Advertising Standards Bureau – Exit common sense

Paul Russell | 13 December 2010 | CAREFUL! |  
tags: advertising, Australia, Exit

Marriage is no place for me-too-ism

Tim Cannon | 24 November 2010 | FEATURES |  
tags: Australia, same-sex marriage
Let's go back to the beginning. Why does anyone deserve the protection offered by legally-recognised marriage?

Liberation—or deprivation?

David van Gend | 16 November 2010 | FEATURES |  
tags: Australia, parenting, same-sex marriage
The legalisation of same-sex marriage means that children will grow up without mothers or without fathers. This is progress?

Australian suicide pact dilemma

Jared Yee | 12 November 2010 | CAREFUL! |  
tags: assisted suicide, Australia, suicide pact

More about adults, less about kids

Susan Smithies | 07 September 2010 | FEATURES |  
tags: Australia, same-sex adoption
An Australian parliamentary debate on same-sex adoption shows gay rights to the fore.

Can you hear us now?

Melinda Tankard Reist | 31 August 2010 | FEATURES |  
tags: Australia, pornography, sexualisation of children
Australian women raise a collective shout against the pornification of culture and the harm it is doing.

Australia’s Greenslide

Michael Cook | 24 August 2010 | FEATURES |  
tags: Australia, Greens
Same-sex marriage is back on the agenda now that social radicals have the balance of power.

Women on the work-life tightrope

Misty de Vries | 05 May 2010 | FEATURES |  
tags: Australia, women, work-life balance
Even in laid-back Australia women are losing the struggle to balance a place in the workforce with their place in the home.

‘Equal parenting rights after separation’ law under threat from Australian government

Warwick Marsh | 08 February 2010 | FAMILY EDGE |  
tags: Australia, divorce, parenting
It appears that the Australian government has embraced a campaign to roll back moderate changes to family law made in 2006 giving children equal access to both their mother and father in the event of separation. At the time these changes were endorsed by both Government and the Opposition.

Sorry, but we are still abusing children

Carolyn Moynihan | 24 November 2009 | FAMILY EDGE |  
tags: Australia, child abuse
Australian Prime Minister Kevin Rudd’s apology to former orphans and child migrants who suffered a lack of love and care -- if not outright abuse -- highlights another chapter in the heartrending story of children treated as chattels by enlightened and progressive nations last century. Sadly, it is a story that is still being written.

At least in Oz, universal cover is good sense, not socialism

Angela Shanahan | 19 November 2009 | FEATURES |  
tags: Australia, Obamacare
An Australian journalist explains why her country’s health insurance system leaves Obamacare in the dust.

Getting Real

Pauline Cooper-Ioelu | 20 October 2009 | FEATURES |  
tags: Australia, sexualisation of children
Australian academics and activists collaborate in a new book to challenge the sexualisation of girls.

Australia’s population booms

Carolyn Moynihan | 30 September 2009 | FAMILY EDGE |  
tags: Australia, birth rates, immigration
Last week, as the Australian Bureau of Statistics announced a 2 per cent leap (439,000 people) in the country’s population in the year to March, a huge dust storm blew in from the arid interior to blanket much of Eastern Australia. Are the two things connected?

Marriage movement makes waves in New Zealand

Carolyn Moynihan | 10 September 2009 | FAMILY EDGE |  
tags: Australia, marriage, New Zealand

The marriage movement is making itself felt in Australia and New Zealand with the publication of a report, 21 Reasons Why Marriage Matters, this week. A coalition of marriage and family advocacy groups is backing the report, which is based on local and international research showing the benefits of marriage over alternative arrangements for family life.

Girls, unprotected

Melinda Tankard Reist | 08 May 2008 | FEATURES |  
tags: Aboriginal Australia, Australia, contraception
The insertion of long-acting contraceptives into the bodies of young girls does not protect them from sexual abuse. It sets them up for greater exploitation.

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