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View commentsView articleWhat’s happening to our live-and-let-live culture?
Free speech is being closed down in the name of preventing 'hate speech'; bonds of trust in commercial life are broken; and religion is now divisive that new law is needed to protect religious freedom.
By Peter Kurti - 16/7/2019
282 hours ago
View commentsView articleSpying on Julian Assange: UC Global, CNN and Russian couriers
Between December 2017 and March 2018, dozens of meetings between Assange, his legal representatives, and visitors, were recorded in daily confidential reports written by an assigned security team.
By Binoy Kampmark - 18/7/2019
129 hours ago
View commentsView articleDonald Trump, the Democrat Squad and failed impeachment
The show delighted commentators dazzled by the fireworks. It was seen as historic, because it was the first time in over a century a President had received such a vote of disapproval.
By Binoy Kampmark - 19/7/2019
1617 hours ago
View commentsView articleAustralia needs to rethink its position on Iran
The conflict between Donald Trump and Iran is a long drawn out affair, initiated by the United States, and has lasted almost ¾ of a century.
By Peter Bowden - 15/7/2019
333 days ago
View commentsView articleNuclear war between super funds
Even at 30% penetration, the high estimate for nuclear (US$192 / megawatt-hour (MWh)) is far higher than the high estimates for coal ($144), solar PV ($88), onshore wind ($84), and gas ($75).
By Jim Green - 11/7/2019
143 days ago
View commentsView articleFace App: recipe for ID theft
All of this, say the terms and conditions, applies in perpetuity. This should make even the most cloud-friendly AI advocate wary.
By Mal Fletcher - 19/7/2019
23 days ago
View commentsView articleDavid Brooks strives for the second mountain
Rejecting the religious pride by which some think they’re morally superior, the Canadian-born American also observes there is 'nothing worse than people who are so spiritualised they don’t love the world.'
By Mark Christensen - 18/7/2019
63 days ago
View commentsView articleHow to gut a democracy: misusing Australia's overseas spy service
In 2013, Witness K's Canberra home was raided as well as the office of Mr. Collaery. Both were charged with revealing state secrets and Witness K had his passport seized.
By Warren Reed - 15/7/2019
34 days ago
View commentsView articleReligious freedom proposal is a dud
Any reform should not use the language of discrimination but ­actually put Australia in line with its international human rights ­obligations to protect religious freedom.
By Augusto Zimmermann - 17/7/2019
154 days ago
View commentsView articleRural debt and viability
Monetarism has broken the bank for rural industries.
By Ben Rees - 17/7/2019
114 days ago
View commentsView articleHas the ABC’s Four Corners passed its use-by date?
Promoting favoured causes by ignoring inconvenient truths and/or alternative views is not true investigative journalism.
By Mark Poynter - 11/7/2019
324 days ago
View commentsView articleAustralia has sound reasons to support the US against authoritarian China
US grievances are justified given China’s intellectual property theft, industrial subsidies, forced technology transfer and digital rules with regard to e-commerce.
By Chris Lewis - 12/7/2019
215 days ago
View commentsView articleThe eclipsing of Moon Jae-In
Two years into Moon's single five-year term, his voter approval has declined from 80 to less than 50 percent. His economic policies have achieved little and his diplomatic efforts to restore warmer relations with the North are only a facade.
By Felix Imonti - 16/7/2019
26 days ago
View commentsView articleAscertaining motives in the Persian Gulf
The recent downing by Iran of a US drone in the Persian Gulf, together with bomb attacks on tankers nearby, has once again put the world on the brink of war.
By Max Atkinson - 3/7/2019
107 days ago
View commentsView articleJordan Peterson gets it wrong on inequality
Peterson argues that ‘the Equity Doctrine …. has gone too far’.
By Tristan Ewins - 4/7/2019
618 days ago
View commentsView articleThe Special Branch and the Malaysian Deep State
If Malaysia aspires to be a democracy then the Special Branch is out of control.
By Murray Hunter - 12/7/2019
38 days ago
View commentsView articleGoing Nuclear in the Antipodes: Australia’s megadeath complex
The nuclear call doing the rounds in Canberra is a bit of old man's bravado, and a glowering approach to the non-proliferation thrust of the current international regime.
By Binoy Kampmark - 10/7/2019
1310 days ago
View commentsView articleTrump should champion legal migration from West Bank and Gaza
Gaza's civilian population has paid a heavy price for the indiscriminate targeting of Israeli population centres with thousands of missiles and incendiary balloons.
By David Singer - 5/7/2019
3411 days ago
View commentsView articleEuropean Court of Human Rights legitimises unique speech privilege demanded by Islam
It seems the preferred way to foster “religious peace” is to pander to the hotheads.
By Laurence Maher - 9/7/2019
1412 days ago
View commentsView articleAlbania's self-consuming corruption undermining path to EU accession
Political corruption, organized crime, and inequality, coupled with domestic tensions caused by the major political parties in Albania, gave further credence to the EU's decision to postpone accession negotiations.
By Alon Ben-Meir and Arbana Xharra - 10/7/2019
312 days ago
View commentsView articleOn sympathy, empathy and action
The two words are now used almost interchangeably, which is a pity, and both are used much more frequently than they were fifty years ago.
By Don Aitkin - 8/7/2019
912 days ago
View commentsView articleThe paradoxical nature of freedom of speech and hate speech
How can we guard against harmful or hateful speech when freedom of speech is highly cherished in democratic societies?
By Rivka Witenberg - 2/7/2019
3313 days ago
View commentsView articleDressed for the Fourth of July: the US Imperium comes out
The word 'empire' never really caught on, sealed fast from the cognitive capacities of the US academic and policy establishment.
By Binoy Kampmark - 9/7/2019
613 days ago
View commentsView articleWhere’s the Prime Minister on the free speech crisis?
The agnostic Latham defends freedom of religion and freedom of speech for Christians, but the Christian PM cowardly refuses to make a comment.
By Augusto Zimmermann - 27/6/2019
5613 days ago
View commentsView articleMalaysia’s Islamic schools face festering problems
The fact that they are largely unregulated is allowing problems to fester, including unsafe conditions, exposure to extremist teachings and especially child sexual abuse by ustazes, or teachers.
By Murray Hunter - 8/7/2019
114 days ago
View commentsView articleTime for new thinking on smoking
To add some perspective, a 25-pack of Marlboro now costs an eye-watering $34.95. That's $12,757 per year for a pack-a-day smoker.
By David Leyonhjelm - 5/7/2019
3315 days ago
View commentsView articleWas Izzy Folau moral?
Both sides can claim ( and fully believe) that they are virtuous, that they in the right, and the opposing viewpoint is in the wrong.
By Peter Bowden - 1/7/2019
5516 days ago
View commentsView articleWas Trump’s visit to the Korean DMZ to meet Kim Jung Un a whim or carefully thought out?
It hasn't escaped the attention of the North Koreans that the Trump Administration needs a deal for the election.
By Murray Hunter - 4/7/2019
817 days ago
View commentsView articleUntested migrants risk American lives
Migrants to the US are released throughout the country without undergoing basic medical examinations and tests for infectious diseases.
By Patrick Basham - 2/7/2019
417 days ago
View commentsView articleHow the message gets embedded
Scientists like Lindzen, Happer, Curry, Kininmonth and Paltridge in our country, and many others around the world, cannot be dismissed as ignorant, so the orthodoxy simply takes no notice of them.
By Don Aitkin - 28/6/2019
1920 days ago
View commentsView articleThe oil crisis Saudi Arabia can't solve
Saudi Arabia's CEO Amin Nasr's message to the press that oil flows to the market are guaranteed, should be taken with a pinch of salt.
By Cyril Widdershoven - 1/7/2019
621 days ago
View commentsView articleChildish diplomacy: Donald Trump’s new play against Iran
Trump sticks to another traditional theme of US foreign policy, praising the people a policy punishes even as it seeks to distance them from the leadership.
By Binoy Kampmark - 28/6/2019
322 days ago
View commentsView articleWelcome to the Glasshouse, where even Tim Minchin is afraid
If you've said or done anything on the scale of remotely off-taste to glaringly stupid, you'll be raked over the coals for it. Even if it was when you were young and silly.
By Sonia Bowditch - 24/6/2019
1823 days ago
View commentsView articleThinking about things
ndeed, if we look at the best proxy for long-term climate-change - the Central England Temperature record - we see that the end of the 20th century is very far from unusual with several periods of similar scale change.
By Don Aitkin - 26/6/2019
3123 days ago
View commentsView articleLack of Funds amounts to Systemic Elder Abuse – but neither Party is talking about it
With 'institutionalization' you get up when you're told to; you eat when you're told to; you go to bed when you're told to.
By Tristan Ewins - 25/6/2019
2823 days ago
View commentsView articleHow to create a country with no heart?
Why is every proposal to develop an outback mine, dam, irrigation scheme or a real power station now labelled 'controversial' by the ABC and opposed by the ALP/Greens?
By Viv Forbes - 21/6/2019
2323 days ago
View commentsView articleIs it time to consider replacing asset recycling with asset creation?
The central question nevertheless remains: how to increase the quantum of public funds available for investment in new infrastructure?
By Flavio Romano - 24/6/2019
724 days ago
View commentsView articleViolent voyeurism: surveillance, spyware and human rights
Mass market surveillance, much of it manufactured in the private sector, the ubiquity of spyware, and the ease with which such material can be acquired, has eclipsed such quibbles.
By Binoy Kampmark - 26/6/2019
324 days ago
View commentsView articleMalaysia’s deep Islamic state
A once-tolerant Malay society has been subsumed into a theocracy.
By Murray Hunter - 25/6/2019
525 days ago
View commentsView articleAlbanese: take a stand on tax
Abbott blocked good policy; It wasn't without reason that he earned the nickname 'Dr No'. Now Labor has a right to block sweeping tax cuts that will indirectly hurt millions of its constituents.
By Tristan Ewins - 21/6/2019
2628 days ago
View commentsView articleWhat should be in Malaysia’s coming white paper on defence
Malaysia has also been able to successfully maintain a balance between a competing China and the US in the region through a pseudo-non-alignment.
By Murray Hunter - 21/6/2019
330 days ago
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