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December 16, 2019
Big wins, of course, carry with them huge responsibilities and questions going forward. For Prime Minister Johnson and his cabinet, three questions should be uppermost in their minds.
International - Mal Fletcher - 1 comment
 
How/where is the justiciability line drawn? In reality, the judicial branch has the final say which is inherently an exercise in judicial policy choice.
Law & Liberties - Laurence Maher - 1 comment
 
It’s a catchy slogan but '100% renewables' is nowhere near enough to displace all fossil fuels. Australia, like the rest of the world, will need nuclear energy.
Environment - Tom Biegler - 6 comments
 




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Friday, December 13, 2019

The Donald has been casually venal in office, outsourced its functions for personal gain and treated his position as a theatrical extension of a social media presidency.
International - Binoy Kampmark - 14 comments
 
How can you formulate a legal opinion on whether President Trump should be impeached when it is clear that all the evidence has not been presented?
International - David Singer
 

Thursday, December 12, 2019

What is the connection between ambient music producer Brian Eno, and the tactics of ideologically motivated groups like Islamic State?
Political Philosophy - Baz Bardoe - 2 comments
 
Even though petrochemicals are not technically (or really any other adverb you want to insert here) edible, we eat quite a lot of them.
Environment - Haley Zaremba - 6 comments
 

Wednesday, December 11, 2019

While the authorities and tour operators count the profits from visitors they can also claim to be bringing humans closer to the earth.
Law & Liberties - Binoy Kampmark - 14 comments
 
Just imagine if the roof of every Coles, Woolworths and Bunnings store in Australia was covered with solar panels.
Environment - Lindsay Soutar - 36 comments
 

Tuesday, December 10, 2019

We owe it to our children to take urgent action to prevent these threats from becoming future realities.
Society - John Avery - 25 comments
 
Neglect in favor of industrialization hamstrings an important industry
Economics - Murray Hunter - 1 comment
 

Monday, December 9, 2019

Sometimes, torture has saved innocent lives – but legalising interrogational torture would mean accepting torture as a profession.
Law & Liberties - Sam Ben-Meir - 4 comments
 
Myanmar’s once-celebrated Aung San Suu Kyi intends to defend her country against charges of genocide in the International Court of Justice
International - Binoy Kampmark - 4 comments
 

Friday, December 6, 2019

Social commentators in the media reports we sampled expressed racist views in both overt and covert ways, deploying a range of tactics such as dog-whistling, decontextualisation and irony.
Law & Liberties - Priscilla Brice - 21 comments
 
Given that profits are to be shared 60:40, Riverview stands to make $139 million.
Economics - Brendan O'Reilly - 7 comments
 

Thursday, December 5, 2019

Despite the ‘evidence institute’ enjoying bipartisan support and being included in the National School Reform Agreement nothing has happened.
Education - Scott Prasser - 2 comments
 
Linguistically, I am a pedant. No, please don't scroll off right away… just read me out!
Humour & Satire - Ian Nance - 5 comments
 

Wednesday, December 4, 2019

In my old home town of Adelaide, the sheer number of current and past tenders awarded to KPMG, makes one wonder whether KMPG works for the state government or vice a versa.
Law & Liberties - Malcolm King - 2 comments
 
Controversial investigative journalist John Solomon has been among the very few intrepid investigators leading the charge to get to the bottom of alleged Russian and Ukranian interference.
International - David Singer - 2 comments
 

Tuesday, December 3, 2019

Holden and the South Australian government have been doing burn-outs with the truth, as their dodgy claim that 80 per cent of former Elizabeth plant workers have found secure jobs, blows a head gasket.
Economics - Malcolm King - 12 comments
 
Old and new fascism do not differ in their willingness to destroy the heritage of Europe's Enlightenment, along with its Kantian tradition of modernity.
Political Philosophy - Thomas Klikauer and Norman Simms - 18 comments
 

Monday, December 2, 2019

The court ruled that all products made in Israeli settlements must be labelled as such, and cannot be sold as ‘products of Israel’.
Law & Liberties - Jed Lea-Henry - 19 comments
 
The Second Vatican Council through its 1965 document Gaudium et spes deemed the arms race 'one of the greatest curses on humanity...
Law & Liberties - Binoy Kampmark - 4 comments
 

Friday, November 29, 2019

Consider this: would you feel confident booking into a hospital or an aged care service, knowing you would be respected for who you are?
Law & Liberties - Yvonne Patterson - 26 comments
 
Too often they are stereotyped by locals as ‘low caste,’ with the jobs they do regarded as untouchable.
International - Murray Hunter - 5 comments
 

Thursday, November 28, 2019

Our rates of growth are similar to Chinese mega cities like Shanghai or Beijing, and well ahead of comparably productive, profitable cities of the west with qualities we often seek to emulate.
Nation Building - Ross Elliott - 14 comments
 
Many groups here tend to see others as variants of their own if they cannot understand the structure of that other's language.
Society - Ian Nance - 23 comments
 

Wednesday, November 27, 2019

Research by Brendon Hyndman has found that Australian kids are some of the least physically active in the world. Let's see why this is so.
Education - Peter West - 39 comments
 
While a lot still depends on the outcome of the US-China trade war and the 'partial deal' that the market still believes is likely, recent streams of data have tamped down fears of a recession.
Economics - Nicholas Cunningham - 2 comments
 

Tuesday, November 26, 2019

Uranium exploration and mine development expenditures in 2016 were just one-third of the 2014 expenditures and are expected to continue to decrease.
Economics - Jim Green - 12 comments
 
Marie Yovanovitch revealed the extent of the cover up whilst giving evidence to the House Intelligence Committee.
International - David Singer - 6 comments
 

Monday, November 25, 2019

Dear Fitz, dishonouring a Christian woman proclaiming biblical Christianity is a disgrace.
Law & Liberties - Spencer Gear - 38 comments
 
The first two cases charged Netanyahu with fraud and breach of trust; the third case added charges of bribery as well.
International - Alon Ben-Meir - 2 comments
 

Friday, November 22, 2019

On his apprehension, British Labour MP Jess Phillips was appalled by the idea of women's issues being 'the political side salad, never the main event.'
Law & Liberties - Binoy Kampmark - 12 comments
 
Eighteen months later, PH has lost five of nine by-elections and is generally perceived to have failed to deliver its promises.
International - Murray Hunter - 2 comments
 

Thursday, November 21, 2019

Packer has paid significant taxes in Australia all his life, as have his companies. If entitlement to a pension is a reflection of the gratitude of a nation towards those who have contributed, he is more than entitled.
Economics - David Leyonhjelm - 34 comments
 
Christmas, it is often said, is a time for giving. Perhaps the greatest gift we can offer those we love is the gift of our attention.
Society - Mal Fletcher - 1 comment
 

Wednesday, November 20, 2019

The prevailing wisdom that sees explosive and long-term potential for US shale may rest on some faulty and overly-optimistic assumptions.
Economics - Nicholas Cunningham - 4 comments
 
President Trump had not asked the Ukrainian President to
International - David Singer - 1 comment
 

Tuesday, November 19, 2019

An open letter to the Prime Minister, Premiers, Chief Ministers and Leaders of the Oppositions on fire management from an experienced forester.
Environment - Vic Jurskis - 33 comments
 
Read in a different way, Prince Andrew was being the consummate Britannic Royal: incapable of remorse or being flustered.
Media - Binoy Kampmark - 16 comments
 

Monday, November 18, 2019

The worst was probably in Victoria in 1851, which burned a quarter of the colony, and killed unknown numbers of people, but also a million sheep, thousands of cattle and innumerable native fauna.
Environment - Don Aitkin - 12 comments
 
She told us 'I am applying for places and competing with people who are in good jobs and with women who have kids. Why would they give me a place?'
Health - Virginia Walker - 5 comments
 

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