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August 14, 2020
By labelling the investigation a 'judicial inquiry', the government has sought to give the false impression that government ministers were prevented from answering questions.
Law & Liberties - Scott Prasser - 8 comments
 
On the French president's visit to Beirut on August 6, the spirit of the colonial administrator was on full, puffy display.
International - Binoy Kampmark - 12 comments
 




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Thursday, August 13, 2020

I hold some fear that multiculturalism in Australia has the potential to be divisive if any preferential treatment is given to migrant groups which may undermine the dominant culture.
Society - Chris Lewis - 21 comments
 
I don't get mailed messages urging me to adopt solar technology on my roof. If I do, I was told, my electricity would be free!
Law & Liberties - Don Aitkin - 7 comments
 

Wednesday, August 12, 2020

In the pursuit of suburban and regional renewal, have we fallen into the trap of thinking this is a responsibility for local governments?
Nation Building - Ross Elliott - 7 comments
 
Since late 2019, the main focus of Flynn's case has been the underlying relationship between sentencing judges and the dominant role of the prosecutor in the contemporary US criminal justice system.
International - Laurence Maher - 3 comments
 

Tuesday, August 11, 2020

The economic, social, physical, and mental cost of indefinite and harsh lockdown measures with a rinse-repeat cycle is threatening to have lifetime effects. Costs are mounting with each day.
Health - Matthew Rehn - 19 comments
 
Now, big and bold, the likes of Google, Apple, Amazon and Facebook look at the globe as theirs, and theirs alone, to be divided in the manner that Spain and Portugal divvied the New World between them at the Treaty of Tordesillas in 1494.
Media - Binoy Kampmark
 
Razzaz has raised the possibility of a 'one-state solution' to replace the 'two-state solution'.
International - David Singer - 15 comments
 

Monday, August 10, 2020

The threats to world order are climate change and the coronavirus, not nuclear fission. The fear of nuclear energy should be exorcised.
Environment - Wade Allison - 10 comments
 
On a certain level, it was merely another weapon, one to use, a choice sample in the cabinet of lethal means and measures.
International - Binoy Kampmark - 18 comments
 

Friday, August 7, 2020

Overt political opinions, notably when expressed in a manner that might threaten brands and compromise lines of funding, are being hunted down by cadres of paranoid officials.
Education - Binoy Kampmark - 15 comments
 
A Melburnians diary and ruminations of lockdown under Daniel Andrews, and not under Donald Trump.
Health - Lyn Bender - 27 comments
 

Thursday, August 6, 2020

At no stage did we ever think lock down was a sustainable measure. We were told we only had to flatten the curve.
Health - David Pellowe - 29 comments
 
In early July 2020, Chinese and Indian forces clashed in the Galwan Valley on the disputed border between the two countries at the edge of the remote Aksai Chin Plateau.
International - Warren Reed - 3 comments
 

Wednesday, August 5, 2020

'A quantitative, scientific method for deriving estimates of koala populations and trends was possible, in the absence of empirical data on abundances.'
Environment - Vic Jurskis - 13 comments
 
Dan Tehan's new uni-fees arrangements are (a) increasingly onerous for students (b) inconsistent in government contributions (c) shallow in economic rationales and (d) not serious about equity issues.
Education - Stephen Saunders - 17 comments
 

Tuesday, August 4, 2020

As I survey our state of the Union, I feel deeply troubled and dismayed, wondering why and how we here in America got to this dire state of affairs in which we find ourselves.
International - Alon Ben-Meir - 31 comments
 
In the most recent evolution of VicForests public bid for forest certification, the government forest agency has lodged a formal complaint against three directors of FSC for breaching standards and articles of constitution.
Environment - David Hutchens - 4 comments
 

Monday, August 3, 2020

One noisy theme in the Donald Trump Disruption Show in an otherwise chaotic assemblage of messages has remained fairly constant: winding back US troop commitments.
International - Binoy Kampmark - 26 comments
 
Consequences, intended or otherwise, are irrelevant in determining the moral worth of an action.
Political Philosophy - Sam Ben-Meir - 17 comments
 

Friday, July 31, 2020

I just couldn't believe it. 'Coon' is no longer to be the name of a well-known style of cheese.
Law & Liberties - Don Aitkin - 56 comments
 
A closer analysis of the polls has unsettling implications for the party now that the Lee family is slowly drifting away from power.
International - Murray Hunter - 3 comments
 

Thursday, July 30, 2020

As the federal government prepares to hand down its pandemic-delayed national budget in October, it will be looking for areas in which spending can be cut.
International - Jeffrey Wall - 9 comments
 
The book also counters many of the Gospel and secular truths that many people hold. Income inequality for example is not that bad.
Science & Technology - David Hale - 12 comments
 

Wednesday, July 29, 2020

I would then joke that, despite his brilliant business career, Hoover presided over the slide into the Great Depression. Would Trump go the same way?
International - Keith Suter - 17 comments
 
'No money for state roads and now giving taxpayers' money to churches, who don't even pay taxes. Deb Frecklington thanks for the 2 free kicks today.'
Domestic Politics - David Pellowe - 6 comments
 

Tuesday, July 28, 2020

The very fact that the Malaysian government made a deal with Wall Street's Mephistopheles should have also done its bit to cause alarm.
International - Binoy Kampmark - 2 comments
 
One side of the dispute, which continues, says that they show how the Queen was deeply involved in the dismissal. The other says that the letters absolve the Palace from any involvement.
Law & Liberties - Don Aitkin - 14 comments
 

Monday, July 27, 2020

According to a number of studies over the past decade, we may have become so enamoured with emotional over-reaction that we're permanently changing the way our brains work.
Media - Mal Fletcher - 6 comments
 
George Pell, Dyson Heydon: the church and the law, both human institutions, subject to human failings
Law & Liberties - Ian Keese - 9 comments
 

Friday, July 24, 2020

According to progressives, the diagnosis of all societal inequality and injustice is due solely to institutional and systematic sins of patriarchy, racism, homophobia, islamophobia and transphobia.
Law & Liberties - Edie Wyatt - 38 comments
 
The seized accounts were duly used to spread some fun in what transpired to be cryptocurrency scam centred on a Bitcoin account.
Science & Technology - Binoy Kampmark - 2 comments
 

Thursday, July 23, 2020

The mechanisms of the free market were thought to be woven into the fabric of reality ie were part of God's plan for the universe.
Political Philosophy - Peter Sellick - 10 comments
 
Hospital data is now going directly to the Trump administration rather than the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
International - Sam Ben-Meir - 13 comments
 

Wednesday, July 22, 2020

What is human nature? Are we humans good or evil? To what extent is the character of a person produced by heredity, and to what extent by environment?
Society - John Avery - 17 comments
 
The architect of the San Remo Resolution and Treaty of Sevres in 1920 has yet again shamefully betrayed the Jewish People by warning Israel not to extend its sovereignty into Judea and Samaria.
International - David Singer - 14 comments
 

Tuesday, July 21, 2020

Cancel culture is all around. It crushes rational debate and destroys freedom of thought and speech. The latest victim is the eminent British historian David Starkey.
Law & Liberties - Paul Collits - 4 comments
 
We are now reaping the harvest of the seeds of racism and discrimination - the devaluation of black life.
International - Alon Ben-Meir - 20 comments
 

Monday, July 20, 2020

Instead of sustainable management by mild burning across the landscape, ‘education’, emergency warnings and evacuations are the new deal.
Environment - Vic Jurskis - 7 comments
 
A few years ago the ACT Government declared that it would so organise things that the ACT would be carbon-neutral before very long.
Environment - Don Aitkin - 7 comments
 

Friday, July 17, 2020

... merchandising director, Phil Bishop, noted that the retail giant had a “zero-tolerance approach” to illegally-logged timber
Environment - Mark Poynter - 11 comments
 
The truth is that Bubonic Plague has never disappeared and is here to stay. In addition, believe it or not, Bubonic Plague is today more geographically widespread in our world than at any time in the previous 1000 years.
Health - Peter Curson - 18 comments
 

Thursday, July 16, 2020

The reason Australia has had low rates of Covid-19 infections to date is that we are an international travel backwaters.
Health - Brendan O'Reilly - 17 comments
 
By voting to support the crushing of free speech and freedom of assembly, among other basic rights, PNG voted against the spirit of its own constitution, adopted at independence in 1975.
International - Jeffrey Wall - 20 comments
 

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