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|Does 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
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|Religious 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
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|Rescuing 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
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|Is 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
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|Any 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
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|Fairies 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
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|Freedoms 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
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|Was 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
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|While 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
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|Israel 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
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|Living 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
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|The 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
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|Folau 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
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|It’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
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|Israel 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
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|The 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
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|Risk 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
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|Labor'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
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|Lethal 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
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|What 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
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|Surrogate-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
|7||11 days ago|
|Should 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
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|A 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
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|IEA: 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
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|Lowering 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
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|Two 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
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|Gladstone 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
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|The 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
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|The 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
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|Hoaxing 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
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|Ken 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
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|China'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
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|Is 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
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|Zionism 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
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|What'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
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|The 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
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|The measles outbreak continues unabated |
There is little doubt that failure to vaccinate is placing many people at risk.
By Peter Curson - 9/5/2019
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|Housing: 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
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|The 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
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|The 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
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|Electoral 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
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|Netanyahu'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
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|Opening 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
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