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  • AUSTRALIA

    Watchman, what of the night?

    • Andrew Hamilton
    • 18 May 2023
    4 Comments

    Townsville's recent incidents of vigilantism in response to youth crime have cast a spotlight on the fragile balance between law enforcement and community solidarity. As social divisions deepen and inequalities persist, the door to this regrettable behaviour remains open. 

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  • INTERNATIONAL

    Is Artificial Intelligence human?

    • Andrew Hamilton
    • 11 May 2023
    3 Comments

    Both the resignation of Google AI researcher Geoffrey Hinton and Pope Francis' recent address on technology highlight concerns about unrestricted technological development and the urgent need for informed discourse on the potential of AI to reshape communication, governance, and self-understanding.

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  • AUSTRALIA

    Spare the child

    • Andrew Hamilton
    • 04 May 2023
    1 Comment

    When is a child fully responsible for their actions? The State Attorneys General have met to seek agreement on raising the age of criminal responsibility to 12, provoking questions around whether children can be held fully accountable for their actions at such a young age, and whether the criminal justice system needs to focus on rehabilitation over punishment.

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  • ARTS AND CULTURE

    The book corner: A history of Australian women in science

    • Andrew Hamilton
    • 21 April 2023

    Taking to the Field highlights overlooked women who made noteworthy contributions to science in Australia, despite gender-based limitations. This thought-provoking book delves into the complexities of gender and science, revealing a more nuanced and diverse history than previously assumed.

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  • MEDIA

    Two cheers for complaint

    • Andrew Hamilton
    • 20 April 2023

    Defending the rights of individuals and apportioning blame for failure to respect them are an important part of the human story, but they are not the whole story. Is there a path to a more just and compassionate society that goes beyond blame and focuses on solidarity?

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  • AUSTRALIA

    'Cultural Catholic' lives of public service

    • John Warhurst
    • 31 March 2023
    2 Comments

    This life story of Tanya Plibersek, as told with great sensitivity and empathy by Margaret Simons, is a valuable reflection upon the engagement of a progressive modern woman with two of the great institutions in Australian history: the Labor Party and the Catholic Church.

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  • ARTS AND CULTURE

    In love, prefer one another

    • Barry Gittins
    • 30 March 2023
    5 Comments

    In a world of differing opinions and clashing worldviews, finding common ground can be a challenge. But by staying curious and open-minded about others' experience and practicing patience and compassion, we can learn to work alongside others with different viewpoints. 

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  • RELIGION

    The inside low-down on Pope Francis

    • Andrew Hamilton
    • 23 March 2023
    10 Comments

    Pope Francis's ten-year papacy continues to surprise and puzzle observers measuring him by liberal and conservative polarities. But to understand his actions and words better, it's important to recognise that his framework is not derived from contemporary culture but from Christian faith. 

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  • AUSTRALIA

    Changing the dial to Catastrophic

    • Andrew Hamilton
    • 16 March 2023
    2 Comments

    As the National Council for Fire and Emergency Services updated Australia's fire danger ratings to include 'Catastrophic', it's worth considering other crises that pose a catastrophic threat like climate change, war, diseases, and economic loss, where disadvantaged groups disproportionately suffer.

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  • ARTS AND CULTURE

    Artificing intelligence

    • Andrew Hamilton
    • 09 March 2023
    6 Comments

    Who will champion humane values, enshrine them in the development and workings of artificial intelligence? This is the question posed by Plato and Socrates to our generation, and one that demands our urgent attention as the line between the artificial and the human becomes increasingly blurred.

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  • ECONOMICS

    Daring to intrude in the dismal science

    • Andrew Hamilton
    • 02 March 2023
    3 Comments

    As politicians and economists search for a simple solution to inflation, high debt, and rising interest rates, Australia's inequality has become a defining feature of its economy. As the fear of unintended consequences and the power of vested interests loom large, incremental reform may be the only way to reduce inequality and serve the common good.

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  • ARTS AND CULTURE

    The Fall of Man

    • Barry Gittins
    • 02 March 2023
    1 Comment

    Autumn's arrival may bring with it uneasy visions of creeping mortality. With younger and keener generations marching on, the impetus for older generations is to share the wisdom we've gathered and remind ourselves we're still breathing, still contributing, and still sound of limb and mind.

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