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View commentsView articleSalty 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
73 hours ago
View commentsView articleAn 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
27 hours ago
View commentsView articleEdward 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
718 hours ago
View commentsView articleCynical 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
3210 hours ago
View commentsView articleBarr 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
106 hours ago
View commentsView articleVulnerability 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
123 days ago
View commentsView articleWhy 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
32 days ago
View commentsView articleRugby 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
44 days ago
View commentsView articleIs 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
95 days ago
View commentsView articleCleaner 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
56 days ago
View commentsView articleIsrael'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
44 days ago
View commentsView articleThe 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
107 days ago
View commentsView articleTurning 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
23 days ago
View commentsView articleTwo 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
49 days ago
View commentsView article'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
88 days ago
View commentsView articleMass 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
147 days ago
View commentsView articleBeyond 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
26 days ago
View commentsView articleHow 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
111 days ago
View commentsView articleUnderstanding 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
145 days ago
View commentsView articleClimate 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
524 hours ago
View commentsView articleBigger, 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
78 days ago
View commentsView articleWhere 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
312 days ago
View commentsView articleWhen 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
313 days ago
View commentsView articleMy 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
414 days ago
View commentsView articleSucceeding Malaysia’s nonagenarian premier
He promised to step down after two years, but will he?
By Murray Hunter - 30/9/2019
214 days ago
View commentsView articleScott 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
314 days ago
View commentsView article‘Environmentalism’ versus environmental management
As activists, environmentalists rarely offered solutions. Rather, they promoted paralysing and non-democratic concepts.
By Pedro Toranzo - 27/9/2019
1614 days ago
View commentsView articleHorowitz 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
517 days ago
View commentsView articleIn 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
1216 days ago
View commentsView articleCan'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
1812 days ago
View commentsView articleSupreme 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
419 days ago
View commentsView articleOwning 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
717 days ago
View commentsView articleColombia: 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
119 days ago
View commentsView articleProtecting 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
1715 days ago
View commentsView articleThe 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
46 days ago
View commentsView articleRotten 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
420 days ago
View commentsView articleAn 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
921 days ago
View commentsView articleMalaysia 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
421 days ago
View commentsView articleClimate 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
7617 days ago
View commentsView article'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
323 days ago
View commentsView articleA 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
1017 days ago
View commentsView articleIndigenous 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
1922 days ago
View commentsView articleCan 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
4417 days ago
View commentsView articleEconomy and ecology: two words, same origin
Ecosystems provide services to human civilization: they need to be paid for.
By Pedro Toranzo - 18/9/2019
526 days ago
View commentsView articleWho 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
626 days ago
View commentsView articleThe 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
420 days ago
View commentsView articleImproper 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
921 days ago
View commentsView articleWeakening 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
727 days ago
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