Monthly Archives: January 2014

A little bit below the belt

HERALD letter writer Peter Rowney cut to the eye-watering chase recently with a piece about circumcision, headed “Circumcision seen differently”. Seems it sure is Pete. Why, he asked, is it legal to circumcise males in Australia, but illegal to circumcise … Continue reading

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Parliamentary Lord’s Prayer

Move to include The proposal to drop the Lord’s Prayer from  Parliament is essential if we are to have a government that truly  represents our secular democracy (”Move to scrap prayer”, 15/1). This  explicitly Christian prayer excludes and alienates the … Continue reading

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What did the Greco-Romans ever do for us?

The Abbott government, the one that has a sports minister but not a science minister, has decided to review the national school curriculum because they are concerned about our declining standards in maths, reading and science, compared to other OECD … Continue reading

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Circumcision seen differently

NSW Community Services Minister Pru Goward makes a compelling case against the barbaric and abhorrent practice of female genital mutilation in Australia  in her opinion piece  ‘‘Female genital mutilation needs to stop’’ (Herald 3/1). However, in pointing out that some … Continue reading

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