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View commentsView articleVengeful in defeat: Hillary Clinton fantasises about WikiLeaks
Blended with US patriotism and sour grapes, she becomes the ultimate embittered narcissist who cannot admit to deficiency.
By Binoy Kampmark - 18/10/2017
166 hours ago
View commentsView articleMore to the Harvey Weinstein story than Harvey
People are overlooking a big 'elephant in the room', which provides additional insight into why Hollywood tolerated the indefensible for so long.
By Brendan O'Reilly - 18/10/2017
124 hours ago
View commentsView articleA dose of honesty in the housing affordability debate
Prominent businessman and philanthropist Dick Smith recently released a booklet designed to tell the full story on housing.
By Rex Drabik - 18/10/2017
106 hours ago
View commentsView articleThe Therapeutic Goods Administration’s false promise for struggling smokers
In WA the maximum penalty for vaping is $45,000, or imprisonment, or both. Unless you obtain a special prescription.
By Marija Polic - 17/10/2017
412 hours ago
View commentsView articleWhich bank could give Australians a better bang for their buck? The RBA
When it comes to banking and superannuation, competitive neutrality should include government competition against the private sector.
By Nicholas Gruen - 17/10/2017
816 hours ago
View commentsView articlePLO-Hamas referendum could boost Trump peace plans
There is little hope that reconciliation talks between Hamas and Fatah will end a decade of bitter internecine feuding.
By David Singer - 17/10/2017
611 hours ago
View commentsView articleNuclear power's deepening crisis
There are clear signs of a nuclear slow-down in China, the only country with a large nuclear new-build program.
By Jim Green - 16/10/2017
1916 hours ago
View commentsView articleThe first person of the Trinity: the Father
While it may seem rationally urgent to posit the existence of a being who set the planets in their orbits, this is not a concept to be found in the Hebrew Scriptures.
By Peter Sellick - 16/10/2017
1417 hours ago
View commentsView articleTaking competitive neutrality seriously: my challenge to the Productivity Commission
Around the world, finance is a major policy problem driven ultimately by the ease with which insiders can advantage themselves (sometimes illegally, but mostly legally) against outsiders.
By Nicholas Gruen - 13/10/2017
53 days ago
View commentsView articleTrue signs of desperation
When you start relying on leaders from 25 years ago, you are truly desperate.
By Stephen Cable - 13/10/2017
96 days ago
View commentsView articleWill the Palestinians ever play their cards right?
Since it is widely assumed, however, that without Hamas no Israeli-Palestinian peace can endure, the question is how to persuade Hamas to accept the two preconditions without losing face.
By Alon Ben-Meir - 13/10/2017
113 days ago
View commentsView articleIs there an alternative to capitalism?
One would think that perhaps we would keep an open mind regarding alternatives; instead of buying the tired old argument that anything else must either lead to totalitarianism, or be incurably utopian.
By Sam Ben-Meir - 12/10/2017
322 days ago
View commentsView articleThe future for Australia’s Aboriginal people
My trip to the Kimberley has rekindled my interest in looking at what might be the case in 2067 with respect to our Aboriginal people.
By Don Aitkin - 12/10/2017
2513 hours ago
View commentsView articleDoes Artificial Intelligence lead to the data revolution?
The very nature of Machine Learning is suited to big data: with high volumes and complexity readily available, the algorithms can improve themselves quickly and efficiently.
By Neil Dennis - 12/10/2017
26 days ago
View commentsView articleThe second person of the Trinity: the Son
If a kindly Father God was looking down from above ready to intervene for his Son he must have turned aside so as not to see.
By Peter Sellick - 11/10/2017
5522 hours ago
View commentsView articleForeign infiltration into the Australian public service
The APS has had a history of foreign infiltration ever since its formation, especially during the Cold War, with some infiltrations becoming public scandals.
By Murray Hunter - 11/10/2017
73 days ago
View commentsView articleTimely warnings about climate change
Many scientists managed to smoothly change tack from dire predictions of global cooling in the 1970s to global warming in the 2000s.
By Russell Grenning - 11/10/2017
187 days ago
View commentsView articleI’m a conservative in the energy business and here's why coal is dead
Energy prices aren’t high because of 'wishful thinking' and 'green religion' - they’re high because of too little thinking and the wrong kind of religion.
By Huon Hoogesteger - 10/10/2017
342 days ago
View commentsView articleInformation and the structure of institutions: W H Hutt edition
The whole idea of trying to engineer a knowledge commons that is wider and deeper than the price system seems worthy of consideration.
By Nicholas Gruen - 10/10/2017
38 days ago
View commentsView articleTrump won’t swallow Erekat’s PLO-Palestine poison pill
Jordan remains the key to Trump ending the conflict between Jews and Arabs in former 'Palestine'.
By David Singer - 10/10/2017
166 days ago
View commentsView articleElectricity politics
The best recipe for certainty is a contest of policies leading to the long term consignment of the party with the crazy policy to the opposition benches.
By David Leyonhjelm - 9/10/2017
147 days ago
View commentsView articleAmy Taeuber fights back against Adelaide knuckle-draggers
The Amy Taeuber case is curious because it is sexual prejudice in its most raw form. It is a prime example why the second wave of the feminist movement rose in the early 1960s.
By Malcolm King - 9/10/2017
159 days ago
View commentsView articleThe rising of Britain's 'new politics'
While Sanders is a familiar American liberal politician, Corbyn may be a phenomenon, with his indefatigable support for the victims of American and British imperial adventures.
By John Pilger - 9/10/2017
77 days ago
View commentsView articleRegulate first, ask questions later
Living in Australia sometimes feels like living in a bureaucrats' version of a spaghetti western. The heroes are the brave and all-knowing public servants.
By David Leyonhjelm - 6/10/2017
1311 days ago
View commentsView articleAll women are equal but some are more equal than others
I bet you didn't know that there are WOMEN and then there are women.
By Russell Grenning - 6/10/2017
413 days ago
View commentsView articleAnnulling the Iran deal: a dangerous strategic mistake
The US and its allies (along with Russia and China) should build on the existing deal so that once it expires, Iran would not simply rush to acquire nuclear weapons.
By Alon Ben-Meir - 6/10/2017
313 days ago
View commentsView articleOne Nation in central Queensland could return LNP to power
Both Labor and the Liberal National Party will pitch for a majority government. But one group of voters may have other ideas.
By Gary Johns - 5/10/2017
1214 days ago
View commentsView articleThe next big offshore boom is about to happen here
The 287 blocks auctioned are just the first portion of a number of deposits that hold an estimated 10 billion barrels of crude in proven reserves.
By Irina Slav - 5/10/2017
211 days ago
View commentsView articleThe third person of the Trinity: the Spirit
Calling the trinitarian entities 'persons' is obviously metaphorical since they are not persons as you and I are persons.
By Peter Sellick - 5/10/2017
893 days ago
View commentsView articleWhy are public opinion polls failing?
French opinion polls were so badly wrong that the leading newspaper La Parisienne took a break from writing stories based on polling results.
By Russell Grenning - 4/10/2017
913 days ago
View commentsView articleHealth and well-being for the middle-aged?
Urbanisation in under-developed countries has, in itself, improved the health and life expectancy of millions of people worldwide.
By Patricia Edgar, Don Edgar and Briony Dow - 4/10/2017
213 days ago
View commentsView articleAn idea to help save the world
But then it dawned on me that Popper had failed to solve his fundamental problem - the problem of understanding how science makes progress.
By Nicholas Maxwell - 4/10/2017
1411 days ago
View commentsView articleThe Australian way
So, how does the average Aussie punter work out what it is we are all supposed to be promoting and defending?
By Everald Compton - 3/10/2017
614 days ago
View commentsView articleKurdistan's referendum gamble
Iraq remains a construction, an artificial confection of miscellaneous, often murderous groups brought about by the Sykes-Picot agreement of 1916.
By Binoy Kampmark - 3/10/2017
414 days ago
View commentsView articleThe demise of Turkey’s democracy: an open letter to President Erdogan
During your first ten years as prime minister, you transformed Turkey economically, socially, and politically, and put the country on the path to greatness.
By Alon Ben-Meir - 3/10/2017
314 days ago
View commentsView articleAustralia Day deserves to stay
Newcomers are unlikely to join our national community and adopt our culture if we keep telling them that our country has very little of which to be proud.
By Charles Smith - 2/10/2017
3812 days ago
View commentsView articleWhy is North Korea doing this?
The key missing element is a plausible account of the motives of North Korea (NK), specifically their leader Kim Jong Un (KJU).
By Chris Lloyd - 2/10/2017
158 days ago
View commentsView articleQuality of life much more than standard of living
In other words, quality of life is a matter of how people feel about their lives as well as the material conditions in which they live. Perceptions matter to our wellbeing.
By Richard Eckersley - 2/10/2017
416 days ago
View commentsView articleMarriage and freedom: promises ring hollow until the states act
The legal definition of what constitutes incitement to hatred, serious contempt, severe ridicule or even offence has changed radically as the legal system has recognised homosexual relationships.
By Bernard Gaynor - 29/9/2017
1317 days ago
View commentsView articleTrump 1, black footballers 10
Their method is crude, but they are men of action and very few words. And their actions are eloquent.
By Peter West - 29/9/2017
1518 days ago
View commentsView articleAn open mind on privately-owned open space
There is the very real possibility that privately owned open space created from recent development may be more beneficial to the community than publicly owned space.
By Natalie Rayment - 29/9/2017
617 days ago
View commentsView article'I'm glad he didn't look in the sky': the postal survey breaches children's rights
Failing to seek children and young people's views about marriage equality contravenes the Australian Government's duty under article 12 of the 'Convention on the Rights of the Child'.
By Holly Doel-Mackaway - 28/9/2017
1714 days ago
View commentsView articleThe last taboo: menopause and the oestrogen patch shortage
'If it was Viagra and no one could get it, there would be an outcry!' My friend crossed her arms and turned to me with both anger and despair.
By Evelyn Tsitas - 28/9/2017
1114 days ago
View commentsView articleTrump meets with Abbas and a phantom Palestinian Authority
Abbas needs to be called out by Trump for abandoning the Oslo Accords and pursuing a policy that will not lead to resolving the long-running conflict.
By David Singer - 28/9/2017
414 days ago
View commentsView articleReal equality must frame marriage debate
It's important to realise that you don't need a wedding to have a marriage. Registration of the marriage is simply a voluntary public declaration about the relationship.
By Martin Hanson - 27/9/2017
1518 days ago
View commentsView articleIs microfinance the best way to spend aid money?
This argument fails to justify why the Grameen bank's rate is 50-100% higher than the market rate.
By Pooya Karambakhsh - 27/9/2017
719 days ago
View commentsView articleThe killing of history
One of the most hyped 'events' of American television, 'The Vietnam War', has started on the PBS network.
By John Pilger - 27/9/2017
514 days ago
View commentsView articleLearning from the past and understanding the present
The balance of evidence from the strongest research, with large representative sampling, does not support same-sex parenting.
By Sven Trenholm - 26/9/2017
2618 days ago
View commentsView articleThe intolerance of tolerance: Tony Abbott's head butt episode
The tolerant brigades had disappeared, and the revolutionary pugilists, behind the comfort of a tweet, were coming out.
By Binoy Kampmark - 26/9/2017
1117 days ago
View commentsView articleThe Iraqi Kurds' independence is decades overdue
Sadly, apart from Israel, no country expressed its support for the Kurds' impending historic decision to finally realise their decades-old dream of establishing a state of their own.
By Alon Ben-Meir - 26/9/2017
1121 days ago
View commentsView articleSame-sex marriage: religious discrimination denies equality
Discrimination based on sexual orientation, including through a prohibition on same-sex marriage, is like racism.
By David Swanton - 25/9/2017
4622 days ago
View commentsView articleOther people’s money
Politicians pretending to be compassionate when all they are doing is handing out other people’s money are just thieves masquerading as angels.
By David Leyonhjelm - 25/9/2017
1521 days ago
View commentsView articleAugustine and the psychological analogy
The Trinity is not an arithmetic impossibility but conforms to the way we experience and know and remember anything.
By Peter Sellick - 25/9/2017
224 days ago
View commentsView articleDeirdre McCloskey explains what makes Australia great
The quaint idea that the intellectual property of Australia was somehow created by Aborigines, Anglos and (mostly) European postwar settlers misrepresents the truth.
By Gary Johns - 22/9/2017
1018 days ago
View commentsView articleTaiwan: a valuable partner for Sustainable Development Goals
The UN is about people, yet the universality of human rights that the UN proclaims does not extend to Taiwan and its 23 million people.
By David Lee - 22/9/2017
724 days ago
View commentsView articleKing Abdullah’s dethronement threatens Jordan-Israel two-state solution
What is needed is for the US to influence the Jordanian army and security agency to stand with the revolution the next time it breaks out.
By David Singer - 22/9/2017
826 days ago
View commentsView articlePaying twice, and more – why renewables are a luxury good
But renewables are in fact more expensive, and if you want to cure high prices, the last thing you would do is dose up on the problem.
By Graham Young - 21/9/2017
2713 days ago
View commentsView articleOpinions will continue to differ on same-sex marriage
Some opponents of the same-sex survey insist there has been too much debate. That is part of the reason why the controversy will not go away.
By Laurence Maher - 21/9/2017
924 days ago
View commentsView articleThe Greens and the campaign for a woman’s right to choose
Its defeat, when every member of the Liberal and National parties voted against it, ensured that NSW would continue to be out of step with modern medical practice and community opinion.
By Sylvia Hale - 21/9/2017
7720 days ago
View commentsView articleWhen government can't solve social and economic problems, what then?
Around the world, governments work from an operating manual drawn straight from Henry Ford's car factories of the 1920s.
By Vern Hughes - 20/9/2017
1728 days ago
View commentsView articleShould we 'pupil' kids or 'NAPLAN' them?
Australia's fixation with testing is one of the biggest stumbling blocks to our nation's development, ever.
By Phil Cullen - 20/9/2017
824 days ago
View commentsView articleEnergy policy: can we have a Carbon-Cutting Reliable Affordable Programme (C-CRAP)?
The root cause of the 'trilemma' is renewable energy. We could deliver reliability and affordability, as we have in the past, if we didn't have renewable energy targets.
By Geoff Carmody - 20/9/2017
1229 days ago
View commentsView articleDeath of the CET
Coalition talk of dumping Finkel's Clean Energy Target leaves Australia's climate policy in tatters.
By Graeme McLeay - 19/9/2017
2429 days ago
View commentsView articleNo winners with same-sex hate bill
We're so mentally feeble that we can't bear to be called a homophobe or a bigot or hear someone say that they believe gays will go to hell.
By Nicola Wright - 19/9/2017
1923 days ago
View commentsView articleWhat a disaster!
The Victorian Government is on the front foot putting together an innovative strategy to address one of the major failings of the existing emergency response protocols.
By Russell Grenning - 19/9/2017
330 days ago
View commentsView articleSame-sex parenting and same-sex marriage
To make a properly informed choice about same-sex marriage (SSM), people need to be aware of the shortcomings.
By Eric Porter - 18/9/2017
2529 days ago
View commentsView articleMarawi is a metaphor for Islamic extremism in Asia
One of the reasons, if not the primary reason for the acceptance of the Wahhabi fundamentalist message is the anger and frustration engendered by poverty and the indifference.
By Bruce Haigh - 18/9/2017
1430 days ago
View commentsView articleIs there a doctor in the house? The gendered use of honorifics
In April, the local arm of global banking giant HSBC started offering customers the choice of multiple
By Evelyn Tsitas - 18/9/2017
1929 days ago
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