Extract from Award Winning Australian History Book “Bad Characters” by Peter Stanley

Dr Peter Stanley’s account of the murkier side of the Australian armed forces shared the 2010-2011 Prime Minister’s Prize for Australian History. Bad Characters: Sex, Crime, Mutiny and Murder in the Great War takes a “warts and all” look at the behaviour of the diggers in World War I. Transgressions included failing to salute, going … Read more Extract from Award Winning Australian History Book “Bad Characters” by Peter Stanley

Plan B Debate: An Epidemiological Approach from Catholic Voices

It can seem that the Catholic Church opposes the recent attempts to increase access to the morning-after pill due to nothing more than religious dogma (as Terry Sanderson commented earlier). I can understand how this attitude pervades when biblical grounds are the sole means of justification. What is lacking here is the clarity and support … Read more Plan B Debate: An Epidemiological Approach from Catholic Voices

UK Blood Donation Restrictions Lifted for Gay Men

The UK has lifted restrictions on blood donations from men who have had sex with men to bring the rules into line with other group of people with high-risk sexual behaviour. The Advisory Committee on the Safety of Blood, Tissues and Organs announced the decision on 8th September 2011. New data  and advances in the … Read more UK Blood Donation Restrictions Lifted for Gay Men