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August 6, 2021
As for Twitter, we already know about executive connections between its operations and the military-intelligence establishment.
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Massoud's counsel brought up a classic 1669 Common Law case of 'Tuberville v Savage', where it was held that a threat cannot be a threat when it expressly stipulates it won't be carried out.
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Thursday, August 5, 2021

As an intellectual movement (or doctrine) it was first organised in 1989, but its roots extend back to the 1960s and '70s with its precursor Critical Legal Studies (CLS).
Political Philosophy - Dara Macdonald - 7 comments
King Abdullah's continuing attempt to exclude Jordan from being part of any two-state solution remains the major obstacle to ending the 100 years old unresolved Arab-Jewish conflict.
International - David Singer - 4 comments

Wednesday, August 4, 2021

I'm watching it become a tool to divide and censor and worse, to be promoting self-censorship, not based on any principle of good citizenship or ethical argument, but simply through its use of rigid rules.
Media - Craig Minns - 5 comments
Such credits do nothing to remove existing emissions in the way that soil carbon sequestration or direct air capture does, giving an accountant's version of carbon neutrality.
Sport - Binoy Kampmark - 5 comments

Tuesday, August 3, 2021

Professor Alexander Wendt (University of Ohio) is one of the US's leading theorists in International Relations. Over a decade ago he called for the lifting of the taboo on UFOs as a subject for academic research.
Science & Technology - Keith Suter - 7 comments
This has led to a massive shortfall in acquiring enough vaccines to inoculate the nation. Now the government is attempting to mix the Sinovac and AZ vaccines to improve efficacy, contrary to WHO advice.
International - Murray Hunter - 1 comment

Monday, August 2, 2021

The current timber shortage reflects both a lack of sufficient supply of local plantation softwood (pine) and insufficient imports of hardwood sawn timber.
Environment - Mark Poynter - 19 comments
But what is increasingly 'known' is the diplomatic impact of China's effective program to link funding for infrastructure, communications and other services, to support for China.
International - Jeffrey Wall - 4 comments

Friday, July 30, 2021

The Olympic business model means that host cities invariably lose out. Brisbane will need a heroic effort to avoid that fate.
Sport - Graham Young - 14 comments
Ultimately, the answers to the global pandemic will not be found in Wuhan, or the P4 Laboratory, but in Zhongnanhai, the central headquarters for the CCP.
International - Chin Jin - 5 comments

Thursday, July 29, 2021

I live in an aged-care facility, commonly referred to as 'God's waiting room'. I've been there now for two and a half years, and am the longest-serving resident at my table.
Health - Don Aitkin - 32 comments
Indonesia's large business cooperatives claim their success is due to a focus on caring for their members: but fraud is rife.
International - Bitra Suyatno - 3 comments

Wednesday, July 28, 2021

It will not matter that athletes suffer infections. It will not matter that they will be spread. It will be irrelevant that the Japanese public do not want these games.
Sport - Binoy Kampmark - 4 comments
Moreover this loaded anti-Jewish term papers over the destruction, damage and vandalizing of Jewish synagogues, cemeteries and properties during the 19 years those areas remained Judenrein.
International - David Singer

Tuesday, July 27, 2021

Important moral and political issues must first be addressed before a meaningful technical investigation can be carried out with the full and unequivocal cooperation of the host country.
Health - Rodney Crisp - 13 comments
Today, environmentalism is almost solely and exclusively focused on climate change. A problem that is both global and totally beyond the field of influence of any one human.
Environment - Dara Macdonald - 11 comments

Monday, July 26, 2021

The Australian Institute of Marine Science has just revealed that Great Barrier Reef coral coverage has recovered to be as good as, or better, than the average since 1985.
Environment - Graham Young - 19 comments
Smarter testing means while tests are fewer, athletes are just as likely, if not more so, to be caught when cheating.
Sport - Chris Lewis - 3 comments

Friday, July 23, 2021

The objective should be to give the people of Daru – upwards of 15,000 – the same level of basic services that are enjoyed by the people of Thursday Island and the Torres Strait, including the islands closest to Daru and Papua New Guinea.
International - Jeffrey Wall - 10 comments
Intent is not the only thing to judge policies or theories on.
Political Philosophy - Lorenzo .. - 8 comments

Thursday, July 22, 2021

The report of the International Association of Fire and Rescue Services tells how the fire was attended by 47 fire trucks from 15 brigades and 235 fire fighters of whom 2 were killed.
Environment - Wade Allison - 5 comments
Over the past month, Malaysians have been using social media to call on those who have run out of food and essential items not to feel shy and to raise a white flag outside their homes.
International - Murray Hunter - 1 comment

Wednesday, July 21, 2021

The second reason is that some national leaders, namely those in countries where the government is not accountable to voters or taxpayers, seek to demonstrate political and economic power.
Sport - Chris Lewis - 4 comments
Now Australia faces a shortage of timber for farms, industry, homes and furniture. While our vast forests lie idle or burnt, we import timber.
Environment - Viv Forbes - 11 comments

Tuesday, July 20, 2021

'These are not the robber barons of the 1800s... They are Apollo's children.'
Nation Building - Binoy Kampmark - 13 comments
Fraudulent financing and investment activities have cost Indonesia around AUS$ 13.2 billion in the last ten years.
International - Bitra Suyatno - 4 comments

Monday, July 19, 2021

With the notable exception of Fiji where democracy was sadly derailed by military coups, parliamentary democracy has largely survived, with imperfections.
International - Jeffrey Wall - 10 comments
The thinkers and ideas that are in transcendence give meaning more than mere political ideologies. These are religious ideas, and not by accident.
Political Philosophy - Dara Macdonald - 35 comments

Friday, July 16, 2021

Women make up 53.5% of the Australian Olympic team. Is this affirmative action gone rogue, or a fair representation of the preformance of the sexes?
Sport - Chris Lewis - 9 comments
Our community deeply objects to the provocative nature of the AHC letter which singles out Macedonians as not deserving of an identity of our own choosing here in democratic Australia.
International - Ordan Andreevski - 10 comments

Thursday, July 15, 2021

If the first sign of madness is doing the same thing and expecting a different result, how are we to describe the state of mind that implements the same failed policy twice as hard and expects an even better result?
Education - Graham Young - 6 comments
The meeting between Jordan's King Abdullah and President Biden at the White House on 19 July seems set to achieve absolutely nothing towards resolving the 100 years-old conflict between Jews and Arabs.
International - David Singer - 8 comments

Wednesday, July 14, 2021

The most telling element behind the surge of cases is the blithe approach taken to the health orders by the citizenry of Australia's largest city.
Health - Binoy Kampmark - 12 comments
Despite all the debate and discussion about Covid-19 and working from home (WFH), the increase in the overall proportion of people working from home won't be as great as much of the media might have you think.
Economics - Ross Elliott - 3 comments

Tuesday, July 13, 2021

Ominously there will be a decline in the proportion of working Australians (the number of people working to support school/ welfare recipients).
Economics - Keith Suter - 26 comments
The world's longest serving political prisoner Dr Chia Thye Poh, was incarcerated under the ISA, and restriction orders for 32 years, five years longer than Nelson Mandela.
International - Murray Hunter - 1 comment

Monday, July 12, 2021

Last week the PNG Prime Minister, James Marape, and the ABG President, Ishmael Toroama, met to try and agree on a 'road map' towards independence.
International - Jeffrey Wall - 15 comments
Yes, giving up is no longer an option for Barty. Having rolled over brilliant Gerber in the semi-final, she was not going to be a wilting flower.
Sport - Andris Heks - 113 comments

Friday, July 9, 2021

We have now struggled to come to terms with the Coronavirus pandemic for almost two years. For those who can still remember past pandemics it is like reliving that world again.
Health - Peter Curson - 13 comments
Even with youth unemployment out at 10.5 percent, with the Reserve Bank of Australia warning unemployment is likely to worsen, rural Australia’s most pressing problem is a chronic shortage of labour.
International - Murray Hunter - 25 comments

Thursday, July 8, 2021

Throughout Australia's longest war, locally engaged Afghans including interpreters, aid workers and other staff, were crucial to every aspect of what we set out to achieve.
International - Stuart McCarthy - 20 comments
Kosovo's Prime Minister Kurti stands an excellent chance of succeeding to make Kosovo a model of progressive democracy, advanced economy, and social equality that no other Balkan state can rival.
International - Alon Ben-Meir - 3 comments

Wednesday, July 7, 2021

As the pandemic continues to dominate people's lives and our national conversation, Australians are starting to get angry at Australia's failing response.
Economics - Julian Hill - 39 comments
This UN regional body, the only one in which all five permanent members of the Security Council are full members, also reaffirmed its commitment to multilateralism in response to global crises such as the COVID-19 pandemic.
International - Ioan Voicu - 2 comments


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