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Ideas@ The Centre 5

Vol. 2 No. 5 (February, 2010) Freedom quote of the week
Society exists for the benefit of its members; not the members for the benefit of society.
— Herbert Spencer
  • Strange new world
    Oliver Marc Hartwich | 12 Feb 2010
    The US Super Bowl is not only a great sports event, it’s also the best showcase of the advertising industry’s creativity. To place their 30-second commercials in one of the breaks, companies reportedly fork out between US$2 million and US$3 million.
  • Indigenous people need less not more discrimination
    Jeremy Sammut | 12 Feb 2010
    The shocking state of child protection services in the Northern Territory has been revealed by a leaked 2007 report by Dr Howard Bath which details numerous cases of Indigenous children failed by the system.
  • Peak chocolate?
    Helen Hughes AO 1928 - 2013 | 12 Feb 2010
    Natural gas discoveries and vast LNG projects are threatening to put strong downward pressure on petroleum prices, making it difficult for alternative energy technologies such as wind, sun and electric cars to develop. This is indeed a cause for concern but masked by these developments, a rapidly developing palm oil shortage is sneaking up on chocolate eaters.