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Australian Politics


So hot right now: the Middle Ages in the climate change debate

Louise D'Arcens and Clare Monagle | 05 November 2014 | FEATURES |  
tags: Australian politics, climate change, Middle Ages
The “medieval” insult exposes our politicians’ often ill-defined and contested ideas of progress.


The final dismissal

Michael Cook | 21 October 2014 | FEATURES |  
tags: Australia, Australian politics
Gough Whitlam, the charismatic protagonist of Australia's most momentous constitutional crisis, has died at 98.


You can work past 65 if you want!

Warren Sanderson and Sergei Scherbov | 01 June 2014 | FAMILY EDGE |  
tags: ageing population, Australian politics, retirement age


Australia: advice for the new management

Margaret Somerville | 19 November 2013 | FEATURES |  
tags: Australian politics, ethics
A few ethical voices crying in the wilderness can make a major difference.


Ageing Matilda and the threat to democracy

Luke Kemp | 30 April 2013 | FEATURES |  
tags: Australian politics, democracy, intergenerational equity
A young Australian argues that youth interests need protection against an emerging gerontocracy.


Australian politician ridicules same-sex marriage

Michael Cook | 16 August 2011 | FAMILY EDGE |  
tags: Australian politics, family, same-sex marriage
Bob Katter is a member of Federal Parliament from an electorate in North Queensland which is larger than Spain. He is one of the great mavericks of Australian politics. Today he addressed the issue of same-sex unions at the National Marriage Day in Canberra.


“Don’t meddle with marriage”

Carolyn Moynihan | 16 August 2011 | FAMILY EDGE |  
tags: Australian politics, family, same-sex marriage
Australian family advocates and supporters have travelled to the federal capital, Canberra, today to tell politicians, “Don’t meddle with marriage”.


Give me a little respect, baby, ooo…

Bill Muehlenberg | 05 February 2010 | FEATURES |  
tags: abortion, Australian politics, social engineering
The Australian state of Victoria has appointed a Minister for Respect. He might as well sing for it.


Pure cynicism

Carolyn Moynihan | 29 January 2010 | FEATURES |  
tags: abstinence, Australian politics, sex education
Horrors! The next prime minister of Australia might be a man who advocates virginity for young people.


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