The dark side of pressuring Australians to work until 70

The dark side of pressuring Australians to work until 70

Jackson Stiles

www.newdaily.com.au | 18 July 2017

“What happens if governments remove one of the moral foundations of the welfare state – retirement – without there being a realistic alternative?”

Pressuring all Australians to delay retirement by working longer has a dark side that is being widely ignored, a think tank has warned.

Now is the summer of our discontent: memes, national identity and the globalisation of rage

Now is the summer of our discontent: memes, national identity and the globalisation of rage

Michelle Mielly

www.theconversation.com | 14 July 2017

Memes are helping to redraw the boundaries of what constitutes acceptable political discourse, particularly since the 2016 US presidential election, when meme wars raged between left and right.

Religion is the new frontier in workplace discrimination

Religion is the new frontier in workplace discrimination

Andrew West

www.abc.net.au | 15 July 2017

There are still a very large number of religious people who are working in the public and private sectors who need to be accommodated well at work. Religious discrimination in the workplace isn't just politically incorrect, it's bad for business, writes Andrew West.

'Submit to your husbands': Women told to endure domestic violence in the name of God

'Submit to your husbands': Women told to endure domestic violence in the name of God

Julia Baird and Hayley Gleeson

www.abc.net.au | 18 July 2017

Church leaders in Australia say they abhor abuse of any kind. But advocates say the church is not just failing to sufficiently address domestic violence, it is both enabling and concealing it. Julia Baird and Hayley Gleeson write.

‘This life isn’t worth a damn’: the precarious existence of Czech intellectuals

‘This life isn’t worth a damn’: the precarious existence of Czech intellectuals

Jaroslav Fiala

www.theconversation.com | 21 June 2017

In some places, the dismal labour conditions of young academics have spurred them to unionise. Not so in the Czech Republic, where students and intellectuals lead lives of ‘state-ordered poverty’.