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Ideas@TheCentre 23

Vol. 6 No. 23 (June, 2010)

Freedom quote of the week:

‘Self-reliance is the only road to true freedom, and being one's own person is the ultimate reward.’

- Patricia Sampson
  • Government monopoly in the outback
    Sara Hudson | 18 Jun 2010
    For those of us living in cities and towns, it is hard to imagine having only one store to shop at – but this is the problem facing tens of thousands of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders living in remote communities across Australia.
  • Humdinger of a political argument
    Jessica Brown | 18 Jun 2010
    A storm is brewing in New Zealand, casting a frostier-than-usual shroud over the nation’s capital. Last week in Wellington, the Key government’s Welfare Working Group hosted a two-day meeting of welfare experts, researchers and advocates.
  • Migration lessons from the soccer pitch
    Oliver Marc Hartwich | 18 Jun 2010
    After Germany had convincingly demolished the Socceroos at the World Cup, I was not sure what to expect in the office, with me being German and all that. Quips about Per Mertesacker’s hand-ball in the German penalty box? Discussions about the harsh red card for Tim Cahill? Speculations that the new Adidas ball gave the Germans an unfair advantage?