Upgrading our debate on disability, welfare and jobs

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The government has released its final report of the review into the Australian Welfare system. Craig Wallace, President of People with Disability Australia, says too many Australians with disability are still locked out of the labour market.

Make it happen: Put a Full Stop to sexual assault and domestic violence

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This year’s theme for International Women’s Day is "Make it happen". Karen Willis says it’s a timely occasion for launching the Full Stop Foundation, an initiative of Rape & Domestic Violence Services Australia.

Do only the wicked need fear government spying?

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The Federal Government wants the controversial Metadata Retention bill passed as soon as possible. Leading up to an IQ2 debate on the subject, Simon Longstaff discusses what amount of liberty (if any) we should sacrifice in order to be safe.

What are the effects of coal seam gas on the health of Queenslanders?

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A leading health organisation is backing calls for a royal commission into the impact of coal seam gas mining on the people of Queensland. Dr David Shearman from Doctors for the Environment Australia (DEA) urges the new Government to protect the current and future health of Queenslanders.

Bali nine executions: politically and ethically complex

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The Bali nine prisoners Andrew Chan and Myuran Sukumaran have been transferred from Kerobokan prison to get to the island where they are to be executed by firing squad. Professor John Kleinig discusses the ethical difficulties of this case.

Wellbeing at work

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Health and wellbeing are not the same. Health is determined objectively, by scientific measurements, while wellbeing is purely subjective. Joanne Abbey explores what this means at the workplace.