2. Mr. Swan on poverty in Australia
... One in seven children grow up in families where no one in the house has a job.
The Australian Council of Social Service and the Salvos estimate that 2 million people cannot afford some of the bare necessities of life.
4. A consequentialist defence of lying to children about the existence of 'Santa Claus'
Needless to say, I disagree:
5. Mr. Egan on the harmful psychological effects on mothers who abort their respective pregnancies
(Mr. Egan's letter is a response to this letter from yesterday's edition of The Australian. Unfortunately neither of the respective on-line versions of those two letters contains the respective first sentences of those two letters. They were, for Mr. Egan's letter, "IT won't be difficult for Angela Shanahan to meet Maryanne Long's challenge.", and, for Ms Long's letter, "I CHALLENGE Angela Shanahan to produce objective, valid evidence to support her statement that abortion "can cause terrible long-term trauma".")
6. "Extra Ecclesiam Nulla Salus Forum"