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|Andrew Peacock and his unique role in Papua New Guinea’s development|
As even Gough Whitlam acknowledged, Andrew Peacock in that short period laid the ground work for PNG gaining self-government in 1973
By Jeffrey Wall - 20/4/2021
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|Peace, trust and solidarity during the Covid-19 pandemic|
We were reminded that history had repeatedly shown that decisions to shun peace and embrace extremes in any form can trigger conflict and discontent and ultimately lead to war and untold suffering.
By Ioan Voicu - 20/4/2021
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|Australia or Sweden: which has had the better 2020?|
In that 510,000 wellbeing years is all the misery caused by lockdowns and social distancing: all the cancelled weddings, all the additional cases of depression, all the extra anxiety.
By Paul Frijters - 19/4/2021
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|Thai students back on the streets|
This has deeply split the student movement, were some groups want to focus on reforming democracy, rather than criticise the monarchy.
By Murray Hunter - 19/4/2021
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|Cancel Culture in the time of Covid-19|
Not only will the Australia that emerges from the pandemic have more debt, higher unemployment and bigger, more-intrusive government; it’s likely to be more lost about what holds us together.
By Tony Abbott - 16/4/2021
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|The next economic revolution?|
Economics has traditionally been based on prioritizing scarcity and allocation. Now we seem to be moving to an era of abundance (if not over-supply).
By Keith Suter - 16/4/2021
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|'Never again' seems to never apply anymore|
While a peace accord was reached in February 2020 to end civil war in South Sudan, the agreement remains extremely fragile and needs international support to hold together.
By Alon Ben-Meir - 16/4/2021
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|One Toowoomba woman’s response to the Australia-wide #march4justice|
Women have striven to assert their right to equity, but it was not until the late nineteenth century that real progress started to take place. Today we are at another watershed moment in our nation's political history.
By Shirley Owen - 15/4/2021
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|Prince Philip: a legacy of curiosity|
For me, the primary leadership lesson the Duke taught us is this. A lifelong commitment to curiosity, maintaining an enquiring mind, is the only thing that guarantees longevity in leadership and influence.
By Mal Fletcher - 15/4/2021
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|Nimble Failure: the Australian COVID-19 vaccination program|
Part of the monumental failings of the government can be put down to its stubbornness in prioritising the use of one vaccine.
By Binoy Kampmark - 14/4/2021
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|The Crown remains an important regional link for Australia|
Australia, Papua New Guinea and the Solomon Islands have a common link via the Crown. We are not just members of the Commonwealth, the Queen is our head of state.
By Jeffrey Wall - 14/4/2021
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Over the next few decades, we face the major task of making our society more resilient and safer when faced by pandemics, epidemics, the threat of biological warfare and environmental crises as well as physical threats to our nation’s stability.
By Peter Curson - 13/4/2021
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|Angels and Demons|
Tough-minded people like 'facts', and they are materialistic and pessimistic. The tender-minded rely on principles, and they are idealistic, dogmatic and optimistic.
By Don Aitkin - 13/4/2021
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|When Prince Philip became a monument|
A man such as the Duke of Edinburgh operated in a different dimension, distanced from revolutionary tremor and social evolution, even as the country he presided over with Queen Elizabeth II changed.
By Binoy Kampmark - 12/4/2021
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|The Government's AstraZeneca about face: humble pie but no apology to Craig Kelly|
He said that 'just because the Australian government may have put most of their eggs in the AstraZeneca basket, this is no reason to continue jabbing Australians with this vaccine'.
By Brendan O'Reilly - 12/4/2021
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|A yawning gap in fighting COVID in PNG: where are the churches?|
We also need to focus on the
By Jeffrey Wall - 9/4/2021
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|Has the WHO reached its use by date?|
The WHO has failed to get a proper answer on COVID from China, and indulges in progressive tokenism, neglecting the real task.
By David Leyonhjelm - 9/4/2021
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|The future of Australian universities: bogans of the Pacific|
Immunologist Professor Peter Doherty was indignant at the merciless cuts to courses and subjects in Australian universities.
By Binoy Kampmark - 8/4/2021
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|Australian football's future: how best to maintain the greater interest achieved in recent decades|
Just recently, Sam Kerr, Australia's highest paid female footballer, signed a lucrative contract with Chelsea reportedly worth around $2 million for a two-and-a-half year deal.
By Chris Lewis - 8/4/2021
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|All you need is love?|
Nowadays the worst crimes you can commit appear to be 'hate' crimes, a failure to be empathetic, or affirmative, enough to a member of a 'marginalised' group.
By Graham Young - 7/4/2021
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|Byron gets the blues|
In reality, the 2021 Bluesfest was cancelled mainly because Byron is now an outer suburb of Sydney, and returning Bluesfesters were at risk of becoming 'superspreaders' who re-ignited 'outbreaks' in the state capital.
By Paul Collits - 6/4/2021
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|How to make Iran implode into democracy|
This is why then-US President Donald Trump is to be lauded for, in 2017, refusing to recertify the Iran nuclear deal.
By Slater Bakhtavar - 6/4/2021
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|EU strongarming Australia on CO2|
The EU has long sought to impose its carbon dioxide abatement policies on the rest of the world. A major setback to this was the Copenhagen climate summit in 2009.
By Alan Moran - 1/4/2021
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|Southern Thailand’s phantom insurgency|
Life in Thailand’s southernmost border provinces, Narathiwat, Yala, and Patani has taken on a sense of normality over the last 12 months that belies a media-preoccupied insurgency that has largely disappeared.
By Murray Hunter - 1/4/2021
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|Australia must promote its generous aid program, warts and all|
The time has come for the Australian Government to actively promote in the community its generous aid program in Papua New Guinea and the South Pacific.
By Jeffrey Wall - 31/3/2021
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|Cancelling art, Dark Mofo and the offended classes|
'A coloniser artist intending to produce art with the actual blood of colonised people is abusive, colonising and re-traumatising.'
By Binoy Kampmark - 30/3/2021
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|Political behaviour of voters befuddles the experts|
Policies on offer in 2021 are determined from within a corporatist economic system which has a very different structure of influence to the post World War II mixed economic system based upon the economics of John Maynard Keynes.
By Ben Rees - 30/3/2021
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|How feasible are these 2050 targets?|
Vaclav Smil, a Distinguished Professor Emeritus at the University of Manitoba, has written a clear and accessible article suggesting that 2050 is far too soon a target-year for all of this to take place.
By Don Aitkin - 29/3/2021
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|The European Union wants to impose carbon tariffs on Australian exports. Is that legal?|
What Australian politicians call carbon tariffs, the European Union labels a carbon border adjustment mechanism.
By Felicity Deane - 26/3/2021
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|Why the NRL should let Izzy Folau play football|
The decimated ratings and revenues of American sports codes which have embraced political virtue-signalling is evidence of the truism, 'go woke: go broke'.
By David Pellowe - 26/3/2021
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|The day of the social justice warrior|
Exactly what should be done is not always clear, but who should do it is always obvious: 'they', usually meaning the government, council, corporation or whatever.
By Don Aitkin - 25/3/2021
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|Coming to the playing field: Biden puts Australia first|
Particular concern was expressed regarding claims of economic coercion exerted by Beijing towards US allies, with Australia featuring.
By Binoy Kampmark - 25/3/2021
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|Critical race theory aims to upend the civic order|
By its perverse logic, Jews are first and foremost members of the oppressor class, bearing guilt for any wrong done to any non-white group by any white people.
By Eleanor Krasne - 24/3/2021
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|Trump allegations of election fraud in Georgia to be investigated|
The New York Times, CNN and ABC – who had run with the original Washington Post story - also made similarly embarrassing back downs.
By David Singer - 24/3/2021
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|Australia cannot afford a failed state on our border|
The last thing we need to see in our northern neighbour is more meddling in the PNG health system by the Chinese government and its apologists within the PNG government.
By Jeffrey Wall - 23/3/2021
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|Is Sports Integrity Australia right to oppose Shayna Jack’s reduced penalty for testing positive to a banned PED?|
For the hardliners, there is no excuse or sympathy for a positive drug test. According to Dick Pound, former head of the World Anti-Doping Agency, 'Everybody who's caught doping says I have no idea...'
By Chris Lewis - 23/3/2021
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|Green passes and dark inequalities: the push for COVID immunity passports|
In February, the World Health Organization (WHO) warned that 'there are still critical unknowns regarding the efficacy of vaccination'.
By Binoy Kampmark - 22/3/2021
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| Netanyahu’s feats merit his being Israel’s next Prime Minister|
'I pledged to take care of the citizens of Israel and I do so with a deep mission. I brought vaccines and four peace agreements, there are four more on the way.'
By David Singer - 22/3/2021
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