June 12th 2010


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COVER STORY: Financing of terrorism in Australia

EDITORIAL: BP scandal spreads beyond Gulf of Mexico

OPINION: Super-profits tax creates climate of uncertainty

FOREIGN AFFAIRS: Beijing thwarts sanctions against North Korea

CANBERRA OBSERVED: Rudd Government planned showdown with miners

FOREIGN TRADE: China slowdown spells trouble for Australia

PAID PARENTAL LEAVE: Rudd and Abbott overlook stay-at-home mothers

REPRODUCTIVE HEALTH: The chilling reality of late-term abortion

ILLICIT DRUGS: Labor and Greens defeat DLP bid to ban bongs

GLOBAL FINANCIAL CRISIS: Regulators crack down on speculation

OPINION: Time to reclaim Australian history

ENVIRONMENT: Al Gore's actions speak louder than words

GREAT BRITAIN: Who will rescue Britain from its present madness?

Economic illiteracy (letter)

Statistically insignificant (letter)

ALP branch-stacking (letter)

The truth and Kevin Rudd (letter)

AS THE WORLD TURNS: In praise of pessimism

BOOK REVIEW: THE WORLD TURNED UPSIDE DOWN: The Global Battle Over God, Truth, and Power, by Melanie Phillips

BOOK REVIEW: WHAT'S WRONG WITH ANZAC? The Militarisation of Australian History, by Marilyn Lake and Henry Reynolds

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Statistically insignificant (letter)


by Lance Eccles

News Weekly, June 12, 2010
Sir,

The Monash academic Dr Mindy Blaise, whose work is described in "Kinder kids quizzed on their sexuality" (News Weekly, May 29, 2010), does not seem to realise that her choice of words subverts her ideological framework.

She says of one of her subjects that the little girl "has drawn upon the heterosexual matrix in her naming of the crocodiles as complementary genders".

Her use of the word "complementary" in referring to male-female relations suggests that any other gender combination is non-complementary and therefore unsatisfactory.

Her project, based on a statistically insignificant sample of fewer than 20 subjects, is symptomatic of the trivial activities that pass for research in so many university departments.

Lance Eccles,
Goulburn, NSW




























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