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January 27, 2022
Governments have a right and duty to pursue national interests. But they also have a responsibility to respect community values and the two are often in conflict.
Law & Liberties - Max Atkinson
 
To reflect on how long we've known about the problems and done nothing about it, is downright depressing.
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Tuesday, January 25, 2022

The sudden appearance of two French frigates at the entrance of Botany Bay just days after the arrival of the First Fleet in January 1788 is often relegated to a curious sidenote in history.
Society - Rex Drabik - 5 comments
 
The Obama-Biden administration's failure to veto UN Security Council Resolution 2334 has seen that resolution weaponized.
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Monday, January 24, 2022

Professor Janice Fiamengo said, that she didn't become interested in feminist ideology until she started graduate school to do her Masters degree.
Society - Phillip Hickox - 5 comments
 

Friday, January 21, 2022

Just how a naval base and a military camp would qualify for all the taxation and other concessions that go with the PNG 'special economic zone' concept eludes me.
International - Jeffrey Wall - 23 comments
 
Stacking of review panels with friendlies is routine procedure for Victoria's ALP government. Such approaches have a dual benefit.
Economics - Alan Moran - 7 comments
 

Thursday, January 20, 2022

North Korea has tested four missiles in the last two weeks. It now has a diverse nuclear arsenal, including state of the art hypersonic missiles (which travel at five times the speed of sound).
International - Keith Suter - 13 comments
 
The effort to make a connection between the present and the past may be well intended but is in fact impossible.
Religion & Spirituality - Peter Sellick - 3 comments
 

Wednesday, January 19, 2022

He had already shown himself incapable of understanding, let alone following health directions, shaking hands with infected patients, and furnishing the British public with inscrutable information.
International - Binoy Kampmark - 7 comments
 
'The Trump administration's peace plan is a significant and historic milestone indeed. Immediately after the elections, I will work toward implementing it ...'
International - David Singer - 17 comments
 

Tuesday, January 18, 2022

It's far past time that people stop playing politics with Covid, as former ALP Old Guard enforcer Robert Schwarten did last week in Queensland.
Health - Graham Young - 11 comments
 
Studies show that bans on sex-selection have negative consequences for unwanted girls and their mothers.
Law & Liberties - Greg Bondar - 7 comments
 

Monday, January 17, 2022

Late last year we were told that Canberra’s Parliament House is plagued by bullying, sexual harassment and sexual assault.
Law & Liberties - David Leyonhjelm - 14 comments
 
The Reciprocal Access Agreement is a symbolic breakout for both nations.
International - Murray Hunter - 6 comments
 

Friday, January 14, 2022

Universities face a fatal choice. They can acquiesce to the demands of censorious staff and students or reject intolerance and bullying.
Law & Liberties - Steven Schwartz - 15 comments
 
The WikiLeaks founder was wrongfully confined 'for publishing the war crimes of the US military leaked to him by whistleblower Chelsea Manning.'
Law & Liberties - Binoy Kampmark - 7 comments
 

Thursday, January 13, 2022

The political choice now seems to be between Tweedledum and Tweedledee. Zero CO2 emissions, almost by definition, is an impossible target.
Environment - Brendan O'Reilly - 13 comments
 
The Australian ASEAN farm worker visa meets more diplomatic and political resistance.
International - Murray Hunter - 14 comments
 

Wednesday, January 12, 2022

While Australia can beat the Brits in cricket, the Brits have beaten us in mounting an independent inquiry into government handling of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Health - Scott Prasser - 3 comments
 
Australia and the world need the values, courage and humour which characterised the life of Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu who died aged 90 on Boxing Day 2021.
International - Stuart Rees - 2 comments
 

Tuesday, January 11, 2022

Djokovic was always unwilling to reveal his vaccination status. His response to the pandemic has also been patchy, even cavalier.
Law & Liberties - Binoy Kampmark - 14 comments
 
It didn't take long for President Biden and Israeli Prime Minister Naftali Bennett to be shown up as inept political leaders.
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Monday, January 10, 2022

The Bill is the result of the 'miracle' election promise made in 2019 by Prime Minister Scott Morrison which he is now seeking to keep, albeit at the last-minute of his 3-year term.
Law & Liberties - Greg Bondar - 3 comments
 
Science communication sells great stories, but science isn't about stories or messages or narratives.
Science & Technology - Charles Essery - 11 comments
 

Friday, January 7, 2022

The problem is, by improving housing access for some prospective buyers in the short-term, housing becomes more expensive for everyone else in the long term.
Economics - Sebastian Tofts-Len - 13 comments
 
The Australian Government needs to have an urgent and searching look at its strategy in our region – not just to counter China but also rebuild our influence and credibility.
International - Jeffrey Wall - 6 comments
 

Thursday, January 6, 2022

In the case of President Joe Biden, any doctrine was bound to be a readjustment made in hostility to the Trump administration, at least superficially.
International - Binoy Kampmark - 2 comments
 
According to Morrison they were following the foundations built by greats like Evonne Goolagong Cawley, Alicia Molik and Casey Dellacqua.
Sport - Scott Prasser - 4 comments
 

Wednesday, January 5, 2022

No matter how much time and effort we invest in schools and universities, practical wisdom will remain the rarest and most important skill of all.
Education - Steven Schwartz - 5 comments
 

Tuesday, January 4, 2022

In heavily vaccinated Germany, things are worse on all metrics in 2021 than in 2020, when there were no vaccines.
Law & Liberties - James Allan - 15 comments
 

Friday, December 31, 2021

In the age of money, when universities, museums and orchestras routinely assess their economic impact in dollars and cents, poetry stands apart.
The Arts - Steven Schwartz - 4 comments
 

Thursday, December 30, 2021

Certainly Israel should meet with these Christian Leaders to address and allay their concerns in relation to threats to the Christian community in Jerusalem.
International - David Singer - 35 comments
 

Wednesday, December 29, 2021

The arguments around VAD are like those around abortion. Both end a life, and both are justified by the assertion of human rights.
Law & Liberties - Peter Sellick - 67 comments
 

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