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June 29, 2017
Antibiotic resistance should be viewed as a challenge to re-examine the value of our current profit and competition-driven enemy-making paradigm.
Health - Werner Sattmann-Frese - 4 comments
 
Australia's largest car share service GoGet launched its biggest 'pod' within the Central Park development in 2014.
Environment - Natalie Rayment - 1 comment
 
ECAP is at the heart of the largest trading hub in the world. Asia and the Pacific are also leaders in science, technology and innovation.
International - Ioan Voicu - 1 comment
 




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Wednesday, June 28, 2017

The current communication and dispute resolution practices between owners/operators and their residents is flawed.
Law & Liberties - Sue Malta - 6 comments
 
Stopping people from having the occasional can is not only preachy and patronising - it will do nothing to combat obesity.
Health - Satyajeet Marar - 5 comments
 
WTI dipped below $44 per barrel on Tuesday, and the bearish indicators are starting to pile up.
Economics - Nicholas Cunningham - 2 comments
 

Tuesday, June 27, 2017

The biggest growth industry for coming years and for the foreseeable future, the official forecasts all seem to agree on, will be in health care and social assistance.
Nation Building - Ross Elliott - 6 comments
 
Why then does Australia expend so much money, lives and time in Iraq and Syria when we have a potentially bigger and more complex problem emerging on our door step?
International - Bruce Haigh - 3 comments
 
The Kerrigans' house is much more than just a place of shelter; it is a real home, based on bonds of affection, love and generosity – and idiosyncrasies. To the Kerrigans, it is, indeed, a castle.
Law & Liberties - Barry York - 3 comments
 

Monday, June 26, 2017

The outcome sought by all human action is profit – ie the ends achieved were worth the means including time and effort.
Economics - Darren Nelson - 17 comments
 
France has never had a social liberal president, never seen in power progressive liberalism from the left.
International - Richard Ogier - 2 comments
 
President Trump and Secretary of State Tillerson are quickly learning that tough talk is needed to rein in Mahmoud Abbas.
International - David Singer - 3 comments
 

Friday, June 23, 2017

The aftermath of the 2008 crisis did much to give capitalism – at least of the bankster variant – a blackened name.
Economics - Binoy Kampmark - 5 comments
 
The most intriguing aspect is the inability of insiders to provide a coherent account of what is actually going on. How did Donald Trump, you know, happen?
Political Philosophy - Mark Christensen - 18 comments
 
To simply blame the Israeli government alone may be comforting to you, but unless you change your approach and strategy toward Israel, you will further prolong the occupation.
International - Alon Ben-Meir - 2 comments
 

Thursday, June 22, 2017

The question and we will never know the real answer, is what was his intention? Was his intention to advance an ideological cause?
Law & Liberties - Kuranda Seyit - 6 comments
 
The lull in the debate over recognition of same-sex marriage provides a valuable opportunity to consider the ‘end game’ to this long-running controversy.
Law & Liberties - John de Meyrick - 33 comments
 
Unlike those cash-loaded, overseas Chinese buyers you see at property auctions, my wife and I are new migrants living on monthly Australian salaries.
Economics - Barry Li - 5 comments
 

Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Perhaps we should ask a higher order question? 'Why do they hate us?'
International - Keith Suter - 28 comments
 
Require that the government then, in a contract with the generators, have a penalty clause in place if the government, subsequent to the decision and approval, retrospectively adds requirements.
Nation Building - Dennis Jensen - 14 comments
 
It makes good business sense to re-evaluate investments in research commercialisation and channel more efforts into developing innovation leadership instead.
Education - Alan Yap - 3 comments
 

Tuesday, June 20, 2017

The Blueprint target of 42% renewables destroys the opportunity to build baseload coal burning power stations independent of the choice of technologies.
Environment - Tom Quirk - 7 comments
 
Smoking was actually falling faster before plain packaging, and has fallen more in other developed countries without plain packaging.
Health - David Leyonhjelm - 5 comments
 
A contango, in which near-term oil futures trade at a discount to futures dated further out, is a symptom of oversupply.
Economics - Nicholas Cunningham - 2 comments
 

Monday, June 19, 2017

Labor and Liberal are both to blame. Well might Australians say, 'a plague on both your houses'.
Political Philosophy - Peter West - 11 comments
 
Right on time, the Supreme Court of Ireland has provided the perfect case study of overweening courts and human rights in the ­European pond.
International - Gary Johns - 6 comments
 
Berejiklian's Government is not more honest than Labor, even mis-stating total funds available and the adequacy of lease-out proceeds.
Nation Building - Robert Gibbons - 4 comments
 

Friday, June 16, 2017

It took little time for political leaders in the European Union to start dangling the carrot in front of a wounded British Prime Minister.
International - Binoy Kampmark - 12 comments
 
The recent public debate over whether Schapelle Corby's exit from Bali was fascinating or nauseating fuelled anew an ongoing question.
Media - Neryl East - 4 comments
 
However such negotiations – if conducted only between Abbas and Netanyahu - will assuredly fail and end up in the garbage bin of history.
International - David Singer - 5 comments
 

Thursday, June 15, 2017

At home, we need to focus much more on energy reliability and affordability. We've failed badly on these.
Nation Building - Geoff Carmody - 9 comments
 
Few economists ever draw the link between Japan’s decades-long economic torpor and its public debt mountain.
Economics - Tony Makin - 10 comments
 
Fifty years have passed, and as the longest serving prime minister, you have not yet articulated any vision about Israel's future and the fate of the Palestinians.
International - Alon Ben-Meir - 3 comments
 

Wednesday, June 14, 2017

The move will also fuel existing disenchantment over rising costs of living and it's hard to see the government's rationale for it .
Economics - Satyajeet Marar - 6 comments
 
A man with the most razor thin resume ever for a presidential candidate was running for the most powerful political position in the world.
International - Stephen Cable - 3 comments
 
As it happens, apart from the need for a lighter and ashtray, cigarette and cigar smokers don't have much in common.
Health - David Leyonhjelm - 7 comments
 

Tuesday, June 13, 2017

Life may be a stage, but Trumpland is a flickering pantomime, destroying any pretence of virtue in politics. There are only positions, opponents, and resolutions.
International - Binoy Kampmark - 36 comments
 
The one which failed has had as important implications for the workings of government in Australia as the one which succeeded.
Domestic Politics - Gregory Melleuish - 5 comments
 
Though it turned out favourable in the end, what can this young Chinese girl (and all Chinese international students and migrants) learn from this incident?
Society - Barry Li - 7 comments
 

Monday, June 12, 2017

More often than not, words like 'catastrophic' (applied today to the Conservatives) and 'game-changing' (used of Labour) prove to be hyperbolic when seen through the longer lens of political and social history.
International - Mal Fletcher - 2 comments
 
In the United States, this form of internment was practised on a massive scale during the Second World War.
Law & Liberties - Binoy Kampmark - 21 comments
 
Governments must set pollution standards for the way in which we act in our homes, our workplaces, our places of entertainment and the way we travel. And we must be taxed until we comply.
Environment - Everald Compton - 4 comments
 

Friday, June 9, 2017

So let's all step up! Let's make a stand on moral principle and commit to making more ethical food choices in the future to reduce animal suffering.
Political Philosophy - Scott MacInnes - 26 comments
 
The problem with the Government's claim of Senate obstruction is that most of the abandoned zombie measures were never debated or voted on in the Senate.
Economics - David Leyonhjelm - 9 comments
 
President Obama's precedent in freeing Manning whilst resisting similar overtures for Pollard's release was reprehensible.
International - David Singer - 7 comments
 

Thursday, June 8, 2017

I know terrorism well. I have seen its impacts and consequences. I have felt the shock waves of its bombs.
Law & Liberties - Andrew MacLeod - 6 comments
 
Khan has reminded the prime minister that talk of robust security is all dandy, until you realise that cuts of up to 10 to 40 per cent in police numbers have been implemented.
Law & Liberties - Binoy Kampmark - 10 comments
 
Australia, through its sound diplomatic representation in the region, should begin a process of bringing together states most affected by the activities of separatist extremists.
International - Bruce Haigh - 7 comments
 

Wednesday, June 7, 2017

Reports of more terrorist attacks force us to once again address the question: why are westerners enlisting with ISIS?
Society - Mark Manolopolous - 13 comments
 
There are thousands of extremely well off parents who send their children to government schools. It's not fine that these parents receive the same taxpayer-funded support as poor parents.
Education - David Leyonhjelm - 23 comments
 
This week the Israeli occupation of the West Bank has reached the milestone of 50 years that will be recalled in shame.
International - Alon Ben-Meir - 11 comments
 

Tuesday, June 6, 2017

As with multiculturalism, diversity does not seem to include the possibility of syncretism or the evolution of new forms of culture out of existing forms.
Political Philosophy - Gregory Melleuish - 11 comments
 
As a consequence, like it or not, Muslims are more susceptible to Islamisation than non-Muslims.
Law & Liberties - Gary Johns - 36 comments
 
The role of the father is disparaged or minimised. In earlier times, children were seen as belonging to fathers. The father was the natural parent, as it were.
Society - Peter West - 3 comments
 

Monday, June 5, 2017

French President Emmanuel Macron, who is fast filling a vacuum of anti-Trump desperation, decided to reverse the Trump slogan.
Environment - Binoy Kampmark - 9 comments
 
Drilling costs are starting to rise and the enormous leaps in production that can be obtained by simply adding more rigs also appears to be running into some trouble.
Economics - Nicholas Cunningham - 4 comments
 
Why does US policy insist on annual military exercises, meant to simulate an armed invasion of North Korea?
International - Max Atkinson - 21 comments
 

Friday, June 2, 2017

Lakens’s goal is to improve the quality of journal articles, not to replace articles with blog posts.
Education - Don Aitkin - 10 comments
 
In this colonial mode, it was essential that students, as they are erroneously described, were branded as to their capacity to remember things.
Education - Phil Cullen - 6 comments
 
Whereas Israel has agreed to a two-state solution, it continues to usurp Palestinian land, thereby violating international agreements.
International - Alon Ben-Meir - 7 comments
 

Thursday, June 1, 2017

Behind Forrest's wealth lies the eager hand of historical appropriation, the coloniser's prerogative to make good the use of natural resources.
Economics - Binoy Kampmark - 10 comments
 
A major difference between here and the stereotypical kleptocracy is that corporate and vested interests rather than individual players proliferate in the Australian context.
Economics - John Tomlinson - 11 comments
 
'Cloaca makes the ultimate criticism of modern art - that most of it is crap; that the art world has finally disappeared up its own backside.'
The Arts - Peter Sellick - 3 comments
 

Wednesday, May 31, 2017

'...the human rights abuses suffered by refugees on Manus Island are deliberate. The horror of these camps is no accident. This is calculated, cynical, cruel.'
International - Stuart Rees - 20 comments
 
Amidst all these scruples about the difficulty of real strategic thinking, it's important to simply make a start.
Economics - Nicholas Gruen - 1 comment
 

Tuesday, May 30, 2017

It's time for the silent majority to reclaim the national agenda
Society - Graham Annesley - 14 comments
 
The Commonwealth Government cannot answer the simple question, 'How much does the Australian Government invest in Australia's children?'
Society - Tony Stuart - 12 comments
 
This year’s official commemoration will implicitly bless the contemporary policies of these allies in terms of an alleged divine plan supposedly sealed in the blood of Anzac dead.
International - David Faber - 3 comments
 

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