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|Trump, Jesus and the Evangelicals|
God forbid, Trump is not the subversive figure described by Andrew Sullivan. But he is the next best thing when confused, self-important elites are hopelessly out of touch.
By Mark Christensen - 22/2/2018
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|Let's end the propaganda war on coal|
Impervious to the loud rumblings about coal's terminal decline and the need to leave it in the ground, the Minerals Council of Australiacontinues to be a passionate enthusiast.
By John Iser - 22/2/2018
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|The ABC goes downhill at a gallop|
Meantime, important issues have been neglected. Such as our water crisis and the future of the Murray-Darling.
By Peter West - 22/2/2018
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|Why Australia's housing prognosis is grim|
Could anything have been done previously to diminish the risk of a rout on house prices?
By Glen Anderson - 21/2/2018
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|Solar subsidy not so sunny|
Even if there was once some justification for subsidising the cost of solar panels, that is certainly no longer the case.
By David Leyonhjelm - 21/2/2018
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|Should CBD parking be buried?|
Melbourne City Council wants to ban above-ground parking in new developments but doesn't have a clue what the wider implications of such a change might be.
By Alan Davies - 21/2/2018
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|Checking sources should be as simple as ABC|
It would be ridiculous if some of the catastrophic global warming so often reported by experts via our ABC were just a consequence of a new method of recording temperatures!
By Jennifer Marohasy - 20/2/2018
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|South Australian power: pay most to buy, or most to supply. Why?|
If so, by 'squeezing' any generators into even more intermittent supply, are they making the whole SA power supply system more expensive.
By Geoff Carmody - 20/2/2018
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|The chickens are coming home to roost|
The predicted problems are now emerging following the arrival of millions of Muslim asylum seekers in Germany, Belgium and other European countries.
By Russell Grenning - 20/2/2018
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|Queensland's unfair medical negligence laws|
A new report by the Grattan Institute recently aired in the media showing one in every nine patients who go to hospital in Australia end up suffering a complication.
By Mark O'Connor - 19/2/2018
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|A political impasse|
Australian voting patterns suggest that although the overall dominance of the main parties remains, voters increasingly vote against a party as opposed to for the opposition.
By Peter McMahon - 19/2/2018
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|Clean oil that only costs $20|
If there's one big reason for the U.S. energy revolution, it's that new technology has allowed American companies to beat the competition.
By James Stafford - 19/2/2018
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| Company tax cut a pain for most Australians|
Company tax will put money in the pockets of big business and foreigners while ordinary Australians feel economic pain
By Matt Thistlethwaite - 16/2/2018
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|Is imperialism a new passion for the left?|
UK Green Party spokesperson Carline Lucas called it an 'absolute scandal' that Britain was not willing to enforce LGBT ideals on another nation.
By Russell Grenning - 16/2/2018
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The stars and the moon are natural tenants of a darkened world, but man- made lights often stand out because of their very reason for existence.
By Ian Nance - 16/2/2018
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|Donald Trump’s gift to the world |
No one would have expected that President Donald Trump with his chequered marital history and colourful past would have turned out to be a champion of pro-life values.
By Babette Francis - 15/2/2018
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|Some ideas for closing the gap|
We should celebrate those areas where we have seen some gains, but learn from the failures and come up with new strategies.
By Anthony Dillon - 15/2/2018
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|George Brandis, the rule of law and populism|
His own awkward positioning as defender of the law and doyen of propriety doesn't survive closer scrutiny.
By Binoy Kampmark - 15/2/2018
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|The Coalition's immigration challenge|
While led, for now at least, by a ‘Big Australia’ enthusiast, a recent survey suggests that the Liberals might soon have little choice but to abandon their support for mass immigration.
By Rex Drabik - 14/2/2018
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|What we can expect from the US economy|
Future prospects for the US economy and US dollar following Trump corporate tax cuts
By Michael Knox - 14/2/2018
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|The US' enablement jeopardizes Israel's future|
Of paramount importance is the political support of the evangelicals, who are staunch supporters of Israel as they believe it to be the conduit for the return of the Messiah.
By Alon Ben-Meir - 14/2/2018
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|Nurses latest target of PC brigade|
Their new code now eye wateringly says '...cultural safety provides a decolonising model of practice based on dialogue, communication power-sharing and negotiation, and the acknowledgement of white privilege'.
By Graeme Haycroft - 13/2/2018
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|Stupidology: the study of stupidity|
There is a lot of attention to 'best practices' in business studies educational courses. Perhaps we need more attention to stupidity.
By Keith Suter - 13/2/2018
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|How Xi Jinping secured his political primacy with an anti-corruption campaign|
History of China's recent economic and societal turmoil, with a look forward to the benefits of Xi's anti-corruption campaign
By Zegang Ren - 13/2/2018
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|Science or silence? My battle to question doomsayers about the Great Barrier Reef|
The reef is supposedly almost dead from the combined effects of a warming climate, nutrient pollution from Australian farms, and smothering sediment from offshore dredging.
By Peter Ridd - 12/2/2018
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|Outing the US empire: Trump's military parade|
'To ravage, to slaughter, to usurp under false titles, they call empire; and where they make a desert, they call it peace.'
By Binoy Kampmark - 12/2/2018
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|The loss of the Church’s authority: nature|
When people ask me, what work I have done and I explain that I worked as a neuroscientist and as a Uniting Church minister, the response is always one of mystification.
By Peter Sellick - 12/2/2018
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|Confronting energy realities|
In tackling Australia’s energy crisis, politicians and policy makers need to find the courage and conviction to confront key energy realities and develop real policy.
By Tristan Prasser - 9/2/2018
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|World Hijab Day|
You can be forgiven for missing World Hijab Day – I did – but it happened on 1 February.
By Russell Grenning - 9/2/2018
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|Oil prices ravaged by financial turmoil|
The steady decline of the U.S. dollar has helped drive up crude prices for weeks, but that came to an abrupt halt last week.
By Nicholas Cunningham - 9/2/2018
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|Electric cars: Major Tom to ground control?|
One last question. If we shift from petrol mainly to coal to fuel our EVs now, do we increase greenhouse gas emissions or not?
By Geoff Carmody - 8/2/2018
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|Why I joined Australian Conservatives|
Menzies knew the importance of the centrality of faith for civil society to flourish.
By Lyle Shelton - 8/2/2018
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|The Grisham effect|
A tribute to the man with the Midas' touch for plots, court-room drama, and other stories, on his birthday.
By Rajgopal Nidamboor - 8/2/2018
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Thankfully the days of prosecuting people for 'attempted suicide' are over; it seldom does much good to criminalise somebody whose only intention is to harm themselves.
By David Leyonhjelm - 7/2/2018
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|Socialism not the answer students need|
Marxist thought is apparently enjoying something of a resurgence in popularity on Britain's university campuses, as an emerging generation realises that it may face worse economic prospects then its parents.
By Mal Fletcher - 7/2/2018
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|Patriotism under threat on Australia Day|
There were flags of the now defunct Soviet Union on display, with far left groups championing a return to the heady days of Communism.
By Sean Litchfield - 6/2/2018
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|Can the shale boom avoid these bottlenecks?|
The strain on gathering lines, pipelines, processing facilities, plus a shortage of fracking crews, labor and/or equipment will become a point of focus.
By Nicholas Cunningham - 6/2/2018
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|A republic without citizens?|
Almost 20 years after the failed 'republic' referendum of 1999, several related issues grate on the raw nerves of Australia's backward democracy.
By Tim Anderson - 5/2/2018
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|National Party policies betray interests of supporters|
On the one hand their policies express support for renewable energy and the need to combat climate change, yet on the other their leadership calls for expansion of coal production.
By Mike Pope - 5/2/2018
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|Basking in the shadows of the Ottoman era|
It is no secret that Erdogan is an ambitious man who aspires to become the leader of the Sunni Muslim world and dreams of restoring the 'glory' of the Ottoman Empire.
By Daniel Ben-Ami - 5/2/2018
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|Scientific fails and the Great Barrier Reef|
The 'Replication Crisis', well-reported in peer reviewed articles, shows that when scientific papers are checked around 50% of recently published science is wrong.
By Peter Ridd - 2/2/2018
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|Stalin lives...in spirit|
On January 23, the Russian Government banned the movie, 'The Death of Stalin', a British-French political satire about the late dictator Joseph Stalin.
By Russell Grenning - 2/2/2018
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|Why is the shale industry still not profitable?|
Riyadh-based Al Rajhi Capital dug into the financials of a long list of U.S. shale companies, and found that 'despite rising prices most firms under our study are still in losses with no signs of improvement'.
By Nicholas Cunningham - 2/2/2018
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|Assisted dying is a simple choice|
I don't want to live if a time arises when I have no quality of life. At this point, I want out immediately.
By Everald Compton - 1/2/2018
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|Work and mental health|
Other figures cited talk of 49% of Australian employees being stressed, costing around $10B annually.
By Glen Davis - 1/2/2018
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|Confidence amongst Australia's mining leaders on the rise|
The Mining Business Outlook Report 2017-18 features interviews with 50 mining leaders this year reveals strong signs of revival for Australia's mining sector.
By David Hand - 1/2/2018
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|The power of grant money|
Reading 'No End of a Lesson' brought back so many memories of life after the ARC, and indeed during its formation.
By Don Aitkin - 31/1/2018
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|What could push oil to $100?|
There are voices being heard - including from the IMF itself - that the next recession is not far away.
By Irina Slav - 31/1/2018
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|Power failure: some inconvenient renewable energy realities|
Stated energy policy is to deliver affordable, reliable power, with lower greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. Policy isn't delivery.
By Geoff Carmody - 30/1/2018
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|The dangerous erosion of the US' global leadership|
On immigration, Trump's racist attitude toward Muslims and people of color has severely undermined America's unique image as a country of immigrants.
By Alon Ben-Meir - 30/1/2018
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|Turnbull is destroying egalitarianism|
Turnbull still spins the well-worn fallacy that cutting taxes for the big end of town will create more jobs.
By Peter Henning - 29/1/2018
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|The loss of the Church's authority: morality|
Divorce and remarriage became easier, contraception more available, abortion laws liberalised, homosexual acts were no longer illegal and governments gave up censoring content in the media.
By Peter Sellick - 29/1/2018
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|Feminism’s clay feet exposed on British television|
Others are naming TV journalist Cathy Newman's grilling of Canadian psychologist Jordan Peterson as a pivotal moment exposing modern feminism's clay feet.
By Bettina Arndt - 25/1/2018
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|Awakening a global conscience|
Will humankind end by apathy and inertia? The warning signs of major problems are there - but many people are simply ignoring them.
By Keith Suter - 25/1/2018
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|Big talk, big cost, big battery but small result|
Tesla products would run even better if Tesla hype could be converted into electricity.
By Russell Grenning - 25/1/2018
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|Time to stop trivialising abortion|
There is a massive difference between a curette for a miscarriage and an abortion, as any woman who has miscarried a wanted baby knows.
By Wendy Francis - 24/1/2018
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|The many causes of the Charlottesville violence|
Last December, the 206-page 'Final Report of the Independent Review of the 2017 Protest Events in Charlottesville, Virginia' was released.
By Laurence Maher - 24/1/2018
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|PLO ditches Trump, undermines future UN and EU support|
How many of these countries will now break off diplomatic relations with America following its recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital will serve as a useful indicator of the support the PLO.
By David Singer - 24/1/2018
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Industrial relations laws have the power to determine whether this century will be one of prosperity or stagnation for Australia.
By David Leyonhjelm - 23/1/2018
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|How I spawned an alt-left conspiracy theory about crazy Islamists|
I argued that Islamists, who had no compunction about driving half a dozen suicide-bomb-laden trucks into heavy cement fortifications to breach an enemy position, were playing an important part in turning the tide of the war.
By Gary Gambill - 23/1/2018
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|Boycott booze for a better Australia|
There is more reason to ban alcohol ads than to ban tobacco ads. Alcohol does far more damage than any other drug.
By William Spaul - 23/1/2018
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