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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.
Jessie Street & human rights 6 June 2008
Elizabeth Evatt reviews progress in human rights in memory of Jessie Street.
The dream weaver vs the problem solver 25 February 2008
Anne Summers reviews the Democratic primary race.
"A landscape of revolutions" 20 February 2008
Richard Flanagan launches James Boyce's Van Dieman's Land.
To right a great wrong 13 February 2008
The prime minister crosses the threshold.
APEC: Australia's biggest seat at its biggest table 23 August 2007
Australian foreign policy can make a difference, argues Paul Keating, but you have to dare to try.
Human rights and reconciliation 22 June 2007
Respect for human rights, equality and justice must be at the heart of reconciliation, argues Elizabeth Evatt.
A heartland of instability 25 May 2007
Use the evidence based policies not moral vanity, says Marcia Langton.
China's new labour law 21 April 2007
China moves beyond WorkChoices, reports Chris White.
Organising China's Wal-Mart 21 April 2007
Chris White finds reason for optimism in China.
Hayek & market fundamentalism 4 March 2007
Hayek was an ideologue as well as a theorist, explains Andrew Gamble.
Hayek & Rawls 4 March 2007
The Australian right should take Hayek more seriously, argues Don Arthur.
Beyond right and left 4 March 2007
Tristan Ewins reviews David McKnight's book on new politics and the culture wars.
The future of reconciliation 14 December 2006
Be an active participant, argues Mick Dodson.
The Road from Serfdom 2 December 2006
Greg Grandin recalls Milton Friedman, Augusto Pinochet and the economics of Empire.
America, after the wave 13 November 2006
The mid-terms: Tom Engelhardt writes from the US.
Shoulder to shoulder 4 November 2006
This is the fight of my life, pledges Kim Beazley.