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|The biophysical story behind ‘secular stagnation’|
Most economic analysis blames influences inside the system for decline in growth, but what about influences outside, like the environment?
By Jonathan Rutherford - 27/2/2017
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|Law protects women by guarding innocent unborn|
More abortions would hurt more women. With every abortion, the toll is one dead, one wounded.
By Julie Borger - 27/2/2017
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|How faith supports the political process|
Thankfully the tradition of public service inherited from Great Britain still abides, but for how long now that its foundations have been quietly weakened?
By Peter Sellick - 27/2/2017
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|Senate harmony on marriage glosses over the deep divisions in rainbow politics|
That there are far reaching consequences of redefining marriage is further reason why a people's vote is the fairest way to settle this debate.
By Lyle Shelton - 24/2/2017
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|Coal has a role yet in keeping economies as healthy as possible|
A developing country could spend its money trying to abate carbon dioxide emissions or it could invest in enough resources to adapt to climate change successfully.
By Gary Johns - 24/2/2017
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|Trump And Netanyahu: embracing illusions, ignoring reality|
Netanyahu went back home feeling triumphant, as he seemingly managed to sway Trump from the idea of two states, while Trump presented himself as a statesman thinking out of the box.
By Alon Ben-Meir - 24/2/2017
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|Precarious, unsafe and socially inadequate|
What do we want, precarious, unsafe and socially inadequate employment, poverty, categorical- means-tested welfare and downward envy or a universal basic income?
By John Tomlinson - 23/2/2017
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It must be the weather. As heatwaves and blackouts produce a perfect storm on Capitol Hill, the lamentation of climate alarmists becomes ever shriller.
By Michael Kile - 23/2/2017
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|Trump earthquake buries Bush, Obama, Russia, EU and UN|
President Trump has buried the Bush Roadmap and any lingering hope for the creation of a second Arab State.
By David Singer - 23/2/2017
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|How Trump can, quite literally, bring balance to the 'Force'|
In short, the Presidency of Donald Trump has the potential to unite as much as it has already divided.
By Jack Colwill - 22/2/2017
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|More nonsense from the panel that will design Daniel Andrews' death law|
If the NT experience is properly understood, it tells us that no amount of safeguards will ever make any law safe from abuse.
By Paul Russell - 22/2/2017
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|A Christian church|
It is a far cry from the other churches. The Anglican Archbishop of Sydney has issued a call to arms for true believers to oppose same-sex marriage.
By Peter Bowden - 22/2/2017
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|A real friend to Israel would stand up for Palestinian rights|
The Australian and Israeli governments have much in common. Each seems determined to not care much for international law and to care even less about the suffering of Palestinians.
By Stuart Rees - 21/2/2017
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|Pauline Hanson's family law plans well-meaning but unworkable|
One Nation leader Pauline Hanson's blueprint for family law change in Australia is unworkable and ignores reality.
By Jennifer Hetherington - 21/2/2017
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|Queensland Galaxy says game on for ON balance of power |
A weakened minority government facing an unpopular opposition presents a dream scenario for Australia's number one nineties nostalgia party.
By Kevin Bonham - 21/2/2017
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|Leap of faith on the National Electricity Market required|
While the chaos has political meddling written all over it, its roots are actually technical. That is, the NEM was not designed to be a vehicle for appeasing our environmental conscience.
By Mark Christensen - 20/2/2017
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|Addressing Pyongyang’s covert lethality|
North Korean state sponsored terrorism, whether via mass bombing or targeted assassination must not be tolerated. Firm action needs to be taken.
By Liang Nah - 20/2/2017
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|Whatever you do, try not to be poor|
Our governments are elected by the middle class to serve the middle class, so it’s hard to see how any of this is going to change.
By David Leyonhjelm - 20/2/2017
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|PLEASE KNOW: A letter to teachers from the mother of a son with autism|
It's been 2 years since our son graduated from high school. There were times I never thought he would, but the night of the graduation was our family's proudest moment.
By Randa Habilrih - 17/2/2017
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|Why has the state government ignored key recommendation from own DV taskforce?|
Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk's reported remarks urging parties demanding new measures for DV offenders to first discuss the issue, seems to ignore her Government's own DV taskforce recommendations of 2015.
By Cassandra Pullos - 17/2/2017
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|Electricity: no end to the damage regulations are doing|
There is no let up in the lies, ignorance and dissembling that passes for debate on Australian energy policy.
By Alan Moran - 17/2/2017
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|Insider blows whistle on Fair Work Commission|
The second is the Government knows the system is not working well but since it has no intention of changing it, it sees no point in admitting it.
By Peter Costello - 16/2/2017
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|Days of our lives|
I am your ordinary, middle-class, working mother that happens to be a practising Muslim who profoundly opposes terrorism and is ardently seeking harmony.
By Najla Turk - 16/2/2017
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|There will be no Palestinian State on Netanyahu's watch|
To establish Netanyahu's lack of commitment, one has to simply observe his actions in the occupied territories and listen to his public narrative.
By Alon Ben-Meir - 16/2/2017
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|What is it all for?|
When they meet and mate another set of influences comes to bear: the needs of their children and what is right for them.
By Don Aitkin - 15/2/2017
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|Australia on hold until energy mess is sorted out|
Boardrooms will turn their backs on us unless we deal with energy costs and reliability.
By Innes Willox - 15/2/2017
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|Modernising Australian industrial relations|
There is also the risk that dismantling legislation would be mishandled, in the way that Work Choices was not preceded by public analysis.
By Adam Bisits - 15/2/2017
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|Will the lights go out in Victoria or just industry?|
The real distortion to the system is the treatment of wind generated power.
By Tom Quirk and Paul Miskelly - 14/2/2017
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|Trump-Netanyahu meeting set to expose Obama’s collusion on Resolution 2334|
Netanyahu's visit to the White House presents the perfect opportunity to personally hand his evidence to President Trump.
By David Singer - 14/2/2017
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|Behold SA and be scared, very scared|
The latest Australian Energy Market Operator report on the state's electricity market illustrates much more than the inevitable problems associated with integrating intermittent renewables.
By Tom Quirk - 13/2/2017
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|Why Mexico will pay for the wall and not mind doing it|
They have woken up that morning in a parallel universe in which Donald J Trump, billionaire, is President of the US and they want me to explain to them what he is doing.
By Michael Knox - 13/2/2017
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|An open letter to Somalia's newly elected President, Mohamed Abdullahi Farmajo|
Seize the moment Mr. President, the people desire to see you as a President whose decision doesn't come from Addis Ababa, Nairobi or elsewhere.
By Bashir Goth - 13/2/2017
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|Is housing affordability the egg we can’t unscramble?|
Politicians are starting to get the message, but is it all too late? Has the affordability horse bolted, permanently?
By Ross Elliott - 10/2/2017
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|Mating, the core of it all|
But in all of them, to repeat, the real and sometimes hidden engine of social life is the production of children and their maturation into adults.
By Don Aitkin - 10/2/2017
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|Solar and wind power lose their shine|
It is exquisite that we are to place our energy future in renewables, the energy source most prone to the beast that we are trying to slay: climate change.
By Gary Johns - 9/2/2017
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|Relocating the American embassy to Jerusalem|
How to attain a major breakthrough from a potentially disastrous fallout.
By Alon Ben-Meir - 9/2/2017
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|In terms of temperature, what sort of a year did we have in Australia?|
Fiddling with the past is all too reminiscent of Orwell’s 1984. Maybe there are good reasons, and maybe if I did a lot of work I would find them.
By Don Aitkin - 8/2/2017
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|Middle Eastern migrants aren't 'piling on to the dole queue'|
The data actually shows that, after an initial period of relatively high unemployment, labour force participation and employment rates amongst migrant communities eventually reach parity with the rest of the population.
By John van Kooy - 8/2/2017
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|Don't let Safe Schools become a millstone around our necks|
Why the Victorian Government cosied up to Roz Ward and stuck with her for as long as they did remains a mystery.
By Greg Donnelly - 7/2/2017
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|The oil war is only just getting started|
So, both OPEC's Middle East members and the US are seen increasing oil and liquids production in the next two decades.
By Tsvetana Paraskova - 7/2/2017
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|Australia and Israel: concerning Trump and Obama honouring predecessors' commitments|
Outrage at Trump possibly not confirming the Obama-Australia Commitment stands awkwardly alongside the deafening silence following Obama's repudiation of the Bush-Israel Commitment.
By David Singer - 7/2/2017
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|The CSIRO's case for 'green growth' is flawed|
Contrary to the claims of the Report, the most developed nations must urgently make a fundamental transition
By Samuel Alexander, Jonathan Rutherford and Josh Floyd - 6/2/2017
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|Assisted suicide in 2017|
If we are not free to end our lives, with assistance if necessary, then we are not free at all.
By David Leyonhjelm - 6/2/2017
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|Erdogan: a classic case of power corrupting|
To consolidate his reign, he intimidated his political opponents, emasculated the military, silenced the press, and enfeebled the judiciary.
By Alon Ben-Meir - 6/2/2017
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|It did not take much to see Parliament being fetishised, the sacred cow., the bulwark against an evil European bureaucracy|
The Brexit debate: down the rabbit hole with parliament
By Binoy Kampmark - 3/2/2017
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|Dutch nursing home death - more excuses, more killing|
So, what happens after a euthanasia or assisted suicide death occurs and the doctor is found not to have fulfilled one or more of the criteria set down in the law? There should be a charge of homicide.
By Paul Russell - 3/2/2017
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|The new dads are doing it better|
The contrast between the sexes can be seen early. Simon Baron Cohen says 99 per cent of girls play with dolls at age six. Barely 17 percent of boys do.
By Peter West - 3/2/2017
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|The guiding light of global policy|
Strengthening international solidarity is a crucial task for promoting universal peace.
By Ioan Voicu - 3/2/2017
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|Coalition caught out misleading the nation over infrastructure investment|
It is an article of faith for propagandists that if you repeat a lie often enough, it becomes the truth.
By Anthony Albanese - 2/2/2017
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|Keep the lights on if you want to stay, Malcolm Turnbull|
Once the old plants are retired or electricity demand increases sufficiently, Australia will need investment in coal-fired power.
By Gary Johns - 2/2/2017
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|A new heaven and a new earth|
Secular society largely rejects the division between mortal body and immortal soul and has called the Church's bluff on what happens after death.
By Peter Sellick - 2/2/2017
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|Close the cycle: an alternative approach for used nuclear fuel|
Even calling used nuclear fuel 'waste' is an appalling misnomer. It is more like an ore that requires processing and conditioning.
By Ben Heard - 1/2/2017
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|Are calls for Trump state visit ban misguided? |
The current calls for a ban on President Donald Trump’s state visit to the UK are heartfelt. Yet in certain important respects they are also perhaps misguided or even, in some cases, disingenuous.
By Mal Fletcher - 1/2/2017
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|Erdogan's lust for power is destroying Turkey's democracy|
For Erdogan, the coup attempt was a 'gift from God' that gave him the license to purge any individual or organization perceived to be his foe, particularly when his popularity was waning.
By Alon Ben-Meir - 1/2/2017
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|'Stolen Generations' court decision highlights differing laws for indigeous Australians|
Why then should the estates of Indigenous persons be treated differently? His Honour identified two reasons.
By Brendan O'Reilly - 31/1/2017
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|Pain with trains lies mainly in the brains (or lack of them) |
Based on the last Census, the number of people who used rail – either in whole or in conjunction with some other form of transport – was 65,212. Not a big number.
By Ross Elliott - 31/1/2017
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|'How many Arabs have we killed?'|
If we participate in illegal military incursions into sovereign nations, what responsibilities do we have for documenting the loss of life? If we honour lives shouldn't we also value them? Lest we forget the innocents?
By Kellie Tranter - 31/1/2017
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|An Australia Day reflection|
Guilt doesn't create the basis for reframing our relationships or enabling us to see new alterative futures together.
By Sarah Russell - 30/1/2017
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Trump likes bilateral trade agreements, not multilateral trade agreements. Australia is good at both.
By Michael Knox - 30/1/2017
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|Violence without religion is just as terrifying |
Australia now faces a problematic social issue, in conveying a message that clearly deals with the tragedy and successfully separates the Islamic State connection to avoid further and unnecessary divisive discourse.
By Kendall Galbraith - 30/1/2017
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