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|Salty water anytime, but we won’t drink sewage!|
The solution has been with us for millennia and the technology to deliver it has been used and applied for nearly 50 years around the world.
By Charles Essery - 14/10/2019
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|An act of betrayal and infamy|
This time Republicans finally raised their voices and condemned the precipitous withdrawal from Syria. They understood how dire the regional consequences will be.
By Alon Ben-Meir - 14/10/2019
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|Edward Presgrave and the Boer War|
Many young Australians denied enlistment because of age, and excited by the prospect of defending the British Empire, made their own way across and sought enlistment in an irregular unit.
By Peter Curson - 11/10/2019
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|Cynical enterprises: the Kurds await their fate|
In time, the United States replaced European powers as the Kurds' serial betrayers, and seemed to relish leading projects of autonomy down the garden path.
By Binoy Kampmark - 11/10/2019
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|Barr is coming after Biden, Schiff, Clinton and the mass media|
Joe Biden, Adam Schiff, Hillary Clinton and the mass media seem set to be steamrolled by Attorney General Bill Barr using a treaty none of them is prepared to even acknowledge exists.
By David Singer - 11/10/2019
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|Vulnerability in a greying Australia: the aged in a changing climate|
Australia’s geographical location and size add a further dimension ensuring that the country experiences a widely variable climate.
By Peter Curson - 10/10/2019
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|Why the Fed is wrong|
The result of that is that they think that unemployment in the US is bottoming out now at 3.7% and it will be 3.7% next year.
By Michael Knox - 10/10/2019
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|Rugby union: played in heaven or trapped in purgatory?|
The game is now a troubling spectacle of physical danger and technological capture.
By David Rowe - 9/10/2019
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|Is Bill Gates right on energy investing?|
Investors who want to do something about climate change should stop making up lists of companies they do not want in their portfolios based on involvement in fossil fuel production or use.
By Leonard Hyman and William Tilles - 9/10/2019
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|Cleaner air from improved fuel quality standards|
Australia's petrol quality is the worst in the OECD. While other countries are improving their fuel quality, the Australian Government recently reviewed the standards and is not making any meaningful changes.
By David Swanton - 8/10/2019
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|Israel's fractured democracy and its repercussions|
The left block ends up with a total of 54 seats, which explains why Israel's President Rivlin decided to give Netanyahu the first chance to establish a government.
By Alon Ben-Meir - 8/10/2019
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|The Conspiracy-Theorist-in-Chief |
If the internet makes the spreading of lies easy, when it is combined with a celebrity culture where getting attention is highly valued.
By Brendon O'Connor - 7/10/2019
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|Turning 70: Xi Jinping's People's Republic of China|
During the celebrations, China's current President Xi Jinping was giving little hint that dogmatism has been put bed.
By Binoy Kampmark - 7/10/2019
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|Two glimpses into American history from Down Under|
Monte Punshon, a kind-hearted woman, was born in 1882 in Ballarat, one of the prosperous mining cities from the Gold Rush days in the state of Victoria.
By Warren Reed - 4/10/2019
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|'Blood on the Stone': review|
'Blood on the Stone' clearly and deliberately resonates with the current techniques of 'political chicanery', such as 'fake' news, bombastic oratory, 'truthiness', foreign interference, blatant hypocrisy and so on.
By Ken Macnab - 4/10/2019
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|Mass media has another try to take down President Trump|
The mass media's incessant baying for Trump's blood since his election victory in 2016 helps explain why the latest Gallup pollshows 59% of Americans remain largely mistrustful of the mass media.
By David Singer - 4/10/2019
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|Beyond the reach of regulation are accidents - long may they live.|
Could a rule book of building codes, access, regulatory and other permissions foster planned urban creativity in the same way as the accidental outcomes?
By Ross Elliott - 3/10/2019
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|How the US China trade war caused the bond bubble|
Understanding the Marxist thinking of Chinese communist leadership allows us to understand why China is an essentially commodities orientated country.
By Michael Knox - 3/10/2019
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|Understanding the Greta Effect|
The Greta Thunberg effect is, like most large-scale movements, partly a result of the right person and the right cause converging at the right time.
By Mal Fletcher - 2/10/2019
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|Climate change is a worldwide catastrophe in the making|
These confined animal feeding operations release massive amounts of greenhouse gasses, surpassing even the entire global transportation industry.
By Alon Ben-Meir - 2/10/2019
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|Bigger, but maybe not better?|
The present long-running drought that has brought Sydney water catchment levels below 50% should raise concerns about the wisdom of being relaxed about a Sydney of 2-3 million more people.
By Kevin McCracken - 1/10/2019
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|Where are they now: the causes other than climate change |
Even the campaign to reduce the deaths by pollution is going to be much broader than government and industry shifting to cleaner energy and flight shaming.
By David Hale - 1/10/2019
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|When convenience counts: leaking, whistleblowing and the Democrats|
The Obama administration made a habit of resorting to the 1917 Espionage Act against those daring to blow the whistle, standing at eight prosecutions.
By Binoy Kampmark - 1/10/2019
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|My book defending free speech has been pulled|
If the book is sober and responsible, and if Emerald's letter is correct, that poses a question: Does Britain have free speech?
By James Flynn - 30/9/2019
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|Succeeding Malaysia’s nonagenarian premier|
He promised to step down after two years, but will he?
By Murray Hunter - 30/9/2019
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|Scott Morrison’s China thesis|
Time and time again, the Taliban has demonstrated that they cannot be extricated from the land that has over the ages claimed so many empires.
By Binoy Kampmark - 30/9/2019
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|‘Environmentalism’ versus environmental management|
As activists, environmentalists rarely offered solutions. Rather, they promoted paralysing and non-democratic concepts.
By Pedro Toranzo - 27/9/2019
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|Horowitz could spell curtains for Clinton and Comey in 2020|
Comey's claim that there was no political bias in his decision making has been challenged by Horowitz's two reports.
By David Singer - 27/9/2019
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|In point of fact, ABC|
Although ABC Fact Check claims to be neutral and objective, it is revealing what they have chosen not to fact check in the debate over abortion law reform.
By Joanna Howe and Suzanne Le Mire - 26/9/2019
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|Can't we just get along?|
Religions are not basically all the same contrary to the popular idea that they are. There are some big differences.
By David Hale - 26/9/2019
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|Supreme Court: serving or subverting democracy?|
Democracy breaks down when there is no public trust. It breaks down, too, when accepted parliamentary procedure - accepted by convention, if not by written code - is second-guessed by the courts.
By Mal Fletcher - 25/9/2019
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|Owning your own mind|
Furthermore, Australia is a signatory to the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights, which protects not only the expression of favourable information or ideas but also unpopular ideas.
By David Leyonhjelm - 25/9/2019
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|Colombia: the FARC returns to war?|
From the rebel's perspective, the Attorney General, ultra right-wing members of Congress, former president Álvaro Uribe Vélez and current president Iván Duque Márquez are to blame for the failure of the peace agreement.
By Rodrigo Acuña - 25/9/2019
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|Protecting minorities does not require sacrificing free speech|
In addition to Victoria, most Australian states and territories are reviewing their vilification laws, in the belief current protections are inadequate and require ‘modernising.’
By Monica Wilkie - 24/9/2019
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|The spy novel: past, present and future|
In 1909, Haldane recommended that a Secret Service Bureau be established, divided into two sections, Home and Foreign.
By Warren Reed - 24/9/2019
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|Rotten in Tunisia: the corrupt rule of Ben Ali|
Looming across the country were the predations of Ben Ali's kleptomanic family of 140 persons, known colloquially as 'The Family'.
By Binoy Kampmark - 24/9/2019
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|An old future|
Since the beginning of recorded history young children have always outnumbered old people. Now we face a very different world where old people are striking back.
By Peter Curson - 23/9/2019
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|Malaysia faces youth unemployment crisis|
Youth unemployment in Malaysia was an electoral advantage to Pakatan in opposition, but is now its Achilles heel in government.
By Murray Hunter - 23/9/2019
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|Climate cultism on the march|
Preliminary warmup rally calls of 'Or should we become climate rebels?' from 'gurus', such as Tim Flannery this week, do not bode well.
By Charles Essery - 20/9/2019
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|'Secret: The Making of Australia’s Security State'|
They can sense something awry in our intelligence system like a well trained dog sniffs out truffles.
By Warren Reed - 20/9/2019
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|A sad tale of irresponsible journalism and a cowardly church|
This is corrupt journalism and O'Shea should be sacked for deliberately ignoring the truth for his and the paper's own ends.
By Peter Sellick - 20/9/2019
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|Indigenous voice to parliament: much gusto, no detail|
Nobody from my tribal groups were present from the Western Cape of Cape York Peninsula. If the government does not represent me, then does the Uluru Statement?
By Jack Wilkie-Jans - 19/9/2019
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|Can a Labor leopard change its spots?|
Can the Labor Party win back voters lost at the last election through changes of policies? Or will religious people see it as a suck up?
By Spencer Gear - 19/9/2019
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|Economy and ecology: two words, same origin|
Ecosystems provide services to human civilization: they need to be paid for.
By Pedro Toranzo - 18/9/2019
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|Who do you ‘sock’? From Alice Springs to the ‘Foolish Old Man who moved the Mountains’ – and back|
People quickly come to 'get', on some instinctive level at least, that you can't 'sock the system', be that the white fella system or the broken aspects of the traditional tribal system.
By Tom Griffiths - 17/9/2019
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|The US’s trade war fallacy|
According to estimates made by JP Morgan Chase, the tariffs will cost the average American family around US$1,000 per year.
By Murray Hunter - 17/9/2019
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|Improper purposes: Boris Johnson's suspension of parliament|
The government's hope is that the Supreme Court case will move at its usual snail's pace, thereby making any point ventured by Johnson's detractors a moot point.
By Binoy Kampmark - 16/9/2019
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|Weakening shale productivity 'very bullish' for oil prices|
They note that US oil production is up less than 100,000 bpd over the first seven months of 2019, compared to the 600,000-bpd increase over the same period in 2018.
By Nicholas Cunningham - 16/9/2019
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