Greg Barns suggests that Monolingualism is stunting the growth of Australia in our region and the wider world.
Reform principles In Australia, the State level of government is particularly responsive to differences in the circumstances and preferences of, say, North Queensland versus Tasmanian families. On the other hand, the Federal Government’s role is to ensure that both are… more
Martin Callinan Record breaking weather events and the Kyoto Protocol. The two events may be unrelated but they speak volumes about the same issue. An issue the Howard Government sees no need to take seriously.
Professor Hal Swerissen outlines the urgent need for a national framework to improve Australian primary health and community support systems.
Kevin Childs Examines car sharing, which saves between $3000 and $9000 a year, with members spending between $600 and $1800 each, annually. And compares this with the average private car, which spends most of the time parked, while a shared… more
Olga Havnen Examines a narrowing of the gap in life expectancy between indigenous and non-indigenous people in Canada, New Zealand and the USA to between four and ten years – compared with a gap of about twenty-five years in Australia.
‘The old fashioned notion of setting out to discover what is really going on in the lives of such families and their communities has ceased to be the primary purpose of journalism. The circularity of the management of ideas and… more
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 Suggests that some serious decisions have to made if we accept that in fifty or a hundred years time we will not have the energy reserves to run the petrol driven vehicles we have.