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November 28, 2023
Alarm bells should be ringing about the Albanese government’s sidelining most of the recommendations of its own expert advisory body.
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Australia's ALP/Green government and their media mates are using subsidies, taxes and propaganda in a suicidal attempt to move the whole country to 82% 'renewable' energy.
Environment - Viv Forbes - 7 comments

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Monday, November 27, 2023

The root cause of initial economic over-heating followed by policies to curb demand has been attitudes of the public, reflected in the governments they elected.
Economics - Brendan O'Reilly - 13 comments
The Australian terms of trade, calculated by dividing export prices by import prices, are still higher than during the resource boom earlier this century.
Economics - Michael Knox - 8 comments

Friday, November 24, 2023

Thousands of school students took part in a climate action strike under the guise of 'A sick day for a sick planet'.
Environment - John Mikkelsen - 35 comments
For over two decades, I have had various firsthand experiences, and I am well aware of the political hypocrisy displayed by the United States and the West.
International - Chin Jin - 9 comments

Thursday, November 23, 2023

'There is no climate emergency. Therefore, there is no cause for panic and alarm.'
Environment - Tom Harris - 6 comments
Queensland will double the first home buyer grant to $30,000, effective immediately
Domestic Politics - Ross Elliott - 3 comments

Wednesday, November 22, 2023

The unpardonable, outrageous trial of Australian whistleblower David McBride was a brief affair
Law & Liberties - Binoy Kampmark - 13 comments
The federal government is belatedly recognising that some of its economic policies are contributing to inflation
Domestic Politics - Graham Young - 17 comments

Tuesday, November 21, 2023

Friedman's solution has gone nowhere in the last 21 years – despite the United Nations endorsing the Arab Peace Initiative on 23 December 2016.
International - David Singer - 4 comments

Monday, November 20, 2023

The fan is rotating rapidly and things are hitting it. Old policies have collapsed and policy makers are still talking incoherent nonsense.
International - Arthur Dent - 10 comments
Cameron was also instrumental in taking Britain to the 2016 Brexit referendum with brazen indifference to the consequences of leaving the European Union.
International - Binoy Kampmark - 4 comments

Friday, November 17, 2023

While free trade in goods and services are no-brainers, the free movement of labour is not sustainable in a welfare state. The question is, how could a market operate?
Economics - David Leyonhjelm - 12 comments

Thursday, November 16, 2023

Australia is also a world leader in the extinction of human rights and Western concepts of democracy.
Law & Liberties - David Bell - 18 comments

Wednesday, November 15, 2023

Being a cut and dried jingo, Braverman treats Armistice Day as the sort of occasion to be revered and kept in aspic. No politics should ever enter unless she politicises it.
International - Binoy Kampmark - 1 comment

Tuesday, November 14, 2023

Both letters fail to disclose material facts - whilst the Australian Letter also deliberately omits material facts contained in the English letter.
International - David Singer - 11 comments
R2P, as it came to be known by the technically minded and those sweetly watered by the conference set, has had an abysmal record.
International - Binoy Kampmark - 4 comments

Monday, November 13, 2023

The war against Hamas will only be another brutal violent episode that will prepare the ground for the next conflagration that will engulf the West Bank and potentially set the entire region on fire.
International - Alon Ben-Meir - 20 comments
The Liberal Party's energy policies lack clarity, making them ill-suited to take to the next federal election (due by mid-2025).
Environment - Brian Wawn - 11 comments

Friday, November 10, 2023

In summary Australia is using a defective performance measure in its clean energy policy that completely ignores the total picture for eliminating fossil fuels by means of clean electricity.
Environment - Tom Biegler - 9 comments
But yesterday, much of Australia's electronic money disappeared for up to 14 hours with the crash of the Optus electronic network.
Economics - Viv Forbes - 8 comments

Thursday, November 9, 2023

It is doubtful that Kosovo’s Prime Minister Kurti and Serbia’s President Vucic will agree on anything unless the European Council changes the dynamic of the Serbia-Kosovo conflict.
International - Alon Ben-Meir - 2 comments
The declaration goes on to chirp about the virtues of civil society, though its creators and participants have done nothing to assure them that their role was that relevant.
Science & Technology - Binoy Kampmark - 3 comments

Wednesday, November 8, 2023

In the United Kingdom, the National Health Service (NHS) is nothing short of a national treasure, a symbol of the country's commitment to universal healthcare.
Health - Vince Hooper - 2 comments
Using Instagram and Facebook and in some cases neither - demonstrations were held worldwide in 290 locations on 4 November and 50 locations on 5 November.
International - David Singer - 19 comments

Tuesday, November 7, 2023

Abortion is not an election issue in Australia and non-libertarians rarely debate it. Yet Australian libertarians, who take their debating cues from America, repeatedly clash over it.
Law & Liberties - David Leyonhjelm - 6 comments
Mearsheimer throws in the usual grenades. 'US and European leaders blundered in attempting to turn Ukraine into a Western stronghold on Russia's border.'
International - Binoy Kampmark - 6 comments

Monday, November 6, 2023

Mearsheimer asserts that the determinants of who wins a war, particularly wars of attrition like that in Ukraine, are manpower and manufacturing capacity.
International - Graham Young - 19 comments
Armies need manpower, weapons, ammunition, vehicles, tanks, planes, ships, fuel and lubricants.
International - Viv Forbes - 8 comments

Friday, November 3, 2023

Over the last eleven months, the realties of Anwar and his government's performance has become very evident, where even the staunchest supporters are becoming more disappointed.
International - Murray Hunter - 1 comment
The problem is the underlying assumption of the LCOE calculus – so obvious that it was never stated – was that any given power plant would run when needed and not run when not needed.
Environment - Charles Hemmings - 34 comments

Thursday, November 2, 2023

There is no condemnation or even any mention of the invasion of Israel from Gaza on 7 October resulting in the brutal slaughtering of 1400.
International - David Singer - 12 comments
The number of people who are religious is declining significantly, and secondly, the Australian Constitution forbids the government from making laws establishing any religion.
Law & Liberties - Meg Wallace - 11 comments

Wednesday, November 1, 2023

The story of what has been happening in Toowoomba is astonishing, with many echoes of the Higgins affair, complete with reluctant police.
Law & Liberties - Bettina Arndt - 14 comments
Sea routes do not require the same level of upfront investment as land-based infrastructure. Additionally, maritime routes can adapt to changing trade dynamics more easily.
International - Vince Hooper - 3 comments

Tuesday, October 31, 2023

The unfathomably horrific massacre that Hamas perpetrated against innocent Israelis offers an unprecedented opportunity to reach an Israeli-Palestinian peace.
International - Alon Ben-Meir - 40 comments
Geologists understand that, even with a 50% rise in CO2 since 1880, today's level of the gas is very low in comparison with most of the geologic record.
Environment - Tom Harris - 8 comments

Monday, October 30, 2023

No one admires unearned advancement. Luck may give some people unique talents, but even Mozart had to practise. Such hard work deserves reward.
Education - Steven Schwartz - 8 comments
Stronger demand and tight supply will generate higher oil prices in the new year.
Economics - Michael Knox - 3 comments


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