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View commentsView articleRenewed calls to slow immigration as Australia rushes past 25 million
With Australia's population set to hurtle past the 25 million mark in August there are renewed calls in Canberra for a significant reduction in the country's sky-high immigration intake.
By Rex Drabik - 20/7/2018
223 hours ago
View commentsView articleHey big spenders, upsizing our government only shrinks its value
Why government grows, and how its size affects the broader economy, are important questions that have attracted surprisingly ­little attention as topics for economic research.
By Tony Makin - 20/7/2018
68 hours ago
View commentsView articleTrumped by Trump
But, the world will not end as there have been buffoons like him since the beginning of time.
By Everald Compton - 20/7/2018
1418 mins ago
View commentsView articleCultural appropriation, you just can’t be too careful
They are working hard on creating on three pieces of international law that would, if implemented, expand intellectual property regulations to protect things like indigenous designs, dances, words and traditional medicines.
By Russell Grenning - 19/7/2018
544 mins ago
View commentsView articleThem and us and NAIDOC
However, holding NAIDOC Week perhaps could serve to remind many folk that they share the land with its original residents who founded it some forty to sixty thousand years ago.
By Ian Nance - 19/7/2018
1429 hours ago
View commentsView articleThe Andrew Leigh-Sinclair Davidson company tax debate
It does not make sense to relate jobs created to the effective tax rate paid by companies in the way Andrew Leigh did.
By Gene Tunny - 18/7/2018
33 days ago
View commentsView articleA current mantra and the envy of Jesus
They are repeated like a fundamentalist chorus or mantra: The politics of envy and class warfare.
By Ray Barraclough - 18/7/2018
933 hours ago
View commentsView articleShould soccer be the world's game of football?
So what should be the world's football? There are two possibilities – Gridiron or American Football or Australian Rules.
By Peter Bowden - 17/7/2018
103 days ago
View commentsView articleUN finds 'extreme poverty' in the USA
The report deliberately excluded from any consideration of the more than $US1.2 trillion of annual cash and in-kind redistributions to low-income US citizens.
By Russell Grenning - 17/7/2018
94 days ago
View commentsView articleACCC bells the cat on electricity
The ACCC Electricity supply and prices inquiry final report is a tacit acknowledgement that current strategies for CO2 abatement will not work at an affordable price.
By Graham Young - 16/7/2018
1527 hours ago
View commentsView articlePining for the imaginary man
It appears that Silicon Valley is giving more money to Obama's library than to democrat candidates and that's really unfortunate according to the author.
By Stephen Cable - 16/7/2018
35 days ago
View commentsView articleI have a dream...
UCLA's brother/sister campus, the University of California, Berkley, already not only has segregated housing for black students but for other racial minorities such as Asians and Hispanics.
By Russell Grenning - 13/7/2018
283 days ago
View commentsView articleHamas and PLO entrench apartheid in Gaza and West Bank
Undiscussed between them was why the Palestine Liberation Organisation (PLO) in the West Bank and Hamas in Gaza have failed to close down the 27 refugee camps still remaining within their respective fiefdoms.
By David Singer - 13/7/2018
35 days ago
View commentsView articleWhy we need more ways to measure CBD health
The point is that increasingly our CBDs are diversifying. Relying on an office market index now provides insight into only one aspect of the market.
By Ross Elliott - 12/7/2018
85 days ago
View commentsView articleHamas will invite war in the search for a long-term solution
Notwithstanding their public statements to the contrary, Hamas knows that Israel is here to stay.
By Alon Ben-Meir - 12/7/2018
53 days ago
View commentsView articleRenewables statistics realities
These average capacity multipliers will also multiply total costs of ensuring reliable power even as $/MWh renewables generation costs fall.
By Geoff Carmody - 11/7/2018
5124 hours ago
View commentsView articleSoft Brexits and hard realities: the Tory revolt
Free movement, a central EU principle, would end, but the UK would seek a principle of ensuring that UK and EU citizens would still be permitted to visit, work and live in respective jurisdictions with ease.
By Binoy Kampmark - 11/7/2018
610 days ago
View commentsView articleTruth the first casualty in the War Against Coal
Advocacy is core business for think tanks, but when does advocacy become propaganda? When the think tank is the grandly named Australia Institute, is one answer.
By Graham Young - 10/7/2018
77 days ago
View commentsView articleAssisted suicide deal
If assisted suicide becomes legal across the country, it will in part be because of the Australian Building and Construction Commission.
By David Leyonhjelm - 9/7/2018
148 days ago
View commentsView articleAbortion and the human person
It seems impossible to refuse the conclusion that the foetus is a potentially self-aware human being and that it may not be disposed of as passive tissue or as animal life.
By Peter Sellick - 9/7/2018
912 hours ago
View commentsView articleThe new oil cartel threatening OPEC
Electrification is where OPEC may have to face off with a future oil buyers' cartel.
By Irina Slav - 6/7/2018
811 days ago
View commentsView articleFalse narrative haunts PLO and UN as Trump courts Arab States
'Despite the burden of regional issues, there are things that cannot be weighed with gold and humanitarian aid, or solutions that try to cut from a more than 100-year-old historical conflict.'
By David Singer - 6/7/2018
189 days ago
View commentsView articleMonash
Critics maintain the MPs are misusing the name of the Great Man. However a look at Monash's career suggests otherwise.
By Philip Hopkins - 5/7/2018
516 days ago
View commentsView articleAnd now for something completely different...
Stop me if you've heard this one...a BBC executive with the marvellously Orwellian title of Controller of Comedy Commissioning walked into this newspaper interview.
By Russell Grenning - 5/7/2018
319 days ago
View commentsView articleShiver me timbers! Tasmanian Greens want to axe an industry locals love
Tasmania's timber industry has new growth, but the Greens' alternative budget wrongly claims money will be saved if the industry is killed off.
By George Harris - 4/7/2018
817 days ago
View commentsView articleErdogan’s reelection and its dire consequences
These laws granted him draconian measures allowing him to severely limit free expression and the right of assembly, thus restricting the freedom of his rivals to campaign against him on an equal footing.
By Alon Ben-Meir - 4/7/2018
117 days ago
View commentsView articleLet’s kill welfare
Around a decade from now, robots will be our prime source of productivity and we will lose control of them as robots will produce more robots without human input.
By Everald Compton - 3/7/2018
417 days ago
View commentsView articleAboriginal First Nations and Australia's pro-nuclear 'environmentalists'
A key factor in the Jury's rejection of the waste import plan was that Aboriginal people had spoken clearly in opposition.
By Jim Green - 3/7/2018
195 days ago
View commentsView articleWe all have the right to protect ourselves from harm
Australia’s ban on practical non-lethal means of defence such as pepper sprays, mace and personal tasers sets us apart from most other countries in the world.
By David Leyonhjelm - 2/7/2018
285 days ago
View commentsView articleThe Saudis won't prevent the next oil shock
The addition of 1 mb/d from Saudi Arabia alone would lead to the OPEC+ group exceeding the production levels they just committed to, after factoring in additions from Russia and other Gulf States.
By Nicholas Cunningham - 2/7/2018
36 days ago
View commentsView articleTransgenderism: the new feminist battleground
Back in January, the City of London which manages Hampstead Heath and its ponds decided that the ladies' pond would welcome trans women and that this decision was consistent with the Equalities Act 2010.
By Russell Grenning - 29/6/2018
5416 days ago
View commentsView articleRenewable energy targets raise base-load costs, driving it out of the market
Renewable energy targets (RETs) impose anthropogenic cost 'event horizons' on base-load power. These 'horizons' are power cost points of no return.
By Geoff Carmody - 29/6/2018
2015 days ago
View commentsView articleDeep strategisation: the schlock of the new
What's the significance of calling a policy concern with equity the new name 'inclusive growth'?
By Nicholas Gruen - 28/6/2018
223 days ago
View commentsView articleDefeat in Sochi: Australia’s World Cup campaign ends
Australia was always the outsider in the tournament, and a loitering one at that.
By Binoy Kampmark - 28/6/2018
623 days ago
View commentsView articleTrumponomics: what is it exactly?
One of the key principles of Trumponomics is that faster economic growth can help solve a multitude of other social and economic problems, from poverty to inner-city decline to lowering the national debt.
By Darren Nelson - 27/6/2018
117 days ago
View commentsView articleWaiting for the big one: a new flu pandemic threatens
This new strand of Bird Flu, labelled H7N9, seems to be much more virulent than previous strains and has so far killed 38% of those it has infected.
By Peter Curson - 27/6/2018
922 days ago
View commentsView articleBreaking the seal of the confessional
The concept is similar to the duty of confidentiality which obliges legal advisors to respect their clients' affairs.
By Peter Bowden - 26/6/2018
9113 days ago
View commentsView articleChina: large boost in baby numbers unlikely?
The failure of the two-child policy to produce the hoped for increase in births to slow down ageing lies behind the speculation that the policy will soon be abandoned and replaced with 'independent fertility'.
By Kevin McCracken - 26/6/2018
420 days ago
View commentsView articleXi Jinping the revered
Xi is imposing upon China an imperial rule with a rigid Maoist ideology that extends beyond China's borders.
By Felix Imonti - 25/6/2018
525 days ago
View commentsView articleWhy legal marijuana makes sense
The ban on cannabis has dubious origins, having been the victim of a nearly century-long smear campaign launched by US anti-drug crusader Harry Anslinger in the dying days of alcohol prohibition.
By David Leyonhjelm - 25/6/2018
1314 days ago
View commentsView articleEchoes of Gallipoli
Now one hundred and three years later, this recalled campaign is a flash point in relations between Turkey and Europe.
By Russell Grenning - 25/6/2018
425 days ago
View commentsView articleUnderstanding Donald Trump
He is not a politician, and has never served in any elected role. So he didn't come to office with a well-developed sense of what you do and how you do it.
By Don Aitkin - 22/6/2018
4722 days ago
View commentsView articleYou won't get renewables without coal and gas
It will still take time for significant levels of self-reproducing deployment. And renewables aren't yet autocatalytic.
By John Constable - 22/6/2018
928 days ago
View commentsView articleA conspiracy of silence - how the left stays silent about Islamic homophobia and murder
In January 2015, ISIS killed nine men and a 15 year old boy suspected of being gay in a Syrian town they controlled.
By Russell Grenning - 22/6/2018
2620 days ago
View commentsView articlePlaying the rules of the game: getting started when you know what works
People, and I feel young people in particular, rightly sense that the path to improvement and responsibility means focusing on one's self rather than on blame.
By Sean Jacobs - 21/6/2018
530 days ago
View commentsView articleThe Fed is driving down oil prices
The US dollar is one important variable influencing oil prices. A stronger dollar helps push down prices because it makes oil, which is priced in dollars, much more expensive in much of the world.
By Nicholas Cunningham - 21/6/2018
230 days ago
View commentsView articleUK deradicalisation program a massive fail
In an even more disturbing case, another schoolboy, also 15, who thought that Muslim women shouldn't wear the full face-veil was identified as a potential far-right terrorist.
By Russell Grenning - 21/6/2018
1527 days ago
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