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Gillard grasping at straws: it's not all bad for left of centre parties

Gillard grasping at straws: it's not all bad for left of centre parties

Julia Gillard was trying to console herself the other day when greeted by yet another dismal opinion poll with a belief that left of centre parties were doing it tough everywhere. It seemed a bit like someone clutching at a straw given that in Denmark last month the incumbent centre-right coalition led by the Liberal Party […]

More moves to reduce suffering of chickens and hens

More moves to reduce suffering of chickens and hens

Last month I attended a grants ceremony arranged by the Sydney based animal welfare group, Voiceless.  The ceremony also saw the launch of a report into the conditions faced by meat chickens in Australia.  Titled “From Nest to Nugget”, it is very thoroughly researched and contains a wealth of facts.  It was given some extra gravitas […]

voting against democracy

voting against democracy

There has been a lot of publicity and justifiable disappointment about the decision by the voters of California to narrowly support – 52 per cent to 48 per cent – a proposal to change the California Constitution to eliminate the right of same-sex couples to marry in that state. But the result which really astonished […]