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|Israel-Hamas war affirms the indispensability of a two-state solution|
Unless Israel establishes an endgame strategy that will lead to a two-state solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, the war against Hamas will only be another brutal violent episode.
By Alon Ben-Meir - 8/12/2023
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|Refreshing the Camelot school: Kennedy hagiography at sixty|
John Fitzgerald Kennedy is now more myth than man, his brief half-life enthronement at the apex of US political life, providing the basis for romance, not reality.
By Binoy Kampmark - 7/12/2023
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|Another trip down the rabbit hole|
A sensible person would slow down the implementation of renewables until storage was in place.
By Graham Young - 7/12/2023
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|We need to get off this magic roundabout (it's going nowhere) |
Heavy rail is revealed as horrendously expensive to build, expensive to operate and seemingly incapable of moving the dial on mode share: it doesn't succeed in getting many cars off the road.
By Ross Elliott - 6/12/2023
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|Arab-Islamic Committee & UN ignore HKOPS path to peace|
The Ministerial Committee appointed at the Joint Arab-Islamic Extraordinary Summit on 11 November missed a golden opportunity to advance an end to the Jewish-Arab conflict.
By David Singer - 6/12/2023
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|Hong Kong: nothing has changed except for everything|
In most respectable jurisdictions a lapse of four years between arrest and trial would be regarded as scandalous and in many it would result in the prosecution being dismissed as out of time.
By Hong Kong Correspondent - 5/12/2023
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|Henry Kissinger: snake oil salesman of gangster realism|
The nasty deeds are either misread or diminished – notably when they have to do with the global infliction of mass death, prolongation of conflict, or the overthrow of democratic governments.
By Binoy Kampmark - 5/12/2023
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|There was only one Henry Kissinger|
The obituaries of Dr Henry Kissinger suggest that there were two Henry Kissingers: a brilliant diplomat who tried to end the Cold War and an unindicted war criminal.
By Keith Suter - 4/12/2023
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|Time for climate exit|
The world's rich and famous, plus an army of publicists, hangers-on and mendicants, are attending the COP28 meeting in Dubai, the ostentatious 7-star play-ground capital of United Arab Emirates where even the police drive luxury sports cars.
By Viv Forbes - 4/12/2023
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|Israel-Jordan relations in the wake of the Gaza war|
Under Prime Minister Netanyahu's leadership, Israel-Jordan relations have hit a new low. Sadly, after 30 years of peace, there is deep sullenness and disappointment between the two countries.
By Alon Ben-Meir - 1/12/2023
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|The class of '53|
It was later, in 2002, that I first had occasion to look at that Class of '53 to see if I could find out what had happened to the top 10 achievers of that year.
By Tom Biegler - 1/12/2023
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|Rot in the civil service: farewelling Mike Pezzullo|
There was no better example of Australia's politicised public service than its Home Affairs Secretary, Mike Pezzullo. In most other countries, he would have been the ideal conspirator in a coup.
By Binoy Kampmark - 30/11/2023
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|Medicare messing with Movember|
But I'm told I have to fill out a form and return it, or call a listed number. That seems easier.
By John Mikkelsen - 30/11/2023
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|Public-service mega-migration spin is winning the war on voters|
Worried about misinformation? Worry about federal departments and agencies – hyping UN 'net zero' emissions – yet institutionalising mega migration.
By Stephen Saunders - 29/11/2023
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|Biden recklessly pursues Friedman’s failed two-state solution|
On 18 November Biden duly did Friedman's bidding - publishing an Opinion article in the Washington Post.
By David Singer - 29/11/2023
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|Expert report on regional and remote schools ignored|
Alarm bells should be ringing about the Albanese government’s sidelining most of the recommendations of its own expert advisory body.
By Scott Prasser - 28/11/2023
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|The Net Zero lemmings rush|
Australia's ALP/Green government and their media mates are using subsidies, taxes and propaganda in a suicidal attempt to move the whole country to 82% 'renewable' energy.
By Viv Forbes - 28/11/2023
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|Lower living standards and high inflation: it's what Australians unwittingly voted for|
The root cause of initial economic over-heating followed by policies to curb demand has been attitudes of the public, reflected in the governments they elected.
By Brendan O'Reilly - 27/11/2023
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|The RBA versus the lucky country |
The Australian terms of trade, calculated by dividing export prices by import prices, are still higher than during the resource boom earlier this century.
By Michael Knox - 27/11/2023
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|Superglue not needed|
Thousands of school students took part in a climate action strike under the guise of 'A sick day for a sick planet'.
By John Mikkelsen - 24/11/2023
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|The Biden-Xi meeting prompts deep thinking|
For over two decades, I have had various firsthand experiences, and I am well aware of the political hypocrisy displayed by the United States and the West.
By Chin Jin - 24/11/2023
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|Asteroid impact model the best approach to climate change policy|
'There is no climate emergency. Therefore, there is no cause for panic and alarm.'
By Tom Harris - 23/11/2023
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|The government giveth, and the government taketh away|
Queensland will double the first home buyer grant to $30,000, effective immediately
By Ross Elliott - 23/11/2023
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|A duty to obey: David McBride, whistleblowing and following orders|
The unpardonable, outrageous trial of Australian whistleblower David McBride was a brief affair
By Binoy Kampmark - 22/11/2023
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|9 things government can do to reduce your living costs|
The federal government is belatedly recognising that some of its economic policies are contributing to inflation
By Graham Young - 22/11/2023
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|Biden: forget Friedman & United Nations - focus on HKOPS|
Friedman's solution has gone nowhere in the last 21 years – despite the United Nations endorsing the Arab Peace Initiative on 23 December 2016.
By David Singer - 21/11/2023
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|Gaza: send lawyers, guns and money|
The fan is rotating rapidly and things are hitting it. Old policies have collapsed and policy makers are still talking incoherent nonsense.
By Arthur Dent - 20/11/2023
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|Sunak’s Dad’s Army option: David Cameron returns|
Cameron was also instrumental in taking Britain to the 2016 Brexit referendum with brazen indifference to the consequences of leaving the European Union.
By Binoy Kampmark - 20/11/2023
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|Letting the market work with immigration|
While free trade in goods and services are no-brainers, the free movement of labour is not sustainable in a welfare state. The question is, how could a market operate?
By David Leyonhjelm - 17/11/2023
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|The painless extinction of formerly free Australia|
Australia is also a world leader in the extinction of human rights and Western concepts of democracy.
By David Bell - 16/11/2023
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|Unintended ironies: condemning the Armistice Day marches|
Being a cut and dried jingo, Braverman treats Armistice Day as the sort of occasion to be revered and kept in aspic. No politics should ever enter unless she politicises it.
By Binoy Kampmark - 15/11/2023
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|I’m not signing Australian lawyers’ open letter concerning Gaza|
Both letters fail to disclose material facts - whilst the Australian Letter also deliberately omits material facts contained in the English letter.
By David Singer - 14/11/2023
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|Viciousness regnant: humanitarianism as a weasel word |
R2P, as it came to be known by the technically minded and those sweetly watered by the conference set, has had an abysmal record.
By Binoy Kampmark - 14/11/2023
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| What is Israel’s end-game in Gaza?|
The war against Hamas will only be another brutal violent episode that will prepare the ground for the next conflagration that will engulf the West Bank and potentially set the entire region on fire.
By Alon Ben-Meir - 13/11/2023
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|Energising the Liberals|
The Liberal Party's energy policies lack clarity, making them ill-suited to take to the next federal election (due by mid-2025).
By Brian Wawn - 13/11/2023
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|Planning to fail: how 'percent renewables' policy threatens the energy transition|
In summary Australia is using a defective performance measure in its clean energy policy that completely ignores the total picture for eliminating fossil fuels by means of clean electricity.
By Tom Biegler - 10/11/2023
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|Cash beats electronic money|
But yesterday, much of Australia's electronic money disappeared for up to 14 hours with the crash of the Optus electronic network.
By Viv Forbes - 10/11/2023
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