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|Can Trump get corporate tax cuts?|
Savings necessary to allow corporate tax cuts might be found in two areas. The first is the repeal of Obamacare. The second is the repeal of corporate tax deductions.
By Michael Knox - 26/5/2017
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|Energy and industry|
Manufacturing is far from dead and remains our fifth largest employer: more than double the entire financial, insurance and property sector.
By Ross Elliott - 26/5/2017
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|Trump's 'historic' visit to the middle east: much ado about nothing|
There is no doubt that the US remains the indispensable power in the Middle East, and just about every state in the region relies heavily on the US' political support and protection.
By Alon Ben-Meir - 26/5/2017
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|Three cheers for Grace on Coronation development|
The Grace development on the former ABC site in Brisbane deserved to be approved, despit public opposition.
By Natalie Rayment - 25/5/2017
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|Defending the earth: surveying our options|
The Earth is under attack, and we're its attackers. How can we defend it?
By Mark Manolopolous - 25/5/2017
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|Future prosperity and can we attain it?|
It is a sad indictment of the economic scene that so few understand the nexus between expanded and more efficient production and higher income levels.
By Alan Moran - 24/5/2017
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|Today's stunted oil prices could cause oil price shock in 2020|
Despite the recent dip in oil prices, industry experts have been predicting a supply-gap and rising oil prices for years.
By Haley Zaremba - 24/5/2017
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|Should Australia invest funds and resources in developing Generation IV nuclear reactors?|
Australia is presently considering signing up to the International Framework for Generation IV Nuclear Energy Systems (GIF), which will commit this nation to take part in developing new nuclear reactors.
By Noel Wauchope - 23/5/2017
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|Breaking the heart of the heartland|
Conservative voters' chief expectation is that Liberal/National governments will be economically responsible. There was an expectation that they would put an end to the Rudd-Gillard spending-spree-driven deficits.
By Brendan O'Reilly - 22/5/2017
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|John Howard a false prophet|
They are wrong and the nostalgia is misplaced. Howard failed conservatives as well as the rest of us. But he doled out so much cash that few noticed.
By David Leyonhjelm - 22/5/2017
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|Trump must honour Bush-Congress deal with Israel|
President Trump's historic visit to Israel on 22 May presents the perfect opportunity for him to deliver on the promises he made to Israel during last year's Presidential election campaign.
By David Singer - 22/5/2017
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|Truth: the first casualty|
The use of euphemism or obscure terminology in issues involving life and death should always alert us to an effort to hide the truth.
By Paul Russell - 19/5/2017
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|Reviving Israeli-Palestinian talks now will go nowhere|
Trump's over-simplification of the conflict suggests he has no clue about what it would take to make peace and why the mere resumption of peace talks is dead on arrival.
By Alon Ben-Meir - 19/5/2017
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|Fish farming: a new project’s approval illustrates regulatory weaknesses|
Australia is a massive underperformer – we have just about the biggest coastline in the world yet we are a net importer of fish.
By Alan Moran - 18/5/2017
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|Time to play the migration card|
Turnbull can get the majority he needs by agreeing to bring in the people we need
By Gary Johns - 18/5/2017
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|US shale is immune to an oil price crash in 2017|
Oil production in the Lower 48 excluding the Gulf of Mexico is expected to rise until the end of the year even if the price of oil plunges to US$40.
By Tsvetana Paraskova - 18/5/2017
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|The challenges of cyber-security|
Tragically a momentum builds up and people feel that they cannot swim against the tide, for example, people are being forced into online banking.
By Keith Suter - 17/5/2017
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It seems to me that ‘social justice’ is best seen as an aspiration, and that we will never achieve it.
By Don Aitkin - 17/5/2017
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|How much inequality is enough|
As I have argued in earlier essays, I do not think that fussing over ‘inequality’ gets us anywhere, unless we are talking about inequalities in access to publicly provided health, or justice, or education.
By Don Aitkin - 16/5/2017
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|Islam, Married at First Sight and the 5:2 Fast Diet|
In the 19th century under the title of Orientalism, Islam was lampooned by various philosophers and writers of the time.
By Kuranda Seyit - 16/5/2017
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|The disunity of Israel's opposition parties is serving the occupation|
Many Israelis have become complacent and succumbed to the government's argument that the continuing occupation is necessary to safeguard Israel's national security.
By Alon Ben-Meir - 16/5/2017
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|Birth of a railway|
ATEC, the company I formed, is largely responsible for the decision in last Tuesday’s Budget to fund the Melbourne Brisbane section of the Inland Railway.
By Everald Compton - 15/5/2017
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|The universal lesson of East Timor|
The people of Timor-Leste have demanded and won the right to negotiate before the Permanent Court of Arbitration (PCA) a legal maritime boundary and a proper share of the oil and gas.
By John Pilger - 15/5/2017
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|United Nations web of deceit snares International Court of Justice|
However the biggest fish snared in the Study's web of deceit is the United Nations own primary judicial branch – the International Court of Justice.
By David Singer - 15/5/2017
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|Jumpin’ Jack Flash? It’s ‘bout gas, gas, gas!|
Australia has lots of gas. Then why all the hand-wringing about an east coast gas supply shortage?
By Geoff Carmody - 12/5/2017
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|Bioterror: a ticking time bomb|
Research in science and biotechnology over the last decade has enabled not only advances in medicine and public health, but has also increased the availability of a wide range of pathogens
By Peter Curson - 12/5/2017
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|Is the London Somalia Conference 2017 another imperialist deja vu?|
Somalis see no reason to trust this week’s conference in London after similar initiatives in the past did little to address the core issues.
By Bashir Goth - 12/5/2017
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|Retro budget cements higher tax and spend|
Politically it is brilliant, redolent of the Menzies’ method of stealing your opponent’s clothes. Economically it is a disaster, although it does deal with the debt situation, but at a cost.
By Graham Young - 11/5/2017
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|Ahok's conviction a ridiculous travesty|
Ahok was foolish to disturb the mediaeval shadows that still inform much Indonesian discourse and significant elements of its culture.
By Richard Laidlaw - 11/5/2017
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|Rediscovering the liberal progressive vision of Menzies|
Social progress, meanwhile, was not about attempting to weaken and re-engineer age-old institutions but about nourishing the existing social bonds of families, communities and voluntary associations.
By David Furse-Roberts - 11/5/2017
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|Coral Sea mythology: Malcolm Turnbull's fictions|
Discussions about invading Australia to prevent it being used as a base for Allied harassment never went beyond middle-ranking naval officers.
By Binoy Kampmark - 11/5/2017
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|The ABC needs to know its place and time|
As for the ABC's Yassmin Abdel-Magied's offensive Anzac Day tweet, and her eulogy to Islamic feminism, Ayaan Hirsi Ali was right to regard her as a 'hypocrite', dripping phony indignation.
By Gary Johns - 10/5/2017
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|Victoria - extension even before the bill is written|
'Making euthanasia and physician-assisted suicide legal started a development we did not foresee. The old limit 'thou shalt not kill' was abandoned, a new limit is yet to be found.'
By Paul Russell - 10/5/2017
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|Domestic violence laws in WA are a step too far|
It will be enough for a woman to simply claim she fears violence may occur in order to be issued with a restraining order.
By Augusto Zimmermann - 10/5/2017
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|God, gays and guesswork|
It's about a gay man who was welcome at church but whose lifestyle wasn't.
By Alex Grancha - 9/5/2017
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|Family abuse of the disabled: the new cover-up|
Colby Hickey put his personal liberty and human rights on the line as a whistle-blower and was shut out by those who are tasked to protect him.
By Patricia Eisele - 9/5/2017
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|Popular belief in the hospital setting|
While the spacecraft woman believed in extra-terrestrial beings that took the place of God, this woman had collapsed all trust into herself.
By Peter Sellick - 9/5/2017
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|The NBN is a mess|
Reminiscent of Telecom in the bad old days, it will display the typical characteristics of a government monopoly.
By David Leyonhjelm - 8/5/2017
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|The NT must keep the door firmly closed to fracking|
People may think of fracking as an environmental or industrial issue, but ultimately fracking is an issue of health and wellbeing.
By Rosalie Schultz - 8/5/2017
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|United Nations fabricated Arab narrative deceives academics|
The Study omits to mention that 78% of Palestine had already become an independent Arab State in 1946 and been renamed the Hashemite Kingdom of Transjordan.
By David Singer - 8/5/2017
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|Big Oil betting on electric vehicles|
Electric cars only make up about 1 percent of global vehicle sales, so making it to 30 percent in the short-term future would be a huge leap.
By Jon LeSage - 8/5/2017
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|Give peace a chance|
In contrast to a build-up of arms in preparation for war, promoting peace required different values, a different literacy and language.
By Stuart Rees - 5/5/2017
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|Why climate change agnosticism might be the better bet|
The most reasonable present position is to remain open-minded about climate change, particularly as the presently-framed debate distracts us from deeper issues.
By Mark Manolopolous - 5/5/2017
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|Does the world need a cure for living longer?|
Maybe we can observe closely how nations like Germany or Japan handle this escalating dependency challenge, and essentially copy the policies that seem to work best?
By Ross Elliott - 5/5/2017
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|Born that way|
India had skewed the sex-ratio of its population to 94 females for every 100 males. The ratios in the city, where ultrasound clinics are most concentrated, are far worse.
By Mark Makowiecki - 4/5/2017
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|Why war with North Korea may be the only alternative|
It appears that within four years it will have a missile that can hit Australia or the United States.
By Simon Louie - 4/5/2017
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|Israeli and Palestinian women must raise the banner of revolt|
Protests at the separation wall will make it all but abundantly clear that peace will not rest on separation between the two sides, but on collaboration and full cooperation.
By Alon Ben-Meir - 4/5/2017
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|Alternative Budget 2017-18|
Each spending cut from the last parliament should be retested in the new parliament, which has already shown greater fiscal responsibility than its predecessor.
By David Leyonhjelm - 3/5/2017
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|An Australian should be Australia’s head of state|
Religion, or lack of it, is a personal decision for each individual. So why would Australians want their head of state to discuss her beliefs?
By David Swanton - 3/5/2017
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|Iron ore industry: high prices to continue in 2017?|
Vale shares posted a monumental 130 per cent gain in 2016, while competitors Rio Tinto and BHP Billiton also enjoyed similar gains.
By Jessica Foreman - 3/5/2017
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|Global warming activism is bad for the environment|
Just because you are sharing the facts, doesn't mean you are creating a convincing argument that will lead to positive action.
By Seath Holswich - 2/5/2017
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|Authoritarians and same sex marriage|
Sad to say, both Labor and the Greens love talking about same sex marriage so much they don’t actually want to achieve it.
By David Leyonhjelm - 2/5/2017
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|Time to Act in Syria|
It is morally unacceptable for the United States to align itself with a brutal tyrant like al-Assad.
By Slater Bakhtavar - 2/5/2017
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|The purpose of redemption|
Eight human beings were executed on 29th April 2015. Shot on an island, after midnight, the eight were singing a hymn together.
By Suresh Ruberan - 1/5/2017
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|This is not the time to turn to Keynes|
The reality is, whatever is in the federal budget, it will most likely be negative for the economy, as part of the price to be paid for past fiscal excess.
By Tony Makin - 1/5/2017
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|Is populism any better than elitism?|
'Populism' is widely understood to mean support for the concerns of ordinary people, which is hard to argue with.
By Max Atkinson - 1/5/2017
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|Revenue sharing will ignite gas production|
Handing farmers a slice of the royalties on gas extracted from underneath their land, may transform the present blame shifting of the debate.
By Mark S. Lawson - 1/5/2017
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|Nitschke awards bad behaviour with encouragement to suicide|
The Fellows, by their own admission are not unwell but simply don't want to live in a nursing facility in their decrepitude.
By Paul Russell - 28/4/2017
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|Drifting back to diesel power|
When I was a kid on a dairy farm in Queensland, we relied on green energy. The only 'non-green' energy used was a bit of kerosene.
By Viv Forbes - 28/4/2017
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|Australian foreign aid|
In 2016, Australia donated 0.25% of its Gross National Income (GNI) to development goals, which is significantly less than its 2015 level of 0.29%.
By Pooya Karambakhsh - 28/4/2017
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|Speak English youse bastards|
We have many platitudes to disguise the fact that this country was seized from the original owners at gun point.
By John Tomlinson - 27/4/2017
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|Asia Pacific regional cooperation - it's more than jargon|
Trade, not aid, is the key driver for development, prosperity and opportunity for people of our region.
By David Morris - 27/4/2017
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|Why won't politicians stop lying about 'reliable renewables'? |
What happens if politicians dont stop lying? Houston, we have a problem.
By Geoff Carmody - 27/4/2017
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|Sport is not the place for social engineering|
The dragging of local sports clubs into the contested debate about gender theory may prove to be the final over-reach of LGBTIQ political activists.
By Lyle Shelton - 26/4/2017
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|It shouldn’t be Australia’s job to liberalise Muslims|
The struggle over the soul of Islam in Australia is taking place in the mosques, in the universities and in public life.
By Gary Johns - 26/4/2017
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|Wages and penalties|
The Australian credo of giving everyone a fair go might apply to those who have a job, but it certainly isn't being applied to those who don't.
By David Leyonhjelm - 26/4/2017
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