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View commentsView articleThe demon drink and cricket sponsorship
The tone got somewhat more excited with the announcement that Cricket Australia, after two decades, would end its relationship with Carlton and United Breweries.
By Binoy Kampmark - 27/3/2017
3107 mins ago
View commentsView articleLobbyists debate responses to the nuclear power crisis
Small or large reactors, consolidation or innovation, conventional reactors or Generation IV pipe-dreams ... it's not clear that the nuclear industry will be able to recover however it responds to its current crisis.
By Jim Green - 27/3/2017
22 hours ago
View commentsView articleWhy say and commit funding to 'deradicalisation' but not deliver on the promise?
International attacks claimed by Islamic State have substantially increased public social fears of Islamic extremism and home-grown terrorism, making all efforts to deter the extremist threat a political and social priority.
By Kendall Galbraith - 24/3/2017
1217 hours ago
View commentsView articleHow to redesign a faulty system
Minister Alan Tudge has repeatedly defended the system, using phrases such as 'there is nothing wrong with Centrelink's automated debt recovery system'.
By Kasy Chambers - 24/3/2017
728 hours ago
View commentsView articleThe Bible is a mainstay of Western life
Social media last week was peppered with comments such as 'why care about that old book?', 'it's all fairytales' or, more constructively, 'the Bible's teachings are evil'.
By Greg Clarke - 24/3/2017
522 hours ago
View commentsView articleTerror fails in face of hope and respect
Today's attack on Westminster Bridge and the Palace of Westminster, home of the British Parliament, have shaken many Londoners.
By Mal Fletcher - 23/3/2017
1712 hours ago
View commentsView articleWhinge industry has played racial discrimination law like a fiddle
As public policy, section 18C works directly against the federal government's decisive shift to integration, announced on Monday.
By Gary Johns - 23/3/2017
52 days ago
View commentsView articleStan Grant's racial villification
Too often we see Aboriginal activists making broad accusations that non-Aboriginal Australians are racist.
By Michael Keane - 23/3/2017
243 hours ago
View commentsView articleRetirement affordability: a bigger problem than housing affordability?
According to a 2013 OECD report, Australian's aged over 65 were second only to Korea as having the worst seniors poverty in the world.
By Ross Elliott - 22/3/2017
3227 hours ago
View commentsView articleQuantitative easing by stealth?
Money supply statistics published by the RBA, such as M1, M3 and Broad Money (BM), suggest the government have been increasing money supply to “support the economy” for many years.
By Malcolm Roberts and Darren Nelson - 22/3/2017
45 days ago
View commentsView articleNetanyahu sends clear message to Trump, Putin, May and UN on Palestine
Netanyahu should never tire of telling world leaders that the 100 years old Jewish-Arab conflict will not be resolved until the Arabs recognise the right of the Jewish people to their own independent State.
By David Singer - 22/3/2017
153 days ago
View commentsView articleBill Leak (1956-2017) – ‘waking up with a roaring fatwa’
'These people are trying to take us down the road to fascism. It might be nice, PC, inclusive, compassionate, non-gender specific smiley-face fascism but it’s still fascism.'
By Barry York - 21/3/2017
105 days ago
View commentsView articleDean Swift's foresight: energy in the 21st century
'The only inconvenience is, that none of these projects are yet brought to perfection...'
By William York - 21/3/2017
823 hours ago
View commentsView articleDemocracy at risk: the terrifying power of 'big data'
The game of political campaigning has changed, and almost everyone is still playing the old game.
By Samuel Alexander - 21/3/2017
132 days ago
View commentsView articleThe anti-Trump gang
The truth is, nobody gives a rats about what I think of Trump.
By David Leyonhjelm - 20/3/2017
127 days ago
View commentsView articleAbortion coercion: the NRL still has a long way to go in its treatment of women
We need to train our health professionals and pregnancy counsellors to detect when women are seeking an abortion under duress and to act accordingly.
By Rachael Wong - 20/3/2017
183 days ago
View commentsView articleTony Abbott defines the new conservatism
It implies that the immigration intake into Australia creates a housing demand which is raising house prices.
By Peter Bowden - 20/3/2017
146 days ago
View commentsView articleFree speech confusions: Australia's Q&A program
What Monday's conversation tended to ignore were other concerns that have tended to hollow out, if not entirely sabotage, the notion of free speech in the Australian context.
By Binoy Kampmark - 17/3/2017
165 days ago
View commentsView articleThe insanity of political correctness
Sadly, Bill Leake died of a heart attack two days after his final speech.
By Warwick Marsh - 17/3/2017
348 days ago
View commentsView articleTrust and the NDIS
The NDIS has dollars attached to it and wherever there is money to be made, providers' motives can and must be questioned.
By Bill Gamack - 17/3/2017
58 days ago
View commentsView articleSouth Australia - a renewable state?
With $90 billion spent on batteries and 4,000 MW of more wind farms, South Australia could be a totally renewable state, at least for electricity.
By Paul Miskelly and Tom Quirk - 16/3/2017
296 days ago
View commentsView articleCan Israel fight a war on three fronts? A nightmarish scenario
Because of the increasing Iranian threat, Netanyahu should do everything in his power to negotiate a peace agreement with the Palestinians.
By Alon Ben-Meir - 16/3/2017
296 days ago
View commentsView articleSomalia: A country devastated by drought, famine and conflict
Failing to help imperils world peace and security as extremist groups will use the suffering of the people to their advantage by attracting unemployed youth to their ranks.
By Bashir Goth - 16/3/2017
76 days ago
View commentsView articleSouth Australia’s energy plan gives national regulators another headache
But an interstate scheme cannot be fixed by the unilateral actions of one state government – in this case, it is likely to be worsened.
By Jeffrey Sommerfeld - 15/3/2017
197 days ago
View commentsView articleThe Paris Agreement, Trump, Turnbull and Tesla
We'd have power at three times the cost of coal plus whatever is the final price for the batteries.
By Alan Moran - 15/3/2017
58 days ago
View commentsView articleThe rising 'cost of living' is a government problem
The final and hardest to understand 'cost-of-living' driver is banking.
By Malcolm Roberts and Darren Nelson - 15/3/2017
167 days ago
View commentsView articleA final thought on 2016 Australian warming
So any ‘average’ for Australia ignores two different and consistent temperature patterns.
By Don Aitkin - 14/3/2017
8020 hours ago
View commentsView articleMedical research funders, governments and research waste – are taxpayers getting ‘bang for their buck’?
One day 'x' is deemed to be good for you; the next it is not. How can clinicians make valid decisions in such a changeable information environment?
By Mona Nasser - 14/3/2017
42 days ago
View commentsView articleCrying peace, peace, when there is no peace.
Behind the façade of tolerance there exists a tribalism that splits the church in two.
By Peter Sellick - 14/3/2017
912 days ago
View commentsView articleThe assisted suicide project - a never ending story
Opening the door a little is the key to opening the door a lot for assisted suicide advocates.
By Paul Russell - 13/3/2017
413 days ago
View commentsView articleCross your fingers on Cross River Rail
In reality, the actual cost of the cross river rail project will be closer to $10 billion – and that's before the inevitable cost blow outs.
By Ross Elliott - 13/3/2017
713 days ago
View commentsView articleSenator Lambie unfairly 'caught out'!
How fact checking in a post truth age gets undone by An Inconvenient Truth
By Geoff Ellis - 13/3/2017
913 days ago
View commentsView articleWestern Australian election preview
The WA election is between a government that is tired and an opposition that is not exactly fresh.
By Graham Young - 10/3/2017
2513 days ago
View commentsView articleStanding up against Nannies
I can't say that I am an authority on Wicked camper vans, but I haven't seen any homophobic ones, or violent ones, or racist ones, or misogynist ones.
By Don Aitkin - 10/3/2017
3714 days ago
View commentsView articleIs a second OPEC cut on the cards?
The supply-cut deal has so far resulted in a surprisingly high OPEC compliance of more than 90 percent.
By Tsvetana Paraskova - 10/3/2017
215 days ago
View commentsView articleErdogan: the sultan of an illusionary Ottoman Empire
Atatürk was determined to establish a Westernized secular democratic state while Erdogan went in the opposite direction.
By Alon Ben-Meir - 10/3/2017
815 days ago
View commentsView articleOil majors' costs have risen 66% since 2011
Oil prices have stabilized and the cost cutting measures implemented over the past three years should allow companies to turn a profit even though crude trades for about half of what it did back in 2014.
By Nicholas Cunningham - 9/3/2017
218 days ago
View commentsView articleSo who’s singing Australia’s song?
How about one of the 500 or so Australians of Muslim background who have left Australia, or attempted to leave, to fight with Islamic State?
By Gary Johns - 9/3/2017
1810 days ago
View commentsView articleYour oil wake up call…(file under ignore)
Almost no one has the slightest grasp of the oil crunch that will hit them probably within one decade.
By Ted Trainer - 9/3/2017
1113 days ago
View commentsView articleThe falling star called democracy
There are other problems with democracy: importantly, democratic outcomes can often flat out just not make any sense.
By Arturo Bris - 8/3/2017
1618 days ago
View commentsView articleApprehension about Islam
It is important to draw a distinction between
By Babette Francis - 8/3/2017
6212 days ago
View commentsView articleThe money myth
Controversy has raged around the five million dollars in salary and bonuses paid to the Chief Executive of Australia Post and the ridiculous manner in which those who were responsible tried to hide their stupidity.
By Everald Compton - 7/3/2017
719 days ago
View commentsView articleHow Muslims can help defeat Donald Trump’s retrograde agenda
As American contradictions get sharper in the coming four years, what is needed is a rich Islamic selfhood.
By Ahmed Samatar - 7/3/2017
1117 days ago
View commentsView articleDecriminalising drugs
We should remind ourselves that the problem of ice is occurring despite it being illegal.
By David Leyonhjelm - 6/3/2017
1519 days ago
View commentsView articleThe secret wealth of the world's richest oil billionaires
A policy of nationalizing chunks of an economy inevitably creates oligarchs who skim profits off the country's natural resources.
By Zainab Calcuttawala - 6/3/2017
321 days ago
View commentsView articleTrump and Putin must co-operate to defeat Islamic State
Support for – and pledges of allegiance to – Islamic State by over 30 radical Islamic terrorist groups world-wide are creating horrific humanitarian problems.
By David Singer - 6/3/2017
1718 days ago
View commentsView articleMr Abbott as class bad boy
In fact, I think that Mr Abbott’s speech and its content deserve much closer reading.
By Don Aitkin - 3/3/2017
2322 days ago
View commentsView articleErdogan exploits Islam for personal and political gain
He trumpets democracy to pay lip-service to the secular sector of the population to reduce resistance to his attempt to convert Turkey into an Islamic state.
By Alon Ben-Meir - 3/3/2017
221 days ago
View commentsView articleNext oil rally? Futures say market is tightening
Just as the rapid rise of floating storage in 2015 and 2016 was a sign of the deepening global supply imbalance, draining tankers of stored oil is an early sign that the supply glut is receding.
By Nicholas Cunningham - 3/3/2017
124 days ago
View commentsView articleValues crucial to Hanson's vote
According to Malcolm Roberts, Pauline Hanson's One Nation senator for Queensland, there are Muslim members of One Nation and there are surgeons and barristers who are members of One Nation.
By Gary Johns - 2/3/2017
1624 days ago
View commentsView articleAgeing in the era of globalization
Between 2015 and 2030, the number of persons aged 60 years or over is projected to grow by 56 per cent, from 901 million to 1.4 billion.
By Ioan Voicu - 2/3/2017
1420 days ago
View commentsView articleChoosing a school
Many parents fail to realise that before their child starts school they have already put down a solid foundation for success.
By John Töns - 2/3/2017
1020 days ago
View commentsView articleDecision time for school funding
The myths and mistruths continually perpetuated about the so-called 'Gonski' funding model, which commenced in 2014, are not helping either.
By David Robertson - 1/3/2017
921 days ago
View commentsView articleReactions to Trump are mostly over-blown and unhelpful
The reaction to President Donald Trump's first weeks in power says more about us than it might about him.
By Mal Fletcher - 1/3/2017
2120 days ago
View commentsView articleThe empty sea
Photo evidence of beached whales shows evidence of starvation, sunken areas of body, less rounded body, emaciation.
By John Fairfax - 1/3/2017
1720 days ago
View commentsView articleThe importance of racial diversity on our screens
Interracial couple Richard and Mildred Loving married in 1958, but the state of Virginia where they lived, first jailed and humiliated, then banished them.
By Patricia Edgar - 28/2/2017
2225 days ago
View commentsView articleA special relationship? Addressing misogyny is not just about being prime minister
The Prime Minister is reported to have said that the 'biggest statement' made when she 'sits down' with the President is she 'will be there as female prime minister.'
By Jocelynne Scutt - 28/2/2017
1027 days ago
View commentsView articleNeed for smarter, not stricter, regulation of codeine sales
There's no denying that some Australians do abuse codeine, although the numbers would be paltry when placed next to the abuse and addiction rates for alcohol, cigarettes, harder pharmaceuticals and many other products.
By Marija Polic - 28/2/2017
426 days ago
View commentsView articleThe biophysical story behind ‘secular stagnation’
Most economic analysis blames influences inside the system for decline in growth, but what about influences outside, like the environment?
By Jonathan Rutherford - 27/2/2017
1826 days ago
View commentsView articleLaw protects women by guarding innocent unborn
More abortions would hurt more women. With every abortion, the toll is one dead, one wounded.
By Julie Borger - 27/2/2017
2325 days ago
View commentsView articleHow faith supports the political process
Thankfully the tradition of public service inherited from Great Britain still abides, but for how long now that its foundations have been quietly weakened?
By Peter Sellick - 27/2/2017
1327 days ago
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