24 Apr
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Four fictions: an argument against a charter of rights

If anyone was in doubt about a charter of rights being back on the agenda for Australia, the 2020 Summit held earlier this month provided some much needed clarification. While the call for a charter of rights was one of the headline outcomes from the Summit, the delegates discussing the matter were by no means […]

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01 Nov
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The Kids Aren’t All Right: New Family Structures and the “No Differences” Claim

This article originally appeared in Public Discourse Ethics, Law and the Common Good, the online journal of the Witherspoon Institute of Princeton, NJ (available at www.thepublicdiscourse.com/2012/06/5640). Re-printed with permission. Two new peer-reviewed studies show that family structure matters and children do best when reared by their married biological mother and father. The widely circulated claim that parents […]

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01 Nov
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What Marriage Means in Today’s “New Normal”

This article originally appeared in Public Discourse Ethics, Law and the Common Good, the online journal of the Witherspoon Institute of Princeton, NJ (available at www.thepublicdiscourse.com/2012/03/4925). Re-printed with permission. A detailed look at how working-class adults view marriage and the search for marital love. The New York Times’ recent story that more than half of births to American […]

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01 Nov
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About this issue

Welcome to the final issue for 2012. The year has flown and the next issue will be the first of those to be published in the federal election year, 2013. So the Journal will carry many articles related to election issues. Before we enter the “election cycle” I thought it advisable to run articles on […]

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01 Jul
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The Homosexual Legal Agenda: Religious, Freedom and Family

This is an extract of a paper originally given at the World Congress of Families VI in Madrid on Saturday, May 26th, 2012. The full text of the paper can be accessed at  http://congresomundial.es/wp-content/uploads/Alan-Sears-The-Homosexual-Legal-Agenda-ENGLISH.pdf A few weeks ago, in Istanbul, … an international congress adjourned – one made up of 300 youth from 36 nations of […]

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01 Jul
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The Role of the Mass Media in the Education of Children

This is an edited version a paper originally given at the World Congress of Families VI in Madrid on Sunday, 27th May, 2012. Freedom of Education Our greatest challenge … is the influence of the mass media of entertainment on our families, our children and our grandchildren. The media, for good and for ill, is […]

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01 Jul
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The Threat from Transnationalist Progressivism: Sexual Orientation and International Law

This is an extract from a paper given at the World Congress of Families VI in Madrid on May 26, 2102. The full text is available at  http://congresomundial.es/wp-content/uploads/Piero-Tozzi-THE-THREAT-FROM-TRANSNATIONALIST-PROGRESSIVISM-ENGLISH.pdf The stage is set for a clash of competing rights, as rights based on novel concepts insinuate themselves into human rights discourse and the State is called upon […]

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01 Jul
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The Value of the Person at the End of Life — Euthanasia: A Threat to the Vulnerable

This is an edited version of a paper given at the World Congress of Families VI in Madrid on Saturday, 26 May, 2012. The full text is available at http://congresomundial.es/wp-content/uploads/Gordon-Macdonald-The-Value-of-the-Person-at-the-End-ENGLISH.pdf Care Not Killing is a UK alliance of faith, human rights, disability and professional groups which have come together to oppose attempts to legalise euthanasia […]

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