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|Waste not, water not|
Why is the public broadcaster, of all entities, employing its diminishing coin in enjoining us to enter the war on waste as private soldiers?
By Don Aitkin - 14/8/2018
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|Responsibility overboard: the shocking record of the company shipping nuclear waste to Australia|
The spent fuel was loaded onto the BBC Austria, owned by Briese Schiffahrt, a shipping line condemned across the world for dangerous and illegal practices.
By Natalie Wasley - 14/8/2018
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|Your memory may be hiding the inconvenient truth about climate change|
There is already some evidence that creation of collective social memories, through media narratives, images and memes, can raise awareness for the potential threats of global warming.
By Misia Temler - 13/8/2018
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|'The right of return' to where?|
The Palestinians have been led astray, believing that there is still a prospect for the Palestinian refugees to return to their original homes in today's Israel.
By Alon Ben-Meir - 13/8/2018
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|Botswana: the only real democracy in Africa|
What they have done has certainly paid off: GDP per capita is about $US7000 per annum and on a PPP basis is about $US 17000 per annum.
By Guy Hallowes - 10/8/2018
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|The non-university and the manager |
We have been seeing over the last few decades the birth of the non-university, an institution hollowed out of its seminal functions: teaching and scholarship.
By Binoy Kampmark - 10/8/2018
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|Marriage, divorce and the Bible|
I can remember, in my first Parish, standing before the congregation as a divorced man having married a divorced woman to preach.
By Peter Sellick - 10/8/2018
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|Schooling Australia: an education that builds a nation|
Nation-building is a 'new world' discourse applied to large continents (e.g. Africa, Asia, North and South America) where colonising forces decided on innovations in policy and infrastructure.
By Fiona Mueller and Deidre Clary - 9/8/2018
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|Trillion dollar companies: the Apple empire and concentrated markets|
The converse is claimed to be true: that concentration, oligopolistic power, and strings pulled by a few players is the way to keep innovation alive.
By Binoy Kampmark - 9/8/2018
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|On worrying about Chinese people: 2018|
Within minutes she was complaining about President Xi Jinping who, after being appointed leader in 2012, had raised hopes for a more open society.
By Brian Hennessy - 8/8/2018
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|Forget the election - Zimbabwe will remain a basket case, and the West has a dilemma|
In order to receive aid, Zimbabwe’s new president, Emmerson Mnangagwa, Mugabe’s ‘enforcer’, will try to persuade Western governments that he will reduce corruption and revive the agricultural sector. But nothing has changed.
By Guy Hallowes - 8/8/2018
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|How we lit the fuse of the population bomb|
Why concentrate population growth in mega-cities already under strain while smaller cities and regions stagnate?
By Ross Elliott - 8/8/2018
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|We need to widen our Asia focus|
As Hartcher pointed out, India offers tremendous market opportunity for Australia, but has to date largely slipped under the radar.
By Kevin McCracken - 7/8/2018
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|Shortwave cuts could cost lives|
One of the most critical aspects of Radio Australia is its ability to serve as a counter-emergency alerting and information system for natural disasters or civil disturbance.
By Ian Nance - 7/8/2018
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|The lasting condition: drought in Australia|
Humans are a funny species. They create settlements along fault lines that, on moving, can create catastrophe, killing thousands.
By Binoy Kampmark - 7/8/2018
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|Religious Freedom Act should be opposed as a back-door Bill of Rights|
The problem in this case is that a Religious Freedom Act could ultimately be used, paradoxically, to undermine the very freedoms it is meant to protect.
By Lorraine Finlay - 6/8/2018
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|The right to die|
In my previous life as a veterinarian I lost count of the number of domestic animals I euthanised.
By David Leyonhjelm - 6/8/2018
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|Trump should reject PLO and UN propaganda on East Jerusalem|
The PLO claim to East Jerusalem is based on its own propaganda and that of the United Nations which claims East Jerusalem to be 'occupied territory'.
By David Singer - 6/8/2018
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|The changing Australian culture|
Yes, there are people who are battling on. There are people making squillions. There always were, and there always will be.
By Don Aitkin - 3/8/2018
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|Erdogan and the EU are on a collision course in the Balkans|
Banned from promoting his dangerous Islamic agenda across the European Union, Turkish President Erdogan is now seeking to use his growing influence in the Balkans against the Western countries.
By Alon Ben-Meir and Arbana Xharra - 3/8/2018
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|The death of the investigative journalist: Channel Nine’s takeover of Fairfax|
Marks, in slanting the emphasis towards generating revenue, ignores the actual practice of meaningful, investigative journalism.
By Binoy Kampmark - 2/8/2018
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|The worst of wasteful government spending|
It is also common for politicians to arrange a 'work' meeting as a pretext for a holiday, social or campaigning event so that the taxpayer bears what should be a private travel cost.
By Brendan O'Reilly - 2/8/2018
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|Questioning the 'medical reason' for a nuclear waste dump in Kimba, South Australia|
The radioactive waste resulting from Australian use of medical isotopes is only a very small fraction of the overall Lucas Heights' wastes, all of which could easily be stored indefinitely at Lucas Heights.
By Noel Wauchope - 1/8/2018
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|Small business and sole traders to be bludgeoned with red tape... again|
The bulk of 'Black Economy' activity occurs through undisclosed cash payments in industries such as construction and opaque activities over the internet. None of these proposals provide tools to deal with these practices.
By Rohan Indra - 31/7/2018
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|The law of shame that defies Jewish values|
The law will alarmingly increase the alienation of world Jewry (largely reform Jews) from Israel and may well unravel the historic bond between all Jews.
By Alon Ben-Meir - 31/7/2018
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|Congo Ebola outbreak could have gone either way|
Once within the megacity of 11-12 million residents just one case of the disease could have set off a deadly epidemic with contact rates multiplying exponentially.
By Kevin McCracken - 30/7/2018
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|A growing concern|
Big Australia may be where we are heading, but without a plan or a vision of what that actually entails and how to get there, the quality of life for Australians and future generations will be eroded.
By Tristan Prasser - 30/7/2018
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|Trump exposes UN hypocrisy on PLO, Hamas and Israel|
But all of the words spoken here in New York do not feed, clothe, or educate a single Palestinian child. All they do is get the international community riled up.
By David Singer - 30/7/2018
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|MrHR: where opting out isn't easy|
I then got through to said 'cancellations department' who told me that the record that had been established could not be expunged altogether.
By Guy Hallowes - 27/7/2018
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|Why it's Labor who is copping the Longman protest vote|
They’ve raised political zombies to new life, trying to frighten voters with the spectres of long-departed state premier Campbell Newman, and a “Mediscare” 2.1 based on the Caboolture hospital.
By Graham Young - 27/7/2018
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|No enthusiasm for enthusiastic consent reforms|
The problem here is that the something being considered may actually make things worse, not better.
By Lorraine Finlay - 26/7/2018
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|'Reliable' renewables roulette|
When trying to mix renewables with reliability, politicians face biased incentives. The consequences of not supplying enough capacity for a given reliability standard emerge after the event.
By Geoff Carmody - 26/7/2018
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|Why no one should be opting out of My Health Record (MyHR)|
Don’t deny yourself an opportunity to own and control your health data.
By Saeed Khan - 25/7/2018
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|The sources of Russian conduct |
The only real news came from the press conference, where Trump, as is his wont, denied the obvious Russian meddling in US elections, even when told by his own intelligence agencies.
By Gray Connolly - 25/7/2018
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|New Chinese political-economic dynasties|
Guo alleges that the families of the Shanghai Clique now dominate China's economy.
By Margo King - 24/7/2018
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|University study attacks government over treatment of children of illegal immigrants|
Coincidentally with the release of the McGill University report, Mr Trudeau weighed in again denouncing the US Government's treatment of illegal immigrants.
By Russell Grenning - 24/7/2018
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Free speech is under threat in Australia. I am trying to do something about it, with four weighty bills to remove unwarranted restrictions on free speech from Commonwealth law.
By David Leyonhjelm - 23/7/2018
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|The future of the EU in the wake of Trump’s betrayal|
Trump has become a marionette manipulated by a master puppeteer, Putin.
By Alon Ben-Meir - 23/7/2018
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|Battlelines drawn: the fight over the next US Supreme Court justice|
About 200 Yale University law students signed a hysterical letter bitterly attacking Kavanaugh declared 'People will die if he is confirmed'.
By Russell Grenning - 23/7/2018
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|Renewed calls to slow immigration as Australia rushes past 25 million|
With Australia's population set to hurtle past the 25 million mark in August there are renewed calls in Canberra for a significant reduction in the country's sky-high immigration intake.
By Rex Drabik - 20/7/2018
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|Hey big spenders, upsizing our government only shrinks its value|
Why government grows, and how its size affects the broader economy, are important questions that have attracted surprisingly little attention as topics for economic research.
By Tony Makin - 20/7/2018
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|Trumped by Trump|
But, the world will not end as there have been buffoons like him since the beginning of time.
By Everald Compton - 20/7/2018
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|Cultural appropriation, you just can’t be too careful|
They are working hard on creating on three pieces of international law that would, if implemented, expand intellectual property regulations to protect things like indigenous designs, dances, words and traditional medicines.
By Russell Grenning - 19/7/2018
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|Them and us and NAIDOC|
However, holding NAIDOC Week perhaps could serve to remind many folk that they share the land with its original residents who founded it some forty to sixty thousand years ago.
By Ian Nance - 19/7/2018
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|The Andrew Leigh-Sinclair Davidson company tax debate|
It does not make sense to relate jobs created to the effective tax rate paid by companies in the way Andrew Leigh did.
By Gene Tunny - 18/7/2018
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|A current mantra and the envy of Jesus|
They are repeated like a fundamentalist chorus or mantra: The politics of envy and class warfare.
By Ray Barraclough - 18/7/2018
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|Should soccer be the world's game of football?|
So what should be the world's football? There are two possibilities – Gridiron or American Football or Australian Rules.
By Peter Bowden - 17/7/2018
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|UN finds 'extreme poverty' in the USA|
The report deliberately excluded from any consideration of the more than $US1.2 trillion of annual cash and in-kind redistributions to low-income US citizens.
By Russell Grenning - 17/7/2018
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|ACCC bells the cat on electricity|
The ACCC Electricity supply and prices inquiry final report is a tacit acknowledgement that current strategies for CO2 abatement will not work at an affordable price.
By Graham Young - 16/7/2018
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|Pining for the imaginary man|
It appears that Silicon Valley is giving more money to Obama's library than to democrat candidates and that's really unfortunate according to the author.
By Stephen Cable - 16/7/2018
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