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|Are we still turning Japanese? I don't think so.|
Japanese is offered in almost 4 times as many public schools in Queensland compared to Chinese despite the fact that a truly seismic economic, geostrategic and cultural disruption has occurred.
By Joe Branigan - 25/9/2018
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|The deal or the debacle of the century?|
The eerie thing about all this is that Netanyahu has been cheering Trump as if all the punitive measures are good for Israel.
By Alon Ben-Meir - 25/9/2018
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|Policy foundations for affordable, reliable, lower-emissions power, absent NE'G' nonsense|
It found renewables costs really take off when their power share increases above 50% Ė even if batteries cost 67% less than now.
By Geoff Carmody - 24/9/2018
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|Trump squeezes UNRWA, checkmates PLO and incentivises Jordan|
For UNRWA to count as 'refugees' people who are now living in Arab-controlled parts of the same country where their forebears once resided - is really an insult to one's intelligence.
By David Singer - 24/9/2018
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|Fake news in Germany|
It did not come from Russia but from within; Germany's radical-right used fake news.
By Thomas Klikauer - 21/9/2018
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|No, Israel doesn't owe Trump for the embassy|
At the end of the day, Trump's 'gift' was made by an idiosyncratic, one-off president who has conducted Mideast policy through ad hoc channels.
By Gary Gambill - 21/9/2018
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|Blunt message to states from Canberra on recreational cannabis|
The latest revenue projections for the US cannabis industry shows a revenue decrease for medicinal cannabis from $5.9 billion in 2017 to $4.3 billion in 2018.
By Stephen Thornton - 20/9/2018
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|Deplatforming Germaine Greer|
'The Brisbane writers' festival is very hard work. So, to be uninvited to what is possibly the dreariest literary festival in the world, with zero hospitality and no fun at all, is a great relief.'
By Binoy Kampmark - 20/9/2018
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|Crisis? What crisis?|
Crisis is a word all too often thrown around in relation to the aged care industry. Sadly the frequency with which that word is employed has been blunted.
By Kym Durance - 19/9/2018
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|Taiwan can help with UN Global Goals |
We are extremely disappointed that the UN continues to misuse 1971's General Assembly Resolution 2758 (XXVI) to justify Taiwan's exclusion and isolation.
By Jaushieh Wu - 19/9/2018
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Our livestock export industry not only provides affordable protein to some of the worldís poorest people; it also provides Australians with 13,000 jobs.
By David Leyonhjelm - 18/9/2018
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|Bosnia, Erdoganís 'Jerusalem at the heart of Europe'|
As Turkey's President Erdogan runs out of money, he is now, more than any time before, using religion to exploit the Balkans.
By Alon Ben-Meir - 18/9/2018
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|Where Is the political centre?|
In that case, is the 'middle' voter concerned with the same issues as Malcolm Turnbull Ė i e company tax cuts, the Paris Agreement, gay marriage and an Australian Republic?
By Tim O'Hare - 17/9/2018
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Education in the West is a waste of time and money, argues Bryan Caplan in a confronting new book, reviewed by Vladimir 'Zeev' Vinokurov.
By Vladimir Vinokurov - 17/9/2018
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|How the aged care sector deals with commonwealth funds|
When some 1717 claims were evaluated, close to 40% of those assessed by the Commonwealth were downgraded in one or several of the 12 segments of the claim.
By Kym Durance - 14/9/2018
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|Doctrines of impunity: John Bolton and the ICC|
In 2000, Bolton contemplated the issue of whether there was such a thing as 'law' in the matter of international affairs.
By Binoy Kampmark - 14/9/2018
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|Trump vs China|
■ Trumpís trade strategy with China has three objectives. He has already achieved the first of these.
By Michael Knox - 13/9/2018
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I waited for God, or Jesus, to speak to me. No message has ever come to me from on high.
By Don Aitkin - 13/9/2018
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|The natural enemy: Serena Williams and the sporting umpire|
Should it matter this much? A wealthy, successful individual expressed fury at the most popular object of vitriol in any sport.
By Binoy Kampmark - 12/9/2018
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|The downside for oil is limited|
But beyond the technical analysis, oil prices also face some questions on the fundamentals.
By Nicholas Cunningham - 12/9/2018
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|Is Melbourneís promised loop rail line justified by jobs growth in suburban centres?|
There's very little reason to think the Andrews government's promised suburban loop rail line will catalyse jobs growth in suburban centres on a scale that even remotely justifies the cost.
By Alan Davies - 11/9/2018
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|The green elephant in the Snowy Mountains |
To call it 'hydro-electric' is a fraud Ė it will not store one extra litre of water and will be a net consumer of electric power. It is a giant electric storage battery to be recharged using grid power.
By Viv Forbes - 11/9/2018
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|Twenty ideas for a Morrison government|
Labor populism under Bill Shorten and Sally McManus, if they deliver on their promises, will make the economy inflexible and weak
By Graham Young - 10/9/2018
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|The impossiblities of democracy|
The call on whether to cut corporate taxes, versus spending our tax dollar on schools and hospitals is an issue of importance to all of us.
By Peter Bowden - 10/9/2018
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|The pandemic to end all pandemics: influenza in 1919|
The 1919 influenza pandemic stands as the greatest social and health disaster in Australian history. Overall millions succumbed to flu during the first six months of 1919 and at least 15,000 died.
By Peter Curson - 7/9/2018
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|Trump turns screws as PLO creates fake news on Jerusalem and refugees|
Expecting Trump to pick up the tab whilst the PLO continues these inhumane practices for crass political purposes is arrogant and unwarranted.
By David Singer - 7/9/2018
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|Progressives and public transport advocates should be calling the Andrews government out on its nakedly political suburban rail 'loop' ploy|
Isnít there a much, much better way to do cross-city public transport?
By Alan Davies - 6/9/2018
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|The Alternative for Germany: nazism or populism?|
They honestly believe that Nazism was good, just 'the thing with the Jews' (sic!) should have been avoided.
By Thomas Klikauer - 6/9/2018
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|Our memories impact imagining and planning for the future|
All these issues have been worsened by population pressures, but we've always had increased population and life has always gotten better, so why worry?
By Eric Claus - 5/9/2018
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|Agitators challenge authoritarian regimes at their own peril|
A judge in Cambodia last week convicted 69 year old Australian filmmaker James Ricketson of spying - no one should have been surprised.
By Brendan O'Reilly - 5/9/2018
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If you read about Rimsky-Korsakov you learn a lot about the chaotic life of 19th Century Russia.
By Don Aitkin - 4/9/2018
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|EGO defeats NOUS|
When John Howard departed the political scene in 2007, there began an era of instability that has all but destroyed legitimate democracy in Australia.
By Everald Compton - 4/9/2018
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|Has Daniel Andrews gone loopy on rail?|
The Andrews government's planned $50 billion loop rail line around outer suburban Melbourne signals Victorian Labor has joined the other parties in giving up on rational urban policy.
By Alan Davies - 3/9/2018
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|The irredeemable in pursuit of the insatiable|
Itís not just the finance industry - there are scandals as far as the eye can see.
By Nicholas Gruen - 3/9/2018
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|Repudiating the global commons: Trumpís militarisation of space|
Human exploration is characterised by conquest and rivalries. Notions of space as the
By Binoy Kampmark - 3/9/2018
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|The single biggest breakthrough in oil tech this year|
Unlike Canada's oil sands, characterized by vast toxic tailings ponds and environmental destruction, Petroteq has pioneered a breakthrough approach to oil sands production that minimizes the environmental impact.
By Charles Kennedy - 31/8/2018
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|Will the Security Council act on Myanmar, and what if they donít?|
If the Security Council fails to exercise its responsibility, the international community cannot just shrug and put accountability for crimes against the Rohingya in the too-hard basket.
By Rebecca Barber - 31/8/2018
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|MoMA at NGV: 130 years of modern and contemporary art|
It seems like the end of the modernist dream is really a post-modern reality of bland, conforming statements.
By Jason Beale - 31/8/2018
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|Ambushing Pope Francis: the accusations of Cardinal ViganÚ|
In his strident note, ViganÚ alleges that the Vatican was made privy to sexual misconduct allegations of the then Archbishop McCarrick sometime back in 2000.
By Binoy Kampmark - 30/8/2018
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Marriage consists of mutual journeying towards the promise that we will be one flesh and ceases to exist when this journey ceases.
By Peter Sellick - 30/8/2018
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|RBA Deputy Governor Guy Debelleís low inflation address to ESA Qld at the Brisbane Hilton|
The RBA should consider alternative approaches, such as nominal GDP targeting or an approach which augments inflation targeting with a mandate to promote financial stability.
By Gene Tunny - 29/8/2018
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|The crisis in Turkey|
There is a fear that foreign investors will panic and an exodus of money will trigger an economic collapse in Turkey which could spread to the other four countries.
By Keith Suter - 29/8/2018
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|The education elephant in the room: school illiteracy|
Australia has a major problem. UNIFEC rates Australia's Literacy standards as 39th in the world out of 41 countries.
By Jo Rogers - 28/8/2018
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|Electric vehicles again|
I realised that what we have now is indeed our current policy, and it means in fact higher energy prices for as far ahead as you can see; I might have said so at the time.
By Don Aitkin - 28/8/2018
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|Sodding the Australian voter: accidental prime ministers and political indulgence|
The damage done by backing the stalking horse of Dutton yielded a Turnbull-lite solution, when it was intended to yield Dutton, the shock jock's choice and Murdoch press punt.
By Binoy Kampmark - 27/8/2018
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|A Saudi-Iran oil war could break up OPEC|
Saudi Arabia and Iran are highly unlikely to put down their arms, even if it means cutting prices to uncomfortably low levels.
By Irina Slav - 27/8/2018
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