New CDF (number 1)

I was pleased to see that the Government will be appointing Air Marshal Angus Houston as Chief of the Defence Force. I have witnessed him in a number of Senate Committee hearings over the years, as well as in a few other contexts. He came to wider public notice with his statements on what he…

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Arundhati Roy talks peace

I was reading some items elsewhere on the Web and got briefly inspired, a feeling almost inevitably followed up with a sense of despondency. For a minute I felt what we need in politics is more imagination and less ugliness. But then I figured imagination, vision and other such grand sounding things are probably just…

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