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View commentsView articleFree speech
Free speech is under threat in Australia. I am trying to do something about it, with four weighty bills to remove unwarranted restrictions on free speech from Commonwealth law.
By David Leyonhjelm - 23/7/2018
9101 mins ago
View commentsView articleThe future of the EU in the wake of Trumpís betrayal
Trump has become a marionette manipulated by a master puppeteer, Putin.
By Alon Ben-Meir - 23/7/2018
115 hours ago
View commentsView articleBattlelines drawn: the fight over the next US Supreme Court justice
About 200 Yale University law students signed a hysterical letter bitterly attacking Kavanaugh declared 'People will die if he is confirmed'.
By Russell Grenning - 23/7/2018
94 hours ago
View commentsView articleRenewed calls to slow immigration as Australia rushes past 25 million
With Australia's population set to hurtle past the 25 million mark in August there are renewed calls in Canberra for a significant reduction in the country's sky-high immigration intake.
By Rex Drabik - 20/7/2018
2835 hours ago
View commentsView articleHey big spenders, upsizing our government only shrinks its value
Why government grows, and how its size affects the broader economy, are important questions that have attracted surprisingly ≠little attention as topics for economic research.
By Tony Makin - 20/7/2018
62 days ago
View commentsView articleTrumped by Trump
But, the world will not end as there have been buffoons like him since the beginning of time.
By Everald Compton - 20/7/2018
2010 hours ago
View commentsView articleCultural appropriation, you just canít be too careful
They are working hard on creating on three pieces of international law that would, if implemented, expand intellectual property regulations to protect things like indigenous designs, dances, words and traditional medicines.
By Russell Grenning - 19/7/2018
758 mins ago
View commentsView articleThem and us and NAIDOC
However, holding NAIDOC Week perhaps could serve to remind many folk that they share the land with its original residents who founded it some forty to sixty thousand years ago.
By Ian Nance - 19/7/2018
1728 hours ago
View commentsView articleThe Andrew Leigh-Sinclair Davidson company tax debate
It does not make sense to relate jobs created to the effective tax rate paid by companies in the way Andrew Leigh did.
By Gene Tunny - 18/7/2018
520 hours ago
View commentsView articleA current mantra and the envy of Jesus
They are repeated like a fundamentalist chorus or mantra: The politics of envy and class warfare.
By Ray Barraclough - 18/7/2018
93 days ago
View commentsView articleShould soccer be the world's game of football?
So what should be the world's football? There are two possibilities Ė Gridiron or American Football or Australian Rules.
By Peter Bowden - 17/7/2018
105 days ago
View commentsView articleUN finds 'extreme poverty' in the USA
The report deliberately excluded from any consideration of the more than $US1.2 trillion of annual cash and in-kind redistributions to low-income US citizens.
By Russell Grenning - 17/7/2018
96 days ago
View commentsView articleACCC bells the cat on electricity
The ACCC Electricity supply and prices inquiry final report is a tacit acknowledgement that current strategies for CO2 abatement will not work at an affordable price.
By Graham Young - 16/7/2018
153 days ago
View commentsView articlePining for the imaginary man
It appears that Silicon Valley is giving more money to Obama's library than to democrat candidates and that's really unfortunate according to the author.
By Stephen Cable - 16/7/2018
37 days ago
View commentsView articleI have a dream...
UCLA's brother/sister campus, the University of California, Berkley, already not only has segregated housing for black students but for other racial minorities such as Asians and Hispanics.
By Russell Grenning - 13/7/2018
285 days ago
View commentsView articleHamas and PLO entrench apartheid in Gaza and West Bank
Undiscussed between them was why the Palestine Liberation Organisation (PLO) in the West Bank and Hamas in Gaza have failed to close down the 27 refugee camps still remaining within their respective fiefdoms.
By David Singer - 13/7/2018
37 days ago
View commentsView articleWhy we need more ways to measure CBD health
The point is that increasingly our CBDs are diversifying. Relying on an office market index now provides insight into only one aspect of the market.
By Ross Elliott - 12/7/2018
87 days ago
View commentsView articleHamas will invite war in the search for a long-term solution
Notwithstanding their public statements to the contrary, Hamas knows that Israel is here to stay.
By Alon Ben-Meir - 12/7/2018
55 days ago
View commentsView articleRenewables statistics realities
These average capacity multipliers will also multiply total costs of ensuring reliable power even as $/MWh renewables generation costs fall.
By Geoff Carmody - 11/7/2018
513 days ago
View commentsView articleSoft Brexits and hard realities: the Tory revolt
Free movement, a central EU principle, would end, but the UK would seek a principle of ensuring that UK and EU citizens would still be permitted to visit, work and live in respective jurisdictions with ease.
By Binoy Kampmark - 11/7/2018
612 days ago
View commentsView articleTruth the first casualty in the War Against Coal
Advocacy is core business for think tanks, but when does advocacy become propaganda? When the think tank is the grandly named Australia Institute, is one answer.
By Graham Young - 10/7/2018
82 days ago
View commentsView articleAssisted suicide deal
If assisted suicide becomes legal across the country, it will in part be because of the Australian Building and Construction Commission.
By David Leyonhjelm - 9/7/2018
1410 days ago
View commentsView articleAbortion and the human person
It seems impossible to refuse the conclusion that the foetus is a potentially self-aware human being and that it may not be disposed of as passive tissue or as animal life.
By Peter Sellick - 9/7/2018
1213 hours ago
View commentsView articleThe new oil cartel threatening OPEC
Electrification is where OPEC may have to face off with a future oil buyers' cartel.
By Irina Slav - 6/7/2018
813 days ago
View commentsView articleFalse narrative haunts PLO and UN as Trump courts Arab States
'Despite the burden of regional issues, there are things that cannot be weighed with gold and humanitarian aid, or solutions that try to cut from a more than 100-year-old historical conflict.'
By David Singer - 6/7/2018
1811 days ago
View commentsView articleMonash
Critics maintain the MPs are misusing the name of the Great Man. However a look at Monash's career suggests otherwise.
By Philip Hopkins - 5/7/2018
518 days ago
View commentsView articleAnd now for something completely different...
Stop me if you've heard this one...a BBC executive with the marvellously Orwellian title of Controller of Comedy Commissioning walked into this newspaper interview.
By Russell Grenning - 5/7/2018
3111 days ago
View commentsView articleShiver me timbers! Tasmanian Greens want to axe an industry locals love
Tasmania's timber industry has new growth, but the Greens' alternative budget wrongly claims money will be saved if the industry is killed off.
By George Harris - 4/7/2018
819 days ago
View commentsView articleErdoganís reelection and its dire consequences
These laws granted him draconian measures allowing him to severely limit free expression and the right of assembly, thus restricting the freedom of his rivals to campaign against him on an equal footing.
By Alon Ben-Meir - 4/7/2018
119 days ago
View commentsView articleLetís kill welfare
Around a decade from now, robots will be our prime source of productivity and we will lose control of them as robots will produce more robots without human input.
By Everald Compton - 3/7/2018
419 days ago
View commentsView articleAboriginal First Nations and Australia's pro-nuclear 'environmentalists'
A key factor in the Jury's rejection of the waste import plan was that Aboriginal people had spoken clearly in opposition.
By Jim Green - 3/7/2018
197 days ago
View commentsView articleWe all have the right to protect ourselves from harm
Australiaís ban on practical non-lethal means of defence such as pepper sprays, mace and personal tasers sets us apart from most other countries in the world.
By David Leyonhjelm - 2/7/2018
287 days ago
View commentsView articleThe Saudis won't prevent the next oil shock
The addition of 1 mb/d from Saudi Arabia alone would lead to the OPEC+ group exceeding the production levels they just committed to, after factoring in additions from Russia and other Gulf States.
By Nicholas Cunningham - 2/7/2018
38 days ago
View commentsView articleTransgenderism: the new feminist battleground
Back in January, the City of London which manages Hampstead Heath and its ponds decided that the ladies' pond would welcome trans women and that this decision was consistent with the Equalities Act 2010.
By Russell Grenning - 29/6/2018
5418 days ago
View commentsView articleRenewable energy targets raise base-load costs, driving it out of the market
Renewable energy targets (RETs) impose anthropogenic cost 'event horizons' on base-load power. These 'horizons' are power cost points of no return.
By Geoff Carmody - 29/6/2018
2017 days ago
View commentsView articleDeep strategisation: the schlock of the new
What's the significance of calling a policy concern with equity the new name 'inclusive growth'?
By Nicholas Gruen - 28/6/2018
225 days ago
View commentsView articleDefeat in Sochi: Australiaís World Cup campaign ends
Australia was always the outsider in the tournament, and a loitering one at that.
By Binoy Kampmark - 28/6/2018
625 days ago
View commentsView articleTrumponomics: what is it exactly?
One of the key principles of Trumponomics is that faster economic growth can help solve a multitude of other social and economic problems, from poverty to inner-city decline to lowering the national debt.
By Darren Nelson - 27/6/2018
119 days ago
View commentsView articleWaiting for the big one: a new flu pandemic threatens
This new strand of Bird Flu, labelled H7N9, seems to be much more virulent than previous strains and has so far killed 38% of those it has infected.
By Peter Curson - 27/6/2018
924 days ago
View commentsView articleBreaking the seal of the confessional
The concept is similar to the duty of confidentiality which obliges legal advisors to respect their clients' affairs.
By Peter Bowden - 26/6/2018
9115 days ago
View commentsView articleChina: large boost in baby numbers unlikely?
The failure of the two-child policy to produce the hoped for increase in births to slow down ageing lies behind the speculation that the policy will soon be abandoned and replaced with 'independent fertility'.
By Kevin McCracken - 26/6/2018
422 days ago
View commentsView articleXi Jinping the revered
Xi is imposing upon China an imperial rule with a rigid Maoist ideology that extends beyond China's borders.
By Felix Imonti - 25/6/2018
527 days ago
View commentsView articleWhy legal marijuana makes sense
The ban on cannabis has dubious origins, having been the victim of a nearly century-long smear campaign launched by US anti-drug crusader Harry Anslinger in the dying days of alcohol prohibition.
By David Leyonhjelm - 25/6/2018
1316 days ago
View commentsView articleEchoes of Gallipoli
Now one hundred and three years later, this recalled campaign is a flash point in relations between Turkey and Europe.
By Russell Grenning - 25/6/2018
427 days ago
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