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|Trump, Middle East and conservative Christians|
Trump is, for them, a flawed warrior of Christ. He has immense moral imperfections but he can still also be a vehicle for God's plans.
By Keith Suter - 25/5/2018
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|The IAAF decision to limit female testosterone levels for certain female track events is stupid|
The focus on certain events is ridiculous given that testosterone helps all events that rely greatly on muscular power.
By Chris Lewis - 25/5/2018
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|Serbia, Turkey, and Russia: alarm bells for Europe|
Erdogan has made his unscrupulous position clear to Western powers, stressing that Turkey will become as powerful and influential as the Ottoman Empire was during its heyday.
By Alon Ben-Meir and Arbana Xharra - 25/5/2018
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|Don't ban donations, ban donations from crooks|
While there is a suspicion that some property development donations are corrupt (73 per cent), the suspicion is even higher for gaming (76 per cent) and still very high for unions (63 per cent), alcohol (60 per cent) and lawyers (51 per cent).
By Graham Young - 24/5/2018
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|The digital crack down on crypto: what does the future hold?|
Here in Australia, a financial scandal involving the Commonwealth Bank of Australia sparked reforms to strengthen the anti-money laundering laws to include the likes of Bitcoin.
By Jessica Foreman - 24/5/2018
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|Macron, Merkel and May should adopt Trump policy on Jerusalem|
Refusing to move the French Embassy to Israel's designated capital now is bowing to the dictates and diplomatic blackmail of an illegal and undemocratic entity.
By David Singer - 24/5/2018
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|Postcapitalising post carbon for the win|
Postcapitalism is not about inventing something new or imposing unrealistic utopias but is about building on existing movements, emerging successes and resilient ecosystems.
By Karun Cowper - 23/5/2018
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|Conservatism and the demise of Israel|
Once Iran has a missile and a nuclear warhead, they will be launched. Israel has atomic bombs also.
By Peter Bowden - 23/5/2018
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|Which politician do we want to lead the country?|
We do not want the Coalition to govern the country, but we prefer its leader, the current Prime Minister, to govern in preference to the leader of the alternative political party.
By Peter Bowden - 22/5/2018
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|IEA: high oil prices 'taking a toll' on demand|
The inventory surplus has vanished, and more outages could push oil prices up even higher.
By Nicholas Cunningham - 22/5/2018
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|It's a marriage not just a carnival|
A royal wedding offers a unique opportunity to celebrate the bonds that tie a society together and particularly the deepest of these, the family.
By Mal Fletcher - 21/5/2018
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|A very republican sickness: loving royal weddings|
Black spirituality tagged on to exaggerated feminist values mixed with traditional forms certainly gave an impression of difference, but these were daubs rather than extensive splashes.
By Binoy Kampmark - 21/5/2018
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|Kim Jong-Un’s survival strategy|
North and South Korea had to convince Donald Trump that a small achievement is a grand victory.
By Felix Imonti - 21/5/2018
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|The grip of feminist ideology on our key institutions|
I am orchestrating a campaign to protest the dismissal of Rob Tiller who was forced out of his job for posting on his private Facebook page an article I wrote on domestic violence.
By Bettina Arndt - 18/5/2018
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|Marvel Infinity War villain is lefty green do-gooder|
The Economics Infinity War, in a nutshell, is a story of do-gooders versus good-doers of the economic variety. The former are all about intentions, the latter results.
By Darren Nelson - 18/5/2018
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|Should religious protection extend to the marketplace?|
Bigotry is bad business, so why not let the consumer determine who gets away with what in the marketplace.
By Chris Fotinopoulos - 18/5/2018
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|Why does Mayor Tom Tait have a problem with Disney?|
Having Disney as a constituent business would be a gold mine, I presumed, and something any Mayor would give their eye teeth for.
By Ross Elliott - 17/5/2018
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|Israel at seventy: time to celebrate and time to lament|
The country is consumed by internal conflict and beleaguered by a dysfunctional political system, while its citizens live with a heightened sense of insecurity.
By Alon Ben-Meir - 17/5/2018
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|Is the North Korea-USA summit over before it begins?|
The US State Department in the immediate aftermath of the North Korean announcement said it had no information from North Korea about any threat to cancel the 12 June summit.
By Russell Grenning - 17/5/2018
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|Three cheers for Pollyanna|
What has been most interesting has been the determination to continue to see the world as bad, dangerous, awful in the face of good global data that say the opposite.
By Don Aitkin - 16/5/2018
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|The commercial heavens: the new Australian space agency|
Space has been turned into patriotism, cash and incentives; and there is a sense that Australia has been lagging.
By Binoy Kampmark - 16/5/2018
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|How did the Qld government accumulate so much debt?|
Trad needs to show how she can reduce state debt from its current level of $71 billion, or at least prevent it from blowing out to nearly $81 billion, as currently projected for 2020-21.
By Gene Tunny - 16/5/2018
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|'Bracket creep' and better budget benchmarks|
With a 'progressive' income tax scale, and fixed $ values for tax bracket thresholds, a taxpayer's average tax rate increases for every extra taxable dollar received.
By Geoff Carmody - 15/5/2018
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|Is parting such a sweet sorrow?|
A very long list of so-called celebrities announced prior to the presidential election in 2016 that they would leave the USA if Trump won.
By Russell Grenning - 15/5/2018
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When someone does something they shouldn't, it's often the cover-up that heralds their downfall rather than the original error.
By David Leyonhjelm - 14/5/2018
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|It’s time, again, if Shorten has the fortitude|
The time is right for a reformist government. Is there any chance that we will get a reformist ALP government?
By John Murray - 14/5/2018
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|The colour of racism|
When the country was founded and its constitution was created, a clause was inserted restricting citizenship to just those of African descent and to create 'a refuge and a haven for freed men of colour'.
By Russell Grenning - 14/5/2018
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|Christian liberty: are you serious??|
Christianity is by-far-and-away the most compatible religious faith or spiritual belief with Liberty.
By Darren Nelson - 11/5/2018
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|'Return of the Mummy': Mahathir Mohamad and the Malaysian elections|
This election result is only surprising if one considers the seemingly immutable nature of BN's rule, which has lasted six decades and resisted change with studied fanaticism.
By Binoy Kampmark - 11/5/2018
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|The Australian budget emerges from 'dog days'|
The budget combines good luck with good management.
By Michael Knox - 10/5/2018
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|Decertifying the Iran deal is dangerously reckless|
It is dangerous that neither Trump nor Netanyahu appears to fully grasp the dire regional and international implications of the unilateral decertification of the deal by the US.
By Alon Ben-Meir - 10/5/2018
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|Well, is the world improving or not?|
News that the world's human peoples seem to be steadily improving their lot in life ought to reduce our fears of angry mobs invading our shores because we have it and they don't.
By Don Aitkin - 10/5/2018
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|China is opening its economy to imports and foreign ownership - but why?|
China's government wants its people to spend their money and invest inside China, rather than foreign countries. That's why it's going to lower tariffs and liberalize foreign ownership rules.
By Zegang Ren - 10/5/2018
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|No more secret science, needs no more secret economics|
'The rule will ensure that the regulatory science underlying Agency actions is fully transparent, and that underlying scientific information is publicly available in a manner sufficient for independent validation.'
By Darren Nelson - 9/5/2018
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|PLO dumps Trump easing way for Jordan-Israel negotiations|
Protecting the Hashemite regime and Jordan's borders - coupled with massive injections of American financial aid - could see Jordan replacing the PLO as Israel's Arab partner.
By David Singer - 9/5/2018
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|2018 Budget: party like it’s 1999!|
A much deeper issue is how the Australian economy can evolve to grow in a more balanced manner and reduce its exposure to falling commodity prices.
By Andreas Chai - 8/5/2018
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|Balance the key to CDP bungle|
The 'work-like' activities undertaken by CDP participants creates a façade of employment, which ignores the fact that in the majority remote areas in which the program operates there are very little prospects.
By Charles Jacobs - 8/5/2018
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|The march of the politically correct – reshaping our language|
It is so extraordinarily Orwellian that even its own President Mark Huddleston has admitted that he is 'troubled by many things' that it contains.
By Russell Grenning - 7/5/2018
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|If the model is broken, fix it|
UBI may not work in practice, but at least it is addressing the right problem, and there is enough money to take this approach.
By Gwynne Dyer - 7/5/2018
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|Albania must choose between the EU and Turkey|
Albanian citizens must realize that Erdogan's investments in their economy are but a façade to cover his larger goal of making the Balkans increasingly dependent on Turkey.
By Alon Ben-Meir and Arbana Xharra - 4/5/2018
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|Arab Summit helps Trump break Jordan-PLO-Israeli impasse|
The Summit's declared
By David Singer - 4/5/2018
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Antidepressants come with side effects ranging from weight gain and hair loss through to suicide and various kinds of persistent or permanent disablement.
By John Murray - 3/5/2018
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|Why aren’t more people 'factful'?|
Every group Rosling sought answers from saw the world as 'more frightening, more violent, and more hopeless - in short, more dramatic - than it really is'.
By Don Aitkin - 3/5/2018
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|Sugar demons, sweet lobbies and taxes|
Christensen's individualist acceptance is standard form for industries that have found certain costs and regulations unnecessary and damaging to the purse strings.
By Binoy Kampmark - 2/5/2018
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|How singing together changes more than the brain|
When many diverse voices come together as 'one voice' on a regular basis the outcomes are transformational.
By Tania de Jong - 2/5/2018
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|The dying in Syria rest on the conscience of the West|
eclaring mission accomplished in the context of the continuing unfolding tragedy being inflicted on the Syrian people is cynical and disheartening at best.
By Alon Ben-Meir - 1/5/2018
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|Is Trump rational?|
Importantly, the White working class is also the largest block of Democratic Party voters. Unfortunately, Hillary Clinton only won 28% of White working class votes.
By Michael Knox - 1/5/2018
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|Why isn’t more research reproducible?|
At the heart of the problem is a failure both to follow good research design practices and to understand statistics properly.
By Don Aitkin - 30/4/2018
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|Dumping on industry|
The obvious conclusion is that the price was deliberately supressed in order to encourage a favourable anti-dumping decision and to highlight material injury.
By David Leyonhjelm - 30/4/2018
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|Trust fades away|
The rotten core that is at the heart of the banking industry is just the tip of the iceberg. The decay in honesty and integrity is evident throughout the entire business world.
By Everald Compton - 30/4/2018
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|Regulated public utility monopolies are not 'natural'|
These pseudo-taxes are almost always on the rise like real taxes (as per the diagram below), and also like the latter include all of the predictable inefficiencies associated with government.
By Darren Nelson - 27/4/2018
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|These ARE our issues! ‘Srebrenica’ no more! We are all one.|
R2P was and is a step in the right direction, as it openly challenges the previously sacred notion of 'national sovereignty'.
By Barry York - 27/4/2018
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|A new lithium war is about to begin|
It's the modern gold rush. Around the world, the most sought-after mineral isn't a precious metal, nor is it oil and gas…it's lithium.
By James Stafford - 27/4/2018
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