Birds of a feather

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Contributed article from Bruce Boerseun I was born in the North West of England in 1965 to a working class family. Life was great. Society was safe and secure. We never locked our front doors and our communities were very supportive. We had a ...
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Christine Milne’s attack on gun ownership is yet another emotive attack on citizens’ rights

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An opinion piece from Andrew Phillips One could never accuse the Australian Greens of lacking a sense of seizing an opportunity. In this weekend’s Sunday Mercury, Greens’ leader Senator Christine Milne used the anniversary of the Port Arthur ...
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Anzac Day

Anzac Day

On this day, we pause to remember those who made the ultimate sacrifice in the service of their country. We salute the memory of those who fought and died, were wounded and suffered, worked and sacrificed, all in the cause of furthering freedom ...
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Bob Carr should have listened to Lady Thatcher

Margaret Thatcher

Bob Carr, possibly Australia’s worst-ever Foreign Minister, created a bit of a stir in the Australian media just recently. Carr was in China at the time, as part of a high-powered delegation of Australian government and corporate leaders, looking to ...
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Citizens Initiated Referenda on the federal agenda: Make your submission to the Senate by 19 April 2013

Democracy for the People

The issue of Citizens’ Initiated Referenda (CIR) is to be considered by a Senate Committee. CIR would be a major boost to democracy in Australia. This entails giving the people the right to make laws for the nation, by means of a ...
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Buying Australian, a personal story (Protectionism begins with P/eas)

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[Contributed article from an APP member:] This is a personal story, but one that has implications for Australia as a whole. Recently I was shopping at my local supermarket and bought some cheap peas; they were a homebrand product which I had ...
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Time to improve our copyright laws, to promote Australian culture

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Cultural sustainability requires widespread availability A nation’s culture is based not only on its way of life, but also on its history and its historical cultural outpourings. For this reason it is important that the cultural work of a nation’s ...
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Anti-Islamification protest report

APP protest

Congratulations to those taking part in the anti-Islamification protest. There was almost 30 people who turned up to brave the cold wet Sunday morning of 17 March 2013, in Melbourne. APP and other groups joined together to show that there is ...
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