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Ideas@ The Centre 13

Vol. 4 No. 13 (April, 2010)

Freedom quote of the week:

‘Those who expect to reap the blessings of liberty must undergo the fatigues of supporting it.’

- William Allen White
  • Too good to be true?
    Robert Carling | 09 Apr 2010
    That Australia’s economy performed better than many others during the recent global financial crisis is beyond doubt, but a stronger claim is often made in public commentary – that Australia avoided a recession. If such a miraculous escape from the realities of globalisation seems too good to be true, perhaps that’s because it isn’t true.
  • Speaking freely about the unspeakable
    Luke Malpass | 09 Apr 2010
    The performance of a play discussing the British Nationalist Party (BNP) has been banned by the town council of Dudley in the North of England for fear it would offend the local Asian community and appease right-wing sympathisers.

  • A vibrant street food culture is as simple as ABC
    Jessica Brown | 09 Apr 2010
    The NSW government’s announcement this week that it will introduce a new ‘scores on doors’ restaurant hygiene rating system coincided with Sydney’s time honoured bonanza of dodgy food: the Royal Easter Show.