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  • AUSTRALIA

    Close cloning vote reflects complex and confronting issue

    • Francis Sullivan
    • 13 November 2006
    2 Comments

    Last week's conscience vote on human embryo cloning exposed Senators to a level of public scrutiny seldom, unparalleled in normal debates. Many felt exposed and vulnerable, weighed down by the decisions before them.

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  • AUSTRALIA

    US mid-terms' outcome will keep Canberra on its toes

    • James Massola
    • 13 November 2006

    The US mid term election results have been decided, and the Democrats are sharing not only power with President George W. Bush, but also responsibility for his policies that continue to wreak havoc in the Middle East. The Australian government benefited significantly from the formerly Republican Congress.

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  • AUSTRALIA

    Indonesian democracy is maturing

    • Michael Danby
    • 13 November 2006
    9 Comments

    Once a corrupt military dictatorship, Indonesia is becoming a healthy democracy. Many Australians persist with pathetic stereotypes including the perception of Indonesian judges as monkeys.

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  • AUSTRALIA

    The bloke with a book at the bar

    • Paul Daffey
    • 30 October 2006

    Phil is always at the end of the bar with his head in a book or, occasionally, a newspaper. He never tires of reading in company, with a either a vodka and Coke or a Cascade Light just off the page.

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  • AUSTRALIA

    The oxygen that breathes life into peacemaking

    • Peter Garrett
    • 30 October 2006
    4 Comments

    Other than formal interaction between nations, the role of non-government organisations (NGOs) who provide the heavy lifting in aid relief and community building in war-torn regions is critical, as is the exercise of citizen's voices, and the involvement they have with the political processes of their country.

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  • AUSTRALIA

    Lakemba and Werribee lessons for the media

    • Andrew Hamilton
    • 30 October 2006
    1 Comment

    Young people should expect and demand respect however they dress. They need to be realistic not only about people who show no restraint in indulging their sexual urges, but also media treatment that is designed to titillate audiences and confirm prejudices.

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  • AUSTRALIA

    The best dialogue cherishes difference

    • Maria Vamvakinou
    • 30 October 2006

    Whilst many see and use dialogue as a way to identify our similarities, its true value often lay in the way it can teach us to recognise and respect other people’s differences, and to see difference as valuable in and of itself.

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  • AUSTRALIA

    Economic boom's new generation poor

    • Stuart Braun
    • 30 October 2006
    1 Comment

    A decade of economic growth has been good for many Australians. The property market has boomed. Wages have spiralled. Equity markets continue to ride record highs. Ordinary Australians have grown rich—but others have missed out.

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  • AUSTRALIA

    The union official as pastoral carer

    • Brendan Byrne
    • 30 October 2006
    3 Comments

    Union officials and ministers of religion have much in common. No-one rings a union to tell them that they’re being treated well and paid decently. People only ring the union when they’re in trouble, and usually, by the time they get around to doing so, they’re in lots of trouble.

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  • AUSTRALIA

    Middle East nuclear abolition dreaming

    • Bill Williams
    • 30 October 2006
    6 Comments

    Western nations are tightening the noose around Iran’s neck for its nuclear recalcitrance. Meanwhile, Israel lashes out at guerrilla forces embedded in civilian populations in Lebanon, electing not to use its unacknowledged nuclear weaponry, on this occasion.

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  • AUSTRALIA

    Slow progress with North Korea is better than no progress

    • Joseph Camilleri
    • 30 October 2006
    8 Comments

    The North Korean regime is more likely to be loosened from its present grip on power by the slow but persistent attempts to change the economic and psychological landscape inside North Korea, than by the external application of brute force.

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  • AUSTRALIA

    "Australian values" learned in Budapest uprising

    • Michael Danby
    • 30 October 2006
    5 Comments

    Today, Hungary is a country as free as Australia. But 50 years ago—on 23 October 1956—Hungarian students rebelled and issued a manifesto demanding free elections. The Soviets reacted ruthlessly.

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