It’s Not Cricket

The news that a municipal council in Melbourne has banned local cricketers from playing the popular, fast-paced Twenty20 in more than 40 parks raises questions about the increasingly litigious and risk-averse culture in which we live today.

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It’s Not Cricket

Editorial

For the past three decades a number of exponents of apocalyptic outcomes have suggested that the world faces a population explosion.

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Taking Care of Childcare

Childcare should not be a battle ground. Parents need to be able to make a living for themselves and provide a future for their children. They should not be penalised by a system that makes going to work impractical or expensive.

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Taking Care of Childcare

Closing The Gap

Every Australian wants to be able to think that his or her life has been at least as good as the lives of his or her parents and that the lives of his or her children will be better than the life that he or she has led.

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Closing The Gap

Cutting Government Red Tape

Tony Abbott, the Leader of the Opposition, has often said that the first duty of government is to do no harm. Recently he also spoke of government doing fewer things but better.

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Cutting Government Red Tape

The Totalitarian Impulse

The lure of communism has somewhat dimmed these days as the world recalls the horrors of the bloodiest century in human history.

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Human Freedom, Toleration, and Peaceful Co-existence

Though many see them as opposites, both East and West are in a sense enmeshed in the same problem: both are betraying their own deepest spiritual roots.

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A Pattern of Behaviour

It is little wonder that the people have lost trust in her and her government. Their consent has been abused.

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Robert Menzies and Freedom of Speech

Freedom of speech is today under threat in Australia.

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Iran Turns Arab Spring Frosty

A year since the ‘Arab Spring’ erupted it has become clearer that a major thrust has not been genuine democratisation and liberalism but a wave of Islamism sweeping across the Arab world.

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Iran Turns Arab Spring Frosty