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Call me sexist, but a man’s place is in the home

By John Jalsevac – LifeSite News (Article originally published in Gilbert! Magazine) ******* But time and again Odysseus turned his face toward the radiant sun, anxious for it to set, yearning now to be gone and home once more … As a man aches for his evening meal when all day long his brace of wine-dark oxen have dragged the ... Read More »

Elderly suicides ‘unbearable to think about’

The Australian – 29th September 2016  Rick Morton, Social Affairs Reporter Older Australians who die by ­suicide at a rate dramatically higher than young people are hidden in the public debate because the “thought of grandfathers and grandmothers killing themselves is almost unbearable”. Latest suicide data, released yesterday by the Australian ­Bureau of Statistics, reveals men aged 85 and older ... Read More »

ALP’s anti-plebiscite drive reflects audacity of hate

The Australian – 28 September 2016 Jennifer Oriel There is something rather dangerous about the gay marriage debate — and it is not homosexuality or marriage. It is the view widely held by our political Left that ­liberal democratic precepts can be overridden whenever they interfere with politically correct ideology. Not content merely to deny the democratic mandate of millions ... Read More »

Baby born with DNA from three people in revolutionary advance

The Australian Newspaper – Wednesday 28th September A baby has been born for the first time from a new technique that combines DNA from three people. The goal is to prevent the child from inheriting a fatal genetic disease from the mother. The birth, of a boy, is revealed in a research summary published by the journal Fertility & Sterility. ... Read More »

Free speech inimical to Left’s stifling orthodoxies

The Australian – Wednesday 21 September 2016 Janet Albrechtsen Perhaps it was the delirium of pneumonia that allowed Hillary Clinton to speak so freely, putting half of Donald Trump’s supporters in what she called the “basket of deplorables”. Like the in vino veritas that sets in after a few drinks, Clinton’s honesty was refreshing. They are “racist, sexist, homophobic, xenophobic, ... Read More »

Labor commits $6m for Safe Schools

The Australian – 28 June 2016 Rebecca Urban Opposition Leader Bill Shorten will fund the Safe Schools Coalition. Picture: Kym Smith Bill Shorten has confirmed Labor’s commitment to financing the Safe Schools Coalition, assigning an additional $6 million to the sexual and gender diversity program. The grant, contained within the ALP’s just-released policy costings, represents a $2m-a year allocation, restoring funding ... Read More »

Greens want free vote on euthanasia

The Australian –  28 June 2016 Greg Brown The Greens have promised to table legislation that would legalise euthanasia in the next parliament and has called on the two major parties to allow a free vote on the issue. The party said it would consult with the medical profession to ­decide the best termination method, but noted that the favoured ... Read More »

Marriage about commitment not gender: PM

By Elise Scott AAP – 30 June 2016 The key to marriage is commitment, and if a same-sex couple has that for each other it won’t have any impact on the heterosexual marriage of the prime minister. It’s Malcolm Turnbull explanation of why he believes couples of the same gender should be able to wed in Australia. “The threat to ... Read More »