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|Trumped 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
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|Cultural appropriation, you just can’t 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
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|Abortion 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
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|Renewed 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
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|Hey 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
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|Renewables 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
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|ACCC 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
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|Them 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
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|A 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
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|I 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
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|The 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
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|Should soccer be the world's game of football?|
So what should be the world's football? There are two possibilities – Gridiron or American Football or Australian Rules.
By Peter Bowden - 17/7/2018
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|Hamas 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
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|UN 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
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|Aboriginal 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
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|Pining 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
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|We all have the right to protect ourselves from harm|
Australia’s 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
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|Hamas 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
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|Why 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
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|The 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
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|Let’s 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
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|Trumponomics: 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
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|Truth 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
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|Assisted 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
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|And 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
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|False 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
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|Soft 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
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|The 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
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|Breaking 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
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|Why 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
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|Renewable 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
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|Transgenderism: 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
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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
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|Shiver 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
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|Erdogan’s 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
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|A conspiracy of silence - how the left stays silent about Islamic homophobia and murder|
In January 2015, ISIS killed nine men and a 15 year old boy suspected of being gay in a Syrian town they controlled.
By Russell Grenning - 22/6/2018
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|China: 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
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|Waiting 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
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|Understanding Donald Trump|
He is not a politician, and has never served in any elected role. So he didn't come to office with a well-developed sense of what you do and how you do it.
By Don Aitkin - 22/6/2018
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|Defeat in Sochi: Australia’s World Cup campaign ends|
Australia was always the outsider in the tournament, and a loitering one at that.
By Binoy Kampmark - 28/6/2018
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|Deep 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
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|Echoes 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
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|Xi 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
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|UK deradicalisation program a massive fail|
In an even more disturbing case, another schoolboy, also 15, who thought that Muslim women shouldn't wear the full face-veil was identified as a potential far-right terrorist.
By Russell Grenning - 21/6/2018
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|You won't get renewables without coal and gas|
It will still take time for significant levels of self-reproducing deployment. And renewables aren't yet autocatalytic.
By John Constable - 22/6/2018
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|Playing the rules of the game: getting started when you know what works|
People, and I feel young people in particular, rightly sense that the path to improvement and responsibility means focusing on one's self rather than on blame.
By Sean Jacobs - 21/6/2018
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|The Fed is driving down oil prices|
The US dollar is one important variable influencing oil prices. A stronger dollar helps push down prices because it makes oil, which is priced in dollars, much more expensive in much of the world.
By Nicholas Cunningham - 21/6/2018
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