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April 9, 2021
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International - Jeffrey Wall - 2 comments
 
The WHO has failed to get a proper answer on COVID from China, and indulges in progressive tokenism, neglecting the real task.
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Thursday, April 8, 2021

Immunologist Professor Peter Doherty was indignant at the merciless cuts to courses and subjects in Australian universities.
Education - Binoy Kampmark - 10 comments
 
Just recently, Sam Kerr, Australia's highest paid female footballer, signed a lucrative contract with Chelsea reportedly worth around $2 million for a two-and-a-half year deal.
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Wednesday, April 7, 2021

Nowadays the worst crimes you can commit appear to be 'hate' crimes, a failure to be empathetic, or affirmative, enough to a member of a 'marginalised' group.
Law & Liberties - Graham Young - 21 comments
 
Although GLCs like Maybank, Petronas, and Sime Darby have been run extremely well by a groomed professional Malay class, countless thousands of these companies are inefficient, mismanaged, embezzled, insolvent entities.
International - Murray Hunter
 

Tuesday, April 6, 2021

In reality, the 2021 Bluesfest was cancelled mainly because Byron is now an outer suburb of Sydney, and returning Bluesfesters were at risk of becoming 'superspreaders' who re-ignited 'outbreaks' in the state capital.
Health - Paul Collits - 14 comments
 
This is why then-US President Donald Trump is to be lauded for, in 2017, refusing to recertify the Iran nuclear deal.
International - Slater Bakhtavar - 6 comments
 

Thursday, April 1, 2021

The EU has long sought to impose its carbon dioxide abatement policies on the rest of the world. A major setback to this was the Copenhagen climate summit in 2009.
Environment - Alan Moran - 42 comments
 
Life in Thailand’s southernmost border provinces, Narathiwat, Yala, and Patani has taken on a sense of normality over the last 12 months that belies a media-preoccupied insurgency that has largely disappeared.
International - Murray Hunter - 4 comments
 

Wednesday, March 31, 2021

The time has come for the Australian Government to actively promote in the community its generous aid program in Papua New Guinea and the South Pacific.
International - Jeffrey Wall - 5 comments
 

Tuesday, March 30, 2021

'A coloniser artist intending to produce art with the actual blood of colonised people is abusive, colonising and re-traumatising.'
The Arts - Binoy Kampmark - 32 comments
 
Policies on offer in 2021 are determined from within a corporatist economic system which has a very different structure of influence to the post World War II mixed economic system based upon the economics of John Maynard Keynes.
Economics - Ben Rees - 2 comments
 

Monday, March 29, 2021

Vaclav Smil, a Distinguished Professor Emeritus at the University of Manitoba, has written a clear and accessible article suggesting that 2050 is far too soon a target-year for all of this to take place.
Environment - Don Aitkin - 16 comments
 

Friday, March 26, 2021

What Australian politicians call carbon tariffs, the European Union labels a carbon border adjustment mechanism.
Law & Liberties - Felicity Deane - 6 comments
 
The decimated ratings and revenues of American sports codes which have embraced political virtue-signalling is evidence of the truism, 'go woke: go broke'.
Law & Liberties - David Pellowe - 10 comments
 

Thursday, March 25, 2021

Exactly what should be done is not always clear, but who should do it is always obvious: 'they', usually meaning the government, council, corporation or whatever.
Political Philosophy - Don Aitkin - 5 comments
 
Particular concern was expressed regarding claims of economic coercion exerted by Beijing towards US allies, with Australia featuring.
International - Binoy Kampmark - 7 comments
 

Wednesday, March 24, 2021

By its perverse logic, Jews are first and foremost members of the oppressor class, bearing guilt for any wrong done to any non-white group by any white people.
Political Philosophy - Eleanor Krasne - 18 comments
 
The New York Times, CNN and ABC – who had run with the original Washington Post story - also made similarly embarrassing back downs.
International - David Singer - 37 comments
 

Tuesday, March 23, 2021

The last thing we need to see in our northern neighbour is more meddling in the PNG health system by the Chinese government and its apologists within the PNG government.
International - Jeffrey Wall - 26 comments
 
For the hardliners, there is no excuse or sympathy for a positive drug test. According to Dick Pound, former head of the World Anti-Doping Agency, 'Everybody who's caught doping says I have no idea...'
Sport - Chris Lewis - 1 comment
 

Monday, March 22, 2021

In February, the World Health Organization (WHO) warned that 'there are still critical unknowns regarding the efficacy of vaccination'.
Health - Binoy Kampmark - 2 comments
 
'I pledged to take care of the citizens of Israel and I do so with a deep mission. I brought vaccines and four peace agreements, there are four more on the way.'
International - David Singer - 9 comments
 

Friday, March 19, 2021

Over the past few months, Twitter took down the account of the then-President of the United States and Facebook temporarily stopped users from sharing Australian media content.
Media - Chris Berg, Elizabeth Morton and Marta Poblet - 13 comments
 
Tesla has this week added the title 'TechnoKing' to its list of official titles for its flamboyant founder, Elon Musk. The electric car-maker didn't share its reasons for doing so, nor did it say what it means by the term.
Media - Mal Fletcher - 1 comment
 

Thursday, March 18, 2021

The orgy of government spending, however, is problematic because you cannot keep unprofitable businesses afloat indefinitely.
Economics - Brendan O'Reilly - 8 comments
 
We don't have to buy into a Manichean division of the world into good and evil or the existence of the devil to have a sensible discussion of the existence and origin of evil.
Religion & Spirituality - Peter Sellick - 10 comments
 

Wednesday, March 17, 2021

Cheeseman’s biggest concern was how the reforms would erode unity within the CFA through a management structure 'that is seconded from another organization'.
Environment - Chris Lewis
 
The introduction of a new vaccine with 'reports of adverse events such as this' was far from 'unusual'. On the contrary, it showed 'that adverse reaction monitoring systems are working'.
Health - Binoy Kampmark - 2 comments
 

Tuesday, March 16, 2021

Quarantine in commercial hotels in major cities has demonstrably failed, with four outbreaks in four states.
Health - Don Aitkin - 10 comments
 
Serbia seems to enjoy the illusion that Kosovo is still a Serbian province, despite the fact that Kosovo’s independence is an unshakable reality.
International - Alon Ben-Meir
 

Monday, March 15, 2021

Since 1999 the world community has begun to recognise the national security implications of infectious disease.
Health - Peter Curson - 8 comments
 
India remains the most cautious participant. Its foreign policy harks back to the days of non-alignment maintained during the Cold War.
International - Binoy Kampmark - 4 comments
 

Friday, March 12, 2021

In a country of over eight million people there are just 500 doctors and about 4,000 nurses. Tragically, a significant number of nurses and other health workers have contracted the virus.
International - Jeffrey Wall - 8 comments
 
On the 10th anniversary of the Australian uranium-fuelled Fukushima nuclear disaster, it is time for a rethink on uranium Australia-wide.
Environment - Kerrie-Ann Garlick - 38 comments
 

Thursday, March 11, 2021

Overseas suppliers who turned a blind eye to unacceptable nuclear risks in Japan have largely escaped scrutiny or blame. Australia's uranium industry is a case in point.
Environment - Jim Green and David Noonan - 7 comments
 
wo issues are important. The first is whether or not anything of that kind occurred, and what should be done about it now. The second is what the Attorney-General should do about it.
Law & Liberties - Don Aitkin - 132 comments
 
Besides age, underlying conditions such as obesity, diabetes, heart issues and respiratory problems were the key factors distinguishing those who suffered few effects and those who plain suffered, and died.
Health - Michael Jindra - 1 comment
 

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