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Video: How economic inequality harms societies

Countries and states with greater inequality experience greater rates of mental illness, crime, child mortality, early death. And it’s not only the poor who are affected. Advertisements

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Crime, victims and that shooting in Kings Cross

Saturday morning, April 21st, a stolen car full of six young men is chased by the police. After driving up onto the footpath, the car runs over a woman and the police start shooting. Three to face court over Kings … Continue reading

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Open letters to John Brumby #2

Dear John, Taking a tough stand on law and order might look good for the headlines but it only makes things worse. We cannot incarcerate our way out of social problems. Early intervention and education are much more effective at … Continue reading

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Law reform

After writing about the problems caused by anti-drug laws and the policing thereof, I came across a similar observation on Crikey. Or Croakey, as they call their health blog. Dr Alex Wodak, President of the Australian Drug Law Reform Foundation … Continue reading

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