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September 21, 2021
Amazingly, over the several hundreds of thousands of years of human history, peace ruled over 99% of the time and warfare was simply unknown.
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Weather or climate? It pays to know the difference before we slaughter our economy on the climate alarm altar.
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Monday, September 20, 2021

It would have been more accurate to say that President Donald Trump's coarse, business board room model was simply too much of a shock for those familiarly comfortable with guile, deception and dissimulation.
International - Binoy Kampmark - 17 comments
 
Almost all of the world's projected population growth will come from Asia (not including China) and Africa. Population changes in the rest of the world pale into insignificance compared to this growth.
International - Guy Hallowes - 6 comments
 
Therefore, the UCA, in supporting same-sex marriage and the anti-supernaturalism of theological liberalism promotes heresy. This heretical poison will destroy the potential of any church or denomination for growth.
Religion & Spirituality - Spencer Gear - 8 comments
 

Friday, September 17, 2021

My latest information is that the Daru fish factory is NOT dead at all, and is in fact being pursued by the PRC embassy, and fisheries companies, with the provincial and local level government in the Western Province.
International - Jeffrey Wall - 13 comments
 
Having just read a column of hers slamming the proposed high-rise tower complex for inner-city Pyrmont's Fish Market site, it was amusing to see her bash the other end of the spectrum. Where would Farrelly have people live?
Nation Building - John Muscat - 2 comments
 

Thursday, September 16, 2021

So why do more philosophers not speak out about these problems, errors that are diverting the public from properly considering the various arguments presented?
Environment - Tom Harris - 7 comments
 
Given Latin America's long history of fiscal instability, banking collapses, and failed economic advisors, bitcoin promises an unorthodox form of insulation from shock.
Economics - Binoy Kampmark - 3 comments
 

Wednesday, September 15, 2021

Recent polls suggest most Australians support vaccine passports. History is however littered with examples of a temporary popular opinion being dead wrong.
Health - Campbell Newman and John Ruddick - 23 comments
 
It takes bold US leadership to effect a change in the Israeli-Palestinian discourse, and Biden may well be the right president at the right time.
International - Alon Ben-Meir - 12 comments
 

Tuesday, September 14, 2021

Pakistan’s intelligence agency has successfully delivered a great victory for Pakistan, and embarrassment and defeat for India.
International - Syed Atiq ul Hassan - 7 comments
 
Former Indonesian army four-star general and minister for maritime affairs and investment has been reported as saying Indonesia is underestimated because it doesn't have nuclear weapons.
International - Murray Hunter - 14 comments
 

Monday, September 13, 2021

In these memories, the passengers and crew of Flight 93 must always have an honored place. Here the intended targets became the instruments of rescue.
International - George Bush - 11 comments
 
The Global War on Terrorism, is some two decades old, and it has revealed little by way of benefit for anybody other than military industrialists, hate preachers and jingoists.
International - Binoy Kampmark - 11 comments
 

Friday, September 10, 2021

Both firms reported to PNG Ports that there were dozens of serious defects in the construction, many of them with significant fire safety and structural implications.
International - Jeffrey Wall - 6 comments
 
Nowhere is the racism in sport issue better understood than in the US given that the African American population has been around 10-12 per cent since 1890.
Sport - Chris Lewis - 21 comments
 

Thursday, September 9, 2021

The cruching of rights and freedoms is a catastrophe. Victoria needs to learn to live with COVID.
Health - Mirko Bagaric - 13 comments
 
It has come as a great surprise that public discourse can now be judged as entering a
Religion & Spirituality - Peter Sellick - 17 comments
 

Wednesday, September 8, 2021

Australia has gone harder than almost any other nation to save lives through lockdowns but there are some terrifying costs behind the stats.
Health - Neil Pharaoh - 10 comments
 
A story of private hospitals co-located within public hospitals in South Australia.
Health - Sue Charlton - 3 comments
 

Tuesday, September 7, 2021

In June, a rather unremarkable revelation was made that Hawke had been something of an errand boy for the US imperium, a spiller of the beans and something of what Australians would call a 'dobber'.
Domestic Politics - Binoy Kampmark - 10 comments
 
The spectacular free-fall of the Afghan government iterates a tell-tale historical pattern of upheavals in Afghan history.
International - Ehsan Stanizai - 6 comments
 

Monday, September 6, 2021

More importantly, it is good for the community but needs to avoid turning into a public shaming pile-on.
Society - Rob Cover - 7 comments
 
It has taken just two months for Israel's Prime Minister Naftali Bennett to abandon implementing his 10 years old policy calling for Israel to unilaterally extend its sovereignty into 60% of Judea and Samaria.
International - David Singer - 5 comments
 

Friday, September 3, 2021

Vaccine apartheid, whether proposed by governments or various commercial and not-for profits serves no good point. And if there is no point, then it is an infringement on basic human rights.
Health - Graham Young - 51 comments
 
Australia can make a compelling case given our historic association with Papua New Guinea, our enduring people-to-people relationship, and the fact we are easily the most generous aid contributor to our closest neighbour.
International - Jeffrey Wall - 7 comments
 
Interstate migration is one of those news stories that media networks love because of the easy headlines and 'human interest' angles.
Nation Building - Ross Elliott - 4 comments
 

Thursday, September 2, 2021

The idea that the Chinese Communist Party would soften its ways as the country grew richer and richer was always the stuff of dreamland.
International - Chris Lewis - 22 comments
 
A second lesson is that non democratic powers will support each other. International powers ready to accept the Taliban are Russia and China.
International - Peter Bowden - 12 comments
 

Wednesday, September 1, 2021

Harris' China narrative seems to have drifted away from the Biden doctrine
International - Murray Hunter - 4 comments
 
On August 15, 2021 the Taliban staged a stunning comeback. On the same date in 1945 China won its war of resistance against Japan.
International - Chin Jin - 2 comments
 
We have been criticizing the Republican leadership over many issues, beginning with the fact that they have systematically opposed any legislation advanced by Democrats that would better the lives of American people.
International - Alon Ben-Meir and Sam Ben-Meir - 7 comments
 

Tuesday, August 31, 2021

On the next day after Kabul fell to the Taliban, Chinese state media began capitalizing on the humanitarian crisis in Afghanistan to taunt Taiwan.
International - Lionel Te-Chen Chiou - 4 comments
 
Research studies have not found associations between lockdowns and reduced mortality outcomes over the course of an epidemic wave.
Health - Michael Tomlinson - 11 comments
 
Israel's decision follows CIA Director William Burns holding separate meetings in Israel with Prime Minister Naftali Bennett and Defence Minister Benny Gantz.
International - David Singer - 4 comments
 

Monday, August 30, 2021

Despite the withdrawal, Blair suggested that options were available to 'the West' which needed some 'tangible demonstration' that it was not in 'retreat'.
International - Binoy Kampmark - 2 comments
 
'Many people argued that elimination was impossible. Well, they were wrong. New Zealand did eliminate COVID-19, and so did several other countries - including China.'
Health - Arthur Dent - 11 comments
 
Does the appearance of change in North Korea mean anything?
International - Felix Imonti - 1 comment
 

Friday, August 27, 2021

One of the flaws in our policy approach to Papua New Guinea in particular is the belief that funding
International - Jeffrey Wall - 9 comments
 
There has been no other politician in Malaysia who is as polarizing as Anwar Ibrahim. Does he have what it takes to be a reform prime minister?
International - Murray Hunter - 1 comment
 

Thursday, August 26, 2021

But media say the NSW Government refused to move the border into the Tweed to help locals caught up in the border restrictions. It's this refusal that could be the trigger for a class action lawsuit.
Law & Liberties - Bruce Simmonds - 6 comments
 
The JCPOA was a foolish manoeuvre when it was enacted in 2015 and seeking to revive it is foolish now.
International - Slater Bakhtavar - 7 comments
 

Wednesday, August 25, 2021

Disability pensions in Australia, where entering into a relationship can be a poverty sentence
Domestic Politics - Tristan Ewins - 15 comments
 
The US withdrawal from Afghanistan has left a massive geo-political vacuum.
International - Murray Hunter - 5 comments
 
President Biden and Israel's Prime Minister Naftali Bennett need to jointly decide on whether to adopt or dump President Trump's Peace Plan during their White House meeting on 26 August.
International - David Singer - 3 comments
 

Tuesday, August 24, 2021

They limit personal autonomy but protect third parties. The justification for what is done rests on the ethical principle of consequentialism.
Health - Peter Baume - 8 comments
 
Religion is why Afghanistan fell to the Taliban. There was no opposition to the domination of the religion. The Taliban will now consider their victory divinely ordained and their Islamist extremism divinely sanctioned.
International - John Perkins - 16 comments
 
At the outset, I wish to make the point that in the context of this article, I equate 'media bias' with 'Christian media persecution' – in effect persecution through the 'denial' of the truth.
Media - Greg Bondar - 11 comments
 

Monday, August 23, 2021

After the Taliban has seized Kabul, China and Russia are going to impose more and bigger challenges to other democracies soon.
International - Lionel Te-Chen Chiou - 6 comments
 
Civilisation has tended to be seen like a gift by those claiming to grant it. It is done, in the sense Rudyard Kipling intended it, with solemn duty.
International - Binoy Kampmark - 5 comments
 
South-East Asian states won't necessarily take sides like most did in the Cold War.
International - Murray Hunter - 2 comments
 

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