Category Archives: Law

Papers, reports commentary on Law as a vehicle of fairness, well being and collective prosperity

Is this a dangerous idea that could change the world?

As I was reading and reflecting this morning, my mind went back to a recent “Q&A” held at the Sydney Opera House during the Festival of Dangerous ideas. An audience member Lisa asked the panel members, “What is the dangerous … Continue reading

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Reflecting on the life of Nelson Mandella

From the moment I heard that Nelson Mandella died I was taken by the expressions of grief by famous people and the outpouring of grief that affected so many Australians. His death certainly caused me to reflect on what caused … Continue reading

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Lost in a dairy dilemma

This headline in the Herald Sun, this morning (29/11), in the column by John Beveridge (In the Black) caught my attention. It concerns the takeover battle for Warrnambool Cheese and Butter Factory, involving Canadian dairy giant Saputo, Murrray Goulburn, Australia’s … Continue reading

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The Ethical Case for Guest Workers and Migrants

Some of us in AMEP have been thinking about a media engagement event that would seek to attract an audience of people who might have voted a particular way on the “Stop the Boats” drive in the recent election, but … Continue reading

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Shaun Carney – “Beyond the Game – Is there a crisis in Australian Demcracy?”

Yesterday, 22/10, we held our AMEP Media Engagement lunch in Melbourne in the final event for our HOPETalks series for 2013. “Beyond the Game – Is there a crisis in Australian Democracy?” Shaun led a very good conversation, facilitated by … Continue reading

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What will guide Australia? “Dogma” or “free enquiry”?

This week I came across two media pieces. One was a Ted Talk by Dr Rupert Sheldrake, biologist from the UK, in which he talked about deeply entrenched conflict in the heart of international science. Sheldrake defines science as a … Continue reading

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The Word Can Change Society

AMEP exists to engage and encourage journalists to use their craft to improve Australia’s social environment: to be a more just and compassionate society. Yesterday, a number of AMEP associates had an opportunity to engage with Chris Johnston, a senior … Continue reading

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Engaging in the Public Space

Penny Mulvey is very astute in her understanding of how Christian organisations can engage and begin to understand the public media. This article, written in 2008, is worth reading. If your organisation, or your church, needs to deal effectively with … Continue reading

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