School of Humanities and Social Sciences

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Something is fishy when bigots' rights are put ahead of protections for the vulnerable, writes Peter Balint. 

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While Senator Conroy's comments to Lieutenant-General Angus Campbell were offensive, what is more significant is the context that forced a distinguished military commander into a politically charged exchange in the first place, writes Gavin Mount. 

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The Abbott government is lining itself up as a purist in the neoclassical economics camp and business and the unemployed alike won't be spared, writes Lindy Edwards. 

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The detention of a retired Australian intelligence agent and the raid on a lawyer's office in Canberra should prompt questions about our fairness in negotiating with East Timor, writes Clinton Fernandes. 

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Ships carry more than 90 percent of our international trade by volume. They need protecting, argues James Goldrick. 

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Tony Abbott's role as Minister for Women might just work to our advantage if he takes the position seriously and isn't just window-dressing, argues Lindy Edwards. 

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As Rudd's popular support has dived over the past month, he's demonstrated he doesn't understand the importance of ideology in a democracy, writes Lindy Edwards. 

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Minority parties are good for our democracy, because parties forced into coalition do deals in the open. Tony Abbott and Kevin Rudd are kidding themselves in their stand against them, argues Lindy Edwards.  

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A parliamentary inquiry is reviewing Australian and East Timorese relations, but is it hearing from the right mix of stakeholders, asks Clinton Fernandes.

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Australia needs leadership that can build social cohesion and solidarity among our increasingly diverse populations, writes Lindy Edwards.

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