What’s clear from the farmworker shortage is that if there’s any area where tough, no-tolerance legislation is needed, it’s not in immigration – it’s in working conditions for farm labourers.
“This is the second time I have fought for my country,” a marine declared. “But it’s the first time I’ve known my enemy.”
The death machine is back in full swing. The grievous miscarriage of justice that ended in Georgia last night with the murder of Troy Davis is only one among many such cases.
Palestine, and the Palestinians of the Diaspora who embody and perhaps hope to return to Palestine, deserve a Palestinian state that is liberated from military occupation.
To get the basic facts right on sex and gender diverse populations is not especially difficult. The news media can and should do better than this.
The White Australia policy died for good reason, but its ghost haunts us still.
Riots are what happens when people despair, when there appears to be few options in the present and none in the future, and no way to fix the situation.
Once again, “gender neutral” parenting is in the news, but is anything new really going on?
As Dominique Strauss-Kahn’s accuser goes down in a blaze of accusations and libel, the rehabilitation of the IMF proceeds on apace.
Australians have long considered egalitarianism one of our defining traits, with each one of us given the right to “a fair go.” Gay and lesbians should be no exception.