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View commentsView articleArchaic obstacles: Australia, parliament and dual citizenship
It is a provision that nabs the unsuspecting member of Parliament who discovers, by self-pursuit or otherwise, that he or she is, in fact, seized of the loyalty of another state.
By Binoy Kampmark - 21/7/2017
318 hours ago
View commentsView articleFeminism and the birth rate
The key factor in studying the birth rate, an obvious factor sometimes overlooked by men, is that it is women, not men, who decide.
By Paul McFadyen - 21/7/2017
1510 hours ago
View commentsView articleTen ideas mean the Maroon state can be a winner always
We don’t seem to have noticed that when it comes to the state of the nation, the Blues (and Victoria) are all over us.
By Graham Young - 21/7/2017
22 days ago
View commentsView articleWhere is our politics going?
I think we are seeing a slow shift to something with which Europeans are more familiar than Australians, a more-or-less stable multi-party system.
By Don Aitkin - 20/7/2017
72 days ago
View commentsView articleDefiant faith
The artist Paul Gauguin was in despair when he painted his final masterpiece - a cry of bewilderment at the riddle of existence.
By Scott MacInnes - 20/7/2017
179 hours ago
View commentsView articleWhy the Victorian government has little common sense when it comes to hot water systems
One of the most important policy issues confronting Australia, and one which has highlighted the failure of Australian governments to deliver, concerns Australia's energy needs.
By Chris Lewis - 20/7/2017
79 hours ago
View commentsView articleAir pollution: a silent killer we must urgently act on
It has become increasingly clear that diesel engines are more harmful as they produce far more fine particulate matter than their petrol counterparts.
By George Crisp and Graeme McLeay - 19/7/2017
112 days ago
View commentsView articleWhy it's way too early to write off retail
There's one very telling difference between ourselves and most US markets: overbuilding here is virtually impossible due to the 'blue dot' factor.
By Ross Elliott - 19/7/2017
43 days ago
View commentsView articleBDS: driving global justice for Palestine
Following signs from the Zionist lobby, most Federal and State politicians dare not mention BDS, let alone express their support.
By Stuart Rees - 19/7/2017
35 hours ago
View commentsView articleForced AFL resignations were a holier-than-thou and sexist over-reaction
Alternatively, are we just seeing a return to some form of old-fashioned (Victorian?) morality that severely censures sexual indiscretions.
By Brendan O'Reilly - 18/7/2017
55 days ago
View commentsView articleIt's back to 1950s in Adelaide as ALP Groupers flex muscle
In a throwback to the 1950s, the divisive demons of the Catholic Church versus the state still plague the ALP in South Australia.
By Malcolm King - 18/7/2017
104 days ago
View commentsView articleTrump can end Israel-PLO impasse using India's Vedanta Solution
Vedanta wishes and prays for the well-being, happiness and enlightenment of all the people of the world.
By David Singer - 18/7/2017
410 hours ago
View commentsView articleThe Fakel Report: Finkel’s fake Economics 2.0
This is not surprising given that only when 'hell freezes over' will a CET result in
By Darren Nelson - 17/7/2017
56 days ago
View commentsView articleJargon and the NDIS
Choosing to use language that make people's heads swim is a sweeping issue in our sector. Whether or not they mean to, many organisations fall into this pattern, and it doesn't help anyone.
By Bill Gamack - 17/7/2017
16 days ago
View commentsView articleThe technical failure that could clear the oil glut in a matter of weeks
Assessments that a shutdown in the Middle East or a major OPEC producer can be covered by new production elsewhere is not entirely unrealistic.
By Cyril Widdershoven - 17/7/2017
16 days ago
View commentsView articlePrice of electricity is rising, not sure about temperatures
The Australian Bureau of Meteorology has recently put in place strict limits on how cold a temperature can actually be recorded.
By Jennifer Marohasy - 14/7/2017
186 days ago
View commentsView articleIs the Black Death still alive and well in Australia?
Recent research in England has suggested that plague rather than disappearing after major epidemics simply retreated back into the habitat of ground-living rodents and lingered on unnoticed.
By Peter Curson - 14/7/2017
57 days ago
View commentsView articleDecentralisation made easy
If you un-tax people for being productive and remove current obstacles placed in the way of their living outside the capital cities, some people will take the hint.
By Bryan Kavanagh - 14/7/2017
56 days ago
View commentsView articleYemen's calamity is of damning proportions
It is hard to imagine that along with the catastrophe that has been inflicted on Syria for the past six years, another calamity is unfolding in Yemen.
By Alon Ben-Meir - 14/7/2017
53 days ago
View commentsView articleThe US Congress can walk and chew gum
As well as running inquiries into Russia, the US House of Representatives has passed a considerable body of legislation during the period of the Trump administration.
By Michael Knox - 13/7/2017
210 days ago
View commentsView articleKeep Libya’s assets frozen to keep us safe
Libya’s status as an exporter of terrorism was reaffirmed when Western intelligence officials established that Manchester suicide bomber Salman Abedi met with Islamic State contacts in Libya.
By Patrick Basham - 13/7/2017
210 days ago
View commentsView articlePaul Kelly and the decay of public trust
The irony of America is that it is one of the most Christian of nations but it is often the case that that Christianity is only skin deep.
By Peter Sellick - 13/7/2017
310 days ago
View commentsView articleReflections on reflections: Australian public policy, history and institutions
The outcome at Lambing Flat, like the judicial result at Myall Creek, is an early example that the rule of law would not be selectively applied based on race.
By Sean Jacobs - 12/7/2017
55 days ago
View commentsView articleGermany farewells a giant
Recently the world said farewell to former German Chancellor Helmut Kohl, a man at the very centre of the reunification of Germany and instrumental in the formation of the European Union.
By Daniel Steedman - 12/7/2017
211 days ago
View commentsView articleWhat does the future hold?
And as a final thought, peace and prosperity (economic growth) seem a basic assumption in the whole set.
By Don Aitkin - 12/7/2017
310 days ago
View commentsView articleNo massacres since 1996?
In the 20 years following 1996 there were 14 shootings in Australia involving multiple victims.
By David Leyonhjelm - 11/7/2017
154 days ago
View commentsView articleThe shape of schooling to come
Basic pupilling is beyond the reach of sham pedestrian testucating and testifying. It doesn't just 'cover' the curriculum on-line. It enriches it from the inside.
By Phil Cullen - 11/7/2017
511 days ago
View commentsView articleTrump must reject Abbas' claims at UN on size of Palestine
Jordan's inclusion in any negotiations would permit alternative solutions to end the conflict beside the creation of another Arab State between Israel and Jordan.
By David Singer - 11/7/2017
15 days ago
View commentsView articleCardinal and Prime Minister
Neither George Pell nor Malcolm Turnbull are experiencing happy days at the moment.
By Everald Compton - 10/7/2017
612 days ago
View commentsView articleJulie Bishop in Macedonia
Australia’s Foreign Minister’s visit to Macedonia will boost bilateral relations and advance Australia’s economic and security interests in the region.
By Ordan Andreevski - 10/7/2017
213 days ago
View commentsView articleThe Kurds under Erdogan's tyrannical governance
Tens of thousands have been killed over 40 years of bloodletting between Turkish forces and the Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK), and tragically there seems to be no end in sight.
By Alon Ben-Meir - 10/7/2017
113 days ago
View commentsView articleLet's finally build the Melbourne Airport Rail Link
All around the globe and around Australia, people powered movements like ours are fighting and winning battles in support of urgently needed public transport solutions.
By Ordan Andreevski - 7/7/2017
1014 days ago
View commentsView articleThe UN has a problem: it's not just gender violence, it's child rape
If a United Nations official in New York raped an American child, there would be hell to pay. Similarly, if a UN official in Geneva raped a Swiss child, there would be an outcry.
By Andrew MacLeod - 7/7/2017
612 days ago
View commentsView articleDon't hold your breath for deeper OPEC cuts
The rally in oil prices over the past two weeks came to a halt on Wednesday on news that OPEC is actually exporting more oil than previously thought.
By Nicholas Cunningham - 7/7/2017
116 days ago
View commentsView articleWhat should former PMs do?
He ought to be allowed to say what he thinks without his automatically attracting the 'naughty boy' label by doing so.
By Don Aitkin - 6/7/2017
1812 days ago
View commentsView articleWhy we'd be right to fine big tech companies
Theresa May's plans to fine big technology companies if they fail to expunge extremist material online should be given careful consideration, not denigrated and dismissed out of hand.
By Mal Fletcher - 6/7/2017
315 days ago
View commentsView articleWhat's behind Australia's exploding indigenous population?
The first issue that ought to provoke scepticism relates to the states/territories with the highest measured proportions of Indigenous people in their population.
By Brendan O'Reilly - 5/7/2017
264 days ago
View commentsView articleSydney’s transport and land use blunders
Perrottet found that same well-worn track and failed his first test – as custodian of Treasury's economics and finance Guidelines, does he know what they mean?
By Robert Gibbons - 5/7/2017
118 days ago
View commentsView articleThe 2016 census: whence the church?
It is about time that the Church realises that the end of the Church as we knew it has arrived and that we cannot go on as before.
By Peter Sellick - 4/7/2017
456 days ago
View commentsView articleRescuing refugees by recovering humanity
Pop and folk musicians have long held visions of a world which encourages respect for a sovereignty of people as opposed to a selfish, go-it-alone patriotism.
By Stuart Rees - 4/7/2017
518 days ago
View commentsView articleGreens v One Nation
What amazes me is, whenever they’re not pointing fingers and directing bile at each other, their policies are often the same.
By David Leyonhjelm - 3/7/2017
3114 days ago
View commentsView articleIs a big move in oil prices due?
WTI is down about 12 percent for the month of June and is set for its longest run of weekly declines since 2015.
By Brian Noble - 3/7/2017
319 days ago
View commentsView articleThe political sensitivities that should be observed when doing business with China
Another suggestion is to not assume that the Chinese people you meet know the same version of Asian history as you.
By Barry Li - 3/7/2017
719 days ago
View commentsView articleGay marriage not the electoral silver bullet everyone thinks it will be
If the Coalition were to bleed a few thousand votes to One Nation over its newfound support for gay marriage, this could mean the difference between holding and not holding marginal seats.
By Tim O'Hare - 30/6/2017
6217 days ago
View commentsView articleParty discipline - and democracy
This article puts forward a simple thesis. The expectation that the elected members of a party toe their party line is the complete antithesis of democracy.
By Peter Bowden - 30/6/2017
921 days ago
View commentsView articleThe Israeli-Palestinian conflict and the role of President Macron
If a rapprochement between Israel and Sunni countries is happening, another rapprochement is evolving between Hamas and the neighboring Arab countries.
By Gilles Pargneaux and Alon Ben-Meir - 30/6/2017
215 days ago
View commentsView articleAntibiotic resistance
Antibiotic resistance should be viewed as a challenge to re-examine the value of our current profit and competition-driven enemy-making paradigm.
By Werner Sattmann-Frese - 29/6/2017
623 days ago
View commentsView articleCutting back on our car parking addiction
Australia's largest car share service GoGet launched its biggest 'pod' within the Central Park development in 2014.
By Natalie Rayment - 29/6/2017
224 days ago
View commentsView articleRe-vitalizing regionalism
ECAP is at the heart of the largest trading hub in the world. Asia and the Pacific are also leaders in science, technology and innovation.
By Ioan Voicu - 29/6/2017
224 days ago
View commentsView articleRetirement village living: the good, the bad and the (downright) ugly
The current communication and dispute resolution practices between owners/operators and their residents is flawed.
By Sue Malta - 28/6/2017
1121 days ago
View commentsView articleSugar Nazis strike again
Stopping people from having the occasional can is not only preachy and patronising - it will do nothing to combat obesity.
By Satyajeet Marar - 28/6/2017
820 days ago
View commentsView articleIs there still hope for higher oil prices?
WTI dipped below $44 per barrel on Tuesday, and the bearish indicators are starting to pile up.
By Nicholas Cunningham - 28/6/2017
320 days ago
View commentsView articleHow the future of work will reshape our cities
The biggest growth industry for coming years and for the foreseeable future, the official forecasts all seem to agree on, will be in health care and social assistance.
By Ross Elliott - 27/6/2017
1022 days ago
View commentsView articleThe region and border protection
Why then does Australia expend so much money, lives and time in Iraq and Syria when we have a potentially bigger and more complex problem emerging on our door step?
By Bruce Haigh - 27/6/2017
423 days ago
View commentsView articleThe right to a 'castle'
The Kerrigans' house is much more than just a place of shelter; it is a real home, based on bonds of affection, love and generosity – and idiosyncrasies. To the Kerrigans, it is, indeed, a castle.
By Barry York - 27/6/2017
326 days ago
View commentsView articleThe rising 'cost-of-living': why is it so?
The outcome sought by all human action is profit – ie the ends achieved were worth the means including time and effort.
By Darren Nelson - 26/6/2017
1725 days ago
View commentsView articleFrench national elections mean president Macron's 'revolution' is now complete
France has never had a social liberal president, never seen in power progressive liberalism from the left.
By Richard Ogier - 26/6/2017
225 days ago
View commentsView articleDeceiving Trump and Tillerson has consequences for Abbas
President Trump and Secretary of State Tillerson are quickly learning that tough talk is needed to rein in Mahmoud Abbas.
By David Singer - 26/6/2017
326 days ago
View commentsView articleBarclays in hot water: the Qatar connection
The aftermath of the 2008 crisis did much to give capitalism – at least of the bankster variant – a blackened name.
By Binoy Kampmark - 23/6/2017
528 days ago
View commentsView articleIs the West spiritually impoverished
The most intriguing aspect is the inability of insiders to provide a coherent account of what is actually going on. How did Donald Trump, you know, happen?
By Mark Christensen - 23/6/2017
2023 days ago
View commentsView articleAfter fifty years of occupation, what's next: an open letter to President Mahmoud Abbas
To simply blame the Israeli government alone may be comforting to you, but unless you change your approach and strategy toward Israel, you will further prolong the occupation.
By Alon Ben-Meir - 23/6/2017
226 days ago
View commentsView articleKhayre was no terrorist, he was an ice addict who had lost all grip of reality
The question and we will never know the real answer, is what was his intention? Was his intention to advance an ideological cause?
By Kuranda Seyit - 22/6/2017
626 days ago
View commentsView articleTime for compromise on same-sex marriage
The lull in the debate over recognition of same-sex marriage provides a valuable opportunity to consider the ‘end game’ to this long-running controversy.
By John de Meyrick - 22/6/2017
4017 days ago
View commentsView articleAn insider's view on Chinese buyers
Unlike those cash-loaded, overseas Chinese buyers you see at property auctions, my wife and I are new migrants living on monthly Australian salaries.
By Barry Li - 22/6/2017
530 days ago
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