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The Robin Hood tax 31 March 2010
John Langmore outlines the background to the proposal for a financial transactions tax.
'Old Age Without Wretchedness' 18 December 2009
What would Thomas Paine see today, asks John Keane.
The failure to learn 2 December 2009
Informed consent is a basic human right, argues Yola Lucire.
Many complex and interlocking issues 2 December 2009
Peter Parry reviews Australian practice in light of Generation RX.
Australia's silent killer 13 November 2009
Nobody from James Hardie has really been charged, nor even answered the questions, explains Matt Peacock.
The distribution of wealth in Australia 11 November 2009
The latest figures confirm the trends to inequality, explain Frank Stilwell and David Primrose.
Nuclear non-proliferation & disarmament 19 June 2009
Gareth Evans outlines the objectives in Chile.
The economic crisis & the Asia Pacific 15 June 2009
Kevin Rudd reveals more of his vision for an Asia Pacific Community.
The life & death of democracy 15 June 2009
David Aaronovitch reviews John Keane's long awaited history of democracy.
A Charter of Rights for Australia 14 June 2009
George Williams spells out the case and corrects the myths.
Last chance for Australia's health 14 June 2009
John Dwyer reviews the interim report of the National Health and Hospitals Reform Commission.
Kill Khalid 30 April 2009
Read an extract from Paul McGeough's new book.
The future of Africa 30 April 2009
In honour of Jessie Street, the Governor-General recalls the women she met in Africa.
Making it accessible 17 April 2009
Melissa Boyde tells the remarkable story about modern art and Australia's country towns. 
Democracy failure 16 April 2009
The true cause of our present difficulties is that democracy was asleep, argues John Keane.
The way forward 26 March 2009
John Faulkner announces the first substantial overhaul of the federal freedom of information regime in 27 years.
Democracy's pre-conditions 24 March 2009
We need to take democratic control of technological change, says Pete Hay.
A human rights act 23 March 2009
Forget the 'dialogue' model for a bill of rights, argues Michael McHugh.
H. V. Evatt & the UN after 60 years 22 February 2009
Evatt stood for liberty, equality and diversity in a free society says Michael Kirby.
Lockout & Bastard Boys 22 February 2009
Christopher Sheil reviews two recent DVDs on two of the trade union movement's biggest confrontations.
Getting into gear for the next 60 years 11 December 2008
Robert McClelland reflects on the last 60 years, and also looks forward. 
The Doc, the UN & the UDHR 7 November 2008
It's a big international story, and a bigger Australian story, reprises Christopher Sheil.
Banks must be kept in check 14 October 2008
The government should reject Westpac's bid to takeover St George, argues Evan Jones.
The Building & Construction Commission 27 August 2008
There is no place for the Building and Construction Commission in Australia, explains George Williams.
A second Enlightenment? 27 August 2008
Paul Keating reflects on the world outlook.