PricewaterhouseCoopers can count on same-sex cause

BY RICK MORTON and RACHEL BAXENDALE THE AUSTRALIAN PricewaterhouseCoopers has conceded that its modelling of the cost of a same-sex marriage plebiscite excluded key data and was triggered internally to meet a diversity target, as ­marriage ­traditionalists slam­med the ­auditing firm yesterday for being biased and activist in its approach. The report, which projected a […]

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Going all green or gay is no way to run a bank

BY GARY JOHNS THE AUSTRALIAN There I was watching our Leyton lose a Davis Cup rubber to the US and on the television came an ANZ bank advertisement, “Let’s create a more equal world”. It featured little girls hoping to grow into leaders. It was straight out of a sex discrimination commissioner’s handbook: discrimination rather […]

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THE HUMANIST JAN – FEB 1983

THE HUMANIST JAN – FEB 1983 “The battle for humankind’s future must be waged and won in the public school classroom by teachers who correctly perceive their role as the proselytizers of a new faith … These teachers must embody the same selfless dedication as the most rabid fundamentalist preachers, for they will be ministers […]

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Bullying message lost in all the LGBTI rainbow flag-waving

By Angela Shanahan  Columnist, Canberra The Australian February 13, 2016 http://www.theaustralian.com.au/opinion/columnists/angela-shanahan/bullying… Children are terrible bullies. They are prone to dishing it out and being on the receiving end. When I was a kid I had a terrible stutter. Bullying? Tell me about it. At least I wasn’t fat. The fat kids really copped it, particularly in […]

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Safe Schools Coalition: sexual politics in the classroom

By Natasha Bita Education Editor THE AUSTRALIAN FEBRUARY 13, 2016 http://www.theaustralian.com.au/news/inquirer/safe… A taxpayer-funded sexuality program that instructs 11-year-olds to role-play gay teenagers has been accused of crossing the line between education and advocacy in the classroom. The controversial Safe Schools Coalition program, which teaches high school students in years 7 and 8 about sexual diversity […]

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Australian of the Year panel miss the point

By PIERS AKERMAN The Sunday Telegraph January 31, 2016 WITHOUT doubt last week’s Australian of the Year was the most mismanaged and divisive event since former Prime Minister Julia Gillard was dragged out of a Canberra restaurant in 2012 by federal police, losing her shoe as she fled a group of Aboriginal protesters who had been […]

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The Twin Threats We Face

Endeavour Forum http://www.endeavourforum.org.au/newsletter/161/twin-threats.html In this editorial we can do no better than quote from the intervention of His Eminence Cardinal Robert Sarah, the Guinea-born prefect of the Congregation for Divine Worship, to the Synod of Bishops in Rome on October 14 last year. He told the bishops they should respond to the twin threats of […]

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Land of bigots? You must be crazy, Baird

By Miranda Devine January 24, 2016 The Daily Telegraph   WHY Premier Mike Baird unfairly maligned Australians as incipient bigots on our national day is a total mystery. But that is what he did on Friday when he used an Australia Day address at Luna Park to extol the virtues of multiculturalism and express his […]

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The wolf isn’t at the door, it’s in the house

By Piers Akerman The Daily Telegraph September 25, 2014   THANKS to the publicly funded ethnic lobby and its supporters at the ABC, SBS and Fairfax, Australians were denied the opportunity to examine and possibly root out the evil of Islamo-fascism when it first came to public attention during the so-called Cronulla riots of December […]

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The ‘political religion’ born in the liberal West

By Nick Cater THE AUSTRALIAN SEPTEMBER 16, 2014 http://www.theaustralian.com.au/opinion/columnists/… Illustration: Sturt Krygsman IF, heaven forbid, a demented jihadist manages to get under ASIO’s guard and maims or kills some fellow citizens we’ve only got ourselves to blame. Those, at least, are Uthman Badar’s thoughts on the matter, as published last week inThe Australian: “If an […]

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Do We Worship the Same God?‏

http://us2.campaign-archive1.com/?u=47498a2e1ad97dd3d09ae19c5&id=a2131a56f4&e=4d288613ad The question of whether the God of the Qur’an is the same as the God of the Bible is an important and complex one, but it is unhelpful to politicize inquiry into it by insisting that anyone who disagrees with one position or another is a bigot. The recent suspension of Larycia Hawkins by […]

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