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|More to the Harvey Weinstein story than Harvey|
People are overlooking a big 'elephant in the room', which provides additional insight into why Hollywood tolerated the indefensible for so long.
By Brendan O'Reilly - 18/10/2017
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|Vengeful in defeat: Hillary Clinton fantasises about WikiLeaks|
Blended with US patriotism and sour grapes, she becomes the ultimate embittered narcissist who cannot admit to deficiency.
By Binoy Kampmark - 18/10/2017
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|A dose of honesty in the housing affordability debate|
Prominent businessman and philanthropist Dick Smith recently released a booklet designed to tell the full story on housing.
By Rex Drabik - 18/10/2017
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|PLO-Hamas referendum could boost Trump peace plans|
There is little hope that reconciliation talks between Hamas and Fatah will end a decade of bitter internecine feuding.
By David Singer - 17/10/2017
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|The Therapeutic Goods Administration’s false promise for struggling smokers|
In WA the maximum penalty for vaping is $45,000, or imprisonment, or both. Unless you obtain a special prescription.
By Marija Polic - 17/10/2017
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|The future for Australia’s Aboriginal people|
My trip to the Kimberley has rekindled my interest in looking at what might be the case in 2067 with respect to our Aboriginal people.
By Don Aitkin - 12/10/2017
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|Nuclear power's deepening crisis|
There are clear signs of a nuclear slow-down in China, the only country with a large nuclear new-build program.
By Jim Green - 16/10/2017
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|Which bank could give Australians a better bang for their buck? The RBA|
When it comes to banking and superannuation, competitive neutrality should include government competition against the private sector.
By Nicholas Gruen - 17/10/2017
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|The first person of the Trinity: the Father|
While it may seem rationally urgent to posit the existence of a being who set the planets in their orbits, this is not a concept to be found in the Hebrew Scriptures.
By Peter Sellick - 16/10/2017
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|The second person of the Trinity: the Son|
If a kindly Father God was looking down from above ready to intervene for his Son he must have turned aside so as not to see.
By Peter Sellick - 11/10/2017
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|I’m a conservative in the energy business and here's why coal is dead|
Energy prices aren’t high because of 'wishful thinking' and 'green religion' - they’re high because of too little thinking and the wrong kind of religion.
By Huon Hoogesteger - 10/10/2017
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|Is there an alternative to capitalism?|
One would think that perhaps we would keep an open mind regarding alternatives; instead of buying the tired old argument that anything else must either lead to totalitarianism, or be incurably utopian.
By Sam Ben-Meir - 12/10/2017
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|The third person of the Trinity: the Spirit|
Calling the trinitarian entities 'persons' is obviously metaphorical since they are not persons as you and I are persons.
By Peter Sellick - 5/10/2017
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|Foreign infiltration into the Australian public service|
The APS has had a history of foreign infiltration ever since its formation, especially during the Cold War, with some infiltrations becoming public scandals.
By Murray Hunter - 11/10/2017
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|Will the Palestinians ever play their cards right?|
Since it is widely assumed, however, that without Hamas no Israeli-Palestinian peace can endure, the question is how to persuade Hamas to accept the two preconditions without losing face.
By Alon Ben-Meir - 13/10/2017
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|Taking competitive neutrality seriously: my challenge to the Productivity Commission|
Around the world, finance is a major policy problem driven ultimately by the ease with which insiders can advantage themselves (sometimes illegally, but mostly legally) against outsiders.
By Nicholas Gruen - 13/10/2017
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|True signs of desperation|
When you start relying on leaders from 25 years ago, you are truly desperate.
By Stephen Cable - 13/10/2017
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|Trump won’t swallow Erekat’s PLO-Palestine poison pill|
Jordan remains the key to Trump ending the conflict between Jews and Arabs in former 'Palestine'.
By David Singer - 10/10/2017
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|Does Artificial Intelligence lead to the data revolution?|
The very nature of Machine Learning is suited to big data: with high volumes and complexity readily available, the algorithms can improve themselves quickly and efficiently.
By Neil Dennis - 12/10/2017
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|Timely warnings about climate change|
Many scientists managed to smoothly change tack from dire predictions of global cooling in the 1970s to global warming in the 2000s.
By Russell Grenning - 11/10/2017
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The best recipe for certainty is a contest of policies leading to the long term consignment of the party with the crazy policy to the opposition benches.
By David Leyonhjelm - 9/10/2017
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|The rising of Britain's 'new politics'|
While Sanders is a familiar American liberal politician, Corbyn may be a phenomenon, with his indefatigable support for the victims of American and British imperial adventures.
By John Pilger - 9/10/2017
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|Why is North Korea doing this?|
The key missing element is a plausible account of the motives of North Korea (NK), specifically their leader Kim Jong Un (KJU).
By Chris Lloyd - 2/10/2017
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|Information and the structure of institutions: W H Hutt edition|
The whole idea of trying to engineer a knowledge commons that is wider and deeper than the price system seems worthy of consideration.
By Nicholas Gruen - 10/10/2017
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|Amy Taeuber fights back against Adelaide knuckle-draggers|
The Amy Taeuber case is curious because it is sexual prejudice in its most raw form. It is a prime example why the second wave of the feminist movement rose in the early 1960s.
By Malcolm King - 9/10/2017
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|Regulate first, ask questions later|
Living in Australia sometimes feels like living in a bureaucrats' version of a spaghetti western. The heroes are the brave and all-knowing public servants.
By David Leyonhjelm - 6/10/2017
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|The next big offshore boom is about to happen here|
The 287 blocks auctioned are just the first portion of a number of deposits that hold an estimated 10 billion barrels of crude in proven reserves.
By Irina Slav - 5/10/2017
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|An idea to help save the world|
But then it dawned on me that Popper had failed to solve his fundamental problem - the problem of understanding how science makes progress.
By Nicholas Maxwell - 4/10/2017
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|Australia Day deserves to stay|
Newcomers are unlikely to join our national community and adopt our culture if we keep telling them that our country has very little of which to be proud.
By Charles Smith - 2/10/2017
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|Health and well-being for the middle-aged?|
Urbanisation in under-developed countries has, in itself, improved the health and life expectancy of millions of people worldwide.
By Patricia Edgar, Don Edgar and Briony Dow - 4/10/2017
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|Annulling the Iran deal: a dangerous strategic mistake|
The US and its allies (along with Russia and China) should build on the existing deal so that once it expires, Iran would not simply rush to acquire nuclear weapons.
By Alon Ben-Meir - 6/10/2017
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|All women are equal but some are more equal than others|
I bet you didn't know that there are WOMEN and then there are women.
By Russell Grenning - 6/10/2017
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|Paying twice, and more – why renewables are a luxury good|
But renewables are in fact more expensive, and if you want to cure high prices, the last thing you would do is dose up on the problem.
By Graham Young - 21/9/2017
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|Why are public opinion polls failing?|
French opinion polls were so badly wrong that the leading newspaper La Parisienne took a break from writing stories based on polling results.
By Russell Grenning - 4/10/2017
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|One Nation in central Queensland could return LNP to power|
Both Labor and the Liberal National Party will pitch for a majority government. But one group of voters may have other ideas.
By Gary Johns - 5/10/2017
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|'I'm glad he didn't look in the sky': the postal survey breaches children's rights|
Failing to seek children and young people's views about marriage equality contravenes the Australian Government's duty under article 12 of the 'Convention on the Rights of the Child'.
By Holly Doel-Mackaway - 28/9/2017
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|The killing of history|
One of the most hyped 'events' of American television, 'The Vietnam War', has started on the PBS network.
By John Pilger - 27/9/2017
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|Trump meets with Abbas and a phantom Palestinian Authority|
Abbas needs to be called out by Trump for abandoning the Oslo Accords and pursuing a policy that will not lead to resolving the long-running conflict.
By David Singer - 28/9/2017
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|The Australian way|
So, how does the average Aussie punter work out what it is we are all supposed to be promoting and defending?
By Everald Compton - 3/10/2017
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|The demise of Turkey’s democracy: an open letter to President Erdogan|
During your first ten years as prime minister, you transformed Turkey economically, socially, and politically, and put the country on the path to greatness.
By Alon Ben-Meir - 3/10/2017
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|The last taboo: menopause and the oestrogen patch shortage|
'If it was Viagra and no one could get it, there would be an outcry!' My friend crossed her arms and turned to me with both anger and despair.
By Evelyn Tsitas - 28/9/2017
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|Kurdistan's referendum gamble|
Iraq remains a construction, an artificial confection of miscellaneous, often murderous groups brought about by the Sykes-Picot agreement of 1916.
By Binoy Kampmark - 3/10/2017
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|Quality of life much more than standard of living|
In other words, quality of life is a matter of how people feel about their lives as well as the material conditions in which they live. Perceptions matter to our wellbeing.
By Richard Eckersley - 2/10/2017
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|The intolerance of tolerance: Tony Abbott's head butt episode|
The tolerant brigades had disappeared, and the revolutionary pugilists, behind the comfort of a tweet, were coming out.
By Binoy Kampmark - 26/9/2017
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|Marriage and freedom: promises ring hollow until the states act|
The legal definition of what constitutes incitement to hatred, serious contempt, severe ridicule or even offence has changed radically as the legal system has recognised homosexual relationships.
By Bernard Gaynor - 29/9/2017
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|An open mind on privately-owned open space|
There is the very real possibility that privately owned open space created from recent development may be more beneficial to the community than publicly owned space.
By Natalie Rayment - 29/9/2017
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|Deirdre McCloskey explains what makes Australia great|
The quaint idea that the intellectual property of Australia was somehow created by Aborigines, Anglos and (mostly) European postwar settlers misrepresents the truth.
By Gary Johns - 22/9/2017
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|Trump 1, black footballers 10|
Their method is crude, but they are men of action and very few words. And their actions are eloquent.
By Peter West - 29/9/2017
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|Learning from the past and understanding the present|
The balance of evidence from the strongest research, with large representative sampling, does not support same-sex parenting.
By Sven Trenholm - 26/9/2017
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|Real equality must frame marriage debate|
It's important to realise that you don't need a wedding to have a marriage. Registration of the marriage is simply a voluntary public declaration about the relationship.
By Martin Hanson - 27/9/2017
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|Is microfinance the best way to spend aid money?|
This argument fails to justify why the Grameen bank's rate is 50-100% higher than the market rate.
By Pooya Karambakhsh - 27/9/2017
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|The Greens and the campaign for a woman’s right to choose|
Its defeat, when every member of the Liberal and National parties voted against it, ensured that NSW would continue to be out of step with modern medical practice and community opinion.
By Sylvia Hale - 21/9/2017
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|Other people’s money|
Politicians pretending to be compassionate when all they are doing is handing out other people’s money are just thieves masquerading as angels.
By David Leyonhjelm - 25/9/2017
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|The Iraqi Kurds' independence is decades overdue|
Sadly, apart from Israel, no country expressed its support for the Kurds' impending historic decision to finally realise their decades-old dream of establishing a state of their own.
By Alon Ben-Meir - 26/9/2017
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|Same-sex marriage: religious discrimination denies equality|
Discrimination based on sexual orientation, including through a prohibition on same-sex marriage, is like racism.
By David Swanton - 25/9/2017
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|No winners with same-sex hate bill|
We're so mentally feeble that we can't bear to be called a homophobe or a bigot or hear someone say that they believe gays will go to hell.
By Nicola Wright - 19/9/2017
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|Opinions will continue to differ on same-sex marriage|
Some opponents of the same-sex survey insist there has been too much debate. That is part of the reason why the controversy will not go away.
By Laurence Maher - 21/9/2017
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|Taiwan: a valuable partner for Sustainable Development Goals|
The UN is about people, yet the universality of human rights that the UN proclaims does not extend to Taiwan and its 23 million people.
By David Lee - 22/9/2017
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|Augustine and the psychological analogy|
The Trinity is not an arithmetic impossibility but conforms to the way we experience and know and remember anything.
By Peter Sellick - 25/9/2017
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|Should we 'pupil' kids or 'NAPLAN' them?|
Australia's fixation with testing is one of the biggest stumbling blocks to our nation's development, ever.
By Phil Cullen - 20/9/2017
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|King Abdullah’s dethronement threatens Jordan-Israel two-state solution|
What is needed is for the US to influence the Jordanian army and security agency to stand with the revolution the next time it breaks out.
By David Singer - 22/9/2017
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|When government can't solve social and economic problems, what then?|
Around the world, governments work from an operating manual drawn straight from Henry Ford's car factories of the 1920s.
By Vern Hughes - 20/9/2017
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|Energy policy: can we have a Carbon-Cutting Reliable Affordable Programme (C-CRAP)?|
The root cause of the 'trilemma' is renewable energy. We could deliver reliability and affordability, as we have in the past, if we didn't have renewable energy targets.
By Geoff Carmody - 20/9/2017
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|Is there a doctor in the house? The gendered use of honorifics|
In April, the local arm of global banking giant HSBC started offering customers the choice of multiple
By Evelyn Tsitas - 18/9/2017
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|Death of the CET|
Coalition talk of dumping Finkel's Clean Energy Target leaves Australia's climate policy in tatters.
By Graeme McLeay - 19/9/2017
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|Same-sex parenting and same-sex marriage|
To make a properly informed choice about same-sex marriage (SSM), people need to be aware of the shortcomings.
By Eric Porter - 18/9/2017
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|What a disaster!|
The Victorian Government is on the front foot putting together an innovative strategy to address one of the major failings of the existing emergency response protocols.
By Russell Grenning - 19/9/2017
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|Marawi is a metaphor for Islamic extremism in Asia|
One of the reasons, if not the primary reason for the acceptance of the Wahhabi fundamentalist message is the anger and frustration engendered by poverty and the indifference.
By Bruce Haigh - 18/9/2017
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