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Because one pointless controversy isn’t enough.

Tonight I saw one of those typical chase-the-dole-bludger-and-force-him-to-let-you-find-him-a-job stories on TT/ACA/whatever. The journo was reading out quotes from “viewers” to the poor guy as he ran down a mall. Bitching about how unfair it was that he got to live

Posted in government, media

Rest in peace.

Bernie Banton, who will be remembered as the man who led and won the drawn-out battle for compensation from the building products giant James Hardie has died at his home in Sydney. Mr Banton, who suffered from mesothelioma, died at

Posted in life

Progressing the Senate

There’s a greater focus on the role of the Senate since the Howard Government gained control of both Houses. That’s a very good thing, and let’s hope it continues. Most of the Senate focus has been on the importance of

Posted in federal election '07, feminism, health, science

Wolves at our door…

8 days left, Mr Howard. Plenty of time to whip up something similar.

Posted in media, politics

Wild, Wild West

The last 9 days of the election look set to be quite the grab-bag of issues here in WA. The “AARRGH! SCARY UNIONS WILL DESTROY STUFF THE COUNTRY” meme has been dealt a bit of a blow now that two

Posted in federal election '07

Quantum geek blog stoushes hit the big time

A guest post by Mick Something really weird is happening in science right now, it seems that the blogosphere is changing the nature of scientific discourse. A great example of this, and one that I’m familiar with because it’s a

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Posted in culture, science


A new study, whose findings were released today, provides further evidence to suggest that there is no link between induced abortion and breast cancer. A 2003 international expert panel convened by the National Cancer Institute reviewed and assessed research regarding

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Posted in feminism, health, Medicine, politics, science

The Lancing of Howard

A guest post by Bernice Balconey Lancet Editorial Volume 369, Number 9570, 21 April 2007 Australia: the politics of fear and neglect Australian clinical and public-health research is an emblem of excellence across the Asia-Pacific region. That enviable position is

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Posted in Federal Elections, health, Howardia, indigenous, media, politics, science

Don't Mention the War!

A guest post by Audrey Apple From today’s The Advertiser: Holocaust glossed over “London: British schools are dropping the Holocaust from history lessons to avoid offending Muslim pupils, a government-backed study has shown. The study found some teachers were reluctant

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Posted in education, media, politics, religion

A great woman

South Australian Liberal Senator Jeannie Ferris has died in a Canberra hospital after a battle with cancer. Senator Ferris was diagnosed with ovarian cancer in 2005 and had been receiving treatment at the Canberra Hospital for the past several weeks.

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Posted in feminism, life, politics
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