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|Bushfires and climate change|
More houses have been lost than ever before, but then there are more people than we have ever had before, five times as many as we had a century ago.
By Don Aitkin - 17/1/2020
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|Vague imminence: US policy, pre-emptive force and Qasem Soleimani|
The second arm of the provision legitimises the use of force where a state is exercising its recognised right to individual or collective self-defence.
By Binoy Kampmark - 17/1/2020
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|Are the bushfires a result of climate warming?|
Bushfires have long been part of the Australian scene, but the recent outbreaks have been excessive.
By Peter Bowden - 16/1/2020
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|Since when were drag queens for kids? |
But a worrying trend in our political discourse is that leftist outrage is fostered by the national media whilst conservative outrage is dismissed.
By Tim O'Hare - 15/1/2020
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|The wrong kind of diversity|
If you have been watching TV lately, you will have noticed that many advertisements include at least one black or brown person.
By David Leyonhjelm - 15/1/2020
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|Emus cannot fly|
If Bruce Pascoe is a charlatan, he should be prosecuted...and his claims that Aborigines were not hunter/gatherers should be exposed as bunkum.
By Les Louis - 14/1/2020
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|Mass media hammered on fake news coverage of Steele Dossier|
Three media giants alleged by Trump to have purveyed fake news based on the dossier – The New York Times, MSNBC and CNN – are among the many scrutinized by Wemple.
By David Singer - 14/1/2020
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|Memo to Scott Morrison|
We also note that you just had to go on holiday outside Australia. I guess that is because you couldn't find anywhere in Australia that wasn't either on fire.
By Mark Buckley - 13/1/2020
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|Incendiary extinctions: Australian fires and the species effect|
Australian governments, across colours and persuasions, have found managing the environment a problematic, and inconvenient affair.
By Binoy Kampmark - 13/1/2020
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|When did the bushfires become woke?|
If Australia is so 'diverse', 'inclusive' and 'anti-bigotry' as we make out to be - then why make a habit of singling out race at all?
By Vanessa de Largie - 10/1/2020
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|Public transport: cheap or expensive?|
Almost 100% of us believe that more – and cheaper – public transport is a key to solving congestion. Which we hope will mean we can all get around more conveniently in our cars.
By Ross Elliott - 10/1/2020
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|Recent disastrous bushfires result mainly from ignoring lessons from the past|
The messages from official inquiries into earlier bushfires had all been crystal clear and unanimous about what needed to be done.
By Brendan O'Reilly - 9/1/2020
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|My ABC, some of the time|
Why so many? After all, there are about as many Buddhists as Aboriginals, and three times as many Chinese. Ah well, despite the ABC's need to show impartiality, Reconciliation is somehow more important.
By Don Aitkin - 9/1/2020
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|Should we fear a post-bushfire water quality crisis?|
Those in the water industry who manage catchments and operate treatment plants have dealt with this issue regularly.
By Charles Essery - 8/1/2020
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|Australia's economic, social and environmental future|
Entering a new decade in 2020, can Australia improve its economic, social and environmental policy mix at time of unprecedented policy difficulties?
By Chris Lewis - 8/1/2020
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|A more effective world|
In the United States, the share of wealth owned by the richest one percent of the adult population has increased, from 22 percent in the late 1970s to 37 percent in 2018.
By Peter Bowden - 7/1/2020
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|Disruptive assassinations: killing Qassem Soleimani|
The justification was spurious, suggesting that assassination and killing in combat are not distinctions with any difference.
By Binoy Kampmark - 7/1/2020
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|When unconventional monetary policy was conventional|
Running a surplus budget together with QE in Australia, has been done before.
By Michael Knox - 6/1/2020
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|Deconstructing President Trump’s letter to speaker Pelosi|
Does it matter if President Donald J Trump is removed from office if, in truth, there is no (or no sufficient) factual foundation to satisfy the requirements of Articles I and II of the US Constitution?
By Laurence Maher - 6/1/2020
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|Scapegoats for the real killers of Jamal Khashoggi|
Two other figures linked to the killing, Maj Gen Ahmed al-Assiri and the close adviser to crown prince Mohammed bin Salman and social media fiend, Saud al-Qahtani, were given the necessary institutional acquittals for a lack of evidence.
By Binoy Kampmark - 3/1/2020
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|Pelosi can commit political suicide or help heal partisan rift|
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi has acted wisely in not immediately transmitting the Trump articles of impeachment to the Senate to jump start the President's trial.
By David Singer - 3/1/2020
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|Bush fires, Australia and climate change|
Climate change has reached cult status and with the lemming-like adoration of characters like Greta et al, backburning is judged only to increase CO2 and therefore to be outcast.
By Charles Essery - 2/1/2020
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| Why all the populism? A fair take on the political currents of 2019|
Trump, Boris, ScoMo and even Trudeau's razor-thin Canadian victory reveal that centre-left politics is, to say the least, failing to connect at the ballot box.
By Sean Jacobs - 2/1/2020
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|More anthropologists and fewer economists, please|
However people tended to vote on cultural grounds. They were sick of foreigners (as they saw them) taking over the British way of life.
By Keith Suter - 2/1/2020
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|Fighting fires with fire|
Mainly we must relearn two ancient skills - remove the fuel load everywhere and use fire to fight fire. We know that works.
By Viv Forbes - 31/12/2019
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|When cricket and climate collide|
Cricket is a game played in the open air for long periods, and this cricket season is being overshadowed, sometimes literally, by a long, dangerous fire season.
By David Rowe - 31/12/2019
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|Australia's urban water supply: 'Crisis…. what crisis?'|
In the 2000-2008 drought desalination plants were the
By Charles Essery - 30/12/2019
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|Interreligious dialogue and multilateral diplomacy|
More than a quarter of the world's countries experienced in recent years a high incidence of conflicts or hostilities motivated by religious intolerance, mob violence related to religion, terrorism, and harassment of people for violating religious codes.
By Ioan Voicu - 30/12/2019
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|Your money or your life? Putting wellbeing before GDP|
Some countries are now giving priority to wellbeing over economic growth, but are they going far enough fast enough?
By Richard Eckersley - 27/12/2019
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|2020 will be more turbulent than 2019, unless…|
The following brief review of seven Mideast conflicts reflects these developments and raises the question as to what must be done.
By Alon Ben-Meir - 27/12/2019
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|Medical opinion, torture and Julian Assange|
The conclusion was a recapitulation of previous findings: that Assange has been subjected to a prolonged, state-sponsored effort in torture, nothing less than a targeting of his being.
By Binoy Kampmark - 24/12/2019
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|Adieu Messiah Tetsu Nakamura!|
One of the nightmares of the ongoing conflict is the evil of target killings that have taken the lives of hundreds of intellectuals, tribal leaders, clerics, and foreign humanitarian workers.
By Ehsan Stanizai - 24/12/2019
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|Brave new world for women, if anyone can join|
Incredibly, lack of belief in gender understood as identity does not give protection from discrimination under the Equality Act 2010.
By Holly Lawford-Smith - 23/12/2019
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|Australians have a love affair with Christmas |
Several years ago, Australia spent more on Christmas per capita than any other nation.
By Warwick Marsh - 23/12/2019
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|The Left has been left|
But, there is hope that, across the Tasman in New Zealand, Prime Minister Jacinda will become the world standard bearer for those on the Left, even though New Zealand is a tiny isolated nation.
By Everald Compton - 20/12/2019
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|From structural to functional roles in the Indonesian government context|
Jokowi expressed his eagerness to cut the current five-structure levels in ministries, known as the echelon system, to just two levels while creating more functional roles that value expertise and competence.
By Bitra Suyatno - 20/12/2019
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