Dr Janette Hartz-Karp looks at how deliberation can revitalise our democracy.
The pubs and clubs sought to position those pushing for the ban as dreary fun phobics who never went out after dark and couldn’t stand the thought of anyone enjoying themselves with a beer and cigarette. They knew nothing of… more
Eva Cox Believes that we need to move from counting victims and expecting the victors to be nice to us, to discussing why the present system is both dysfunctional and unethical. And asks, ‘how can it be ethical to make… more
Allison Henry and John Warhurst The researchers found that only half of the young people they interviewed would vote if it was not compulsory, and among the reasons given by respondents for not voting was lack of knowledge.
Tracy Reibel looks at how medicalised childbirth has largely replaced the low tech, low intervention approach to a normal physiological event that has indeed been constant over time and across cultures and asks if this situation is actually in the… more
Daniel Donahoo argues that local government and community organisational models will be play a big role in the future of community-government relations.
The outlook for the Australian economy beyond the short term is, we believe, cause for concern. James Arvanitakis and Lee Rhiannon discuss this country’s reliance on the volatile resources sector as the engine of economic growth at the expense of… more