Pass the condoms, hold the condemnation

By Lawrence Gibbons If you believe the hype, close to 150,000 impressionable young minds will descend on Sydney in July, providing the Pope with ample … Read more

Stranger Than Fiction

By Roger Hanney That explains a lot’ Charles Barber is a published author and lecturer in psychiatry at Yale University in America. He recently wrote … Read more

World Youth Day alternative events

July 13 Rainbow Sash: The event is a cross between a rally/panel discussion/mass at 2.30 pm on Sunday, July 13 at the Pitt St Uniting … Read more

Locals defend park

Plans to demolish a small park to create a walking path through Surry Hills for World Youth Day pilgrims were shelved after a local protest … Read more

Too far gone

By Roger Hanney Due to be released shortly, a book from CSIRO Publishing promises to put the climate change debate in Australia back on track. … Read more

Video store too gay for Oxford Street

By Susan Merrell The owner of an Oxford Street video store that specialises in gay and lesbian films claims he has been the victim of … Read more

Alliance to end poverty in Africa

By Wendy Parkin Nippon Foundation chairman Yohei Sasakawa has called for an alliance of stakeholders in Africa to address agricultural policy, infrastructure building and market … Read more

When life serves you Lennon

By Roger Hanney Tasmania never ceases to amaze ‘ bigger than Glebe, less corrupt than Zimbabwe, and better looked after than the Fritzls (pre-rescue at … Read more

Forum rejects call for arts watchdog

BY REUBEN BRAND Australia’s censorship laws came under tight scrutiny at an arts censorship forum convened after the recent furore surrounding artist Bill Henson’s latest … Read more

Road closures for World Youth Day 2008

If you’re wondering how bad the road closures will be during the weeklong World Youth Day, just imagine APEC and the Olympics combined. Most major … Read more