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July 26, 2017
Not so on this occasion. The individual who is said to have pulled the trigger was a black Somali-American, whose hiring by the police department supplied politically correct, multi-culti gold.
Law & Liberties - Binoy Kampmark - 1 comment
A replication of previous political outings with closed shop decision making will only go so far as the political graveyard testifies.
Domestic Politics - Stephen Cable - 1 comment
Trump needs to identify a new Arab partner to replace the PLO and join Israel in allocating sovereignty of the disputed territories between Jews and Arabs.
International - David Singer - 4 comments

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Tuesday, July 25, 2017

In its attack on the very foundations of science, Trumpism constitutes an epistemic disaster: we are facing a crisis in terms of knowledge and objective inquiry.
Environment - Sam Ben-Meir - 20 comments
The crime of child sexual abuse is not in the image, nor is it in the looking; it is in the abusive act itself.
Law & Liberties - Bob Ryan - 10 comments

Monday, July 24, 2017

President Trump's decision to pull the USA out of the Paris climate Accord seems to have had an outcome in the intensification of alarm.
Environment - Don Aitkin - 15 comments
Not only are Millennials snubbing oil and gas because of its negative image, they also seek different job perks than previous generations sought.
Economics - Tsvetana Paraskova - 4 comments
We decided to introduce democracy, a totally alien concept to a land historically governed by tribes, and which no foreign power has ever been able to govern or fully conquer for long.
International - Alon Ben-Meir - 8 comments

Friday, July 21, 2017

It is a provision that nabs the unsuspecting member of Parliament who discovers, by self-pursuit or otherwise, that he or she is, in fact, seized of the loyalty of another state.
Law & Liberties - Binoy Kampmark - 56 comments
The key factor in studying the birth rate, an obvious factor sometimes overlooked by men, is that it is women, not men, who decide.
Society - Paul McFadyen - 16 comments
We don’t seem to have noticed that when it comes to the state of the nation, the Blues (and Victoria) are all over us.
Domestic Politics - Graham Young - 7 comments

Thursday, July 20, 2017

I think we are seeing a slow shift to something with which Europeans are more familiar than Australians, a more-or-less stable multi-party system.
Political Philosophy - Don Aitkin - 10 comments
The artist Paul Gauguin was in despair when he painted his final masterpiece - a cry of bewilderment at the riddle of existence.
Religion & Spirituality - Scott MacInnes - 30 comments
One of the most important policy issues confronting Australia, and one which has highlighted the failure of Australian governments to deliver, concerns Australia's energy needs.
Nation Building - Chris Lewis - 8 comments

Wednesday, July 19, 2017

It has become increasingly clear that diesel engines are more harmful as they produce far more fine particulate matter than their petrol counterparts.
Environment - George Crisp and Graeme McLeay - 12 comments
There's one very telling difference between ourselves and most US markets: overbuilding here is virtually impossible due to the 'blue dot' factor.
Economics - Ross Elliott - 4 comments
Following signs from the Zionist lobby, most Federal and State politicians dare not mention BDS, let alone express their support.
Law & Liberties - Stuart Rees - 3 comments

Tuesday, July 18, 2017

Alternatively, are we just seeing a return to some form of old-fashioned (Victorian?) morality that severely censures sexual indiscretions.
Law & Liberties - Brendan O'Reilly - 5 comments
In a throwback to the 1950s, the divisive demons of the Catholic Church versus the state still plague the ALP in South Australia.
Domestic Politics - Malcolm King - 11 comments
Vedanta wishes and prays for the well-being, happiness and enlightenment of all the people of the world.
International - David Singer - 4 comments

Monday, July 17, 2017

This is not surprising given that only when 'hell freezes over' will a CET result in
Environment - Darren Nelson - 5 comments
Choosing to use language that make people's heads swim is a sweeping issue in our sector. Whether or not they mean to, many organisations fall into this pattern, and it doesn't help anyone.
Society - Bill Gamack - 2 comments
Assessments that a shutdown in the Middle East or a major OPEC producer can be covered by new production elsewhere is not entirely unrealistic.
Economics - Cyril Widdershoven - 1 comment

Friday, July 14, 2017

The Australian Bureau of Meteorology has recently put in place strict limits on how cold a temperature can actually be recorded.
Environment - Jennifer Marohasy - 18 comments
Recent research in England has suggested that plague rather than disappearing after major epidemics simply retreated back into the habitat of ground-living rodents and lingered on unnoticed.
Health - Peter Curson - 5 comments
If you un-tax people for being productive and remove current obstacles placed in the way of their living outside the capital cities, some people will take the hint.
Economics - Bryan Kavanagh - 5 comments
It is hard to imagine that along with the catastrophe that has been inflicted on Syria for the past six years, another calamity is unfolding in Yemen.
International - Alon Ben-Meir - 5 comments

Thursday, July 13, 2017

As well as running inquiries into Russia, the US House of Representatives has passed a considerable body of legislation during the period of the Trump administration.
International - Michael Knox - 2 comments
Libya’s status as an exporter of terrorism was reaffirmed when Western intelligence officials established that Manchester suicide bomber Salman Abedi met with Islamic State contacts in Libya.
International - Patrick Basham - 2 comments
The irony of America is that it is one of the most Christian of nations but it is often the case that that Christianity is only skin deep.
Religion & Spirituality - Peter Sellick - 3 comments

Wednesday, July 12, 2017

The outcome at Lambing Flat, like the judicial result at Myall Creek, is an early example that the rule of law would not be selectively applied based on race.
Nation Building - Sean Jacobs - 5 comments
Recently the world said farewell to former German Chancellor Helmut Kohl, a man at the very centre of the reunification of Germany and instrumental in the formation of the European Union.
International - Daniel Steedman - 2 comments
And as a final thought, peace and prosperity (economic growth) seem a basic assumption in the whole set.
Science & Technology - Don Aitkin - 3 comments

Tuesday, July 11, 2017

In the 20 years following 1996 there were 14 shootings in Australia involving multiple victims.
Law & Liberties - David Leyonhjelm - 15 comments
Basic pupilling is beyond the reach of sham pedestrian testucating and testifying. It doesn't just 'cover' the curriculum on-line. It enriches it from the inside.
Education - Phil Cullen - 5 comments
Jordan's inclusion in any negotiations would permit alternative solutions to end the conflict beside the creation of another Arab State between Israel and Jordan.
International - David Singer - 1 comment

Monday, July 10, 2017

Neither George Pell nor Malcolm Turnbull are experiencing happy days at the moment.
Domestic Politics - Everald Compton - 6 comments
Australia’s Foreign Minister’s visit to Macedonia will boost bilateral relations and advance Australia’s economic and security interests in the region.
International - Ordan Andreevski - 2 comments
Tens of thousands have been killed over 40 years of bloodletting between Turkish forces and the Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK), and tragically there seems to be no end in sight.
International - Alon Ben-Meir - 1 comment

Friday, July 7, 2017

All around the globe and around Australia, people powered movements like ours are fighting and winning battles in support of urgently needed public transport solutions.
Nation Building - Ordan Andreevski - 10 comments
If a United Nations official in New York raped an American child, there would be hell to pay. Similarly, if a UN official in Geneva raped a Swiss child, there would be an outcry.
Law & Liberties - Andrew MacLeod - 6 comments
The rally in oil prices over the past two weeks came to a halt on Wednesday on news that OPEC is actually exporting more oil than previously thought.
Economics - Nicholas Cunningham - 1 comment

Thursday, July 6, 2017

He ought to be allowed to say what he thinks without his automatically attracting the 'naughty boy' label by doing so.
Domestic Politics - Don Aitkin - 18 comments
Theresa May's plans to fine big technology companies if they fail to expunge extremist material online should be given careful consideration, not denigrated and dismissed out of hand.
Law & Liberties - Mal Fletcher - 3 comments

Wednesday, July 5, 2017

The first issue that ought to provoke scepticism relates to the states/territories with the highest measured proportions of Indigenous people in their population.
Indigenous Affairs - Brendan O'Reilly - 30 comments
Perrottet found that same well-worn track and failed his first test – as custodian of Treasury's economics and finance Guidelines, does he know what they mean?
Nation Building - Robert Gibbons - 1 comment

Tuesday, July 4, 2017

It is about time that the Church realises that the end of the Church as we knew it has arrived and that we cannot go on as before.
Religion & Spirituality - Peter Sellick - 45 comments
Pop and folk musicians have long held visions of a world which encourages respect for a sovereignty of people as opposed to a selfish, go-it-alone patriotism.
Law & Liberties - Stuart Rees - 5 comments
'...By this decree, the Palestinian Authority, created for a five-year interim period pursuant to the Oslo Declaration has been absorbed and replaced by the State of Palestine.
International - David Singer

Monday, July 3, 2017

What amazes me is, whenever they’re not pointing fingers and directing bile at each other, their policies are often the same.
Political Philosophy - David Leyonhjelm - 31 comments
WTI is down about 12 percent for the month of June and is set for its longest run of weekly declines since 2015.
Economics - Brian Noble - 3 comments
Another suggestion is to not assume that the Chinese people you meet know the same version of Asian history as you.
International - Barry Li - 7 comments

Friday, June 30, 2017

If the Coalition were to bleed a few thousand votes to One Nation over its newfound support for gay marriage, this could mean the difference between holding and not holding marginal seats.
Domestic Politics - Tim O'Hare - 62 comments
This article puts forward a simple thesis. The expectation that the elected members of a party toe their party line is the complete antithesis of democracy.
Political Philosophy - Peter Bowden - 9 comments
If a rapprochement between Israel and Sunni countries is happening, another rapprochement is evolving between Hamas and the neighboring Arab countries.
International - Gilles Pargneaux and Alon Ben-Meir - 2 comments

Thursday, June 29, 2017

Antibiotic resistance should be viewed as a challenge to re-examine the value of our current profit and competition-driven enemy-making paradigm.
Health - Werner Sattmann-Frese - 6 comments
Australia's largest car share service GoGet launched its biggest 'pod' within the Central Park development in 2014.
Environment - Natalie Rayment - 2 comments
ECAP is at the heart of the largest trading hub in the world. Asia and the Pacific are also leaders in science, technology and innovation.
International - Ioan Voicu - 2 comments

Wednesday, June 28, 2017

The current communication and dispute resolution practices between owners/operators and their residents is flawed.
Law & Liberties - Sue Malta - 11 comments
Stopping people from having the occasional can is not only preachy and patronising - it will do nothing to combat obesity.
Health - Satyajeet Marar - 8 comments
WTI dipped below $44 per barrel on Tuesday, and the bearish indicators are starting to pile up.
Economics - Nicholas Cunningham - 3 comments

Tuesday, June 27, 2017

The biggest growth industry for coming years and for the foreseeable future, the official forecasts all seem to agree on, will be in health care and social assistance.
Nation Building - Ross Elliott - 10 comments
Why then does Australia expend so much money, lives and time in Iraq and Syria when we have a potentially bigger and more complex problem emerging on our door step?
International - Bruce Haigh - 4 comments
The Kerrigans' house is much more than just a place of shelter; it is a real home, based on bonds of affection, love and generosity – and idiosyncrasies. To the Kerrigans, it is, indeed, a castle.
Law & Liberties - Barry York - 3 comments


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