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17 Jul Liberal conservatives want to stay inside the tent

Andrew Tillett -- Australian Financial Review -- 15 July, 2017 John Howard has a blunt message for disillusioned conservatives tempted to abandon the Liberal Party: don't go. Appearing at Sydney University's US Studies Centre, Australia's second longest serving prime minister argued the Liberal Party was custodian of two political...

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06 Jul BDS, Feminism and Gal Gadot

James Paterson - Australian Jewish News - 6 July 2017   Superhero movies have become a staple of Hollywood, but few have garnered as much political attention as Wonder Woman. It’s the latest target of the ugly anti-Israel Boycott Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) campaign. The film has already...

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31 May More questions raised about CFA split

Tom Minear and Anthony Galloway -- Herald Sun -- 31 May, 2017   CLAIMS by the Andrews Government that it is being forced to dismantle the CFA because of a ”completely unworkable” federal law have been thrown into doubt by documents filed at the Fair Work Commission. Premier...

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21 Mar Government’s proposed 18c reform

“The government’s proposal to reform 18C is a major step forward for free speech. I am pleased the government has been guided by the human rights committee’s report to change the Human Rights Commission’s processes and the law itself. Only a combination of these two reforms...

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17 Mar Reform 18C or risk losing it

Chris Merritt -- The Australian -- 17 March, 2017   When the government reveals its plan for section 18C of the Racial Discrimination Act, it will be judged against two criteria: Will it end the furore? And will it address 18C’s vulnerability to a constitutional challenge? Unless the...

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