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August 17, 2022
The next step is to make a balanced assessment about a form of government that can so easily fall to usurpations of power by the executive.
Law & Liberties - Binoy Kampmark - 5 comments
Praying for guidance from a God has nothing to do with it and no Parliamentarian should ever use his or her personal religion to influence the Parliament.
Political Philosophy - Everald Compton - 7 comments

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Tuesday, August 16, 2022

Australia's COVIDSafe App only identified two positive cases of infection during the SARS-CoV-2 pandemic, and failed, in every sense of the term, to work.
Law & Liberties - Binoy Kampmark - 16 comments
US intelligence have been very wary about Afghanistan being used by Al-Qaeda to rebuild their strength for an attack on the US once again.
International - Murray Hunter - 2 comments

Monday, August 15, 2022

The Palaszczuk Government’s decision of appointing a sitting judge to chair a commission of inquiry raises serious questions about whether sitting judges should be appointed to and accept such roles.
Law & Liberties - Scott Prasser - 6 comments
It is amazing to think that one of the highest ranking United Nations officials dealing with the Palestine question could address the Security Council on the current situation without telling that august body of a significant new proposal.
International - David Singer - 4 comments

Friday, August 12, 2022

The Prime Minister is declaring the 'Climate Wars' over. But are they?
Environment - Tristan Prasser - 17 comments
There has been almost zero coverage in the Australian media, but Papua New Guinea Prime Minister, James Marape, has been re-elected unanimously.
International - Jeffrey Wall - 3 comments
Law-makers focus too much on technology, relying on it as the main prism through which to observe and evaluate human behaviour.
Science & Technology - Mal Fletcher - 5 comments

Thursday, August 11, 2022

The release of the Australian Institute of Marine Science’s Annual Summary Report on Coral Reef Condition for 2021/22 has exposed a major scandal in Australian environmental management.
Environment - Graham Young - 19 comments
Then there is the industry side of things. ASC (formerly the Australian Submarine Corp) was a mess and was typical of most bureaucracies but have reportedly lifted their game of late.
International - Stuart Ballantyne - 5 comments

Wednesday, August 10, 2022

Inconvenient truths are rife here. Energy, from any source, fuels every bit of supply. Neither energy nor supply are 'free'.
Environment - Geoff Carmody - 13 comments
Protests over banks, mortgage strike and potential domestic opponents challenge China's leader.
International - Jack Chong - 6 comments

Tuesday, August 9, 2022

With the economy now suffering excess demand, one has to ask why the Commonwealth and nearly all the States have recently brought down budgets with roaring deficits.
Economics - Brendan O'Reilly - 8 comments
Israeli Prime Minister Yair Lapid’s meeting with King Abdullah on 27 July could see negotiations being announced shortly between Israel and Jordan to create a single territorial entity.
International - David Singer - 12 comments

Monday, August 8, 2022

Over recent weeks, a few people have asked me: Is the US going into recession?
Economics - Michael Knox - 7 comments
One of the crucial messages to emerge from the resurgence of infectious disease is that the bio-physical environment remains a powerful, ever-changing force which we continue to under-estimate.
Health - Peter Curson - 5 comments
Archduke Franz Ferdinand's visit to Sarajevo in 1914 was an instructive lesson on how the dumb do, at some point, ask for it.
International - Binoy Kampmark - 12 comments

Friday, August 5, 2022

I'm not a fan of Pelosi but one has to admire how she is responding to the usual threats and bullying from China as a result of her visiting Taiwan with a congressional delegation.
International - Jeffrey Wall - 25 comments
Any declaration of emergency will come with its suspicions, with the anxiety ridden clinging onto the coattails of assumption and concern.
Health - Binoy Kampmark - 12 comments
Macedonia is set up to become re-occupied by Bulgaria, this time voluntarily thanks to the ruling Coalition of Social Democrats and Albanian neo fascist political parties who work against Macedonia.
International - Ordan Andreevski - 5 comments

Thursday, August 4, 2022

We are assured that public transport – usually in the form of heavy commuter rail - will 'solve' the rising congestion problem. If you believe that, please share whatever's in your Kool-Aid.
Nation Building - Ross Elliott - 5 comments
Neoliberalism wants to convince us that life itself is simply reducible to working life and that work will provide life with 'its best opportunities for joy.'
Economics - Sam Ben-Meir - 7 comments

Wednesday, August 3, 2022

I had hoped that the behaviour of our leaders at Question time would improve. It has not. They still abuse one another.
Domestic Politics - Everald Compton - 3 comments
Schumacher questioned the wisdom of big government at a time the European Community was nurturing a mega-government that imposed regulation upon the smallest village.
Economics - Murray Hunter - 4 comments

Tuesday, August 2, 2022

In the English-speaking world, members of parliament have the right to speak freely in parliament without risking arrest or being sued.
Law & Liberties - David Leyonhjelm - 3 comments
By continuing to defend Trump and his followers, downplaying, or simply ignoring the events of January 6 and what led up to it, Fox News is pressing our Republic ever closer to self-dissolution and authoritarianism.
International - Alon Ben-Meir - 6 comments
The two-state solution has however become politically attainable following a detailed plan for its creation in an article dated 8 June - written by Ali Shihabi a close confidante of Crown Prince Mohammed Bin Salman.
International - David Singer - 9 comments

Monday, August 1, 2022

But certain nations will prove crucial for any future CG success, notably the UK countries, Australia, New Zealand and Canada which have hosted every CG since 1930, with the only exceptions being Jamaica 1966, Malaysia 1998 and India 2010.
Sport - Chris Lewis - 6 comments
Thursday 21st of July hearing by the House Select Committee investigating the January 6 attack on the Capitol was nothing but shocking.
International - Alon Ben-Meir - 6 comments
An investigation by CHOICE which found that the department store chain Kmart, and household warehouse chain Bunnings, were using FRT to ostensibly protect customers and staff while reducing theft in select stores.
Science & Technology - Binoy Kampmark - 5 comments

Friday, July 29, 2022

So far counting in just 13 of the 118 electorates has been completed. No less than 72 electorates are still counting first preferences! In nine seats counting has not even started.
International - Jeffrey Wall - 2 comments
Public Christians in a Secular Age makes the point that the future of faith requires Christians in business, ministry, and media not to be 'secular' but to reimagine life and activity according to a higher purpose.
Religion & Spirituality - Greg Bondar - 21 comments

Thursday, July 28, 2022

For one thing, if you keep translating between English and your other language, it will deepen your understanding of English too.
Society - Andris Heks - 5 comments
The idea of universal perdition and double predestination produced fear of hell that could only be ameliorated by strict obedience to the will of God in all things.
Religion & Spirituality - Peter Sellick - 10 comments

Wednesday, July 27, 2022

Anyone who cares to read that record will see that recurring Ice Ages, not global warming, pose the greatest threat to life on Earth.
Environment - Viv Forbes - 6 comments
Conservative evangelicals are usually influenced by the conservative ' spirit of the age'. That seems to be the common case in Australia.
Religion & Spirituality - Ray Barraclough - 14 comments

Tuesday, July 26, 2022

We all owe a debt to the humanities. The debt has been accumulating for thousands of years. It is not calculated in dollars and cents, but in ideas.
Education - Steven Schwartz - 11 comments
The United States Studies Centre, a loudspeaker for Washington's opinions based at the University of Sydney, has added its bit to the militarising fun with a report on what AUKUS will be able to do.
International - Binoy Kampmark - 12 comments

Monday, July 25, 2022

While I dont expect Albo to take notice of my thoughts, these are my top ten priorities and I have listed them in what I believe is their order of importance.
Domestic Politics - Everald Compton - 22 comments
While there have been many urgent economic issues arising since Albanese came to power, he has chosen to spend most of his time outside Australia, suggesting his administration may focus heavily on foreign affairs during his term.
International - Murray Hunter - 6 comments

Friday, July 22, 2022

China has an obvious interest in political instability and a lack of confidence in leaders among the people of PNG.
International - Jeffrey Wall - 16 comments
Johnson showed his full colours early, and we or at least the Brits, should have been warned. But they were taken in by an immense intellect, a clear ambition and obvious capabilities.
International - Peter Bowden - 4 comments

Thursday, July 21, 2022

Having formally resigned as Sri Lankan President, a point made via email from Singapore, those wishing to see him account for war crimes may get their wish.
International - Binoy Kampmark - 5 comments
A journey that took half a day now takes only eight minutes and boost national GDP by 1.3% annually.
International - Bahauddin Foizee - 1 comment

Wednesday, July 20, 2022

It actually was pure genocide and it was ruthlessly organised and brutally carried by President Rajapaksa who last week was forced to leave and resign.
International - Everald Compton - 9 comments
There has been growing discussion in Australia about making it easier for families to access early childhood education programs.
Education - Michael Mintrom - 9 comments

Tuesday, July 19, 2022

It has made Australia the largest donor to Ukraine outside of the European-based NATO alliance of which we are not a part. It's a country over 10,000 kilometres away.
International - Scott Prasser - 32 comments
President Biden's support for the creation of an additional Arab State between Israel and Jordan constitutes his clear rejection of a Saudi plan to merge Jordan, Gaza and part of the West Bank.
International - David Singer - 3 comments

Monday, July 18, 2022

Now picture this, as a leader, not only do you have to adapt to an ever-evolving world but you're also tasked with the responsibility of helping others to do the same.
Education - Christopher Gross - 6 comments
As the bloody conflict in Ukraine continues, the rhetoric from the imperial spear-holders in Washington and some allies is becoming increasingly fixated with one object: victory against Russia.
International - Binoy Kampmark - 16 comments


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