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March 25, 2019
The defence on the Western Front is a far more fitting memorial for our military than the aggression of ANZAC.
International - John Williams - 4 comments
 
The Australian per capita GDP recession in 2018 is a figment of how the GDP deflator distorts the effect of export prices on the real Australian economy (plus random variation in the seasonally adjusted series).
Economics - Michael Knox - 2 comments
 
It should be very clear that meaningless terms such as diversity and inclusiveness do very little to the content of actual intellectual conversation.
Society - Binoy Kampmark - 10 comments
 




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Friday, March 22, 2019

We have developed a range of ebola vaccines, and while many remain to be fully tested or become widely available one has been found to be protective against ebola.
Health - Peter Curson - 2 comments
 
A critical examination of welfare state constructions of income support recipients and addiction
Domestic Politics - Philip Mendes - 14 comments
 

Thursday, March 21, 2019

As we piece ourselves together after the New Zealand tragedy, the question on everyone's mind is how to minimize or, more specifically, eliminate such horrific acts of violence.
Political Philosophy - Ilana Akresh - 17 comments
 
Removing the manifesto does a disservice to any arguments that might be mounted against him, but having a debate is not what this is generally about.
Law & Liberties - Binoy Kampmark - 9 comments
 
Dealing with the patchwork nature of the Australian economy, where some parts of Australia want to close the doors while others are crying out for population growth, is a tricky one.
Society - David Leyonhjelm - 5 comments
 

Wednesday, March 20, 2019

Researchers should be able to furnish us with evidence about where Islamophobia 'comes from'; what it consists of; how it is promulgated and spread, by whom and for what ends.
Law & Liberties - Jake Lynch - 65 comments
 
Iran's true salvation must come from within. Fortunately, this is entirely feasible, because Iran's population is not at all like its government.
International - Slater Bakhtavar - 5 comments
 

Tuesday, March 19, 2019

The factors at play federally and in NSW are not entirely the same. The BerejiklianCoalition Government has in fact had a lot of things going for it.
Domestic Politics - Brendan O'Reilly - 10 comments
 
It is not unreasonable for an average person, not necessarily a Pell supporter, to at least wonder about the fairness of this conviction.
Law & Liberties - Alfred Zarb - 17 comments
 

Monday, March 18, 2019

The war in Syria, the war in Burma, the war in Gaza, has been brought to our very doorstep. This was not a random lone wolf attack. It was an organized, terror cell.
Law & Liberties - Kuranda Seyit - 39 comments
 
Playing the values game is a dangerous one. What, exactly, are
Society - Binoy Kampmark - 50 comments
 

Friday, March 15, 2019

The Green New Deal may tally between $51 trillion and $93 trillion over 10-years according to the American Action Forum.
International - David Singer - 12 comments
 
The Labor leader has been unusually bold in advocating and entertaining significant constitutional change.
Law & Liberties - David Alexander - 9 comments
 

Thursday, March 14, 2019

Forty-eight per cent of the seats in parliament have a median voter age of 50 years or older. Twenty-five of those seats can be classified as marginal, with 10 held by the Liberal Party, 10 by the ALP and five by the Nationals.
Domestic Politics - Graham Young - 6 comments
 
A particularly nasty aspect of these rallies was how Liberal MPs sat in the front row applauding anti-gay speakers because the plan to decriminalise had been proposed by Labor and the Greens.
Law & Liberties - Rodney Croome - 32 comments
 

Wednesday, March 13, 2019

WWF's staff on the ground in Nepal leaped into action – not to demand justice, but to lobby for the charges to disappear.
Environment - Binoy Kampmark - 2 comments
 
The Catholic defence is perhaps understandable. But a bigger issue to this writer is why are all the conservatives supporting Pell?
Law & Liberties - Peter Bowden - 52 comments
 

Tuesday, March 12, 2019

The Victorian Government’s appeasement of environmental ideology is hampering its capability to deal with serious bushfires.
Environment - Mark Poynter - 6 comments
 
Milo's pitiful comments to Andrew Bolt seem very out of character for the self-described 'fabulous troll' of the Internet.
Media - Jason Beale - 8 comments
 

Monday, March 11, 2019

Despite high-profile nuclear disasters like Chernobyl , Fukushima, and Three Mile Island, the deaths related to nuclear meltdowns are actually very few.
Economics - Haley Zaremba - 34 comments
 
The Pell conviction is an example of defenders running to barricades in the name of protection, hoping that faith prevails over evidence.
Law & Liberties - Binoy Kampmark - 50 comments
 

Friday, March 8, 2019

If it were on a strategic plan with construction anticipated to commence several decades from now it would make a lot more sense.
Nation Building - Alan Davies - 7 comments
 
People who claim to be in direct communion with supernatural beings and and make a living from interceding with them on behalf of petitioners are widely regarded as dishonest or delusional.
Law & Liberties - Arthur Dent - 7 comments
 

Thursday, March 7, 2019

Why are the public generally unaware of the important research that connects variations in the output of the Sun with climate change?
Environment - Tim Ball and Tom Harris - 29 comments
 
Irwin, the organisation tweeted, 'was killed while harassing a ray; he dangled his baby while feeding a crocodile and wrestled wild animals who were minding their own business.'
Environment - Binoy Kampmark - 12 comments
 

Wednesday, March 6, 2019

Most of the media coverage of the royal commission seems to be written by women, about women, and for women. It deals mainly with the concerns of women. But what about those of men?
Society - Peter West - 19 comments
 
The cowardice of Australia's largest coal miner Glencore in bowing to activist pressure and capping its coal production torches the reputation of coal by implying coal mining is unethical.
Political Philosophy - Graham Young - 10 comments
 

Tuesday, March 5, 2019

I believe he is innocent and that the jury should certainly have brought in a verdict of not guilty.
Law & Liberties - John Young - 66 comments
 
In the background are internationally coordinated attempts at 'definition creep', which risk ruling out essential arguments in favour of Palestinian rights as 'anti-Semitic'.
Law & Liberties - Jake Lynch - 4 comments
 

Monday, March 4, 2019

Australia’s commitments, no matter what anyone thinks of them, are quite pointless unless they are conditional on action by the world’s big emitters.
Environment - David Leyonhjelm - 46 comments
 
So, if you want to do your bit for world peace, try to include Northern Ireland as part of you next (or first) tour of Europe.
International - Charles Essery - 3 comments
 
Ahead of the meeting, the White House was busy sending various signals designed to baffle and confuse friend and foe alike.
International - Binoy Kampmark
 

Friday, March 1, 2019

Increased shareholder activism, combined with global warming policies of institutional investors and NGOs, are pushing IOCs in a corner, constricting financing options for oil companies.
Economics - Cyril Widdershoven - 8 comments
 
What's it going to take to reignite the demand for Brisbane CBD offices?
Nation Building - Ross Elliott - 2 comments
 

Thursday, February 28, 2019

Cardinal George Pell has been found guilty. Frank Brennan, a Jesuit priest, has raised the question of whether the jury reached the correct verdict.
Law & Liberties - Peter Bowden - 42 comments
 
I maintain that we have good reason to fear that the business model of commercial surveillance is serving to undermine the foundations of our democracy.
Law & Liberties - Sam Ben-Meir - 8 comments
 

Wednesday, February 27, 2019

It is beyond dispute that Bill Shorten is correct when he states that a cash refund of franking credits on investments should be claimed only by a taxpayer.
Economics - Everald Compton - 5 comments
 
The media's behaviour is the second issue - the other the chaos at the Southern Border - that has considerably boosted Trump's chances of winning the 2020 elections.
International - David Singer - 7 comments
 

Tuesday, February 26, 2019

Although there’s never been a strong tradition of cycling in Australia's capitals like there is in many European cities, the availability of battery powered bicycles and scooters is potentially a game-changer.
Nation Building - Alan Davies - 18 comments
 
Your unruly ambition to become the leader of the Sunni Muslim world is the driving force behind your ceaseless efforts to implant a Turkish-oriented religious dogma in many countries.
International - Alon Ben-Meir - 1 comment
 

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