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November 15, 2019
Back in the 1930's, the construction of these barrages was opposed by many South Australian graziers and fishers.
Environment - Brendan O'Reilly - 2 comments
 
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Thursday, November 14, 2019

Australia cannot afford to needlessly trash valuable industries at the behest of fashionable causes.
Environment - Mark Poynter - 8 comments
 
Inviting Erdogan to Washington, when Kurdish blood is still fresh on his hands, only confirms that Trump has no scruples.
International - Alon Ben-Meir - 2 comments
 

Wednesday, November 13, 2019

Indeed, not everyone who applies for a restraining order is a genuine victim, just as not everyone who is subject to such an order is necessarily a perpetrator.
Law & Liberties - Augusto Zimmermann - 11 comments
 
News outlets have been left to speculate about the delay. The suggestion that the findings could damage the Conservatives is top of the list.
International - Binoy Kampmark - 2 comments
 

Tuesday, November 12, 2019

In 1913, the Ford Model T, created by the Ford Motor Company, became the first automobile to be mass-produced on a moving assembly line.
Society - Ian Nance - 10 comments
 
The government of Indonesia through the Indonesia Endowment Fund for Education (LPDP scholarship) allocated Rp35 trillion (more than US$24 billion) for 4,000 recipients in 2018.
International - Bitra Suyatno - 6 comments
 

Monday, November 11, 2019

Having Shorten as leader was a handicap. Six years which had included seeing off two prime ministers had taken a toll on popularity.
Domestic Politics - Binoy Kampmark - 12 comments
 
Democrats Collin Peterson (D- Minnesota) and Jefferson Van Drew (D-New Jersey) stand out like beacons warning 231 of their House Democrat colleagues of the rout that awaits them in 2020.
International - David Singer - 12 comments
 

Friday, November 8, 2019

The general concept of Open Plan has been taken down by most major news outlets, and for good reason - the case against Open Plan is fairly damning.
Society - Riley Flanigan - 7 comments
 
The new leaders, Mr Kurti and Ms Osmani, are young, visionary, and understand the plight and the needs of their people.
International - Alon Ben-Meir and Arbana Xharra - 1 comment
 

Thursday, November 7, 2019

Instead of “taking money out of politics”, new electoral funding laws announced by the Premier just change the mix and move more of the chips to Labor’s side of the table.
Domestic Politics - Graham Young - 4 comments
 
Two rival political factions – one Russian-leaning and the other more pro-European Union – came together to peacefully resolve a constitutional crisis and score a decisive victory.
International - Rex Drabik - 2 comments
 

Wednesday, November 6, 2019

Perhaps Christians are loath to criticise Morrison because we have a Christian PM – at last.
Religion & Spirituality - Spencer Gear - 31 comments
 
What happens if over 40 years, the best and the brightest minds leave a city; if laziness, nepotism and incompetence rules?
Nation Building - Malcolm King - 18 comments
 

Tuesday, November 5, 2019

The reality is quite different; it is not a crisis, nothing has been stolen, and if the government does indeed make it a criminal offence the price will mainly be paid by the most disadvantaged people in society.
Economics - David Leyonhjelm - 12 comments
 
In the case of WhatsApp, the attacks are focused on the video calling system as a supply line for the malware and were first detected in May 2019.
Law & Liberties - Binoy Kampmark - 2 comments
 

Monday, November 4, 2019

Advocates of identity politics are demanding that white writers stop creating fictional characters who are different from their own race, gender or sexual orientation.
The Arts - Malcolm King - 16 comments
 
Surely there’s something positive about current market conditions? Believe me, I continually search for it.
Economics - Vern Gowdie - 7 comments
 

Friday, November 1, 2019

The growth in this economy is no longer coming from the manufacturing sector but from the services sector.
International - Michael Knox - 4 comments
 
Alongside his abiding love of the sea and his intimate knowledge of it, he had a unique practice of consulting with and delegating to, his officers that was largely alien to his French and Spanish counterparts.
Society - Warren Reed - 4 comments
 
A small band of investigators painstakingly unearthed factual evidence to substantiate what they alleged was the illegal surveillance of US citizen Carter Page
International - David Singer - 3 comments
 

Thursday, October 31, 2019

The inadequate Punchard sentence has illustrated the appalling reality that too often the charges against the perpetrators of domestic violence do not reflect the seriousness of their crimes.
Law & Liberties - Jennifer Hetherington - 11 comments
 
The academy is filled with wonder. There are professors who cannot teach. There are associate professors who cannot write.
Education - Binoy Kampmark - 2 comments
 

Wednesday, October 30, 2019

Searching for a couple of coins, I notice the sign above him. Doggy Day Care. In the window a plump luxurious aubergine coloured sofa is surrounded by all manner of dog paraphernalia.
Society - Alison Sweeney - 4 comments
 
It is increasingly common to talk about brain chemistry as a way of explaining our mental and emotional life.
Religion & Spirituality - Peter Sellick - 7 comments
 
They have their own language and culture, and their centuries-old religion is among the oldest monotheistic pre-Abrahamic faiths.
International - Alon Ben-Meir - 2 comments
 

Tuesday, October 29, 2019

If the bill simply added 'religion' to the set of anti-discrimination grounds, that would be no bad thing. After all, the Australian government is obliged to operationalise international agreements.
Law & Liberties - Meredith Doig - 4 comments
 
Many 'green' supporters advocate all three measures at the same time. Consistent accounting frameworks? Double counting? Who cares? Those are concerns for number nerds.
Environment - Geoff Carmody - 8 comments
 
The manipulation of politics, the buying of votes, the wooing of legislatures, never began, nor will stop, with Facebook. Facebook is merely the acid manifestation of a long-term problem.
International - Binoy Kampmark - 2 comments
 

Monday, October 28, 2019

For China, technology is a weapon that is to be used to dominate the world. A number of American high-tech corporations are helping China to achieve the objective.
International - Felix Imonti - 5 comments
 
So, it is now vital that we get a Constitutional Change made in Australia in 2020 so that Citizens Referendums can get under way from 2021.
Political Philosophy - Everald Compton - 12 comments
 

Friday, October 25, 2019

The first technique is the complete rejection of the idea that their opponents might have anything meaningful to say.
Environment - Eric Claus - 48 comments
 
Few politicians come across more as products of hashtag committee management than Justin Trudeau. His image has been doctored, massaged and spruced.
International - Binoy Kampmark - 2 comments
 
These symptoms can last for years (maybe a lifetime), affecting future relationships, ability to parent well, and even hold down a job.
Law & Liberties - Anne-Maree Choi - 12 comments
 

Thursday, October 24, 2019

The climb should not be banned. To pretend that their myths are true, does not benefit the Anangu. It divorces them from reality.
Law & Liberties - John Perkins - 40 comments
 
■ First, China must import large amounts of grain to rebuild its pork production. Secondly, China needs to import capital to finance its current account.
International - Michael Knox - 6 comments
 
Given Pelosi's support for Obama's failed policy in Syria – Trump's stance seems totally justified.
International - David Singer - 9 comments
 

Wednesday, October 23, 2019

If I had chosen renewable energy, I might have been wealthier, but would be dissatisfied at being involved in a very destructive and ultimately unworthy industry.
Environment - Charles Essery - 13 comments
 
Trump's decision to pull out of the nuclear deal with Iran was criticized in America. But, for the people of Iran, this was good news.
International - Slater Bakhtavar - 4 comments
 

Tuesday, October 22, 2019

They also believe in taking sponsorship from the very same entities who are doing their best (or worst) to engage in matters of existential oblivion.
Environment - Binoy Kampmark - 7 comments
 
'Root and branch' rejection of Labor's 2019 Platform would be a mistake.
Political Philosophy - Tristan Ewins - 24 comments
 

Monday, October 21, 2019

How do proponents of the Government's appalling Bigots' Charter justify granting special legal privileges to religious people and their beliefs?
Law & Liberties - Rodney Croome - 28 comments
 
The 2019 expectation-defying coalition victory offers optimism for a party that places the highest premium on individual and private sector initiative, basic freedoms, strong communities and a thriving parliamentary democracy.
Political Philosophy - Sean Jacobs - 9 comments
 

Friday, October 18, 2019

Despite the significant death toll attributable annually to a range of emergency events Australia’s national emergency management priorities are completely distorted by fear-based perceptions of terrorism.
Nation Building - Bill Calcutt - 10 comments
 
Only a median of 58% of people, across 37 countries according to Pew Research has a favourable view of Americans.
International - David Hale - 15 comments
 

Thursday, October 17, 2019

Playing the Kurdish card by the US has been strategically useful in taking down the Saddam Hussein regime in 2003 and in combating ISIS in Syria.
International - Sasha Uzunov - 17 comments
 
Both Biden and Trump are prospective candidates for the next President of the United States. Their fitness for office should be scrutinised and put under the microscope by the mass media.
International - David Singer - 7 comments
 

Wednesday, October 16, 2019

Riffkin argued that much as oil had transformed the 20th century, so hydrogen could be just as revolutionary in the 21st.
Nation Building - Keith Suter - 15 comments
 
John Stuart Mill would turn in his grave if he was aware of Liberal policies on trade unions, charities, ........
Domestic Politics - Tristan Ewins - 32 comments
 

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