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  • The Missing Question From Opinion Polls

    • September 19, 2011
    • Neer Korn

    It seems there is a question missing from opinion polls. Instead of asking whether the electorate prefers Gillard or Abbott I propose another option – “neither”. There is no love lost between the public and their elected representatives. This is not so much on a personal level, but on a public one. Those people that […]

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    Sep

    19

  • Toddler Pageants Raise Ire

    • May 16, 2011
    • Neer Korn

    Last week I wrote about the proposed ban on junk food advertising and consumer resentment at the nanny state. Today I write about the exact opposite, an area where Australian’s want more laws, regulations and bans to be put in place. This issue is very topical with the rumoured staging in Australia of a children’s […]

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    May

    16

  • Beyond Nuclear Families

    • April 21, 2011
    • Neer Korn

    We are very conscious in Australia about minorities, their rights and their sense of inclusion. We have come a long way in recognising the special needs of those from non-English speaking backgrounds or people living with disabilities for example. So it is lamentable that there are so many other groups who feel like a minority […]

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    Apr

    21

  • The boat on climate change action has been missed (for now)

    • March 28, 2011
    • Neer Korn

    It wasn’t so long ago that Australians gave the government a mandate to act on climate change. The back flipping and debate that have followed have meant that for now at least traction has been lost.

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    Mar

    28