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|'Man-made' climate change: the world's multi-trillion dollar moral panic|
The Y2K scare was nevertheless a boon for consultants and IT specialists. It is estimated that US$300 billion was spent worldwide to audit and upgrade computers.
By Brendan O'Reilly - 22/2/2019
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|The origin of facts|
The Church is spurned by educated men and women because it is presented by Evangelicals as a collection of beliefs that, ironically, do not connect with our experience of the world.
By Peter Sellick - 20/2/2019
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Less well known is the paradox of tolerance: Unlimited tolerance must lead to the disappearance of tolerance.
By Spencer Gear - 21/2/2019
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|The vendetta against Cardinal Pell|
I believe he is innocent and that the jury should certainly have brought in a verdict of not guilty.
By John Young - 5/3/2019
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|George Pell and conservatism|
The Catholic defence is perhaps understandable. But a bigger issue to this writer is why are all the conservatives supporting Pell?
By Peter Bowden - 13/3/2019
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|The cardinal can do no wrong: George Pell's defenders|
The Pell conviction is an example of defenders running to barricades in the name of protection, hoping that faith prevails over evidence.
By Binoy Kampmark - 11/3/2019
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|Gaping hole in greenhouse gas emissions|
Australia’s commitments, no matter what anyone thinks of them, are quite pointless unless they are conditional on action by the world’s big emitters.
By David Leyonhjelm - 4/3/2019
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|Religious wars |
Cardinal George Pell has been found guilty. Frank Brennan, a Jesuit priest, has raised the question of whether the jury reached the correct verdict.
By Peter Bowden - 28/2/2019
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|Should we rethink nuclear power?|
Despite high-profile nuclear disasters like Chernobyl , Fukushima, and Three Mile Island, the deaths related to nuclear meltdowns are actually very few.
By Haley Zaremba - 11/3/2019
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|A Tasmanian Liberal conscience vote on transgender law reform will diffuse potential hate campaigns|
A particularly nasty aspect of these rallies was how Liberal MPs sat in the front row applauding anti-gay speakers because the plan to decriminalise had been proposed by Labor and the Greens.
By Rodney Croome - 14/3/2019
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|The sun dominates climate change|
Why are the public generally unaware of the important research that connects variations in the output of the Sun with climate change?
By Tim Ball and Tom Harris - 7/3/2019
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|Muslims are angry and afraid|
The war in Syria, the war in Burma, the war in Gaza, has been brought to our very doorstep. This was not a random lone wolf attack. It was an organized, terror cell.
By Kuranda Seyit - 18/3/2019
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|The dangers of values: Brenton Tarrant, Fraser Anning and the Christchurch shootings|
Playing the values game is a dangerous one. What, exactly, are
By Binoy Kampmark - 18/3/2019
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The immutable fact is that the responsibility for all personal thought, action, and speech lies solely with the initiator. No one else has the authority to direct you.
By Ian Nance - 19/2/2019
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|Immediate action is needed to save the long-term future|
Today we are faced with multiple interrelated crises, for example the threat of catastrophic climate change or equally catastrophic thermonuclear war,and the threat of widespread famine.
By John Avery - 18/2/2019
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|What is a man?|
Most of the media coverage of the royal commission seems to be written by women, about women, and for women. It deals mainly with the concerns of women. But what about those of men?
By Peter West - 6/3/2019
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|Could powered two-wheelers be a game-changer for urban travel?|
Although there’s never been a strong tradition of cycling in Australia's capitals like there is in many European cities, the availability of battery powered bicycles and scooters is potentially a game-changer.
By Alan Davies - 26/2/2019
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|George Pell: questions wise and foolish|
It is not unreasonable for an average person, not necessarily a Pell supporter, to at least wonder about the fairness of this conviction.
By Alfred Zarb - 19/3/2019
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|Can front line emergency workers sue for trauma compo for the horrors they see?|
If the driver's behaviour caused the accident which required others to suffer psychiatric trauma while helping him, then the emergency responder can seek compensation through the driver's insurer.
By Trent Johnson - 21/2/2019
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|The showbiz of conservation: PETA, Google and Steve Irwin|
Irwin, the organisation tweeted, 'was killed while harassing a ray; he dangled his baby while feeding a crocodile and wrestled wild animals who were minding their own business.'
By Binoy Kampmark - 7/3/2019
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|Trump puts socialism on trial for 2020 elections|
The Green New Deal may tally between $51 trillion and $93 trillion over 10-years according to the American Action Forum.
By David Singer - 15/3/2019
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|Morrison and Shorten both improve|
Since the previous qualitative poll completed by the Australian Institute for Progress 12 months ago, the Coalition has improved in just about every aspect, apart from its vote against the ALP.
By Graham Young - 20/2/2019
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|Why doesn’t it fit? How clothing size systems fail women|
For fashion designers and producers size labels are about aspiration
By Lisa Hackett - 18/2/2019
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|Trump wins even if he loses Supreme Court battle|
President Trump's proclamation of a National Emergency on the Southern Border ensures the consequences of the illegal entry of drugs, criminals and foreigners through that porous border will now be owned by the Congress.
By David Singer - 22/2/2019
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|Coal is part of the solution in transition to new energy sources|
The cowardice of Australia's largest coal miner Glencore in bowing to activist pressure and capping its coal production torches the reputation of coal by implying coal mining is unethical.
By Graham Young - 6/3/2019
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|Bill Shorten is too keen to dabble with the constitution|
The Labor leader has been unusually bold in advocating and entertaining significant constitutional change.
By David Alexander - 15/3/2019
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|The $32 trillion push to disrupt the entire oil industry|
Increased shareholder activism, combined with global warming policies of institutional investors and NGOs, are pushing IOCs in a corner, constricting financing options for oil companies.
By Cyril Widdershoven - 1/3/2019
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|A new despotism in the era of surveillance capitalism|
I maintain that we have good reason to fear that the business model of commercial surveillance is serving to undermine the foundations of our democracy.
By Sam Ben-Meir - 28/2/2019
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|Jordan Peterson v Milo: how the Trickster lost his mojo|
Milo's pitiful comments to Andrew Bolt seem very out of character for the self-described 'fabulous troll' of the Internet.
By Jason Beale - 12/3/2019
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|Size matters: the demise of the A380|
Why the A380 was too big to succeed and was dethroned by smaller nimbler options.
By Binoy Kampmark - 25/2/2019
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|Grounds for suspicion|
People who claim to be in direct communion with supernatural beings and and make a living from interceding with them on behalf of petitioners are widely regarded as dishonest or delusional.
By Arthur Dent - 8/3/2019
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|The Emotional Intelligence of Ken Henry|
It is not often that you get a chance to see hubris in action but we in Australia have just seen one of the greatest exhibitions in my lifetime.
By Chris Golis - 25/2/2019
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|Living in a post-truth world|
At the time, with the rising popularity of Donald Trump, political certainties were collapsing, and this was a convenient pejorative to cast at one's political opponents.
By Jason Beale - 22/2/2019
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|Suburban rail loop – how can this mistake be prevented?|
If it were on a strategic plan with construction anticipated to commence several decades from now it would make a lot more sense.
By Alan Davies - 8/3/2019
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|Trump ‘fake news’ media becomes major 2020 election issue|
The media's behaviour is the second issue - the other the chaos at the Southern Border - that has considerably boosted Trump's chances of winning the 2020 elections.
By David Singer - 27/2/2019
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|Beware the wounded senior|
Forty-eight per cent of the seats in parliament have a median voter age of 50 years or older. Twenty-five of those seats can be classified as marginal, with 10 held by the Liberal Party, 10 by the ALP and five by the Nationals.
By Graham Young - 14/3/2019
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|Evironmental ideology: killing a Victorian rural industry by stealth|
The Victorian Government’s appeasement of environmental ideology is hampering its capability to deal with serious bushfires.
By Mark Poynter - 12/3/2019
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|In search of a post-political masculinity|
Men aren't at their best and there is no returning to the old days when women cut us too much slack.
By Mark Christensen - 21/2/2019
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|Fully franked must be frank and fair|
It is beyond dispute that Bill Shorten is correct when he states that a cash refund of franking credits on investments should be claimed only by a taxpayer.
By Everald Compton - 27/2/2019
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In the years to come we’re going to have plenty of motley parliaments, with fewer major party parliamentarians and larger crossbenches of independents and minor parties.
By David Leyonhjelm - 20/2/2019
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|Will the Berejiklian Government be the next to go?|
The factors at play federally and in NSW are not entirely the same. The BerejiklianCoalition Government has in fact had a lot of things going for it.
By Brendan O'Reilly - 19/3/2019
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|Palestinian rights missing from UK antisemitism debate|
In the background are internationally coordinated attempts at 'definition creep', which risk ruling out essential arguments in favour of Palestinian rights as 'anti-Semitic'.
By Jake Lynch - 5/3/2019
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|A personal, alternative interpretation of the Northern Ireland Brexit 'Backstop'|
So, if you want to do your bit for world peace, try to include Northern Ireland as part of you next (or first) tour of Europe.
By Charles Essery - 4/3/2019
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|Militarised conservation: paramilitary rangers and the WWF|
WWF's staff on the ground in Nepal leaped into action – not to demand justice, but to lobby for the charges to disappear.
By Binoy Kampmark - 13/3/2019
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|Deconstructing the Brisbane CBD|
What's it going to take to reignite the demand for Brisbane CBD offices?
By Ross Elliott - 1/3/2019
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|Truthful reporting In the Balkans is life-threatening|
Ironically, the Balkan countries who wish to join the EU seem to ignore that freedom of expression is one of the fundamental prerequisites to EU accession.
By Alon Ben-Meir and Arbana Xharra - 19/2/2019
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|Global health and multilateral diplomacy|
There is a clear recognition of the the close relationship between foreign policy and global health and their interdependence.
By Ioan Voicu - 25/2/2019
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|An open letter to President Erdogan|
Your unruly ambition to become the leader of the Sunni Muslim world is the driving force behind your ceaseless efforts to implant a Turkish-oriented religious dogma in many countries.
By Alon Ben-Meir - 26/2/2019
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|Islamophobia in Australia: the response of the academy|
Researchers should be able to furnish us with evidence about where Islamophobia 'comes from'; what it consists of; how it is promulgated and spread, by whom and for what ends.
By Jake Lynch - 20/3/2019
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