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Holidays and unfinished blog business!

I’m going to be away from Brissie for about a week – visiting a friend who lives outside Toowoomba (and expecting to freeze!) – so won’t be around the intertubes though I’ll be scheduling the Saturday Salon post before I

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Posted in culture, Developing world, feminism, life, Notices, Women

Labor premiers do the differentiation? And other reflections on Mohamed Haneef

There were some suggestions on the thread about Mohamed Haneef that the Labor response to wedges is for Rudd or a shadow minister to agree with the government, only to have Premiers and other state Labor figures cast doubts as

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Posted in Authoritarianism, Crime, Developing world, elections, Howardia, immigration, Law, politics, Terrorism

Timor-Leste, the media and democracy

On another thread, amused made a very astute point very well in a comment: The effect of not having to go out, and actually mix with the hoi polloi to do your reporting is becoming obvious, as is the effect

Posted in Developing world, Foreign policy, media, politics

Thunderbolts from the heavens?

Legislators in Mexico City are moving towards decriminalising abortion. Scott from Lawyers, Guns and Money makes the central point well: The key question of abortion policy is always not whether women will get abortions, but whether non-affluent women will have

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Posted in Apocalypse, Developing world, feminism, Iraq, Law, Lesbian and Gay, Philosophy, politics, Poverty, religion, USA, War

Save the Children Solomon Islands tsunami appeal (now with limerick contest!)

I have a feeling that with all the talk over Peter Beattie and Australian disaster preparedness (or the lack thereof!), there’s been less attention paid than there should have been to the plight of people who actually were hit by

Posted in Developing world, Disasters, Notices
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