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View commentsView articleReforming the revolving door between banks, regulators and legislators
The banks and the media outlets who carry their advertising can no longer fool us into believing that their interests are identical with our own.
By John Murray - 24/4/2018
427 hours ago
View commentsView articleScience should save lives, not take them
Lab workers addict monkeys to drugs, drill holes into their skulls, burn off the skin of sheep and pigs, crush rats' spinal cords...and give rats seizures.
By Emma Hurst - 24/4/2018
411 hours ago
View commentsView articleNuclear necessity
The problem with any discussion on nuclear power is that it is fraught with misinformation promoted by hysterical nuclearphobes.
By David Leyonhjelm - 24/4/2018
2910 mins ago
View commentsView article'The Resistible Rise of Arturo Ui'
It is a witty and savage satire of the rise of Hitler - recast by Brecht into a small-time Chicago gangster's takeover of the city's greengrocery trade.
By Chris Golis - 24/4/2018
43 hours ago
View commentsView articleWhy Trump's problems in Washington mean problems for Australia.
A distracted president has the potential to leave power vacuums which will be filled by others. This is not in Australia's interest.
By Daniel Steedman - 23/4/2018
843 hours ago
View commentsView articleCities can still grow without getting us stuck in traffic
Governments have a long history of spending billions to knowingly build ‘roads to nowhere’ when they could have built efficient infrastructure instead.
By Vladimir Vinokurov - 23/4/2018
32 days ago
View commentsView articleThe reality of our northern cattle industry belies popular rhetoric
Three years after opening its $100 million abattoir (employing about 200 people), AACo has launched a review into the underperforming asset.
By Brendan O'Reilly - 20/4/2018
122 days ago
View commentsView articleThe bullish and bearish case for oil
While Barclays believes the risk of a disruption of Iranian supply is overblown, Goldman Sachs has a more nuanced take.
By Nicholas Cunningham - 20/4/2018
15 days ago
View commentsView articleThe life and death of a 'king'
What lasting legacy has King and his civil rights movement bequeathed?
By Noel Preston - 19/4/2018
53 days ago
View commentsView articleWHO needs Taiwan's contribution to a sound international health system
Clearly, only the government of the Republic of China (Taiwan) can represent its entire citizenry in international organizations and assume responsibility for their health.
By Bruce Hung - 19/4/2018
26 days ago
View commentsView articleTrump pressure pushes Jordan to choose Israel or PLO
This semantic sleight of hand could never change the historic and demographic reality that Jordan formed part of the territory comprised in the 1922 Mandate for Palestine.
By David Singer - 19/4/2018
45 days ago
View commentsView articleMotorists
The tax penalty for buying a new car is a key reason why Australia has an old car fleet, with the average age of cars in Australia around 10 years.
By David Leyonhjelm - 18/4/2018
234 days ago
View commentsView articleSorry we're closed
The Plan your Brisbane game launched recently by the Brisbane City Council shows us that for every planning decision we make there are trade-offs.
By Natalie Rayment - 18/4/2018
42 days ago
View commentsView articleIsraeli and Hamas leaders must face the bitter reality
To reinforce its political agenda, Hamas' charter openly calls for Israel's destruction, knowing full well that such a goal is nothing but a pipedream that plays into the hands of Netanyahu's right-wing government.
By Alon Ben-Meir - 18/4/2018
36 days ago
View commentsView articleAssault and batteries
The Victorian batteries can power 39,200 homes for one hour. Ignoring industry, for homes this is a drop in the power demand bucket.
By Geoff Carmody - 17/4/2018
176 days ago
View commentsView articleNo offence: but you’re going to hell
While pressuring corporations to pull their sponsorship to censor controversial views may not be an attack on free speech, it creates a culture that's hostile to it.
By Justin Campbell - 17/4/2018
183 days ago
View commentsView articlePutin has lost his handle on Assad
What Moscow really needs now is an internationally-endorsed political settlement that preserves and rebuilds the Syrian state apparatus.
By Gary Gambill - 17/4/2018
67 days ago
View commentsView articleFurther reflections on the ABC’s Employable Me
This reminded me of a phrase I’ve heard bandied around in NDIS circles, and that’s working towards ‘a life more ordinary’.
By Bill Gamack - 16/4/2018
58 days ago
View commentsView articleExpanding ASEAN: an idea worth burying
The idea of big landmass, small population Australia (26 million), being welcomed by the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (600 million plus) is still being pushed, though up a gradient that needs crampons.
By Duncan Graham - 16/4/2018
46 days ago
View commentsView articleThe wanton worship of woody weeds
Greens gaze in rapture at the trees but ignore the valuable grasses beneath their feet – native plants like Mitchell Grass and Kangaroo Grass and cultivated grasses like wheat, barley, oats, sorghum and sugar cane.
By Viv Forbes - 16/4/2018
108 days ago
View commentsView articleAdmiring Facebook: Mark Zuckerberg goes before congress
Across the spectrum, from the banal views of everyday citizenry, to information hungry political groups keen to mobilise through the forum, Facebook has been, in various ways, tolerated, even celebrated.
By Binoy Kampmark - 13/4/2018
204 days ago
View commentsView articleMake it all in, or all out, for political donations
The ban on property developer donations is a huge breach in democratic and legal principles.
By Graham Young - 13/4/2018
711 days ago
View commentsView articleWith friends like this...
All of this – and more – prompted Israel’s Labor Party to sever its historic relations with Corbyn’s Labour Party in early April.
By Russell Grenning - 13/4/2018
510 days ago
View commentsView articleCricket ball-tampering disease in all of us
This predicament of what is behind ball-tampering runs through us and it springs from the heart.
By Spencer Gear - 13/4/2018
243 days ago
View commentsView articleTrickle-down or trickle-up?
Company tax cuts may benefit shareholders and executives rather than other employees, and Australia has sufficient incentives to attract foreign investment already.
By Mike Pope - 12/4/2018
1011 days ago
View commentsView articleA tale of two walls
Hungary has slashed illegal immigration by more than 99 per cent
By Russell Grenning - 12/4/2018
711 days ago
View commentsView articleWho says solving the Israeli-Palestinian conflict will bring Middle East Peace?
Outside of Israel’s immediate conflict zones in Gaza, the West Bank and Lebanon, even Islamists don’t focus much attention on the Jewish state.
By Gary Gambill - 12/4/2018
1011 days ago
View commentsView articleFolau, ball tampering, protection for religious belief
It is about religious belief, honesty, integrity, the corruption of sport by commerce, the corruption of commerce by personal interest, and the duty of individuals to stay true to their own moral code, even against overwhelming pressure.
By Graham Young - 11/4/2018
316 days ago
View commentsView article“Disease X” threatens our world
..... we continually fail to appreciate the links between the animal world and our health
By Peter Curson - 11/4/2018
513 days ago
View commentsView articleIs Cyril Ramaphosa another presidential chameleon?
He is seen as business friendly but with a trade union pedigree, strongly anti-corruption but embedded in a corrupt political party, and a CEO president and champion of State Owned Enterprises.
By Benjamin Hale - 11/4/2018
414 days ago
View commentsView articleKosovo and Erdogan's dangerous Islamic agenda
He views Kosovo as easy prey and a means by which to promote his wicked plans, and uses its submissive President Hashim Thaci to do his bidding.
By Alon Ben-Meir and Arbana Xharra - 11/4/2018
114 days ago
View commentsView articleThe Good Samaritan
One religious story that we can all still learn from is the Parable of the Good Samaritan, which describes a conversation about what it means to live fully and how we should treat others.
By Scott MacInnes - 10/4/2018
314 days ago
View commentsView articleRussia’s brutally mediocre military performance in Syria
To hear officials in Moscow talk about the war in Syria, you'd think it was a coming out party for Russia's armed services and military-industrial complex.
By Gary Gambill - 10/4/2018
108 days ago
View commentsView articleHow we shirked our duty to offend
It is inevitable that when we discuss issues of great consequence someone will be offended. In recent years we learned that there is no limit to what some will take offence to.
By Justin Campbell - 10/4/2018
1114 days ago
View commentsView articleMattis-Bolton accord can sway Trump to dump PLO for Jordan
If anything I would say to King Abdullah of Jordan – 'Be prepared to reassert Jordanian sovereignty over part of the West Bank – negotiate with Israel'.
By David Singer - 10/4/2018
213 days ago
View commentsView articleIndulgent violence: the legacy of Winnie Madikizela-Mandela
Her hands dripped with the blood of South Africa's people, went a reflective Xoliswa Falati, who formerly knew her and claimed to have gone to prison for her.
By Binoy Kampmark - 9/4/2018
416 days ago
View commentsView articleReflections on the first episode of the ABC’s Employable Me
Employable Me, the ABC's current three-part documentary following people with disability as they look for work is well worth watching.
By Bill Gamack - 9/4/2018
316 days ago
View commentsView articleBuilding the world's largest solar project
Yet another uncertainty is what Saudi Arabia wants to do with 200 GW of power when its total electricity capacity only amounted to 77 GW in 2016.
By Nicholas Cunningham - 9/4/2018
1015 days ago
View commentsView articleListen and learn: the importance of parking our predjudice
Jon Faine's recent ABC radio interview with disability activist Carly Findlay in itself revealed how people with disability are treated differently in daily life and everyday conversations. Here's how to do it better.
By Bill Gamack - 6/4/2018
418 days ago
View commentsView articleThe importance of Critical Intelligence in navigating the VUCA world
The way we understand intelligence is changing, and this is reflected in how we work, what employers look for in future employees, and how best to enable the skills required by the future workforce.
By Gianni Zappala - 6/4/2018
613 days ago
View commentsView articleArmy of Islam: Erdogan's plot against Israel
Turkey's President Erdogan envisages a return of the Ottoman Empire, as a Turkish newspaper flags the idea of a 57 nation "Army of Islam" aimed at Israel.
By Alon Ben-Meir and Arbana Xharra - 6/4/2018
616 days ago
View commentsView articleBioterrorism threatens
The recent bioterrorist event in the UK casts an ominous shadow over the world.
By Peter Curson - 5/4/2018
1118 days ago
View commentsView articleThe devil's dynamo
A military-industrial complex involves a circular flow of money. The money flows like the electrical current in a dynamo, driving a diabolical machine.
By John Avery - 5/4/2018
320 days ago
View commentsView articleAn oil price rally is likely
Ongoing declines in Venezuela and concerns about heightened tension between the US and Iran have significantly raised the risk premium for oil.
By Nicholas Cunningham - 5/4/2018
120 days ago
View commentsView articleHave we lost our way when it comes to sport?
Has Australia dropped the ball? As a country, we're less competitive and fewer of us are participating. Sport used to be about building character and mental toughness through competition and yes, failing. Like life.
By Glen Anderson - 4/4/2018
418 days ago
View commentsView articleCan we afford a renewables-only power supply?
It's incumbent upon die-hard fans of up to 100% renewables to respond publicly to the multiplied generation and storage capacity arithmetic outlined here.
By Geoff Carmody - 4/4/2018
4012 days ago
View commentsView articleCynicism about Jesus as an Easter 'treat'
Don't be so ridiculous as to expect Australian secular people to support the original meaning of Easter. We are into chocolate and not that religious stuff!
By Spencer Gear - 4/4/2018
293 days ago
View commentsView articleHow to snatch defeat from the jaws of victory – a lesson in hubris
The honourable thing to do was for Daniel Andrews to stand-down one of his MPs for the vote to balance the missing vote from Carling-Jenkins who says she requested a ‘pair’.
By Nigel Catchlove - 3/4/2018
221 days ago
View commentsView articleWhy some ball tampering offences are more serious than others
Steve Smith, David Warner and Cameron Bancroft, the Australian cricket players who have been found guilty of ball tampering, have now been handed hefty bans.
By Andrew McGee, James Duffy and Andrew Garwood-Gowers - 3/4/2018
221 days ago
View commentsView articleTrump and Kim Jong Un: sailing on uncharted waters
What has dramatically changed the dynamic of the conflict is the convergence of four major developments which made it possible for Kim to invite Trump to negotiate an end to the conflict.
By Alon Ben-Meir - 3/4/2018
222 days ago
View commentsView articleNAPLAN and bullying
The truth is that the instrument of anxiety-creation is NAPLAN
By Phil Cullen - 29/3/2018
1521 days ago
View commentsView articleChina's new breakthrough: agriculture
China’s important agricultural and rural sectors are a focus for reform as the 19th Congress sets out a strategy to stem the flow of population to the mega-cities and to ensure prosperity for rural residents.
By Zegang Ren - 29/3/2018
1023 days ago
View commentsView articleIs Guyana prepared for an oil boom?
In a country where corruption is rampant and deeply engrained in the way matters are solved, the opposition is calling for the full disclosure of the oil production license concluded with ExxonMobil.
By Victor Katona - 29/3/2018
424 days ago
View commentsView articleThe Banking Royal Commission and the risk that dare not speak its name
The Banking Royal Commission seems to be revealing a situation that looks like systemic risk, but because its terms of reference don't include systemic risk, this serious issue cannot be confronted.
By John Murray - 28/3/2018
820 days ago
View commentsView articleOn the dangers of selling 'defence assets'
Can’t we please stick to exporting vegemite, wool and yes – coal?
By Babette Francis - 28/3/2018
921 days ago
View commentsView articleTrump gets Israel, Saudi Arabia, Qatar, Bahrein, UAE, and Oman talking
Trump's 'ultimate deal' could see Israel negotiating with an Arab delegation to replace the PLO - comprising White House attendees Saudi Arabia, Qatar, Bahrein, UAE, and Oman
By David Singer - 28/3/2018
525 days ago
View commentsView articleWe have been warned
Peter Dutton, the Home Affairs minister who is leading the charge towards making Australia even less relevant to the world than it already is, was two months old when I arrived in Australia.
By Richard Laidlaw - 27/3/2018
3722 days ago
View commentsView articleThe common good
What we need is a new corporate world in which those who chair companies are independent leaders of social respect and honour.
By Everald Compton - 27/3/2018
927 days ago
View commentsView articleThe rise and fall of English Christendom
The troubled relationship between theological and state power goes back to ancient Israel and the eventual failure of its experiment with kingship.
By Peter Sellick - 27/3/2018
2123 days ago
View commentsView articleThe temptations of ball tampering: Steve Smith's Australian team in South Africa
An injunction against ball tampering may well be enforced but players have been engaged in affecting the shape and constitution of that red cherry since the game took hold on the English greens.
By Binoy Kampmark - 26/3/2018
829 days ago
View commentsView articleTrade war or trade bargain?
The American President may be opening a trade bargain rather than beginning a trade war.
By Michael Knox - 26/3/2018
729 days ago
View commentsView articleShould we step back from the marketing and data-mining phenomenon that is social media?
There have been recent accusations that a political data firm, Cambridge Analytica, used the Facebook profile information of millions of Americans to finesse Donald Trump’s 2016 Presidential victory.
By Glen Anderson - 26/3/2018
729 days ago
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