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International - David Singer
 




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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 - 3 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 - 8 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 - 13 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 - 26 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
 

Friday, August 23, 2019

The simple truth is that the Communist Party of China (CPC) was never going to liberalise its economy and society.
International - Chris Lewis - 23 comments
 
The scientific evidence is overwhelming, and denying that climate change is already upon us, especially as the president and his party does, flies in the face of the indisputably dire consequences.
Environment - Alon Ben-Meir - 38 comments
 

Thursday, August 22, 2019

The recent flurry of inquiries into nuclear power in Australia is a unique opportunity to seriously consider an alternative energy future, one that embraces science, modernity, and innovation, rather than ideology and fiction.
Environment - Tristan Prasser - 11 comments
 
The English captain, Joe Root, has looked deracinated and listless in his approaches to Australia in the past. Archer was deliverance and opportunity.
Sport - Binoy Kampmark - 2 comments
 
Despite our triumphalist culture, our suffering defines us more than our victories.
Political Philosophy - Peter Sellick - 5 comments
 

Wednesday, August 21, 2019

In my industry, Information and Technology, the training package was last updated by an accounting firm who got the contract from the government.
Education - Chris Abood - 6 comments
 
There are a number of presenters in both radio and television with the skill and experience to draw out from their guests admissions which would not normally be made.
Media - Ian Nance - 4 comments
 
The Ketuanan Melayu narrative has enabled the embedded deep state to become the dominant political, social, and economic force.
International - Murray Hunter
 

Tuesday, August 20, 2019

Instead of trying to resolve their problems, state-sponsored financial incentives will tempt a parent to leave the marriage and subsequently alienate their children from the other parent.
Law & Liberties - Augusto Zimmermann - 6 comments
 
An Elephant on Your Nose is both an encaptivating 'spy' story set in Japan, and an enlightening commentary about new regional security realities.
International - Murray Hunter - 25 comments
 
NDIS must now consider when and whether sex therapy is reasonable and necessary
Health - David Heckendorf - 1 comment
 

Monday, August 19, 2019

All that is happening is that the slower growth, inflicted on the US economy by Fed tightening, is now having a slowing effect on US operating earnings per share growth.
Economics - Michael Knox - 3 comments
 
In the past it's been the global Green movement that has been declaring that clean green invisible carbon dioxide, the life food of all the plants on the planet, is 'dirty carbon'.
Environment - Ken Calvert - 12 comments
 
If only it were that simple: the moving image would be banned; the provocative print would be stored away in inaccessible troves; online forums would be banished.
Law & Liberties - Binoy Kampmark - 20 comments
 

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