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Dennis Altman

About Dennis Altman

Dennis Altman, a Professorial Fellow in Human Security at LaTrobe University, is the author of fourteen books, since Homosexual: Oppression & Liberation was first published in 1972. In 2006, The Bulletin listed Dennis Altman as one of the 100 most influential Australians ever, and he was appointed a Member of the Order of Australia in 2008. He has been President of the AIDS Society of Asia and the Pacific, a member of the Governing Council of the International AIDS Society and the Board of Oxfam Australia. His most recent books are Queer Wars [with Jon Symons] and Unrequited Love: Diary of an Accidental Activist.

Supporting a coup is not ‘free speech’

There is a lesson for Australia in the sad demise of the Trump Presidency, and that is the speed with which falsehoods can quickly escalate to undermine faith in the political process. The capture by Trump of much of the … Continue reading

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The US under Biden will be an awkward ally for Morrison on climate warming

Even if Joe Biden becomes President, which seems increasingly likely, this does not mean a return to the world we knew before Trump.

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How Trump could win

It is increasingly evident that Trump is determined to be re-elected, whatever the cost. At what point will referring to him as “leader of the free world” become an oxymoron?

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Do we share values with the US?

In the escalating Sino-American tensions there is a constant refrain that while China is important for our economy, we are tied to the United States by “shared values”. But what are these shared values and how far should they guide … Continue reading

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