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The Wheeler Centre
New News: Media Policy: Has Australia Got One, and Does it Need One?
Julian Burnside on the High Court’s Malaysian Solution Decision
Julian Burnside has written on the High Court’s decision overturning the government’s Malaysian solution on the ABC’s The Drum. Here’s an excerpt of what he wrote:
In the past 15 years, most boat arrivals have been Afghan Hazaras fleeing the Taliban, Iraqis fleeing Saddam Hussein, Iranians fleeing the theocracy in that country, and Tamils fleeing genocide in Sri Lanka. Not surprisingly, a very high…
Friday Choice Cuts
This week has been a veritable hotbed of controversy. Here’s our wrap.
Amina Arraf, a lesbian Syrian blogger, was abducted by Syrian authorities during the week, prompting howls of protest around the world - at least until it emerged that she may be the figment of someone’s imagination. If that’s the case, it would be a distasteful distraction from the life-and-death struggle many Syrians…
Spotlight on Fatima Bhutto
The Bhutto family is, in the words of George Negus, “one of the world’s most amazing political dynasties”. The ubiquity of the Bhutto name in Pakistani politics - like that of the Gandhi name in neighbouring India - has a fateful quality to it: born into politics, its most prominent members have given their lives to politics. And with the recent assassination of Osama…
Intelligence Squared Debates
Faith-based Religious Education Has No Place in Public Schools
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