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View commentsView articleEbola returns with a vengeance
We have developed a range of ebola vaccines, and while many remain to be fully tested or become widely available one has been found to be protective against ebola.
By Peter Curson - 22/3/2019
12 days ago
View commentsView articleA critical examination of welfare state constructions of income support recipients and addiction
A critical examination of welfare state constructions of income support recipients and addiction
By Philip Mendes - 22/3/2019
84 hours ago
View commentsView articleViewpoint diversity does not extend to extremist hate
As we piece ourselves together after the New Zealand tragedy, the question on everyone's mind is how to minimize or, more specifically, eliminate such horrific acts of violence.
By Ilana Akresh - 21/3/2019
172 days ago
View commentsView articleReading manifestos: restricting Brenton Tarrant’s The Great Replacement
Removing the manifesto does a disservice to any arguments that might be mounted against him, but having a debate is not what this is generally about.
By Binoy Kampmark - 21/3/2019
92 days ago
View commentsView articleIt’s about quality, not quantity
Dealing with the patchwork nature of the Australian economy, where some parts of Australia want to close the doors while others are crying out for population growth, is a tricky one.
By David Leyonhjelm - 21/3/2019
33 days ago
View commentsView articleIslamophobia in Australia: the response of the academy
Researchers should be able to furnish us with evidence about where Islamophobia 'comes from'; what it consists of; how it is promulgated and spread, by whom and for what ends.
By Jake Lynch - 20/3/2019
5711 hours ago
View commentsView article40 years of oppression in Iran
Iran's true salvation must come from within. Fortunately, this is entirely feasible, because Iran's population is not at all like its government.
By Slater Bakhtavar - 20/3/2019
54 hours ago
View commentsView articleWill the Berejiklian Government be the next to go?
The factors at play federally and in NSW are not entirely the same. The BerejiklianCoalition Government has in fact had a lot of things going for it.
By Brendan O'Reilly - 19/3/2019
92 hours ago
View commentsView articleGeorge Pell: questions wise and foolish
It is not unreasonable for an average person, not necessarily a Pell supporter, to at least wonder about the fairness of this conviction.
By Alfred Zarb - 19/3/2019
163 days ago
View commentsView articleMuslims are angry and afraid
The war in Syria, the war in Burma, the war in Gaza, has been brought to our very doorstep. This was not a random lone wolf attack. It was an organized, terror cell.
By Kuranda Seyit - 18/3/2019
376 hours ago
View commentsView articleThe dangers of values: Brenton Tarrant, Fraser Anning and the Christchurch shootings
Playing the values game is a dangerous one. What, exactly, are
By Binoy Kampmark - 18/3/2019
429 hours ago
View commentsView articleTrump puts socialism on trial for 2020 elections
The Green New Deal may tally between $51 trillion and $93 trillion over 10-years according to the American Action Forum.
By David Singer - 15/3/2019
127 days ago
View commentsView articleBill Shorten is too keen to dabble with the constitution
The Labor leader has been unusually bold in advocating and entertaining significant constitutional change.
By David Alexander - 15/3/2019
97 days ago
View commentsView articleBeware the wounded senior
Forty-eight per cent of the seats in parliament have a median voter age of 50 years or older. Twenty-five of those seats can be classified as marginal, with 10 held by the Liberal Party, 10 by the ALP and five by the Nationals.
By Graham Young - 14/3/2019
67 days ago
View commentsView articleA Tasmanian Liberal conscience vote on transgender law reform will diffuse potential hate campaigns
A particularly nasty aspect of these rallies was how Liberal MPs sat in the front row applauding anti-gay speakers because the plan to decriminalise had been proposed by Labor and the Greens.
By Rodney Croome - 14/3/2019
325 days ago
View commentsView articleMilitarised conservation: paramilitary rangers and the WWF
WWF's staff on the ground in Nepal leaped into action – not to demand justice, but to lobby for the charges to disappear.
By Binoy Kampmark - 13/3/2019
211 days ago
View commentsView articleGeorge Pell and conservatism
The Catholic defence is perhaps understandable. But a bigger issue to this writer is why are all the conservatives supporting Pell?
By Peter Bowden - 13/3/2019
526 days ago
View commentsView articleEvironmental ideology: killing a Victorian rural industry by stealth
The Victorian Government’s appeasement of environmental ideology is hampering its capability to deal with serious bushfires.
By Mark Poynter - 12/3/2019
69 days ago
View commentsView articleJordan Peterson v Milo: how the Trickster lost his mojo
Milo's pitiful comments to Andrew Bolt seem very out of character for the self-described 'fabulous troll' of the Internet.
By Jason Beale - 12/3/2019
810 days ago
View commentsView articleShould we rethink nuclear power?
Despite high-profile nuclear disasters like Chernobyl , Fukushima, and Three Mile Island, the deaths related to nuclear meltdowns are actually very few.
By Haley Zaremba - 11/3/2019
345 days ago
View commentsView articleThe cardinal can do no wrong: George Pell's defenders
The Pell conviction is an example of defenders running to barricades in the name of protection, hoping that faith prevails over evidence.
By Binoy Kampmark - 11/3/2019
504 days ago
View commentsView articleSuburban rail loop – how can this mistake be prevented?
If it were on a strategic plan with construction anticipated to commence several decades from now it would make a lot more sense.
By Alan Davies - 8/3/2019
713 days ago
View commentsView articleGrounds for suspicion
People who claim to be in direct communion with supernatural beings and and make a living from interceding with them on behalf of petitioners are widely regarded as dishonest or delusional.
By Arthur Dent - 8/3/2019
714 days ago
View commentsView articleThe sun dominates climate change
Why are the public generally unaware of the important research that connects variations in the output of the Sun with climate change?
By Tim Ball and Tom Harris - 7/3/2019
299 days ago
View commentsView articleThe showbiz of conservation: PETA, Google and Steve Irwin
Irwin, the organisation tweeted, 'was killed while harassing a ray; he dangled his baby while feeding a crocodile and wrestled wild animals who were minding their own business.'
By Binoy Kampmark - 7/3/2019
1214 days ago
View commentsView articleWhat is a man?
Most of the media coverage of the royal commission seems to be written by women, about women, and for women. It deals mainly with the concerns of women. But what about those of men?
By Peter West - 6/3/2019
198 days ago
View commentsView articleCoal is part of the solution in transition to new energy sources
The cowardice of Australia's largest coal miner Glencore in bowing to activist pressure and capping its coal production torches the reputation of coal by implying coal mining is unethical.
By Graham Young - 6/3/2019
1018 days ago
View commentsView articleThe vendetta against Cardinal Pell
I believe he is innocent and that the jury should certainly have brought in a verdict of not guilty.
By John Young - 5/3/2019
663 days ago
View commentsView articlePalestinian rights missing from UK antisemitism debate
In the background are internationally coordinated attempts at 'definition creep', which risk ruling out essential arguments in favour of Palestinian rights as 'anti-Semitic'.
By Jake Lynch - 5/3/2019
418 days ago
View commentsView articleGaping hole in greenhouse gas emissions
Australia’s commitments, no matter what anyone thinks of them, are quite pointless unless they are conditional on action by the world’s big emitters.
By David Leyonhjelm - 4/3/2019
463 days ago
View commentsView articleA personal, alternative interpretation of the Northern Ireland Brexit 'Backstop'
So, if you want to do your bit for world peace, try to include Northern Ireland as part of you next (or first) tour of Europe.
By Charles Essery - 4/3/2019
318 days ago
View commentsView articleThe $32 trillion push to disrupt the entire oil industry
Increased shareholder activism, combined with global warming policies of institutional investors and NGOs, are pushing IOCs in a corner, constricting financing options for oil companies.
By Cyril Widdershoven - 1/3/2019
821 days ago
View commentsView articleDeconstructing the Brisbane CBD
What's it going to take to reignite the demand for Brisbane CBD offices?
By Ross Elliott - 1/3/2019
218 days ago
View commentsView articleReligious wars
Cardinal George Pell has been found guilty. Frank Brennan, a Jesuit priest, has raised the question of whether the jury reached the correct verdict.
By Peter Bowden - 28/2/2019
429 days ago
View commentsView articleA new despotism in the era of surveillance capitalism
I maintain that we have good reason to fear that the business model of commercial surveillance is serving to undermine the foundations of our democracy.
By Sam Ben-Meir - 28/2/2019
818 days ago
View commentsView articleFully franked must be frank and fair
It is beyond dispute that Bill Shorten is correct when he states that a cash refund of franking credits on investments should be claimed only by a taxpayer.
By Everald Compton - 27/2/2019
517 days ago
View commentsView articleTrump ‘fake news’ media becomes major 2020 election issue
The media's behaviour is the second issue - the other the chaos at the Southern Border - that has considerably boosted Trump's chances of winning the 2020 elections.
By David Singer - 27/2/2019
725 days ago
View commentsView articleCould powered two-wheelers be a game-changer for urban travel?
Although there’s never been a strong tradition of cycling in Australia's capitals like there is in many European cities, the availability of battery powered bicycles and scooters is potentially a game-changer.
By Alan Davies - 26/2/2019
1825 days ago
View commentsView articleAn open letter to President Erdogan
Your unruly ambition to become the leader of the Sunni Muslim world is the driving force behind your ceaseless efforts to implant a Turkish-oriented religious dogma in many countries.
By Alon Ben-Meir - 26/2/2019
126 days ago
View commentsView articleThe Emotional Intelligence of Ken Henry
It is not often that you get a chance to see hubris in action but we in Australia have just seen one of the greatest exhibitions in my lifetime.
By Chris Golis - 25/2/2019
726 days ago
View commentsView articleSize matters: the demise of the A380
Why the A380 was too big to succeed and was dethroned by smaller nimbler options.
By Binoy Kampmark - 25/2/2019
720 days ago
View commentsView articleGlobal health and multilateral diplomacy
There is a clear recognition of the the close relationship between foreign policy and global health and their interdependence.
By Ioan Voicu - 25/2/2019
127 days ago
View commentsView articleTrump wins even if he loses Supreme Court battle
President Trump's proclamation of a National Emergency on the Southern Border ensures the consequences of the illegal entry of drugs, criminals and foreigners through that porous border will now be owned by the Congress.
By David Singer - 22/2/2019
1027 days ago
View commentsView articleLiving in a post-truth world
At the time, with the rising popularity of Donald Trump, political certainties were collapsing, and this was a convenient pejorative to cast at one's political opponents.
By Jason Beale - 22/2/2019
727 days ago
View commentsView article'Man-made' climate change: the world's multi-trillion dollar moral panic
The Y2K scare was nevertheless a boon for consultants and IT specialists. It is estimated that US$300 billion was spent worldwide to audit and upgrade computers.
By Brendan O'Reilly - 22/2/2019
1803 days ago
View commentsView articleCan front line emergency workers sue for trauma compo for the horrors they see?
If the driver's behaviour caused the accident which required others to suffer psychiatric trauma while helping him, then the emergency responder can seek compensation through the driver's insurer.
By Trent Johnson - 21/2/2019
1429 days ago
View commentsView articleIn search of a post-political masculinity
Men aren't at their best and there is no returning to the old days when women cut us too much slack.
By Mark Christensen - 21/2/2019
625 days ago
View commentsView articleIntolerant intolerance
Less well known is the paradox of tolerance: Unlimited tolerance must lead to the disappearance of tolerance.
By Spencer Gear - 21/2/2019
7019 days ago
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