The Anzac appeal: helping veterans and their families in times of need

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This Anzac Day is an opportunity to remember the fallen on the centenary of the Gallipoli landing. Major General David McLachlan explains how the ANZAC Appeal assists current and former service-men and women in need.

On Rainbow Street

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Seven years after the Northern Territory Emergency Response – the Intervention, as it came to be known – many communities are still struggling. Xenia Girdler tells the story of the remote East Arnhem community Ngukurr.

How can we rebuild the community’s trust in political processes?

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The issues in Australian politics today are too complex to tackle with simple yes/no or Coalition/Labor answers. Manuela Epstein from the newDemocracy Foundation says the way forward is to involve citizens as active partners with the Government at the core of decision making processes.

Branding war: Anzac vulgarity and the cult of austerity

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Woolworths was forced to take down its “Fresh in Our Memories” ANZAC Day ad campaign after it was criticised as tasteless. Binoy Kampmark says commercialising war for profit is nothing new.

Make immunisation mandatory

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The federal government has announced a ‘no jab, no pay’ plan with bipartisan support. Medical ethicist Dr Alberto Giubilini says making child immunisation mandatory would be a better policy than withholding welfare payments.

A ‘blatant attack’ on the government or a voice for abused children?

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Australia’s system of mandatory immigration detention keeps getting damning reviews while the Abbott Government keeps using dismissive rhetoric. Nicole Cooper says all this government should be concerned about is the right of the children detained, not political pandering.