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  • AUSTRALIA

    Tim Fischer's Bhutanese blind spot

    • Michael Mullins
    • 19 January 2009
    16 Comments

    Former Deputy Prime Minister Tim Fischer is an outspoken promoter of Bhutan and its culture, which includes the concept of 'gross national happiness'. Human Rights Watch has used the term 'ethnic cleansing' to describe official attempts to preserve the country's cultural values.

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  • RELIGION

    What’s wrong with Voting for Jesus?

    • Scott Stephens
    • 27 February 2007
    3 Comments

    I must confess to growing bored very quickly when I hear that our real problem today is the erosion of spirituality, of belief in a deeper dimension of life, and the consequent rampant materialism. From a properly Christian perspective, the problem today is not materialism, but religion itself.

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  • AUSTRALIA

    Bracing for the five-ring circus

    • Jeremy Clarke
    • 27 April 2006

    The Chinese people are conscious of the immense work involved in bringing a ‘New Beijing’ into being before the ‘Great Olympics’

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  • ARTS AND CULTURE

    Sumatran reflections

    • Madeleine Byrne
    • 25 April 2006

    John Mateer’s Semar’s Cave: An Indonesian Journal is best appreciated for its lyrical reflection and vivid detail, writes Madeleine Byrne.

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