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  • AUSTRALIA

    Tonga at the crossroads (again)

    • Hugh Laracy
    • 13 June 2006

    Once a model nation state—Hugh Laracy considers Tonga’s future.

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  • AUSTRALIA

    Political diplomacy

    • Sol Encel
    • 13 June 2006

    Sol Encel on the life of Professor William Macmahon Ball.  

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  • AUSTRALIA

    Football and social harmony

    • Michael Mullins & James Massola
    • 12 June 2006
    1 Comment

    The Australian national football team has played and won its first game in a World Cup for 32 years. Not for nothing did Kofi Annan remark recently that he wished the UN could bring people together so effectively, and in such good spirits.

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  • AUSTRALIA

    Ways of reading sexual abuse in Aboriginal communities

    • Myrna Tonkinson
    • 12 June 2006
    4 Comments

    It has become unpopular to invoke cultural and individual factors to explain the appalling conditions of Australia's Indigenous population. Some of the pronouncements emanating from government and other quarters are patronising and couched in terms that suggest that Indigenous people are wilfully recalcitrant.

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  • AUSTRALIA

    Grass roots amongst the rubble

    • Rebecca Duffy
    • 12 June 2006

    Rebecca Duffy is an Australian student studying in Indonesia. She witnessed first-hand the earthquake in Yogyakarta; this is her account.

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  • AUSTRALIA

    Do Indonesian maids really lie as a matter of course?

    • Dewi Anggraeni
    • 12 June 2006

    The depiction of domestic helpers from Indonesia is disturbing. At home, they're portrayed as puerile characters, easily manipulated and needing guidance. In destination countries, they're seen as bereft of any sense of ethics or morality.

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  • AUSTRALIA

    How to measure corporate social responsibility

    • John Sweeney
    • 12 June 2006
    15 Comments

    Corporate social responsibility is not the same as ethical behaviour, but it is an important component of such action. It is therefore important to measure companies’ social responsibility and work out how their performance can be improved.

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  • AUSTRALIA

    The rise of family values in Angela Merkel's new Germany

    • Peter Matheson
    • 12 June 2006

    Phrases such as ‘family values’ are increasingly bandied about, as a conservative reaction against modern pluralism, and against ethnic, particularly Turkish enclaves, in the 'new' Germany.

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  • AUSTRALIA

    Watermark

    • Martin Flanagan
    • 12 June 2006

    Martin Flanagan on Tasmanian Aborigines, Henry Melville and the ABC.

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  • AUSTRALIA

    What’s a charity?

    • Toby O’Connor
    • 12 June 2006

    The draft Charities Bill 2003

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  • AUSTRALIA

    The forgotten people

    • Fatima Measham
    • 12 June 2006

    Fatima Measham on the dilemma of poverty in Australia.

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  • AUSTRALIA

    The diversions of war

    • Andrew Hamilton
    • 11 June 2006

    It is a minor paradox of war that in film clips, the politicians and generals who confer about present wars seem larger than life, whereas in the footage of past wars they look shrivelled—diminished by the destruction they have abetted.

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