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As with uranium, so with livestock

NOWHERE in my letter about animal cruelty (‘‘Don’t feed this cruel process’’ Letters 22/5) did I ever suggest that Australia should attempt to tell other countries what they can and can’t do. But just as we refuse to sell uranium … Continue reading

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Don’t feed this cruel process

IN the wake of disturbing reports of animal cruelty in Vietnam  involving Australian cattle being slaughtered with a sledgehammer, federal treasurer Joe Hockey has defended the live trade industry saying ‘‘you don’t close off the food supply to many countries … Continue reading

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Termination is a woman’s choice

NSW balance-of-power MP Fred Nile plans to introduce legislation forcing women who are considering an abortion to have counselling and to view an ultrasound of the foetus. This is nothing more than emotional blackmail used by the state against a … Continue reading

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LETTER: Logic as twisted as old spaghetti

I wasn’t aware that NSW government ministers had the necessary theological training to determine which religions were false and which ones were real. (‘Pastafarians’ living on a prayer – Herald 25/3) Education minister Adrian Piccoli’s proclamation that the Church of … Continue reading

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Defend right to free speech

Elaine Richards suggests that we should be respectful of terrorist’s religious beliefs. (We must respect others’ religions – Letters 13/1) Should we also then respect the belief of Hasidic Jewish men who insist they never be seated next to a … Continue reading

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Free speech gunned down

Free speech gunned down THE archaic concept of blasphemy, the perceived affront to one’s deeply held religious beliefs, raises its ugly head yet again with the barbaric shootings in Paris. Regardless of the actual content of the offending cartoons, and ignoring … Continue reading

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LETTER: Blind belief in media reports

I WRITE in response to Carrington Public School’s decision to commemorate Remembrance Day without religious hymns and prayers. The Murdoch press  ignited the outrage with a shamefully provocative story, only to be further fuelled by a  TV morning show and … Continue reading

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