keywords: Forced Retirement

  • RELIGION

    Sympathy for Father Bob

    • Andrew Hamilton
    • 15 September 2009
    30 Comments

    It's doubtful that any Australian priest communicates more intuitively with young Australians than Bob Maguire. Fr Maguire's 'forced' retirement has universal relevance as the story of the predicament of ageing community workers.

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  • ECONOMICS

    Mum and dad investors cop economic tough love

    • Catherina Toh
    • 03 August 2009
    8 Comments

    An ethos of tough love balks at taxpayer subsidies for anyone foolish or unlucky enough to make the wrong investment decision. In Australia we prefer to see people as victims and expect the government to clean up the mess.

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  • AUSTRALIA

    Outsourcing care

    • Michael Mullins
    • 23 March 2009
    5 Comments

    The Victorian bushfires forced people to think about the costs and values associated with living in the bush. The financial meltdown will in turn make us consider our care for the needy, and how, and indeed whether, we must pay for it.

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  • ARTS AND CULTURE

    Champion of slow but steady shift in gender relations

    • Sophie Rudolph
    • 08 February 2008
    1 Comment

    The new biography of former South Australian Governor Dame Roma Mitchell paints a picture of a tenacious, committed woman, supported by her strong Catholic faith, but willing to challenge and explore any doctrine that stifled people's (and particularly women's) right to make choices about their lives.

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  • AUSTRALIA

    East Timor's continued uphill battle to secure a future

    • Paul Cleary
    • 11 July 2007
    3 Comments

    A potentially unstable coalition government with few detailed policies and weak administrative ability is now certain to emerge following the fragmented result in the recent election. But grounds for hope remain.

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  • AUSTRALIA

    Charting a course for the Philippines

    • Fatima Measham
    • 18 May 2007

    Fatima Measham investigates the declining credibility of Filipino President Gloria Arroyo.

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  • RELIGION

    Acting on Conscience Canberra Launch Speech - Kevin Rudd MP

    • 27 February 2007

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  • ARTS AND CULTURE

    On disc

    • Juliette Hughes, Maryanne Confoy
    • 03 July 2006

     Juliette Hughes reviews the John Butler Trio’s Living 2001-2002 and The Liszt Album, and Maryanne Confoy reviews Australia’s Religious Communities.

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  • AUSTRALIA

    New tricks

    • Jack Waterford
    • 26 June 2006

    Labor’s leadership problems have been a dream for the Liberal Party, not least by obscuring the fact that the real victor in leadership games over recent months has been the prime minister, John Howard.

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  • ARTS AND CULTURE

    Brilliant buddies

    • Ralph Elliott
    • 27 April 2006

    Ralph Elliott reviews Gustav Born’s new edition of Max Born’s The Born-Einstein Letters 1916 –1955: Friendship, Politics and Physics in Uncertain Times.

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