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View commentsView articleABC News admits 'human error' wiped Israel from map
Reprimanding those responsible for this 'human error' and those who sought to publicly justify Israel’s exclusion from the map using artificially-contrived reasons is surely warranted
By David Singer - 17/11/2017
7317 days ago
View commentsView articleThe truth about 'serious atheism'
Now, if it is correct that there is no God, then certain things logically follow: these things are so regardless of whether any particular atheist believes them or not.
By Graham Preston - 27/11/2017
493 days ago
View commentsView articleIt's time to draw the line on discrimination exemptions in marriage legislation
If any more discrimination exemptions make their way into marriage equality legislation, that legislation should be voted down and we should start again.
By Rodney Croome - 27/11/2017
4011 days ago
View commentsView articleUnited Nations loses the plot in ignoring Israel-Jordan reality
November 29, 2017 marked the 70th anniversary of the United Nations General Assembly Resolution calling for the creation in Western Palestine of independent Arab and Jewish states.
By David Singer - 4/12/2017
393 days ago
View commentsView articleComedy of errors - gender and marriage destruction
The introduction of homosexual marriage is a carefully calculated step towards a genderless society.
By Warwick Marsh - 17/11/2017
3126 days ago
View commentsView articleGrowing ag and protecting the environment
Despite the tired old analogies about how many football fields are cleared every minute, the facts are that just 0.23 per cent of the total land area of Queensland was cleared in 2015/16.
By Michael Guerin - 30/11/2017
3011 days ago
View commentsView articleFuture of marriage
I hope that the 'Christians' who feel that their marriage has been trashed will stop trying to be holy and make an effort to love the human race a little better than they normally do.
By Everald Compton - 20/11/2017
2822 days ago
View commentsView articleWeight of history supports Jerusalem as the capital of Israel
Jerusalem has been at the centre of Jewish life, culturally and spiritually, since long before Jesus Christ walked its streets and long before the advent of Islam.
By Kate Ashmor - 8/12/2017
254 days ago
View commentsView articleWe must avoid the final cut
My guess is most Australians aren't aware that an area of forest and bushland the size of the MCG is currently bulldozed in Queensland every three minutes.
By Katherine Barraclough - 29/11/2017
2415 days ago
View commentsView articleThe dual citizenship scandal/imbroglio/fiasco
It is surely worrying that another country can apparently determine whether or not one of our citizens is eligible to stand for our national parliament.
By Don Aitkin - 24/11/2017
2419 days ago
View commentsView article'Shanghai Sam's' fall should alert attention to China’s rise
We see China as backward, polluted and primitive, with appalling standards in the way the Chinese treat human beings.
By Peter West - 5/12/2017
215 days ago
View commentsView articleWhy Trump is right in recognizing Jerusalem as Israel's capital
Obama's decision to change that policy was not based on American interests or in the interests of peace. It was done out of personal revenge against Prime Minister Netanyahu.
By Alan Dershowitz - 12/12/2017
212 days ago
View commentsView articleVolunteers wanted - to house small modular nuclear reactors in Australia
The nuclear industry is very fond of proclaiming that wastes from small thorium reactors would need safe disposal and guarding for 'only 300 years'. Just the bare 300!
By Noel Wauchope - 11/12/2017
2120 hours ago
View commentsView articleThe ‘Me Too’ movement, sexual politics and unnatural justice
That she had even assumed such a position of scepticism immediately catapulted her into the circles of fire.
By Binoy Kampmark - 15/12/2017
194 hours ago
View commentsView articleFreedom to discriminate
Before and during the postal survey, assurances were given, by the Prime Minister no less, that 'religious freedom…will be protected in any bill that comes before this parliament.'
By Nicola Wright - 30/11/2017
1913 days ago
View commentsView articleNo matter the question, government is the answer
It seems that when government workers are in a position to decide, they vote for more government and there is no party more in favour of larger government than the Greens.
By Stephen Cable - 24/11/2017
1818 days ago
View commentsView articleThe next pandemic
Almost half of the USA (is) one giant natural reservoir of the disease where plague is permanently entrenched among the burrows of ground-living animals.
By Peter Curson - 1/12/2017
1612 days ago
View commentsView articleMilo in Australia: Yiannopoulous, free speech and violence
Without any of these, he would vanish, a figure charged on a narcissism that would otherwise vanquish him. Left alone, and the shallowness would be overwhelming.
By Binoy Kampmark - 8/12/2017
163 days ago
View commentsView articleThe Australian's War for God
Their underlying argument is that a decline in belief in God is leading to a breakdown in society, and those responsible for this breakdown are The Australian's usual culprits: the 'Elites'.
By Ian Keese - 13/12/2017
163 hours ago
View commentsView articleWhy the fuss about the Year 1 literacy and numeracy screen?
We know that reading skills in Australia have been declining for decades, despite huge increases in funding.
By Jo Rogers - 1/12/2017
1612 days ago
View commentsView articleSowing noxious seeds
When the British government transported criminals and political enemies to this far-off land their plan was kinder than ours.
By Beverly Holmes-Brown - 30/11/2017
1510 days ago
View commentsView articleFreedom to discriminate
Before and during the postal survey, assurances were given, by the Prime Minister no less, that 'religious freedom…will be protected in any bill that comes before this parliament.'
By Nicola Wright - 4/12/2017
1311 days ago
View commentsView articleThe rhetorical trap: North Korea as 'state sponsor of terrorism'
Obscure groups and more notable countries huddle together, supposedly sharing some disreputable common ground and we are none the wiser on the content behind the categorisation.
By Binoy Kampmark - 28/11/2017
1313 days ago
View commentsView articleThe loss of the Church’s moral authority
In many cases the Church was involved in defining these laws, especially on the continent with the rule of Christian Democratic parties, for instance in Germany and Italy.
By Peter Sellick - 5/12/2017
127 days ago
View commentsView articleWho should we elect to represent us?
What they had in mind was to avoid a situation where someone in the federal parliament owed allegiance to a country with which Australia had a significant conflict.
By David Leyonhjelm - 21/11/2017
1218 days ago
View commentsView articleIsrael, Jordan and PLO apprehensive about Trump peace plan
Israel, Jordan and the PLO each have their own reasons to be apprehensive as to the different approach that Trump might be contemplating.
By David Singer - 23/11/2017
1122 days ago
View commentsView articleSexual misconduct, non-apologies and trial by social media
'Respect for ourselves guides our morals,' wrote the Irish novelist Laurence Sterne. 'Respect for others guides our manners'.
By Mal Fletcher - 29/11/2017
1113 days ago
View commentsView articleIs there a change Australia’s nuclear weapons position under Turnbull?
Paradoxically, every prime minister supported to various degrees, the development of uranium mining and export as an economic driver.
By Murray Hunter - 16/11/2017
1128 days ago
View commentsView articleHow will driverless vehicles change our cities?
Once the difficult transition period when human controlled vehicles are still common is over, a world of fully driverless vehicles should be a lot different from today.
By Alan Davies - 17/11/2017
1124 days ago
View commentsView articleHeretical thoughts about science and society
'A favorite word of Freeman's about doing science and being creative is the word 'subversive'.'
By Don Aitkin - 15/12/2017
103 hours ago
View commentsView articlePlebiscites: why stop at one?
On the one hand, we had the vote for equality. But on the other, we had direct participation in the formation of policy.
By Ben Debney - 21/11/2017
1024 days ago
View commentsView articleTrump should adopt Bush strategy to encourage Israel to negotiate
Bush's strategy involved him firstly stating his 'vision' before actually announcing the Bush Roadmap to turn that vision into reality.
By David Singer - 14/12/2017
929 hours ago
View commentsView articleShooting ourselves in the foot?
Whatever your position on renewable energy for our domestic needs might be, trying to scuttle our second biggest export earner is reckless economics and irresponsible politics.
By Ross Elliott - 20/11/2017
925 days ago
View commentsView articleReal AI? Don't be fooled
The key question now is, what are the criteria for something to be identified as being intelligent?
By Graham Preston - 14/12/2017
918 hours ago
View commentsView articleHopes and nightmares over crypto currencies
'If things were still the way they were at the beginning of the year, over 80 percent of the world's bitcoin trading and ICO financing would take place in China...'
By Binoy Kampmark - 6/12/2017
82 days ago
View commentsView articleIs comedy still possible?
The crudity of the racism is the point of the plot, and of course the film is a straightforward attack on the overt and hidden racist culture of 1974 USA.
By Don Aitkin - 6/12/2017
89 days ago
View commentsView articleCharities commission: my job is to keep them transparent, efficient
A key role of the commission is to provide information to help the public understand the work of the sector and to support its transparency and accountability.
By Gary Johns - 12/12/2017
82 days ago
View commentsView articleOPEC will extend the cut
Saudi Arabia needs $60 per barrel for its Aramco initial public offering to be a success in the second half of next year.
By Zainab Calcuttawala - 28/11/2017
817 days ago
View commentsView article10,000 ways that will not work
Conservatives are horrified that multiple members of the parliamentary wing are enthusiastic supporters of such reality bending concepts as gay marriage.
By Stephen Cable - 21/11/2017
825 days ago
View commentsView articleGender pay gap
The Agency's approach is lazy and simplistic, reporting a crude figure that fails to compare like with like.
By David Leyonhjelm - 7/12/2017
78 days ago
View commentsView articleQueenslanders need to start paying off their debts
The third largest state economy after NSW and Victoria, Queensland has the highest public debt in the commonwealth.
By Tony Makin - 23/11/2017
721 days ago
View commentsView articleWispy white smoke or cold hard cash?
You think I'm one of those anti-smoking nuts? Well, yes and no. I'm a journalist who once smoked 80 cigarettes a day.
By Judy Cannon - 7/12/2017
78 days ago
View commentsView articleWary Nicholls dressed in clothes tailored by enemies
The LNP leader's baggage made it difficult for him to fend off wedges from his left and right.
By Graham Young - 29/11/2017
615 days ago
View commentsView articleA new movement of rights and the right in Australia
Whatever the lexical problems faced by members of the Australian Christian Movement, and for that matter other religious groups, they are on to something.
By Binoy Kampmark - 22/11/2017
624 days ago
View commentsView articleHow weak laws and weak enforcement are failing Australian wildlife
How weakened laws in Qld and NSW are failing our wildlife and how the Australian Government is doing little to prevent it.
By Martin Taylor - 4/12/2017
611 days ago
View commentsView articleThe one indicator OPEC must watch
The target is to bring global oil inventories back down to the five-year average.
By Nicholas Cunningham - 13/12/2017
52 days ago
View commentsView articleHopes and nightmares over crypto currencies
'If things were still the way they were at the beginning of the year, over 80 percent of the world's bitcoin trading and ICO financing would take place in China...'
By Binoy Kampmark - 11/12/2017
54 days ago
View commentsView articleSelling cricket as a commodity
No longer do existing teams appear, but new franchises, where older concepts like playing for your team, your local side, are deemed irrelevant.
By Glen Davis - 22/11/2017
523 days ago
View commentsView articleLosing the last vestiges of our moral fabric
Humanity is not a concept that we should merely aspire to, it should be the reality to which we must live up and never waver.
By Alon Ben-Meir - 20/11/2017
424 days ago
View commentsView articleLabor and LNP avoided big issues in campaign
The weakness in the public perception of Tim Nicholls meant that while Adani should have wedged both him and Labor, it only seemed to wedge him.
By Graham Young - 8/12/2017
37 days ago
View commentsView articleRed tape reduction
Now with Parliament closed for the year, the 2016 Annual Report - if there is one - has not been tabled.
By Russell Grenning - 14/12/2017
32 days ago
View commentsView articleHow China got its EMALS
The articles elaborate on how China's EMALS is an improved and 2nd (next) generation version of the EMALS used in United States Ford Class Aircraft Carriers built by General Atomics.
By Saurabh Misra - 7/12/2017
39 days ago
View commentsView articleMeet the world's most powerful bitcoin backers
Cryptocurrency may be one of the biggest threats to governments, security and the entire financial system that we've ever seen.
By James Stafford - 6/12/2017
29 days ago
View commentsView articleCentral government distorts Sydney townplanning
This is in line with history since about 1995, a record of capricious decision-making by ideologically-driven politicians.
By Robert Gibbons - 1/12/2017
214 days ago
View commentsView articleIs Peak Permian only 3 years away?
Apart from geological constraints, other factors that could affect Permian growth are increasing service costs and potentially persistently low oil prices.
By Tsvetana Paraskova - 16/11/2017
230 days ago
View commentsView articlePIRLS 2016: the good news and the bad news
The assertion that synthetic phonics is the single causal factor for England's rise of two places deserves close interrogation.
By Paul Gardner - 12/12/2017
24 days ago
View commentsView articleThe oil information cartel is (finally) broken
There are hundreds of different grades of oil, and hubs where it is bought and sold. And they all have different prices.
By Keith Schaefer - 5/12/2017
111 days ago
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