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  • AUSTRALIA

    Family bond obsession works like racism

    • Peter Fleming
    • 22 August 2007

    Lines are always drawn first around one’s own family. When babies are new-born, the number one concern is that he or she be 'normal'; but later, parents want their kids to be seen to be 'exceptional'.

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  • RELIGION

    Work-life balance goes beyond the family

    • Kylie Crabbe
    • 16 April 2007
    2 Comments

    The conversation about work-life balance is only just skimming the surface when it talks about childcare. We need to talk about how to structure employment arrangements to allow for good citizenship, befriending the stranger, and more.

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  • AUSTRALIA

    Family policy grapples with modern complexities

    • John Button
    • 16 April 2007
    4 Comments

    The social policies of the Australia's past worked reasonably well in protecting people from serious poverty. But now we require new policies providing a similar sense of security and contemporary relevance.

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  • INTERNATIONAL

    Palestinian family facing years of upside-down politics

    • Jan Forrester
    • 27 February 2007

    Makloube—which means 'upside down' in Arabic—refers to steaming hot cauliflower, eggplant and meat upended on a bed of rice. It's also a metaphor for the political reality in which ordinary Palestinians will be locked for many years to come.

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  • RELIGION

    Christmas takes us beyond 'family first'

    • Andrew Hamilton
    • 23 December 2006
    19 Comments

    Family First's claim that it is not a Christian political party should not be surprising. In Mark’s Gospel, the greatest single obstacle to faith is to put family first.

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  • ARTS AND CULTURE

    The elusive ideal of a "normal" family

    • Sebastien de Robillard
    • 30 October 2006
    1 Comment

    Although the characters in Little Miss Sunshine are extreme in many ways, it is this very quality that allows us to most relate to them. They are a very sympathetic group, and the message of the film is that few families are truly "normal".

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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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  • ARTS AND CULTURE

    Cultural divide, family tie

    • Mike Ticher
    • 02 July 2006

    Mike Ticher reviews Hugo Hamilton’s The Speckled People.

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  • AUSTRALIA

    Family ties

    • Greg Barns
    • 23 June 2006

    Commonwealth cousins Australia and Canada  are headed toward distinctly different futures

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  • AUSTRALIA

    The rise of family values in Angela Merkel's new Germany

    • Peter Matheson
    • 12 June 2006

    Phrases such as ‘family values’ are increasingly bandied about, as a conservative reaction against modern pluralism, and against ethnic, particularly Turkish enclaves, in the 'new' Germany.

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  • AUSTRALIA

    Access to phones key for asylum seekers

    • Andra Jackson
    • 02 June 2020
    6 Comments

    Broken wall hand sanitizer containers, hand soap shared by a large number of people, and six people sharing a bedroom would not be allowed at hotels where returning travellers are in 14-day lockdowns. They would be viewed as breaking government restrictions on safeguarding against the spread of COVID-19.  But these are the conditions at Kangaroo Point hotel, the Brisbane hotel where around 114 refugees and asylums seekers are under the coronavirus lockdown.

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  • AUSTRALIA

    Insecurity in a COVID world

    • Andrew Hamilton
    • 28 May 2020
    6 Comments

    But insecurity breeds insecurity. In the face of insecurity we can feel insecure. Our identity as persons can be shaken by the insecurity of our circumstances. This is not inevitable. Nor is it necessarily lasting. Some people will be temporarily or lastingly paralysed by anxiety; others will be more resilient.

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