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Hands off our icons

Every time I hear a politician say ‘fair dinkum’ I cringe. Aside from sounding silly, it’s the desecration of an icon, the verbal equivalent of spraying graffiti on the Opera House. Much of it comes down to the individual –… Read More ›

Can our democracy be saved?

When you see Tony Abbott as Prime Minister, Joe Bullock elected in front of Louise Pratt, Bronwyn Bishop as Speaker, Tim Wilson given a job as a Human Rights Commissioner, Sophie Mirabella building submarines, and Alexander Downer showered with gifts… Read More ›

The power of congregations

It has long been my view that the potential and resources of the church are largely wasted on worship. There are few institutions with the power to influence fundamental change – governments, unions, the military, big corporations, and the church…. Read More ›

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