Keywords: Gender Equality

  • RELIGION

    An eye for those who fall between the cracks

    • Bishop Pat Power
    • 25 October 2007

    There is a danger in today's climate with so many demands of compliance from government and even church that those in church welfare work can become so "professional" that they lose sight of the human persons involved.

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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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  • INTERNATIONAL

    Anti-corruption measures eclipse human rights in Cambodia

    • Allister Hayman
    • 27 June 2007
    1 Comment

    Despite mounting criticism of the human rights record of Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen, foreign donors, including Australia, continue to back him financially. It seems that the economic growth and stability he has fostered is more valuable than transparency, the rule of law, and human rights.

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  • AUSTRALIA

    Who pays for our impulsive consumption?

    • Beth Doherty
    • 18 May 2007
    4 Comments

    A tradition of disposable clothing has been emerging in the fashion industry for many years, clothing that falls apart easily, garments that you wear twice and then give away. However, we rarely consider what effect this impulsive consumption has on the world's poor.

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  • RELIGION

    Religious and human freedoms

    • Abdullah Saeed
    • 24 June 2006

    September 11, 2001 changed the life of Muslims in the West, including Australia. Muslims in Australia today, their beliefs, values, practices and institutions, are under the microscope. There is a fear among many Muslims in Australia that is difficult to explain. In turn, Muslims are feared by many non-Muslim Australians, many of them Christians.

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  • INFORMATION

    Letters to Eureka Street

    • Kerry Bergin, Marg Hayes, Anthony Nestor, John F. Haughey
    • 13 June 2006

    Muslims and Christians: unanswered questions, HIV/AIDS and voting for the pope

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  • AUSTRALIA

    Ways of reading sexual abuse in Aboriginal communities

    • Myrna Tonkinson
    • 12 June 2006
    4 Comments

    It has become unpopular to invoke cultural and individual factors to explain the appalling conditions of Australia's Indigenous population. Some of the pronouncements emanating from government and other quarters are patronising and couched in terms that suggest that Indigenous people are wilfully recalcitrant.

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  • AUSTRALIA

    The future of families

    • Frank Castles
    • 31 May 2006

    How society chooses: Policy and values, past and future.

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  • AUSTRALIA

    The great divide

    • Virginia Bourke
    • 14 May 2006

    Virginia Bourke examines the assumptions that underlie equality in parenting and work.

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  • AUSTRALIA

    A long way to go

    • Jane Mayo Carolan
    • 11 May 2006

    Jane Carolan speaks with doyen feminist and political activist Anne Summers.

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  • ARTS AND CULTURE

    Governments bearing moral gifts

    • Andrew Hamilton
    • 27 April 2006

    Andrew Hamilton reflects on Marion Maddox’s God under Howard: The Rise of the Religious Right in Australian Politics.

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  • AUSTRALIA

    Expendable innocents

    • Andrew Hamilton
    • 24 April 2006

    The death of Jean Charles de Menezes invites us to reflect on where our conscription into that war has brought us.

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