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Why Critical Thinking is More Critical Than Ever

By: Michael McQueenThis year, more than any, we have seen the power of fake news. Politics, climate change, public scandals and the virus which has overwhelmed our year, have revealed a vulnerability in society’s ways of consuming news and information. My colleague and friend Claire Madden...

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Red Rope Christianity

By: Stephen McAlpineFlying. Remember that? I flew a lot in 2019 for my job, mostly interstate within Australia (which admittedly is a big place), but also some international flights.And on Virgin flights my seat of choice was 8C. A Goldilocks seat. Not too far forward. Not too far back. Just...

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10 Commandments for These Divided Times

By: Sheridan VoyseyA few years ago, researchers did a fascinating experiment. Wanting to know when people would step in to help a stranger, they asked participants to watch a woman named Elaine experience a series of mild electric shocks. The observers were told a little about Elaine beforehand,...

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Building Trust in a Fake News World

By: McCrindleTrust has become an increasingly important commodity in fake news world where people publish untrue information and call it ‘news’.The last few years have seen Royal Commissions and other inquiries refocus and recalibrate Australians’ trust. Few sectors have been...

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Beware The Dangers Of A Victim Mentality

By: Akos BaloghI grew up with a victim mentality.Nobody called it that at the time. But as I look back, that’s what it was.You see, I was a refugee from communist Eastern Europe – from Hungary. I grew up among other refugees, among victims. Victims of an oppressive totalitarian regime....

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Phil chats with Albert van Zetten (25/8)

https://www.wayfm.org.au/podcast-player/17590/phil-chats-with-albert-van-zetten-25-8.mp3Download file | Play in new window | Duration: 6:33 | Recorded on August 25, 2020Subscribe: iTunes | Stitcher | SpotifyPhil chats with Albert about the happenings in the City of Launceston, including:...

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The Atheist Who Wants More Churches In Australia

By: Akos BaloghHarvard Educated Federal Labor MP Andrew Leigh believes Australia could do with more churches. He believes churches are good for society. And yet Leigh is an Atheist. So why does he hold this view?Leigh has done research showing churches play a vital role in building this...

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