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  1. Great Expectations - Chapter 13

    ... limits. As for writing about Aldo Leopold, again this is an issue of craft – Aldo, although wonderful, has been done to death.  ... physical combat and the attitude that breeds contempt. An issue of craft, I suppose. Plus I wrote about 1080 in my book Into the Woods ... dogs not desexed? Hunting dogs? Dumped suburban dogs? Whose issue is this really?) seems to imply that there is really only one true ... than one of “shoot now, mourn later.” Anna Krien Great Expectations - Chapter 13 ...


  2. Great Expectations - Chapter 14

    ... Essays , Best Australian Stories and the Big Issue . Mike Letnic is an ecologist and Australian Research Council ... Natural History Book, The Dog Fence (2004) and The Great Barrier Reef (2010). Great Expectations - Chapter 14 ...


  3. Great Expectations - Chapter 11

    ... most avoid. The reason? An article in the November/December issue of Orion magazine, “Deep Intellect: Inside the Mind of the ... too. Animal welfare has become an emotionally charged issue in recent years. There are extremists, indeed outright kooks, on both ... think them misplaced. Animal welfare may not be the next great social justice movement, as the Australian lawyer David Weisbrot famously ... essay for the Spectator Australia ’s 31 March 2012 issue, I consulted my relatively modest library on the topic: from polemics ... I will briefly say that Krien’s essay all but ignores the great shame of “us and them,” which is factory farming: the billions of ... extent, but it is changing, and fast. Stephen Romei Great Expectations - Chapter 11 ...


  4. Great Expectations - Chapter 8

    ... led to a temporary ban on the live cattle trade before the issue dropped off the radar. Subsequent revelations about abuse in a Victorian ... us from animals but among animals that is the issue. At one level we accept that we are but one species among many, but at ... contribution to the discussion. Thomas Ryan Great Expectations - Chapter 8 ...


  5. Great Expectations - Chapter 9

    ... He prayeth best who lovest best All creatures great and small The streptococcus is the test I love him most ... 2000 years. The elaboration of this ancient idea into the “Great Chain of Being” was destroyed after Descartes, Bacon, Hume and Kant. ... Mammalogy , Vol. 31, No. 1, 2009, pp. 1–7 Great Expectations - Chapter 9 ...


  6. Great Expectations - Chapter 3

    ... a history of not just government intervention but also high expectations of what government would provide. Paul Kelly writes that:  ... protection of its industry and its jobs; dependence upon a great power (first Britain, then America), for its security and its finance; ... of deregulation and a smaller state might be for our expectations of government itself. Do we Australians understand that government ... with that idea? What will we put in its place? The great political battles of the 1980s and 1990s were fought over the idea that ... later as housing affordability became a vexed political issue. Howard’s response to the increasingly difficult politics of ... The election would also see another longstanding issue about how we are governed come to the fore. Hawke and Keating had found ...


  7. Great Expectations - Chapter 10

    ... Evidently, the term “wild dog” did not have great historical use in New South Wales, as there are just six places in that ... an animal is or is not a dingo. Even DNA cannot resolve the issue, because of the absence of a recognised true or standard dingo genotype. ... been adopted to describe them. Mike Letnic Great Expectations - Chapter 10 ...


  8. Great Expectations - Chapter 4

    THEY’RE AN ANGRY MOB Kevin Rudd raised voters’ expectations to a risky degree. He suggested that he could make government ... was toppled, there was a perfect storm brewing of confused expectations about what government and politicians could do for us. For a ... government walked away from its policy on climate change, an issue that had been so important to voters in 2007 and which Kevin Rudd had ... to reach a bipartisan position with the government on an issue of significant government intervention in the economy, the emissions ... But for the purposes of my argument about entitlement and expectations, the 2010 campaign was significant for things not so widely ... which is cited on all sides of politics as the issue that most disgruntles voters beyond the state of politics itself. We are ... where we are headed or, indeed, where we want to go. Great Expectations - Chapter 4 ...


  9. Great Expectations - Chapter 2

    ... all other business. A committee appointed to consider the issue reported back with the suggested title, “His Highness the President of ... this was the only model they had for the protocols and expectations of government. Etiquette and titles were questions of form, not ... a State which, we hope, will not only occupy and rule this great country, but will also be the beneficent patroness of the entire southern ... of state intervention – reflecting what were already our great expectations – become enshrined in the new national government: conciliation ... way of grand notions of what the nation might become. Great Expectations - Chapter 2 ...


  10. Political Animal - Chapter 13

    GREAT EXPECTATIONS Correspondence John Wanna The social commentator ... that “politicians should jump on board the disability issue.” He was spruiking the swinging votes that might conceivably be changed ... chronic and debilitating.  Laura Tingle has done us a great service in convincingly sketching out the underlying conditions of the current policy malaise in her essay Great Expectations . She canvasses familiar arguments about Australia’s historic ... the rhetoric has not gone!); about economic and social expectations that government will come to the rescue; and about how, even in ...