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View commentsView articleCan 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
43 hours ago
View commentsView articleEnergy 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
112 hours ago
View commentsView articleTrump'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
121 hours ago
View commentsView articleThree 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
110 hours ago
View commentsView articleDefending 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
118 hours ago
View commentsView articleFuture 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
816 hours ago
View commentsView articleToday'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
22 days ago
View commentsView articleShould 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
92 days ago
View commentsView articleBreaking 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
1226 hours ago
View commentsView articleJohn 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
65 days ago
View commentsView articleTrump 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
913 hours ago
View commentsView articleTruth: 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
65 days ago
View commentsView articleReviving 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
293 days ago
View commentsView articleFish 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
77 days ago
View commentsView articleTime 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
352 days ago
View commentsView articleUS 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
46 days ago
View commentsView articleThe 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
197 days ago
View commentsView articleSocial justice
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
222 days ago
View commentsView articleHow 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
107 days ago
View commentsView articleIslam, 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
304 days ago
View commentsView articleThe 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
45 days ago
View commentsView articleBirth 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
143 days ago
View commentsView articleThe 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
312 days ago
View commentsView articleUnited 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
68 days ago
View commentsView articleJumpin’ 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
159 days ago
View commentsView articleBioterror: 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
411 days ago
View commentsView articleIs 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
413 days ago
View commentsView articleRetro 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
1614 days ago
View commentsView articleAhok'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
1713 days ago
View commentsView articleRediscovering 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
215 days ago
View commentsView articleCoral 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
329 days ago
View commentsView articleThe 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
2414 days ago
View commentsView articleVictoria - 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
313 days ago
View commentsView articleDomestic 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
146 days ago
View commentsView articleGod, 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
3615 days ago
View commentsView articleFamily 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
218 days ago
View commentsView articlePopular 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
217 days ago
View commentsView articleThe 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
1917 days ago
View commentsView articleThe 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
1318 days ago
View commentsView articleUnited 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
153 days ago
View commentsView articleBig 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
418 days ago
View commentsView articleGive 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
483 days ago
View commentsView articleWhy 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
4714 days ago
View commentsView articleDoes 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
220 days ago
View commentsView articleBorn 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
417 days ago
View commentsView articleWhy 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
1717 days ago
View commentsView articleIsraeli 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
1020 days ago
View commentsView articleAlternative 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
224 days ago
View commentsView articleAn 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
2420 days ago
View commentsView articleIron 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
521 days ago
View commentsView articleGlobal 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
168 days ago
View commentsView articleAuthoritarians 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
4118 days ago
View commentsView articleTime 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
223 days ago
View commentsView articleThe 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
4718 days ago
View commentsView articleThis 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
123 days ago
View commentsView articleIs 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
1423 days ago
View commentsView articleRevenue 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
925 days ago
View commentsView articleNitschke 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
627 days ago
View commentsView articleDrifting 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
2123 days ago
View commentsView articleAustralian 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
724 days ago
View commentsView articleSpeak 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
3426 days ago
View commentsView articleAsia 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
330 days ago
View commentsView articleWhy 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
1324 days ago
View commentsView articleSport 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
1031 days ago
View commentsView articleIt 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
372 days ago
View commentsView articleWages 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
430 days ago
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