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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 - 10 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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Wednesday, September 30, 2020

China has been buying a lot of US crude oil lately, perhaps in a belated attempt to fulfill some of the energy import quotas agreed with Washington last year.
Economics - Irina Slav - 6 comments
The PLO's continuing refusal to negotiate with Israel on President Trump's Peace Plan sees West Bank and Gazan Arabs remaining captive to accepting these disastrous PLO decisions without any rights to vote or emigrate.
International - David Singer - 6 comments

Tuesday, September 29, 2020

He was very much one of those cricketers who made the pulse race, a figure for the advocates of a faster variant of the game. Nothing of the solid blocker in the man, though he could, if needed, linger at the crease.
Sport - Binoy Kampmark - 9 comments
As well as being profoundly irrational and damaging to our freedom and to our economy, elements of the Australian lockdowns may well be unlawful.
Law & Liberties - Augusto Zimmermann - 18 comments

Monday, September 28, 2020

A hero in Namibian history, Presgrave should be recognised and remembered by Australians too
Nation Building - Peter Curson - 2 comments
The objective is to force Facebook to alter its hate speech definition so that its own “detection algorithm” will characterize any criticism of Israel as hate speech.
Law & Liberties - Neve Gordon - 5 comments

Friday, September 25, 2020

Ever since the Romans, standing armies have been viewed with deep suspicion. They are expensive to maintain, which often leads to onerous taxation, and they have an appalling record as instruments of oppression.
Law & Liberties - David Leyonhjelm - 34 comments
If Australia's relationship with China continues to deteriorate, part of Beijing's response could be to put more effort into challenging our strategic interests in our immediate region.
International - Jeffrey Wall - 18 comments

Thursday, September 24, 2020

The most inconvenient obstacles to the Left's vision of social revolution are economic liberty, the proven institutions of traditional family, national patriotism and Christianity & objective morality.
International - David Pellowe - 18 comments
The study of art doesn't just offer boosts to academic abilities, the benefits extend to matters of healthy socialization, personal development, and even physical precision.
Education - Neve Spicer - 19 comments

Wednesday, September 23, 2020

The doyen of city planning, Jane Jacobs, was not herself a trained town planner, nor was she a university graduate.
Nation Building - Ross Elliott - 3 comments
It occurred to me at the time that a new thing had occurred, that the national interest was now the basis of all policy. What more do you need?
Religion & Spirituality - Peter Sellick - 22 comments

Tuesday, September 22, 2020

The quarantine experience upon arrival into Australia - from exiting the plane (with 34 passengers total) to the quarantine hotel is rife with gaps, omissions and a policy that is flawed.
Health - J Bond - 8 comments
The streamliner hates accountability, attacks the world of red tape and suggests that barriers be removed. Cut the tape; free the decision maker.
Economics - Binoy Kampmark - 5 comments

Monday, September 21, 2020

Scenario planning encourages us to 'think about the unthinkable'. Is China's continued rise inevitable? It seems to be at present but we must be ready to 'think about the unthinkable'.
International - Keith Suter - 8 comments
As long as a blockchain is in existence, it clashes with the European ruling that people have the right to retract data.
Science & Technology - Kirsten Wahlstrom - 3 comments

Friday, September 18, 2020

We may need some people to get out of the business of ending poverty. So, this is not a call for more volunteers to the cause, but fewer.
Economics - David Hale - 22 comments
President Trump’s announcement that Israel would be signing a peace treaty with a fourth Arab State – Bahrain has triggered a spiteful response from PLO.
International - David Singer - 15 comments

Thursday, September 17, 2020

Unsurprisingly, many of the convicts loaded onto the First Fleet ships were not particularly enthusiastic about taking part in this giant experiment.
Society - Rex Drabik - 5 comments
What is required instead is a system under which every Australian is protected against the risk of needing extended periods of expensive residential aged care, due to dementia or other grave disability.
Economics - Marc Robinson - 3 comments
Having concluded that continuing the prosecution would not serve the interests of justice, in May 2020 the US government applied to the Court for the necessary 'leave' to dismiss the charge.
International - Laurence Maher - 5 comments

Wednesday, September 16, 2020

In the light of a challenging unprecedented reality, diplomats from all countries of the world will have the imperative duty to cooperate in order to give a collective practical response to the COVID-19 pandemic.
International - Ioan Voicu - 5 comments
Imagine committing the crime of coming home to help family, and return to your country of origin to find you will be jailed, without exception, for a minimum of 15 days in a 1 room cell.
Health - J Bond - 22 comments
The Democrats seem destined to squander their overwhelming control of the House of Representatives as they stumble from disaster to disaster.
International - David Singer - 3 comments

Tuesday, September 15, 2020

There is little doubt that maintaining our publics’ health requires a deft balancing act – of balancing the overall wellbeing of all Australians against the individual’s rights and freedoms.
Health - Peter Curson - 16 comments
Sadly, the agreement will prove to be superficial not only because it does not require Serbia to recognize Kosovo, but it does not even commit Serbia to renounce its illegitimate de-recognition campaign against Kosovo.
International - Alon Ben-Meir - 9 comments
The next time the 1934 calendar is a mirror image will be in 2029 and God willing, Fred Nile will be 95 years old.
Domestic Politics - Greg Bondar - 8 comments

Monday, September 14, 2020

The calculation error in COVID-19 projections made by the Peter Doherty Institute and incorporated into the National Cabinet response revealed last week was preventable and foreseeable — and now demands a national response.
Health - Graham Young - 16 comments
When the bill comes into effect early next year, more than 60,000 lawyers in Australia, including those without any knowledge and skills in migration law, can freely provide immigration assistance, without paying an annual registration fee.
Law & Liberties - Murray Hunter - 15 comments

Friday, September 11, 2020

At a time of fiscal vulnerability, PNG is getting entangled with Chinese debt -which will inevitably involve some difficult decisions for the Australian government down the line.
International - Jeffrey Wall - 12 comments
Would you forgo all or part of a wage increase to top up the wages of the lowest paid workers?
Economics - David Hale - 21 comments

Thursday, September 10, 2020

Why did Prof. Noam Chomsky call the US Republican Party 'The most dangerous organization in the history of the world'?
Environment - John Avery - 27 comments
It followed growing concern that the annexation of eastern New Guinea or its adjacent archipelago by a foreign power would have been disastrous for Queensland and the other Australian colonies security and trade.
Society - Denver Beanland - 10 comments

Wednesday, September 9, 2020

The fervent anti-Trump camp blames Right-wing Anarcho-Fascists and their police and other supporters. The fervent Trump camp blames Left-wing Anarcho-Fascists and their media and other supporters.
International - Laurence Maher - 14 comments
I worked for AMP from the mid 80's to the mid 90's as a computer programmer. It was a great company to work for.
Society - Chris Abood - 4 comments

Tuesday, September 8, 2020

Some of the anxiety driving recent protests in Melbourne and Ballarat relates to reasonable personal and community concerns about the impact of sustained lockdown on work, business and social life.
Law & Liberties - Rob Cover - 35 comments
The fact that the UAE conditioned its recognition of Israel on freezing any further annexation is considerably important.
International - Alon Ben-Meir - 4 comments

Monday, September 7, 2020

The Victorian Bar was deeply unimpressed by a police operation that seemed, not merely rough in execution but untutored, and said so in its media release on September 3.
Law & Liberties - Binoy Kampmark - 11 comments
Christopher Pyne recently penned an opinion piece enthusiastically embracing Joe Biden as the great white hope of the world, and denouncing Donald Trump.
Political Philosophy - David Pellowe - 20 comments

Friday, September 4, 2020

Lockdowns and border closures may calm those fears, but they will kill far more people than a virus ever could.
Health - Vladimir Vinokurov - 54 comments
Destroy the Patriarchy! Women DON'T need men! The amount of times I've heard these slogans by angry women, the fruit of today's misandrist climate, is concerning.
Society - Cindy McGarvie - 24 comments

Thursday, September 3, 2020

Election time is approaching in the ACT and in Queensland, with Western Australia early in 2021.
Domestic Politics - Don Aitkin - 9 comments
He pleaded guilty to 51 charges of murder, 40 counts of attempted murder and one of terrorism. He also faced a tsunami of victim impact statements – over 200 in all.
Law & Liberties - Binoy Kampmark - 28 comments

Wednesday, September 2, 2020

A changing world means Canberra must pivot to Asia.
International - Murray Hunter - 16 comments
California leads the way to electricity blackouts, closely followed by South Australia. They both created this problem by taxing, banning, delaying or demolishing reliable coal, nuclear, gas or hydro generators.
Environment - Viv Forbes - 19 comments


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