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Context is key when it comes to analysing Anning’s speech
Opinion
Opinion

Context is key when it comes to analysing Anning’s speech

Before making some comments regarding the speech, I took the time to actually read through the lengthy text of his address.

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Anning reflects concerns about cultural tensions
Opinion
Opinion

Anning reflects concerns about cultural tensions

The Senate taught me that most of its members do not understand their role this week.

Anning's maiden speech a cocktail of racism, bigotry
Opinion
Opinion

Anning's maiden speech a cocktail of racism, bigotry

I call on all Australians to work together for a society where such speeches have no place, let alone in our Parliament.

Power for ACT euthanasia laws only ever implicit
Opinion
Opinion

Power for ACT euthanasia laws only ever implicit

It was never a right, merely a delegated power, and merely an implicit one at that.

Apply 'pub test' to Special Forces behaviour
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Opinion

Apply 'pub test' to Special Forces behaviour

Many of those "special" soldiers have been repeatedly deployed time and time again on what the military quaintly call "tours".

Australia better placed with modest population
Canberra

Australia better placed with modest population

We should remember that the rest of the world is surviving by expending natural capital.

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Aghast at Geocon plan for Woden
Opinion
Opinion

Aghast at Geocon plan for Woden

Details about the massive development have just come to my attention. To say I am aghast is an understatement.

Bye bye sensitive, quality design
Opinion
Opinion

Bye bye sensitive, quality design

Yes, I am a NIMBY! I do not want a 12-storey apartment block that will permit its residents to peer into our balconies and communal gardens.

A Napoleonic retreat in Egypt
Opinion
Opinion

A Napoleonic retreat in Egypt

I have an interesting bit about Napoleon's "Army of the East in Egypt".

Rates notice surprise for Canberra residents
Opinion
Opinion

Rates notice surprise for Canberra residents

The latest rates ACT assessment notices and invoices are not a good example of public sector organisations engaging with citizens.

Compassion for drought-affected farmers begins in the mountains
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Opinion

Compassion for drought-affected farmers begins in the mountains

The drought reminds us just how precious our high-country catchments are.