May 21st 2016


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COVER STORY It's a queer theory, with 51 closets to come out of (Part One of two parts)

CANBERRA OBSERVED Labor may find it's not easy to avoid being green

EDITORIAL Double-dissolution trigger may have misfired

ENVIRONMENT Cut tax breaks to wonky green groups: committee

HUMAN RIGHTS Honorary fellow means to dishonourable end

POLITICAL BIOGRAPHY Remembering "populate or perish": Arthur Calwell

EUTHANASIA Belgium: where the devil is refining the details

RESEARCH The scientific objectivity of gender difference (Part Two of two)

MUSIC The muse, leisure and the importance of play

CINEMA Technology and war's cost: Eye in the Sky

BOOK REVIEW Preserving essential social values

BOOK REVIEW Putting postmodernism in its grave

ENGAGING WITH ... JOSEF PIEPER

LETTERS

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COVER STORY It's a queer theory, with 51 closets to come out of (Part One of two parts)
Queer gender theory is at the core of the Safe Schools Coalition Australia program, says Monash University feminist writer Laura McNally.
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CANBERRA OBSERVED Labor may find it's not easy to avoid being green
The prospects of another Labor-Green alliance should send a shiver up the collective spine of the Australian electorate, but Greens leader Richard Di Natale has made it clear this is his definitive objective should Labor manage a narrow win in the coming poll.
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EDITORIAL Double-dissolution trigger may have misfired
As Australia heads into an eight-week election campaign, the trigger for the early election – the defeat of the Government’s Australian Building and Construction Commission Bill – seems to have disappeared into the distant past.
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ENVIRONMENT Cut tax breaks to wonky green groups: committee
A House of Representatives committee has recommended that environmental groups that receive tax-deductible donations should have to spend at least 25 per cent of their money on direct environmental remediation, and tax concessions should not be available to those involved in direct political or criminal activity.
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HUMAN RIGHTS Honorary fellow means to dishonourable end
In January 1991, one year after the Tiananmen Square Massacre, I fled China and arrived in Australia as an overseas student, to embrace freedom in Australia. The freedom I sought included academic freedom.
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POLITICAL BIOGRAPHY Remembering "populate or perish": Arthur Calwell
Arthur Calwell (ALP, Melbourne) would have been 120 years old on August 28, 2016. Today he is all but forgotten; even those who lived through his era often have only a vague recollection of him.
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EUTHANASIA Belgium: where the devil is refining the details
For those tempted to the thought that a euthanasia or assisted-suicide law, once passed, is cast in stone, never to be changed, recent events in Belgium should make you think again.
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RESEARCH The scientific objectivity of gender difference (Part Two of two)
Further to what we saw in the last edition (News Weekly, May 7, 2016), research is also uncovering fascinating information that is counterintuitive to the 21st-century mind.
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MUSIC The muse, leisure and the importance of play
To master a musical instrument requires intense effort, many hours of practice and study. So it is not surprising that it is forgotten that musicians “play” an instrument. The whole thing, at least to musicians, seems like darned hard work.
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CINEMA Technology and war's cost: Eye in the Sky
So-called “drone” warfare is one of the most hotly debated topics in contemporary military practice and foreign policy. Its benefits are great, as it provides a way to conduct surveillance, and wage war, without putting soldiers’ lives at risk. But its very “detachment” from the battlefield can lead to accusations of “detachment” from its impact on the ground. This conflict is central to Gavin Hood’s tense, and intense, philosophical and political thriller, Eye in the Sky.
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BOOK REVIEW Preserving essential social values
The author, Margaret Somerville, is a professor in the Faculty of Law and Faculty of Medicine at McGill University, Canada. Her aim is to look at the various viewpoints on debated questions, and to make a balanced assessment of them. She writes: “I was once told that I am referred to by some CBC journalists as ‘Margo-on-the-other-hand Somerville’.”
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BOOK REVIEW Putting postmodernism in its grave
Counterstrike’s protagonist Harry is a part-time lecturer at a university situated near an unnamed river in Western Australia. Harry is also a part-time lawyer. He is more of a poet than an academic. He shares his flat with his cat Seebee and an extensive library. He is also a war gamer and sees reflected in the games his own presentiments.
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ENGAGING WITH ... JOSEF PIEPER
But another, and, in my opinion, saner voice has made an important contribution to the debate, though that debate has stalled just as the worst fears and uncanny predictions of this second voice have come to pass.
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LETTERS
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