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Book Review: Quarterly Essay’s Correspondence
David Marr’s profile of Archbishop George Pell (and the sex abuse scandal that continues to envelope the Catholic Church) in the previous edition of Quarterly Essay, was an eye opener for all civil libertarians and secularists. The correspondence section of the latest issue of the journal is equally absorbing and makes fascinating reading. Contributions from commentators like broadcaster Geraldine Doogue; Michael Cooney, a senior advisor to past Labor Prime Ministers; Barney Zwartz, the religion editor of the Age and Sex Party co-founder, Robbie Swan, present a wide range of views which author, David Marr says have continued to help him understand the complex person that George Pell is. Marr’s story continues to grow and he suggests that he is not about to let up and there is a second story in the pipeline.In many ways, the story of how Australia’s religious organisations allowed this appalling rape of generations of young Australians to happen, is conceivably one of the major episodes of modern history in Australia. Sex Party members will be particularly interested in the timing and behind the scenes actions that the Eros Association had in bringing the story of priestly abuse out into the open.
Another Hospital Admission: New Laws Urgently Needed
Yet another hospital admission today after a man allegedly took a new psychoactive substance called ‘Marley’, is being cited as further evidence that prohibition is not working and that a new approach by government is urgently required.
Fiona Patten, CEO of the Eros Association, said that the social tonics industry had put out an urgent alert as far and as wide as it could, upon first hearing of the alleged side effects of this substance. “We urged anyone in the industry to call others and warn them that under no circumstances should they sell this product or anything like it”, she said. “I believe that this single action probably did more to stop the sale of this product than anything else the authorities could do.”
Ms Patten said that the Victorian government needed to set in place a regulatory regime that allowed sellers to prove that a social tonic was not toxic. “Many of these products are no stronger than a couple of wines or a few beers and the government should allow these mild psychoactive products to be properly tested and then carefully regulated like alcohol”, she said. “If we had a system like this in place, Marley would probably not be in the market place today and people we would not see people being hospitalised”.
Sex Party News
- Another Hospital Admission: New Laws Urgently Needed
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- Advice for Recreational Drug Users