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|Data-Driven you say? Well, allow the data to drive!|
The economic, social, physical, and mental cost of indefinite and harsh lockdown measures with a rinse-repeat cycle is threatening to have lifetime effects. Costs are mounting with each day.
By Matthew Rehn - 11/8/2020
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|Jordan moves to resolve West Bank sovereignty problem it created|
Razzaz has raised the possibility of a 'one-state solution' to replace the 'two-state solution'.
By David Singer - 11/8/2020
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|So many levers, why don’t we use them?|
In the pursuit of suburban and regional renewal, have we fallen into the trap of thinking this is a responsibility for local governments?
By Ross Elliott - 12/8/2020
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|Will General Michael Flynn's 'Russiagate' prosecution be dismissed?|
Since late 2019, the main focus of Flynn's case has been the underlying relationship between sentencing judges and the dominant role of the prosecutor in the contemporary US criminal justice system.
By Laurence Maher - 12/8/2020
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|Death from the sky: Hiroshima and normalised atrocities|
On a certain level, it was merely another weapon, one to use, a choice sample in the cabinet of lethal means and measures.
By Binoy Kampmark - 10/8/2020
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|How did we get to this dire state of affairs?|
As I survey our state of the Union, I feel deeply troubled and dismayed, wondering why and how we here in America got to this dire state of affairs in which we find ourselves.
By Alon Ben-Meir - 4/8/2020
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The threats to world order are climate change and the coronavirus, not nuclear fission. The fear of nuclear energy should be exorcised.
By Wade Allison - 10/8/2020
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|What is morally wrong with discrimination? A Kantian analysis|
Consequences, intended or otherwise, are irrelevant in determining the moral worth of an action.
By Sam Ben-Meir - 3/8/2020
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|FSC forest certification: not the better standard|
In the most recent evolution of VicForests public bid for forest certification, the government forest agency has lodged a formal complaint against three directors of FSC for breaching standards and articles of constitution.
By David Hutchens - 4/8/2020
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|Victorian lockdown blues|
A Melburnians diary and ruminations of lockdown under Daniel Andrews, and not under Donald Trump.
By Lyn Bender - 7/8/2020
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|Mealy-mouthed universities: academic freedom and the Pavlou problem down under|
Overt political opinions, notably when expressed in a manner that might threaten brands and compromise lines of funding, are being hunted down by cadres of paranoid officials.
By Binoy Kampmark - 7/8/2020
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|China-India standoff: a perspective from the Great Indian Mutiny of 1857|
In early July 2020, Chinese and Indian forces clashed in the Galwan Valley on the disputed border between the two countries at the edge of the remote Aksai Chin Plateau.
By Warren Reed - 6/8/2020
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|Is Trump going the way of Herbert Hoover?|
I would then joke that, despite his brilliant business career, Hoover presided over the slide into the Great Depression. Would Trump go the same way?
By Keith Suter - 29/7/2020
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|Pulling out of Germany: Trump adjusts the military furniture|
One noisy theme in the Donald Trump Disruption Show in an otherwise chaotic assemblage of messages has remained fairly constant: winding back US troop commitments.
By Binoy Kampmark - 3/8/2020
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|The pandemic of racism In America|
We are now reaping the harvest of the seeds of racism and discrimination - the devaluation of black life.
By Alon Ben-Meir - 21/7/2020
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|The new uni-fees schedule rates a 'C' for economics and equity|
Dan Tehan's new uni-fees arrangements are (a) increasingly onerous for students (b) inconsistent in government contributions (c) shallow in economic rationales and (d) not serious about equity issues.
By Stephen Saunders - 5/8/2020
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|Common sense: quarantine is for sick people|
At no stage did we ever think lock down was a sustainable measure. We were told we only had to flatten the curve.
By David Pellowe - 6/8/2020
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|The facts don't matter|
'A quantitative, scientific method for deriving estimates of koala populations and trends was possible, in the absence of empirical data on abundances.'
By Vic Jurskis - 5/8/2020
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|Man and God: Steven Pinker's Enlightenment Now|
The book also counters many of the Gospel and secular truths that many people hold. Income inequality for example is not that bad.
By David Hale - 30/7/2020
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|This is not the time for Australia to reduce its aid to PNG and the South Pacific|
As the federal government prepares to hand down its pandemic-delayed national budget in October, it will be looking for areas in which spending can be cut.
By Jeffrey Wall - 30/7/2020
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|Preposterous political posturing|
I just couldn't believe it. 'Coon' is no longer to be the name of a well-known style of cheese.
By Don Aitkin - 31/7/2020
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|Singapore electoral results an opposition golden opportunity|
A closer analysis of the polls has unsettling implications for the party now that the Lee family is slowly drifting away from power.
By Murray Hunter - 31/7/2020
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|Britain shamefully betrays the Jewish People again|
The architect of the San Remo Resolution and Treaty of Sevres in 1920 has yet again shamefully betrayed the Jewish People by warning Israel not to extend its sovereignty into Judea and Samaria.
By David Singer - 22/7/2020
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|Qld Labor MP’s brazen attack on churches|
'No money for state roads and now giving taxpayers' money to churches, who don't even pay taxes. Deb Frecklington thanks for the 2 free kicks today.'
By David Pellowe - 29/7/2020
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|Writing to the Queen|
One side of the dispute, which continues, says that they show how the Queen was deeply involved in the dismissal. The other says that the letters absolve the Palace from any involvement.
By Don Aitkin - 28/7/2020
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|Mephistopheles of Wall Street: Goldman Sachs, 1MDB and the Malaysian Settlement|
The very fact that the Malaysian government made a deal with Wall Street's Mephistopheles should have also done its bit to cause alarm.
By Binoy Kampmark - 28/7/2020
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|The hot response culture (why reason and compassion should prevail)|
According to a number of studies over the past decade, we may have become so enamoured with emotional over-reaction that we're permanently changing the way our brains work.
By Mal Fletcher - 27/7/2020
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|Reflections on some recent legal matters|
George Pell, Dyson Heydon: the church and the law, both human institutions, subject to human failings
By Ian Keese - 27/7/2020
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What is human nature? Are we humans good or evil? To what extent is the character of a person produced by heredity, and to what extent by environment?
By John Avery - 22/7/2020
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|Squirreling away from truth|
According to progressives, the diagnosis of all societal inequality and injustice is due solely to institutional and systematic sins of patriarchy, racism, homophobia, islamophobia and transphobia.
By Edie Wyatt - 24/7/2020
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|How the idea of liberty became Liberalism|
The mechanisms of the free market were thought to be woven into the fabric of reality ie were part of God's plan for the universe.
By Peter Sellick - 23/7/2020
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|Time to play dirty? Lessons from the David Starkey affair|
Cancel culture is all around. It crushes rational debate and destroys freedom of thought and speech. The latest victim is the eminent British historian David Starkey.
By Paul Collits - 21/7/2020
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|Zombie seizures: the hacking of twitter|
The seized accounts were duly used to spread some fun in what transpired to be cryptocurrency scam centred on a Bitcoin account.
By Binoy Kampmark - 24/7/2020
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|Less transparency will worsen the pandemic|
Hospital data is now going directly to the Trump administration rather than the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
By Sam Ben-Meir - 23/7/2020
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|Should Australia's Liberal Party be more conservative?|
However, for the most part, the best way conservatives can contribute to influence the mainstream political parties is to keep utilising public forums to inform the public of its ideas.
By Chris Lewis - 14/7/2020
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|Black Summer whitewash – a preview of Armageddon|
Instead of sustainable management by mild burning across the landscape, ‘education’, emergency warnings and evacuations are the new deal.
By Vic Jurskis - 20/7/2020
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|Bunnings’ virtue signalling shows contempt for regional Australia|
... merchandising director, Phil Bishop, noted that the retail giant had a “zero-tolerance approach” to illegally-logged timber
By Mark Poynter - 17/7/2020
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|The impossible claim|
A few years ago the ACT Government declared that it would so organise things that the ACT would be carbon-neutral before very long.
By Don Aitkin - 20/7/2020
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|We are killing more people because of lockdown than we are saving|
We’ve taken a radical, unconventional approach as a country. It’s past time to see what worked, what could have worked better, and then communicate to the people.
By Graham Young - 13/7/2020
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|Severe recession, huge debts: Australia's Covid-19 strategy|
The reason Australia has had low rates of Covid-19 infections to date is that we are an international travel backwaters.
By Brendan O'Reilly - 16/7/2020
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|The Black Death is here to stay|
The truth is that Bubonic Plague has never disappeared and is here to stay. In addition, believe it or not, Bubonic Plague is today more geographically widespread in our world than at any time in the previous 1000 years.
By Peter Curson - 17/7/2020
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|The problem with the police|
For libertarians, maintaining a criminal justice system, of which the police are a major component, is viewed as one of the few legitimate roles of government.
By David Leyonhjelm - 13/7/2020
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|Papua New Guinea sides with China on Hong Kong|
By voting to support the crushing of free speech and freedom of assembly, among other basic rights, PNG voted against the spirit of its own constitution, adopted at independence in 1975.
By Jeffrey Wall - 16/7/2020
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|A politically-correct guide to film censorship|
Of course, once the values of 2020 are obsolete, we must limit film choices further because the only way we are to progress as a society is if everyone thinks the same.
By Tim O'Hare - 15/7/2020
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|Bunnings: no one’s moral compass in timber retail|
Bunnings has announced they will stop selling Victorian native timber species after a Federal court decision against Vicforests – the state harvesting agency.
By David Hutchens - 15/7/2020
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|Spiteful authority: Malaysia goes for the journalists|
Gan and Malaysiakini are said to have permitted the publication of over five reader comments critical of the judiciary.
By Binoy Kampmark - 14/7/2020
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