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Ideas@TheCentre 36

Vol. 9 No. 36 (September, 2010)

Freedom quote of the week
'What a free society offers to the individual is much more than what he would be able to do if only he were free.'
— Friedrich August von Hayek

  • Religion and education
    Jennifer Buckingham | 17 Sep 2010

    Religious schools have been a major feature of the educational landscape in Australia since British settlement. The first schools in colonial New South Wales were Anglican schools. Despite fluctuating levels of political support and public funding, Catholic schools have survived in large numbers for close to 200 years.

  • No logic for liberals in Malthus
    Jessica Brown | 17 Sep 2010
    Thomas Malthus, the eighteenth century British thinker who predicted that over-population would lead to global famine, has lately had something of a resurgence. With everyone from Bob Brown to Bob Carr in wild agreement that Australia’s population growth must be cut, Malthusian prophecies of doom are back in fashion.
  • Community initiatives more effective
    Sara Hudson | 17 Sep 2010

    A while ago, in an attempt to install some order into my chaotic household, I followed some advice I had read in a parenting book. I asked my children what they thought would be suitable punishments for breaking household rules.