Let the people decide on gay “marriage”
David van Gend | 30 October 2013 |
All Australians deserve a vote on whether children should have both a mother and a father.
Australia needs a referendum on redefining marriage
Michael Cook | 10 September 2013 |
tags: Australia, Kevin Rudd, same-sex marriage, Tony Abbott
The rainbow flag sank like a stone in last weekend's election. But there's no room for complacency.
Decoding a new Prime Minister
Greg Craven | 09 September 2013 |
tags: Australia, Tony Abbott
Australians have elected a new leader with conservative social values. What is he really like?
Why do we bother to vote?
John Armstrong | 06 September 2013 |
As Australians queue up to cast their votes in a Federal election, it's time to pose the timeless question.
Redefining marriage in NZ: lessons for Oz
Carolyn Moynihan | 20 August 2013 |
tags: Australia, New Zealand, same-sex marriage
Same-sex marriage is not inevitable, no matter what its supporters say.
A modest proposal to ease taxpayers’ burdens
Paul Russell | 19 August 2013 |
tags: Australia, euthanasia, Philip Nitschke
Australia's leading euthanasia activist argues that legalisation will keep health budgets from blowing out.
How redefining marriage threatens freedom of speech
Alistair Nicholas | 12 August 2013 |
A pioneer of gay liberation has made it clear that the real goal is an assault on religious values.
Is care for refugees the greatest moral challenge of our time?
Barry Jones | 01 August 2013 |
tags: asylum seekers, Australia, migration, refugees
The problem of "boat people" is acute, but Australians must not dehumanize these refugees, says a former Labor Party president.
Euthanasia by any other name
Paul Russell | 15 November 2012 |
tags: assisted suicide, Australia, euthanasia
is still the deliberate taking of a human life and politicians are right to reject it.
Healing a culture of abuse
Michael Cook | 13 November 2012 |
Australia is going to have a Royal Commission into child sex abuse. Good idea, but will it go to the heart of the matter?
Misogyny for the politically disenchanted
Zac Alstin | 02 November 2012 |
The Australian Prime Minister became an internet sensation after she denounced the misogyny of the Opposition Leader in Parliament. But does the word mean anything any more?
Well done, Tassie. Well done!
Michael Cook | 04 September 2012 |
tags: Australia, same-sex marriage, Tasmania
Tasmania could become the first Australian state to legalise same-sex marriage. Is this just a smokescreen for its economic problems?
Blasts from the past
R. J. Stove | 20 July 2012 |
An Aussie non-fiction apprenticeship way back when
Is Peter Singer a spokesman for the human condition?
Amin Abboud | 15 June 2012 |
tags: Australia, bioethics, Peter Singer
This week the Australian government conferred its highest civil honour upon a notorious philosopher.
Australia’s lifeline: its precarious sea lanes
George Friedman | 23 May 2012 |
tags: Australia, foreign policy, Stratfor
Large, isolated and rich, Australia needs to cultivate a friendship with the US to survive in an dangerous world.