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View commentsView articleOur extravagance is the greatest enemy of the environment
'Our biosphere is being sacrificed so rich people can live in luxury.'
By Vivien Langford - 23/1/2019
1075 mins ago
View commentsView articleWhy are professional and ethical standards so important for universities?
Universities operate as agents of change, in that Universities anticipate and encourage a commitment to the making of a better world for the future.
By James Page - 23/1/2019
63 hours ago
View commentsView articleWestern civilisation, with all its contradictions, is worth studying, because of them
In reality, the ethical values enunciated by a given civilisation may do little to explain why the states in that civilisation engage in violent activities.
By Gregory Melleuish - 22/1/2019
144 hours ago
View commentsView articleSpy theories and the White House: Donald Trump as Russian agent
The one person who can truly toast to hearty merriment at this entire unfolding farce of column wasting and derangement is Vladimir Putin.
By Binoy Kampmark - 22/1/2019
726 hours ago
View commentsView articleMurray Darling Basin
And yet, as with the lakes in SA, we are dealing with a man-made rather than the natural environment, where droughts are cyclical.
By David Leyonhjelm - 21/1/2019
128 hours ago
View commentsView articleTime to dump Netanyahu
One would think that after 10 continuous years in power he would relinquish his role as the leader of the Likud party and leave the political scene with some dignity.
By Alon Ben-Meir - 21/1/2019
727 hours ago
View commentsView articleAcademic program on Western Civilisation
University staff are openly liberal, and are likely to reject proposals that have such a conservative background.
By Peter Bowden - 18/1/2019
576 hours ago
View commentsView articleUS and Israel quit over UNESCO’s love affair with 'Palestine'
'[Palestine] is not a state… It does not meet the customary international law test of statehood. It doesn't control defined boundaries. It doesn't fulfill the normal functions of government...'
By David Singer - 17/1/2019
132 days ago
View commentsView articleCanadian government’s April Fools Day hoax
The fear is that if you don't act, the sky will fall. The guilt is that your behavior is part of how humans are destroying the planet.
By Tim Ball and Tom Harris - 17/1/2019
83 days ago
View commentsView articleProductivity Commission super report: apply the Medicare approach to super
Where governments are invested in providing services exclusively to some special group, anyone should have (unsubsidised) access to them.
By Nicholas Gruen - 16/1/2019
46 days ago
View commentsView articleA former dean of St George’s cathedral runs afoul of the evangelicals
Before we discuss the culture wars it is useful to examine the claim that the bible must be read literally ie without the aid of analogy and metaphor.
By Peter Sellick - 15/1/2019
649 hours ago
View commentsView articleA robot tax punishes people
The Labor Party is tipped to back a new 'robot tax' which flies in the face of human progress and promises to constrain the ever-rising living standards the past few hundred years have brought us.
By Cian Hussey - 14/1/2019
187 days ago
View commentsView articleCorruption in the Balkans is impeding EU membership
The EU should also insist on greater transparency and accountability, which would curtail pervasive corruption by elected officials.
By Alon Ben-Meir and Arbana Xharra - 11/1/2019
109 days ago
View commentsView articleMathematical modelling illusions
Although one of the most active areas for mathematical modeling is the economy and the stock market, no one has ever succeeded in getting it right.
By Jay Lehr and Tom Harris - 11/1/2019
282 days ago
View commentsView articleInequality
Echoing the rhetoric of Bernie Sanders and Jeremy Corbyn, Bill Shorten recently claimed in a speech that rising inequality was the single biggest threat to Australia's social cohesion and the economy.
By David Leyonhjelm - 10/1/2019
246 days ago
View commentsView articleBiting into Apple: the giant's revenues fall
The United States has not made matters easy for the Apple bottom line in its trade war spat with Beijing.
By Binoy Kampmark - 10/1/2019
213 days ago
View commentsView articleLabor’s housing affordability mess: profit for the few, pain for the many
Labor's two-pronged housing affordability package has them rowing the same boat in both directions, expending a lot of taxpayer dollars and going nowhere.
By Graham Young - 9/1/2019
413 days ago
View commentsView articleTravel by car is getting safer
Total road fatalities across Australia peaked in the 1970s and have trended down sharply since then.
By Ross Elliott - 9/1/2019
1212 days ago
View commentsView articleHuman rights fatigue
Now there is a new mentality: people are more complacent. The post-war generation of human rights activists are dying off.
By Keith Suter - 8/1/2019
169 days ago
View commentsView articleOil is at the mercy of financial markets
In December, Saudi Arabia slashed oil exports by roughly 500,000 bpd, according to Bloomberg.
By Nicholas Cunningham - 7/1/2019
415 days ago
View commentsView articleWindpower and Sydney to Hobart: reaching the limits
The race combines disdain for cost with leading edge technology so has to be at one of the pinnacles of windpower.
By Graham Young - 4/1/2019
2913 days ago
View commentsView articleAgreed rules, COP24 and climate change protest
Little progress was actually made on the issue of commitments to cut emissions, even if there was, in principle, an agreement on a set of rules.
By Binoy Kampmark - 3/1/2019
2710 days ago
View commentsView articleThe Christmas 1914 truce
The gestures were repeated along the Western Front in pockets of small 'truces'. British, German and French soldiers, in open defiance of orders, went to No Man's Land.
By Binoy Kampmark - 2/1/2019
221 days ago
View commentsView articleUN hit list can bypass Congress and fund Trump border wall
21 Nations that received almost $14 billion in US foreign aid in 2017 could become the key to unlocking the White House confrontation between President Trump and Democrat leaders.
By David Singer - 2/1/2019
4415 days ago
View commentsView articleCoral can take the heat, unlike experts crying wolf
This is why corals are one of the least likely species to be affected by climate change, irrespective of whether you believe the climate is changing by natural fluctuations or because of human influence.
By Peter Ridd - 31/12/2018
1318 days ago
View commentsView articleCooking books and limiting responsibility: Goldman Sachs in Malaysia
Goldman Sachs is the sort of institution which has thrived on the largesse of government assistance - the old socialise your losses but privatise your gains sort of philosophy.
By Binoy Kampmark - 31/12/2018
222 days ago
View commentsView article2019 will be better than expected
The world economy will continue to produce healthy growth in 2019. We are ending 2018 with equities markets that are undervalued both in the US and in Australia.
By Michael Knox - 28/12/2018
2417 days ago
View commentsView articleSeason’s greetings Tuvalu, and thank you Mr Kelly
A recent article at the ABC news website correctly explained that in the four decades to 2014, Tuvalu has actually grown by 73 hectares.
By Jennifer Marohasy - 28/12/2018
1223 days ago
View commentsView articleBudget cuts? You must be kidding.
If the Government’s financial statements were subject to the same rules as a private company, Treasurer Frydenberg and Finance Minister Cormann would be at risk of going to jail.
By David Leyonhjelm - 27/12/2018
925 days ago
View commentsView articleTrump's New Year's gift to Putin, Rouhani, and Erdogan
Trump's decision to withdraw US forces from Syria is extremely reckless and is bound to backfire in more than one way.
By Alon Ben-Meir - 27/12/2018
725 days ago
View commentsView articleThe miracle of Christmas
The celebration of Christmas is based on a miracle; the incarnation of the Eternal Word of God as the man Jesus.
By Peter Sellick - 24/12/2018
6222 days ago
View commentsView articleMake-believe and celebrations: Christmas message ignored
Let's clear away some debris. December 25 is not the date of Jesus' birth. There is no biblical mention of the exact day of his birth.
By Spencer Gear - 24/12/2018
392 days ago
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