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September 24, 2019
In addition to Victoria, most Australian states and territories are reviewing their vilification laws, in the belief current protections are inadequate and require ‘modernising.’
Law & Liberties - Monica Wilkie - 4 comments
 
In 1909, Haldane recommended that a Secret Service Bureau be established, divided into two sections, Home and Foreign.
The Arts - Warren Reed - 1 comment
 
Looming across the country were the predations of Ben Ali's kleptomanic family of 140 persons, known colloquially as 'The Family'.
International - Binoy Kampmark - 4 comments
 




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Monday, September 23, 2019

Since the beginning of recorded history young children have always outnumbered old people. Now we face a very different world where old people are striking back.
Health - Peter Curson - 9 comments
 
Youth unemployment in Malaysia was an electoral advantage to Pakatan in opposition, but is now its Achilles heel in government.
International - Murray Hunter - 4 comments
 

Friday, September 20, 2019

Preliminary warmup rally calls of 'Or should we become climate rebels?' from 'gurus', such as Tim Flannery this week, do not bode well.
Environment - Charles Essery - 63 comments
 
They can sense something awry in our intelligence system like a well trained dog sniffs out truffles.
Law & Liberties - Warren Reed - 3 comments
 
This is corrupt journalism and O'Shea should be sacked for deliberately ignoring the truth for his and the paper's own ends.
Media - Peter Sellick - 9 comments
 

Thursday, September 19, 2019

Nobody from my tribal groups were present from the Western Cape of Cape York Peninsula. If the government does not represent me, then does the Uluru Statement?
Indigenous Affairs - Jack Wilkie-Jans - 19 comments
 
Can the Labor Party win back voters lost at the last election through changes of policies? Or will religious people see it as a suck up?
Domestic Politics - Spencer Gear - 36 comments
 

Wednesday, September 18, 2019

Ecosystems provide services to human civilization: they need to be paid for.
Environment - Pedro Toranzo - 5 comments
 
The New York Times had used anonymous DOJ sources for its article - whilst the DOJ protected their identities and seemingly took no disciplinary - or possibly criminal - action against them.
International - David Singer
 

Tuesday, September 17, 2019

People quickly come to 'get', on some instinctive level at least, that you can't 'sock the system', be that the white fella system or the broken aspects of the traditional tribal system.
Indigenous Affairs - Tom Griffiths - 6 comments
 
According to estimates made by JP Morgan Chase, the tariffs will cost the average American family around US$1,000 per year.
International - Murray Hunter - 4 comments
 

Monday, September 16, 2019

The government's hope is that the Supreme Court case will move at its usual snail's pace, thereby making any point ventured by Johnson's detractors a moot point.
International - Binoy Kampmark - 9 comments
 
They note that US oil production is up less than 100,000 bpd over the first seven months of 2019, compared to the 600,000-bpd increase over the same period in 2018.
Economics - Nicholas Cunningham - 7 comments
 

Friday, September 13, 2019

None of the signatories to the deal believed that Iran would necessarily abandon its ambition to acquire nuclear weapons.
International - Alon Ben-Meir - 16 comments
 
Comey's 'sneaky things and weasel moves' are shaping up to be the greatest US political scandal since Watergate.
International - David Singer - 18 comments
 

Thursday, September 12, 2019

The RBA has pushed interest rates down about as far as they can go and needs to look at other remedies to make the economy grow.
Economics - Jonathan J. Ariel - 21 comments
 
Spurred on by green activists, governments have progressively expanded recycling to the point that it has now become a costly end-in-itself.
Environment - Brendan O'Reilly - 9 comments
 
Appropriations of land, the relocation of residents, and the odd massacre by Indonesian security forces, tend to fly low on the international radar of human rights abuses.
International - Binoy Kampmark - 30 comments
 

Wednesday, September 11, 2019

Even on the pro-nuclear side, there are some reservations, and not all are sceptical of renewable energy.
Economics - Noel Wauchope - 14 comments
 
We’ve had decades of flailing around over energy policy
Domestic Politics - Geoff Carmody - 10 comments
 

Tuesday, September 10, 2019

Prime Minister David Cameron converted a long-running Conservative party squabble into a constitutional crisis.
International - Keith Suter - 6 comments
 
He was a permanent revolutionary, becoming, in time, the despotic ruler who frittered away revolutionary gain.
International - Binoy Kampmark - 7 comments
 

Monday, September 9, 2019

Sydney's existing water policy guarantees shortages and an increasing reliance on expensive desalination plants, to the delight of rent seekers.
Nation Building - Charles Essery - 10 comments
 
The selected area already has some infrastructure to support the new capital. There are two international airports in Balikpapan and Samarinda, and a sea port in Balikpapan.
International - Murray Hunter - 10 comments
 

Friday, September 6, 2019

The Australian economy has been flagging for many years now. Over the past year we actually saw a decline in GDP per capita and per hour worked.
Economics - Alan Moran - 21 comments
 
Horowitz found that Comey had violated Department and FBI Policies pertaining to the retention, handling, and dissemination of FBI records and Information.
International - David Singer - 4 comments
 
Reflections on misinformation and QLD tort reform
Law & Liberties - Mark O'Connor - 3 comments
 

Thursday, September 5, 2019

We should condemn UK politicians, therefore, not for hedging on the promise implicit in the referendum but for making this commitment in the first place.
Political Philosophy - Max Atkinson - 8 comments
 
Is a doctoral degree necessary for success in Southeast Asia?
Education - Murray Hunter - 36 comments
 

Wednesday, September 4, 2019

Australians need to see Morrison practise his Christian faith with Priya, her husband Nadesalingam (Nades), with daughters Kopika, 4, and Tharunicaa, 2.
Law & Liberties - Spencer Gear - 65 comments
 
What is life for, or about? It is a question that comes easily enough when you are 82.
Religion & Spirituality - Don Aitkin - 34 comments
 

Tuesday, September 3, 2019

China has been Malaysia’s largest trading partner for over a decade and Malaysia is China’s third largest trading partner in Asia.
International - Murray Hunter - 3 comments
 
The pet projects of right wing think tanks and campaign funding for libertarian causes did interest David, but he wished for more.
Political Philosophy - Binoy Kampmark - 5 comments
 

Monday, September 2, 2019

Thankfully, common sense (and I use that term lightly) prevailed. In May 2019, Uber hit the market at a more 'realistic' value of…US$76.5 billion.
Economics - Vern Gowdie - 3 comments
 
For those long linked to Britain's gradual and seemingly natural integration into European affairs, the move by Johnson was near criminal.
International - Binoy Kampmark - 9 comments
 
Jordan is already 78 percent of historical Palestine.
International - David Singer - 3 comments
 

Friday, August 30, 2019

Thus far we have looked at countries which are possibly good neighbours. Is there a bad neighbour?
International - Peter West - 58 comments
 
This not only lowers our living standards and impedes progress - it also quite literally puts lives at risk.
Economics - Satyajeet Marar - 4 comments
 

Thursday, August 29, 2019

Once only since federation has Australia surpassed 270,000 in net migration. Before 2007, even 200,000 was unknown.
Nation Building - Stephen Saunders - 12 comments
 
Territorial aggrandizement through such means has been something of a US specialty, complementing the usual technique of brutal military conquest.
International - Binoy Kampmark - 11 comments
 

Wednesday, August 28, 2019

A recent report from this organization says that to avoid the worst effects of climate change, 'we can’t afford to drill up any oil and gas from new fields anywhere in the world.'
Environment - Nicholas Cunningham - 14 comments
 
Our failure to recognise that microbes are the dominant species on our earth possessing the ability to mutate change and adapt to anything we might level at them remains a major hurdle.
Health - Peter Curson - 12 comments
 

Tuesday, August 27, 2019

Melbourne’s Catholic Archbishop, Peter Comensoli, recently declared that he would rather go to prison than tell authorities about child sex abuse he learns of during the sacrament of confession.
Religion & Spirituality - Peter Bowden - 21 comments
 
Published genealogies purportedly trace the Royal Households back to Alexander the Great and the Prophet Muhammad.
International - Murray Hunter - 2 comments
 
Nothing however could be worse for Warren and all her fellow nominees if their doomsday prognostications of a recession fail to emerge by November 2020.
International - David Singer - 5 comments
 

Monday, August 26, 2019

Central bankers are more Peter Pan than Patton. They never want to grow up and leave school.
Economics - Vern Gowdie - 10 comments
 
It is an offence to insult a registrar or magistrate in a bankruptcy examination, a member of the Australian Competition Tribunal and on and on.
Law & Liberties - David Leyonhjelm - 11 comments
 

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