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July 1, 2022
The campaign has been relativity quiet - so far. Around 30 deaths seems high but not inconsistent with recent elections.
International - Jeffrey Wall - 4 comments
Australia can learn disaster preparation lessons and mitigation measures from the Netherlands and the United States
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Thursday, June 30, 2022

Sending Australian bushmasters into Ukraine against Russia will prove as futile as sending the British Light Brigade into Crimea against Russia in 1854.
International - Viv Forbes - 12 comments
This time the general electorate refused to be swayed by misinformation, and shifted further to the left than the Labor Party dared to go
Domestic Politics - Andris Heks - 10 comments

Wednesday, June 29, 2022

The immediate Australian focus is reliability and price of energy. The political focus on reducing GHGs should highlight the net cost of reducing Australian emissions, too. It hasn't. Why?
Environment - Geoff Carmody - 21 comments
Saudi Arabia has sent US President Joe Biden and the United Nations (UN) a clear message to abandon the idea of creating a new Arab State between Israel and Jordan in an article published in Al-Arabiya News.
International - David Singer - 8 comments

Tuesday, June 28, 2022

Under the mask of various projects, the defence establishment has sought to influence the narrative of Freedom Land's pursuits, buying a stake in the way exploits are marketed.
International - Binoy Kampmark - 4 comments
In a recent judgement about a sexual misconduct case at Cornell University the judge compared the campus disciplinary committees to the infamous English Star Chambers.
Law & Liberties - Bettina Arndt - 4 comments

Monday, June 27, 2022

We feel that there is a depthlessness in how we see the BLM-ALM issue, especially when viewed from outside the United States.
Law & Liberties - Azly Rahman and Murray Hunter - 7 comments
It is shameful and unconscionable that this country has allowed gun violence to become the leading cause of death among children in the United States.
International - Sam Ben-Meir - 15 comments

Friday, June 24, 2022

The contrast between the approach to the region - and China's influence - by the former Foreign Minister and her Labor successor could hardly be greater.
International - Jeffrey Wall - 14 comments
These two papers, only weeks old, indicate public policy issues that were either overridden or ignored over the last two and a half years during the Covid-19 pandemic.
Health - Murray Hunter - 12 comments

Thursday, June 23, 2022

Then they go on to say, all still in the preface, that the reference here is to breaking 'the usual political and societal norms … [and hope their report will lead to a breakthrough for changing the constitution].'
Law & Liberties - James Allan - 8 comments
The Palestinian people were only identified for the first time in the 1964 PLO Charter - but the PLO expressly did not claim to exercise regional sovereignty over the West Bank.
International - David Singer - 15 comments

Wednesday, June 22, 2022

Stern concluded that Climate Change is 'The biggest market failure the world has ever seen'.This failure could be removed by a simplified form of 'ecological' money.
Economics - Shann Turnbull - 8 comments
At the grassroots level, Pakistan is changing, but the West's politicians and media have not registered this fact.
International - Mehroz Siraj - 2 comments

Tuesday, June 21, 2022

Advertising, hype, and brand management are all the rage at universities, and I am as guilty as anyone. Bless me, father, for I too have 'spinned'.
Education - Steven Schwartz - 3 comments
Although Jesus is not remembered mostly for his views on a living wage for his fellow carpenters and builders. It doesn't mean he did not have them.
Economics - David Hale - 7 comments

Monday, June 20, 2022

In the run-up to the Federal Election many progressives tried to justify Labor's small target strategy by arguing that Labor would get things done when in government.
Economics - Tristan Ewins - 14 comments
The words of the prophet Hosea seemed to reach out to me from the pages of his book. It was a remarkable experience because in previous readings I had not paid much attention to what Hosea wrote.
Religion & Spirituality - David Heeren - 12 comments

Friday, June 17, 2022

So far, even before voting starts, there have been 29 deaths which can be directly linked to the elections. It would be safe to say that many more recent deaths can be indirectly limited to the tensions the elections cause.
International - Jeffrey Wall - 6 comments
Europeans can pretend to run a modern society with intermittent energy from windmills and sunbeams because they have life-lines.
Environment - Viv Forbes - 41 comments

Thursday, June 16, 2022

One of the most common criticisms of the Uluru Statement is that its proposed parliamentary voice will somehow demonstrate two different laws, and some even say apartheid. I think this is a gross exaggeration.
Indigenous Affairs - Anthony Dillon - 21 comments
The US based study found that mortality from all causes during the pandemic were elevated 26% for working age adults (18-64), 18% for the elderly.
Health - Murray Hunter - 8 comments

Wednesday, June 15, 2022

Perhaps most importantly we witnessed cracks in the Believe All Women feminist edifice.
Law & Liberties - Bettina Arndt - 3 comments
Faith in the sanctity of guns permits a form of tolerable urban warfare, a type of assimilated frontier violence characterised by high death tolls.
International - Binoy Kampmark - 9 comments

Tuesday, June 14, 2022

It seems that Sarah Mudge, (much like Clarke's murderous spouse) had zero issue with killing her three children.
Law & Liberties - Vanessa de Largie - 8 comments
The UNSC has failed to maintain international peace and security which was its intended purpose. What it needs now is comprehensive reforms to make it relevant again.
International - Alon Ben-Meir - 27 comments

Monday, June 13, 2022

Australian citizens lack the ability to extract basic answers from their government, or Commonwealth agencies, about almost every important issue you can conceive.
Law & Liberties - Adam Henry - 5 comments
Expect more of the same with Lawrence Wong.
International - Murray Hunter - 4 comments

Friday, June 10, 2022

China has shifted its priorities in Papua New Guinea in a way that must alarm the Australian Government and the people of Australia.
International - Jeffrey Wall - 15 comments
Official policy suggests that reconciliation between Indigenous and other Australians needs to live in the hearts, minds and actions of all, for the nation to move forward.
Indigenous Affairs - Brendan O'Reilly - 10 comments

Thursday, June 9, 2022

The federal election heralded a seismic shift in Australian politics and provided a much needed ray of hope for the clear majority of Australians.
Environment - Jono La Nauze - 17 comments
One of the greatest realisations I have had about learning in recent years is that all education, and life for that matter is experienced through the imagined landscape of the mind.
Education - Sarah Flynn-O'Dea - 3 comments

Wednesday, June 8, 2022

The change of leaders and their deputies of the federal Liberal and National parties this week following their recent election loss, highlights both the cult of the leader that now pervades our political parties as well as their very vulnerability.
Domestic Politics - Scott Prasser - 3 comments
The media missed their mark last week when blaming an Israeli soldier for allegedly firing the bullet that tragically killed Palestinian Arab journalist Shireen Abu Akleh.
International - David Singer - 11 comments

Tuesday, June 7, 2022

In this federal election, the Coalition and the freedom parties – Liberal Democrats, One Nation, and United Australia Party – appear to have failed against the 'free things' parties of Labor, the Teals, and Greens.
Domestic Politics - Graham Young - 5 comments
It is not every day that you hear two of the world's shrewdest senior voices in international affairs, George Soros and Henry Kissinger agree.
International - Andris Heks - 62 comments

Monday, June 6, 2022

Many will recall that in May 2020, Rio-Tinto blasted the 46,000-year-old Juukan Gorge rock shelters in the Pilbara region of Western Australia.
Indigenous Affairs - Greg Bondar - 15 comments
With the Australian agricultural workers visas being tied within Labor’s Pacific Region foreign policy framework, there is a danger Australia’s own domestic interests might be overlooked.
International - Murray Hunter - 5 comments

Friday, June 3, 2022

China mistakenly believed that having delivered a secret agreement with the Solomon Islands with ease it could do so country by country across the Pacific.
International - Jeffrey Wall - 29 comments
When it comes to the tawdry, hideous business of politicising the right to asylum, and the refugees who arise from it, no country does it better than Australia.
International - Binoy Kampmark - 4 comments

Thursday, June 2, 2022

Sydney has already spent billions of dollars since the late 1980s on stadiums that have hardly lifted average crowds despite the construction of three modern stadiums.
Sport - Chris Lewis - 8 comments
The appointment of a new Special Rapporteur, Francesca Albanese, on the situation of human rights in the Palestinian territories serves to highlight the anti-Israel bias that dominates the United Nations.
International - David Singer - 6 comments


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