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June 11, 2021
Actually, the Australia I live in is pretty good, if I compare it to other countries in which I've lived and/or worked.
Society - Don Aitkin - 32 comments
 
The idea for a national unity government gained steam last month when activists and regular political commentators issued an open letter calling for such a government.
International - Murray Hunter - 10 comments
 




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Thursday, June 10, 2021

Other state governments should not copy this misguided tax, which will stymie development and push up house prices.
Economics - Graham Young - 7 comments
 
The US is the most religious of all developed countries, with a widespread belief in the existence of god, yet it has created these crazy cults.
Political Philosophy - Peter Bowden - 18 comments
 

Wednesday, June 9, 2021

Behind every pest outbreak on the Australian continent is a human hand operated by a muddled mind.
Environment - Binoy Kampmark - 4 comments
 
Universities are under fire from both sides of politics. And I don't like it. Not that I think that counts for anything.
Education - Joan Beckwith - 18 comments
 

Tuesday, June 8, 2021

Australia has, via the Pacific Step Up program, made very little difference. The simple truth is that China's domination of these key sectors has not slowed at all.
International - Jeffrey Wall - 5 comments
 
An amalgam of eight leaders trading insults and denigrating each other - whilst their parties have adopted policies that are totally irreconcilable on critical issues – is not the foundation for any stable Government.
International - David Singer - 22 comments
 

Monday, June 7, 2021

It was only a matter of time before the quasi-religious contemporary ideology of identity politics began to collapse under the weight of its inherent authoritarianism, contradictions and absurdities.
Law & Liberties - Laurence Maher - 34 comments
 
There has never been an Israeli government representing the entire political spectrum from the extreme left to the extreme right.
International - Alon Ben-Meir - 11 comments
 

Friday, June 4, 2021

The New York Times and the Washington Post have once again engaged in Israel bashing - spewing out fake maps and phony history about Israel.
International - David Singer - 37 comments
 
There seems to be an absence of belief or intention on partnering with Aboriginal people to develop employment and training opportunities in communities in the Territory.
Indigenous Affairs - Roger Steele and Don Fuller - 16 comments
 

Thursday, June 3, 2021

The case was always going to be difficult to prove because it rested primarily on whether a casual reader would know 'beyond any doubt' that the unnamed cabinet minister was actually Porter.
Law & Liberties - Augusto Zimmermann - 28 comments
 
Like many Jews around the world, I've spent much of the last few weeks scanning social media, looking for news and messaging friends to check if they are safe.
International - Jordana Silverstein - 14 comments
 

Wednesday, June 2, 2021

Let's start with a premise that everyone would agree with: Racial inequality persists across many dimensions.
Political Philosophy - Eric Silver and John Iceland - 13 comments
 
For Hungary's Viktor Orbán, migration has been an opportunity to make valuable enemies and court new friends.
International - Binoy Kampmark - 11 comments
 

Tuesday, June 1, 2021

If a country that signed up to a loan cannot repay, then China takes over the facility. That has already happened with a major port in Sri Lanka which the government defaulted on.
International - Jeffrey Wall - 5 comments
 
Today's essay is about the proposed amendment to our Constitution to acknowledge the fact that indigenous Australians were here first.
Law & Liberties - Don Aitkin - 25 comments
 

Monday, May 31, 2021

Of course, for left of centre academia just being a so called ‘moderate’ like Peacock means everything, yet such praise misunderstands the complex nature of the Liberal Party.
Domestic Politics - Scott Prasser - 7 comments
 
The Herero found no water or food as the German troops systematically poisoned all water holes and closed all escape routes.
International - Peter Curson - 3 comments
 

Friday, May 28, 2021

An unpopular government seeks to suppress unpopular opinion.
International - Murray Hunter - 9 comments
 
The Independent Panel for Pandemic Preparedness and Response was never likely to hand down a rosy report with gobbets of praise.
Health - Binoy Kampmark - 6 comments
 

Thursday, May 27, 2021

If public trust is a currency, the BBC will be dipping into its savings for some time to come.
Media - Mal Fletcher - 4 comments
 
PNG Water, a state owned entity, committed to a Port Moresby water project that will cost K450 million – or more than three times Australia's generous grant announced almost at the same time.
International - Jeffrey Wall - 10 comments
 

Wednesday, May 26, 2021

Condensing a thousand-year history of any country into an informative and insightful book of less than 250 pages is not an easy task.
International - Rex Drabik - 4 comments
 
Cheney has felt her party to be the hostage of a ghoulish monster who refuses to be slayed. And she fears her party has fallen out of love with the rule of law.
International - Binoy Kampmark - 4 comments
 

Tuesday, May 25, 2021

When the Menzies Government was elected in 1949 two of the top four positions in the cabinet were held by Queenslanders.
Domestic Politics - Jeffrey Wall - 2 comments
 
No one should have the illusion that once a ceasefire is established, Israel and the Palestinians can negotiate a peace agreement.
International - Alon Ben-Meir - 15 comments
 

Monday, May 24, 2021

Your smartphone has seven million times the memory and 100,000 times the processing power of the guidance computer onboard Apollo 11. Have you wondered what we're collectively doing with all that power?
Society - Mal Fletcher - 6 comments
 
Al Jazeera and Associated Press (AP) reports on Israel's demolition of the 14 storey building in which their respective offices were located illustrates media anti-Israel bias.
International - David Singer - 76 comments
 

Friday, May 21, 2021

When the Hawke-Keating Government in 1991 announced the Better Cities program to revitalise previously run down (mostly inner city) areas, it was the New Farm–Teneriffe area identified by then Brisbane Lord Mayor Jim Soorley as one ripe for renewal.
Nation Building - Ross Elliott - 2 comments
 
Amanda Stoker is a Queensland Senator of immense talent, traditional views and spine. A rare combo in the Liberal Party these days.
Domestic Politics - Paul Collits - 33 comments
 

Thursday, May 20, 2021

Micromanaged, controlled, sterile, the city state was always going to be seen as a model for combating the spread of SARS-CoV-2.
International - Binoy Kampmark - 9 comments
 

Wednesday, May 19, 2021

Business investment has since sunk to a historical low of around 10 per cent of GDP. The budget papers anticipate an anaemic 1.5 per cent increase in business investment next year.
Economics - Alan Moran - 12 comments
 
One of the enduring conundrums of Covid madness has been – how did it all come to pass?
Law & Liberties - Paul Collits - 9 comments
 

Tuesday, May 18, 2021

Sadly, the hope that mass vaccination will contain the pandemic in Papua New Guinea seems to me to be defying reality – and is in need of urgent and total revision!
International - Jeffrey Wall - 7 comments
 
International rugby and domestic soccer lag well behind the entrenched franchises of League and Rules.
Sport - Chris Lewis - 7 comments
 

Monday, May 17, 2021

A less generous reading of this is that the company never genuinely appreciated those risks, given inadequate backup systems or forking out funds for software with fewer vulnerabilities.
International - Binoy Kampmark - 2 comments
 
Such demonstrations are inflammatory and clearly designed to incite violence. Those identified at such gatherings need to be identified, tracked down and jailed.
International - David Singer - 28 comments
 

Friday, May 14, 2021

There will be no Israeli-Palestinian peace unless East Jerusalem becomes the capital of a Palestinian state while the city remains united.
International - Alon Ben-Meir - 127 comments
 
What is the point of giving taxpayers’ money to those with such high incomes?
Economics - David Leyonhjelm - 31 comments
 

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