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April 18, 2019
In fact, while the oil market is moving very much in an upward direction, not everyone believes that it will last.
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Some religions fool themselves. Can't they see that personal behavior, ethics, and morality all dwell in the domain of the individual?
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Wednesday, April 17, 2019

Many newspapers have been forced to adapt with a large number cutting their news coverage
Feature - Peter Curson - 5 comments
Transjordan (renamed Jordan in 1950) has always been the key to resolving competing territorial claims by both Arabs and Jews in former Palestine.
International - David Singer - 4 comments

Tuesday, April 16, 2019

Who gave these news-gatherers the special mission of interpreting the facts relating to particular public issues, let alone being self-appointed to represent the public.
Feature - John de Meyrick - 11 comments
The Uniting Church is in a crisis. Its membership is in decline but the church bureaucrats ignore the signs of impending doom.
Religion & Spirituality - Keith Suter - 13 comments

Monday, April 15, 2019

My hope is that what we are experiencing is the teething pangs of what is still a very new technology, and that with more instances like this, common-sense and tolerance will reassert themselves
Feature - Graham Young - 38 comments
What is astounding is that the public and officialdom all were more concerned about having the latter two charged, while there was no real desire to charge the instigator of all this (Connolly).
Law & Liberties - Brendan O'Reilly - 8 comments
The pursuit of Assange was 'because he has exposed wrongdoing by US administrations and their military forces.'
Law & Liberties - Binoy Kampmark - 23 comments

Friday, April 12, 2019

For daring to share some scripture passages on his own social media page, Australian rugby star Israel Folau has been given the boot – all in the name of tolerance and inclusion of course.
Law & Liberties - Bill Muehlenberg - 96 comments
None of us asked to be born at a time of crisis, But we have been born at such a time, and history has given us an enormous responsibility.
Environment - John Avery - 12 comments

Thursday, April 11, 2019

The Australian National Imams Council should state publicly that, when it comes to the law, in Australia Islam is no different from any other religion when it comes to the law
Law & Liberties - Laurence Maher - 26 comments
In today's less rigid milieu, many forms of personal habit are no longer governed by established societal attitudes but rather stem from a less sensitive interest in the reactions of others.
Society - Ian Nance - 5 comments

Wednesday, April 10, 2019

Works such as David Goodstein's On Fact and Fraud: Cautionary Tales from the Front Lines of Science (2010) show scientists as fallible creatures prone to careerism and the posterity disease.
Environment - Binoy Kampmark - 3 comments
"Do no harm - Do good" is the universal guideline that will resolve current ethical conflicts
Political Philosophy - Peter Bowden - 12 comments

Tuesday, April 9, 2019

Labor's policy on electrical vehicles (EVs) is probably good politics but it offers little substance in support of its optimistic targets.
Environment - Alan Davies - 20 comments
It is essential that we create global governance systems that can deal with disasters and enforce rules relating to energy use.
Environment - Peter McMahon - 4 comments
UN Jew-hatred will be re-ignited when Trump inevitably focuses his attention on Judea and Samaria, the UN's falsely-designated 'Occupied Palestinian Territories'.
International - David Singer - 14 comments

Monday, April 8, 2019

The idea that God loves the world so much as to make a supreme sacrifice has been replaced by the idea everything will turn out fine.
Religion & Spirituality - Spencer Gear - 28 comments
While no one was looking, rising commodity prices were generating rising tax revenue.
Economics - Michael Knox - 3 comments
A proposed High Speed Rail connecting Melbourne with Sydney and Brisbane is getting favourable press, but what are the hurdles?
Nation Building - Ross Elliott - 17 comments

Friday, April 5, 2019

Does Australia sufficiently value older people and ageing?
Society - Rex Drabik - 12 comments
Ill-conceived thought-bubbles on resource use weaken rural support for the coalition.
Environment - Mark Poynter - 11 comments
Such a Trump proclamation would blunt the rising tide of rabid Jew-hatred within the United Nations, UNESCO, the United Nations Human Rights Council and the European Union.
International - David Singer - 11 comments

Thursday, April 4, 2019

There appears to be a route for a fully gravitational aqueduct with an ideal gradient of 1:5000.
Nation Building - David Stockwell - 6 comments
The Baltic States have been members of NATO for fifteen years, but NATO may not offer them as much security as they assume it does.
International - Adomas Abromaitis - 24 comments

Wednesday, April 3, 2019

A WA Labor government school program, Inclusive Education WA, exposes children to descriptions of high risk sexual practices.
Education - Greg Donnelly - 8 comments
The third world, and Africa in particular, needs to be persuaded that it is it in its absolute best interests to put in place measures that will help to reduce – or at least plan and control – population growth.
International - Guy Hallowes - 16 comments
Barnaby Joyce proceeded with the project without allocating one cent of government funds to it. This means that his in-depth commitment to it has been Nil. It was simply a vote getting stunt.
Nation Building - Everald Compton - 3 comments

Tuesday, April 2, 2019

We have police strike forces formed to establish criminality and perhaps lay charges, and yet at my sleepy suburban high school, years later, such abuses were still occurring.
Law & Liberties - Verity Jackson - 17 comments
Mainstream analysis is again addressing the fact that the deal is being done to fund Crown Prince MBS's Saudi Vision 2030.
Economics - Cyril Widdershoven - 2 comments

Monday, April 1, 2019

Did Rushdie deserve to die? 'Yes, yes,' came the unequivocal response from Yusuf. Would you be his executioner? 'Uh, no, not necessarily...'
International - Binoy Kampmark - 14 comments
Elected to the NSW Legislative Council, former Liberal Democrat crossbench senator, David Leyonhjelm, outlines how he intends to proceed
Domestic Politics - David Leyonhjelm - 26 comments

Friday, March 29, 2019

This is not to say that Jackson is guiltless; we are simply left to build upon images of degeneracy that, when viewed from a distance, confirm the ledgers of the accuser.
Law & Liberties - Binoy Kampmark - 23 comments
The media has been virtually unanimous in its commentary. The photo has been widely applauded, while criticisms of it on the net have been almost universally condemned.
Sport - Brendan O'Reilly - 44 comments

Thursday, March 28, 2019

God is not an object in the universe and thus cannot be investigated or described in the same language that we use for other objects.
Religion & Spirituality - Peter Sellick - 35 comments
On any view, the US news media has utterly disgraced itself at every step of the Mueller probe.
International - Gray Connolly - 13 comments

Wednesday, March 27, 2019

A nation is traumatized with the fall of its most senior religious figure.
Law & Liberties - Murray Hunter - 36 comments
Page's surveillance could be the Democrat Party's Watergate – illegally acquiring Republican Party campaign information obtained under four FISA warrants.
International - David Singer - 9 comments

Tuesday, March 26, 2019

Despite the fact that some 6700 drug offenders were in prison in 2018, the number of people who have used drugs in the last year has remained stable at about 15% of the population.
Law & Liberties - Vladimir Vinokurov - 6 comments
The road map for China's reform designed by the Chinese government does not include the element of establishing Western-style democracy.
Political Philosophy - Zegang Ren - 9 comments

Monday, March 25, 2019

The defence on the Western Front is a far more fitting memorial for our military than the aggression of ANZAC.
International - John Williams - 11 comments
The Australian per capita GDP recession in 2018 is a figment of how the GDP deflator distorts the effect of export prices on the real Australian economy (plus random variation in the seasonally adjusted series).
Economics - Michael Knox - 4 comments
It should be very clear that meaningless terms such as diversity and inclusiveness do very little to the content of actual intellectual conversation.
Society - Binoy Kampmark - 49 comments

Friday, March 22, 2019

We have developed a range of ebola vaccines, and while many remain to be fully tested or become widely available one has been found to be protective against ebola.
Health - Peter Curson - 2 comments
A critical examination of welfare state constructions of income support recipients and addiction
Domestic Politics - Philip Mendes - 14 comments

Thursday, March 21, 2019

As we piece ourselves together after the New Zealand tragedy, the question on everyone's mind is how to minimize or, more specifically, eliminate such horrific acts of violence.
Political Philosophy - Ilana Akresh - 20 comments
Removing the manifesto does a disservice to any arguments that might be mounted against him, but having a debate is not what this is generally about.
Law & Liberties - Binoy Kampmark - 9 comments
Dealing with the patchwork nature of the Australian economy, where some parts of Australia want to close the doors while others are crying out for population growth, is a tricky one.
Society - David Leyonhjelm - 6 comments

Wednesday, March 20, 2019

Researchers should be able to furnish us with evidence about where Islamophobia 'comes from'; what it consists of; how it is promulgated and spread, by whom and for what ends.
Law & Liberties - Jake Lynch - 66 comments
Iran's true salvation must come from within. Fortunately, this is entirely feasible, because Iran's population is not at all like its government.
International - Slater Bakhtavar - 5 comments

Tuesday, March 19, 2019

The factors at play federally and in NSW are not entirely the same. The BerejiklianCoalition Government has in fact had a lot of things going for it.
Domestic Politics - Brendan O'Reilly - 10 comments
It is not unreasonable for an average person, not necessarily a Pell supporter, to at least wonder about the fairness of this conviction.
Law & Liberties - Alfred Zarb - 18 comments


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