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  • AUSTRALIA

    The place of empathy in moral judgment of Israel's war

    • Andrew Hamilton
    • 04 September 2006
    2 Comments

    The judgment about what is proportionate is not a mathematical judgement, but a human one. Perhaps part of the widespread criticism of the actions of Israel, as of the United States, does not come out of disrespect for these nations, but from high expectations.

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    Monster-making mutes purposeful alarm

    • Michael Mullins & James Massola
    • 04 September 2006
    1 Comment

    Last week, 'Jihad' Jack Thomas was recalled from a beach holiday with his family after he had a control order placed on him. Our capacity to respond to alarm is diminished by the media's manufacturing of monsters to sell papers and compete for ratings and website hits.

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    Letter: 1965 genocide of Indonesian Chinese did not occur

    • Charles Coppel
    • 04 September 2006

    Charles Coppel argues that there was no empirical evidence to support Jack Waterford's view in the last Eureka Street, that there was a kind of Chinese Holocaust in Indonesia in 1965. The victims of the 1965 anti-communist massacre were overwhelmingly Javanese and Balinese, and the slaughter was politicide rather than genocide.

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    Spain's hard line makes illegal immigration more dangerous

    • Anthony Ham
    • 04 September 2006

    Europe and Africa lie just 14km apart across the Straits of Gibraltar which separate Spain from Morocco, but when it comes to living standards, there is no wider gulf between neighbours anywhere in the world.

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    Corruption and prosperity don't go together in the Solomons

    • Kaylea Fearn
    • 04 September 2006
    6 Comments

    While the absence of basic services and reliable business practice is a visible concern, the heart of the issue provoking the continuing unrest in the Solomons is more of a moral one. Solomon Islanders are aware of corruption in government, and they are keen to change the culture.

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  • AUSTRALIA

    Social message from knight in shiny overalls

    • Paul Mitchell
    • 21 August 2006
    2 Comments

    While sometimes laugh-out-loud funny, the new Australian film hero Kenny Smyth also provides a strong social critique. The movie is dedicated to those who do menial jobs and are often overlooked, and even sometimes scorned by their fellow Australians.

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  • AUSTRALIA

    Drilling into Eureka Street

    • Morag Fraser
    • 21 August 2006
    2 Comments

    Our former editor writes that her dentist always asks curly questions when she is defenceless with a mouthful of wadding. 'I don’t think it’s a power thing because he is a gentleman in every sense.'  

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  • AUSTRALIA

    Why change Aborigines into images of ourselves?

    • Brian McCoy
    • 21 August 2006
    12 Comments

    It was one thing for some of our politicians to reveal that they clearly misunderstand Aboriginal people and their culture. It is quite another thing when a reporter goes to live in a community for ten days and thinks she got the measure of 'the cultural and social issues at play'.

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  • AUSTRALIA

    Shake, rattle and roll with John Howard

    • Brendan Long
    • 21 August 2006

    Unnerved in the knowledge that the Government is hurting over the pain to families from record petrol prices, the Prime Minister grabs the lectern at the dispatch box a bit too tightly and strives to make eye contact with the cameras as his staff have instructed.

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  • AUSTRALIA

    Victory eludes both Israel and Hezbollah

    • Mihal Greener
    • 21 August 2006
    4 Comments

    Lebanon and its people have suffered incomprehensible devastation, and Israel has shown its enemies that it could not effectively combat an enemy as elusive as Hezbollah. The group has nevertheless been weakened, albeit to an uncertain extent.

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    There's always something to learn about leadership

    • Michael Mullins & James Massola
    • 21 August 2006

    When he was installed last week, Archbishop Mark Coleridge of Canberra-Goulburn said that it can't be left to the leader to have all the bright ideas and to make all the best suggestions.  

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    Teaching history of our region is also important

    • Jack Waterford
    • 21 August 2006

    If the Federal Government is serious about history, it should be devoting as much time to having us understand the history of our neighbours, and having our neighbours understand our sense of our own. It's mostly virgin territory.

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