Search Results: third world poverty

  • 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

    Economic boom's new generation poor

    • Stuart Braun
    • 30 October 2006
    1 Comment

    A decade of economic growth has been good for many Australians. The property market has boomed. Wages have spiralled. Equity markets continue to ride record highs. Ordinary Australians have grown rich—but others have missed out.

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  • RELIGION

    Is asylum seeker dumping usury?

    • Andrew Hamilton
    • 21 August 2006
    3 Comments

    The new Vatican Secretary of State, Cardinal Tarcisio Bertone, has described IMF and World Bank conditional loans to Third World countries as usury.  

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  • AUSTRALIA

    Poor People's Summit on the Niger River

    • Anthony Ham
    • 24 July 2006
    1 Comment

    As the leaders of the world’s richest and most powerful countries gathered in St Petersburg this month, a few hundred activists were meeting in a dusty frontier town 350km beyond Timbuktu, for what they dubbed ‘the Poor People’s Summit’.

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  • ARTS AND CULTURE

    A planet of slums

    • Gary Pearce
    • 10 July 2006

    Mike Davis' new book belongs to a long tradition of studies of the urban poor – among them, Friedrich Engels’s examination of Victorian Manchester in The Condition of the Working Class in England. Davis updates this genre for a period of globalisation.

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  • RELIGION

    Poor fellow my country

    • Frank Brennan
    • 09 July 2006

    The following is an edited text of an address given by Fr Frank Brennan sj ao, at the launch of his most recent book, Tampering with Asylum.

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  • ARTS AND CULTURE

    White man’s law

    • Eliza Bergin
    • 15 June 2006

    Eliza Bergin navigates Nicholas Hasluck’s The Legal Labyrinth

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  • AUSTRALIA

    Goodly profits

    • Gianni Zappalà
    • 15 June 2006

    Gianni Zappalà examines the relationship between public policy and corporate citizenship.

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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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  • RELIGION

    Religious freedom

    • Juliette Hughes
    • 22 May 2006
    1 Comment

    Juliette Hughes interviews Fr Joseph Nguyen Cong Doan SJ.

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  • INTERNATIONAL

    ‘Mad dog’ with a mighty bite

    • Anthony Ham
    • 14 May 2006
    1 Comment

    Anthony Ham on power and politics in the world’s third-poorest  country.  

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  • AUSTRALIA

    On the edge of Europe

    • Anthony Ham
    • 08 May 2006

    Norway has enjoyed great prosperity but this may not continue indefinitely

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