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  • AUSTRALIA

    Imagining peace at Christmas

    • Val Yule
    • 18 December 2007
    6 Comments

    On an anniversary of September 11, President Bush attended a church service that included the Beatitudes as one of the readings. If the preacher had continued on a few verses, he would have been telling the President and people to love their enemies and do good to those that hate them.

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  • INTERNATIONAL

    Selective blindness about torture

    • Peter Hodge
    • 31 October 2007

    There is extensive evidence of US intelligence gathering techniques, much of it derived from declassified documents. It points to a clearly navigable path from the paranoia of the anti-communist post-WWII era to Abu Ghraib.

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  • AUSTRALIA

    Fall from grace often no more than spin

    • Michael Mullins
    • 05 September 2007

    Almost any organisation responds to criticism by rebutting it, but the rebuttal is unnecessary if the institution is not afraid of the truth. It's children who can often see the essence of matters clearly while older generations often get lost in the fog of spin around the edge.

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  • AUSTRALIA

    South Africa buys Mugabe's 'them and us' ruse

    • Peter Roebuck
    • 22 August 2007
    8 Comments

    South Africa is determined to resist calls to boycott its cricket tour of Zimbabwe. Mugabe's turning the slaughter and starvation over which he has so blithely presided into a " them and us" confrontation has paid dividends.

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  • ARTS AND CULTURE

    Ten poems: From Woman in Bushfire to man in Sea of Tranquillity

    • Ten Poets
    • 11 July 2007

    The sound of the horse races is my father’s music / A soft dream hidden by ambition / take other paths or just stay put / silence(d) / beer and didgeredoo / the time it might take in getting home.

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  • INTERNATIONAL

    Asylum seeker swap a puzzling policy decision

    • Andrew Hamilton
    • 05 June 2007
    6 Comments

    The fate of those who are found not to be refugees, and of those refugees who are not accepted by the United States, will remain one of torment.

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  • ARTS AND CULTURE

    Wandering wombats

    • Brian Matthews
    • 18 May 2007

    Your common wombat probably wouldn’t appreciate being described as a ‘lumbering marsupial’ but truth will out.

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  • AUSTRALIA

    The courage of Carol Stingel

    • Michael Mullins
    • 27 February 2007
    1 Comment

    The news was that former ATSIC chair Geoff Clark had lost his court battle. But the story was really about the courage of Carol Stingel, the woman who brought the case against Clark. She has told other victims that empowerment is within their grasp.

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  • RELIGION

    Faith and Reason in Limbo

    • Andrew Hamilton
    • 27 February 2007
    10 Comments

    What is missing in this theological use of reason is an imagination grounded in ordinary humanity and, in the case of Christians, in the humanity of Christ, the criterion for our knowledge of God.

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  • RELIGION

    Poor fellow my country

    • Frank Brennan
    • 09 July 2006

    The following is an edited text of an address given by Fr Frank Brennan sj ao, at the launch of his most recent book, Tampering with Asylum.

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  • ARTS AND CULTURE

    Found in translation

    • Kevin Hart
    • 08 July 2006

    Kevin Hart on the poetry and essays of Czeslaw Milosz.

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  • AUSTRALIA

    Any excuse

    • Anthony Ham, Kath O’Connor, Bruce Duncan, Clive Shepherd
    • 01 July 2006

    Any excuse, Privatise or perish, Clear and present danger, Keep left unless undertaking

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