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November 26, 2021
Australia can help the PNG Covid response by directly supporting the Christian churches that provide health services to the people
International - Jeffrey Wall - 4 comments
Our spying against Timor-Leste and persecution of a whistleblower and his lawyer reads like a tawdry thriller that would embarrass James Bond.
Law & Liberties - Susan Connelly - 7 comments

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Thursday, November 25, 2021

Inflation has not been around in western countries for some decades but now there is concern that inflation could return. Governments are printing unprecedented sums of money to pay for COVID recovery plans.
Economics - Keith Suter - 6 comments
Zuckerberg and his minions seek to corporately control the metaverse, using VR and AR to identify behavioural biometrics unique to each user.
Science & Technology - Binoy Kampmark - 2 comments

Wednesday, November 24, 2021

'We could power the entire world five times over from the Australian sun… It's a good measure of how large our country is, and how much great sun we have.'
Political Philosophy - Peter Bowden - 26 comments
The duty of the premier in these circumstances as the chief adviser to the governor is to inform the incumbent of Parliament's decision and in line with Westminster conventions, that Chapman's commission as minister be withdrawn.
Political Philosophy - Scott Prasser - 6 comments

Tuesday, November 23, 2021

I do not expect revolutionary and immediate measures to be adopted at the summit to save democracies from their rapid erosion in so many countries.
International - Alon Ben-Meir - 8 comments
Life’s fine under the palm trees at the beach.
International - Murray Hunter - 2 comments

Monday, November 22, 2021

To end life voluntary or assisted suicide or euthanasia is legal in many countries but at the same time illegal in most countries.
Law & Liberties - Syed Atiq ul Hassan - 14 comments
That's carbon dioxide as we breathe out. In at 400ppm and out at 4000, CO2 is an essential part of our life.
Environment - Ken Calvert - 19 comments

Friday, November 19, 2021

One would have thought that despite Sogavare's hostility to RAMSI, Australia would have retained at least some influence in the Solomon Islands.
International - Jeffrey Wall - 5 comments
They will expect us to subsidise their: NZE carbon offset airline tickets; Tesla electric cars; the free infrastructure and electricity to charge them and; solar panels/batteries.
Environment - Charles Essery - 39 comments

Thursday, November 18, 2021

COP26 president Alok Sharma called the outcome 'a fragile win', the outcome of 'hard work' and 'great cooperation' from the parties.
Environment - Binoy Kampmark - 12 comments
An intellectually disabled man on death row in Singapore has won another short reprieve, but the global campaign to save him is growing.
Law & Liberties - Peter Murphy - 12 comments

Wednesday, November 17, 2021

The Liberal Party wants exclusive ownership of the word liberal. Needless to say, the tribe will not benefit.
Political Philosophy - David Leyonhjelm - 7 comments
Every nation has a skeleton or three in its history cupboard. Australia is no different, except that in recent decades we have not only proclaimed our culpability to the world but have also exaggerated our crimes.
Indigenous Affairs - Brendan O'Reilly - 26 comments

Tuesday, November 16, 2021

Claims that the Australian government's proposed national nuclear waste storage and disposal 'facility' near Kimba in South Australia is required to support nuclear medicine are not supported by the facts.
Environment - Jim Green - 12 comments
The attacks on the recently elected NSW Premier Dominic Perrottet have once raised the media bias against Christians in politics.
Political Philosophy - Greg Bondar - 15 comments

Monday, November 15, 2021

We think GDP will rise by 5.0% in the year to Q3 2022.
Economics - Michael Knox - 2 comments
Prior to heading to Glasgow, Morrison, having done his bit of crossdressing on the climate change front, was coy. He refused to reveal the modelling that went into the fabulous predictions of net-neutral utopia.
Domestic Politics - Binoy Kampmark - 9 comments

Friday, November 12, 2021

Education wasn't an issue because it was under-resourced, it was an issue because of progressive agendas like Critical Race Theory, and radical Gender Theory, being force-fed to kids.
Education - Graham Young - 24 comments
If Papua New Guinea is to really develop economically, and the living standards of the nine million people genuinely advance, Purari offers the best hope of delivering both.
International - Jeffrey Wall - 11 comments

Thursday, November 11, 2021

A property company controlled by a niece of former Chinese Vice President Zeng Qinghong is sinking deeper in default.
International - John Bethlesen - 2 comments
Blacks and Hispanics have the lowest levels of bachelor degree or higher attainment despite all groups improving in percentage terms from 2010 to 2019.
International - Chris Lewis - 53 comments

Wednesday, November 10, 2021

Artificial carbon capture is an unnecessary waste - the grasslands, forests, crops and continental shelf of Australia sequester far more carbon dioxide than Australia emits from all energy, transport, agriculture and mining sources.
Environment - Viv Forbes - 14 comments
Many travel agents, tour operators and airlines seem to have been unwittingly caught up in the Arab-Jewish conflict including Qantas.
International - David Singer - 4 comments

Tuesday, November 9, 2021

Recommended unscientific mental health screening of 1.8 million Australian children under 5 years old places them at risk of psychiatric drugs.
Health - Shelley Wilkins - 2 comments
None of this will make it any easier for the Nationals to repel the independents and other parties nibbling at their homeland seats, or mitigate their growing reputation as just another bunch of politicians.
Domestic Politics - Scott Prasser - 9 comments

Monday, November 8, 2021

Undeterred by any rival capability, Trump claimed in May 2020 that the US military had come up with a
International - Binoy Kampmark - 10 comments
The western world is being pressurised to reduce its use of disposable plastic at the same time as our news media tell us that 90% of the plastic in the sea comes out of 10 rivers in Asia and Africa.
Environment - Ken Calvert - 10 comments

Friday, November 5, 2021

Prime Minister Marape recently demanded that developed countries (including Australia) 'apologise' for their emission levels! Climate change did not rate as much as a full sentence in the PRC statement!
International - Jeffrey Wall - 9 comments
A Liberal-National Party government should strive for more jobs, not just different jobs.
Environment - Matthew Canavan - 56 comments
Sydney discharges more water into our rivers and oceans than it consumes through our water supply. There is no water shortage.
Environment - Charles Essery - 26 comments

Thursday, November 4, 2021

The government should be concerned about the protection of Australia rather than playing the role as a middle power.
International - Murray Hunter - 9 comments
The scientific process starts by conceiving a research question, and the tentacles of journal publishers reach all the way to this initial step and beyond, influencing funding, training, and, ultimately, scientific progress.
Education - Nicole Barbaro - 1 comment
The turning point of Australia's modern gun regulations dates back to the Port Arthur massacre in 1996, which cost the lives of 35 people as a result of a rifle rampage.
Law & Liberties - Marcie Young - 8 comments

Wednesday, November 3, 2021

Biden’s oil and gas pause adds $US13 per barrel to West Texas Intermediate Grade.
Economics - Michael Knox - 4 comments
The UN must demand that Morocco lift all restrictions imposed on the MINURSO, allow the African Union observers to return and allow the referendum on self-determination to take place.
International - Kamal Fadel - 2 comments
The key to achieving peace is Jordan's return to the heavily-populated Arab areas of Judea and Samaria - restoring Jordanian citizenship to its Arab residents as existed between 1950 and 1988.
International - David Singer

Tuesday, November 2, 2021

They have ducked the fight, and now find themselves exposed in the run-up to a federal election to the taunts of their friends, as well as their foes.
Environment - Graham Young - 46 comments
Victorians may find themselves in lockdown once again based on a potential pandemic. This new Bill will allow the harshest measures for the longest periods ever - anywhere.
Health - Andrea Tokaji - 6 comments

Monday, November 1, 2021

This week we learn that there is no room in the editorial pages of the paper whose motto is 'Independent. Always.' for independent thought.
Media - Dara Macdonald - 7 comments
Instead of humiliating marginalised Australians government ought instead be seeking to empower them, perhaps including through the mechanism of a Guaranteed Minimum Income.
Economics - Tristan Ewins - 10 comments

Friday, October 29, 2021

My fear is that the government-funded acquisition of Digicel will lull the federal government into a false sense of achievement.
International - Jeffrey Wall - 4 comments
In the 1996 award-winning film Jerry McGuire, pro football player Rod Tidwell had a single demand of his agent: 'Show me the money!'
Environment - Jay Lehr and Tom Harris - 3 comments

Thursday, October 28, 2021

Up until Covid turned the tap off on net overseas migration, we were projecting growth rates for our major cities which put them in the same league as cities such as Shanghai and Beijing.
Nation Building - Ross Elliott - 15 comments
As a city, Melbourne previously prided itself with the air of a prim and proper heiress, one without peer in Australia: a gastronomic wonder, a sporting goddess, and a place of orderly public transport.
Health - Binoy Kampmark - 3 comments
Sharing corporate ownership with local control creates a bottom-up, sustainable economy
Economics - Shann Turnbull and Anne Poelina - 7 comments


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