WERE THERE RUSSIAN MOLES IN ASIO? WELL YES, PRIME MINISTER.

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  The final volume of the official history of ASIO admits, in muted tones, that there were multiple Soviet moles in the organization during the Cold War. Not one or a possible one, as so often rumoured in the past; but a number of them. The language is vague and elliptical, but the statement is there and it is buttressed by the rhetorical question with which the authors finish the whole work: ‘how extensive was the betrayal and how extensive was the damage?’ The official history was the best possible place to answer this question, but its authors were forbidden…

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POLITICS, REASON AND GAY MARRIAGE

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  The reaction by conservative religious leaders and political commentators to the decision by the ALP on gay marriage has been that this tilt will imperil the party at the next Federal election. It may well do. But the reasons supplied are shocking arguments against a call for legitimising gay marriage. I am not a member of the Left-wing intelligentsia, I am not gay and I am not standing for political office. I am, however, a believer in clear reasoning; and what has been written on the subject cries out – if not to Heaven, then to the intellect –…

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