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View commentsView articleWaste not, water not
Why is the public broadcaster, of all entities, employing its diminishing coin in enjoining us to enter the war on waste as private soldiers?
By Don Aitkin - 14/8/2018
1136 mins ago
View commentsView articleResponsibility overboard: the shocking record of the company shipping nuclear waste to Australia
The spent fuel was loaded onto the BBC Austria, owned by Briese Schiffahrt, a shipping line condemned across the world for dangerous and illegal practices.
By Natalie Wasley - 14/8/2018
77 hours ago
View commentsView articleYour memory may be hiding the inconvenient truth about climate change
There is already some evidence that creation of collective social memories, through media narratives, images and memes, can raise awareness for the potential threats of global warming.
By Misia Temler - 13/8/2018
355 hours ago
View commentsView article'The right of return' to where?
The Palestinians have been led astray, believing that there is still a prospect for the Palestinian refugees to return to their original homes in today's Israel.
By Alon Ben-Meir - 13/8/2018
918 hours ago
View commentsView articleBotswana: the only real democracy in Africa
What they have done has certainly paid off: GDP per capita is about $US7000 per annum and on a PPP basis is about $US 17000 per annum.
By Guy Hallowes - 10/8/2018
53 days ago
View commentsView articleThe non-university and the manager
We have been seeing over the last few decades the birth of the non-university, an institution hollowed out of its seminal functions: teaching and scholarship.
By Binoy Kampmark - 10/8/2018
75 days ago
View commentsView articleMarriage, divorce and the Bible
I can remember, in my first Parish, standing before the congregation as a divorced man having married a divorced woman to preach.
By Peter Sellick - 10/8/2018
1425 hours ago
View commentsView articleSchooling Australia: an education that builds a nation
Nation-building is a 'new world' discourse applied to large continents (e.g. Africa, Asia, North and South America) where colonising forces decided on innovations in policy and infrastructure.
By Fiona Mueller and Deidre Clary - 9/8/2018
53 days ago
View commentsView articleTrillion dollar companies: the Apple empire and concentrated markets
The converse is claimed to be true: that concentration, oligopolistic power, and strings pulled by a few players is the way to keep innovation alive.
By Binoy Kampmark - 9/8/2018
63 days ago
View commentsView articleOn worrying about Chinese people: 2018
Within minutes she was complaining about President Xi Jinping who, after being appointed leader in 2012, had raised hopes for a more open society.
By Brian Hennessy - 8/8/2018
96 days ago
View commentsView articleForget the election - Zimbabwe will remain a basket case, and the West has a dilemma
In order to receive aid, Zimbabwe’s new president, Emmerson Mnangagwa, Mugabe’s ‘enforcer’, will try to persuade Western governments that he will reduce corruption and revive the agricultural sector. But nothing has changed.
By Guy Hallowes - 8/8/2018
95 days ago
View commentsView articleHow we lit the fuse of the population bomb
Why concentrate population growth in mega-cities already under strain while smaller cities and regions stagnate?
By Ross Elliott - 8/8/2018
86 days ago
View commentsView articleWe need to widen our Asia focus
As Hartcher pointed out, India offers tremendous market opportunity for Australia, but has to date largely slipped under the radar.
By Kevin McCracken - 7/8/2018
47 days ago
View commentsView articleShortwave cuts could cost lives
One of the most critical aspects of Radio Australia is its ability to serve as a counter-emergency alerting and information system for natural disasters or civil disturbance.
By Ian Nance - 7/8/2018
38 days ago
View commentsView articleThe lasting condition: drought in Australia
Humans are a funny species. They create settlements along fault lines that, on moving, can create catastrophe, killing thousands.
By Binoy Kampmark - 7/8/2018
97 days ago
View commentsView articleReligious Freedom Act should be opposed as a back-door Bill of Rights
The problem in this case is that a Religious Freedom Act could ultimately be used, paradoxically, to undermine the very freedoms it is meant to protect.
By Lorraine Finlay - 6/8/2018
218 days ago
View commentsView articleThe right to die
In my previous life as a veterinarian I lost count of the number of domestic animals I euthanised.
By David Leyonhjelm - 6/8/2018
167 days ago
View commentsView articleTrump should reject PLO and UN propaganda on East Jerusalem
The PLO claim to East Jerusalem is based on its own propaganda and that of the United Nations which claims East Jerusalem to be 'occupied territory'.
By David Singer - 6/8/2018
75 days ago
View commentsView articleThe changing Australian culture
Yes, there are people who are battling on. There are people making squillions. There always were, and there always will be.
By Don Aitkin - 3/8/2018
269 days ago
View commentsView articleErdogan and the EU are on a collision course in the Balkans
Banned from promoting his dangerous Islamic agenda across the European Union, Turkish President Erdogan is now seeking to use his growing influence in the Balkans against the Western countries.
By Alon Ben-Meir and Arbana Xharra - 3/8/2018
59 days ago
View commentsView articleThe death of the investigative journalist: Channel Nine’s takeover of Fairfax
Marks, in slanting the emphasis towards generating revenue, ignores the actual practice of meaningful, investigative journalism.
By Binoy Kampmark - 2/8/2018
157 days ago
View commentsView articleThe worst of wasteful government spending
It is also common for politicians to arrange a 'work' meeting as a pretext for a holiday, social or campaigning event so that the taxpayer bears what should be a private travel cost.
By Brendan O'Reilly - 2/8/2018
1112 days ago
View commentsView articleQuestioning the 'medical reason' for a nuclear waste dump in Kimba, South Australia
The radioactive waste resulting from Australian use of medical isotopes is only a very small fraction of the overall Lucas Heights' wastes, all of which could easily be stored indefinitely at Lucas Heights.
By Noel Wauchope - 1/8/2018
1012 days ago
View commentsView articleSmall business and sole traders to be bludgeoned with red tape... again
The bulk of 'Black Economy' activity occurs through undisclosed cash payments in industries such as construction and opaque activities over the internet. None of these proposals provide tools to deal with these practices.
By Rohan Indra - 31/7/2018
1011 days ago
View commentsView articleThe law of shame that defies Jewish values
The law will alarmingly increase the alienation of world Jewry (largely reform Jews) from Israel and may well unravel the historic bond between all Jews.
By Alon Ben-Meir - 31/7/2018
2812 days ago
View commentsView articleCongo Ebola outbreak could have gone either way
Once within the megacity of 11-12 million residents just one case of the disease could have set off a deadly epidemic with contact rates multiplying exponentially.
By Kevin McCracken - 30/7/2018
116 days ago
View commentsView articleA growing concern
Big Australia may be where we are heading, but without a plan or a vision of what that actually entails and how to get there, the quality of life for Australians and future generations will be eroded.
By Tristan Prasser - 30/7/2018
1512 days ago
View commentsView articleTrump exposes UN hypocrisy on PLO, Hamas and Israel
But all of the words spoken here in New York do not feed, clothe, or educate a single Palestinian child. All they do is get the international community riled up.
By David Singer - 30/7/2018
511 days ago
View commentsView articleMrHR: where opting out isn't easy
I then got through to said 'cancellations department' who told me that the record that had been established could not be expunged altogether.
By Guy Hallowes - 27/7/2018
1118 days ago
View commentsView articleWhy it's Labor who is copping the Longman protest vote
They’ve raised political zombies to new life, trying to frighten voters with the spectres of long-departed state premier Campbell Newman, and a “Mediscare” 2.1 based on the Caboolture hospital.
By Graham Young - 27/7/2018
1014 days ago
View commentsView articleNo enthusiasm for enthusiastic consent reforms
The problem here is that the something being considered may actually make things worse, not better.
By Lorraine Finlay - 26/7/2018
127 days ago
View commentsView article'Reliable' renewables roulette
When trying to mix renewables with reliability, politicians face biased incentives. The consequences of not supplying enough capacity for a given reliability standard emerge after the event.
By Geoff Carmody - 26/7/2018
534 days ago
View commentsView articleWhy no one should be opting out of My Health Record (MyHR)
Don’t deny yourself an opportunity to own and control your health data.
By Saeed Khan - 25/7/2018
77 days ago
View commentsView articleThe sources of Russian conduct
The only real news came from the press conference, where Trump, as is his wont, denied the obvious Russian meddling in US elections, even when told by his own intelligence agencies.
By Gray Connolly - 25/7/2018
37 days ago
View commentsView articleNew Chinese political-economic dynasties
Guo alleges that the families of the Shanghai Clique now dominate China's economy.
By Margo King - 24/7/2018
322 days ago
View commentsView articleUniversity study attacks government over treatment of children of illegal immigrants
Coincidentally with the release of the McGill University report, Mr Trudeau weighed in again denouncing the US Government's treatment of illegal immigrants.
By Russell Grenning - 24/7/2018
422 days ago
View commentsView articleFree speech
Free speech is under threat in Australia. I am trying to do something about it, with four weighty bills to remove unwarranted restrictions on free speech from Commonwealth law.
By David Leyonhjelm - 23/7/2018
3120 days ago
View commentsView articleThe future of the EU in the wake of Trump’s betrayal
Trump has become a marionette manipulated by a master puppeteer, Putin.
By Alon Ben-Meir - 23/7/2018
3214 days ago
View commentsView articleBattlelines drawn: the fight over the next US Supreme Court justice
About 200 Yale University law students signed a hysterical letter bitterly attacking Kavanaugh declared 'People will die if he is confirmed'.
By Russell Grenning - 23/7/2018
1022 days ago
View commentsView articleRenewed calls to slow immigration as Australia rushes past 25 million
With Australia's population set to hurtle past the 25 million mark in August there are renewed calls in Canberra for a significant reduction in the country's sky-high immigration intake.
By Rex Drabik - 20/7/2018
3318 days ago
View commentsView articleHey big spenders, upsizing our government only shrinks its value
Why government grows, and how its size affects the broader economy, are important questions that have attracted surprisingly ­little attention as topics for economic research.
By Tony Makin - 20/7/2018
625 days ago
View commentsView articleTrumped by Trump
But, the world will not end as there have been buffoons like him since the beginning of time.
By Everald Compton - 20/7/2018
2023 days ago
View commentsView articleCultural appropriation, you just can’t be too careful
They are working hard on creating on three pieces of international law that would, if implemented, expand intellectual property regulations to protect things like indigenous designs, dances, words and traditional medicines.
By Russell Grenning - 19/7/2018
1221 days ago
View commentsView articleThem and us and NAIDOC
However, holding NAIDOC Week perhaps could serve to remind many folk that they share the land with its original residents who founded it some forty to sixty thousand years ago.
By Ian Nance - 19/7/2018
1822 days ago
View commentsView articleThe Andrew Leigh-Sinclair Davidson company tax debate
It does not make sense to relate jobs created to the effective tax rate paid by companies in the way Andrew Leigh did.
By Gene Tunny - 18/7/2018
821 days ago
View commentsView articleA current mantra and the envy of Jesus
They are repeated like a fundamentalist chorus or mantra: The politics of envy and class warfare.
By Ray Barraclough - 18/7/2018
926 days ago
View commentsView articleShould soccer be the world's game of football?
So what should be the world's football? There are two possibilities – Gridiron or American Football or Australian Rules.
By Peter Bowden - 17/7/2018
1028 days ago
View commentsView articleUN finds 'extreme poverty' in the USA
The report deliberately excluded from any consideration of the more than $US1.2 trillion of annual cash and in-kind redistributions to low-income US citizens.
By Russell Grenning - 17/7/2018
929 days ago
View commentsView articleACCC bells the cat on electricity
The ACCC Electricity supply and prices inquiry final report is a tacit acknowledgement that current strategies for CO2 abatement will not work at an affordable price.
By Graham Young - 16/7/2018
1526 days ago
View commentsView articlePining for the imaginary man
It appears that Silicon Valley is giving more money to Obama's library than to democrat candidates and that's really unfortunate according to the author.
By Stephen Cable - 16/7/2018
421 days ago
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