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Finding the right words for Sydney

As the dust settles on the 16-hour siege in Martin Place on Monday, the words begin. Or rather, continue; whether you feel the media on the whole showed admirable restraint on Monday, or else fuelled fears and speculation, ceaseless commentary is now simply a reality of the internet age.

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CPX in the Media

Anti-religious card is poor way to oppose Abbott’s uni policy - At Online Opinion, Michael Bird defends the place of theological colleges in our education system
Disability and humanity - Vaughan Olliffe weighed the broader implications of our attitude as a society towards disability in an article for On Line Opinion.
An American export we could use - Natasha Moore writes for The Drum on why out of all the American exports to our shores - from Halloween to HBO - maybe Thanksgiving is the one to embrace - and be thankful for.
I’ll eat a page from my Bible if Jesus didn’t exist - At The Drum John Dickson responsed to claims by the director of an Adelaide sceptical society that a 'wave' of contemporary historians doubt that Jesus ever lived.
Religion has its flaws but it has a right to be heard - In the Herald Sun, Barney Zwartz responded to an earlier article by columnist Tom Elliot, which claimed that religion was flawed and should remain private.