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October 19, 2018
A combination of real wage growth, targeted land release, and reforms to negative gearing and capital gains concessions would deflate median prices.
Economics - Blake Pepper and Glen Anderson - 11 comments
 
Three powers tussling over image and appearance; all engaged in a wrestle over how best to seem the least hypocritical.
International - Binoy Kampmark - 7 comments
 
■ The Fed tells us that the US growth this year will be higher at 3.1% but rates will still peak at 3.4% in 2020.
Economics - Michael Knox - 3 comments
 




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Thursday, October 18, 2018

I named my baby later to acknowledge the child that I was still grieving for. I began to imagine the life she could have had.
Law & Liberties - Madeleine Weidemann - 19 comments
 
President Trump's National Security Adviser - John Bolton - has exposed the fiction that there is a legally-constituted 'State of Palestine'.
International - David Singer - 26 comments
 

Wednesday, October 17, 2018

Discrimination is a part of life. Indeed, I don’t believe I’ve ever met anyone who doesn’t discriminate in one way or another.
Law & Liberties - David Leyonhjelm - 5 comments
 
The unity of purpose between Israeli and diaspora Jewry is crumbling, the social and political divide among Israelis is dangerously widening, and the prospect of living in peace and security is becoming increasingly untenable.
International - Alon Ben-Meir - 6 comments
 

Tuesday, October 16, 2018

Current polling indicates the Liberal Party could be facing it's first electoral loss in the the seat in 60 years – and climate change inaction is the number one issue in the minds of voters.
Environment - Neneh Darwin - 49 comments
 
It is probable that half of all of all nurses hold conscientious objections to abortion. These nurses face very real potential discriminations under this legislation.
Health - Graeme Haycroft - 3 comments
 

Monday, October 15, 2018

Is freedom to practice one's religion an overriding belief? Are people ever allowed to discriminate against others because of their religious beliefs?
Law & Liberties - Peter Bowden - 41 comments
 
Children don't need any more schooling, any more institutionalisation, any more of the suffocating control they are under. Children need to be free.
Education - Andrew Russell - 7 comments
 

Friday, October 12, 2018

Is there an obvious correlation between population growth and the economy and housing? The answer it seems is no.
Nation Building - Ross Elliott - 20 comments
 
One issue is that toilet paper is subject to GST despite being a hygiene product.
Economics - Brendan O'Reilly - 10 comments
 

Thursday, October 11, 2018

He seems to be exerting a continuing influence, with his film, The Other Side of the Wind making its debut after 48 torrid years.
The Arts - Binoy Kampmark - 6 comments
 
Collins ends his book with ground shaking recommendations that we may not see in our lifetimes but may be the only way to save the Church from itself.
Religion & Spirituality - Peter Sellick - 23 comments
 

Wednesday, October 10, 2018

Once upon a time, renewables were touted as a way of preventing extreme depletion of scarce fossil fuels that would drive their prices to destructively high levels.
Nation Building - Geoff Carmody - 13 comments
 
To be sure, charging infrastructure and range are still key concerns in consumers' minds regarding EVs.
Economics - Tsvetana Paraskova - 7 comments
 

Tuesday, October 9, 2018

The new Australian paradigm: its enforcers, its opponents
Indigenous Affairs - Vesna Tenodi - 45 comments
 
We believe that the task of sustainability workers is to enable people to develop an ecological consciousness, and to remove the barriers to acting on this.
Environment - Werner Sattmann-Frese and Stuart Hill - 7 comments
 

Monday, October 8, 2018

Why God hasn't won an ARC grant yet...
Humour & Satire - Don Aitkin - 7 comments
 
'I've discovered that if you use labels you are not going to get very far because different people mean different things when they say states. So rather than talk about labels, I like to talk about substance'
International - David Singer - 11 comments
 

Friday, October 5, 2018

Wholleben’s goal with the book is to make us believe that trees are like sentient animals and to have us treat them accordingly.
Environment - Allen Greer - 18 comments
 
While connectivity has always been a part of the EU's policy towards the Asia-Pacific, until now the EU has not used its full potential in this area.
International - Frederica Mogherini - 8 comments
 

Thursday, October 4, 2018

This Chinese model has deep flaws: The market function is deeply distorted and the economy is effectively divided between provincial borders.
International - Zegang Ren - 6 comments
 
Islamic State Khorasan Province (ISKP) poses a serious security threat to Afghan civilians — primarily minority communities and foreign nationals.
International - Manoj Mishra - 10 comments
 

Wednesday, October 3, 2018

In the last few years we've seen an explosion of popular books on philosophy and psychology, many aimed at stressed out millenials who are unfamiliar with the history of human thought.
Religion & Spirituality - Jason Beale - 6 comments
 
It seems to me that the 'fake news' definition from the Collins Dictionary has been played out before my eyes in Australia in 2018.
Media - Spencer Gear - 36 comments
 

Tuesday, October 2, 2018

Power prices are not an issue that should ever have become hostage to politics, and they are not one that will be ignored in an election campaign.
Economics - Graham Young - 33 comments
 
The European Union has already taken up the matter, fining Google $5 billion for antitrust violations relating to its Android market dominance.
Law & Liberties - Binoy Kampmark - 1 comment
 
The US' escalating tension with Iran, the growing discord with Russia, and the deepening gulf with Turkey prompted Trump to reverse his initial decision.
International - Alon Ben-Meir - 3 comments
 

Monday, October 1, 2018

This Labor-lite path was clearly intentional under Prime Minister Turnbull, who boasted on his way out that his Government was 'progressive'.
Domestic Politics - David Leyonhjelm - 6 comments
 
Conservatives need to wake up to the fact that words and phrases have an emotional impact and can foster confusion in voters' decision-making.
Domestic Politics - Keith Borholm - 12 comments
 
Reunification of a large part of the West Bank with Jordan is now once again tantalisingly within Jordan's grasp.
International - David Singer - 6 comments
 

Friday, September 28, 2018

Is it educational heresy to question if the '21st century model' is likely to be successful? What if the proverbial baby be tossed out with the bathwater?
Education - Fiona Mueller and Deidre Clary - 8 comments
 
The outages from Iran are worse than most analysts expected, and bottlenecks in the US shale patch could prevent non-OPEC supply from plugging the gap.
Economics - Nicholas Cunningham - 10 comments
 

Thursday, September 27, 2018

Sadly, we are now at a time in Australian history where an influential minority are demonising James Cook, accusing him of being the originator of every social and economic problem that Indigenous Australians have faced.
Indigenous Affairs - Everald Compton - 14 comments
 
■ So far, US 10 year bond yields have not risen to reflect increases in the Fed Funds rate. By the end of this business cycle, they will.
Economics - Michael Knox - 1 comment
 
As with the job estimates, the estimated construction cost is wildly divergent when compared to overseas facilities.
Environment - Jim Green - 37 comments
 

Wednesday, September 26, 2018

Sir John Monash 'quit in frustration, famously declaring that he found it easier to organise an army on the Western Front than to run a university'.
Education - Binoy Kampmark - 16 comments
 
But this is not good news for the Chinese atheists who are troubled by all the religious activities (Christian and Islamic) now underway.
International - Keith Suter - 2 comments
 

Tuesday, September 25, 2018

Japanese is offered in almost 4 times as many public schools in Queensland compared to Chinese despite the fact that a truly seismic economic, geostrategic and cultural disruption has occurred.
Education - Joe Branigan - 6 comments
 
The eerie thing about all this is that Netanyahu has been cheering Trump as if all the punitive measures are good for Israel.
International - Alon Ben-Meir - 1 comment
 

Monday, September 24, 2018

It found renewables costs really take off when their power share increases above 50% – even if batteries cost 67% less than now.
Nation Building - Geoff Carmody - 13 comments
 
For UNRWA to count as 'refugees' people who are now living in Arab-controlled parts of the same country where their forebears once resided - is really an insult to one's intelligence.
International - David Singer - 4 comments
 

Friday, September 21, 2018

It did not come from Russia but from within; Germany's radical-right used fake news.
International - Thomas Klikauer - 17 comments
 
At the end of the day, Trump's 'gift' was made by an idiosyncratic, one-off president who has conducted Mideast policy through ad hoc channels.
International - Gary Gambill - 6 comments
 

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