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November 25, 2015
Was the global sympathy for the 129 innocent victims of the Paris terrorism 'racist' because it was not extended to the 43 equally innocent victims of the Beirut terrorism a day prior?
Media - Joseph Wakim - 12 comments
With many serious matters to consider, and some amusing sideshows, the failure of the Opposition has been ignored by the media.
Domestic Politics - Syd Hickman - 5 comments
The RBA plans to reduce the amount credit card companies are allowed to charge vendors. This may sound like a consumer-friendly proposal, but it will hurt frequent flyers and small business owners.
Economics - Fred Roeder - 6 comments

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Ambit Gambit Bill Shorten is crying foul because the Trade Union Royal Commission advised us late on Friday he had not broken the law. This begs the question. There should be a law forbidding what he did. He took money from employers that he was negotiating wage agreements with. This is an unacceptable conflict of interest and […]

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Tuesday, November 24, 2015

In my view, the undeniable truth is that God has never been a creator of death, even when we die normally.
Religion & Spirituality - Everald Compton - 18 comments
How is it possible to brainwash so many young people to the extent that they willingly transform themselves into human bombs?
Religion & Spirituality - Rodney Crisp - 20 comments
Three states have life imprisonment as the maximum penalty, while in others the maximum penalty varies from 5 to 25 years.
Law & Liberties - David Leyonhjelm - 21 comments

Monday, November 23, 2015

Once upon a time we used to believe that England was 'home', now we are wondering why we should have an English Head of State.
Political Philosophy - Ian Nance - 6 comments
When everyone you went to uni with and maybe a minor celebrity or two, post about how the government's refugee policies are wrong, people can be deluded into thinking that the argument is over.
Media - Tim O'Hare - 7 comments
Australia has a proud history of multiculturalism, and bringing together leaders and communities from differing ethnic and religious groups.
International - Margaret Beavis - 14 comments

Friday, November 20, 2015

With all the headline-grabbing alarmism, how can one form a view on the myriad alleged threats posed by climate change?
Environment - Michael Kile - 45 comments
Governments grant charitable status to organisations that campaign for one point of view, views that many Australians would reject vehemently.
Society - Gary Johns - 16 comments
These two provisions – oozing unadulterated Jew-hatred – represent a permanent roadblock to ever concluding negotiations with the PLO under the Roadmap.
International - David Singer - 31 comments
Russia's economy has been battered by the collapse in crude prices, compounded by the screws of western sanctions. The Russian economy could shrink by 3.2 percent this year.
Economics - Nicholas Cunningham - 8 comments

Thursday, November 19, 2015

Now 'tolerance' means that if you say anything that I find offensive, then I am fully justified in seeking punitive measures to destroy you.
Law & Liberties - Mike Bird - 44 comments
The study contradicts head on the now enormous literature supporting the case that there are limits to growth.
Environment - Ted Trainer - 12 comments
There are six fundamental reasons that explain why the present geopolitical environment is conducive for the resumption of peace negotiations.
International - Alon Ben-Meir - 2 comments

Wednesday, November 18, 2015

By most scholarly measure, Bush and Blair's invasion of Iraq in 2003 led to the deaths of at least 700,000 people - in a country that had no history of jihadism.
International - John Pilger - 35 comments
In Michel Houellebecq's Submission, a novel set in 2022 France, an Islamic political party takes power and turns the country in the direction of Mecca
Political Philosophy - Jonathan J. Ariel - 16 comments
It's not just about prize money. It's about endorsements. It's about media exposure. It's about body image.
Sport - Alexander Morgan - 23 comments

Tuesday, November 17, 2015

It is obvious now that the language of human rights has become do debased as to be next to useless. Any idea that seems good is now elevated to the status of a right.
Political Philosophy - Peter Sellick - 21 comments
Can the world almost triple GDP by 2050 and increase affluent 'living standards', while at the same time significantly reducing environmental impacts?
Economics - Jonathan Rutherford - 10 comments
Are mobile phones the new cigarettes? Will we discover that the telecommunication industry, like the tobacco industry, dismissed evidence that their product can kill us?
Health - Sarah Russell - 5 comments

Monday, November 16, 2015

During the 1970s and 1980s, Paris again made the news for reasons of terrorist violence. The protagonist in this case was an enterprising 'Carlos the Jackal'.
Political Philosophy - Binoy Kampmark - 51 comments
But what does deradicalisation mean and does it really address Islamic State’s sophisticated ideological messaging?
Law & Liberties - David Martin Jones - 21 comments
The best responses to attacks like these might be renewed vigilance without terror, social tolerance without moral blindness and wariness without paranoia.
Law & Liberties - Mal Fletcher - 15 comments

Friday, November 13, 2015

Inside Man, a new book published in Australia and the UK, raises many issues about being a man and how men can lead fruitful lives.
Society - Peter West - 48 comments
China recently announced a new two-child policy. But why was there a one-child policy in the first place?
International - Michael Kile - 5 comments
Academic dishonesty is not just an education issue, it's also prevalent within the civil service, business, and even political walks of life within society.
International - Murray Hunter - 12 comments
At the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) meeting later this month , the elephant in the room will be the South China Sea.
International - Stewart Taggart - 1 comment

Thursday, November 12, 2015

Who would you want to provide you support and care through a terminal illness? A comedian or a highly trained palliative care specialist?
Health - Paul Russell - 16 comments
The benefits are profound. Land Tax is the only revenue mechanism to generate positive benefits for the economy.
Economics - Karl Fitzgerald - 38 comments
While neighbours had candles in their windows at night because of a blackout, we had a fully functioning electricity system.
Science & Technology - Martin Nicholson - 11 comments

Wednesday, November 11, 2015

Alongside living changes involving multi-generational families, there are ingenious models for intergenerational living cropping up around the globe under the umbrella of Homeshare.
Nation Building - Patricia Edgar - 10 comments
Should children in government schools be subjected to ideas and ideologies in such a way as they are persuaded by them?
Education - Michael Jensen - 23 comments
They wince at the idea that society provides those with disabilities the services, health care and other necessities that will allow them to live dignified lives.
Economics - John Tomlinson - 13 comments

Tuesday, November 10, 2015

Some parts of the real estate market are experiencing a new feeling they haven't known for some time: fear.
Economics - Ross Elliott - 12 comments
As a relatively small, isolated but resource rich country, we have relied on overseas finance and expertise to develop economically, and these have been heavily influenced by our formal imperial ties.
International - Peter McMahon - 6 comments
Extracting oil from these frontier areas required more advanced technology and a lot more capital: Ultra deepwater, Arctic offshore, heavy oil sands, and increasingly, the Lower Tertiary.
Environment - Nicholas Cunningham - 7 comments

Monday, November 9, 2015

Physical inactivity is a leading risk factor for stroke and other related conditions like heart disease and type two diabetes.
Health - Erin Lalor - 3 comments
Most disappointing is the way that science has joined in turning a blind eye to the distortion and corruption of the scientific process itself.
Environment - Matt Ridley - 96 comments
The Senate nanny state inquiry reveals public health is the home of voodoo economics.
Health - David Leyonhjelm - 4 comments

Friday, November 6, 2015

Any new income tax cuts funded by a higher GST will likely only be temporary, and all we will end up with is higher taxes overall.
Economics - Brendan O'Reilly - 31 comments
Thousands of Australians have procured and are procuring their illegal drugs, just so they have the option of dying before their pain and suffering becomes unbearable.
Health - David Swanton - 16 comments
There was one other way. To study hard, and get a scholarship to Teachers' College, or maybe even to university.
Society - Ron Williams - 10 comments

Thursday, November 5, 2015

International co-operation to defeat Islamic State through a Security Council Resolution authorising the use of armed force had previously risked being vetoed by either Russia or America.
International - David Singer - 10 comments
The newly signed Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) includes a chapter that marks a turning point in the diminution of democratic sovereignty in Australia.
Law & Liberties - Thomas Faunce - 9 comments
Across our campuses a control revolution has developed that threatens to undermine what remains of the autonomous and self managed university.
Education - Marko Beljac - 31 comments

Wednesday, November 4, 2015

Social and economic change to the nature of work is changing the shape of employment decisions and has forever changed the nature of the commute.
Nation Building - Ross Elliott - 6 comments
Giving a man whose trauma has not been treated 'anger management' is like putting a band-aid on a septic wound and saying 'all better!'
Society - Jasmin Newman - 20 comments
The Melbourne Cup shows why governments and taxpayers lose by trying to pick winners.
Economics - Tom Quirk - 4 comments

Tuesday, November 3, 2015

The Israel right or wrong lobby will be preparing their usual polemics about BDS being an anti-Semitic plot to abolish the state of Israel and drive its citizens into the sea.
International - Stuart Rees - 31 comments
Might a perceived rise in the popularity of gender realignment among children be due to the fact that parents are confused about how gender identity emerges in the first place?
Law & Liberties - Mal Fletcher - 27 comments
Why should OPEC be the one to fix the imbalances in the global crude oil trade?
Economics - Nicholas Cunningham - 4 comments

Monday, November 2, 2015

Caitlyn Jenner's apotheosis from suffering patriarch of the Kardashian clan to the newly inaugurated Queen of the trans movement marks a new high water mark for trans-mania.
Health - John Slater - 20 comments
The difference between the reaction to the response to the Parramatta attack and the reaction to the responses to the wave of attacks unleashed on Israeli civilians could not be more telling.
International - Vic Alhadeff - 16 comments
Nothing can get away from the fact that markets to move people find form when regulations restricting movement exist. As borders tighten, the market for people smugglers improves.
Law & Liberties - Binoy Kampmark - 30 comments
The ALA and Wilders no doubt wish to trade liberty for security. But where does that stop? Should we lock up all of the Muslims here from fear that some of them might be extremists?
Law & Liberties - Vladimir Vinokurov - 73 comments

Friday, October 30, 2015

All in all, my old feeling that the Montreal Protocol was a good thing and has had a good outcome, is somewhat shaken.
Environment - Don Aitkin - 31 comments
It is very hard for tyrants and dictators to control a populace that has access to global telecommunications.
Science & Technology - Barry York - 5 comments
It's no mystery why some of the most impressive performers in this debate are from the conservative side of politics
Law & Liberties - Richard King - 22 comments

Thursday, October 29, 2015

The complexity of the current situation is perhaps best illustrated by the growing world migration and refugee crisis.
Political Philosophy - James Page - 12 comments
The Bill removes protections under anti-discrimination laws to exempt faith-based adoption agencies from having to facilitate same sex adoptions.
Law & Liberties - Kristan Dooley - 64 comments
With the shift to Malcolm Turnbull's leadership we see happy people. High approval ratings. Legislation being passed with compromise and nice things being said.
Media - Kathryn Crosby - 3 comments

Wednesday, October 28, 2015

When you dig a little deeper, it can be tricky to see where the intolerance starts and ends.
Law & Liberties - John Slater - 26 comments
Islam somehow lost the intellectual initiative and needs to regain its place and dignity in the world.
Religion & Spirituality - Murray Hunter - 80 comments
Eugenics can operate on three levels – nature, breeding and care of animals, and human care of the next human generation.
Law & Liberties - Valerie Yule - 10 comments

Tuesday, October 27, 2015

Planning by all authorities would be greatly enhanced if the Commonwealth set out a population policy, in discussion with other parties and the Australian people.
Nation Building - Syd Hickman - 3 comments
It has not been able to construct a viable economy to provide all of the necessities that a society requires and people will not wait forever.
International - Felix Imonti - 1 comment
Though expanded maritime patrol aircraft fleets would be unaffordable, Unmanned Aerial Vehicles might be an economical solution.
International - Liang Nah - 1 comment

Monday, October 26, 2015

Parliament resumes this week throwing light on the leadership struggle between the Lawyer (Turnbull) and the Negotiator (Shorten).
Domestic Politics - Randal Stewart - 6 comments
Making it easy and fast – so that donors can be identified in a week, not months – will ensure both donors and recipients are held to account.
Law & Liberties - David Leyonhjelm - 23 comments
Redrawing the current boundaries of that fateful 1922 decision - taking into consideration today's changed circumstances on the ground - remains the key to ending the Arab-Jewish conflict.
International - David Singer - 5 comments
Malaysia's Prime Minister Najib is facing accusations of fraud with the 1MDB fiasco, and the murder of Mongolian model Altantuya Shaaribuu, while the economy is going into a 'nosedive'.
International - Murray Hunter - 1 comment


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