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  • ARTS AND CULTURE

    Sins of the fathers

    • Ken Haley
    • 29 March 2024

    Recent years have made clerical child sexual abuse a badge of shame within Australia’s Catholic hierarchy, and rightly so. But Anne Manne’s new book, Sins of the fathers, will give pause to those who blame these offences on the rule of hieratic celibacy.

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  • AUSTRALIA

    Spare the rod and respect the child

    • Andrew Hamilton
    • 28 March 2024

    As a response to a wave of youth crime, some State Governments and Federal politicians have committed to policies that neglect the human reality of the young people concerned. This will likely have negative consequences both for those immediately affected and for society at large.

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  • AUSTRALIA

    Is breaking the 'man box' the key to ending domestic violence?

    • Andrew Hamilton
    • 29 February 2024

    To encourage young men to adopt a more fully human understanding of what it means to be a man and to live by more expansive rules is an urgent task. It lies at the heart of reducing the level of domestic violence. 

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  • AUSTRALIA

    On striving officiously to keep alive

    • Andrew Hamilton
    • 22 February 2024

    If the treatment of persons is unethical, it will inevitably lead to ethical corruption in the people and the institutions involved in administering it. It is almost impossible to participate in a policy based on such unethical premises without being complicit in it. If we do, we become blinded to what we owe one another by virtue of being human.

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  • AUSTRALIA

    Why aren't rates of domestic violence going down?

    • Ulrike Marwitz
    • 02 November 2023
    2 Comments

    If we care about the welfare of those most impacted by domestic violence, predominantly women and children, we must ask ourselves: why are we failing to make headway on this issue, and what should we be doing differently? (From 2022)

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  • AUSTRALIA

    Can spirituality help assuage the youth mental health crisis?

    • Adrian Rosenfeldt
    • 29 September 2023
    11 Comments

    Amid the rise of 'no religion' among young Australians, there is a nuanced narrative of spirituality with demonstrated potential to alleviate some mental health concerns. With a prominent strain of individualism pervading today's culture, might revisiting spiritual connectedness provide young people with a needed respite?

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  • AUSTRALIA

    Conversations at the Crossroads: In conversation with Joe Camilleri

    • Michele Gierck
    • 22 September 2023

    Can genuine dialogue influence societal change? In discussion with Professor Joe Camilleri, Michele Gierck explores initiatives to achieve productive public discourse, and the transformative power of conversation as our most effective catalyst for global change. 

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  • ARTS AND CULTURE

    The long way back from Bedlam to Bethlehem

    • Andrew Hamilton
    • 25 August 2023
    1 Comment

    Failed Ambitions offers a complex exploration into the history of institutions for individuals with mental illnesses and intellectual disabilities. The book addresses the evolution of attitudes towards these communities, highlighting  ongoing struggles with public stigma, systemic neglect, and the importance of giving voice to marginalised individuals.

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  • AUSTRALIA

    No place like home – no home at all

    • Andrew Hamilton
    • 09 August 2023
    7 Comments

    The crisis of homelessness is no longer distant; it's a grim reality affecting friends, families, and even white-collar workers. As housing costs soar, a report paints a bleak picture with the demand for accommodation skyrocketing. This Homelessness Week, the question is not just how we define homelessness, but how we respond to its profound impact.

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  • AUSTRALIA

    Myths peddling the cycles of cruelty to children

    • Andrew Hamilton
    • 27 July 2023
    6 Comments

    In a society quick to categorize children as either good or bad, reform efforts seem caught in a cyclical battle. Children often fall victim to these broad definitions, especially those from disadvantaged groups. What factors cause these cycles of progress and relapse, and how can lasting reform be achieved? 

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  • AUSTRALIA

    State-sanctioned child abuse serves no-one

    • Andrew Hamilton
    • 20 July 2023
    1 Comment

    A Supreme Court judge in Western Australia has banned solitary confinement at Banksia Detention Centre, shining a light on the controversial practices within the nation's juvenile justice centres. Yet, public response remains muted despite the troubling revelations, raising concerns about systemic failures, the need for empathy and societal responsibility towards our youth.

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  • AUSTRALIA

    Reading the entrails of Robodebt

    • Andrew Hamilton
    • 12 July 2023
    6 Comments

    Navigating the murky waters between legality and morality, Robodebt and the prolonged hotel detention of asylum seekers are both marred by the same neglect of human dignity and ethical responsibility, and should spark urgent discussions about our societal attitudes towards the vulnerable and the dire need for an ethical transformation.

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