Solemn Assembly

Read Full Article Filed on 07 March 2007

The shedding of innocent blood Preamble to prayer of repentance at National Solemn Assembly, Canberra 9-11 March 2007 with specific reference to abortion and cloning. The profession of medicine has a long and noble history of skill and compassion.The teachers I had in medical school were honourable and moral and many of them were Christian. But […]

Medical Ethics – Concern For Society and the Future of Medicine

Read Full Article Filed on 20 February 2007

Conflicting views in medical ethics. Concern for society and the future of medicine. At root is the conflict between the utilitarian view of human life and the ‘intrinsic value’ view (human life has intrinsic value from fertilisation to life’s natural end in all conditions of disability and dependency). The utilitarian view is already ‘respectable’ and […]

Disingenuousness and the Slippery Slope

Read Full Article Filed on 20 December 2006

(I like disingenuity but it’s not a word). Disingenuous adj. insincere. Based on the now well-known quote by Senator Kay Patterson in 2002 “I believe it is disingenuous to suggest that approving this research (on spare embryos) will open the door to further killing of living human beings.” With her added moral statement eliminating, it […]

Confessing Christ in a Culture That Has Forgotten How to Shudder

Read Full Article Filed on 01 December 2006

Confessing Christ in a culture that has forgotten how to shudder.  June 2010. Genesis 1:27,28 So God created man in his own image, in the image of God he created him; male and female he created them. God blessed them and said to them, “Be fruitful and increase in number; fill the earth and subdue […]


The Debate Over Human Cloning and Embryonic Stem Cell Research

Read Full Article Filed on 09 October 2006

Download as PDF: Human Cloning and Embryonic Stem Cell Research I am wearing 3 hats tonight. The first one is of a medical practitioner concerned about the direction our country is going in medical science. I also happen to be a Christian and the relevance of that is that it gives me a solid underpinning […]

2020 Vision

Read Full Article Filed on 20 August 2006

An Australian interview show in the tradition of Enough Rope set in the year 2020. Host with Professor Moreau using HIL (holographic image link) to an undisclosed location. Host: Welcome to 2020 Vision! We’ve come a long way since the turn of the century, haven’t we? Professor: yes (sniggers) Host: …but it’s been a hard slog, […]


Address to Liberal Party – Stirling Division, 8 May 2006

Read Full Article Filed on 08 May 2006

Why are we (the Christian Democratic Party) here? The Sunday Timesheadline said it well, Lack of Respect, after Chris Judd was booed in receiving the Ross Glendinning medal for fairest and best in the Western Derby. Why are we here? Because we want to restore the soul to our culture and ensure a safe place for our […]

Euthanasia in the Context of the Imago Dei and Human Destiny

Read Full Article Filed on 20 January 2006

Embrace the Grace: Learning to be a Gift of Self. New Norcia, December 2006. In JRRTolkien’s The Return of the King, Gandalf describes how the Stewards of Gondor are given responsibility for rule until the king has come. The steward of the time fails that responsibility miserably. In the face of oncoming danger he gives up […]

Stem Cell Research on Embryos – Discussion Guide for Girl’s Brigade

Read Full Article Filed on 19 August 2005

Icebreakers: For these two icebreakers it is suggested that answers be written down, quickly collected and numbers displayed. Short discussion may be allowed depending on time available before going on to Bible Study questions. 1. When do you think human life begins? a. at conception i.e. fertilisation of a human egg by a human sperm […]

The Battle for the 21st Century: Reflections and a Challenge

Read Full Article Filed on 27 November 2004

Will we shrink into our sanctuaries of private virtuousness or will we stand fast? by Lachlan Dunjey Christian Democratic Party Annual Convention 27 November 2004 On a fateful day in 1963, the 41st anniversary of which we celebrated last Monday 22 Nov, three prophets died, the death of two eclipsed by the dramatic assassination of […]