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Don’t make gay people beg for equal rights

Don’t make gay people beg for equal rights

A plebiscite on marriage equality will bring all of the wingnuts and homophobes out into the open in the spirit of "public debate". Don't make gay people beg for their right to equality because our Parliament is too cowardly to legislate it, writes freelance journalist Amy Coopes.

Razer’s Class Warfare: give Women Against Feminism a chance

Razer’s Class Warfare: give Women Against Feminism a chance

Young women no longer see feminism as a social justice movement of value -- and who can blame them?

Caro’s Flotsam & Jetsam: Gonski … income equality … spy tales …

Caro’s Flotsam & Jetsam: Gonski … income equality … spy tales …

The LOLs and reality of education ... Remember income concentration? ... Feminism, flappers and Clive Palmer ... Spy tales: the best reading ...

Hug a hoodie

Hug a hoodie

"Imagine a housing estate with a little park next to it," begins conservative leader David Cameron's speech to the Centre for Social Justice founded by Iain Duncan Smith, which later became know as his "hug a hoodie" speech.

The Gillard government’s anti-gay marriage policy goes global

The Gillard government’s anti-gay marriage policy goes global

As well as not allowing same-sex couples to marry in Australia, the Gillard Government does its best to block Australians from entering same-sex marriages overseas, writes Rodney Croome.

More, not less, equality needed for economic growth

More, not less, equality needed for economic growth

As Australia moves away from the GFC and focuses more on growth, our economic policies need to aim for equality. More equal incomes means a more stable economy, writes Trevor Cook.

Social inequality is toxic to our health

Social inequality is toxic to our health

Higher taxes and costs will drive some low income people to cut their spending but those with least sense of self control will go without food instead, writes Eva Cox.

Andrew Murray: What to do with the surplus?

Andrew Murray: What to do with the surplus?

From a forecasting perspective it is a poor show when a Government gets the surplus so badly wrong just three months after the budget, but they are serial offendors on this front, so none of us are surprised, writes Senator Andrew Murray.

$17billion of our money, p-ssed up against the wall

$17billion of our money, p-ssed up against the wall

One question the media are unlikely to ask about Peter Costello's revelation of a $17.3b surplus for 2006-07 is what right does a government have to rip that much money out of taxpayers with nothing to show for it?