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Marriage deserves more because it gives more
Chris Meney | 31 August 2007 | FEATURES |  
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The continued provision of preferential support for parents and children over other types of unions is vital for society.


How brave a new world?
Leon R. Kass | 31 August 2007 | FEATURES |  
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There is nothing "brave" or beautiful about the biotechnised world we are entering, says one of America's best-known bioethicists.


The Nanny Diaries
Leticia Velasquez | 31 August 2007 | FEATURES |  
tags: film reviews
A popular film sets out to critique upper-class Manhattan mores but makes a disappointing concession to them.


The crimes of Michael Vick
Michael Cook | 31 August 2007 | FEATURES |  
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When dogs die in Virginia, there's a media frenzy. When patients die in New Orleans, there's silence.


Bush’s Vietnam War history lesson
Robert R. Reilly | 27 August 2007 | FEATURES |  
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Is it naive to suggest that the war in Iraq is like the war in Vietnam?


A new era for African media
Martyn Drakard | 23 August 2007 | FEATURES |  
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Why does the West think that war, famine and death are Africa's only commodities, asks an award-winning journalist.


Abstinence education: are we asking the right questions?
Jokin de Irala | 22 August 2007 | FEATURES |  
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Research findings seem to show that abstinence only education "doesn't work". Surely that means we have to make it better, not just give up.


Canada ponders polygamy
Margaret Somerville | 20 August 2007 | FEATURES |  
tags: polyamory, polygamy, same-sex marriage
Now that same-sex marriage has been legalised, it seems inconsistent to prosecute Canada's polygamists.


Is inter-faith dialogue faltering?
Andrew Byrne | 20 August 2007 | FEATURES |  
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The culture wars are bad enough. Now the Vatican says that Protestant churches aren't real churches. What's going on?


Do science and rationality support atheism?
Edward Remler | 18 August 2007 | FEATURES |  
tags: atheism
No, says a nuclear physicist. To understand why, you must be prepared to face the Fundamental Question of Philosophy: Why is there anything rather than nothing?


Focus on media: Magazines faking the feminine
Selena Ewing | 17 August 2007 | FEATURES |  
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A report being launched in Australia this weekend aims to open the eyes of young women to what Cosmo culture is all about.


Focus on media: ad-proofing your kids
Tania Andrusiak | 17 August 2007 | FEATURES |  
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When the school photographer offers to touch up your child's picture she could always say, 'No thanks'.


Focus on media: A toxic culture for girls
Melinda Tankard Reist | 17 August 2007 | FEATURES |  
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The shameless exploitation of little girls by commercial interests is poisoning a generation.


The woman from Meath
Frank Brennan | 16 August 2007 | FEATURES |  
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A palliative care physician remembers a moment of love.


Playing catch-up with scientific change
Stephen Buckle | 16 August 2007 | FEATURES |  
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One of the great cliches of modern journalism is that technology is racing far ahead of morals. A very convenient excuse, says a philosopher.


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