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May 20, 2022
The Australian Government, principally through DFAT, has done a really poor job educating the Australian community on our regional relationships. and China's direct and growing challenge to our presence and influence.
International - Jeffrey Wall - 6 comments
 
For example, the Rupert Murdoch media empire owns two-thirds of the country's metropolitan print mastheads and some of Australia's most popular news websites.
Domestic Politics - Andris Heks - 11 comments
 
Election 2022 will result in Australians choosing a minority ALP Government. Many Independents will be elected and the Greens will enhance their numbers.
Domestic Politics - Everald Compton - 13 comments
 




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Thursday, May 19, 2022

It is akin to going to Bunnings Hardware with a competitor’s product and price tag and asking them to beat it by 10 per cent as part of their lowest prices guarantee.
Domestic Politics - Scott Prasser - 6 comments
 
So why have we not had an increase in MPs commensurate with our population increase? The answer does not reveal most of our politicians at their best.
Domestic Politics - Philip Lillingston - 7 comments
 

Wednesday, May 18, 2022

When you have an election where one side has been in power for nine years, and appears to have run out of plans, and the other side fear any plan could lose them the election, you are left with nothing but personalities.
Domestic Politics - Graham Young - 6 comments
 
Albanese would be an unlikely Prime Minister. A former activist from Labor's Left faction it's fair to say that few would have ever seen him as a future leader let alone Prime Minister.
Domestic Politics - Tim O'Hare - 4 comments
 

Tuesday, May 17, 2022

This is not a reflection on Ukraine itself but the lesson some governments will take from NATO's reluctance to have a head-on clash with Russia.
International - Keith Suter - 12 comments
 
It is extremely common today to find academic research papers that present men in a negative stereotypical manner and for the media to publish articles based on the findings of that particular research.
Society - Phillip Hickox - 5 comments
 

Monday, May 16, 2022

This means that 2,412 people whose deaths were registered as deaths
Health - James McKeon - 20 comments
 
Anthony Albanese stands besieged for suggesting a minimum wage increase which keeps pace with inflation. Specifically, that is 5.1%.
Economics - Tristan Ewins - 14 comments
 

Friday, May 13, 2022

For the worst-crafted, most ineffectual policy of this election campaign it would be hard to go past Rich Uncle Albo's shared equity housing scheme.
Nation Building - Graham Young - 20 comments
 
Rebuilding relations with the Solomon Islands is just not going to happen while the current pro-China government is exercising a suffocating influence over the islands.
International - Jeffrey Wall - 24 comments
 

Thursday, May 12, 2022

Reciprocity, compassion, and respect are the bedrock of morality and the foundation of community welfare.
Society - Steven Schwartz - 13 comments
 
The kingdom has become an aggressive strategic investor in sports events, hosting Formula One motor racing, boxing events, purchasing European football clubs and promoting wrestling.
International - Binoy Kampmark - 1 comment
 

Wednesday, May 11, 2022

Fiscal deficit minus GDP gap equals inflation. Now the Fed must control the damage
Economics - Michael Knox - 1 comment
 
Thousands of rioters defiled what is venerated as a Muslim Holy Shrine -- converting it into a rallying point for flag-waving slogan-shouting Palestinian Arabs armed with rocks and Molotov cocktails.
International - David Singer - 2 comments
 

Tuesday, May 10, 2022

Savannah was capable of circling the earth 14 times at 20 knots without refuelling. Nowadays a similar 14,000kW of installed power would cost around US$49 million in just fuel alone.
Environment - Stuart Ballantyne - 8 comments
 
A revised Iran nuclear deal based on the 2015 JCPOA could provide the basis for a new Biden administration strategy.
International - Alon Ben-Meir - 1 comment
 

Monday, May 9, 2022

A few years earlier Wilton had given a speech to parliament pointing out that group most likely to commit suicide in this country were men like him – adult males struggling with marital separation.
Health - Bettina Arndt - 14 comments
 
Such an inner illumination of processes was never the intention of the US Supreme Court. For over two centuries, it had not seen the like of this.
International - Binoy Kampmark - 4 comments
 

Friday, May 6, 2022

Starting with Gough Whitlam, Malcolm Fraser, Don Chipp and Bob Brown, there has developed a monotonous uniformity in main-stream Australian politics.
Domestic Politics - Viv Forbes - 32 comments
 
The broad response during the campaign so far has been for both sides to promise more
International - Jeffrey Wall - 19 comments
 

Thursday, May 5, 2022

But first, old thinking about schools needs to change to allow for the opportunities that the future presents and to avoid an inevitable shortage of places in suitable locations.
Nation Building - Ross Elliott - 15 comments
 
He has been seen, not always accurately, as the more moderate in an otherwise conservative Liberal Party, which has governed Australia since 2013.
Domestic Politics - Binoy Kampmark - 6 comments
 

Wednesday, May 4, 2022

The perennial issue of using discretionary grant programs in an attempt to win seats has a long history.
Law & Liberties - Rosie Williams - 2 comments
 
If we can issue 160,000 skilled migrant and family visas a year, in addition to temporary visas, we can take in more refugees.
Law & Liberties - David Hale - 31 comments
 

Tuesday, May 3, 2022

Is prolonged grief following the death of a loved one an illness? Who decides? And how?
Health - Steven Schwartz - 6 comments
 
Israel's harsh treatment of the Palestinians is designed to deepen Palestinian resentment and instigate 'controlled' violence.
International - Alon Ben-Meir - 6 comments
 

Monday, May 2, 2022

Anzac Day this year marked the beginning of the 80th anniversaries of the key battles that defeated the Japanese advance during the Second World War in Papua New Guinea, Solomon Islands and the Coral Sea.
International - Jeffrey Wall - 5 comments
 
The war in Ukraine has highlighted the unbearable stench of corruption that prevails in Putin's Russia and around the world.
Law & Liberties - Guy Hallowes - 10 comments
 

Friday, April 29, 2022

Vladimir Putin's excursion into the Ukraine is just the latest chapter in man's quest for domination over man.
International - Peter Bowden - 63 comments
 
The communique of COP26 was, according to the Queensland Senator, a 'green light' for Australia to keep digging and 'supply the world with more coal because that's what brings people out of poverty'.
Environment - Binoy Kampmark - 25 comments
 

Thursday, April 28, 2022

For young people, the metaverse will create real dangers - in the form of sexual abuse, financial scams and harmful social interactions.
Science & Technology - Mal Fletcher - 4 comments
 
The Jews were initially allotted all of Palestine at San Remo - 117000km2 - the remaining 15% of these three liberated Turkish territories.
International - David Singer - 8 comments
 

Wednesday, April 27, 2022

But this day was a bit different. There was an election to fight, and Australia's Prime Minister, Scott Morrison, was going to make the most of the occasion.
Domestic Politics - Binoy Kampmark - 3 comments
 
For the almost 10 million people who voted in the UN's own 'My World' poll 'Action on climate change' ranked dead last.
Environment - Tom Harris - 11 comments
 

Tuesday, April 26, 2022

The rare Cassandras of the world can see exactly what is going to happen, but their curse is that most of the time no one listens to them.
International - Graham Young - 29 comments
 
As the post-pandemic new world order takes shape, alienating Pakistan is unwise
International - Mehroz Siraj - 3 comments
 

Friday, April 22, 2022

A structure in the north Queensland bush which played an integral part in the Pacific victory 77 years ago was reduced to rubble in the name of progress back in 1957.
International - John Mikkelsen - 7 comments
 
But when you look elsewhere among what the Prime Minister and Foreign Minister call our 'Pacific Family' it is not hard to find examples of our diminished and diminishing influence.
International - Jeffrey Wall - 52 comments
 

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