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If fighting spirit is best we offer young then we are truly astray
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If fighting spirit is best we offer young then we are truly astray

The war memorial's purpose is not to be an international icon or to draw in the crowds as if it is a football game.

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Plastic solution
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Plastic solution

The federal government is dragging the chain when it should be leading the way.

Labor silence hopefully doesn't mean the end of Gallagher
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Labor silence hopefully doesn't mean the end of Gallagher

Katy Gallagher is a very hard act to beat and I hope that she returns to Federal Parliament at the next election, if not sooner.

Vision needed to ensure landscape not lost
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Vision needed to ensure landscape not lost

Professor Ken Taylor has issued a warning on the city’s planning.

Australia’s shameful response to Gaza violence needs explanation
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Australia’s shameful response to Gaza violence needs explanation

On Friday night, the UN Human Rights Council held a special meeting to discuss human rights in the occupied Palestinian territory.

Taking the initiative
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Taking the initiative

No, it was certainly not beyond our wit and initiative - the National Congress of Australia's First Peoples has existed since 2010.

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Don't bank on the CBA
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Don't bank on the CBA

I share Tony Hill's pain at the closure of the Mawson branch of the Commonwealth Bank of Australia.

Give Lehmann a fair go
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Give Lehmann a fair go

Darren Lehmann's ability and potential to nurture and develop young up and coming cricketers is not to be doubted.

Tell truth on tests
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Tell truth on tests

I urge all teachers to tell students the truth that NAPLAN is designed to test the effectiveness of their schooling.

'Activist eccentric' Prince open to multiple points of view
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'Activist eccentric' Prince open to multiple points of view

I suggest scrutinising the recently published private correspondence of HRH Prince Charles.

Testing regime a fail
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Testing regime a fail

When a test is high stakes, like NAPLAN unambiguously is, all sorts of perversions occur that detract from the true purpose of learning.