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Got to get you into my life: offspring of donor insemination challenging confidentiality rules

Abstract: A sperm donor is the biological father but not the social father of a child conceived through donor insemination. What is the significance, if any, of the genetic connection between the donor and donor offspring? How do the various stakeholders perceive the significance and...
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Stretching solidarity: unions, caring and organising

The possibility of unions becoming an engine of widespread social activism by acting in the interests of others may seem remote in the current Australian context. Unions are more often in the public eye for acting against the interests of their own members. But unions...
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Talking Indigenous politics: the impact of teaching Indigenous history

Advocates for social justice believe that a better understanding of the history of the invasion, marginalisation and resistance of Indigenous peoples will lead to a more just relationship between Indigenous and non-Indigenous Australians. But it seems that knowing this history is not enough to enable...
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Same-sex marriage: the road to social justice?

The goal of marriage equality should be the social and legal non-discrimination of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people. But how likely is same-sex marriage to lead to social justice? The same-sex marriage debate concerns which aspects of the marital relationship have intrinsic worth and...
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Robert Menzies’ other forgotten people

Talk about ‘lifters’ and ‘leaners’ relies on the belief that our economy offers everyone except people with severe and permanent disabilities the opportunity to contribute. This rhetoric categorises people according to their moral and personal qualities, and positions those who miss out as less worthy...
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Andrew Forrest’s Indigenous employment project: do the arguments stack up?

The Forrest Review represents the primary problem of Indigenous employment services as ill-discipline borne of overly permissive government funding. Providers of publicly-funded employment and training programs must be disciplined by tying the bulk of their income to 26-week employment outcome payments and the power to...
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Are Australian trade unions part of the solution, or part of the problem?

The failure of the modern economy to deliver widespread benefits for all is now widely recognised. Ordinary workers—those in the middle and lower parts of the income distribution—have limited access to resources and even more limited effective say. It was not ever thus, and the...
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ASEAN: Some misconceptions about a ‘miracle’

There has been a lot of breathless commentary about ASEAN lately; researchers and consultants alike have been making big claims about the ASEAN Economic Community surpassing China as the powerhouse of the East. But, asks Len Perry in the Australian Review of Public Affairs, does...
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People on country, healthy landscapes and sustainable Indigenous economic futures: the Arnhem Land case

In the early 1970s, groups of Aboriginal people in remote Arnhem Land, north Australia, moved from centralised townships back to small communities called 'outstations' on their traditional lands. This 'outstations movement' reinvigorated the customary sector of the economy, which is based on wildlife harvesting. Using...
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Drone technology and the future of ‘modern’ warfare

For the victims of most drone strikes, there is no warning at all. Undetected surveillance drones may have spied on the targeted individuals for days or weeks before an armed drone is directed to release its Hellfire missile. Victims may hear a brief hissing sound...
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