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Constitutional Failure

July 7, 2020 - 16:14 -- Admin

If the COVID-19 pandemic has revealed one thing, it is the total inadequacy of the Australian Constitution. Like most people, I know a little about a lot of things and am slightly better informed than many in a few areas, while really expert in none! So I beg your tolerance for my presumption in writing…

The Promising Poppy Syndrome

July 6, 2020 - 14:05 -- Admin

Art, under this current right-wing government has become a dirty word … probably because in these times of economic rationalism, the spending of monies on things that cannot show an immediate “bottom-line” profitability is considered money not well spent. Curious that, as in days of yore, many far-right regimes would invest big-bucks in works of…

Values and change

July 5, 2020 - 19:52 -- Admin

History gives us an imperfect picture of time past. Perspective and purpose of the author of public records can distort the view of what has gone before, but some recorded facts are incontrovertible. Evolution and increasing levels of understanding of science have enabled societies to change over time, although, as currently being illustrated in China,…

What do the major impacts on Aboriginal people today tell us about the history of Australia?

July 4, 2020 - 16:13 -- Admin

What do major issues that impact on Aboriginal people in contemporary Australian society tell us about our history? It is difficult to isolate any of these issues. Each issue weaves into another: identity; health; housing; education; self-determination; recognition of sovereignty; gender issues; custodial issues and racism can all be connected. For example, discussions on identity can be traced to…