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CANBERRA OBSERVED How stopping the boats helps Christian refugees

RURAL AFFAIRS Abject market appeasement the government's only policy

WOMEN'S HEALTH Abortion and breast cancer: hitting a feminist raw nerve

CHILD CARE INQUIRY Govt's wealth transfer from single-income to dual-income families

ECONOMIC AFFAIRS Minimum wage is the cornerstone of the family wage

ECONOMIC AFFAIRS A change in economic direction is sorely needed

EDITORIAL Reflections on the Israel-Hamas conflict

AUSTRALIAN CONSTITUTION Should Aboriginal people be recognised in the Constitution?

HUMAN RIGHTS Stifling free speech through 'hate speech' legislation

FOREIGN AFFAIRS Will President Xi Jinping be China's Gorbachev?

LETTERS

CINEMA Reflections on two action-thrillers

BOOK REVIEW The 1965 Indonesian coup: a flawed account

BOOK REVIEW Christianity the crucible of freedom

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CANBERRA OBSERVED How stopping the boats helps Christian refugees
With the resumption of federal parliament, the apparently interminable theatre surrounding the government’s Budget, particularly the fate of various contentious measures — including the Medicare co-payment, deregulation of tertiary fees, the government’s paid parental leave scheme, indexation of the petroleum excise and repeal of the mining tax — will preoccupy the Canberra press gallery, and both the broadcast and print media.
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RURAL AFFAIRS Abject market appeasement the government's only policy
Russia’s targeting of $A400 million of Australian food exports and the government’s muddled response are just the latest setback for a sector struggling under failed policy approaches. 
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WOMEN'S HEALTH Abortion and breast cancer: hitting a feminist raw nerve
On Thursday, August 7, Eric Abetz, the Federal Minister for Employment and Leader of the Government in the Upper House, appeared on Channel 10’s evening program, The Project, supposedly as a “guest speaker”. The program purports to be “the news done differently” and to be “joining in the conversations going on in living rooms around the country”.
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CHILD CARE INQUIRY Govt's wealth transfer from single-income to dual-income families
On the July 22, 2014, the Commonwealth government Productivity Commission released its draft report on childcare and early childhood learning (CECL), predominantly exploring funding options for early childhood education and care (ECEC).
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ECONOMIC AFFAIRS Minimum wage is the cornerstone of the family wage
The United States minimum wage is not the cause of high unemployment among American blacks, nor are large amounts of government-to-government aid being siphoned off today by corrupt leaders in developing nations, as claimed by Hal G.P. Colebatch.
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ECONOMIC AFFAIRS A change in economic direction is sorely needed
Economics, as a discipline, has rarely been free from the temptation to cloak ordinarily simple propositions — frequently of questionable value — in difficult and confusing language.
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EDITORIAL Reflections on the Israel-Hamas conflict
After a month of bitter fighting in the densely-populated Gaza strip, a tenuous ceasefire has been established at the time of writing, which one may hope will evolve into a cessation of hostilities.
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AUSTRALIAN CONSTITUTION Should Aboriginal people be recognised in the Constitution?
The Hon. Bill Hassell, AM, JP, was Liberal leader of the opposition in Western Australia during the mid-1980s and Agent General for WA from 1994 to 1996, and is a life member of the Liberal Party. His article below is a shortened version of one originally published in Policy Journal, a quarterly magazine which seeks to stimulate public policy discussion in the WA division of the Liberal Party.
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HUMAN RIGHTS Stifling free speech through 'hate speech' legislation
On August 5, the Prime Minister, Mr Tony Abbott, dumped his promised repeal of controversial provisions in the Racial Discrimination Act 1975. By coincidence, the Australian Human Rights Commission two days later was scheduled to host a symposium in Sydney on free speech. The following article is from a paper presented at the symposium by Dr Augusto Zimmermann, a senior law lecturer at Murdoch University, Perth.
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FOREIGN AFFAIRS Will President Xi Jinping be China's Gorbachev?
China’s Communist Party controls everything. With a membership of 82.6 million, it is the world’s biggest political party.
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BOOK REVIEW The 1965 Indonesian coup: a flawed account

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