Let’s stand with the US in the fight on cancer

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January 21, 2016 9:00pm
Frank McGuire, Herald Sun


‘President Obama’s pitch to cure cancer rekindles the audacity of hope.’

 

AUSTRALIA should offer to partner America in the quest to cure cancer. Harking back to president John F. Kennedy’s Cold War aspiration for the US to land the first man on the moon, President Barack Obama has committed to a new kind of moonshot — making America the country to cure cancer.

“Sixty years ago,

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Scientists are heroes, so let’s celebrate them

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AS we head into 2016, it’s time to redefine Australian exceptionalism and raise the prominence of our internationally acclaimed scientists to equal standing locally with our sports stars.

Lifesaving discoveries fighting cancer, the bionic ear allowing the profoundly deaf to hear and the elegant science behind CSL’s blood plasma help define Victoria as a world leader in medical research.

Centenary celebrations this year, honouring the Walter a

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Joe Hockey misses chance to really help communities such as Broadmeadows

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Frank McGuire

Herald Sun

June 15, 2015 12:00AM

WE have a chance to turn adversity into opportunity, to develop industries for the future, to create new jobs for the next generation, to address housing affordability and to replace anxiety and fear with hope.

So, say it ain’t so, Joe. Say it ain’t so that Australia’s Treasurer refuses to participate in an Economic and Cultural Development Summit designed to deliver a co-ordinated response

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Recommendations on tackling sex abuse at religious, community groups must be implemented

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The Sydney Morning Herald
November 14, 2014 by Frank McGuire

 

Middle-aged men wept with joy. Women silenced by unspeakable crimes since they were girls raised three cheers for the Victorian Parliament a year ago, when I told survivors of child sexual abuse that bipartisan support had been secured to implement all recommendations from the landmark report, Betrayal of Trust.

Findings of the parliamentary inquiry revealed a cover-up that kill

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Broady’s tough but it needs proper backing.

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Herald Sun

10 November 2014, by Frank McGuire

 

UNEMPLOYMENT in Broadmeadows is 26.4 per cent, higher than Spain and equal to Greece countries suffering the worst jobless rates among developed nations.

The Employment Department’s disclosure is a social disaster.

Worse, it does not reveal youth unemployment or how many 16 to 24 year-olds are disengaged, neither working nor learning, which will be perilously high.

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