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May 26, 2017
Savings necessary to allow corporate tax cuts might be found in two areas. The first is the repeal of Obamacare. The second is the repeal of corporate tax deductions.
International - Michael Knox - 3 comments
 
Manufacturing is far from dead and remains our fifth largest employer: more than double the entire financial, insurance and property sector.
Economics - Ross Elliott - 16 comments
 
There is no doubt that the US remains the indispensable power in the Middle East, and just about every state in the region relies heavily on the US' political support and protection.
International - Alon Ben-Meir - 2 comments
 




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Thursday, May 25, 2017

The Grace development on the former ABC site in Brisbane deserved to be approved, despit public opposition.
Nation Building - Natalie Rayment - 1 comment
 
The Earth is under attack, and we're its attackers. How can we defend it?
Environment - Mark Manolopolous - 17 comments
 

Wednesday, May 24, 2017

It is a sad indictment of the economic scene that so few understand the nexus between expanded and more efficient production and higher income levels.
Economics - Alan Moran - 9 comments
 
Despite the recent dip in oil prices, industry experts have been predicting a supply-gap and rising oil prices for years.
Economics - Haley Zaremba - 1 comment
 

Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Australia is presently considering signing up to the International Framework for Generation IV Nuclear Energy Systems (GIF), which will commit this nation to take part in developing new nuclear reactors.
Environment - Noel Wauchope - 10 comments
 
In view of China's restless ambition, and American distraction, ASEAN ought to be taken more seriously by Australia.
International - Bruce Haigh
 

Monday, May 22, 2017

Conservative voters' chief expectation is that Liberal/National governments will be economically responsible. There was an expectation that they would put an end to the Rudd-Gillard spending-spree-driven deficits.
Economics - Brendan O'Reilly - 12 comments
 
They are wrong and the nostalgia is misplaced. Howard failed conservatives as well as the rest of us. But he doled out so much cash that few noticed.
Domestic Politics - David Leyonhjelm - 6 comments
 
President Trump's historic visit to Israel on 22 May presents the perfect opportunity for him to deliver on the promises he made to Israel during last year's Presidential election campaign.
International - David Singer - 15 comments
 

Friday, May 19, 2017

The use of euphemism or obscure terminology in issues involving life and death should always alert us to an effort to hide the truth.
Law & Liberties - Paul Russell - 6 comments
 
Trump's over-simplification of the conflict suggests he has no clue about what it would take to make peace and why the mere resumption of peace talks is dead on arrival.
International - Alon Ben-Meir - 33 comments
 

Thursday, May 18, 2017

Australia is a massive underperformer – we have just about the biggest coastline in the world yet we are a net importer of fish.
Environment - Alan Moran - 7 comments
 
Turnbull can get the majority he needs by agreeing to bring in the people we need
Domestic Politics - Gary Johns - 35 comments
 
Oil production in the Lower 48 excluding the Gulf of Mexico is expected to rise until the end of the year even if the price of oil plunges to US$40.
Economics - Tsvetana Paraskova - 4 comments
 

Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Tragically a momentum builds up and people feel that they cannot swim against the tide, for example, people are being forced into online banking.
Science & Technology - Keith Suter - 19 comments
 
It seems to me that ‘social justice’ is best seen as an aspiration, and that we will never achieve it.
Political Philosophy - Don Aitkin - 22 comments
 

Tuesday, May 16, 2017

As I have argued in earlier essays, I do not think that fussing over ‘inequality’ gets us anywhere, unless we are talking about inequalities in access to publicly provided health, or justice, or education.
Political Philosophy - Don Aitkin - 10 comments
 
In the 19th century under the title of Orientalism, Islam was lampooned by various philosophers and writers of the time.
Humour & Satire - Kuranda Seyit - 30 comments
 
Many Israelis have become complacent and succumbed to the government's argument that the continuing occupation is necessary to safeguard Israel's national security.
International - Alon Ben-Meir - 4 comments
 

Monday, May 15, 2017

ATEC, the company I formed, is largely responsible for the decision in last Tuesday’s Budget to fund the Melbourne Brisbane section of the Inland Railway.
Nation Building - Everald Compton - 14 comments
 
The people of Timor-Leste have demanded and won the right to negotiate before the Permanent Court of Arbitration (PCA) a legal maritime boundary and a proper share of the oil and gas.
International - John Pilger - 3 comments
 
However the biggest fish snared in the Study's web of deceit is the United Nations own primary judicial branch – the International Court of Justice.
International - David Singer - 6 comments
 

Friday, May 12, 2017

Australia has lots of gas. Then why all the hand-wringing about an east coast gas supply shortage?
Economics - Geoff Carmody - 15 comments
 
Research in science and biotechnology over the last decade has enabled not only advances in medicine and public health, but has also increased the availability of a wide range of pathogens
Health - Peter Curson - 4 comments
 
Somalis see no reason to trust this week’s conference in London after similar initiatives in the past did little to address the core issues.
International - Bashir Goth - 4 comments
 

Thursday, May 11, 2017

Politically it is brilliant, redolent of the Menzies’ method of stealing your opponent’s clothes. Economically it is a disaster, although it does deal with the debt situation, but at a cost.
Economics - Graham Young - 16 comments
 
Ahok was foolish to disturb the mediaeval shadows that still inform much Indonesian discourse and significant elements of its culture.
International - Richard Laidlaw - 17 comments
 
Social progress, meanwhile, was not about attempting to weaken and re-engineer age-old institutions but about nourishing the existing social bonds of families, communities and voluntary associations.
Political Philosophy - David Furse-Roberts - 2 comments
 
Discussions about invading Australia to prevent it being used as a base for Allied harassment never went beyond middle-ranking naval officers.
International - Binoy Kampmark - 32 comments
 

Wednesday, May 10, 2017

As for the ABC's Yassmin Abdel-Magied's offensive Anzac Day tweet, and her eulogy to Islam­ic feminism, Ayaan Hirsi Ali was right to regard her as a 'hypocrite', dripping phony indignation.
Media - Gary Johns - 24 comments
 
'Making euthanasia and physician-assisted suicide legal started a development we did not foresee. The old limit 'thou shalt not kill' was abandoned, a new limit is yet to be found.'
Law & Liberties - Paul Russell - 3 comments
 
It will be enough for a woman to simply claim she fears violence may occur in order to be issued with a restraining order.
Law & Liberties - Augusto Zimmermann - 14 comments
 

Tuesday, May 9, 2017

It's about a gay man who was welcome at church but whose lifestyle wasn't.
Religion & Spirituality - Alex Grancha - 36 comments
 
Colby Hickey put his personal liberty and human rights on the line as a whistle-blower and was shut out by those who are tasked to protect him.
Law & Liberties - Patricia Eisele - 2 comments
 
While the spacecraft woman believed in extra-terrestrial beings that took the place of God, this woman had collapsed all trust into herself.
Religion & Spirituality - Peter Sellick - 2 comments
 

Monday, May 8, 2017

Reminiscent of Telecom in the bad old days, it will display the typical characteristics of a government monopoly.
Nation Building - David Leyonhjelm - 19 comments
 
People may think of fracking as an environmental or industrial issue, but ultimately fracking is an issue of health and wellbeing.
Environment - Rosalie Schultz - 13 comments
 
The Study omits to mention that 78% of Palestine had already become an independent Arab State in 1946 and been renamed the Hashemite Kingdom of Transjordan.
International - David Singer - 15 comments
 
Electric cars only make up about 1 percent of global vehicle sales, so making it to 30 percent in the short-term future would be a huge leap.
Economics - Jon LeSage - 4 comments
 

Friday, May 5, 2017

In contrast to a build-up of arms in preparation for war, promoting peace required different values, a different literacy and language.
Political Philosophy - Stuart Rees - 48 comments
 
The most reasonable present position is to remain open-minded about climate change, particularly as the presently-framed debate distracts us from deeper issues.
Environment - Mark Manolopolous - 47 comments
 
Maybe we can observe closely how nations like Germany or Japan handle this escalating dependency challenge, and essentially copy the policies that seem to work best?
Society - Ross Elliott - 2 comments
 
The Soros Foundation acted in concert with the outgoing Obama Administration and funded the Social Democrats and the Albanian political parties.
International - Ordan Andreevski
 

Thursday, May 4, 2017

India had skewed the sex-ratio of its population to 94 females for every 100 males. The ratios in the city, where ultrasound clinics are most concentrated, are far worse.
Health - Mark Makowiecki - 4 comments
 
It appears that within four years it will have a missile that can hit Australia or the United States.
International - Simon Louie - 17 comments
 
Protests at the separation wall will make it all but abundantly clear that peace will not rest on separation between the two sides, but on collaboration and full cooperation.
International - Alon Ben-Meir - 10 comments
 

Wednesday, May 3, 2017

Each spending cut from the last parliament should be retested in the new parliament, which has already shown greater fiscal responsibility than its predecessor.
Economics - David Leyonhjelm - 2 comments
 
It would not be too hard to redo all of Queensland Health EBAs facility by facility with no more than, say, eight or 10 variables in each pay cycle.
Economics - Graeme Haycroft
 
Religion, or lack of it, is a personal decision for each individual. So why would Australians want their head of state to discuss her beliefs?
Law & Liberties - David Swanton - 24 comments
 
Vale shares posted a monumental 130 per cent gain in 2016, while competitors Rio Tinto and BHP Billiton also enjoyed similar gains.
Economics - Jessica Foreman - 5 comments
 

Tuesday, May 2, 2017

Just because you are sharing the facts, doesn't mean you are creating a convincing argument that will lead to positive action.
Environment - Seath Holswich - 16 comments
 
Sad to say, both Labor and the Greens love talking about same sex marriage so much they don’t actually want to achieve it.
Law & Liberties - David Leyonhjelm - 41 comments
 
It is morally unacceptable for the United States to align itself with a brutal tyrant like al-Assad.
International - Slater Bakhtavar - 2 comments
 

Monday, May 1, 2017

Eight human beings were executed on 29th April 2015. Shot on an island, after midnight, the eight were singing a hymn together.
International - Suresh Ruberan - 47 comments
 
The reality is, whatever is in the federal budget, it will most likely be negative for the economy, as part of the price to be paid for past fiscal excess.
Economics - Tony Makin - 1 comment
 
'Populism' is widely understood to mean support for the concerns of ordinary people, which is hard to argue with.
Political Philosophy - Max Atkinson - 14 comments
 
Handing farmers a slice of the royalties on gas extracted from underneath their land, may transform the present blame shifting of the debate.
Environment - Mark S. Lawson - 9 comments
 

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