Episode 7 – 5 August 2015

We discuss:

Adam Goodes, Patrick Dodson, Noel Pearson, Nova Peris and Aboriginal affairs generally;

Mike Baird and his idea for prayer groups;

The Trans Pacific Partnership;

Cecil the Lion speaks from the dead;

A new book on secularism; and

The need to counter the Australian Christian Lobby.

Links

Adam Goodes timeline http://wwos.ninemsn.com.au/article.aspx?id=9013141

Adam Goodes: ‘If people only remember me for my football, I’ve failed in life. http://www.smh.com.au/afl/sydney-swans/adam-goodes-if-people-only-remember-me-for-my-football-ive-failed-in-life-20150730-ginms6.html#ixzz3huUD9nUR

Recognition: Patrick Dodson, Noel Pearson closer on Constitution
http://www.theaustralian.com.au/national-affairs/in-depth/recognition-patrick-dodson-noel-pearson-closer-on-constitution/story-fnihym2m-1227468596993

Nova Peris says government language around Indigenous people is patronising
http://www.theguardian.com/australia-news/2015/aug/02/nova-peris-says-government-language-around-indigenous-people-is-patronising

‘Overreaction to stolen generation’ puts Indigenous children at risk – WA judge
http://www.theguardian.com/australia-news/2015/aug/05/overreaction-to-stolen-generation-puts-indigenous-children-at-risk-wa-judge?CMP=ema_632

Israeli teenager dies of injuries from stabbing at gay pride parade in Jerusalem.
http://www.abc.net.au/news/2015-08-03/israel-teen-stabbed-at-gay-pride-march-dies-as-pressure-mounts/6666808
Israel’s Secular vs Religious Divide – The Most Acute Tension in Israeli Society
http://www.jewishjournal.com/rabbijohnrosovesblog/item/israels_secular_vs_religious_divide_the_most_acute_tension_in_israeli_socie

Mike Baird open to placing prayer groups under contract after concerns radical Islam preached at Sydney school – ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation) http://www.abc.net.au/news/2015-07-29/mike-baird-open-to-placing-school-prayer-groups-under-contract/6656280

Why we should welcome TPP talks stalling
http://www.abc.net.au/news/2015-08-03/verrender-why-we-should-welcome-tpp-talks-stalling/6667056

‘Modified version’ of investor clause no fix in TPP http://www.abc.net.au/news/2015-07-31/gleeson-tienhaara-crunch-time-for-isds-in-tpp-agreement/6663398

Animal Psychic Claims to Have a Message From Cecil the Lion

http://www.patheos.com/blogs/friendlyatheist/2015/08/02/animal-psychic-claims-to-have-a-message-from-cecil-the-lion/

Julia Gillard sucks up to the Australian Christian Lobby https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vj5KWRwdU3I

Book – Sacred to Secular by Brian Morris – http://www.plainreason.info/sacred-to-secular/buy/

ON the face of it, Mark Scott could easily be seen as the ABC’s worst nightmare. He is an American-born, Harvard-educated, evangelical Christian who has worshipped at the Christian City mega-church in Sydney’s north, with a 5000-strong congregation. http://www.theaustralian.com.au/news/nation/auntys-nightmare-new-boss-generating-goodwill/story-e6frg6nf-1111113428721

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