keywords: Politics

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  • RELIGION

    Politics and religion are not warring states

    • Andrew Hamilton
    • 30 October 2006
    7 Comments

    It could be argued that that there is no place in public life for people who are not religious. Such an argument might apply if "religious people" work out of considered views of what constitutes a good society and a good human life, and "non-religious people" see public life and politics instrumentally.

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  • AUSTRALIA

    Discourse without dialogue in Australian politics

    • Tony Smith
    • 07 August 2006
    1 Comment

    Former Labor minister John Button anticipated the current low point in political discourse, with defenders and critics of government policy having lost the capacity to engage in dialogue, particularly in the field of public morality.

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  • ARTS AND CULTURE

    Carmen Lawrence exposes the Politics of Fear

    • James Massola
    • 24 July 2006

    Former ALP heavyweight Carmen Lawrence asserts that the developed world is safer today than it's ever been. Her argument flies in the face of the reality that there has never been greater rewards for politicians willing to peddle fear.

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  • ARTS AND CULTURE

    Keeping God's politics honest

    • Dave Hoskin
    • 26 June 2006

    God's Politics is a book which, though flawed, does manage to straddle the divide between left and right, and in so doing, poses some interesting questions that neither side of politics can comfortably answer.

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  • AUSTRALIA

    Pastoral politics

    • Andrew Hamilton
    • 16 June 2006

    What kinds of public conversation do we need to encourage to ensure that the policies and administration of government encourage humane values?

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  • ARTS AND CULTURE

    Ethics v. politics

    • David Ferris
    • 06 June 2006

    David Ferris reviews The Ethical State? Social Liberalism in Australia by Marian Sawer.

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  • AUSTRALIA

    Nuclear Expansion: politics and deeper issues

    • Paul Osborne
    • 29 May 2006
    1 Comment

    Paul Osborne asks:  Should we export uranium at all? Should we lock up the reserves and declare Australia nuclear free - setting an example to the rest of the world? What is Australia's moral responsibility when a country suddenly turns around and wants to use material from nuclear processes, fuelled by Australian uranium, for weapons?

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  • ARTS AND CULTURE

    The politics of aid

    • Francesca Beddie
    • 14 May 2006

    Francesca Beddie discovers much of interest in Daniel Oakman’s Facing Asia: A History of the Colombo Plan.

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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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  • ARTS AND CULTURE

    Grandstand politics

    • Ben Fraser
    • 10 May 2006

    Ben Fraser enjoys the spectacle of Afghanistan’s equestrian past-time.

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  • ENVIRONMENT

    Power politics

    • Tim Thwaites
    • 23 April 2006

    Regarding climate change, what we need is not a new way of engineering but a new way of living.

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  • AUSTRALIA

    The bushfires of the vanities

    • Andrew Hamilton
    • 20 November 2019

    The fact that they so easily turned their attention away from the lives of the people threatened by fire to brawling about their own virtues and lack of them offers little hope that the lives of Australians will count with them when they reflect on the causes and the proper response to the fires.

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