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October 30, 2020
Across the Tasman, the New Zealand Customs Service is increasingly concerned at the record volume of illegal cigarettes entering the country through Malaysian criminal syndicates.
Law & Liberties - David Leyonhjelm - 6 comments
 
I keep seeing suggestions that now we know how to deal with Covid-19 (do we?) it's time to deal with the biggest threat of all, climate change.
Environment - Don Aitkin - 20 comments
 




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Thursday, October 29, 2020

The challenges facing the Rohingya people have unfortunately continued following their arrival in Bangladesh.
International - Beenish Ashraf - 9 comments
 
Is the Australian Broadcasting Corporation too focused on the interests of a relatively small group of people in the inner cities of Sydney and Melbourne?
Media - Peter West - 20 comments
 

Wednesday, October 28, 2020

This case, involving a former ASIS officer involved in a bugging operation in Timor Leste in 2004, and the related prosecution of his lawyer, Bernard Collaery, has come to a sorry pass.
Law & Liberties - Warren Reed - 5 comments
 
So, how much of COVID-19 can we take before it loses its ‘fear’ impact? In other words, have we reached, or reaching, a COVID-19 immunity worldview due to pandemic fatigue and pandemic anger?
Religion & Spirituality - Greg Bondar - 13 comments
 

Tuesday, October 27, 2020

Annastacia Palaszczuk has support for her COVID stance, but is still struggling to do better than last election. Much worse and Queensland will have a minority government.
Domestic Politics - Graham Young - 19 comments
 
Holgate had erred in blending the cultures of the corporate sector and those of the public. It was sufficient to put some government members into a more than irritable mood.
Domestic Politics - Binoy Kampmark - 12 comments
 

Monday, October 26, 2020

Throughout much of the world there have been protests, in the name of freedom, against some of the steps taken by governments to stop the spread of Covid-19.
Political Philosophy - John Wright - 33 comments
 
Turkey's President Erdogan is becoming ever more dangerous as he continues to ravage his own country and destabilize scores of states in the Middle East, the Balkans, and North Africa, while cozying up to the West's foremost adversaries.
International - Alon Ben-Meir - 4 comments
 

Friday, October 23, 2020

The New South Wales Independent Liquor and Gaming Authority has also been busying itself receiving evidence into alleged breaches of the company's Sydney license.
International - Binoy Kampmark - 1 comment
 
Biden paints himself as an internationalist, but doesn't even want to talk about foreign affairs.
International - David Singer - 29 comments
 

Thursday, October 22, 2020

Even the most serious and significant of issues eg matters to do literally with life and death can and will be brought into play and weaponised.
Law & Liberties - Greg Donnelly - 6 comments
 
Major nations aren't interested in a resolution because their arms traders benefit
International - Sudhanshu Tripathi - 6 comments
 

Wednesday, October 21, 2020

The fascination for 'working form home' will I suspect prove a more short-term phenomenon. Come a hot summer, those ill-equipped spaces in our homes will prove pretty uncomfortable.
Society - Ross Elliott - 15 comments
 
Has the trial judge usurped the prosecutor’s function in the pending prosecution of the former Trump Administration national security adviser?
International - Laurence Maher - 4 comments
 

Tuesday, October 20, 2020

Father Biden repeatedly claims to have never discussed his son's 'overseas business dealings' with him. The Biden election campaign has also denied that the meeting ever took place.
International - Binoy Kampmark - 6 comments
 
The Declaration has special significance. It was written at the end of the Second World War, and is imbued with the triumphal tone of victory.
Law & Liberties - Don Aitkin - 10 comments
 

Monday, October 19, 2020

Many are coming to the defence of the NSW Premier following her outing as a consort of the corrupt. Their arguments in her favour, all five of them, are without merit.
Law & Liberties - Paul Collits - 15 comments
 
In July 2017, two journalists working for the Australian Broadcasting Corporation, Dan Oakes and Sam Clark, wrote of a stash of incriminating documents, running into hundreds of pages.
Law & Liberties - Binoy Kampmark - 6 comments
 

Friday, October 16, 2020

China and the United States have virtually entered the Cold War, which was ignited by the CCP. The CCP has carried out three nuclear threat operations this year.
International - Chin Jin - 54 comments
 
Many psychiatrists and psychologists who have analyzed his behavior, public utterances, and tweets have unanimously concluded that Trump is a psychopath, a pathological liar, uncompassionate, narcissist, greedy, and shallow.
International - Alon Ben-Meir - 45 comments
 

Thursday, October 15, 2020

In a way it is encouraging that the government has thrown away the book on neo-liberal orthodoxy.
Economics - Tristan Ewins - 8 comments
 
Biden insulted the voters' intelligence by refusing to disclose his intentions on packing the Supreme Court.
International - David Singer - 16 comments
 

Wednesday, October 14, 2020

Currently arts degrees cost around $21,000 but thanks to Rebekha Sharkie MP and Senator Stirling Griff from the SA Centre Alliance, the total cost of an Arts degree will be around $45,000 or more.
Education - Malcolm King - 19 comments
 
Doubt about the veracity of biblical texts could have been ameliorated if English scholars were not so blind to German biblical research.
Religion & Spirituality - Peter Sellick - 10 comments
 

Tuesday, October 13, 2020

Such elevated, muscularly vested officers would have the power to detain anyone who has tested positive for COVID-19, or anyone who had been in close contact with a positive case and who they 'reasonably believed' would fail to self-quarantine.
Law & Liberties - Binoy Kampmark - 3 comments
 
A big problem is that citizens have widely become tired of restrictions and want to resume normal social and working lives.
Health - Brendan O'Reilly - 8 comments
 

Monday, October 12, 2020

In Australia the total known cases for people under 50 is 17,980. Total deaths is 5. This leads to a case fatality rate of 0.00028.
Health - Rhys Jones - 25 comments
 
A range of cross-cultural data has shown that Australians are today less engaged in community life than ever before, and also more likely to adopt 'individualistic' social values.
Health - Ashley Humphrey - 3 comments
 

Friday, October 9, 2020

The post-CCP China will certainly endure disturbance and chaos, and will need the US-led coalition to help keep order in its transition.
International - Chin Jin - 10 comments
 
On September 2, US sanctions – the sort normally reserved for fully fledged terrorists and decorated drug traffickers – were imposed on the chief prosecutor of the International Criminal Court, Fatou Bensouda and her colleague Phakiso Mochochoko.
International - Binoy Kampmark - 5 comments
 

Thursday, October 8, 2020

Flood, drought, fires and a global pandemic are met with invisible strength but visible support.
Economics - Michael Knox - 6 comments
 
Pell in this context is seen as more of a hero being treated badly by the Vatican's
Religion & Spirituality - Keith Suter - 13 comments
 

Wednesday, October 7, 2020

What is now of real concern is that increasingly ADB-funded projects in PNG have been awarded to a small group of PRC construction companies.
International - Jeffrey Wall - 12 comments
 
The discussion about mining the Moon resembles that of previous conquests: the division of territory; the grabbing of resources; language of theft and plunder.
Economics - Binoy Kampmark - 8 comments
 

Tuesday, October 6, 2020

We need to ensure our kids are not priced out of the labour market in this budget - here is one solution
Economics - Peter Fenwick - 14 comments
 
George Pell is seldom out of the news, even when he is simply taking a pretty uneventful plane ride. His latest flight has taken a dramatic turn.
Law & Liberties - Paul Collits - 34 comments
 

Monday, October 5, 2020

The tensions over the appointment of a new judge to the US Supreme Court should give us pause to consider the value of norms in our own political institutions.
Political Philosophy - Rob Gascoigne - 3 comments
 
At least one diocese in Australia is showing itself to have become prey to secularist progressive ideology. There may well be others.
Religion & Spirituality - Paul Collits - 8 comments
 

Friday, October 2, 2020

Over the past few months I have become more and more aware of, interested even, in what passes for advertising on our commercial TV channels, and on the SBS as well.
Media - Don Aitkin - 25 comments
 
It is time to analyse the ethical dimensions of the Prespa Agreement between the Republic of Macedonia and the Hellenic Republic and the decline of parliamentary democracy in the West in a post truth era.
International - Ordan Andreevski - 3 comments
 

Thursday, October 1, 2020

Annastacia Palaszczuk’s tough border policies are winning support from up to three quarters of Queenslanders but that might not be enough in itself to clinch the October 31 election.
Domestic Politics - Graham Young - 15 comments
 
Kosovo became the youngest country in Europe when it declared independence in 2008. Sadly though, Kosovo continues to suffer from mounting problems.
International - Alon Ben-Meir - 6 comments
 

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