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January 20, 2020
Scott Morrison is now having to deal with the two very distinct wings of his party, as they gird themselves for the culture war which will probably erupt at any moment.
Domestic Politics - Mark Buckley - 15 comments
Should CCCers be allowed to drive their agenda, then we will continue to be locked in a 'Groundhog Day' loop, just as we are with urban and rural water management.
Environment - Charles Essery - 17 comments

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Ambit Gambit Last night I was interviewed by TRT – Turkey’s answer to Al Jazeera – on a panel moderated by Adnan Azwaz on the Australian fires. My fellow panellists were Professor Mark Howden and Tony Kevin. Azwaz did a good job, and his courteous approach to moderation could teach Tony Jones a thing or two, although he […]

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Friday, January 17, 2020

More houses have been lost than ever before, but then there are more people than we have ever had before, five times as many as we had a century ago.
Environment - Don Aitkin - 69 comments
The second arm of the provision legitimises the use of force where a state is exercising its recognised right to individual or collective self-defence.
International - Binoy Kampmark - 20 comments

Thursday, January 16, 2020

Bushfires have long been part of the Australian scene, but the recent outbreaks have been excessive.
Environment - Peter Bowden - 67 comments
Today in Malaysia, government policy, decision making, leadership, and institutional development are all influenced by certain ‘sinister’ forces.
International - Murray Hunter

Wednesday, January 15, 2020

But a worrying trend in our political discourse is that leftist outrage is fostered by the national media whilst conservative outrage is dismissed.
Law & Liberties - Tim O'Hare - 77 comments
If you have been watching TV lately, you will have noticed that many advertisements include at least one black or brown person.
Law & Liberties - David Leyonhjelm - 16 comments

Tuesday, January 14, 2020

If Bruce Pascoe is a charlatan, he should be prosecuted...and his claims that Aborigines were not hunter/gatherers should be exposed as bunkum.
Indigenous Affairs - Les Louis - 26 comments
Three media giants alleged by Trump to have purveyed fake news based on the dossier – The New York Times, MSNBC and CNN – are among the many scrutinized by Wemple.
International - David Singer - 13 comments

Monday, January 13, 2020

We also note that you just had to go on holiday outside Australia. I guess that is because you couldn't find anywhere in Australia that wasn't either on fire.
Domestic Politics - Mark Buckley - 59 comments
Australian governments, across colours and persuasions, have found managing the environment a problematic, and inconvenient affair.
Environment - Binoy Kampmark - 16 comments

Friday, January 10, 2020

If Australia is so 'diverse', 'inclusive' and 'anti-bigotry' as we make out to be - then why make a habit of singling out race at all?
Society - Vanessa de Largie - 32 comments
Almost 100% of us believe that more – and cheaper – public transport is a key to solving congestion. Which we hope will mean we can all get around more conveniently in our cars.
Nation Building - Ross Elliott - 21 comments

Thursday, January 9, 2020

The messages from official inquiries into earlier bushfires had all been crystal clear and unanimous about what needed to be done.
Environment - Brendan O'Reilly - 24 comments
Why so many? After all, there are about as many Buddhists as Aboriginals, and three times as many Chinese. Ah well, despite the ABC's need to show impartiality, Reconciliation is somehow more important.
Media - Don Aitkin - 34 comments

Wednesday, January 8, 2020

Those in the water industry who manage catchments and operate treatment plants have dealt with this issue regularly.
Environment - Charles Essery - 12 comments
Entering a new decade in 2020, can Australia improve its economic, social and environmental policy mix at time of unprecedented policy difficulties?
Domestic Politics - Chris Lewis - 2 comments

Tuesday, January 7, 2020

In the United States, the share of wealth owned by the richest one percent of the adult population has increased, from 22 percent in the late 1970s to 37 percent in 2018.
Economics - Peter Bowden - 17 comments
The justification was spurious, suggesting that assassination and killing in combat are not distinctions with any difference.
International - Binoy Kampmark - 7 comments

Monday, January 6, 2020

Running a surplus budget together with QE in Australia, has been done before.
Economics - Michael Knox - 4 comments
Does it matter if President Donald J Trump is removed from office if, in truth, there is no (or no sufficient) factual foundation to satisfy the requirements of Articles I and II of the US Constitution?
International - Laurence Maher - 9 comments

Friday, January 3, 2020

Two other figures linked to the killing, Maj Gen Ahmed al-Assiri and the close adviser to crown prince Mohammed bin Salman and social media fiend, Saud al-Qahtani, were given the necessary institutional acquittals for a lack of evidence.
International - Binoy Kampmark - 3 comments
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi has acted wisely in not immediately transmitting the Trump articles of impeachment to the Senate to jump start the President's trial.
International - David Singer - 6 comments

Thursday, January 2, 2020

Climate change has reached cult status and with the lemming-like adoration of characters like Greta et al, backburning is judged only to increase CO2 and therefore to be outcast.
Environment - Charles Essery - 217 comments
Trump, Boris, ScoMo and even Trudeau's razor-thin Canadian victory reveal that centre-left politics is, to say the least, failing to connect at the ballot box.
Political Philosophy - Sean Jacobs - 10 comments
However people tended to vote on cultural grounds. They were sick of foreigners (as they saw them) taking over the British way of life.
Political Philosophy - Keith Suter - 15 comments

Tuesday, December 31, 2019

Mainly we must relearn two ancient skills - remove the fuel load everywhere and use fire to fight fire. We know that works.
Environment - Viv Forbes - 22 comments
Cricket is a game played in the open air for long periods, and this cricket season is being overshadowed, sometimes literally, by a long, dangerous fire season.
Sport - David Rowe - 6 comments

Monday, December 30, 2019

In the 2000-2008 drought desalination plants were the
Nation Building - Charles Essery - 63 comments
More than a quarter of the world's countries experienced in recent years a high incidence of conflicts or hostilities motivated by religious intolerance, mob violence related to religion, terrorism, and harassment of people for violating religious codes.
Religion & Spirituality - Ioan Voicu - 3 comments

Friday, December 27, 2019

Some countries are now giving priority to wellbeing over economic growth, but are they going far enough fast enough?
Economics - Richard Eckersley - 19 comments
The following brief review of seven Mideast conflicts reflects these developments and raises the question as to what must be done.
International - Alon Ben-Meir - 16 comments

Tuesday, December 24, 2019

The conclusion was a recapitulation of previous findings: that Assange has been subjected to a prolonged, state-sponsored effort in torture, nothing less than a targeting of his being.
Law & Liberties - Binoy Kampmark - 21 comments
One of the nightmares of the ongoing conflict is the evil of target killings that have taken the lives of hundreds of intellectuals, tribal leaders, clerics, and foreign humanitarian workers.
International - Ehsan Stanizai - 11 comments

Monday, December 23, 2019

Incredibly, lack of belief in gender understood as identity does not give protection from discrimination under the Equality Act 2010.
Law & Liberties - Holly Lawford-Smith - 22 comments
Several years ago, Australia spent more on Christmas per capita than any other nation.
Religion & Spirituality - Warwick Marsh - 8 comments


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