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September 18, 2020
We may need some people to get out of the business of ending poverty. So, this is not a call for more volunteers to the cause, but fewer.
Economics - David Hale - 14 comments
 
President Trump’s announcement that Israel would be signing a peace treaty with a fourth Arab State – Bahrain has triggered a spiteful response from PLO.
International - David Singer - 10 comments
 




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Thursday, September 17, 2020

Unsurprisingly, many of the convicts loaded onto the First Fleet ships were not particularly enthusiastic about taking part in this giant experiment.
Society - Rex Drabik - 4 comments
 
What is required instead is a system under which every Australian is protected against the risk of needing extended periods of expensive residential aged care, due to dementia or other grave disability.
Economics - Marc Robinson - 3 comments
 
Having concluded that continuing the prosecution would not serve the interests of justice, in May 2020 the US government applied to the Court for the necessary 'leave' to dismiss the charge.
International - Laurence Maher - 5 comments
 

Wednesday, September 16, 2020

In the light of a challenging unprecedented reality, diplomats from all countries of the world will have the imperative duty to cooperate in order to give a collective practical response to the COVID-19 pandemic.
International - Ioan Voicu - 3 comments
 
Imagine committing the crime of coming home to help family, and return to your country of origin to find you will be jailed, without exception, for a minimum of 15 days in a 1 room cell.
Health - J Bond - 21 comments
 
The Democrats seem destined to squander their overwhelming control of the House of Representatives as they stumble from disaster to disaster.
International - David Singer - 3 comments
 

Tuesday, September 15, 2020

There is little doubt that maintaining our publics’ health requires a deft balancing act – of balancing the overall wellbeing of all Australians against the individual’s rights and freedoms.
Health - Peter Curson - 16 comments
 
Sadly, the agreement will prove to be superficial not only because it does not require Serbia to recognize Kosovo, but it does not even commit Serbia to renounce its illegitimate de-recognition campaign against Kosovo.
International - Alon Ben-Meir - 9 comments
 
The next time the 1934 calendar is a mirror image will be in 2029 and God willing, Fred Nile will be 95 years old.
Domestic Politics - Greg Bondar - 7 comments
 

Monday, September 14, 2020

The calculation error in COVID-19 projections made by the Peter Doherty Institute and incorporated into the National Cabinet response revealed last week was preventable and foreseeable — and now demands a national response.
Health - Graham Young - 16 comments
 
When the bill comes into effect early next year, more than 60,000 lawyers in Australia, including those without any knowledge and skills in migration law, can freely provide immigration assistance, without paying an annual registration fee.
Law & Liberties - Murray Hunter - 15 comments
 

Friday, September 11, 2020

At a time of fiscal vulnerability, PNG is getting entangled with Chinese debt -which will inevitably involve some difficult decisions for the Australian government down the line.
International - Jeffrey Wall - 12 comments
 
Would you forgo all or part of a wage increase to top up the wages of the lowest paid workers?
Economics - David Hale - 21 comments
 

Thursday, September 10, 2020

Why did Prof. Noam Chomsky call the US Republican Party 'The most dangerous organization in the history of the world'?
Environment - John Avery - 27 comments
 
It followed growing concern that the annexation of eastern New Guinea or its adjacent archipelago by a foreign power would have been disastrous for Queensland and the other Australian colonies security and trade.
Society - Denver Beanland - 10 comments
 

Wednesday, September 9, 2020

The fervent anti-Trump camp blames Right-wing Anarcho-Fascists and their police and other supporters. The fervent Trump camp blames Left-wing Anarcho-Fascists and their media and other supporters.
International - Laurence Maher - 14 comments
 
I worked for AMP from the mid 80's to the mid 90's as a computer programmer. It was a great company to work for.
Society - Chris Abood - 4 comments
 

Tuesday, September 8, 2020

Some of the anxiety driving recent protests in Melbourne and Ballarat relates to reasonable personal and community concerns about the impact of sustained lockdown on work, business and social life.
Law & Liberties - Rob Cover - 35 comments
 
The fact that the UAE conditioned its recognition of Israel on freezing any further annexation is considerably important.
International - Alon Ben-Meir - 4 comments
 

Monday, September 7, 2020

The Victorian Bar was deeply unimpressed by a police operation that seemed, not merely rough in execution but untutored, and said so in its media release on September 3.
Law & Liberties - Binoy Kampmark - 11 comments
 
Christopher Pyne recently penned an opinion piece enthusiastically embracing Joe Biden as the great white hope of the world, and denouncing Donald Trump.
Political Philosophy - David Pellowe - 20 comments
 

Friday, September 4, 2020

Lockdowns and border closures may calm those fears, but they will kill far more people than a virus ever could.
Health - Vladimir Vinokurov - 54 comments
 
Destroy the Patriarchy! Women DON'T need men! The amount of times I've heard these slogans by angry women, the fruit of today's misandrist climate, is concerning.
Society - Cindy McGarvie - 24 comments
 

Thursday, September 3, 2020

Election time is approaching in the ACT and in Queensland, with Western Australia early in 2021.
Domestic Politics - Don Aitkin - 9 comments
 
He pleaded guilty to 51 charges of murder, 40 counts of attempted murder and one of terrorism. He also faced a tsunami of victim impact statements – over 200 in all.
Law & Liberties - Binoy Kampmark - 28 comments
 

Wednesday, September 2, 2020

A changing world means Canberra must pivot to Asia.
International - Murray Hunter - 16 comments
 
California leads the way to electricity blackouts, closely followed by South Australia. They both created this problem by taxing, banning, delaying or demolishing reliable coal, nuclear, gas or hydro generators.
Environment - Viv Forbes - 19 comments
 

Tuesday, September 1, 2020

Then, at its most basic, helping others, preventing harm, is the overriding moral belief that should drive our approach to the Corona Virus pandemic.
Law & Liberties - Peter Bowden - 8 comments
 
Pam Bondi – a career prosecutor and former attorney general of Florida – signalled that allegations of corruption surrounding Joe Biden were going to feature centre stage in the Presidential elections.
International - David Singer - 11 comments
 

Monday, August 31, 2020

How much have we been duped and sold down the river by the response?
Health - Spencer Gear - 49 comments
 
Over the last half-century, Australia and Japan have a created a unique and impressive partnership in the Asian world.
International - Warren Reed - 6 comments
 

Friday, August 28, 2020

Kim Yo-Jong is daring President Moon Jae-In to use his new powers to achieve his forty-year dream of uniting the Koreas and she appears to be winning.
International - Felix Imonti - 9 comments
 
Pelosi’s concern for prolonging the stay of illegal immigrants rather than showing compassion for grieving American citizens was outrageous.
International - David Singer - 15 comments
 

Thursday, August 27, 2020

Want to fight back against weak woke coporates? There’s an app for that – or could be
Society - Graham Young - 21 comments
 
A featured blog post in the 'Oxford Political Review', authored in April by Joshua Krook, suggested that COVID-19 had brought a host of benefits for big tech companies.
Law & Liberties - Binoy Kampmark - 3 comments
 

Wednesday, August 26, 2020

The worst of the problems that beset the world currently are essentially due to one cause: a shift in the basic ways of civilization from national to global scale.
International - Peter McMahon and Gabriel Trew - 28 comments
 
They view Israel as a regional nuclear power that can face off against Iran, their common enemy, which will serve their mutual national security interests.
International - Alon Ben-Meir - 5 comments
 

Tuesday, August 25, 2020

If PNG started a serious sale of its state enterprises, the Australian government would need to watch it closely, and almost certainly get engaged.
International - Jeffrey Wall - 5 comments
 
The 'Coddling of the American Mind' provides a disturbing survey of US universities, and some good advice.
Education - Ashley Humphrey - 6 comments
 

Monday, August 24, 2020

I have been involved in the Australian International Education industry for almost 20 years and I have been thrilled to watch it grow and prosper over the years as it has been going from strength to strength.
Education - Michael Baron - 19 comments
 
Peace between Jews and Arabs after 100 years of unresolved conflict - promised with President Trump's release of his deal of the century on 28 January - has stalled - with the continuing failure to produce a map.
International - David Singer - 15 comments
 

Friday, August 21, 2020

One of the first things to understand about our recent rates of actual and predicted future population growth is that they have been extraordinary in terms of the actual numbers and also in terms of the rate (speed) of growth.
Nation Building - Ross Elliott - 21 comments
 
Years of political, economic and psychological regression in South Australia, has turned this gurning crapocracy into a delusionary child, who blames the other states for its lack of jobs, hope or social cohesion.
Economics - Malcolm King - 22 comments
 
It seems to me that the judge has an exaggerated view of the extent to which the college could control a bunch of drunken young adults.
Law & Liberties - Brendan O'Reilly - 5 comments
 

Thursday, August 20, 2020

Self-interest is simply a reflection of incentives. If you have a secure income you can afford to worry about your health.
Economics - David Leyonhjelm - 11 comments
 
It is time for the whole country to demand extensive prison reforms and remove the stigma of the current prison system that dishonors America and puts it to shame.
International - Alon Ben-Meir - 4 comments
 
Trump's spectacular breakthrough now sees three Arab States – Egypt, Jordan and the UAE – that could replace the PLO in negotiations with Israel on Trump's Peace Plan to end the Jewish-Arab conflict.
International - David Singer - 17 comments
 

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