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View commentsView articleThe dangerous use of the military
Ever since the Romans, standing armies have been viewed with deep suspicion. They are expensive to maintain, which often leads to onerous taxation, and they have an appalling record as instruments of oppression.
By David Leyonhjelm - 25/9/2020
1447 mins ago
View commentsView articleAustralia must go big and bold to strengthen its role in the South Pacific
If Australia's relationship with China continues to deteriorate, part of Beijing's response could be to put more effort into challenging our strategic interests in our immediate region.
By Jeffrey Wall - 25/9/2020
69 hours ago
View commentsView articlePresident Trump’s third Supreme Court pick will bring America to existential crossroads
The most inconvenient obstacles to the Left's vision of social revolution are economic liberty, the proven institutions of traditional family, national patriotism and Christianity & objective morality.
By David Pellowe - 24/9/2020
1644 hours ago
View commentsView articleArts in education: prioritise, don't cut
The study of art doesn't just offer boosts to academic abilities, the benefits extend to matters of healthy socialization, personal development, and even physical precision.
By Neve Spicer - 24/9/2020
1920 hours ago
View commentsView articleIs there enough diversity in regional planning?
The doyen of city planning, Jane Jacobs, was not herself a trained town planner, nor was she a university graduate.
By Ross Elliott - 23/9/2020
33 days ago
View commentsView articleClinging to the wreckage
It occurred to me at the time that a new thing had occurred, that the national interest was now the basis of all policy. What more do you need?
By Peter Sellick - 23/9/2020
223 hours ago
View commentsView articleFrom go to WHOa: infection control 101 introduction.
The quarantine experience upon arrival into Australia - from exiting the plane (with 34 passengers total) to the quarantine hotel is rife with gaps, omissions and a policy that is flawed.
By J Bond - 22/9/2020
74 days ago
View commentsView articleDangerous streamlining: emergencies, militarisation and civil liberties
The streamliner hates accountability, attacks the world of red tape and suggests that barriers be removed. Cut the tape; free the decision maker.
By Binoy Kampmark - 22/9/2020
53 days ago
View commentsView articleChina: 10 warning signs to look for
Scenario planning encourages us to 'think about the unthinkable'. Is China's continued rise inevitable? It seems to be at present but we must be ready to 'think about the unthinkable'.
By Keith Suter - 21/9/2020
84 days ago
View commentsView articlePrivacy, blockchain and the Internet of Things – can we keep control of our own identities?
As long as a blockchain is in existence, it clashes with the European ruling that people have the right to retract data.
By Kirsten Wahlstrom - 21/9/2020
34 days ago
View commentsView articleThe business of ending poverty
We may need some people to get out of the business of ending poverty. So, this is not a call for more volunteers to the cause, but fewer.
By David Hale - 18/9/2020
224 days ago
View commentsView articleTrump triumphs as PLO continues to dig its own grave
President Trump’s announcement that Israel would be signing a peace treaty with a fourth Arab State – Bahrain has triggered a spiteful response from PLO.
By David Singer - 18/9/2020
1437 hours ago
View commentsView articleHow convicts conquered a new world
Unsurprisingly, many of the convicts loaded onto the First Fleet ships were not particularly enthusiastic about taking part in this giant experiment.
By Rex Drabik - 17/9/2020
56 days ago
View commentsView articlePaul Keating's HECS-style loans plan unfair; aged care insurance simpler and more efficient
What is required instead is a system under which every Australian is protected against the risk of needing extended periods of expensive residential aged care, due to dementia or other grave disability.
By Marc Robinson - 17/9/2020
38 days ago
View commentsView articleUS Court of Appeals sends Michael Flynn prosecution back to Judge Sullivan
Having concluded that continuing the prosecution would not serve the interests of justice, in May 2020 the US government applied to the Court for the necessary 'leave' to dismiss the charge.
By Laurence Maher - 17/9/2020
59 days ago
View commentsView articleA test of diplomatic maturity
In the light of a challenging unprecedented reality, diplomats from all countries of the world will have the imperative duty to cooperate in order to give a collective practical response to the COVID-19 pandemic.
By Ioan Voicu - 16/9/2020
52 days ago
View commentsView articleCan’t get in, can’t get out, imprisoned on arrival without recourse to review!
Imagine committing the crime of coming home to help family, and return to your country of origin to find you will be jailed, without exception, for a minimum of 15 days in a 1 room cell.
By J Bond - 16/9/2020
225 days ago
View commentsView articleDemocrats rushing to defeat in the House of Representatives
The Democrats seem destined to squander their overwhelming control of the House of Representatives as they stumble from disaster to disaster.
By David Singer - 16/9/2020
310 days ago
View commentsView articlePandemics and public health
There is little doubt that maintaining our publics’ health requires a deft balancing act – of balancing the overall wellbeing of all Australians against the individual’s rights and freedoms.
By Peter Curson - 15/9/2020
169 days ago
View commentsView articleSerbia-Kosovo Agreement falls far short of ending their conflict
Sadly, the agreement will prove to be superficial not only because it does not require Serbia to recognize Kosovo, but it does not even commit Serbia to renounce its illegitimate de-recognition campaign against Kosovo.
By Alon Ben-Meir - 15/9/2020
910 days ago
View commentsView articleThe 'father' of the NSW parliament
The next time the 1934 calendar is a mirror image will be in 2029 and God willing, Fred Nile will be 95 years old.
By Greg Bondar - 15/9/2020
85 days ago
View commentsView articleFive vital steps to restore confidence in corona case calculations
The calculation error in COVID-19 projections made by the Peter Doherty Institute and incorporated into the National Cabinet response revealed last week was preventable and foreseeable — and now demands a national response.
By Graham Young - 14/9/2020
1610 days ago
View commentsView articleThousands of registered migration agents in Australia to lose accreditation
When the bill comes into effect early next year, more than 60,000 lawyers in Australia, including those without any knowledge and skills in migration law, can freely provide immigration assistance, without paying an annual registration fee.
By Murray Hunter - 14/9/2020
158 days ago
View commentsView articleChina’s ‘debt-trap diplomacy’ is about to challenge Papua New Guinea - and Australia
At a time of fiscal vulnerability, PNG is getting entangled with Chinese debt -which will inevitably involve some difficult decisions for the Australian government down the line.
By Jeffrey Wall - 11/9/2020
1211 days ago
View commentsView articleWhat to do with a wage increase
Would you forgo all or part of a wage increase to top up the wages of the lowest paid workers?
By David Hale - 11/9/2020
2113 days ago
View commentsView articleClimate and the US election
Why did Prof. Noam Chomsky call the US Republican Party 'The most dangerous organization in the history of the world'?
By John Avery - 10/9/2020
2711 days ago
View commentsView articlePremier McIlwraith: the Queensland caesar
It followed growing concern that the annexation of eastern New Guinea or its adjacent archipelago by a foreign power would have been disastrous for Queensland and the other Australian colonies security and trade.
By Denver Beanland - 10/9/2020
1013 days ago
View commentsView articleLove that looting ideology!
The fervent anti-Trump camp blames Right-wing Anarcho-Fascists and their police and other supporters. The fervent Trump camp blames Left-wing Anarcho-Fascists and their media and other supporters.
By Laurence Maher - 9/9/2020
1415 days ago
View commentsView articleI want my AMP back
I worked for AMP from the mid 80's to the mid 90's as a computer programmer. It was a great company to work for.
By Chris Abood - 9/9/2020
417 days ago
View commentsView articleThe freedom and ethics of protest in a time of pandemic
Some of the anxiety driving recent protests in Melbourne and Ballarat relates to reasonable personal and community concerns about the impact of sustained lockdown on work, business and social life.
By Rob Cover - 8/9/2020
3511 days ago
View commentsView articleTime is running out for the Palestinians
The fact that the UAE conditioned its recognition of Israel on freezing any further annexation is considerably important.
By Alon Ben-Meir - 8/9/2020
417 days ago
View commentsView articlePandemic reflexes: lockdowns and arrests in Victoria, Australia
The Victorian Bar was deeply unimpressed by a police operation that seemed, not merely rough in execution but untutored, and said so in its media release on September 3.
By Binoy Kampmark - 7/9/2020
1119 days ago
View commentsView articleIs Howard’s ‘broad church’ an invitation for Karl Marx to join the Liberal Party?
Christopher Pyne recently penned an opinion piece enthusiastically embracing Joe Biden as the great white hope of the world, and denouncing Donald Trump.
By David Pellowe - 7/9/2020
2018 days ago
View commentsView articleWe need the courage to reopen
Lockdowns and border closures may calm those fears, but they will kill far more people than a virus ever could.
By Vladimir Vinokurov - 4/9/2020
5419 days ago
View commentsView articleStop the dad bashing
Destroy the Patriarchy! Women DON'T need men! The amount of times I've heard these slogans by angry women, the fruit of today's misandrist climate, is concerning.
By Cindy McGarvie - 4/9/2020
2415 days ago
View commentsView articleIssues and outcomes
Election time is approaching in the ACT and in Queensland, with Western Australia early in 2021.
By Don Aitkin - 3/9/2020
921 days ago
View commentsView articleThe sentencing of Brenton Tarrant: jailing the man, not the Great Replacement
He pleaded guilty to 51 charges of murder, 40 counts of attempted murder and one of terrorism. He also faced a tsunami of victim impact statements – over 200 in all.
By Binoy Kampmark - 3/9/2020
2822 days ago
View commentsView articleRethinking Australia’s defense and security
A changing world means Canberra must pivot to Asia.
By Murray Hunter - 2/9/2020
1624 days ago
View commentsView articleThe green road to blackouts
California leads the way to electricity blackouts, closely followed by South Australia. They both created this problem by taxing, banning, delaying or demolishing reliable coal, nuclear, gas or hydro generators.
By Viv Forbes - 2/9/2020
1917 days ago
View commentsView articleThree religious leaders who have lost all morality
Then, at its most basic, helping others, preventing harm, is the overriding moral belief that should drive our approach to the Corona Virus pandemic.
By Peter Bowden - 1/9/2020
825 days ago
View commentsView articleBiden family corruption allegations won’t go away
Pam Bondi – a career prosecutor and former attorney general of Florida – signalled that allegations of corruption surrounding Joe Biden were going to feature centre stage in the Presidential elections.
By David Singer - 1/9/2020
1124 days ago
View commentsView articleA better way of dealing with Covid-19
How much have we been duped and sold down the river by the response?
By Spencer Gear - 31/8/2020
4919 days ago
View commentsView articleThe Australia-Japan relationship: time to take it to a new level
Over the last half-century, Australia and Japan have a created a unique and impressive partnership in the Asian world.
By Warren Reed - 31/8/2020
625 days ago
View commentsView articleNorth Korea plays the I dare you game
Kim Yo-Jong is daring President Moon Jae-In to use his new powers to achieve his forty-year dream of uniting the Koreas and she appears to be winning.
By Felix Imonti - 28/8/2020
927 days ago
View commentsView articleLaw and order issues separate Republicans from Democrats
Pelosi’s concern for prolonging the stay of illegal immigrants rather than showing compassion for grieving American citizens was outrageous.
By David Singer - 28/8/2020
1524 days ago
View commentsView articleLet the woke go bwoke
Want to fight back against weak woke coporates? There’s an app for that – or could be
By Graham Young - 27/8/2020
2116 days ago
View commentsView articleFree speech be damned: Joshua Krook and the Australian Public Service
A featured blog post in the 'Oxford Political Review', authored in April by Joshua Krook, suggested that COVID-19 had brought a host of benefits for big tech companies.
By Binoy Kampmark - 27/8/2020
330 days ago
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