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View commentsView articleThe knowledge of good and evil
'When their relationship with God was disturbed, their mutual relationship was also disturbed; everything that belongs together disintegrated...'
By Peter Sellick - 13/11/2018
305 hours ago
View commentsView articleMalcolm's outrageous slings and arrows
Mr Malcolm Turnbull has long portrayed himself as a man of great dignitas and auctoritas capable of standing above the fray of Australian politics
By Gregory Melleuish - 13/11/2018
122 hours ago
View commentsView articleIf Australia has compulsory voting, why are over 628,000 people missing from the electoral roll?
Australia is one of a relatively small club of nations that makes voting compulsory. Other countries with compulsory voting are: Brazil, Argentina, Luxembourg, and Belgium.
By Michelle Coxhead - 12/11/2018
107 hours ago
View commentsView articlePoliticised victimhood: Ukraine's Holodomor, genocide and intent
These measures do raise a question: whether the term genocide has been all too readily pressed into usage, when intent to do so must be the only reasonable inference on the evidence.
By Binoy Kampmark - 12/11/2018
12 days ago
View commentsView articleBrothers in arms: the John Hunter story
He wrapped him tightly in an army issue groundsheet and buried him on his back as if resting peacefully in the field of battle.
By Brian Murphy - 9/11/2018
243 days ago
View commentsView articleThe warning we are ignoring
Gross domestic product (GDP), the measure of economic activity, for instance, will actually increase as the climate gets worse.
By Keith Suter - 9/11/2018
272 days ago
View commentsView articleGovernment hasn't dug itself out of school funding hole with PIT yet
The policy and technical issues should have been thoroughly examined and debated well before any formal adoption of the PIT measure.
By David Robertson - 8/11/2018
26 days ago
View commentsView articleWhy are good people blind to unethical institutions?
The problem of knowing what is right and what is wrong has been compounded by the double speak describing unethical conflicts of interest that are systematically imbedded in Australian institutions.
By Shann Turnbull - 8/11/2018
75 days ago
View commentsView articleHydrogen power: hype or hope?
The report accepts costs need to be reduced and that will require a massive effort. It says more R&D, and, importantly, getting the market activated to generate experience with production processes.
By Geoff Carmody - 7/11/2018
192 days ago
View commentsView articleHoley Bible arguments against Margaret Court
What are the holes in Dr Robyn Whitaker's arguments against Margaret Court and Court's support for heterosexual marriage over Whitaker's backing of modern Christian families that include gay couples?
By Spencer Gear - 7/11/2018
252 days ago
View commentsView articleGeo-engineering: acting in ignorance of the consequences
Geo-engineering: acting in ignorance of the consequences.
By Tim Ball and Tom Harris - 6/11/2018
242 days ago
View commentsView articleErdogan’s hooligans came knocking on NYU’s doors
What's outrageous about this episode is that we here in the US, where freedom of speech and assembly are guaranteed by the constitution, are threatened by Turkish citizens who were given the privilege to live in our country.
By Alon Ben-Meir - 6/11/2018
28 days ago
View commentsView articleLosing users: Mark Zuckerberg’s Facebook problems
Facebook, the all-gazing, accumulating system of personal profiles and information, poster child, in fact, of surveillance capitalism, is losing users.
By Binoy Kampmark - 5/11/2018
39 days ago
View commentsView articleDo we have free will?
Unpacking Sam Harris’ belief that we don’t have control over our actions.
By Louis O'Neill - 5/11/2018
587 hours ago
View commentsView articleMan stupid, gorilla wise… Koko say so…
Overwhelmingly, the comments are of the self-righteous, reactionary, Nature worshiping kind that belittles humanity and places the wisdom of the beast/Nature above humanity.
By Barry York - 2/11/2018
374 days ago
View commentsView articleThe panic into quality
This is not that bear market, this is a bull market correction. The reason we know this is not a bear market is that we have two tests.
By Michael Knox - 2/11/2018
310 days ago
View commentsView articleThe impacts of global warming are happening anyway
Without stabilisation of population, more efficient utilisation of resources and reduction of pollution most of the same impacts are still going to happen.
By Eric Claus - 1/11/2018
267 days ago
View commentsView articleProperty taxes are about to fall (and why this is bad news)
The remarkable thing is just how dependent State Governments have become on property taxes – chiefly stamp duty on transfers.
By Ross Elliott - 1/11/2018
311 days ago
View commentsView articleInside the black box: Paul Romer’s endogenous growth theory
Romer’s analysis begins with the insight that innovations are based on ideas and an intrinsic characteristic of ideas is that they are non-rivalrous.
By Flavio Romano - 31/10/2018
114 days ago
View commentsView articleDon’t let the terrorists and supremacists win
If it is ok to be white, we should be able to say so even if white supremacists say the same thing.
By David Leyonhjelm - 31/10/2018
168 days ago
View commentsView articleThe importance of alternative media
The media are a battleground where reformers struggle for attention, but are defeated with great regularity by the wealth and power of the establishment.
By John Avery - 30/10/2018
1015 days ago
View commentsView articleRoaming domestic cats
NSW law considers a cat a “nuisance” only if makes a noise that unreasonably interferes with your peace, comfort or convenience, or repeatedly damages your property. And the burden of proof is on you.
By Allen Greer - 30/10/2018
1211 days ago
View commentsView articleTime to go nuclear
Lifting Australia’s ban on nuclear power can only be a good thing, providing new economic opportunities and an alternative pathway to clean and plentiful energy.
By Tristan Prasser - 29/10/2018
3713 days ago
View commentsView articleThe Saudi butchery in Yemen and the world’s apathy
The cold-blooded killing of the journalist Khashoggi, however gruesome, pales compared to the brutality and gross human rights violations Saudi Arabia is committing in Yemen.
By Alon Ben-Meir - 29/10/2018
312 days ago
View commentsView articleAn important essay by Richard Lindzen
Of course, the climate system is driven by the sun, but even if the solar forcing were constant, the climate would still vary.
By Don Aitkin - 26/10/2018
7920 hours ago
View commentsView articleUS shale has a glaring problem
The WSJ analyzed 50 companies, finding that they spent a combined $2 billion more than they generated in the second quarter.
By Nicholas Cunningham - 26/10/2018
717 days ago
View commentsView articlePresident Xi's digital prison
What he learned from the past was that the CCP would have to hold the society in an inflexible ideological vice.
By Felix Imonti - 25/10/2018
815 days ago
View commentsView articleDiyanet: Erdogan's Islamic vehicle to the Balkans
Erdogan has put in the field two state organizations, Diyanet and the Turkish Development Agency (TIKA), as vehicles through which Turkey could enhance its Islamic influence in the Balkans.
By Alon Ben-Meir and Arbana Xharra - 25/10/2018
514 days ago
View commentsView articleIs One Nation the site of Australia's Alt-Right?
Many commentators have labelled this evidence of an increased return to an ultra-conservative entrenchment of racism and white superiority in Australia.
By Rob Cover - 24/10/2018
2215 days ago
View commentsView articleJordan jumps on Trump bandwagon leaving PLO way behind
Jordan has now signalled its preparedness to replace the PLO by publically supporting Trump in an article written in the Jordan Times by Walid Sadi.
By David Singer - 24/10/2018
68 days ago
View commentsView articleReligious schools and discrimination
However, the call by Sheikh Taj Aldin Hilali, a Sydney based cleric, that independent Islamic schools should not allow homosexual teachers to work in their schools has opened up a can of worms.
By Kuranda Seyit - 23/10/2018
299 days ago
View commentsView articleIsn't long-term planning for urban public transport a no-brainer?
The Rail Futures Institute's Melbourne Rail Plan is the sort of comprehensive metropolitan plan that the Government's failed to release, preferring instead to pull out ad-hoc projects just before the next election.
By Alan Davies - 23/10/2018
521 days ago
View commentsView articleThe tyranny of fashion: shredding Banksy
This is a world, of transaction, appearance and display, based on conceit and seduction, the toying by the super star artist with the necessarily gullible.
By Binoy Kampmark - 22/10/2018
123 days ago
View commentsView articleShould the US stop enabling Israel?
They created what is effectively an apartheid state in the West Bank by applying different laws, different roads to travel, and a different security apparatus, all designed to suppress the Palestinians.
By Alon Ben-Meir - 22/10/2018
722 days ago
View commentsView articleCoalition’s hands-off housing policy points to 2019 election defeat
A combination of real wage growth, targeted land release, and reforms to negative gearing and capital gains concessions would deflate median prices.
By Blake Pepper and Glen Anderson - 19/10/2018
1423 days ago
View commentsView articleEmbassy disappearances: Jamal Khashoggi and the foreign policy web
Three powers tussling over image and appearance; all engaged in a wrestle over how best to seem the least hypocritical.
By Binoy Kampmark - 19/10/2018
725 days ago
View commentsView articleWhat the Fed changes and what the Fed doesn’t
■ The Fed tells us that the US growth this year will be higher at 3.1% but rates will still peak at 3.4% in 2020.
By Michael Knox - 19/10/2018
621 days ago
View commentsView articleChoosing abortion is the greatest regret of my life
I named my baby later to acknowledge the child that I was still grieving for. I began to imagine the life she could have had.
By Madeleine Weidemann - 18/10/2018
6914 days ago
View commentsView articleTrump rejects UN and UNESCO’s fictitious Palestinian state
President Trump's National Security Adviser - John Bolton - has exposed the fiction that there is a legally-constituted 'State of Palestine'.
By David Singer - 18/10/2018
3317 days ago
View commentsView articlePoliticians with trustworthy eyes
Discrimination is a part of life. Indeed, I don’t believe I’ve ever met anyone who doesn’t discriminate in one way or another.
By David Leyonhjelm - 17/10/2018
617 days ago
View commentsView articleNetanyahu is destroying both Israel and the Palestinians
The unity of purpose between Israeli and diaspora Jewry is crumbling, the social and political divide among Israelis is dangerously widening, and the prospect of living in peace and security is becoming increasingly untenable.
By Alon Ben-Meir - 17/10/2018
626 days ago
View commentsView articleAustralia's climate policy paralysis is becoming electoral poison
Current polling indicates the Liberal Party could be facing it's first electoral loss in the the seat in 60 years – and climate change inaction is the number one issue in the minds of voters.
By Neneh Darwin - 16/10/2018
5023 days ago
View commentsView articleQueensland abortion legislation fails pro-choice and pro-life nurses
It is probable that half of all of all nurses hold conscientious objections to abortion. These nurses face very real potential discriminations under this legislation.
By Graeme Haycroft - 16/10/2018
417 days ago
View commentsView articleDiscrimination against LGBTI people
Is freedom to practice one's religion an overriding belief? Are people ever allowed to discriminate against others because of their religious beliefs?
By Peter Bowden - 15/10/2018
4125 days ago
View commentsView articleHey, Shorten! Leave those kids alone
Children don't need any more schooling, any more institutionalisation, any more of the suffocating control they are under. Children need to be free.
By Andrew Russell - 15/10/2018
727 days ago
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