September 13th 2014


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CANBERRA OBSERVED Successful National Marriage Day celebrated in Canberra

NATIONAL AFFAIRS Nick Minchin tells ADM to try again for GrainCorp

UNITED KINGDOM Will Scotland's vote spell the end of the Union?

ILLICIT DRUGS Marijuana 'for medicinal purposes' a wolf in sheep's clothing

SOCIETY How Australia can combat prostitution and trafficking

NATIONAL MARRIAGE DAY Reflections on the revolution of 2004

NATIONAL AFFAIRS Mining tax repeal puts government back on track

EDUCATION The case for granting schools more autonomy

EDITORIAL No winners in escalating Ukraine conflict

INTERNATIONAL AFFAIRS Downsized NATO no match for Putin's Russia

CINEMA The unlikely origins of heroism

BOOK REVIEW Historical myths demolished

BOOK REVIEW Ambassador to Hitler's Germany

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CANBERRA OBSERVED Successful National Marriage Day celebrated in Canberra
With the resumption of Parliament after the winter break, the annual National Marriage Day was celebrated at Parliament House, Canberra on Wednesday, August 27, with a number of keynote speakers and a most successful dinner at the National Press Club, addressed by Australia’s greatest woman tennis player, Dr Margaret Court.
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NATIONAL AFFAIRS Nick Minchin tells ADM to try again for GrainCorp
If Australia’s iconic wheat single-selling desk was dismantled because of corrupt practices by AWB Ltd, then it surely follows that Treasurer Joe Hockey should reject Nick Minchin’s recent proposal that United States grains giant ADM should make a new bid for Australia’s GrainCorp.
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UNITED KINGDOM Will Scotland's vote spell the end of the Union?
The United Kingdom of Great Britain could soon be a thing of the past if Scotland votes for independence in a referendum to be held on September 18.
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ILLICIT DRUGS Marijuana 'for medicinal purposes' a wolf in sheep's clothing
A well-coordinated public relations campaign is underway across Australia to persuade state and territory governments to follow the example of 20 U.S. states and legalise cannabis for medicinal purposes.
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SOCIETY How Australia can combat prostitution and trafficking
Australia, instead of legalising prostitution, should emulate the remarkable success of Sweden, Norway and Iceland in combating prostitution, people-trafficking and organised crime, says Western Australian state Liberal MP, Peter Abetz.
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NATIONAL MARRIAGE DAY Reflections on the revolution of 2004
“In a time of universal deceit — telling the truth is a revolutionary act” — George Orwell.
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NATIONAL AFFAIRS Mining tax repeal puts government back on track
After weeks of patient negotiations during the winter recess, the Abbott government has secured a major breakthrough with most of the minor party senators voting to repeal the mining tax, one of the signature promises of the Prime Minister in the run-up to the 2013 election.
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EDUCATION The case for granting schools more autonomy
The desire to give government schools increased autonomy and flexibility has enjoyed the support of both major political parties.
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EDITORIAL No winners in escalating Ukraine conflict
The growing crisis in eastern Ukraine, where Russian military forces have apparently intervened directly in support of the armed separatists who were facing defeat at the hands of Ukrainian forces, marks a major escalation of a conflict which has been simmering since Russia annexed the Crimean peninsula in March.
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INTERNATIONAL AFFAIRS Downsized NATO no match for Putin's Russia
As United States defence and foreign policy lurches from one disaster to another, and Putin’s Russia becomes more openly bellicose, a senior British general has warned that, after years of military cuts, Nato has become powerless to stop a Russian invasion of eastern Europe.
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CINEMA The unlikely origins of heroism
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