Monthly Archives: December 2013

Pope’s report card

TOPICS admits that on the scale of things we pay attention to, the Pope’s Christmas address sits somewhere between a new fast rail study and a Richard Wilkins report on a celebrity death. Those who track these things, though, were … Continue reading

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Is it time to ban the sun?

I READ with dismay that the “little people” have had a resounding win with Port Stephens Council against the proposed Telstra mobile phone tower at Corlette. Councillor John Nell said the tower “carried unproven health impacts . . . on … Continue reading

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Same-sex Marriage

Statements on same-sex marriage unenlightened     Dec. 10, 2013, 5:38 p.m. GWENDA Murray raises some excellent points regarding the gay marriage debate, but not necessarily in the way she intended (Marriage Equality, Letters November 12). Teaching school children to be tolerant … Continue reading

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Same sex marriage

  Kate Baker’s claim  (Short Takes – 9/12) that “anyone who doesn’t support same-sex marriage is vilified and silenced” is somewhat ironic given that she is expressing her opinion in a newspaper with a circulation in the tens of thousands. … Continue reading

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Asylum Seekers

If it is any indication of how we arrive at an informed decision on what “type of people” we let into this country by watching programs like Today Tonight then God indeed help us. (Linda Muzik, A refugee or not … Continue reading

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Religious Morals

  On the front page of Monday’s Newcastle Herald we have Cardinal George Pell, a professional supernaturalist who constantly espouses the need for “Christian morals” in our society, unable to deliver a genuine heartfelt apology for the heinous crimes committed … Continue reading

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