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July 3, 2020
It's telling that the government's proposal to radically overhaul university fee structures has been disparaged by figures from across the political map.
Education - Scott Buchanan - 31 comments
Saudi Arabia's Energy Minister Prince Abdulaziz claimed last week that the Kingdom will be the world's biggest hydrocarbon producer
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Thursday, July 2, 2020

Expecting Facebook to monitor hate speech and disinformation is not only expecting much, but expecting something dangerous.
Law & Liberties - Binoy Kampmark - 5 comments
There has always been a feeling among Singapore's ethnic Malays that they are second-class citizens within their own land.
International - Murray Hunter - 5 comments

Wednesday, July 1, 2020

Australia's battle of ideas - the culture war - seems lost, to the forces of progressive liberalism. Those who would fight this battle seem preoccupied with getting the Liberal party into office, and keeping it there.
Political Philosophy - Paul Collits - 28 comments
The view from India: unite to form a common front against China
International - Sudhanshu Tripathi - 24 comments

Tuesday, June 30, 2020

Before the coronavirus pandemic, one in five Australian adults was already experiencing a chronic mental health condition.
Health - Andrew Robb and Tania de Jong - 30 comments
The state restrictions placed on public places in response to the Covid-19 pandemic has put great strain on higher education, effectively mothballing campuses without staff or students on site.
Education - Murray Hunter - 3 comments

Monday, June 29, 2020

Despite the many developments evident in modern Australian life, there is pervasive evidence to suggest that the life satisfaction and wellbeing of young Australians is in decline.
Health - Ashley Humphrey - 8 comments
The judge admitted that 'Bolton's unilateral conduct raises grave national security concerns' but found that 'the horse is out of the barn'.
International - Binoy Kampmark - 5 comments
The global resurgence of the Black Lives Matter campaign reminds Australians of the ongoing disproportionate rate of incarceration of indigenous people in this country.
Indigenous Affairs - Bill Calcutt - 69 comments

Friday, June 26, 2020

Universities across the world are floundering from the effects of coronavirus. Some are struggling to survive and risk bankruptcy.
Education - Dorothea Anthony - 13 comments
China is in the news. With Covid and with trade wars, the world has begun to question its embrace of China over these past decades.
International - Paul Collits - 57 comments
In response to Israel's intention to annex up to 30% of the West Bank, respect for truth, by all the parties involved, Israeli, Palestinian, US, European and Australian, has been replaced by calculations about the benefits of deceit.
International - Stuart Rees - 16 comments

Thursday, June 25, 2020

It is therefore galling that the new complex for the supreme and national courts in Port Moresby is being built by a company wholly owned by the government of the People's Republic of China.
International - Jeffrey Wall - 13 comments
Each time there was a sharp increase in enrolments there was a corresponding claim that higher education was in 'crisis' again.
Education - Don Aitkin - 15 comments
Why must I go to alternate media for information about persecution?
Law & Liberties - Spencer Gear - 11 comments

Wednesday, June 24, 2020

One wonders what is becoming of science when a group of researchers from one scientific discipline uses ad hominem attacks to besmirch what they perceive as a competing scientific discipline.
Environment - Mark Poynter - 8 comments
Time has just about run out and your immediate decision to agree or refuse to enter into new peace negotiations with Israel will determine the future of your people for generations to come.
International - Alon Ben-Meir - 4 comments

Tuesday, June 23, 2020

It was another atrocious week for US President Donald Trump, whose efforts to prevent the publication of his former national security adviser's memoir seemed more than a touch childish.
International - Binoy Kampmark - 30 comments
Australia being relatively new to the region in terms of intelligence presence, gave Johnson a real challenge in building an effective intelligence network. However, he was given assistance from parties who in the end saved his and Meg's life.
International - Murray Hunter - 1 comment

Monday, June 22, 2020

China says it has gone to a 'war footing' to deal with a new outbreak of the virus in Beijing. Here is a reality check: it isn't over yet.
Education - Peter West - 27 comments
Things along the Indian-Chinese border in the Himalayas have rarely lacked interest, notably along the secretive, heavily patrolled 3,488 km Line of Actual Control.
International - Binoy Kampmark - 2 comments

Friday, June 19, 2020

The easing of monetary and credit conditions was fully warranted and aspects of the fiscal response targeting firms and private sector employment, the JobSeeker program in particular, also had merit.
Economics - Tony Makin - 12 comments
The 1950s era mass-produced housing development has been pilloried by designers, new urbanists, smart growthers and creative classists from the US to Europe to Australia.
Nation Building - Ross Elliott - 9 comments
After COVID, the three main parties offer divergent economic and energy policies. But very similar population policies. Already, mass migration or 'Big Australia' has been passed down through six LibLab prime ministers. And looks set to resume, ASAP.
Nation Building - Stephen Saunders - 28 comments

Thursday, June 18, 2020

The 2020 expansion of the Black Lives Matter protests into a global anti-racism movement in Australia, the United Kingdom and elsewhere has been welcome in countries where black and Indigenous deaths in custody remain unacceptably high.
Law & Liberties - Rob Cover - 31 comments
Even though PNG's relationship with China grew stronger during his eight years in office, O'Neill skilfully maintained excellent relations with successive Australian governments.
International - Jeffrey Wall - 11 comments
Many sign languages (including Auslan, ASL and BSL) are considered endangered because of decreasing numbers of sign language users.
Society - Brendan O'Reilly - 11 comments

Wednesday, June 17, 2020

You know you're living in George Orwell's world when speech is considered violence and actual violence is considered speech.
Law & Liberties - James Allan - 30 comments
This is my message : We are one family and one nation. Today part of this family is locked up in jail, in detention. My message to this beautiful family is love.
Law & Liberties - Jane Salmon - 16 comments
Australia is one of the few countries where Pakistan established its embassy in 1948 before India established its relations after the partition of the sub-continent.
International - Syed Atiq ul Hassan - 30 comments

Tuesday, June 16, 2020

Protests are, by definition, risky. The aim of a protest is to draw attention to injustice. You’re wanting to challenge the status-quo, to upset the apple-cart.
Law & Liberties - Michael Viljoen - 27 comments
It's a generalisation (can it be anything else?) but we have become a rag tag band of self-interested, mealy-mouthed yahoos, who walk and talk like the bourgeoisie but who have nothing to sell but our mediocrity.
Society - Malcolm King - 14 comments
In Australia, foreign aid, which can help to reduce conflict in the world, is only around 1% of the Australian government's budget. It amounted to less than 4 billion dollars.
International - David Hale - 9 comments

Monday, June 15, 2020

Floyd's death has propelled a movement that has capitalised on a publicised event of police brutality in the United States to re-order matters and sort out grievance across the board.
Law & Liberties - Binoy Kampmark - 25 comments
Keeping the surge of infections below the capacity of our health system could have been achieved by moderate social distancing and personal disinfection.
Health - David Leyonhjelm - 29 comments
In Ladakh (Kashmir) negotiations, China aims to intimidate and deter India from joining the emerging anti-China global alliance
International - Sudhanshu Tripathi - 11 comments

Friday, June 12, 2020

Domestic travel restrictions and lockdowns of varying severity in different states have crippled businesses, eviscerated jobs and incomes, and helped drive an already-anaemic economy into a significant recession.
Health - Alex Walsh - 10 comments
Although years of slavery were ended after the Civil War, and despite the efforts of the Civil Rights Movement, racisim is widespread today.
Economics - John Avery - 19 comments
Ah, the outbreak of the White Australia virus had to be contained: no overt racism is to be condoned, in public. And no doubt the Chinese voters and donors have to be appeased too.
International - Chek Ling - 26 comments

Thursday, June 11, 2020

We are spoilt in a way, and so when the general unemployment rate goes up, we take notice. When, if we become unemployed, we really take notice.
Economics - David Hale - 10 comments
For how long Republican leaders will silently accept and subserviently enable Trump to destroy the basic moral tenets and values on which this Union was founded, and which they swore to uphold and protect.
International - Alon Ben-Meir - 27 comments

Wednesday, June 10, 2020

If you can envisage the commencement of a police force as a band of auxiliaries to keep slaves in check, capture escapees and sow much terror, it becomes that much clearer.
International - Binoy Kampmark - 17 comments
Not just banks, but interconnected financial entities of all kinds can trigger financial instability
Economics - Bitra Suyatno - 3 comments

Tuesday, June 9, 2020

And while most of the protestors no doubt have good intentions, the crux of the problem lies in the phrase 'on behalf of'.
Indigenous Affairs - Sonia Bowditch - 13 comments
Donald Trump has no solution to the crisis in the domestic hydraulic fracturing industry that won't have dire consequences for the economy. The survival of the industry lies in Saudi Arabia.
International - Felix Imonti - 7 comments
Could unions in Australia be a solution to ending poverty? Ensuring workers get good pay and good conditions.
Economics - David Hale - 10 comments

Monday, June 8, 2020

Absolutely no one on any side of politics, at any level of government, or in any law enforcement agency or their trade unions has come out and tried to contextualise or minimalise the evil brutality of the murderer.
Law & Liberties - David Pellowe - 17 comments
The University of Queensland's approach in tackling this fire cracker has been to treat any criticism of overreliance on China, be it through student numbers or the funding of Confucius Institutes, as an attack on their
Law & Liberties - Binoy Kampmark - 7 comments
there are numerous reasons why constitutional monarchy has been, is, and will be the best form of government
Political Philosophy - Greg Bondar - 11 comments


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