keywords: Brendan Nelson

  • RELIGION

    Indigenous summiteers put dreams into practice

    • Frank Brennan
    • 30 April 2008
    7 Comments

    The abuse of children in remote communities has been the catalyst for revising romantic notion of land rights and self-determination. 2020 summiteers were allowed to dream and strategise about closing gaps while wondering how best to recognise the enduring rights of 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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  • RELIGION

    Now is the moment for political leadership

    • Frank Brennan
    • 06 February 2008
    8 Comments

    Even senior traditional hard men of the Liberal Party like Bill Heffernan and Shane Stone have indicated that it is time to act. It is time for Brendan Nelson to draw the line so that we can move on, committed to reconciliation and improvement in Aboriginal health, education, and life expectancy.

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  • AUSTRALIA

    Opinion polls still point to a new Prime Minister

    • Jack Waterford
    • 25 October 2007
    2 Comments

    Jack Waterford writes that Australia is likely to have a new government by December 2007.

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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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  • AUSTRALIA

    Will John Howard stay the course in Iraq?

    • Jack Waterford
    • 12 September 2007

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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

    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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  • AUSTRALIA

    Family ties

    • Greg Barns
    • 23 June 2006

    Commonwealth cousins Australia and Canada  are headed toward distinctly different futures

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  • EDUCATION

    The price of education

    • Liz Curran
    • 13 June 2006
    1 Comment

    The imposition on students of greater burdens for repayment when they leave university is likely to cause a drought in the number of graduates who will be prepared to work for community agencies and the public service.

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  • ENVIRONMENT

    Laser zone

    • Tim Thwaites
    • 22 May 2006

    Australians have been brilliant at ideas, and poor at using them to practical purposes. In our rush to generate a more productive research culture, we must guard against cutting off the well-spring of ideas.

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  • AUSTRALIA

    Lost in the wilderness

    • Jack Waterford
    • 14 May 2006

    Aboriginal affairs has moved a long way since John Howard won office in 1996, though whether forwards or backwards is arguable.

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