keywords: Peter Costello

  • RELIGION

    Book Review: Frank Brennan answers atheist manifestos

    • Frank Brennan
    • 05 June 2007
    6 Comments

    There can be no peace unless believers and atheists share an equal place in the public square of a free and democratic society.

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  • AUSTRALIA

    Howard's blowtorch applied to Rudd's belly

    • Jack Waterford
    • 08 March 2007
    2 Comments

    Much of the little the public know about Kevin Rudd is about his mind, and that they seem to like. But so far they have little feeling for his heart, his instincts, his character, and how he responds to pressure.

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  • AUSTRALIA

    Guilt by association no way to judge politicians

    • Michael Mullins
    • 08 March 2007
    1 Comment

    Jesus Christ was put to death, ostensibly because he ate with sinners and tax collectors. We can have good meetings with bad people, and bad meetings with good people. Being able to tell the difference is what reflects our moral substance.

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  • ENVIRONMENT

    Water is our teacher in the school of life

    • Clare Coburn
    • 27 February 2007
    5 Comments

    Throwing money at water is not the only way to fix our current problems. Reflecting on some of the meandering and non-linear qualities of water, and seeking to emulate them, may be a starting point for more receptive and sensitive ways of being in the world.

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  • AUSTRALIA

    Money talks in the new Ireland, just like Australia

    • Michael Mullins
    • 11 December 2006

    Sometimes we need to look elsewhere to realise what is happening in our own backyard. Ireland is not Australia, but both countries have become prosperous at a time when many other developed nations are in the midst of an economic downturn.

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  • AUSTRALIA

    Three card trick keeps media oligopoly firmly in place

    • Jack Waterford
    • 30 October 2006

    John Howard seems to have pulled off the three-card trick, on both the National Party and the public, with changes to the media laws. His spin was that the small concessions were worth it in its efforts to "free up'' Australia's media.

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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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  • RELIGION

    Encountering the other

    • Frank Brennan
    • 24 June 2006

    Professor Saeed and Fr Madigan make religious dialogue look easy. You would almost wonder what is the ­problem.

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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

    Selective collectives

    • Nicholas Way
    • 05 June 2006

    The Federal Government abhors workers using unions to bargain collectively. But there is different thinking for small business.

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  • AUSTRALIA

    Credit overdrawn

    • Jack Waterford
    • 31 May 2006

    Mark Latham is doing far better than anyone expected. No one had particular faith in him, but the signs, so far, are good.

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  • ARTS AND CULTURE

    Cultural collapse

    • Jim Davidson
    • 31 May 2006

    Jim Davidson explores Morris Berman’s The Twilight of American Culture.

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