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|Refriended in defeat: Australia strikes a deal with Facebook|
It has puzzled and alarmed the inventor of the World Wide Web, Tim Berners-Lee for 'breaching a fundamental principle of the web by requiring payment for linking between certain content online'.
By Binoy Kampmark - 25/2/2021
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|Turkish prisons are beyond the pale of inhumanity|
The US and the EU will make a mockery out of the virtues of morality and human rights they preach unless they stop Erdogan's outrageous criminal treatment of his own people.
By Alon Ben-Meir - 25/2/2021
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|The Pacific needs our help – and it needs it now|
The first step needs to be to enable travel between Australia and regional neighbours where Covid-19 numbers are very low to resume as soon as possible. The most obvious example is Fiji.
By Jeffrey Wall - 24/2/2021
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|Private sector debt is a burden, not an economic benefit|
Australian private debt is now 200% of GDP some four times the level of public borrowing. Does this private sector debt affect economic growth?
By David Kauders - 24/2/2021
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|No dancing past the fact we’ll have to live with Covid|
As COVID-19 trudges through endless revisions of rules and regulations, Australia's response to the virus is beginning to resemble the blackest of farces.
By Steven Schwartz - 23/2/2021
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|Facebook unfriends Australia: the triumph of epistemic chaos|
Creepy and ruthless Facebook has again impressed with its steely indifference to civic responsibility, as if a company established by a sociopath could ever be a model of human improvement.
By Binoy Kampmark - 23/2/2021
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|Addressing the threat of pandemics|
If nothing else coronavirus brings to the fore how poorly we are adapted to dealing with epidemic and pandemic outbreaks of infectious disease.
By Peter Curson - 22/2/2021
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There are many cultural narratives that tell of a golden age when humans lived in peace and harmony but which would eventually give way to times of strife and suffering.
By Peter McMahon - 22/2/2021
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|In defence of Eddie McGuire |
Rather, a balanced report should recognise the strengths, weaknesses and limitations of the Club’s recent response to racism.
By Chris Lewis - 19/2/2021
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|A magic medicine journey|
Taking an illegal substance had never occurred to me until I stumbled across Michael Pollan's article in The New Yorker.
By Tania de Jong - 19/2/2021
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|Do emus bury their heads in the sand?|
Too many Australian politicians appear to be stuck in the 'Denial' phase of the Kubler-Ross change curve – unable or unwilling to accept the reality of climate change.
By Campbell Macpherson - 18/2/2021
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|Is Premier Dan Andrews Australia's most dangerous man?|
The first lockdown, lasting 112 days in 2020 and costing 801 lives resulted directly from disastrously incompetent mismanagement of hotel quarantine by the government.
By Ken Phillips - 18/2/2021
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|Australia's PNG policy must be big and bold|
If you go to the AIFF website you will be disappointed. The project is there, but the AIFF contribution has not been determined and effectively NOTHING has happened!
By Jeffrey Wall - 17/2/2021
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|Information Interruptus: Bing, Google and the News Media Bargaining Code|
It's looking a touch quixotic, but the News Media Bargaining Code has become Australia's weapon of choice in attempting to redistribute proceeds from big tech into the coffers of a withering fourth estate.
By Binoy Kampmark - 17/2/2021
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|Bob Brown legal challenge shines a light on decades of environmental misinformation|
Following the court's decision, Brown indicated that his Foundation's activists will continue protesting in the forests while its lawyers will appeal the decision in the High Court.
By Mark Poynter - 16/2/2021
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|India's anti-BJP parties, disruptors of all stripes take over farmers' protests|
India's agricultural woes can only be solved if opposition political parties consider the national interest not their own partisan interests
By Sudhanshu Tripathi - 16/2/2021
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|Bushfire 'experts' not helping us adapt to climate change|
According to Mackey's expert academics, mild burning can't prevent natural disasters such as Black summer. But there was nothing natural about it.
By Vic Jurskis - 15/2/2021
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|Trump leaves stage but tune still reverberates|
President Trump has gone, but the rise of China and Trump's call to put America first remains a wake up call for all liberal democracies.
By Chris Lewis - 15/2/2021
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|China sends Papua New Guinea a clear message on vaccines|
But on the very same day the ambitious
By Jeffrey Wall - 12/2/2021
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|Children must come before gender choice|
Katy Faust joins with Stacy Manning in their new book 'Them Before Us: Why We Need a Global Children’s Rights Movement'.
By Edie Wyatt - 12/2/2021
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|2021 boosting our northern border protection|
Defence, and Navy in particular during times of peace, is generally the first casualty in budget cuts. Alas there are enemies looming on the horizon.
By Stuart Ballantyne - 11/2/2021
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|Soft Power Review cancellation impact for Australia|
Soft power was defined in the document as the ability to influence the behaviour and thinking of others through the power of attraction and ideas.
By Ordan Andreevski - 11/2/2021
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|Capitol Hill: call that a coup?|
What the Democrats are asking us to believe is that a man who can make billions in his lifetime doing intricate deals can't properly organise a coup.
By Graham Young - 10/2/2021
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|Time for Kosovo to secure its true independence|
It’s time for the political leaders in Kosovo to provide a clear, cohesive, and consistent socio-economic and political program to put Kosovo on the path of recovery and progress and become a truly independent state.
By Alon Ben-Meir - 10/2/2021
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|Restorative justice needs to be for victims too|
I agreed with our fundamental equality as human beings and Australian citizens, but I disputed that we had equally valid points of view in this meeting.
By Natasha Cook - 9/2/2021
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|Democrats impeaching Trump fuel hatred, division and violence|
The first unsuccessful impeachment of Trump was a major contributing factor in the Democrats seeing their 235-199 control of the House of Representatives reduced to 220-212.
By David Singer - 9/2/2021
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|Ode to Margaret|
The woke trolls are on a roll. They come in waves, for Christians who publicly proclaim their beliefs and defend Christian teachings.
By Paul Collits - 8/2/2021
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|Going airborne: Coronavirus and hotel quarantine|
COVID has caused a kerfuffle amongst authorities in the Australian state of Victoria, who are still keen to host an international tennis tournament at considerable risk.
By Binoy Kampmark - 8/2/2021
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|Google and Facebook should abandon Australian news|
Over the last 20 years I've seen legacy media make the most elementary mistakes which have contributed to the dumbing down of political culture and the hyper -sensationalising and -sexualising of media coverage.
By Graham Young - 5/2/2021
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|Jordan and Israel now the only viable two-state solution|
The Palestine Liberation Organisation (PLO) has unequivocally confirmed its rejection of an independent demilitarised state.
By David Singer - 5/2/2021
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|Politics, evolution, and gender: A heterodox firestorm and lessons learned|
Dr. Tiger spoke for about 15 minutes on the topic and then the question/answer period began. It was kind of a blood bath.
By Glenn Geher - 4/2/2021
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|Climate Change and what we should do about it|
Surely it is not a big stretch to apply these principles (i e listening to the scientists) in dealing with Climate Change.
By Guy Hallowes - 4/2/2021
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|Porter's a reverse IR culture warrior|
The Industrial Relations Minister's third tranche of reforms threatens the LNP and its constituencies and advantages the ALP.
By Graeme Haycroft - 3/2/2021
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|The pursuit of happiness|
The inclusion in the American Constitution of the right for free men to pursue happiness strikes me as naïve as Google's motto 'don't be evil'.
By Peter Sellick - 3/2/2021
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|The City of Darwin: honouring a blatant racist|
So Darwin asserts that both human-like (anthropomorphus) apes and 'savage races' like Negros and Australian Aborigines, whose evolutionary status is not far above a gorilla, will be 'exterminated' by Caucasians.
By Andrew Kulikovsky - 2/2/2021
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|Five questions on the Australian economy|
We'll have a stronger domestic economy and faster domestic growth because of what the RBA is doing.
By Michael Knox - 2/2/2021
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|Australia's unconstitutional border wars|
There are many reasons to question the interstate border shenanigans that have stopped Australians from returning home, divided families and sparked animosity among state premiers.
By Sukrit Sabhlok - 1/2/2021
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|Environmental acts of faith are seriously misdirecting public investment in our electricity sector|
Environmentalism, complete with fear of global-warming (a modern day reincarnation of Hell?), has now established itself as a major religion in developed countries.
By Brendan O'Reilly - 1/2/2021
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|The Mad Monk strikes: Tony Abbott, taxi rides and Coronavirus despotism|
Abbott sees much gloom on the horizon for the 'Australian way of life' under assault by 'virus hysteria and health despotism'.
By Binoy Kampmark - 29/1/2021
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|President Biden ends national emergency on southern border|
President Biden – in his first day in office – has put up the white flag against stopping illegal immigration through the southern border by issuing the following proclamation...
By David Singer - 29/1/2021
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|As a democracy, Israel shows no moral tenet|
Mohammed El Halabi, an aid worker from Gaza, has been in prison for four years while he awaits his trial; this is nothing short of cruel absurdity.
By Alon Ben-Meir - 29/1/2021
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|'Never again' what?|
'Good people' created Nazi Germany, and that is not irony, it is an insight into the evil that can be characterised as good.
By David Pellowe - 28/1/2021
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|The consequences of Brexit|
His support for the Leave campaign was driven by the hope – eventually realised – that it would help him in his ambition to become British Prime Minister.
By Guy Hallowes - 28/1/2021
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|When will bigots quit bullying Margaret Court?|
By any definition of
By Spencer Gear - 27/1/2021
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|President Trump beaten by the pandemic|
Trump's attempt to keep America's economy open was defeated by Governors in many States refusing to play ball.
By David Singer - 27/1/2021
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