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It never has been easy

... current foundations of national and international political order are increasingly limited as a basis for dealing with the new economic, ... under increasing strain, he argues, given new, more powerful forms of "regional and global enmeshment" in the economic, media, ...

admin - 19 Sep 2014

Somebody else's civil war

... back in 1975. "Terrorism," he noted, "is violence used in order to create fear; but it is aimed at creating fear in order that the fear, ... is not a unified movement, and it expresses itself in many forms, most of which do not approach the extremism of Osama bin Laden or the ...

admin - 22 Sep 2014

Trade union organising & labour history

... new organising tactics based upon workplace mobilisation in order to turn the tide of membership decline. Without such changes, advocates ... changes in the nature of work. For example, the increases in forms of 'precarious' employment such as external contracting and casual labour ...

admin - 29 Aug 2016

The imperative to aid development

... to earn income, exceed deaths from terrorism by a gigantic order of magnitude. Even in the US, where fear of terrorism is most intense and ... It was my impression when a member of parliament that both forms of misunderstanding were common in Australia and that might still be ...

admin - 24 Sep 2014

The right to politically strike?

... risk of penal sanctions the right to politically strike? Forms of the right to political protest with industrial action could be ... to strike to promote the same ends by staying at home, or in order to reinforce the protest? It is not for the State to determine the causes ...

admin - 29 Aug 2016

The father of the NSW House says goodbye

... all of my other left-wing colleagues. I even took a point of order. The President of Young Labor, whose name I think was Paul Keating, ... I have always had a productive relationship. In politics one forms many friendships that are by no means confined to parties but are spread ...

admin - 22 Sep 2014

Getting into gear for the next 60 years

... age of 36. In fact, he resigned from the High Court in order to contest a marginal seat. He succeeded in defeating the incumbent. That ... Protocol to the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women. This is a long overdue step. Australian ...

admin - 29 Aug 2016

Remembering the Universal Declaration

... Act and the UN Declaration on the Elimination of all Forms of Racial Discrimination was implemented in Australia. Te Act's ... ratification of the UN Convention on the Elimination of all Forms of Discrimination against Women and in 1983 she shepherded through the ... 28: Everyone is entitled to a social and international order in which the rights and freedoms set forth in this Declaration can be ...

admin - 29 Aug 2016

Democracy

... So understood, democracy implied that within the political order questions concerning who gets what, when and how should remain ... countries (38 per cent of the world's inhabitants) enjoying forms of political democracy respectful of basic human rights, freedom of the ...

admin - 29 Aug 2016

Managing the new social risks

... of income support ; that is, the staged removal of current forms of categorical assistance and their replacement with rates of assistance ... as cash incentives and services targeted to individuals in order to encourage the take-up of low wage employment. Fourthly, it has ...

admin - 29 Aug 2016

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