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Tony Abbott's cabinet and outer ministry

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The full list of ministers, assistant ministers and parliamentary secretaries in the new Coalition government. (Worrying absences from Abbott's ministry: no reps for science; mental health; youth; aged care; disability; climate..
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And only one woman.

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McQueen takes Toronto Festival award

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British director Steve McQueen takes the People's Choice award as the 2013 Toronto Film Festival closes.
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In superhero genre, movie girl power is in short supply - USA TODAY

In superhero genre, movie girl power is in short supply - USA TODAY | Pop Culture | Scoop.it
In superhero genre, movie girl power is in short supply USA TODAY Earlier this month, Brett White took to social media to address the state of female-centered superhero movies: Rocket Raccoon, a Marvel Comics cult-favorite animal armed with machine...
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Without a doubt, a significant proportion of comic book/superhero movie goers are women, and despite recent outings from the Black Widow, Sif, Cat Woman and Hit Girl, it would be a ten kinds of wonderful (and a refreshing change) to see the female character developed beyond the typical love interest trope.

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Drones or No Drones, The Violence Will Continue in Pakistan ...

Drones or No Drones, The Violence Will Continue in Pakistan ... | Pop Culture | Scoop.it
By Harrison Akins, Ibn Khaldun Chair Research Fellow, American University's School of International Service in Washington, DC. ...
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Branding everything: Putting a new spin on language, culture, politics

Branding everything: Putting a new spin on language, culture, politics | Pop Culture | Scoop.it

"Brands are taking on a whole new meaning in the age of social media, and it’s a shift that has a host of major implications for all of us, Ira Basen writes..."

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Does Truth Really Matter in Politics?

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The following remarks on truth and democracy were presented at the opening of a brainstorming session entitled Does Truth Really Matter in Australian Politics?

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Very good read. 

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Jean Claude Le Tellier's curator insight, April 12, 2013 4:56 AM

With the political mess in France due to the Cahuzac affair, this is the perfect time to broaden the view on truth and politics

Dane Tregeagle's curator insight, September 15, 2013 10:12 PM

This article on the validity of truth and facts in politics, provides insight into the idea that politicians are not necessarily required to be truthful. In this article, the author gives recognition to the fact that politics is a very subjective situation. Here, people put forward their personal agendas, supposedly with the aim of improving Australia, and as such are allowed, and often even required, to warp the facts in order to make their opinions heard. The core of this issue is that whilst society and the media may attempt to prevent a person from seeking power on the basis of their deceitfulness, the underlying fact is that all politicians distort the information presented to us to make their case seem the best one.

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There Are Five New J.D. Salinger Books Coming - The Atlantic Wire

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The big secrets revealed in Shane Salerno's new J.D.
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Especially interesting if Salinger chose to have the books released posthumously as some people suggest.

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