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May 24, 2024
It is ironic how Prime Minister Netanyahu, who vehemently opposed the establishment of a Palestinian state, made it all but irreversible because of his misguided policies and extreme ideological bent.
International - Alon Ben-Meir - 2 comments
 
After many years of applauding runaway population growth, Premier Miles recently called for a slowdown in immigration numbers under the Labor Albanese Government.
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Thursday, May 23, 2024

When law intrudes into the violence of war and conflict, the participants and instigators are rarely satisfied. The matter becomes even more testy when international tribunals feature.
International - Binoy Kampmark - 1 comment
 
Luca, 2, was born in Australia but isn't a citizen, and the government says the potential cost of his treatment is too much for taxpayers to bear.
Law & Liberties - John Mikkelsen - 3 comments
 

Wednesday, May 22, 2024

More than 30 years ago, Susan Strange, a key figure in developing international political economy as a scholarly discipline, asked a fundamental question: who holds power in the global system?
Law & Liberties - Mamtimin Ala - 4 comments
 
A new, large-scale, water-cooled nuclear reactor has just come on line in Georgia, USA. It took years longer to build than initially planned.
Environment - Geoff Carmody - 12 comments
 

Tuesday, May 21, 2024

Guterres's long-awaited condemnation of the 7 October atrocities requires him to adopt the following policies to replace failed policies pursued by him since 7 October.
International - David Singer
 
The remarkable journey of the COVID-19 virus has made a lot of people think long and hard about whether they can trust scientists, as a whole, to do the right thing. As well it should have.
Science & Technology - Twilight Patriot - 3 comments
 

Monday, May 20, 2024

How high a body count does one need before the intention to kill is evinced?
International - Binoy Kampmark - 5 comments
 
His job in a budget-in-reply speech is to hold the government to account, not to govern himself. The time for detailed plans is much closer to the next election.
Domestic Politics - Graham Young - 18 comments
 

Friday, May 17, 2024

Under hapless Jim Chalmers, population growth is beating GDP growth. Budget surplus or not, no voter bribes or band-aids can rectify a Budget persisting with immigration at 3-5 times sustainable levels.
Domestic Politics - Stephen Saunders - 12 comments
 
As a supplier, I have had extensive dealings with supermarkets and other chain stores in Britain, South Africa and Australia.
Economics - Guy Hallowes - 8 comments
 

Thursday, May 16, 2024

Is this the future of Australia? Fat, flaccid, and foolish?
Economics - Graham Young - 9 comments
 
Former President Donald Trump, the Republican candidate for the 2024 election, called the campus protest situation 'a mess' as he walked into the second day of his criminal trial in New York.
International - Peter Bowden - 3 comments
 

Wednesday, May 15, 2024

In a pitiful dodge, the report claims it is 'difficult to determine facts on the ground in an active war zone', a state of mind that is bound to lend itself to justifications.
International - Binoy Kampmark - 2 comments
 
HKOPS meets the requirements of the Montevideo Convention and article 4 of the UN Charter - whilst trashing the General Assembly's phantom 'State of Palestine'.
International - David Singer - 2 comments
 

Tuesday, May 14, 2024

The treasurer should have stayed the course. He needs to save every bit of money he can.
Education - Graham Young - 4 comments
 
Underground disposal of CO2 requires it to be pumped AGAINST the pressure of whatever fills the pore space of the rock formation. These pressures can be substantial.
Environment - Viv Forbes - 7 comments
 

Monday, May 13, 2024

Primarily, hydrogen energy has already been a
Economics - Tom Biegler - 7 comments
 
The United Nations, yet another, albeit larger club, functions on similar principles. Do you have the right credentials to natter, moan and partake in the body's constituent parts?
International - Binoy Kampmark - 14 comments
 

Friday, May 10, 2024

I am a 'cancer survivor'. I achieved this not by surgery, chemotherapy and radiation, but by starving the cancer of the toxins I had been feeding it until it shrivelled up and died.
Health - Melissa Karydas - 6 comments
 
'There was a time when I thought two states could work. Now I think two states is going to be very, very tough. I think it's going to be much tougher to get.'
International - David Singer - 8 comments
 

Thursday, May 9, 2024

As we all know, this terminology has caused plenty of unnecessary fear. Over more than three years, it has also caused societal hypervigilance and political hysteria.
Health - Manfred Horst - 2 comments
 
Message to our politicians: If you have deluded yourself that you could ever harness the angry women's vote, take a good look at the Albanese debacle last week.
Law & Liberties - Bettina Arndt - 8 comments
 

Wednesday, May 8, 2024

Albanese’s population and environment policies riff on UN policy. His Made in Australia launch seems to propose a similar template for industry.
Environment - Stephen Saunders - 5 comments
 
Climate alarmists often tell us that their frightening forecasts are backed up by the best available science. In particular, they point to the IPCC reports.
Environment - Tom Harris - 6 comments
 

Tuesday, May 7, 2024

I'm probably not alone in finding it surprising that Federal Labor still had around 30 to 32 percent primary support in recent polls - an all-time low. But how low can they go?
Domestic Politics - John Mikkelsen - 20 comments
 
Turkey's President Erdogan could have emerged from the Israel-Hamas war as a peacemaker. Instead, being absorbed by fake piety, hypocrisy, and folly, he chose to fan the flames of the horrific war.
International - Alon Ben-Meir - 1 comment
 

Monday, May 6, 2024

The issue of domestic violence dominated headlines this past week, but is there more to the story?
Law & Liberties - Graham Young - 13 comments
 
Refugees have been shot for protesting over reduced food rationsvand have also been arrested for allegedly spreading misinformation about Rwanda's less than spotless human rights record.
International - Binoy Kampmark
 

Friday, May 3, 2024

300 staff, an asset base of $14m, a full order book of small ship design and builds worth $12m, all approved by the Government’s Export Finance department and an interest rate at the time of 22% for an overdraft, what could possibly go wrong?
Economics - Stuart Ballantyne - 4 comments
 
Why the UN is actively lobbying for the recognition of this fictitious state is a matter that Secretary General Antonio Guterres and Tor Wennesland need to explain and justify.
International - David Singer - 2 comments
 

Thursday, May 2, 2024

The case of intelligence community and leftist leadership giving Wikipedia a bias is serious. Wikipedia is where the young are getting their information.
Law & Liberties - Murray Hunter - 5 comments
 
Forty-two percent of prisoners in NSW jails are on remand, jailed without a trial.
Law & Liberties - Bettina Arndt - 6 comments
 

Wednesday, May 1, 2024

Many of the same Labor and Green members of that former Senate committee, including Senator Gallagher, that had advocated a royal commission, voted it down.
Law & Liberties - Scott Prasser - 1 comment
 
When I was a kid living on a small dairy farm in Queensland, we relied on green energy - horses and human muscles provided most motive power; fire-wood and beeswax candles supplied heat and light.
Environment - Viv Forbes - 8 comments
 

Tuesday, April 30, 2024

It's a mystery as to why Julie Inman Grant would attempt to ban a single blurry instance of terrorism while leaving most completely alone.
Law & Liberties - Graham Young - 3 comments
 
Forget 2050 or even the target of 82 percent renewables by 2030, ZEN's aim is to achieve
Environment - John Mikkelsen - 7 comments
 

Monday, April 29, 2024

The United States is on the path of decline, while Xi Jinping and his cohorts in Zhongnanhai foresee a 'rise in the East and fall in the West'.
International - Chin Jin - 3 comments
 
This war of grinding, nannying censorship – which is what it is – was the prelude for other agents of information control and paranoia to join the fray. The Labour Albanese government, for instance.
Law & Liberties - Binoy Kampmark - 1 comment
 

Friday, April 26, 2024

The current federal inquiry into anti-competitive practices of our large supermarket chains in Australia could do well to ask how planning schemes have been mercilessly weaponised to minimise competition.
Nation Building - Ross Elliott - 6 comments
 
In this subtropical clime, there is a tail to the hot season, I think of it as the scorpion tail, as summer's end attenuates through March to Easter.
Religion & Spirituality - Sarah Flynn-O'Dea - 3 comments
 

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