On Line Opinion - 1 November 2004
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University of Sydney:
Medicine and the Humanities
A meeting to explore opportunities for education and research in medical humanities.
November 5 and 6, 2004,
Transforming the everyday into art
For an artistic twist on the everyday visit the new exhibition Transformers: More Than Meets The Eye,
opening at Queensland University of Technology Art Museum
from October 22, 2004 to January 30, 2005.
Gardens Point Campus Room
QUT Art Museum,
Cost: Free entry
Organisation: QUT Gardens Cultural Precinct.
Don Watsonâ€™s Dictionary of weasel words.
Thursday night author chat.
November 11, 2004, 5.30pm for 6.00pm.
399 Queens Street CBD.
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Discovery of perfectly formed Australopithecus Hobbitus has scientists agog!
Cartoons - Mark Cornwall - posted 1/11/2004
Where next for regulation of Australian universities?
Feature - Glyn Davis - posted 1/11/2004
Reinventing the University
Feature - Owen McShane - posted 1/11/2004
Competent indigenous leadership crucial to change
Indigenous Affairs - Fred Chaney - posted 1/11/2004
Picking Between Horses, Donkeys and Elephants
Sport - Brett Bowden - posted 1/11/2004
The 'morally treasonable' Bush administration
International - Walt Brasch - posted 1/11/2004
Cartoons - Mark Cornwall - posted 29/10/2004
Throwing the switch to Vaudeville: What you see is not necessarily what you get
Domestic Politics - Nicholas Gruen - posted 29/10/2004
Children and the Family Internet
Media - Donell Holloway, Leila Green and Robyn Quin - posted 29/10/2004
How far does the Kyoto Protocol get us?
Environment - Chris Mitchell - posted 29/10/2004
Falling in love with the abuser compounds, not excuses, their crime
Society - Barbara Biggs - posted 28/10/2004
Is there leadership or a victim mentality on drugs policy?
Health - Michael Robinson - posted 28/10/2004
Rights are not inalienable unless we make them so
Law & Liberties - Emma Larking - posted 28/10/2004
PM's dismissal plans far from family-friendly
Domestic Politics - Peter Holding - posted 28/10/2004
Australia's real battlers have been forgotten
Society - Lin Hatfield Dodds - posted 27/10/2004
'Medicare Gold' and the golden age of health care
Health - David Flint - posted 27/10/2004
How do Indigenous people vote?
Indigenous Affairs - Stephen Hagan - posted 27/10/2004
Adventure tourism is just an illusion
International - Julie Wark - posted 27/10/2004
Readers Write: You tell us your views and your comments
Society - Readers Write - posted 26/10/2004
Enriching the market for work satisfaction will aid productivity
Society - Nicholas Gruen - posted 26/10/2004
Book review: John Carroll and 'The Wreck of Western Culture'
Religion & Spirituality - Peter Sellick - posted 26/10/2004
Book Review: 'White Gold' by Giles Milton
The Arts - Ben-Peter Terpstra - posted 26/10/2004
The Domain - Feeds from Australiaâ€™s best political blogs
October 31, 2004
Green Left Weekly vows to keep Howard in power
- posted by Graham
Might seem an absurd proposition, but that would be the effect of Sarah Stephen's call to "make our opposition [to Howard] felt through better organised and more determined protest movements." Stephen's diatribe, under the healine "Howard has no mandate" is... More
October 30, 2004
Reclaiming the Night
- posted by Darlene Taylor
With the concept of Reclaim the Night (RTN) first emerging in the late 1970s, it has become an annual opportunity for Brisbane women to protest against the violence which confines and damages their lives. A couple of banners flourished during... More
More generational garbage
Talking in terms of generations (Baby Boomers, X, Y and so forth) is so intellectually lazy that it seems to give practitioners a license to turn their brains off, and speak almost entirely at random. Still, even at its worst,... More
The ever-changing endorsement of Christopher Hitchens: October 21: "Why I'm (Slightly) for Bush" October 26: "Kerry should get his worst private nightmare and have to report for duty." October 31: "Why I'm voting for Bush (but only just)"... More
Ramadhan at the ranks
Where in the Koran does it say that we must go without taxis during Ramadhan? If anyone has wondered why there is taxi chaos in Melbourne (and probably Sydney) at the moment, with long delays on phone bookings and lengthy... More
US: last days
The US presidential candidates are waging an 11th-hour battle for votes. Moir The domestic side of the national security state... More
The Osama tape
I never believed the hopeful myth that Osama bin Laden was just a smear of DNA in a cave in Tora Bora. I mean, this was a guy who'd survived the war with the Soviets and then years of being... More
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Editorial Advisory Board:
Brian Johns, Leonie Kramer, Michael Kelly, Peter Donoughue, Ray Evans, Michael Williams, Kathy Sullivan, Tom Worthington, Julian Cribb, Helen O'Neil, Lucy Turnbull.
Acknowledgement of Collaborative Editors
The following people and groups have collaborated in producing this edition of On Line Opinion, please visit their websites to find out more about their organisations:
Carly Hammond and James Ensor,
Oxfam Community Aid Abroad