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Same-sex marriage and the “political advocacy” of the AMA

5 September 2017 7:31 am

Dr Pansy Lai, a practicing Sydney GP, who appeared on the Australian Christian Lobby’s advertisement for the “no” campaign last…

Euthanasia: definitions matter

4 September 2017 6:03 pm

The worldwide movement to enshrine legislation to enable certain people to die prematurely either at their own hands, with medical…

Sexual consent courses should teach “don’t get raped” as well as “don’t rape”

4 September 2017 1:57 pm

How annoying to be a judge and not be allowed to speak out against stupidity which makes people vulnerable to…

You’ve got a right to say “no”

4 September 2017 7:33 am

I’ve known that it was more likely than not I might be gay since I first learned the words to…

Indigenous people used as sacrificial lambs

1 September 2017 3:56 pm

There was a lot of media focus on the video of street violence that Indigenous elders from Wyndham, Roebourne and…

To fight racism, the Left should first look to their own

1 September 2017 12:37 pm

Over the last few weeks, the left has been a very happy bunch. With the ‘Unite the Right’ rally on…

The best banking regulator? Competition

1 September 2017 7:30 am

Australian banking is in a tough spot. The recent Commonwealth Bank scandal, involving a systemic breach of anti-money laundering laws,…

The bravery of Jacinta Price

31 August 2017 5:44 pm

Often the most vicious attacks from the left are reserved for people they claim to care about, this occurs when…

When fake is fine

31 August 2017 12:12 pm

The failing Fairfax newspapers are obsessed by evil, wicked, right-wing, racist, Trump-loving “fake news” — obsessed to RUOK? levels. Unless,…

But it’s all about equality, right?

31 August 2017 7:28 am

We are in the middle of a storm of misinformation as the plebiscite on same-sex marriage draws near. Who do…

Whale beats kale

30 August 2017 8:24 pm

I love whales. They are beautiful, majestic – and delicious. And they – or rather this post – will lose…

The Greens don’t let a tragedy go to waste

30 August 2017 5:43 pm

It seems the Greens in NSW have taken a breather from taking pot shots at one another to go back…

Since when were sharks more valuable than human life?

30 August 2017 1:08 pm

The day before Tadashi Nakahara was killed by a shark, I was surfing at the same location. It was late…

The libertarian case against marriage equality

30 August 2017 7:23 am

On 27 November 2007, the legal hammer fell on Massachusetts’ resident David Parker as he lost his court battle to…

The real Macquarie

29 August 2017 8:14 pm

Lachlan Macquarie. The name of New South Wales fifth governor is now the subject of controversy, its owner branded a symbol…

Fairfax follies on environment leave us green about the gills

29 August 2017 5:19 pm

Attempts by government to push power prices down is nothing but a “distraction”, according to the genius analysis of Mark Kenny…

Our leftie lingo around domestic violence is awry

29 August 2017 3:53 pm

Welcome to gendered violence groundhog day.   Yet again today it’s reported more funding is being dedicated to “women and families fleeing domestic violence.” …

Teachers as activists

29 August 2017 11:33 am

Earlier this month, parents at Forestville Public School in the Northern beaches were invited to watch their children perform in…

Australia: trapped by cheap credit

29 August 2017 7:26 am

The Reserve Bank of Australia has all but conceded that Australia is trapped in a debt and asset price bubble…

The demon of the absolute

28 August 2017 5:40 pm

BOSTON – UNITED STATES The word of the week over here was ‘iconoclasm’. Estimable journals have been dropping it, from…

Immigration? Once again, SHY hasn’t a clue

28 August 2017 2:20 pm

Remember when Sarah Hanson-Young was stripped of her immigration portfolio last August?   Here is the reason why.   SHY appears to believe…

The same-sex marriage brigade need to be humbled

28 August 2017 7:26 am

The LGBTI liberation movement needs to be humbled, and the best way to do it is to vote ‘No’ to…

What are doctors really saying about assisted suicide and euthanasia

27 August 2017 7:34 am

In the modern era, the role of the doctor has moved away from a paternalistic one and more towards an…

Getting Indigenous history right

26 August 2017 3:15 pm

Before we start tearing down statues of Captain Cook and Governor Macquarie in a misguided attempt to atone for Australia’s…

The strange death of Europe

25 August 2017 12:46 pm

There exists in German a wonderful word, both oddly haunting and untranslatable: Geschichtsmüde, which translates into something roughly akin to…