Indigenous Health

Research shows the Northern Territory spends over $6000 on health for each indigenous person, compared with less than $2000 for each non-indigenous citizen. This suggests two things. First, Australian governments do take indigenous health seriously. Second, spending more and more money on hospitals and clinics is not a solution. Most of the health problems faced by aboriginal australians are …

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Hopenhagen Now Officially Hopeless

The Chinese leader skipped Obama’s session with selected world leaders. Well, why not? Wen Jiabao is not a schoolboy. He probably had better things to do. Polishing his shoes, for example. French president Nicholas Sarkozy wasn’t happy. According to Mr Sarkozy, it is all China’s fault there is not going to be a binding agreement that will make world …

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Smug and Nasty

St Matthew’s Anglican church in Auckland is the epitome of everything a religious group should not be – self-righteous, inconsiderate of the feelings of others, happy to belittle the beliefs of people it considers inferior. Like Christians. Outside the church is a billboard featuring a bedroom scene. An unsatisfied Mary looks up to the heavens while Joseph lies beside …

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Pessimism Rife at Copenhagen

So, good news all around. The SMH is reporting a draft deal at Crappenhuggen. What they are reporting is not a ‘deal’ but a draft document put together by developed nations as a possible basis for a take it or leave it offer to greedy socialist whingers leaders of developing nations. I have no hope at …

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No Lack of Rationality at Copenhagen

I’d be a believer too if I thought I’d be up for billions in grants, cars, holidays, Swiss bank accounts. There are vast amounts of money to be made in being victims of climate change. So it’s no wonder the President of the Maldives and the chief negotiater for Tuvalu (who lives in New South …

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