 08 August 2007
    3 Comments

    Interviewed a year ago for the biography John Winston Howard, Treasurer Peter Costello complained about the Government's binge spending. Since then, the PM has committed many billions more, and given every indication the pace of spending will increase enormously between now and the election.

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  • RELIGION

    Book Review: Frank Brennan answers atheist manifestos

    • Frank Brennan
    • 05 June 2007
    6 Comments

    There can be no peace unless believers and atheists share an equal place in the public square of a free and democratic society.

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  • AUSTRALIA

    Howard's blowtorch applied to Rudd's belly

    • Jack Waterford
    • 08 March 2007
    2 Comments

    Much of the little the public know about Kevin Rudd is about his mind, and that they seem to like. But so far they have little feeling for his heart, his instincts, his character, and how he responds to pressure.

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  • AUSTRALIA

    Guilt by association no way to judge politicians

    • Michael Mullins
    • 08 March 2007
    1 Comment

    Jesus Christ was put to death, ostensibly because he ate with sinners and tax collectors. We can have good meetings with bad people, and bad meetings with good people. Being able to tell the difference is what reflects our moral substance.

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  • AUSTRALIA

    Opportunity passes over Beazley and Costello

    • Jack Waterford
    • 24 December 2006

    The idea that neither Peter Costello nor Kim Beazley will ever be Prime Minister of Australia has been reinforced in recent months. From 25 July 2006.  

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  • AUSTRALIA

    Money talks in the new Ireland, just like Australia

    • Michael Mullins
    • 11 December 2006

    Sometimes we need to look elsewhere to realise what is happening in our own backyard. Ireland is not Australia, but both countries have become prosperous at a time when many other developed nations are in the midst of an economic downturn.

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  • AUSTRALIA

    Opportunity passes over Beazley and Costello

    • Jack Waterford
    • 24 July 2006
    1 Comment

    The idea that neither Peter Costello nor Kim Beazley will ever be Prime Minister of Australia has been reinforced in recent months

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