AQ Back Issues 2016

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AQ – Volume 87, Issue 1 – Special Edition

2016 Special Edition - Ethics Indefinite Disinformation: The Political Capital of Fear The arrival of the Tampa in Australian waters in 2001 marked a dramatic turning point in Australia’s response to boat people. Judgment in the Tampa litigation was handed down at 2.15pm on 11 September 2001. Nine hours later the... ...Read More

AQ – Volume 87, Issue 2

Discordant Voices: How Choir Music Helped to Shape our Parliaments The ‘Theatre of State’ that we call Australian parliamentary debate has been shaped by a multitude of factors. One of these is the architecture of the buildings in which they’re held. Yet how is this arrangement of space affecting the... ...Read More

AQ – Volume 87, Issue 3

The Difficult Problem: Chronic Pain and the Politics of Care Chronic pain is arguably ‘the difficult problem’ in health care, not just because of its massive burden on the bottom line. Even though pain is essentially private and invisible, the Australian Government defines pain in terms of ‘proof’ – either... ...Read More

AQ – Volume 87, Issue 4

Nuclear Power: Game Over Every second humans globally consume 15,000 gigawatts (GW) of power, in oil, coal, gas, nuclear, and renewables all added together. That is an enormous number, equivalent to switching on 5 billion electric kettles. Yet even so, this figure is 5000 times less than the average solar... ...Read More