Archived publication for 2004
We are happy enough with the idea of restitution for civil wrongs. Well, here's an idea: let's try applying it in criminal cases as well.
The professions were once expected to be 'reconcilers of public values'. But that role has been much diminshed in recent times- with unfortunate outcomes for the poor, in particular.
The perverse and pervasive influence of the ACF is about to be extended with the importation of the litigious US Waterkeepers Alliance.
The impulse to help the Third World poor is laudable. But the Eco-imperialism practised by many Western NGOs harms, rather than helps, the poor.
A fascinating 'interactive farming' programme on ABC Radio has helped minimize some misconceptions on both sides of the rural/urban divide.
The prestigious and respected Myer Foundation appears to have succumbed to activist ideologies.
Although it still talks fo the language of'free trade', the IT sector, once a champion of globalization, is now increasingly calling for protection.
Maintaining bans on GM food not only denies legitimate choice to those consumers who value GM technology, but also imposes a huge potential burden on Australian agriculture.
This Backgrounder, written by two professional journalists with decades of experience between them, looks at the broader scope of the ABCâ€™s coverage. Looking at transcripts freely available on the ABCâ€™s...
The campaign to curb the growth of casual employment currently being waged in some sections of the labour movement relies on shaky evidence. Unions claim that casual employees suffer from greater insecurity and economic stress due to irregular...