keywords: A Lack Of Opposition

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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

    A planet of slums

    • Gary Pearce
    • 10 July 2006

    Mike Davis' new book belongs to a long tradition of studies of the urban poor – among them, Friedrich Engels’s examination of Victorian Manchester in The Condition of the Working Class in England. Davis updates this genre for a period of globalisation.

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  • ARTS AND CULTURE

    A sea of opportunity

    • Brian Matthews
    • 09 July 2006

    A week in which Mark Latham becomes the Leader of the Opposition and begins talking about ‘rungs of opportunity’.

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  • RELIGION

    The war of the willing

    • Bruce Duncan
    • 13 June 2006

    Western intelligence agencies fell down  badly over Iraq. So did our consciences, argues Bruce Duncan.

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  • RELIGION

    A fair go in an age of terror

    • Frank Brennan
    • 31 May 2006

    The following is an edited text of an address given by Frank Brennan SJ as part of the Jesuit Lenten Seminar Series 2004.

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  • AUSTRALIA

    A tale of two cities

    • Don Gazzard
    • 11 May 2006

    Don Gazzard visits the national libraries of France and Britain.

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  • AUSTRALIA

    Shades of grey

    • Jack Waterford
    • 10 May 2006

    Most of the election so far has proven to be a referendum on whether we could endure having John Howard back.

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  • INTERNATIONAL

    India travel ban: citizenship comes a distant second place

    • Binoy Kampmark
    • 11 May 2021
    4 Comments

    While the ban is unique in its severity, it is not divorced from a broader tendencies as to how citizenship has been appraised during pandemic times. Public health and safety have been prioritised over the standard liberties associated with citizenship.

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  • AUSTRALIA

    Proposed law changes put charities at risk

    • Joe Zabar
    • 11 May 2021
    6 Comments

    The Morrison government will use the federal budget to set an agenda which will focus on those policies which will deliver it victory at the next election and reconnect — at a policy level — with its traditional supporter base. The reconnection with parts of its base could spell trouble for charities that undertake advocacy activities.

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  • AUSTRALIA

    Polls and trolls

    • Andrew Hamilton
    • 22 April 2021
    17 Comments

    It is axiomatic that all intelligent people consider polls on political intentions to be unreliable. That no doubt says something about the mental acuity of those of us who duly glance at the news poll every month or so. The breakdown of the figures of this and similar polls, however, was interesting. It showed that support for the Prime Minister had declined substantially among women, but had remained steady or increased among men.

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  • INTERNATIONAL

    Vaccine equity and the intellectual property wars

    • Binoy Kampmark
    • 23 March 2021
    4 Comments

    The COVAX (COVID-19 Vaccines Global Access Facility) scheme, touted as a levelling measure against inequalities in vaccine access, is looking increasingly faulty. But one suggested mechanism to assist in achieving vaccine equity lies in the field of intellectual property rights.

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  • FAITH DOING JUSTICE

    Keeping the common good after COVID

    • Anthony Albanese
    • 23 February 2021
    17 Comments

    What we have is a rare opportunity — in all likelihood a once-in-a-lifetime chance — to shape the future and emerge from the pandemic as a better, fairer nation.

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