keywords: Human Rights

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  • ENVIRONMENT

    Biotech revolution promises to alter human nature

    • Ursula Stephens
    • 24 December 2006

    The most significant threat posed by contemporary biotechnology is the possibility that it will alter human nature—and thereby move us into what Fukuyama calls a "post human" stage of history. From 14 November 2006.

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  • ENVIRONMENT

    Biotech revolution promises to alter human nature

    • Ursula Stephens
    • 13 November 2006
    4 Comments

    The most significant threat posed by contemporary biotechnology is the possibility that it will alter human nature—and thereby move us into what Fukuyama calls a "post human" stage of history.

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  • AUSTRALIA

    David Hicks' rights under natural law

    • Daniel Baldino
    • 10 July 2006
    9 Comments

    Howard’s legal positivist stance limits individual rights to the confines of a particular legal system. In the ‘war against terrorism’, there is no safeguard against executive excesses or the seizure by the state of absolute power, no basis to defend the dignity of human persons.

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  • RELIGION

    Religious and human freedoms

    • Abdullah Saeed
    • 24 June 2006

    September 11, 2001 changed the life of Muslims in the West, including Australia. Muslims in Australia today, their beliefs, values, practices and institutions, are under the microscope. There is a fear among many Muslims in Australia that is difficult to explain. In turn, Muslims are feared by many non-Muslim Australians, many of them Christians.

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  • AUSTRALIA

    Confessions of a land rights advocate

    • Frank Brennan
    • 18 May 2006

    It could be time to think of abandoning the present system of native land title, which mainly benefits lawyers. A better system may be an arbitral system that declares what the rights of the parties ought to be according to the justice and circumstances of the individual case.

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  • AUSTRALIA

    Rights and responsibilities

    • Marcelle Mogg
    • 08 May 2006

    Australia’s agreement with Papua New Guinea over the use of Manus Island as an off-shore detention and processing centre for asylum seekers, expired at the end of October.

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  • EDUCATION

    On human leadership

    • Marilyn Warren
    • 30 April 2006

    As I reflect upon leadership and my human experience, one of my first thoughts is that leadership has to be for something. It is not a goal in itself.

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  • AUSTRALIA

    The human side of poverty

    • Liz Curran
    • 27 April 2006

    So often in the poverty debate the actual human stories have been lost.

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  • INTERNATIONAL

    Human traffic

    • Georgina Costello
    • 25 April 2006

    Many Thai women come to Australia on the promise of a work visa and a well-paid job, but end up in brothels.

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  • INTERNATIONAL

    A sorry tale of human bondage

    • Anthony Ham
    • 20 April 2006

    In drought-ravaged, impoverished Niger, slavery is still a way of life for many.  

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  • ENVIRONMENT

    The power of gift-giving without the waste

    • Cristy Clark
    • 21 November 2019

    As we pare back more and more, I have started to realise that there is a risk in taking things too far. The consumer orgy of the past may have been unsightly, but gift giving itself also serves a valuable social function, and we may be at risk of throwing out the baby with the bath water.

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  • AUSTRALIA

    Conversations with refugees in PNG

    • Joshua Lourensz
    • 19 November 2019
    4 Comments

    'Refugees/not refugees — here it is all the same,' a man tells me with a shrug. There seems to be both recognition of the impossibility of the situation for all who have been left here — but also an attitude that no one should be left behind.

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