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  • ENVIRONMENT

    Nossal's leaky GM defence

    • Charles Rue
    • 08 August 2008
    4 Comments

    During recent media appearances Sir Gustav Nossal has reiterated the same biotech message the pro-GM lobby has peddled for more than a decade. Anti-GM farmers encourage scientific research, but good science should not be equated with GM.

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  • AUSTRALIA

    G-G's blind faith in Australia's constitution

    • John Warhurst
    • 06 June 2008
    12 Comments

    The Governor-General, Major-General Michael Jeffery, is mounting a defence of the place of the British monarchy in the Australian Constitution. On several occasions recently Jeffery has proclaimed a very conservative view of Australian constitutional arrangements.

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  • AUSTRALIA

    Great leaders love their teams

    • Chris Lowney
    • 25 July 2007
    1 Comment

    Eric Shinseki was the highest ranking US military officer in the United States until he ran afoul of his boss, former US Defence Secretary Donald Rumsel. He had told a Congressional hearing that the US Army would more soldiers to Iraq than planned, to keep the peace Saddam Hussein's removal.

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  • AUSTRALIA

    Drilling into Eureka Street

    • Morag Fraser
    • 21 August 2006
    2 Comments

    Our former editor writes that her dentist always asks curly questions when she is defenceless with a mouthful of wadding. 'I don’t think it’s a power thing because he is a gentleman in every sense.'  

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  • AUSTRALIA

    Compassion requires more courage than war

    • Katharina Weiss
    • 07 August 2006

    To fight wars we have to deny our own and others’ humanity. Israeli Defence Force commander General Dan Halutz was asked about his feelings when he piloted a plane dropping bombs on people in Gaza in 2002. His reply was that he felt 'a light bump to the plane'.

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  • ARTS AND CULTURE

    Different rememberings of the Battle of Long Tan

    • Christine Gillespie
    • 07 August 2006
    2 Comments

    It’s hard to put the dead to rest. 18 August 2006 is the 40th anniversary of the Battle of Long Tan, in which 18 Australian and more than 245 Viet Cong soldiers were killed. There’s an invitation to go to Perth where they’re naming streets in a new housing development after six soldiers who did not return.

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  • ARTS AND CULTURE

    A murder in the family

    • Trent O'Bryan
    • 10 July 2006
    2 Comments

    Karen Kissane’s book on the murder of Julie Ramage by her husband makes us ask ourselves whether the private attitudes that allowed men to claim provocation as a defence for killing their partners have really changed.  Do they also need to be overhauled? 

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