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January 22, 2018
Whether Australia's colonisation by the British Empire should be classified as an invasion or settlement is not a question of mere semantics.
Law & Liberties - Sherry Sufi - 12 comments
 
The pressure of sanctions, long shown to be ineffective in having any actual impact on Pyongyang's weapons program, would continue, albeit in a more targeted way.
International - Binoy Kampmark - 2 comments
 
On Australia Day what Australians want most is a holiday. They care less about the actual date.
Society - Bob Ryan - 5 comments
 




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Friday, January 19, 2018

To better understand the North's actions we need to go back to 1958, when the US installed nuclear missiles in South Korea in breach of the Armistice Agreement.
International - Max Atkinson - 13 comments
 
Various suggestions have been made for a new date from some significant event in the World War 11 Pacific campaign or the date (27 May) of the overwhelmingly successful 1967 referendum.
Society - Russell Grenning - 39 comments
 
Blinded by the euphoria created by Trump's recognition of Jerusalem as Israel's capital the ministers feel confident that the occupation is no longer a major concern to the Arab states.
International - Alon Ben-Meir - 4 comments
 

Thursday, January 18, 2018

I don't know why, but the recent take-down of Aziz Ansari in the press and on social media feels like a turning point. It seems like this is the moment that #MeToo slipped its moorings.
Law & Liberties - Dilan Thampapillai - 11 comments
 
Similar to the development of democracy, population stabilisation measures like reducing immigration and removing tax breaks for more than two children, requires the consent of the full community.
Environment - Eric Claus - 12 comments
 

Wednesday, January 17, 2018

The reason for the extraordinarily high cost is Crony Unionism. A problem as much to be feared by you and your tax burden as Crony Capitalism.
Economics - Stephen Cable - 3 comments
 
Attempts to modify the SSM bill to protect freedom of speech and religious beliefs got little support and amendments to the bill were voted down.
Law & Liberties - Peter Fenwick - 6 comments
 

Tuesday, January 16, 2018

The idea of a reigning monarch who attains their rank by dint of birth sticks in the craw of many. And yet this is one of the greatest benefits of our constitutional monarchy.
Law & Liberties - Nicola Wright - 19 comments
 
In Austria, a government report has shown that the number of crimes committed by 'foreigners' increased to an astounding forty per cent of the total in 2016.
International - Russell Grenning - 19 comments
 
The Republican establishment is determined to shove down the throats of the American people what they failed to do during Obama's tenure.
International - Alon Ben-Meir - 9 comments
 

Monday, January 15, 2018

As a former Australian Labor Party president and advisor to conservative prime ministers John Howard and Tony Abbott, Mundine is not known for pulling his punches.
The Arts - Sean Jacobs - 3 comments
 
Even if the Syrian crisis does resolve itself there is a veritable Tsunami of potential refugees coming from Africa. Africa, you may well ask: Why?
International - Guy Hallowes - 18 comments
 

Friday, January 12, 2018

None of my agreement with what the French women say, is to condone improper activity. And I have good reason to denounce the abuse of power.
Law & Liberties - Bob Ryan - 6 comments
 
Should the community quietly accept the sweeping away of many of these basic protections, when it comes to a 'special case'?
Law & Liberties - Brendan O'Reilly - 3 comments
 

Thursday, January 11, 2018

Domestic violence, wage inequality, financial dependence and lack of superannuation are all key drivers for homelessness of women of all ages.
Economics - Helen Polley - 18 comments
 
Earlier this month eleven princes were arrested for staging a sit-in at the Qasr-al-Hokm palace in Rydah.
International - Russell Grenning - 3 comments
 

Wednesday, January 10, 2018

There is no appeasing the Culture War factions because, at the end of the day, the progressive left and conservative right are marching down the same track.
Law & Liberties - Mark Christensen - 21 comments
 
Political – rather than humanitarian – concerns dominate UNRWA's agenda preventing the closure of Dheisheh and other similar humanitarian eye-sores in the West Bank.
International - David Singer - 3 comments
 

Tuesday, January 9, 2018

Surface ships will be quickly destroyed while manned aircraft and ground forces will either be wiped out or not particularly useful.
International - David Leyonhjelm - 37 comments
 
At every level of government Conservatives are either leaning on their shovel, or lending it to the other side.
Political Philosophy - Stephen Cable - 11 comments
 

Monday, January 8, 2018

This is compounded by social media, where 'activists' can create the impression of wide spread community concern about an issue.
Society - Russell Schneider - 3 comments
 
This week an infestation of starfish on Swain Reefs heralds the return of more 'reef in crisis' stories, as predictable as summer thunderstorms.
Science & Technology - Graham Young - 50 comments
 

Friday, January 5, 2018

Yes, nowadays medical science – well, the outer reaches of medical science – are considering what is fairly delicately being referred to as a 'head transplant'.
Humour & Satire - Russell Grenning - 6 comments
 
Nihilism has become the order of the day. Death, the enemy of the eternal, has become the final and omnipotent power.
Religion & Spirituality - Peter Sellick - 42 comments
 

Thursday, January 4, 2018

Having repeatedly boasted, self-congratulated and beamed at the idea that Australia is the most multicultural nation on earth, Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull has been less cautious of late.
Law & Liberties - Binoy Kampmark - 19 comments
 
Solutions come from the combined enterprise of individuals, and central Government only constrains that entrepreneurship.
Economics - Eric Gribble - 8 comments
 

Wednesday, January 3, 2018

Until this incident I was unaware that jewellery could be racist but how woefully mistaken I was.
Law & Liberties - Russell Grenning - 10 comments
 
The overall cost has been estimated at a whopping $477.986 million in direct costs, plus $70.5 million for victim support services.
Law & Liberties - Brendan O'Reilly - 9 comments
 

Tuesday, January 2, 2018

This time next year, if all goes according to plan, the UK will be on its way out of the European Union.March 2019 is the target.
International - Keith Suter - 9 comments
 
For at least 50 years Australian taxpayers and other innocents have supported a parasitic industry writing about yet another 'imminent threat to Queensland's Great Barrier Reef'.
Environment - Viv Forbes - 44 comments
 
Abbas has once again demonstrated the unerring ability of the Palestinian Arabs to snatch defeat from the jaws of victory.
International - David Singer - 4 comments
 

Friday, December 29, 2017

If Turnbull is willing to dismantle the Liberal brand for his own ego, how then is he any better than Bill Shorten?
Political Philosophy - Tim O'Hare - 17 comments
 
Gazing across a territory with millions of unexploded mines, a territory that, ironically enough, is meant to be demilitarised, chills the blood.
International - Binoy Kampmark - 4 comments
 
As we approach the end of Trump's first year in office, it seems appropriate to survey his performance and his outlook for the future.
International - Alon Ben-Meir - 59 comments
 

Thursday, December 28, 2017

The social media juggernaut Facebook has reportedly acknowledged engagement with its platform may potentially affect cognition or emotional wellbeing.
Media - Mal Fletcher - 6 comments
 
My father was given to dark mutterings about the general state of young people today while my mother could hardly conceal her delight at the news.
Society - Russell Grenning - 6 comments
 
We need to emphasise that girls can be valued for their intellect, creativity and leadership attributes, and that boys benefit from this as well.
Society - Baz Bardoe - 5 comments
 

Wednesday, December 27, 2017

What is it about the Star Wars film series, conceived by George Lucas, that has made Star Wars the third highest grossing film series of all time?
The Arts - Warwick Marsh - 1 comment
 
The Turnbull Government may have hoped releasing Australia’s latest greenhouse gas emissions together with the 2017 Climate Reportwould pass unnoticed.
Environment - Graeme McLeay - 37 comments
 
There is however territory-specific legislation that negates this OIC claim – namely article 6 of the Mandate for Palestine and article 80 of the United Nations Charter.
International - David Singer - 7 comments
 

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