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March 9, 2021
The Guardian reports that after over 20 years of 'efficiency dividends' almost $10 billion a year has effectively been ripped out of the Aged Care budget.
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While the vaccination programs in Israel, the United Kingdom and even the United States have gathered form and speed, it has stuttered and stumbled in the EU.
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Monday, March 8, 2021

Getting the budget back under control is vital if workers are to avoid paying exorbitant taxes for generations.
Economics - David Leyonhjelm and Bob Day - 9 comments
In recent years, it is hard to go past basketball as being our most successful male international sport, even though Australia’s team has never won a medal at a global championship level.
Sport - Chris Lewis - 5 comments

Friday, March 5, 2021

No one in American history has won more votes than Donald Trump did last November, save for Joe Biden, who won over 81 million popular votes.
Political Philosophy - Don Aitkin - 28 comments
The application of AI in military systems has plagued the ethicist but excited certain leaders and inventors.
Science & Technology - Binoy Kampmark - 1 comment

Thursday, March 4, 2021

In PNG some key health indicators have been stagnant at best and gone backwards at worst. Infant mortality, the incidence of diseases such as malaria have increased. Even diseases that had once been conquered such as cholera have returned.
International - Jeffrey Wall - 6 comments
Their wealth and fame has made them all too ready to be seen as world leaders, and to see themselves as having the solutions to world problems.
Environment - Noel Wauchope - 13 comments

Wednesday, March 3, 2021

A vital issue for humanity is the extent to which human activity has a negative effect on the ability of the planet to sustain us, going forward. We have the power but probably not the will to change or modify our activities.
Environment - Charles Hemmings - 22 comments
The pandemic will increase the number of people making a difficult and dangerous journey in hope of a better life
International - Guy Hallowes - 9 comments

Tuesday, March 2, 2021

After a year’s experience of COVID-19 worldwide, the continuing hold of discredited mathematical models regarding lockdowns remain.
Health - Ramesh Thakur and David Redman - 19 comments
The Palestinian conflict is dangerously eroding Israel’s moral standing as the public’s alarming complacency is ever growing.
International - Alon Ben-Meir - 2 comments

Monday, March 1, 2021

It would have been fairer to all concerned, if these complaints had been properly investigated by police and (if merited) tried in a court.
Law & Liberties - Brendan O'Reilly - 71 comments
'[B]oth before and after the 2020 election, nonlegislative officials in various States took it upon themselves to set the rules instead.'
International - David Singer - 5 comments

Friday, February 26, 2021

While I never worked for him in his office as Prime Minister I did form a good association with him over the years since I first went to PNG in 1978.
International - Jeffrey Wall - 4 comments
You may have seen reports that the UK's top court has decided that Uber drivers are not independent contractors. Australian unions are excited by this.
Economics - Ken Phillips - 13 comments
I've previously responded to the initial criticism of this photo by better characters, and I do not presume to do so again every time some clown critiques my Christianity.
Law & Liberties - David Pellowe - 4 comments

Thursday, February 25, 2021

It has puzzled and alarmed the inventor of the World Wide Web, Tim Berners-Lee for 'breaching a fundamental principle of the web by requiring payment for linking between certain content online'.
Media - Binoy Kampmark - 9 comments
The US and the EU will make a mockery out of the virtues of morality and human rights they preach unless they stop Erdogan's outrageous criminal treatment of his own people.
International - Alon Ben-Meir - 11 comments

Wednesday, February 24, 2021

The first step needs to be to enable travel between Australia and regional neighbours where Covid-19 numbers are very low to resume as soon as possible. The most obvious example is Fiji.
International - Jeffrey Wall - 11 comments
Australian private debt is now 200% of GDP some four times the level of public borrowing. Does this private sector debt affect economic growth?
Economics - David Kauders - 37 comments

Tuesday, February 23, 2021

As COVID-19 trudges through endless revisions of rules and regulations, Australia's response to the virus is beginning to resemble the blackest of farces.
Health - Steven Schwartz - 12 comments
Creepy and ruthless Facebook has again impressed with its steely indifference to civic responsibility, as if a company established by a sociopath could ever be a model of human improvement.
Media - Binoy Kampmark - 8 comments

Monday, February 22, 2021

If nothing else coronavirus brings to the fore how poorly we are adapted to dealing with epidemic and pandemic outbreaks of infectious disease.
Health - Peter Curson - 16 comments
There are many cultural narratives that tell of a golden age when humans lived in peace and harmony but which would eventually give way to times of strife and suffering.
Environment - Peter McMahon - 17 comments

Friday, February 19, 2021

Rather, a balanced report should recognise the strengths, weaknesses and limitations of the Club’s recent response to racism.
Law & Liberties - Chris Lewis - 54 comments
Taking an illegal substance had never occurred to me until I stumbled across Michael Pollan's article in The New Yorker.
Health - Tania de Jong - 7 comments

Thursday, February 18, 2021

Too many Australian politicians appear to be stuck in the 'Denial' phase of the Kubler-Ross change curve – unable or unwilling to accept the reality of climate change.
Environment - Campbell Macpherson - 47 comments
The first lockdown, lasting 112 days in 2020 and costing 801 lives resulted directly from disastrously incompetent mismanagement of hotel quarantine by the government.
Law & Liberties - Ken Phillips - 16 comments

Wednesday, February 17, 2021

If you go to the AIFF website you will be disappointed. The project is there, but the AIFF contribution has not been determined and effectively NOTHING has happened!
International - Jeffrey Wall - 15 comments
It's looking a touch quixotic, but the News Media Bargaining Code has become Australia's weapon of choice in attempting to redistribute proceeds from big tech into the coffers of a withering fourth estate.
Media - Binoy Kampmark - 4 comments

Tuesday, February 16, 2021

Following the court's decision, Brown indicated that his Foundation's activists will continue protesting in the forests while its lawyers will appeal the decision in the High Court.
Environment - Mark Poynter - 15 comments
India's agricultural woes can only be solved if opposition political parties consider the national interest not their own partisan interests
International - Sudhanshu Tripathi - 1 comment

Monday, February 15, 2021

According to Mackey's expert academics, mild burning can't prevent natural disasters such as Black summer. But there was nothing natural about it.
Environment - Vic Jurskis - 10 comments
President Trump has gone, but the rise of China and Trump's call to put America first remains a wake up call for all liberal democracies.
International - Chris Lewis - 23 comments

Friday, February 12, 2021

But on the very same day the ambitious
International - Jeffrey Wall - 5 comments
Katy Faust joins with Stacy Manning in their new book 'Them Before Us: Why We Need a Global Children’s Rights Movement'.
Political Philosophy - Edie Wyatt - 17 comments

Thursday, February 11, 2021

Defence, and Navy in particular during times of peace, is generally the first casualty in budget cuts. Alas there are enemies looming on the horizon.
International - Stuart Ballantyne - 17 comments
Soft power was defined in the document as the ability to influence the behaviour and thinking of others through the power of attraction and ideas.
International - Ordan Andreevski - 2 comments

Wednesday, February 10, 2021

What the Democrats are asking us to believe is that a man who can make billions in his lifetime doing intricate deals can't properly organise a coup.
International - Graham Young - 81 comments
It’s time for the political leaders in Kosovo to provide a clear, cohesive, and consistent socio-economic and political program to put Kosovo on the path of recovery and progress and become a truly independent state.
International - Alon Ben-Meir - 3 comments

Tuesday, February 9, 2021

I agreed with our fundamental equality as human beings and Australian citizens, but I disputed that we had equally valid points of view in this meeting.
Law & Liberties - Natasha Cook - 8 comments
The first unsuccessful impeachment of Trump was a major contributing factor in the Democrats seeing their 235-199 control of the House of Representatives reduced to 220-212.
International - David Singer - 25 comments


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