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Ethics From The Outsider

March 14, 2011 |

There’s a debate running in Australia whether school children who do not participate in religious studies should be taught Ethics as compensation for what they are missing out on.

‘Oh my god!…’ you might say (unless of course such an … Read More

The Future of Trust – From The Outsider

February 14, 2011 |

The images of senior Australian politicians being bundled into cars to escape the threat of indigenous demonstrators confirms how weak the post-apology environment is in Australia. The whole point of the apology was not to say ‘sorry’ but to build … Read More

Captive Of The System from The Outsider

February 14, 2011 |

Why do we no longer have leaders that can lead?

On the day of his inauguration, Barack Obama ordered the cessation of new military trials at Guantanamo Bay. Two years later that order is about to be lifted as the … Read More

We Are The 99% from The Outsider

January 14, 2011 |

It’s worth reflecting as we follow the Wall Street occupation and similar spontaneous events round the world that the recent grounding of Qantas by its CEO is yet another example of the contestable behaviour of the 1%. The right to … Read More

Polly Speak

October 15, 2010 |

You may have noticed how often Julia Gillard the Australian PM likes to indicate that we are going to tell the ‘Australian people’ just how it is so that there can be no doubt that her election policy views are … Read More

Where’s the Agenda?

June 15, 2010 |

It’s hard to fathom a more lack-lustre political conversation than that surrounding the upcoming Federal election in Australia. There is of course an agenda about which the election should be being fought. Afghanistan (withdrawing from an unwinnable war); ‘local’ warming … Read More