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Tuesday, July 23, 2019

There’s no clear need for Peter Dutton’s new bill excluding citizens from Australia

If the bill is passed, Peter Dutton will have the authority to prevent an Australian citizen from re-entering Australia from overseas. Sam Mooy/ AAP Friday, the government introduced a bill into Parliament that, if passed,...

We need human oversight of machine decisions to stop robo-debt drama

One former member of Australia’s government review tribunal has described robo-debt as a form of ‘extortion’. Shutterstock Federal MP Amanda Rishworth raised concerns over the weekend that Australia could be headed for another...

Japan resumes commercial whaling – researchers on how the world should respond

The first whale to be taken from Japan’s waters since the country resumed commercial whaling, July 1 2019. © EIAimage Japan recently left the International Whaling Commission (IWC) and has now caught the first whale in its waters since...
Danielle Matthews and Adam Przewlocki

Choir of Hard Knocks Announces New Co-Artistic Directors

Melbourne Street Choir Inc. is very excited to announce the appointment of Danielle Matthews and Adam Przewlocki as Co-Artistic Directors to lead the Choir of Hard Knocks in the future.  After 13 years at the...

5 things to know about the traditional Christian doctrine of hell

Luca Signorelli, The Damned Cast into Hell, 1499-1504, a, fresco in Orvieto Cathedral, Italy. Wikimedia Commons Martyn Iles, managing director of the Australian Christian Lobby, dodged the question this week when asked by Lisa...

Peter Dutton is whipping up fear on the medevac law, but it defies logic...

The medevac law was passed to streamline the process for emergency medical evacuation of refugees from Manus Island and Nauru. Thirty-one people have been transferred since its passage. Refugee Action Coalition With all the hyperbole about...

Loud, obnoxious and at times racist: the sordid history of AFL barracking

The AFL quickly retreated on its deployment of Behavioural Awareness fficers to monitor unruly fans. But who should be making sure spectators don’t get out of control? Rob Blakers/AAP In 1890, a columnist...
THECHO!R led by Dr Jonathon Welch AM

THECHO!R Takes Us To The World in support of St Vincent’s Foundation

Celebrating their tenth anniversary of fantastic music making, THECHO!R presents Take Me To The World on Sunday 23 June at 3pm in the beautiful and historic Collingwood Town Hall.  This spectacular concert seeks to raise funds for St Vincent’s Foundation. THECHO!R’s Founding Artistic...
Event Bookings Closing Soon | Meet the CEO

Event Bookings Closing Soon | Meet the CEO

"Getting media exposure can prove to be a huge boost for your business. But with so many others also doing what you do, why would a journalist choose to speak to you, and not...

Inducing consumer paralysis: how retailers bury customers in an avalanche of choice

Three decades of behavioural experiments show consumers given too many choices are more likely to make a bad or no choice. www.shutterstock.com Do you think you are paying more than you should for energy,...