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|Biden’s ‘build back better world’ partnership must be big and bold|
The so-called 'Pacific Step Up' though well intentioned has made no difference. It seems to have only prompted China to step up its own debt trap activity across the region.
By Jeffrey Wall - 21/6/2021
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|The conviction and sentencing of Witness K|
The surveillance of Timor-Leste's negotiators was an act of economic espionage and fraud.
By Binoy Kampmark - 21/6/2021
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|Free trade agreement|
Few are aware of the work of Richard Cobden and John Bright in repealing the Corn Laws in the 1840s, and the exponential prosperity which flowed from their free trade policies.
By Peter Fenwick - 18/6/2021
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|Malaysia: forget about politics, what really has to be done |
After the dust settles later this week, the new government, if there is to be one, must focus on governing, and solving the country's immediate issues.
By Murray Hunter - 18/6/2021
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|Recent attacks on the Christian foundations of Australia|
One of the most peculiar characteristics of contemporary Australia is that opponents of religious expression often assume that Christian beliefs are irremediably divisive, bigoted, and irrational.
By Augusto Zimmermann - 17/6/2021
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|A different defence policy|
Australia is, in my book, just like Sweden, and it is two and half times bigger in terms of population, and very similar in terms of wealth per head of population.
By Don Aitkin - 17/6/2021
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|What happens if we lose religious freedom? Here’s what few people realise|
Places such as Victoria have brought in laws that will effectively penalise Christian teaching around sexuality and gender.
By Akos Balogh - 16/6/2021
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|Vague alternatives and G7 summitry: the 'Build Back Better' world initiative|
Never let contradiction get in the way of such a united front. Babbling about liberal democratic values matters little when it comes to crusty realpolitik.
By Binoy Kampmark - 16/6/2021
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|Book review: Farmers or Hunter-gatherers? The Dark Emu Debate rigorously critiques Bruce Pascoe's argument|
For many Australians, Pascoe's book is a 'must-read', speaking truth to power. For such readers, Dark Emu seems a breakthrough text. Not so, in Sutton and Walshe's estimation. Nor mine.
By Christine Nicholls - 15/6/2021
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|The plight of Malaysia’s indigenous peoples|
Although Malays tell the Chinese they were there first, the country’s true natives are marginalized.
By Murray Hunter - 15/6/2021
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|Providing real leadership in the fight against PRC coercion |
The Prime Minister was on message when he committed Australia to fighting economic and other coercion in our region. But the time has come to match the rhetoric with real and substantial action.
By Jeffrey Wall - 14/6/2021
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|ET, you bore me: unidentified aerial phenomena and the Pentagon|
On June 25, the Pentagon's UAP Task Force will release a declassified report to Congress that will do little to shift ground or alter debate on the nature of such phenomena.
By Binoy Kampmark - 14/6/2021
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|What sort of Australia do I want?|
Actually, the Australia I live in is pretty good, if I compare it to other countries in which I've lived and/or worked.
By Don Aitkin - 11/6/2021
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|Is a Malaysian national unity government possible?|
The idea for a national unity government gained steam last month when activists and regular political commentators issued an open letter calling for such a government.
By Murray Hunter - 11/6/2021
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|Victorian ‘windfall tax’ kicks entrepreneurs and home buyers|
Other state governments should not copy this misguided tax, which will stymie development and push up house prices.
By Graham Young - 10/6/2021
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|Is Christianity a cult?|
The US is the most religious of all developed countries, with a widespread belief in the existence of god, yet it has created these crazy cults.
By Peter Bowden - 10/6/2021
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|Of plagues and rodents: Australia’s war against mice|
Behind every pest outbreak on the Australian continent is a human hand operated by a muddled mind.
By Binoy Kampmark - 9/6/2021
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|In defence of universities … under fire from left and right|
Universities are under fire from both sides of politics. And I don't like it. Not that I think that counts for anything.
By Joan Beckwith - 9/6/2021
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|China’s stranglehold over PNG and South Pacific trade a crisis for Australia|
Australia has, via the Pacific Step Up program, made very little difference. The simple truth is that China's domination of these key sectors has not slowed at all.
By Jeffrey Wall - 8/6/2021
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|Israel's dysfunctional government cannot survive|
An amalgam of eight leaders trading insults and denigrating each other - whilst their parties have adopted policies that are totally irreconcilable on critical issues – is not the foundation for any stable Government.
By David Singer - 8/6/2021
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|The phoney war on 'privilege'|
It was only a matter of time before the quasi-religious contemporary ideology of identity politics began to collapse under the weight of its inherent authoritarianism, contradictions and absurdities.
By Laurence Maher - 7/6/2021
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|A rare chance to chart a new course toward peace|
There has never been an Israeli government representing the entire political spectrum from the extreme left to the extreme right.
By Alon Ben-Meir - 7/6/2021
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|New York Times and Washington Post redraw middle-east boundaries|
The New York Times and the Washington Post have once again engaged in Israel bashing - spewing out fake maps and phony history about Israel.
By David Singer - 4/6/2021
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|Governments should spend taxpayer’s money on Aboriginal development where it is most needed|
There seems to be an absence of belief or intention on partnering with Aboriginal people to develop employment and training opportunities in communities in the Territory.
By Roger Steele and Don Fuller - 4/6/2021
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|Why Porter can’t claim victory after dropping ABC defamation case|
The case was always going to be difficult to prove because it rested primarily on whether a casual reader would know 'beyond any doubt' that the unnamed cabinet minister was actually Porter.
By Augusto Zimmermann - 3/6/2021
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|Palestine from a Jewish Australian perspective|
Like many Jews around the world, I've spent much of the last few weeks scanning social media, looking for news and messaging friends to check if they are safe.
By Jordana Silverstein - 3/6/2021
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|Disputes over diversity equity and inclusion depend on how you define fairness|
Let's start with a premise that everyone would agree with: Racial inequality persists across many dimensions.
By Eric Silver and John Iceland - 2/6/2021
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|Laying the bear trap: Orbán visits No 10 Downing Street|
For Hungary's Viktor Orbán, migration has been an opportunity to make valuable enemies and court new friends.
By Binoy Kampmark - 2/6/2021
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|China’s strategic goals in the Pacific are emerging and Australia must be concerned, or alarmed!|
If a country that signed up to a loan cannot repay, then China takes over the facility. That has already happened with a major port in Sri Lanka which the government defaulted on.
By Jeffrey Wall - 1/6/2021
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|A looming referendum|
Today's essay is about the proposed amendment to our Constitution to acknowledge the fact that indigenous Australians were here first.
By Don Aitkin - 1/6/2021
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|Academics get Andrew Peacock wrong|
Of course, for left of centre academia just being a so called ‘moderate’ like Peacock means everything, yet such praise misunderstands the complex nature of the Liberal Party.
By Scott Prasser - 31/5/2021
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|At long last- recognition of the genocide in German Southwest Africa|
The Herero found no water or food as the German troops systematically poisoned all water holes and closed all escape routes.
By Peter Curson - 31/5/2021
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|Free speech dying in Malaysia|
An unpopular government seeks to suppress unpopular opinion.
By Murray Hunter - 28/5/2021
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|How it all went wrong: the global response to COVID-19|
The Independent Panel for Pandemic Preparedness and Response was never likely to hand down a rosy report with gobbets of praise.
By Binoy Kampmark - 28/5/2021
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|BBC Bashir survey feeds trust deficit|
If public trust is a currency, the BBC will be dipping into its savings for some time to come.
By Mal Fletcher - 27/5/2021
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|Our response to China's influence in PNG continues to fall well short|
PNG Water, a state owned entity, committed to a Port Moresby water project that will cost K450 million – or more than three times Australia's generous grant announced almost at the same time.
By Jeffrey Wall - 27/5/2021
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|Riddle, mystery and enigma: Russia explained|
Condensing a thousand-year history of any country into an informative and insightful book of less than 250 pages is not an easy task.
By Rex Drabik - 26/5/2021
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|Liz Cheney, Dick Cheney and the rule of law|
Cheney has felt her party to be the hostage of a ghoulish monster who refuses to be slayed. And she fears her party has fallen out of love with the rule of law.
By Binoy Kampmark - 26/5/2021
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|The influence of Queensland in the Menzies government 1949-1966|
When the Menzies Government was elected in 1949 two of the top four positions in the cabinet were held by Queenslanders.
By Jeffrey Wall - 25/5/2021
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|There will be no peace without a process of reconciliation|
No one should have the illusion that once a ceasefire is established, Israel and the Palestinians can negotiate a peace agreement.
By Alon Ben-Meir - 25/5/2021
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|The hot response culture (why reason and compassion should prevail)|
Your smartphone has seven million times the memory and 100,000 times the processing power of the guidance computer onboard Apollo 11. Have you wondered what we're collectively doing with all that power?
By Mal Fletcher - 24/5/2021
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| Al Jazeera and AP cover up destruction of Hamas media mouthpiece|
Al Jazeera and Associated Press (AP) reports on Israel's demolition of the 14 storey building in which their respective offices were located illustrates media anti-Israel bias.
By David Singer - 24/5/2021
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