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|North 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
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|Preacher 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
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|One 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
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|Israel & 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
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|Schwarten’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
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|Not 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
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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
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|Australia and Japan confirm their mutual defence trajectory|
The Reciprocal Access Agreement is a symbolic breakout for both nations.
By Murray Hunter - 17/1/2022
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|Freedom 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
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|Julian 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
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|Australia 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
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|Potential 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
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|Brits 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
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|Desmond 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
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|The 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
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|Abbas 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
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|Freedom 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
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|Science 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
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|Australia 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
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|The 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
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|In 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
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|Don’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
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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
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|Vaccine 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
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|Every 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
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|Christian 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
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|The 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
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|Julian 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
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|The 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
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|Double 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
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|Two 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
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|Why 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
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|Alternatives 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
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|How 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
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|A 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
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