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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...'
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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 - 15 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 - 5 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

Monday, February 5, 2024

If ‘price gouging’ were driving inflation, then you would expect the increase in food and groceries to be greater than the rate of inflation - but it’s not.
Economics - Graham Young - 7 comments
Medical regulation now appears designed to control the thoughts and speech of Australia's 850,000 Health Professionals.
Law & Liberties - Kara Thomas - 5 comments

Friday, February 2, 2024

Number 1 concern relates to inadequate natural disaster management and inadequate mitigation expenditure.
Environment - John O'Donnell - 2 comments
Despite what Democrats would have you believe, the solution is not to raise taxes - it's not even to balance the budget, per se. The only long-term solution is to cut spending.
Economics - Darren Nelson - 15 comments

Thursday, February 1, 2024

How the former Sex Discrimination Commissioner tightened the screws on men at work.
Law & Liberties - Bettina Arndt - 10 comments
Climate change fears driven by a belief in an imaginary temperature.
Environment - Tom Harris - 6 comments

Wednesday, January 31, 2024

Almost every river in Eastern Australia is now pouring surplus water into the sea. It doesn't have to be so.
Environment - Viv Forbes - 14 comments
Described once by Trump as a 'brilliant cookie', the crumbling DeSantis saw the dark writing on the electoral wall after the results of the Iowa caucus.
International - Binoy Kampmark - 4 comments

Tuesday, January 30, 2024

One courageous Chinese artist is making a stand against soft power wielded by the CCP at the Sydney Biennale.
International - Lionel Te-Chen Chiou - 8 comments
It appears that most Australians get their US news indirectly from CNN and The New York Times, barely filtered by the local media.
International - Graham Young - 59 comments
Nevertheless, he promised to continue purchasing arms from China and other countries, including anti-aircraft systems, fighter planes, and drones, and likes to flex his muscles as he has multiple times.
International - Alon Ben-Meir - 1 comment

Monday, January 29, 2024

'National Days' are opportunities for constructive dialogue rather than divisive posturing.
Society - Steven Schwartz - 8 comments
As a result of the No vote, people have now become more confident in expressing dissent in respect of the excesses of political correctness, that surround Aboriginal affairs.
Indigenous Affairs - Brendan O'Reilly - 5 comments

Thursday, January 25, 2024

Although its chair, Graham Quirk, is not a Labor crony, being a former successful Liberal Brisbane City Council Lord Mayor (2015-2019), he nevertheless has been a long-term advocate of the Olympic Games.
Sport - Scott Prasser - 5 comments
The definition of racism is treating people differently on the basis of race. The result of the Voice referendum demonstrated that Australians are profoundly anti-racist.
Indigenous Affairs - David Leyonhjelm - 35 comments

Wednesday, January 24, 2024

A process called ‘democratic backsliding’ is expressed through increased autocracy, populism, personification of power, the constant growth of the security state, decline of free speech and human rights.
International - Ordan Andreevski - 6 comments
Apparently CO2 comes in castes - there's good CO2 and then there's manmade CO2.
Environment - John Mikkelsen - 18 comments


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