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  • AUSTRALIA

    Immigration amendments rejection a win for human rights

    • Phil Glendenning
    • 21 August 2006

    The Parliament has shown it is no longer willing to play politics with the lives of asylum seekers. But this latest victory simply maintains the status quo, and eight more people have been sent to Nauru in the past week.

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  • AUSTRALIA

    Compassion requires more courage than war

    • Katharina Weiss
    • 07 August 2006

    To fight wars we have to deny our own and others’ humanity. Israeli Defence Force commander General Dan Halutz was asked about his feelings when he piloted a plane dropping bombs on people in Gaza in 2002. His reply was that he felt 'a light bump to the plane'.

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  • AUSTRALIA

    Setbacks in the War for Simple Pleasures

    • Michael Mullins & James Massola
    • 07 August 2006

    Our 'Simple Pleasures' series is not intended as light relief from the gravitas of many of the articles in Eureka Street. Instead, they ground our more serious commentaries, providing an insight into exactly what constitutes a better world for the human beings who live in it.

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  • AUSTRALIA

    Darfur's tenuous peace deal penned in blood

    • Ben Fraser
    • 07 August 2006

    Since the Darfur Peace Agreement was ratified in May, the Sudanese government has variously courted, confused and harangued the international community in an apparent successful effort to create discord in the peace process.

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  • AUSTRALIA

    How to eat simply and well at the same time

    • David Sutherland
    • 07 August 2006
    1 Comment

    In the First World, wealthy people tend to be slim, while many of the poor are obese. This is in stark contrast to poorer countries, where body fat can be seen as a sign of prosperity and good health, and is often considered attractive.

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  • AUSTRALIA

    When kindness takes over from love

    • Jennifer Sinclair
    • 07 August 2006

    Harold is Jennifer's father. Over the last few years, he had gradually transformed from husband to carer. He tended to his wife's ever increasing physical needs 24 hours a day until, at 78, he could cope no longer with neither the physical demands nor the emotional assault.

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  • AUSTRALIA

    Discourse without dialogue in Australian politics

    • Tony Smith
    • 07 August 2006
    1 Comment

    Former Labor minister John Button anticipated the current low point in political discourse, with defenders and critics of government policy having lost the capacity to engage in dialogue, particularly in the field of public morality.

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  • AUSTRALIA

    Simple Pleasures: Checking the rain gauge

    • Paul Daffey
    • 07 August 2006
    1 Comment

    In 1999, after a decade of noting rainfall figures for his fellow retirees, a Bureau of Meteorology representative asked Andy Ultri whether he would be interested in joining the hundreds of volunteers around Australia who record official rainfall figures for the national weather bureau.

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  • AUSTRALIA

    East Timor Catholic Church caught in the crossfire

    • Paul Cleary
    • 24 July 2006

    The Catholic Church has been actively involved in the crisis in East Timor from the very beginning. It has been both a safe haven for the people affected by it, and a political player.

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  • AUSTRALIA

    Hezbollah, Israel, and the damage done

    • James Massola
    • 24 July 2006

    Lebanon is a state founded upon division. The fighting in the south of Lebanon is nothing new. Today, Hezbollah and Israel are joined in battle. The Middle East could be a very different place by the time this fight is finished.

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  • AUSTRALIA

    Images that stick in my mind

    • Morag Fraser
    • 24 July 2006

    Out of the chaos of the past weeks, three images fix themselves in my mind. Images from Israel, Lebanon, London. Three people, three individual experiences. If only the boy could be educated by the woman. If only the man could mentor both boys.

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  • AUSTRALIA

    Military power no way to uphold human dignity

    • Andrew Hamilton
    • 24 July 2006
    5 Comments

    Suicide bombing, kidnapping and rocket attacks are morally indefensible. They commonly demean the humanity of those who indulge in them and those who suffer them. The response to acts of violence is morally more complex.

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