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The end of individualism?

By Kieran Madden


In the early nineties, political theorist Francis Fukuyama famously proclaimed the “End of History” was upon us-that western liberal democracy…

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Culture, not “choice”

Culture, not “choice”

By Jeremy Vargo


Today, across Western Australia there are 274 small communities in fear of losing power, water, and other essential services needed…

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China: what are we not talking about?

China: what are we not talking about?

By Jane Silloway Smith


John Key did very well in China last week. Stories of his exploits and triumphs in the arenas of geopolitics…

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Section 59: The select committee’s report

Section 59: The select committee’s report


Originally published in Issues Snapshot 31 November, 2006. Introduction Criminalising parents who use mild physical discipline is still on the…

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Policy Paper: <em>Hate Speech</em>

Policy Paper: Hate Speech


This policy paper identifies the competing rights that the legislature will be required to balance in its consideration of “hate…

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Supplementary material: Crimes (Abolition of Force as a Justification for Child Discipline) Amendment Bill

Supplementary material: Crimes (Abolition of Force as a Justification for Child Discipline) Amendment Bill


Additional material Maxim Institute supplied to the Justice and Electoral Select Committee when making an oral submission on the Crimes…

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