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|Tomorrow's grim, global, green dictatorship|
The key slogan of the Green religion is
By Viv Forbes - 9/3/2018
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|Earth Hour – You can’t hold a candle to it|
What's all the buzz about Earth Hour? In fact, your average candle does more damage on the carbon pollution front than a night light.
By Russell Grenning - 23/3/2018
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|The ease of accusation: the Skripal affair|
The second point – the poisoning of traitors, defectors or the like – only makes sense if Skripal had turned a newly rotten leaf.
By Binoy Kampmark - 23/3/2018
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|How a fall in the US dollar increases the demand for commodities and manufacturing|
A lower US dollar will generate an increase in the volume of finance available to finance the commodity exports of emerging economies.
By Michael Knox - 22/3/2018
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|“Army of Islam”: Erdogan’s plot against Israel|
Turkey's President Erdogan has said he envisages a return of the Ottoman Empire, encompassing Europe, and his party's favourite newspaper is flagging the idea of a 57-nation
By Alon Ben-Meir and Arbana Xharra - 23/3/2018
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|Driverless cars: will public transport be a winner?|
The prospect of autonomous vehicles causes worry but they might provide public and shared modes of transport with a big boost in competitiveness relative to private vehicles.
By Alan Davies - 20/3/2018
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|Dutton ventures where fools fear to tread|
As a young diplomat posted to South Africa at the height of Apartheid, 1976/79, I chose to assist those opposing the regime.
By Bruce Haigh - 19/3/2018
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|Fictional free trade and permanent protectionism: Donald Trump's economic orthodoxy|
States, far from being enemies of innovation, can push it. Industries can be incubated and nurtured. Those not doing so risk mouldering.
By Binoy Kampmark - 22/3/2018
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|There are refugees and then there are refugees|
Parliament under the new President Ramaphosa has already voted 241 to 83 to change the Constitution and a sense of real panic has been growing.
By Russell Grenning - 16/3/2018
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|We need to empower kids to not fear bullies|
Even the Prime Minister has admitted to having been a target as a boy, and Pricewaterhouse Coopers research suggests the problem costs society $2.4 billion per annual school cohort.
By Anthony Dillon - 21/3/2018
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|Fair Share is overly pessimistic and interventionist, but still worth reading|
The message from the authors, who also spoke at the launch, is that bigger government is necessary to prevent us from becoming the highly unequal and divided society America is today.
By Gene Tunny - 22/3/2018
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|The theology of Howard's End|
Forster divides his novel between two families that represent a bias between the seen and the unseen.
By Peter Sellick - 20/3/2018
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|John Brennan's Trump problem|
It is worth noting that such frothing indignation came from the same individual whose tenure saw a generous, keen deployment of drone warfare.
By Binoy Kampmark - 21/3/2018
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|Double agents, nerve agents, and the rule of law|
Until we celebrated the 800th anniversary of the sealing of Magna Carta in June 2015, the term was rarely used as part of the everyday language of politicians, journalists and other commentators.
By John de Meyrick - 21/3/2018
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|World Happiness Day – it's official|
The officially happiest country in the world is Norway with Australia a very creditable 9th
By Russell Grenning - 20/3/2018
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|Free trade in labour|
Bilateral free-migration agreements would also have no electoral impact because the people from these countries could not vote in our election.
By David Leyonhjelm - 19/3/2018
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|Why we should be questioning ‘natural’ medicines|
Claims made about a product being natural doesn’t necessarily make it safer or appropriate.
By Waveny Holland - 13/3/2018
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|Bullied relations: Australia, East Timor and natural resources|
In the scheme of things, Australia has deputised as regional bully for imperial powers since it became an outpost of the British empire.
By Binoy Kampmark - 9/3/2018
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|Is a war between Israel and Iran/Hezbollah imminent? Part I|
What kind of precautionary measures should be taken by all the players involved, especially Russia in cooperation with the US, to prevent such an ominous development?
By Alon Ben-Meir - 16/3/2018
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|The Gippsland Lakes debacle|
In 2015 the Victorian Auditor-General delivered a damning report on the mismanagement of Victoria's 10 Ramsar-listed wetlands.
By Anthony Amis - 8/3/2018
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|Followers or thinkers?|
But isn’t Australia battling to choose between freedom of religion, and freedom from religion? Holy Guacamole! Just what in heaven’s name do you believe in?
By Ian Nance - 14/3/2018
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|End-of-Life Care – We Can and Must Do Better|
As the debate about euthanasia rages, end-of-life and palliative care is neglected, with both quality and availability lacking. And yet, that's what the majority of dying people need so they can die at home without pain.
By Greg Donnelly - 15/3/2018
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|Liberalism isn't woke enough|
It shouldn't be a shock that our corrupt political establishment, insulated by a groupthink that is at once fainthearted and incredibly arrogant, cannot define something better than the status quo.
By Mark Christensen - 15/3/2018
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|Prince William visit will advance Jordan-Israel two-state solution|
However Jordan's subsequent independence in 1946 and Israel's in 1948 laid the groundwork for the Peel two-state solution applying in 99% of former Palestine.
By David Singer - 8/3/2018
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|The #MeToo phenomenon and what, if anything, anyone can do about it|
Ordinarily, a person accused of some crime is presumed innocent until found otherwise by a duly constituted court. That has not been the case in any of the examples I have read.
By Don Aitkin - 13/3/2018
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|Living with the Chinese dragon: partnership or penetration?|
There are a number of sources, including Hamilton, arguing that the Dastyari affair was merely the tip of the iceberg. And the Liberals are also to blame.
By Peter West - 9/3/2018
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|Suing clergy, and others, for negligent advice|
After a decade of litigation, a majority of the Californian Supreme Court decided the clergy owed no duty of care to Nally; the minority wrote a scathing dissent.
By William Spaul - 12/3/2018
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|A new president, the same ANC: Lessons from 2008|
There are many reasons to be sceptical or even concerned about the ANC under a Ramaphosa presidency.
By Benjamin Hale - 12/3/2018
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|A warning: those headaches are about to get a whole lot worse |
A new generation hooked on technology has given up on democracy and shut the door to civil discussion, instead choosing hate, defensiveness and extreme solutions.
By Alice Gallen - 8/3/2018
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|Abbas dumps Trump, embraces United Nations|
PLO Chairman Mahmoud Abbas signed his own suicide note after another blistering attack on America in the United Nations Security Council on 20 February.
By David Singer - 6/3/2018
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|Hanson true to form on company tax cuts|
The idea that no companies would increase investment is fanciful and argued by no-one, not even the Greens.
By David Leyonhjelm - 7/3/2018
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|Trump promotes Jordan, downgrades PLO and defunds UNRWA|
Tillerson stated that America’s ongoing contribution to UNRWA is dependent upon what other non-donor States who can afford to contribute to UNRWA are willing to do.
By David Singer - 28/2/2018
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|Tribal warfare and Australian politics|
A Yale University professor has unwittingly given us an insight into why Australians are fed up with their politicians.
By Peter Bowden - 2/3/2018
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|And the winner is...|
In fact, the ceremony had everything that the film industry could ever hope for – well, almost everything because Americans tuned out in their millions.
By Russell Grenning - 7/3/2018
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|Inconvenient accounting for State renewables ambitions|
Do state and territory claims for renewable energy add up to more than our national total?
By Geoff Carmody - 2/3/2018
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|Duterte the dauntless|
Duterte is popular with the people, even down to his crude and sexist 'humour'. They see him as down to earth in a Barnaby Joyce sort of way.
By Bruce Haigh - 6/3/2018
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|Weaponising rumour: Australia's new political sensitivity|
The threshold of debate in Australian politics has been sewer-low for decades, but the latest turn has added another disfiguring side.
By Binoy Kampmark - 5/3/2018
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|Oil market fears: war, default and nuclear weapons|
The US is one of the few areas of the world in which there is an energy investment boom underway, a development that could smooth out the uncertainties of geopolitical events around the world.
By Nicholas Cunningham - 5/3/2018
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|Whose universities are they, anyway?|
While all has never, at least since the end of the second world war, been well in academe (the AVCC first used the word ‘crisis’ in 1947), it may be true that the level of tension within higher education today is notably high.
By Don Aitkin - 28/2/2018
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|Super Rugby snowflakes|
I'd hazard a guess 90 per cent of Super Rugby players consider safety overreach a negative.
By Mark Christensen - 1/3/2018
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|Sydney Anglicans and the new Archbishop of Perth|
... to simply read the bible as if it actually reflected the will of God is to make an idol of it
By Peter Sellick - 26/2/2018
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|The Australian Press Council: making newspapers accountable?|
Its birth was an attempt by the industry to head off the move by the Whitlam Labor Government the previous year to create a government authority to police it.
By Russell Grenning - 1/3/2018
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|Arming educators: Trump, gun violence and schools|
Sponsorship programs in various US states exist encouraging gun loading and training for administrators and teachers.
By Binoy Kampmark - 26/2/2018
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|All the way…|
This kowtowing to United States influence not only underscored the cementing of diplomacy, but also seemed to firm up an existing adoption of American expressions.
By Ian Nance - 27/2/2018
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|Trump, Jesus and the Evangelicals|
God forbid, Trump is not the subversive figure described by Andrew Sullivan. But he is the next best thing when confused, self-important elites are hopelessly out of touch.
By Mark Christensen - 22/2/2018
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|People of faith deserve honesty and respect from Australia’s political class|
From the robust 'get stuffed, tell'em they're dreamin' position to 'no plans' to change the existing arrangements seems to be opening up some wriggle room.
By Greg Donnelly - 26/2/2018
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|Let's end the propaganda war on coal|
Impervious to the loud rumblings about coal's terminal decline and the need to leave it in the ground, the Minerals Council of Australiacontinues to be a passionate enthusiast.
By John Iser - 22/2/2018
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|So, when do you become a grown-up in the UK?|
An intelligent, aware and responsible child of 16 or 17 can legally start the process of becoming transgender without the consent of his or her parents or guardian but cannot legally buy a drink in a pub or vote in a general election.
By Russell Grenning - 27/2/2018
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|Why the next oil boom will be fueled by blockchain|
According to a report from the World Economic Forum from 2017, a digital transformation has already swept across the energy industry.
By Meredith Taylor - 27/2/2018
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|Uranium industry slumps, nuclear power dead in the water|
Demand and prices for uranium are low and set to remain so: bad news for Australia's uranium industry but good news for those opposed to nuclear power.
By Jim Green - 23/2/2018
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|A future without Adani|
The water needed to open up the black soil country for agriculture can easily be diverted from the tropical rivers of the north at an affordable cost.
By Everald Compton - 23/2/2018
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|It's a long walk to closer European security and defence cooperation|
The EU is working slowly towards having its own defense rather than relying on NATO, but many states are not ready or willing to put in the funds.
By Adomas Abromaitis - 23/2/2018
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|The ABC goes downhill at a gallop|
Meantime, important issues have been neglected. Such as our water crisis and the future of the Murray-Darling.
By Peter West - 22/2/2018
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