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|Archaic obstacles: Australia, parliament and dual citizenship|
It is a provision that nabs the unsuspecting member of Parliament who discovers, by self-pursuit or otherwise, that he or she is, in fact, seized of the loyalty of another state.
By Binoy Kampmark - 21/7/2017
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|Feminism and the birth rate|
The key factor in studying the birth rate, an obvious factor sometimes overlooked by men, is that it is women, not men, who decide.
By Paul McFadyen - 21/7/2017
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|Ten ideas mean the Maroon state can be a winner always|
We don’t seem to have noticed that when it comes to the state of the nation, the Blues (and Victoria) are all over us.
By Graham Young - 21/7/2017
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|Where is our politics going?|
I think we are seeing a slow shift to something with which Europeans are more familiar than Australians, a more-or-less stable multi-party system.
By Don Aitkin - 20/7/2017
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The artist Paul Gauguin was in despair when he painted his final masterpiece - a cry of bewilderment at the riddle of existence.
By Scott MacInnes - 20/7/2017
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|Why the Victorian government has little common sense when it comes to hot water systems|
One of the most important policy issues confronting Australia, and one which has highlighted the failure of Australian governments to deliver, concerns Australia's energy needs.
By Chris Lewis - 20/7/2017
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|Air pollution: a silent killer we must urgently act on|
It has become increasingly clear that diesel engines are more harmful as they produce far more fine particulate matter than their petrol counterparts.
By George Crisp and Graeme McLeay - 19/7/2017
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|Why it's way too early to write off retail|
There's one very telling difference between ourselves and most US markets: overbuilding here is virtually impossible due to the 'blue dot' factor.
By Ross Elliott - 19/7/2017
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|BDS: driving global justice for Palestine|
Following signs from the Zionist lobby, most Federal and State politicians dare not mention BDS, let alone express their support.
By Stuart Rees - 19/7/2017
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|Forced AFL resignations were a holier-than-thou and sexist over-reaction|
Alternatively, are we just seeing a return to some form of old-fashioned (Victorian?) morality that severely censures sexual indiscretions.
By Brendan O'Reilly - 18/7/2017
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|It's back to 1950s in Adelaide as ALP Groupers flex muscle|
In a throwback to the 1950s, the divisive demons of the Catholic Church versus the state still plague the ALP in South Australia.
By Malcolm King - 18/7/2017
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|Trump can end Israel-PLO impasse using India's Vedanta Solution|
Vedanta wishes and prays for the well-being, happiness and enlightenment of all the people of the world.
By David Singer - 18/7/2017
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|The Fakel Report: Finkel’s fake Economics 2.0 |
This is not surprising given that only when 'hell freezes over' will a CET result in
By Darren Nelson - 17/7/2017
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|Jargon and the NDIS|
Choosing to use language that make people's heads swim is a sweeping issue in our sector. Whether or not they mean to, many organisations fall into this pattern, and it doesn't help anyone.
By Bill Gamack - 17/7/2017
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|The technical failure that could clear the oil glut in a matter of weeks|
Assessments that a shutdown in the Middle East or a major OPEC producer can be covered by new production elsewhere is not entirely unrealistic.
By Cyril Widdershoven - 17/7/2017
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|Price of electricity is rising, not sure about temperatures|
The Australian Bureau of Meteorology has recently put in place strict limits on how cold a temperature can actually be recorded.
By Jennifer Marohasy - 14/7/2017
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|Is the Black Death still alive and well in Australia?|
Recent research in England has suggested that plague rather than disappearing after major epidemics simply retreated back into the habitat of ground-living rodents and lingered on unnoticed.
By Peter Curson - 14/7/2017
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|Decentralisation made easy|
If you un-tax people for being productive and remove current obstacles placed in the way of their living outside the capital cities, some people will take the hint.
By Bryan Kavanagh - 14/7/2017
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|Yemen's calamity is of damning proportions|
It is hard to imagine that along with the catastrophe that has been inflicted on Syria for the past six years, another calamity is unfolding in Yemen.
By Alon Ben-Meir - 14/7/2017
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|The US Congress can walk and chew gum|
As well as running inquiries into Russia, the US House of Representatives has passed a considerable body of legislation during the period of the Trump administration.
By Michael Knox - 13/7/2017
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|Keep Libya’s assets frozen to keep us safe|
Libya’s status as an exporter of terrorism was reaffirmed when Western intelligence officials established that Manchester suicide bomber Salman Abedi met with Islamic State contacts in Libya.
By Patrick Basham - 13/7/2017
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|Paul Kelly and the decay of public trust|
The irony of America is that it is one of the most Christian of nations but it is often the case that that Christianity is only skin deep.
By Peter Sellick - 13/7/2017
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|Reflections on reflections: Australian public policy, history and institutions|
The outcome at Lambing Flat, like the judicial result at Myall Creek, is an early example that the rule of law would not be selectively applied based on race.
By Sean Jacobs - 12/7/2017
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|Germany farewells a giant|
Recently the world said farewell to former German Chancellor Helmut Kohl, a man at the very centre of the reunification of Germany and instrumental in the formation of the European Union.
By Daniel Steedman - 12/7/2017
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|What does the future hold?|
And as a final thought, peace and prosperity (economic growth) seem a basic assumption in the whole set.
By Don Aitkin - 12/7/2017
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|No massacres since 1996? |
In the 20 years following 1996 there were 14 shootings in Australia involving multiple victims.
By David Leyonhjelm - 11/7/2017
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|The shape of schooling to come|
Basic pupilling is beyond the reach of sham pedestrian testucating and testifying. It doesn't just 'cover' the curriculum on-line. It enriches it from the inside.
By Phil Cullen - 11/7/2017
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|Trump must reject Abbas' claims at UN on size of Palestine |
Jordan's inclusion in any negotiations would permit alternative solutions to end the conflict beside the creation of another Arab State between Israel and Jordan.
By David Singer - 11/7/2017
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|Cardinal and Prime Minister|
Neither George Pell nor Malcolm Turnbull are experiencing happy days at the moment.
By Everald Compton - 10/7/2017
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|Julie Bishop in Macedonia|
Australia’s Foreign Minister’s visit to Macedonia will boost bilateral relations and advance Australia’s economic and security interests in the region.
By Ordan Andreevski - 10/7/2017
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|The Kurds under Erdogan's tyrannical governance|
Tens of thousands have been killed over 40 years of bloodletting between Turkish forces and the Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK), and tragically there seems to be no end in sight.
By Alon Ben-Meir - 10/7/2017
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|Let's finally build the Melbourne Airport Rail Link|
All around the globe and around Australia, people powered movements like ours are fighting and winning battles in support of urgently needed public transport solutions.
By Ordan Andreevski - 7/7/2017
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|The UN has a problem: it's not just gender violence, it's child rape|
If a United Nations official in New York raped an American child, there would be hell to pay. Similarly, if a UN official in Geneva raped a Swiss child, there would be an outcry.
By Andrew MacLeod - 7/7/2017
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|Don't hold your breath for deeper OPEC cuts|
The rally in oil prices over the past two weeks came to a halt on Wednesday on news that OPEC is actually exporting more oil than previously thought.
By Nicholas Cunningham - 7/7/2017
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|What should former PMs do?|
He ought to be allowed to say what he thinks without his automatically attracting the 'naughty boy' label by doing so.
By Don Aitkin - 6/7/2017
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|Why we'd be right to fine big tech companies|
Theresa May's plans to fine big technology companies if they fail to expunge extremist material online should be given careful consideration, not denigrated and dismissed out of hand.
By Mal Fletcher - 6/7/2017
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|What's behind Australia's exploding indigenous population?|
The first issue that ought to provoke scepticism relates to the states/territories with the highest measured proportions of Indigenous people in their population.
By Brendan O'Reilly - 5/7/2017
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|Sydney’s transport and land use blunders|
Perrottet found that same well-worn track and failed his first test – as custodian of Treasury's economics and finance Guidelines, does he know what they mean?
By Robert Gibbons - 5/7/2017
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|The 2016 census: whence the church?|
It is about time that the Church realises that the end of the Church as we knew it has arrived and that we cannot go on as before.
By Peter Sellick - 4/7/2017
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|Rescuing refugees by recovering humanity|
Pop and folk musicians have long held visions of a world which encourages respect for a sovereignty of people as opposed to a selfish, go-it-alone patriotism.
By Stuart Rees - 4/7/2017
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|Greens v One Nation|
What amazes me is, whenever they’re not pointing fingers and directing bile at each other, their policies are often the same.
By David Leyonhjelm - 3/7/2017
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|Is a big move in oil prices due?|
WTI is down about 12 percent for the month of June and is set for its longest run of weekly declines since 2015.
By Brian Noble - 3/7/2017
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|The political sensitivities that should be observed when doing business with China|
Another suggestion is to not assume that the Chinese people you meet know the same version of Asian history as you.
By Barry Li - 3/7/2017
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|Gay marriage not the electoral silver bullet everyone thinks it will be|
If the Coalition were to bleed a few thousand votes to One Nation over its newfound support for gay marriage, this could mean the difference between holding and not holding marginal seats.
By Tim O'Hare - 30/6/2017
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|Party discipline - and democracy|
This article puts forward a simple thesis. The expectation that the elected members of a party toe their party line is the complete antithesis of democracy.
By Peter Bowden - 30/6/2017
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|The Israeli-Palestinian conflict and the role of President Macron|
If a rapprochement between Israel and Sunni countries is happening, another rapprochement is evolving between Hamas and the neighboring Arab countries.
By Gilles Pargneaux and Alon Ben-Meir - 30/6/2017
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Antibiotic resistance should be viewed as a challenge to re-examine the value of our current profit and competition-driven enemy-making paradigm.
By Werner Sattmann-Frese - 29/6/2017
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|Cutting back on our car parking addiction|
Australia's largest car share service GoGet launched its biggest 'pod' within the Central Park development in 2014.
By Natalie Rayment - 29/6/2017
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ECAP is at the heart of the largest trading hub in the world. Asia and the Pacific are also leaders in science, technology and innovation.
By Ioan Voicu - 29/6/2017
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|Retirement village living: the good, the bad and the (downright) ugly|
The current communication and dispute resolution practices between owners/operators and their residents is flawed.
By Sue Malta - 28/6/2017
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|Sugar Nazis strike again|
Stopping people from having the occasional can is not only preachy and patronising - it will do nothing to combat obesity.
By Satyajeet Marar - 28/6/2017
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|Is there still hope for higher oil prices?|
WTI dipped below $44 per barrel on Tuesday, and the bearish indicators are starting to pile up.
By Nicholas Cunningham - 28/6/2017
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|How the future of work will reshape our cities|
The biggest growth industry for coming years and for the foreseeable future, the official forecasts all seem to agree on, will be in health care and social assistance.
By Ross Elliott - 27/6/2017
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|The region and border protection|
Why then does Australia expend so much money, lives and time in Iraq and Syria when we have a potentially bigger and more complex problem emerging on our door step?
By Bruce Haigh - 27/6/2017
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|The right to a 'castle'|
The Kerrigans' house is much more than just a place of shelter; it is a real home, based on bonds of affection, love and generosity – and idiosyncrasies. To the Kerrigans, it is, indeed, a castle.
By Barry York - 27/6/2017
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|The rising 'cost-of-living': why is it so?|
The outcome sought by all human action is profit – ie the ends achieved were worth the means including time and effort.
By Darren Nelson - 26/6/2017
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|French national elections mean president Macron's 'revolution' is now complete|
France has never had a social liberal president, never seen in power progressive liberalism from the left.
By Richard Ogier - 26/6/2017
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|Deceiving Trump and Tillerson has consequences for Abbas|
President Trump and Secretary of State Tillerson are quickly learning that tough talk is needed to rein in Mahmoud Abbas.
By David Singer - 26/6/2017
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|Barclays in hot water: the Qatar connection|
The aftermath of the 2008 crisis did much to give capitalism – at least of the bankster variant – a blackened name.
By Binoy Kampmark - 23/6/2017
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|Is the West spiritually impoverished|
The most intriguing aspect is the inability of insiders to provide a coherent account of what is actually going on. How did Donald Trump, you know, happen?
By Mark Christensen - 23/6/2017
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|After fifty years of occupation, what's next: an open letter to President Mahmoud Abbas|
To simply blame the Israeli government alone may be comforting to you, but unless you change your approach and strategy toward Israel, you will further prolong the occupation.
By Alon Ben-Meir - 23/6/2017
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|Khayre was no terrorist, he was an ice addict who had lost all grip of reality|
The question and we will never know the real answer, is what was his intention? Was his intention to advance an ideological cause?
By Kuranda Seyit - 22/6/2017
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|Time for compromise on same-sex marriage|
The lull in the debate over recognition of same-sex marriage provides a valuable opportunity to consider the ‘end game’ to this long-running controversy.
By John de Meyrick - 22/6/2017
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|An insider's view on Chinese buyers|
Unlike those cash-loaded, overseas Chinese buyers you see at property auctions, my wife and I are new migrants living on monthly Australian salaries.
By Barry Li - 22/6/2017
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