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March 26, 2014 |

The Great Leap Backward: Criminal Law Reform with the Hon Jarrod Bleijie

Australian Options has published two previous articles about the VLAD Act in Queensland. A comprehensive review and critique of the approach to criminal law reform in Queensland has been published in the Sydney Law Review by Andrew Trotter and Harry Hobbs.   As their asbstract says This article places the reforms in their historical context [...]

February 16, 2014 |

Australian Options On-line Digest No 7 February 2014

Cartoon from “Sovereign Borders”
The Australian Government is distributing cartoon material in South Asia as part of “Sovereign Borders”. One of these cartoon books is available via Australian Customs with the
title Storyboard-Afghanistan.

February 14, 2014 |

Why does Australia need manufacturing industry? .

WHY DOES AUSTRALIA NEED MANUFACTURING INDUSTRY?   Phillip Toner and Frank Stilwell   Australian manufacturing is suffering from a deep-seated and long-standing malaise. The high value of the Australian dollar in the last few years has made it difficult for Australian producers to compete in world markets, so exports have been struggling while domestic markets [...]

February 13, 2014 |

Peace Convergence
 April 20 – 25, 2014 Canberra

    Peace Convergence
 April 20 – 25 2014 Canberra Independent and Peaceful Australian Network
 IPAN is a network of organisations and peace activists from all regions of Australia who are united by our support for an independent Australian foreign policy based on peaceful resolution of conflicts. Website: Facebook: We’re interested in building [...]

February 1, 2014 |

Starting to Rebuild – Editorial Jan 2014 Issue No 75

Beginning to rebuild   After four months some of the directions of the Abbott Government seem clear. Mining before the environment, no help for manufacturing, minimal action on climate change, talk up an economic crisis, scapegoat and humiliate refugees, bluster about spying on the neighbours and blame everything else on the unions and the ALP. [...]

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