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Queen's Counsel, broadcaster and author Geoffrey Robertson has achieved international fame by defending high-profile cases, often representing victims of alleged human rights abuses. Here, at an event organised by Amnesty Australia, he gives a short history of human rights, from the Magna Carta to the...
It's important to remember evidence-based policy focuses on specific interventions and can't always take into account the context in which they are implemented, writes ILAN KATZ.
THE social policy community (along with just about everybody else) is preoccupied with the impact of the financial...
Most people would identify "drug problems" with illicit drugs, such as cannabis, heroin, methamphetamine and ecstasy, maybe even alcohol. Few people would think about the misuse of pharmaceutical drugs. However, there are a number of prescribed or over-the-counter medicines that have the potential to be...
Well-known media blogger and journalist, Margaret Simons, herself wrestling with the challenges of adapting to novel demands and opportunities, tells Peter Clarke there is no turning back now to the old one-to-many model of news journalism.
HUMANS HAVE ALWAYS craved and shared...
Lawrence Springborg has a glimpse of the summit, but the polls suggest he won't get there this time, writes Brian Costar.
THE LAST THREE opinion polls, each recording a two party preferred vote of 51 per cent for the Liberal National Party...
Understanding the inevitability of devastating fires is essential for local communities and policy makers, historian Tom Griffiths tells Peter Clarke.
Black Saturday seared itself into the history books and the memories of many on 7 February 2009. The grieving, the slow recovery...
This week Australia's largest news organisations, including the ABC, held a conference on Freedom of Speech. At "Australia's Right To Know", which was filled with some of the biggest names in Australian media, Senator John Faulkner took the opportunity to announce significant reforms to freedom...
Jacek Utko is a Polish newspaper designer whose redesigns for papers in Eastern Europe not only win awards, but increase circulation by up to 100%. Can good design save the newspaper? It just might.
Newspaper designer Jacek Utko suggests that it's time for a...
Suddenly, the world's economy is in a pretty poor position. People are losing their jobs, companies are folding, fear can be smelt emanating from the financial district in most major cities. The reasons behind the Global Financial Crisis are extraordinarily complex,
and there probably...