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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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  • AUSTRALIA

    Community trust the vital ingredient in refugee resettlement

    • Ben Fraser
    • 27 February 2007

    The recent 'racist firestorm' in Tamworth highlights gaps in the onshore component of the Australia's refugee resettlement program. These deficiencies have a significant bearing on the transition process for newly arrived asylum seekers.

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  • AUSTRALIA

    Mending lives burned and different

    • Michael Mullins
    • 27 February 2007

    Those who are rejected by their peers live their lives on the edge, in much the same way as others whose lives are upturned by bushfires. In the end, they are often richer for the experience.

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  • AUSTRALIA

    Psychology of the PM's Obama critique

    • Gill Straker-Bryce
    • 27 February 2007
    1 Comment

    Association is the mechanism used by the advertising industry to sell its products, and we are all susceptible to its influence. We need to understand the psychological processes that inform us as we come to judge not only parties and policies, but individual politicians.

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  • AUSTRALIA

    Catholic Social Services have a role to play in pregnancy counselling

    • Joe Caddy
    • 27 February 2007
    5 Comments

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  • AUSTRALIA

    Remembering a hanging

    • Peter Norden
    • 27 February 2007
    33 Comments

    Forty years ago Ronald Ryan had a noose put around his neck by the prison hangman. With the authority of the Victorian State Government, its then Premier, Henry Bolte, and the Victorian Supreme Court he was killed. Ryan was the last man hanged in Australia, and many believe he will always retain that infamous privilege.

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  • AUSTRALIA

    Iraqi innocent pay for misplaced US spending priorities

    • Georgina Pike
    • 27 February 2007
    4 Comments

    The UN's refugee protection organisation is appealing for $US60 million to enable it to confront the Iraq refugee situation. Meanwhile the United States continues to spend $2 billion each week to fund the war that has caused the crisis.

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  • AUSTRALIA

    The courage of Carol Stingel

    • Michael Mullins
    • 27 February 2007
    1 Comment

    The news was that former ATSIC chair Geoff Clark had lost his court battle. But the story was really about the courage of Carol Stingel, the woman who brought the case against Clark. She has told other victims that empowerment is within their grasp.

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  • AUSTRALIA

    Afghan action hero's emotional complexity

    • Tim Kroenert
    • 27 February 2007
    2 Comments

    As a child in Afghanistan, Hussain Sadiqi idolised martial arts icon Bruce Lee. Today, with two shaolin kung fu Afghani national championship wins under his belt, the 27-year-old's achievements in the ring are nothing compared with the fight he’s faced away from it.

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  • AUSTRALIA

    The other Islamic revolution

    • Shahram Akbarzadeh
    • 27 February 2007
    3 Comments

    A quiet revolution is being carried out by ordinary men and women who happen to be Muslim, but are otherwise undistinguishable from the rest of the community. Muslims living in Australia don't have to turn their backs to religion to be good citizens, indeed they're turning to the essentials of their faith to fulfil their citizenship.

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  • AUSTRALIA

    A bad hair piece

    • Andrew Hamilton
    • 27 February 2007
    1 Comment

    Andy Hamilton reflects on umpires he has known, and the challenges they have faced.

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  • AUSTRALIA

    Catholic Social Services refuses to police "harsh" Govt policy

    • Frank Quinlan
    • 27 February 2007

    After months of deliberation with Government, other church groups, our board and member organisations, Catholic Social Services Australia has advised its 61 member organisations not to participate in the Financial Case Management measures under the Government’s harsh new Welfare to Work legislation, which came into effect on 1 July this year.

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