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View commentsView articleIsrael & Jordan need to negotiate on Trump 2020 Peace Plan
'The Trump administration's peace plan is a significant and historic milestone indeed. Immediately after the elections, I will work toward implementing it ...'
By David Singer - 19/1/2022
125 hours ago
View commentsView articlePreacher as prompter
The effort to make a connection between the present and the past may be well intended but is in fact impossible.
By Peter Sellick - 20/1/2022
25 hours ago
View commentsView articleNorth Korea is a nuclear power
North Korea has tested four missiles in the last two weeks. It now has a diverse nuclear arsenal, including state of the art hypersonic missiles (which travel at five times the speed of sound).
By Keith Suter - 20/1/2022
79 hours ago
View commentsView articlePotential food crisis, prices rise: farm workers needed
The Australian ASEAN farm worker visa meets more diplomatic and political resistance.
By Murray Hunter - 13/1/2022
1422 hours ago
View commentsView articleOne drinks party too many: Boris Johnson and breaching lockdowns
He had already shown himself incapable of understanding, let alone following health directions, shaking hands with infected patients, and furnishing the British public with inscrutable information.
By Binoy Kampmark - 19/1/2022
734 hours ago
View commentsView articleFreedom to think
Universities face a fatal choice. They can acquiesce to the demands of censorious staff and students or reject intolerance and bullying.
By Steven Schwartz - 14/1/2022
1535 hours ago
View commentsView articleSchwarten’s 'Covid logic' cruelly divides Queenslanders
It's far past time that people stop playing politics with Covid, as former ALP Old Guard enforcer Robert Schwarten did last week in Queensland.
By Graham Young - 18/1/2022
1045 hours ago
View commentsView articleNot another girl - the ultimate sexual discrimination: femicide!
Studies show that bans on sex-selection have negative consequences for unwanted girls and their mothers.
By Greg Bondar - 18/1/2022
72 days ago
View commentsView articleDodgy sex
Late last year we were told that Canberra’s Parliament House is plagued by bullying, sexual harassment and sexual assault.
By David Leyonhjelm - 17/1/2022
142 days ago
View commentsView articleScience communication: boring truth or exciting narrative?
Science communication sells great stories, but science isn't about stories or messages or narratives.
By Charles Essery - 10/1/2022
112 days ago
View commentsView articleAustralia and Japan confirm their mutual defence trajectory
The Reciprocal Access Agreement is a symbolic breakout for both nations.
By Murray Hunter - 17/1/2022
63 days ago
View commentsView articleAustralia is nuts in agreeing to adopt Net Zero
The political choice now seems to be between Tweedledum and Tweedledee. Zero CO2 emissions, almost by definition, is an impossible target.
By Brendan O'Reilly - 13/1/2022
123 days ago
View commentsView articleThe mauling of Novak Djokovic
Djokovic was always unwilling to reveal his vaccination status. His response to the pandemic has also been patchy, even cavalier.
By Binoy Kampmark - 11/1/2022
144 days ago
View commentsView articleJulian Assange: a thousand days in Belmarsh
The WikiLeaks founder was wrongfully confined 'for publishing the war crimes of the US military leaked to him by whistleblower Chelsea Manning.'
By Binoy Kampmark - 14/1/2022
74 days ago
View commentsView articleThe beginning and end of human life: the view from Australia
The arguments around VAD are like those around abortion. Both end a life, and both are justified by the assertion of human rights.
By Peter Sellick - 29/12/2021
677 days ago
View commentsView articleBrits beat us to an independent pandemic inquiry
While Australia can beat the Brits in cricket, the Brits have beaten us in mounting an independent inquiry into government handling of the COVID-19 pandemic.
By Scott Prasser - 12/1/2022
38 days ago
View commentsView articleChristian Leaders play anti-Israel political games in Jerusalem
Certainly Israel should meet with these Christian Leaders to address and allay their concerns in relation to threats to the Christian community in Jerusalem.
By David Singer - 30/12/2021
358 days ago
View commentsView articleDesmond Tutu, his panacea values, courage & humour
Australia and the world need the values, courage and humour which characterised the life of Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu who died aged 90 on Boxing Day 2021.
By Stuart Rees - 12/1/2022
28 days ago
View commentsView articleAbbas runs rings around Biden & Bennett
It didn't take long for President Biden and Israeli Prime Minister Naftali Bennett to be shown up as inept political leaders.
By David Singer - 11/1/2022
29 days ago
View commentsView articleVaccine mandates set us on path towards segregation and despotism
In heavily vaccinated Germany, things are worse on all metrics in 2021 than in 2020, when there were no vaccines.
By James Allan - 4/1/2022
1510 days ago
View commentsView articleFreedom from discrimination OK for progressives so why not for faith groups?
The Bill is the result of the 'miracle' election promise made in 2019 by Prime Minister Scott Morrison which he is now seeking to keep, albeit at the last-minute of his 3-year term.
By Greg Bondar - 10/1/2022
310 days ago
View commentsView articleAustralia must increase housing supply to improve affordability
The problem is, by improving housing access for some prospective buyers in the short-term, housing becomes more expensive for everyone else in the long term.
By Sebastian Tofts-Len - 7/1/2022
1311 days ago
View commentsView articleThe Solomons engagement has turned into a huge negative for Australia
The Australian Government needs to have an urgent and searching look at its strategy in our region – not just to counter China but also rebuild our influence and credibility.
By Jeffrey Wall - 7/1/2022
611 days ago
View commentsView articleDon’t mention Court
According to Morrison they were following the foundations built by greats like Evonne Goolagong Cawley, Alicia Molik and Casey Dellacqua.
By Scott Prasser - 6/1/2022
414 days ago
View commentsView articleIn search of shallow doctrines: Joe Biden and Trumpism shorn
In the case of President Joe Biden, any doctrine was bound to be a readjustment made in hostility to the Trump administration, at least superficially.
By Binoy Kampmark - 6/1/2022
214 days ago
View commentsView articleJulian Assange should be freed
What did Julian Assange do that such powerful countries want him condemned ? For he is not guilty of any crime. Guilty only of exposing wrongdoings.
By Peter Bowden - 24/12/2021
8014 days ago
View commentsView articlePractical wisdom
No matter how much time and effort we invest in schools and universities, practical wisdom will remain the rarest and most important skill of all.
By Steven Schwartz - 5/1/2022
515 days ago
View commentsView articleEvery country needs a poet laureate
In the age of money, when universities, museums and orchestras routinely assess their economic impact in dollars and cents, poetry stands apart.
By Steven Schwartz - 31/12/2021
416 days ago
View commentsView articleAlternatives to the Great Reset
A collective and responsible leadership should rise. This would include multinational corporations, governments, and social organizations.
By Murray Hunter - 22/12/2021
119 days ago
View commentsView articleThe unholy Trinity of vaccine mandate
If the churches are to play a useful role in social policy, they should be resisting vaccines mandates – not enabling them.
By Graham Young - 24/12/2021
3621 days ago
View commentsView articleWhy be joyful at Christmas?
The celebration of the birth of Christ brings with it the possibility of a changed world.
By Peter Sellick - 22/12/2021
1424 days ago
View commentsView articleTwo Christmas gifts Australia might offer the people of Papua New Guinea
We have done well, very well, supporting Papua New Guinea, and our other South Pacific neighbours, with vaccines, and support facilities such as oxygen and ventilators.
By Jeffrey Wall - 23/12/2021
328 days ago
View commentsView articleDouble standards: The UK-Australian Free Trade agreement
The more sombre types in the UK Office of Budgetary Responsibility predict a meagre return of 0.08% to the UK economy, but a loss of 4% in loss of free access to the EU.
By Binoy Kampmark - 23/12/2021
228 days ago
View commentsView articleA world forever changed
I know of one Anglican church near me that is closing its doors on Christmas day – do you believe this?
By Greg Bondar - 21/12/2021
728 days ago
View commentsView articleHow simplistic narratives can mislead us: a case study of the Galileo affair
Understanding complex realities require us to tolerate a kind of cognitive dissonance when we would rather have a satisfying resolution.
By Patrick Casey - 21/12/2021
330 days ago
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