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  • AUSTRALIA

    Moment of moral truth

    • Michael Mullins & James Massola
    • 24 July 2006
    2 Comments

    United Nations relief coordinator Jan Egeland has condemned the destruction caused by Israeli airstrikes in Beirut as a 'violation of humanitarian law'. Meanwhile the website of Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert leads with his proclamation to the Members of Knesset: 'This is a National Moment of Truth'.

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  • AUSTRALIA

    Poor People's Summit on the Niger River

    • Anthony Ham
    • 24 July 2006
    1 Comment

    As the leaders of the world’s richest and most powerful countries gathered in St Petersburg this month, a few hundred activists were meeting in a dusty frontier town 350km beyond Timbuktu, for what they dubbed ‘the Poor People’s Summit’.

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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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  • AUSTRALIA

    Graphic smoke packs a shock to the system

    • Alice Bergin
    • 24 July 2006

    The Federal Government is seeking to scare the smoking public with the replacement of tamer text warnings with a range of photographs depicting cases of lung disease, tongue cancers and even a dissected brain.

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  • AUSTRALIA

    David Hicks' rights under natural law

    • Daniel Baldino
    • 10 July 2006
    9 Comments

    Howard’s legal positivist stance limits individual rights to the confines of a particular legal system. In the ‘war against terrorism’, there is no safeguard against executive excesses or the seizure by the state of absolute power, no basis to defend the dignity of human persons.

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  • AUSTRALIA

    Vinnies' sad heart over Welfare to Work legislation

    • John Falzon
    • 10 July 2006
    5 Comments

    The new Welfare to Work legislation was implemented on 1 July. The St Vincent de Paul Society marked the day with a sad heart. National Council CEO Dr John Falzon says the new laws will see many people with disabilities and single mothers and their children pushed into greater poverty and indignity.

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  • AUSTRALIA

    Long road back for Ramos Horta

    • Paul Cleary
    • 10 July 2006
    5 Comments

    In 2006, the East Timorese government’s inept handling of a dispute in the army involving soldiers from the western region of East Timor put the young nation on the brink of civil war. Now Jose Ramos Horta has been installed as Prime Minister, but will it make a difference?

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  • AUSTRALIA

    Old Europe reigns supreme in World Cup

    • James Massola
    • 10 July 2006
    2 Comments

    While refereeing standards have been the subject of much debate at this World Cup, and some have decried the paucity of goals, the re-assertion of ‘Old Europe’s’ footballing pre-eminence has escaped serious analysis.

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  • AUSTRALIA

    Washed clean

    • Andrew Hamilton
    • 09 July 2006

    In Cambodia, included in the celebration of the new year is a washing ceremony.

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  • AUSTRALIA

    News from everywhere

    • Kathryn O’Connor, Anthony Ham
    • 09 July 2006

    MedicarePlus  |  Global village

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  • AUSTRALIA

    Gloves on

    • Jack Waterford
    • 09 July 2006

    Of all the comments made after Mark Latham’s surprise ascension to the Labor leadership, Paul Keating’s remark—that it represented a defeat for the bankrupt ALP factional system and its operatives—was the most sound.

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