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View commentsView articleDoes it matter if abortion kills babies?
If a person were to stand outside Dr Portman’s abortion clinic with a sign saying, 'Abortion kills babies' they would be arrested and potentially fined.
By Graham Preston - 10/5/2019
11348 mins ago
View commentsView articleShould Shorten fund Melbourne’s suburban rail loop?
Federal Labor's promise to contribute $10 billion toward the cost of the $50 billion Melbourne suburban rail loop shows it's prepared to see a generation or two of infrastructure funding pissed away if it offers a political advantage.
By Alan Davies - 17/5/2019
75 hours ago
View commentsView articleReligious freedom will be suffocated if ALP elected
In 2013, the federal Labor government fundamentally changed the Act to make gender identity and sexual orientation protected attributes.
By Pat Byrne - 17/5/2019
3910 hours ago
View commentsView articleIsrael Folau: indoctrination and the Tongan Fakaleiti
They conform to the trappings and symbols of religious assimilation by wearing the 'whites' every Sunday as an act of racial contrition to a White Preacher Man's own contrived rules.
By Max Wallace - 9/5/2019
1810 hours ago
View commentsView articleFreedoms religious and social: an Australian stock-take
.... social hostilities have a habit of crystallising upward into the policies and laws that order our common life
By Andrew Cameron - 10/5/2019
252 days ago
View commentsView articleLowering standards: Australian universities, English requirements and student cash cows
It is business and malpractice as usual after revelations by Australia's national broadcaster that Australian universities have been adjusting admission requirements to boost student numbers.
By Binoy Kampmark - 17/5/2019
62 days ago
View commentsView articleGladstone Ports worker rocks the boat
Well, all he did was ask a reasonable question which should have received an honest answer.
By John Mikkelsen - 16/5/2019
52 days ago
View commentsView articleTwo areas of economic risk for Bill Shorten's Australia
Things are different in 2019. The liberalising agenda around the world has all but petered out, while on the left there is a resurgence of belief and confidence in government intervention.
By David Alexander - 16/5/2019
63 days ago
View commentsView articleOpening up, China’s reaction to Trump’s Tariffs
The arable land per capita in China is 40% of the world average.
By Zegang Ren - 16/5/2019
13 days ago
View commentsView articleIEA: renewables growth is stalling
In 2018, total deployment of renewable energy stood at about 180 gigawatts (GW), which was the same as the previous year.
By Nicholas Cunningham - 15/5/2019
64 days ago
View commentsView articleIsrael Folau and the problem of future knowledge
The details of what was said, what was breeched, who was offended, and what freedoms are protected, just don't matter when it comes to the question of what should be done about Israel Folau.
By Jed Lea-Henry - 15/5/2019
104 days ago
View commentsView articleLiving in electric dreams
Electric vehicles may be the next big thing, but the ALP's policy will do little to help the environment and will do more to waste taxpayers money and hurt consumers.
By Tristan Prasser - 13/5/2019
164 days ago
View commentsView articleThe dangers of the Thai Deep South
The only hint of something amiss is the hundreds of makeshift military camps and checkpoints along the roads, often manned by troops in full combat gear.
By Murray Hunter - 15/5/2019
24 days ago
View commentsView articleThe systematic silencing of conservative voices in Australian universities
This article is mainly concerned with the issues that gave rise to the review, and supports the view that a Code of Conduct could only be effective if the University in question is actually committed to free speech.
By Augusto Zimmermann - 14/5/2019
44 days ago
View commentsView articleA great flushing out: social media footprints and electioneering in Australia
This is a far cry from the supposedly mighty role the use of social media was meant to have in participatory politics.
By Binoy Kampmark - 14/5/2019
64 days ago
View commentsView articleNetanyahu's defunct strategy to keep Hamas at bay
Netanyahu has deliberately perpetuated the conflict with Hamas as a means by which to promote his sinister political agenda.
By Alon Ben-Meir - 14/5/2019
15 days ago
View commentsView articleIt’s time we stand up against the growing persecution of Christians in Australia
Christians are the most persecuted religious group in the world today, with significant levels of persecution in 144 countries, according according to 2016 data.
By Augusto Zimmermann - 7/5/2019
145 days ago
View commentsView articleWhat's Queensland got to lose, except perhaps Adani?
The LNP thinks it will hold most seats in Queensland but that confidence could yet be as misplaced as it was during the Super Saturday by-elections.
By Graham Young - 13/5/2019
36 days ago
View commentsView articleLabor's election campaign breaks the golden rule
Instead of doing merely this, Labor could not resist announcing a raft of big-spending policies, the removal of many tax concessions, and an expansion of an already radical climate-change policy.
By Brendan O'Reilly - 13/5/2019
86 days ago
View commentsView articleFairies at the bottom of the garden
Religious people generally bristle at the charge that their cherished beliefs belong in the same category as fairies, or dragons, or flying spaghetti monsters.
By Natasha Moore - 23/4/2019
297 days ago
View commentsView articleRisk of Israeli-Iranian war still looms high
The question is, what would it take to stop Iran from its destabilizing activities and help make it a constructive member of the international community?
By Alon Ben-Meir - 10/5/2019
87 days ago
View commentsView articleFolau issue leaves Libs mid-field, as free speech curbs reflect Labor's culture war wins
John Howard would have grabbed the ball and run with it - and Kim Beazley would have been wrong-footed.
By Graham Young - 8/5/2019
158 days ago
View commentsView articleRescuing secular democracy
A stunning phenomenon has overturned the way in which we in the West regard the public sphere in particular, and democracy in general, in the twenty-first century: the re-emergence of religion.
By Pablo Jiménez Lobeira - 1/5/2019
379 days ago
View commentsView articleThe measles outbreak continues unabated
There is little doubt that failure to vaccinate is placing many people at risk.
By Peter Curson - 9/5/2019
210 days ago
View commentsView articleZionism and Terra Nullius: a haunting parallel between Israel and Australia
Palestinians have never had a Mabo moment whereby their historical occupancy of the land of Israel has been recognised by Israel and its courts.
By Ron Witton - 8/5/2019
310 days ago
View commentsView articleHousing: where to now?
The future, we were confidently assured, was one where the inner city apartment 'lifestyle' would be the preferred housing option, for a range of demographic, work and lifestyle reasons.
By Ross Elliott - 8/5/2019
211 days ago
View commentsView articleSurrogate-born children - for some
Why the ban on commercial surrogacy? One family gains much-needed money, the other a much-desired child
By Philip Lillingston - 6/5/2019
711 days ago
View commentsView articleWas Jesus a socialist?
The gospel of Jesus amounted to a social revolution that sought justice for the economically, socially, religiously and politically oppressed, ie it was a revolution from below.
By Peter Sellick - 29/4/2019
2211 days ago
View commentsView articleThe One Nation sting was totally ethical
Covert policing is the last bastion of pure policing 'and is one of the best methods of getting the highest numbers of convictions.'
By Peter Bowden - 6/5/2019
1612 days ago
View commentsView articleElectoral reform crucial for Malaysian reform
Electoral reform is the key to eradicating “Malay-Nationalist” hegemony and feudalism in Malaysia
By Murray Hunter - 7/5/2019
112 days ago
View commentsView articleIs free speech dead?
Graham Preston, who has been assaulted and abused on countless occasions, for daring to express the wrong opinion, was arrested again two months ago.
By Jim Dowling - 26/4/2019
3412 days ago
View commentsView articleThe deep forces preventing reform in Malaysia
Malay privilege, an entrenched bureaucracy, a recalcitrant royalty, and a deep state combine.
By Murray Hunter - 2/5/2019
213 days ago
View commentsView articleIs this a gamechanger for the lithium industry?
The crucial battery metal, also known as 'white petroleum', struggled through a 50 percent price correction as supply soared and demand fears spread like wildfire.
By Charles Kennedy - 3/5/2019
313 days ago
View commentsView articleHoaxing cultural studies: Sokal 2.0
As the authors explained in Areo, something had 'gone wrong in the university', notably in the humanities.
By Binoy Kampmark - 3/5/2019
415 days ago
View commentsView articleWhat is Ethical Interanimality?
In standard rationalistic approaches to animal ethics moral consideration is incrementally extended out from an established human 'moral club' to grant moral status to 'others'.
By Sam Ben-Meir - 2/5/2019
716 days ago
View commentsView articleWhile the big birds fight, manufacturing jobs flee Australia
It's an issue that appears to be missing from this federal election, with the two major parties brawling over issues of pay and tax, but what is the use of either if you're out of a job?
By Graham Young - 29/4/2019
2016 days ago
View commentsView articleThe Titanic Clive rises from the deep
But, with all the media focus on Clive Palmer's Australia United Party preferences, Labor's traditional ties with best mates, the Greens, continue to fly under the radar.
By John Mikkelsen - 1/5/2019
517 days ago
View commentsView articleKen Henry and the establishment
The upper echelon believe it's in their interests to go on persuading the masses that politicians, lawyers and executives are at the top because they possess a formal solution to whatever ails us.
By Mark Christensen - 30/4/2019
418 days ago
View commentsView articleThe beginning of the end of Erdogan's era
The result of the recent municipal elections in Turkey represents a major shift in public sentiment toward President Erdogan.
By Alon Ben-Meir - 30/4/2019
119 days ago
View commentsView articleLethal bungling: Sri Lanka’s Easter bombings
A country bathed in the blood of decades of communal violence continues to teeter before the next provocation, the next inflammatory message.
By Binoy Kampmark - 24/4/2019
820 days ago
View commentsView articleAny old resurrection will not do
'And if Christ is not risen,' said the Apostle Paul, 'then our preaching is empty and your faith is in vain'.
By Spencer Gear - 23/4/2019
3120 days ago
View commentsView articleChina's urbanization reforms will boost its economy
Rural migrants will find a welcome in China's smaller cities, and the growth of cities on the perimeter of megacities will ease pressures and spur the economy
By Zegang Ren - 24/4/2019
322 days ago
View commentsView articleThe election will obliterate the face of Israel as we know it
The result of the Israeli election has demonstrated that the Israeli public’s movement to the right is now consolidated.
By Alon Ben-Meir - 24/4/2019
1022 days ago
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