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|Sex selection abortion|
Many abortion advocates are strenuously denying that sex-selection abortion occurs in Australia, yet there is both anecdotal and research evidence that it does.
By Debbie Garratt - 16/8/2019
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|Hatred, intolerance, malevolence and misguided Islamic piety|
On 25 November 2016, two young men, Ahmed Mohamed and Abdullah Chaarani, deliberately set fire to a mosque, the Imam Ali Islamic Centre.
By Laurence Maher - 9/8/2019
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|Trump’s embrace of white supremacy is poisoning America’s soul|
Trump spent over a million dollars on Facebook ads with the word invasion in big letters to spread fear among his constituents.
By Alon Ben-Meir - 14/8/2019
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|If boys and girls are different, we need to teach them differently|
Chromosomes are the strings of DNA packed into the cell nuclei that makes you and me what we are. They are 46; we get 23 from our mother and 23 from our father.
By Peter West - 30/7/2019
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|Hastie warns us to beware of the Chinese dragon|
But in the light of the threat of domination by a foreign power not interested in human rights, Australians chatter about things of very small significance.
By Peter West - 13/8/2019
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|No wages growth, but we keep pushing population growth|
The HILDA report, released this week, showed that median disposable income in Australia dropped by $542 from 2009 to 2017, despite the fact that Australia has had the highest population growth rate in the developed world.
By Eric Claus - 1/8/2019
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|The right to bear arms: antiquated or essential?|
Is the right to bear arms an antiquated concept or a means of maintaining limited parity between the citizen and the state?
By Zeke Anderson - 9/8/2019
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|An Indian view of climate change, and where it led me|
The IPCC summarises: estimates of global annual economic losses for an additional temperature increase of 2°C are between 0.2 and 2.0 per cent of income.
By Don Aitkin - 12/8/2019
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|Not acting on climate crisis is at our peril|
The scientific evidence is overwhelming, and denying that climate change is already upon us, especially as the president and his party does, flies in the face of the indisputably dire consequences.
By Alon Ben-Meir - 23/8/2019
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|A knock on the door|
Facing him as I hand over my passport. Trying unsuccessfully to look him in the eye. He quickly checks my face against the passport photo.
By Brian Hennessy - 2/8/2019
|21||19 days ago|
|Publishing stolen material: WikiLeaks, the DNC and freedom of speech|
The case presented in the United States District Court of the Southern District of New York was never convincing but remains an aspect of a broader effort to inculpate WikiLeaks and Julian Assange in assisting the Trump campaign triumph.
By Binoy Kampmark - 2/8/2019
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|God, guns and video games|
If only it were that simple: the moving image would be banned; the provocative print would be stored away in inaccessible troves; online forums would be banished.
By Binoy Kampmark - 19/8/2019
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|Australia must oppose authoritarian China on behalf of liberal democracy and humanity|
The simple truth is that the Communist Party of China (CPC) was never going to liberalise its economy and society.
By Chris Lewis - 23/8/2019
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|Caught in the Strait|
Becoming the US running dog on enforcement was not going to sit well with Iran. The Mullahs are spoiling for a fight.
By Binoy Kampmark - 9/8/2019
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|Whistle-blowers and government secrets: cui bono|
The debate on prosecution of 'whistle-blowers' is characterised by hypocrisy and posturing all round.
By Brendan O'Reilly - 16/8/2019
|18||5 days ago|
|Peter FitzSimons: it may come back to bite you|
Who wants freedom of speech folks taking a stand for Israel Folau's cousin, Josiah, who lost his job at a Roman Catholic College over his anti-Catholic rants?
By Spencer Gear - 6/8/2019
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|'Fully Automated Luxury Communism': Communism's coming of age|
It has to be a game changer when a book espousing communism is the talk of the town. It has done this by putting the discussion on a firm footing.
By David McMullen - 1/8/2019
|14||19 days ago|
|The political house of cards|
In the past it's been the global Green movement that has been declaring that clean green invisible carbon dioxide, the life food of all the plants on the planet, is 'dirty carbon'.
By Ken Calvert - 19/8/2019
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|Conspiracy, death and Jeffrey Epstein|
Was Jeffrey Epstein murdered? Accepting the premise without qualification, the next question followed: Who did it? MSNBC host Joe Scarborough was not giving anyone time to wonder.
By Binoy Kampmark - 13/8/2019
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|Aussie nuclear power? Yes please!|
The recent flurry of inquiries into nuclear power in Australia is a unique opportunity to seriously consider an alternative energy future, one that embraces science, modernity, and innovation, rather than ideology and fiction.
By Tristan Prasser - 22/8/2019
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|Towns die, cities choke, Australia sleeps|
We will acknowledge that the world of 1901, when Australia was founded, no longer exists and Australians are now very different.
By Everald Compton - 14/8/2019
|10||8 days ago|
|The mathematics of spying: when the figures don't add up|
One of the great failings of our Canberra system is its continuing aversion to prosecuting identified traitors in the court system.
By Warren Reed - 31/7/2019
|10||19 days ago|
| Who needs democracy anyway?|
The Australian Labor Party – which promised a sweeping range of climate initiatives – recorded its worst vote in decades with just one in three votes. In the resource rich state of Queensland.
By Ross Elliott - 29/7/2019
|9||27 days ago|
|Wasting Australia's resources|
History shows that a much smaller population could indeed survive in Australia without using mineral hydrocarbons, but life with zero man-made emissions would be grim.
By Viv Forbes - 15/8/2019
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|Top End travels: the Tiwi Islands, the Catholic Church and King Joe of Melville Island|
He had all the attributes of the ruthless frontiersman: patriarchy, a tendency to sow his not-so-royal oats, a capacity for a certain work regimen, a firm disciplinarian.
By Binoy Kampmark - 30/7/2019
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|The bond of the sea: Japan, Australia and China|
Each in its own way highlights the importance of knowing the back story rather than just a present day one-dimensional interpretation of it.
By Warren Reed - 8/8/2019
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|The religious freedom Trojan horse|
There is a considerable risk that the Morrison government might be contemplating the enactment of discrimination laws that could ban so-called 'hate speech' on the basis of severe criticism of religion.
By Augusto Zimmermann - 7/8/2019
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|Child support payments and parental alienation|
Instead of trying to resolve their problems, state-sponsored financial incentives will tempt a parent to leave the marriage and subsequently alienate their children from the other parent.
By Augusto Zimmermann - 20/8/2019
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|Nadler leads Democrats into Barr’s valley of death|
The insistence by Chairman of the House Judiciary Committee Jerrold Nadler to subpoena a reluctant Robert Mueller to testify before the Committee has proved an unmitigated disaster.
By David Singer - 2/8/2019
|6||22 days ago|
|Cheering a new arms race: the end of the INF|
The difference from what has come before is that Trump is not troubled by any sense of enduring history. There are no restraints, nor caveats. Pre-Trump history had to be bad, if not altogether rotten.
By Binoy Kampmark - 7/8/2019
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|US-Australia alliance slowly develops new unity|
As trust develops, Alliance links strengthen: government, institutional, professional, and individual.
By Don DeBats - 29/7/2019
|5||27 days ago|
|The great Australian tourist visa scam|
The processing of visitor visas has become secretive and completely divorced from applicants.
By Murray Hunter - 5/8/2019
|5||16 days ago|
|Wendell Berry on Pity and ‘Hurt Love’|
Despite our triumphalist culture, our suffering defines us more than our victories.
By Peter Sellick - 22/8/2019
|5||3 days ago|
|Reforming Vocational Education and Training|
In my industry, Information and Technology, the training package was last updated by an accounting firm who got the contract from the government.
By Chris Abood - 21/8/2019
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|The stakes have never been higher in Israel’s elections|
There is a growing consensus among Israelis that if Prime Minister Netanyahu forms the next government, Israel will lose an historic opportunity to reach an Israeli-Palestinian peace agreement based on a two-state solution,
By Alon Ben-Meir and Shabtai Shavit - 5/8/2019
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|Malaysia’s border problems|
Terrorism, piracy, smuggling, narcotics trade, human trafficking, and illegal immigrants are all major problems that need to be tackled at the country’s boundaries.
By Murray Hunter - 31/7/2019
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|An Elephant on Your Nose: review|
An Elephant on Your Nose is both an encaptivating 'spy' story set in Japan, and an enlightening commentary about new regional security realities.
By Murray Hunter - 20/8/2019
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By 1934, Joseph Schumpeter and Wesley Mitchell had written that the business cycle contained a self-correcting normal rhythm which should be left to itself to do its work.
By Ben Rees - 12/8/2019
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|Thanks: for what?|
There are a number of presenters in both radio and television with the skill and experience to draw out from their guests admissions which would not normally be made.
By Ian Nance - 21/8/2019
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|The US economy is slowing because of the Fed, not because of the dispute with China|
All that is happening is that the slower growth, inflicted on the US economy by Fed tightening, is now having a slowing effect on US operating earnings per share growth.
By Michael Knox - 19/8/2019
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|Brexit: four parties dancing and falling to bits|
A high proportion of Tory votes will return to the Brexit party after Bojo's promises to deliver on October 31 implode.
By Arthur Dent - 15/8/2019
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|The Ashes: cricket and the captain’s curse |
The pressure on the captains, Joe Root and Tim Paine, will be intense, with every strategic and tactical decision subjected to rigorous scrutiny by cricket professionals and fans alike.
By David Rowe, Keith Parry and Matt Smith - 30/7/2019
|3||25 days ago|
|Democrats’ presidential primary debates proving to be a debacle|
The Democratic National Committee's (DNC) decision to exclude Fox News from hosting any of the 12 planned presidential primary debates has turned out to be a blessing in disguise for Fox News.
By David Singer - 8/8/2019
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|Fast bowling, concussions and Jofra Archer|
The English captain, Joe Root, has looked deracinated and listless in his approaches to Australia in the past. Archer was deliverance and opportunity.
By Binoy Kampmark - 22/8/2019
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|Good government and federalism|
This essay rises from musing about British PM Boris Johnson, Brexit and the European Union, and of course musing about our own situation in Australia.
By Don Aitkin - 6/8/2019
|1||20 days ago|
|What is sex therapy in the NDIS context?|
NDIS must now consider when and whether sex therapy is reasonable and necessary
By David Heckendorf - 20/8/2019
|1||6 days ago|