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View commentsView articleParasitic and irrelevant: the university vice chancellor
Sir John Monash 'quit in frustration, famously declaring that he found it easier to organise an army on the Western Front than to run a university'.
By Binoy Kampmark - 26/9/2018
59 hours ago
View commentsView articleVatican Chinese rapprochement
But this is not good news for the Chinese atheists who are troubled by all the religious activities (Christian and Islamic) now underway.
By Keith Suter - 26/9/2018
25 hours ago
View commentsView articleAre we still turning Japanese? I don't think so.
Japanese is offered in almost 4 times as many public schools in Queensland compared to Chinese despite the fact that a truly seismic economic, geostrategic and cultural disruption has occurred.
By Joe Branigan - 25/9/2018
528 hours ago
View commentsView articleThe deal or the debacle of the century?
The eerie thing about all this is that Netanyahu has been cheering Trump as if all the punitive measures are good for Israel.
By Alon Ben-Meir - 25/9/2018
136 hours ago
View commentsView articlePolicy foundations for affordable, reliable, lower-emissions power, absent NE'G' nonsense
It found renewables costs really take off when their power share increases above 50% Ė even if batteries cost 67% less than now.
By Geoff Carmody - 24/9/2018
1212 hours ago
View commentsView articleTrump squeezes UNRWA, checkmates PLO and incentivises Jordan
For UNRWA to count as 'refugees' people who are now living in Arab-controlled parts of the same country where their forebears once resided - is really an insult to one's intelligence.
By David Singer - 24/9/2018
42 days ago
View commentsView articleFake news in Germany
It did not come from Russia but from within; Germany's radical-right used fake news.
By Thomas Klikauer - 21/9/2018
172 days ago
View commentsView articleNo, Israel doesn't owe Trump for the embassy
At the end of the day, Trump's 'gift' was made by an idiosyncratic, one-off president who has conducted Mideast policy through ad hoc channels.
By Gary Gambill - 21/9/2018
62 days ago
View commentsView articleBlunt message to states from Canberra on recreational cannabis
The latest revenue projections for the US cannabis industry shows a revenue decrease for medicinal cannabis from $5.9 billion in 2017 to $4.3 billion in 2018.
By Stephen Thornton - 20/9/2018
62 days ago
View commentsView articleDeplatforming Germaine Greer
'The Brisbane writers' festival is very hard work. So, to be uninvited to what is possibly the dreariest literary festival in the world, with zero hospitality and no fun at all, is a great relief.'
By Binoy Kampmark - 20/9/2018
142 days ago
View commentsView articleCrisis? What crisis?
Crisis is a word all too often thrown around in relation to the aged care industry. Sadly the frequency with which that word is employed has been blunted.
By Kym Durance - 19/9/2018
72 days ago
View commentsView articleTaiwan can help with UN Global Goals
We are extremely disappointed that the UN continues to misuse 1971's General Assembly Resolution 2758 (XXVI) to justify Taiwan's exclusion and isolation.
By Jaushieh Wu - 19/9/2018
22 days ago
View commentsView articleLive exports
Our livestock export industry not only provides affordable protein to some of the worldís poorest people; it also provides Australians with 13,000 jobs.
By David Leyonhjelm - 18/9/2018
266 days ago
View commentsView articleBosnia, Erdoganís 'Jerusalem at the heart of Europe'
As Turkey's President Erdogan runs out of money, he is now, more than any time before, using religion to exploit the Balkans.
By Alon Ben-Meir - 18/9/2018
27 days ago
View commentsView articleWhere Is the political centre?
In that case, is the 'middle' voter concerned with the same issues as Malcolm Turnbull Ė i e company tax cuts, the Paris Agreement, gay marriage and an Australian Republic?
By Tim O'Hare - 17/9/2018
89 days ago
View commentsView articleSchool's out
Education in the West is a waste of time and money, argues Bryan Caplan in a confronting new book, reviewed by Vladimir 'Zeev' Vinokurov.
By Vladimir Vinokurov - 17/9/2018
66 days ago
View commentsView articleHow the aged care sector deals with commonwealth funds
When some 1717 claims were evaluated, close to 40% of those assessed by the Commonwealth were downgraded in one or several of the 12 segments of the claim.
By Kym Durance - 14/9/2018
810 days ago
View commentsView articleDoctrines of impunity: John Bolton and the ICC
In 2000, Bolton contemplated the issue of whether there was such a thing as 'law' in the matter of international affairs.
By Binoy Kampmark - 14/9/2018
57 days ago
View commentsView articleTrump vs China
■ Trumpís trade strategy with China has three objectives. He has already achieved the first of these.
By Michael Knox - 13/9/2018
911 days ago
View commentsView articleOn faith
I waited for God, or Jesus, to speak to me. No message has ever come to me from on high.
By Don Aitkin - 13/9/2018
614 hours ago
View commentsView articleThe natural enemy: Serena Williams and the sporting umpire
Should it matter this much? A wealthy, successful individual expressed fury at the most popular object of vitriol in any sport.
By Binoy Kampmark - 12/9/2018
209 days ago
View commentsView articleThe downside for oil is limited
But beyond the technical analysis, oil prices also face some questions on the fundamentals.
By Nicholas Cunningham - 12/9/2018
212 days ago
View commentsView articleIs Melbourneís promised loop rail line justified by jobs growth in suburban centres?
There's very little reason to think the Andrews government's promised suburban loop rail line will catalyse jobs growth in suburban centres on a scale that even remotely justifies the cost.
By Alan Davies - 11/9/2018
714 days ago
View commentsView articleThe green elephant in the Snowy Mountains
To call it 'hydro-electric' is a fraud Ė it will not store one extra litre of water and will be a net consumer of electric power. It is a giant electric storage battery to be recharged using grid power.
By Viv Forbes - 11/9/2018
1414 days ago
View commentsView articleTwenty ideas for a Morrison government
Labor populism under Bill Shorten and Sally McManus, if they deliver on their promises, will make the economy inflexible and weak
By Graham Young - 10/9/2018
3813 days ago
View commentsView articleThe impossiblities of democracy
The call on whether to cut corporate taxes, versus spending our tax dollar on schools and hospitals is an issue of importance to all of us.
By Peter Bowden - 10/9/2018
214 days ago
View commentsView articleThe pandemic to end all pandemics: influenza in 1919
The 1919 influenza pandemic stands as the greatest social and health disaster in Australian history. Overall millions succumbed to flu during the first six months of 1919 and at least 15,000 died.
By Peter Curson - 7/9/2018
418 days ago
View commentsView articleTrump turns screws as PLO creates fake news on Jerusalem and refugees
Expecting Trump to pick up the tab whilst the PLO continues these inhumane practices for crass political purposes is arrogant and unwarranted.
By David Singer - 7/9/2018
147 days ago
View commentsView articleProgressives and public transport advocates should be calling the Andrews government out on its nakedly political suburban rail 'loop' ploy
Isnít there a much, much better way to do cross-city public transport?
By Alan Davies - 6/9/2018
418 days ago
View commentsView articleThe Alternative for Germany: nazism or populism?
They honestly believe that Nazism was good, just 'the thing with the Jews' (sic!) should have been avoided.
By Thomas Klikauer - 6/9/2018
179 days ago
View commentsView articleOur memories impact imagining and planning for the future
All these issues have been worsened by population pressures, but we've always had increased population and life has always gotten better, so why worry?
By Eric Claus - 5/9/2018
1013 days ago
View commentsView articleAgitators challenge authoritarian regimes at their own peril
A judge in Cambodia last week convicted 69 year old Australian filmmaker James Ricketson of spying - no one should have been surprised.
By Brendan O'Reilly - 5/9/2018
620 days ago
View commentsView articleRimsky-Korsakov
If you read about Rimsky-Korsakov you learn a lot about the chaotic life of 19th Century Russia.
By Don Aitkin - 4/9/2018
1718 days ago
View commentsView articleEGO defeats NOUS
When John Howard departed the political scene in 2007, there began an era of instability that has all but destroyed legitimate democracy in Australia.
By Everald Compton - 4/9/2018
720 days ago
View commentsView articleHas Daniel Andrews gone loopy on rail?
The Andrews government's planned $50 billion loop rail line around outer suburban Melbourne signals Victorian Labor has joined the other parties in giving up on rational urban policy.
By Alan Davies - 3/9/2018
1721 days ago
View commentsView articleThe irredeemable in pursuit of the insatiable
Itís not just the finance industry - there are scandals as far as the eye can see.
By Nicholas Gruen - 3/9/2018
1520 days ago
View commentsView articleRepudiating the global commons: Trumpís militarisation of space
Human exploration is characterised by conquest and rivalries. Notions of space as the
By Binoy Kampmark - 3/9/2018
36 days ago
View commentsView articleThe single biggest breakthrough in oil tech this year
Unlike Canada's oil sands, characterized by vast toxic tailings ponds and environmental destruction, Petroteq has pioneered a breakthrough approach to oil sands production that minimizes the environmental impact.
By Charles Kennedy - 31/8/2018
422 days ago
View commentsView articleWill the Security Council act on Myanmar, and what if they donít?
If the Security Council fails to exercise its responsibility, the international community cannot just shrug and put accountability for crimes against the Rohingya in the too-hard basket.
By Rebecca Barber - 31/8/2018
1025 days ago
View commentsView articleMoMA at NGV: 130 years of modern and contemporary art
It seems like the end of the modernist dream is really a post-modern reality of bland, conforming statements.
By Jason Beale - 31/8/2018
722 days ago
View commentsView articleAmbushing Pope Francis: the accusations of Cardinal ViganÚ
In his strident note, ViganÚ alleges that the Vatican was made privy to sexual misconduct allegations of the then Archbishop McCarrick sometime back in 2000.
By Binoy Kampmark - 30/8/2018
327 days ago
View commentsView articleMarriage
Marriage consists of mutual journeying towards the promise that we will be one flesh and ceases to exist when this journey ceases.
By Peter Sellick - 30/8/2018
3313 days ago
View commentsView articleRBA Deputy Governor Guy Debelleís low inflation address to ESA Qld at the Brisbane Hilton
The RBA should consider alternative approaches, such as nominal GDP targeting or an approach which augments inflation targeting with a mandate to promote financial stability.
By Gene Tunny - 29/8/2018
726 days ago
View commentsView articleThe crisis in Turkey
There is a fear that foreign investors will panic and an exodus of money will trigger an economic collapse in Turkey which could spread to the other four countries.
By Keith Suter - 29/8/2018
128 days ago
View commentsView articleThe education elephant in the room: school illiteracy
Australia has a major problem. UNIFEC rates Australia's Literacy standards as 39th in the world out of 41 countries.
By Jo Rogers - 28/8/2018
4320 days ago
View commentsView articleElectric vehicles again
I realised that what we have now is indeed our current policy, and it means in fact higher energy prices for as far ahead as you can see; I might have said so at the time.
By Don Aitkin - 28/8/2018
2022 days ago
View commentsView articleSodding the Australian voter: accidental prime ministers and political indulgence
The damage done by backing the stalking horse of Dutton yielded a Turnbull-lite solution, when it was intended to yield Dutton, the shock jock's choice and Murdoch press punt.
By Binoy Kampmark - 27/8/2018
1524 days ago
View commentsView articleA Saudi-Iran oil war could break up OPEC
Saudi Arabia and Iran are highly unlikely to put down their arms, even if it means cutting prices to uncomfortably low levels.
By Irina Slav - 27/8/2018
318 days ago
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