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March 5, 2024
Last week, the AMA publicly called for the disendorsement of Tasmanian Liberal candidate Dr Julie Sladden, accusing her of having anti-vaccine opinions that are dangerous and misleading.
Health - Kara Thomas, Jevanthi Kunadhasan and Duncan Syme
 
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International - Murray Hunter
 




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Monday, March 4, 2024

Here is where the long view becomes crucial. Our adversaries are strategically vying for control of a region that grows more critical daily – the Arctic.
International - Jeffrey Roth - 5 comments
 
Scientists have known for a long time that solar activity correlates well with climatic conditions on Earth. This should surprise no one since our home star is an enormous source of energy.
Environment - Tom Harris - 8 comments
 

Friday, March 1, 2024

Influence operations by foreign governments has been going on in Canberra since the 1950s. Many potential Australians have been cultivated by the US government and associated agencies.
International - Murray Hunter - 13 comments
 
The problem: Since independence in 1991, the Republic of Macedonia has been indoctrinated and bullied by the G7 to believe that there are no alternatives to EU and NATO integration.
International - Ordan Andreevski - 3 comments
 

Thursday, February 29, 2024

It was advice that clearly left Justice Michael Lee unimpressed. 'It is inconceivable to me that any legally qualified person could have given [such] advice,' he told the court,
Law & Liberties - Bettina Arndt - 2 comments
 
This follows Israel's rejection of any attempt to unilaterally impose the creation of an independent Palestinian Arab state between Israel and Jordan by 99 of Israel's 120 politicians on 21 February.
International - David Singer - 5 comments
 

Wednesday, February 28, 2024

During his speech at the General Assembly's annual debate last November, GA President Dennis Francis warned delegates that the Council's performance would inevitably continue to suffer in the absence of reform.
International - Binoy Kampmark - 1 comment
 
Young is the executive director of the Australian Institute for Progress, but that name is misleading, he is a conservative.
Political Philosophy - Peter Bowden - 8 comments
 

Tuesday, February 27, 2024

Almomst every Greens housing policy from banning negative gearing to capping rents would make matters worse for renters and home buyers alike.
Nation Building - Graham Young - 11 comments
 
When we were at the coldest period in the past half billion years about 450 million years ago, CO2 levels were considerably higher than today.
Environment - Tom Harris - 7 comments
 

Monday, February 26, 2024

'Gone is the emphasis on an open and competitive economy where workers and bosses work out win-win solutions, it’s now open class warfare and wealth redistribution.'
Economics - John Mikkelsen - 12 comments
 
Never has it been more obvious that the most dangerous and destructive global terrorist organisation in the world is the United States of America.
International - Richard Heggie - 15 comments
 

Friday, February 23, 2024

Newspapers such as The Guardian Australia even urged the PM to get with the Swift program, as her 'ubiquity in a fragmented world might carry some broader lessons...'
Media - Binoy Kampmark - 3 comments
 
Having first been skeptical about the appointment of Michele Bullock, my first impressions seem to have been wrong.
Economics - Graham Young - 4 comments
 

Thursday, February 22, 2024

While ‘western’ leaders want to hold Putin accountable for the death of Alexei Navalny, who should be held accountable for the incarceration of Julian Assange?
Law & Liberties - Murray Hunter - 30 comments
 
The International Court of Justice (ICJ) has signalled that the United Nations could come under ICJ scrutiny if it fails to take any steps that could prevent genocide being committed in Gaza.
International - David Singer
 

Wednesday, February 21, 2024

It easily slots into the need for a compelling narrative of heroes (trade unions), villains (business), and victims (the rest of us)—and it's mostly wrong.
Economics - Graham Young - 6 comments
 
Blaming the Commonwealth allows the states and territories to avoid taking responsibility for this neglect and confuses who should be held accountable for how much we spend on education and its effectiveness.
Education - Scott Prasser - 4 comments
 

Tuesday, February 20, 2024

As the toxic sludge of feminist claptrap seeps through the academic world, there are many principled researchers grinding their teeth at this blatant ideology and poor scholarship.
Society - Bettina Arndt - 2 comments
 
Cleaning up emissions in-state increases worldwide emissions by 'leaking' manufacturing to poorer developing countries with miniscule environmental regulations.
Environment - Rolan Stein - 5 comments
 

Monday, February 19, 2024

Are our top universities lofty centres of independent research and scholarship, or engines and extensions of government policy departments? Climate (population) engineer ANU is both.
Nation Building - Stephen Saunders - 6 comments
 
The ANO found that '65 per cent of IP [infrastructure project] stream applications approved for funding were not those assessed as being the most meritorious in the assessment process'.
Domestic Politics - Binoy Kampmark - 4 comments
 

Friday, February 16, 2024

The old mass media companies prior to the information age, now referred to as the legacy media, carried a reputation for hard headed journalism, which exposed scandals without fear or favour.
Media - Murray Hunter - 12 comments
 
We know of such programs as the Central Intelligence Agency's 'Project Acoustic Kitty', which ran for five years in the 1960s and cost $20 million without much to show for it.
Humour & Satire - Binoy Kampmark - 2 comments
 

Thursday, February 15, 2024

'But breathless claims of imminent climate-driven ‘human extinction’ and ‘runaway warming’ are both scientifically unsupportable and unhelpful.'
Environment - Graham Young - 5 comments
 
UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres continues to wring his hands in anguish as the humanitarian crisis threatens to worsen in Gaza.
International - David Singer
 

Wednesday, February 14, 2024

Many key leaders in the energy transition, like politicians, financiers, industrialists and technologists, openly express their 'passion for renewables'. Is passion a hindrance to sound judgment?
Environment - Tom Biegler - 14 comments
 
When a woman presses the eject button, men can’t be expected to immediately withdraw, says human factors science.
Law & Liberties - Bettina Arndt - 6 comments
 

Tuesday, February 13, 2024

The cold reality is that there is no economic alternative to the live export trade for Northern cattle.
Economics - Brendan O'Reilly - 3 comments
 
It's been almost a quarter of a century since President Bill Clinton summoned Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Barak and Palestinian leader Yassar Arafat to Camp David.
International - Ciaran Ryan - 6 comments
 

Monday, February 12, 2024

The Western MIM, including Australia’s, will resist the emergence of the America First domestic policy preeminence but we are at a time in history when the old rules, benchmarks and tools of analysis do not work.
International - Teck Lim - 17 comments
 
The way crowds react to political figures, whether with cheers or jeers, surpasses any focus group in offering a direct insight into the nation's stance on current government policies and leadership.
Domestic Politics - Andrew Blyth - 4 comments
 

Friday, February 9, 2024

Smith was saying that by solely pursuing their own self-interest - and not any conscious intention to be of help to others - and by trading with each other, they benefit their societies.
Nation Building - Peter Bowden - 20 comments
 
Was President Biden's use of the term
International - David Singer
 

Thursday, February 8, 2024

Calls to overturn proven fire management strategies threaten to increase the incidence of catastrophic bushfires.
Environment - Mark Poynter - 16 comments
 
Like two million other Australians, my wife and I love cruising, but would I leave the comfort of an established career and sacrifice it for the cruising industry? Well yes, I nearly did early in 2015.
Nation Building - Stuart Ballantyne - 1 comment
 

Wednesday, February 7, 2024

Unrestrained growth has many supporters in the big end of town. But the consequences of rapid growth – fuelled mainly by record immigration under Federal Government policies – are being felt acutely by many more others.
Nation Building - Ross Elliott - 9 comments
 
Prime Minister Anthony Albanese's recent comments that federal parliament's 'terms are too short with just three years' has raised expectations for a referendum for four-year fixed terms.
Political Philosophy - Scott Prasser - 12 comments
 

Tuesday, February 6, 2024

The International Court of Justice (ICJ) ruling on emergency measures requested by South Africa in its genocide case against Israel has rightly received blanket media coverage.
International - David Singer - 7 comments
 
Palace coups have become a seasonal tradition in Australian politics. Between 2007 and 2018, Australia had six prime ministers, four of whom were overthrown by their own parties.
Domestic Politics - Binoy Kampmark - 6 comments
 

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