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|The priorities of General Motors: ditching Holden|
The sale run in 2019 proved so poor that it saw the cessation of the Opel-based Holden Commodore and Astra in favour of SUVs.
By Binoy Kampmark - 20/2/2020
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Global warming threatens to destroy civilisation, runaway technology is taking over our lives, nuclear war remains an immediate existential threat, while the international system is wracked with bitter rivalries.
By Peter McMahon - 20/2/2020
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|Brexit: vindication for de Gaulle but maybe a pyrrhic victory for British nationalism?|
De Gaulle said that the UK was 'incompatible with Europe' and that she harboured a 'deep-seated hostility' to any pan-European project.
By Brendan O'Reilly - 20/2/2020
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|The sinister side of the nanny state|
Not many of us like being told how to live our lives, especially by those we donít know and trust. It gets up our nose.
By David Leyonhjelm - 19/2/2020
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|Pelosi, Schiff and Nadler destroy Bidenís presidential hopes|
Trump's trial offered the opportunity to delve into the activities of the Bidens in Ukraine, while Joe Biden was Vice President and President Obama's point man in Ukraine.
By David Singer - 19/2/2020
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|Captain James Cook as Commander James Bond|
These expeditions took place in the early years of the Anglo-French cold war between 1763 and 1776.
By Warren Reed - 18/2/2020
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|Cultural evolution and Thailandís Deep South troubles|
The shift in economic power towards Muslim women, who are more oriented towards business and career rather than political agendas, is a massive influence on changing cultural aspirations.
By Murray Hunter - 18/2/2020
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|'Social tipping points': climate change cultism's survival strategy|
With such reanalysis coming to light, the CCCers must act quickly. The climate change tipping points, much like the 'peak-oil' tipping points have not happened.
By Charles Essery - 17/2/2020
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|The travesty of the century|
Every past administration knew full well that prejudicing the outcome would doom any prospective deal from the start, and thus settled on providing a general outline consistent with prior internationally recognized agreements.
By Alon Ben-Meir - 17/2/2020
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|Disease diplomacy and the heavy hand: China and the coronavirus problem|
The reaction by Chinese authorities to the novel coronavirus (now named COVID-19) outbreak has been receiving its fair share of gushing praise from some medical circles.
By Binoy Kampmark - 17/2/2020
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|Dumping on South Australia's First Nations|
Shamefully, the federal government has decided to move ahead despite the unanimous opposition of the Barngarla Traditional Owners, native title holders over the area.
By Jim Green and Michelle Madigan - 14/2/2020
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You would have to be a brave man to write a book of historical fiction centred around Paul the Apostle because Paul is owned by so many who would protest at any historical or theological anomaly.
By Peter Sellick - 14/2/2020
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|The bushfire cause that must not be named|
If we wallow in the Twittersphere, we would certainly be convinced that the cause of these tragic bushfires is climate change and that if only ScoMo would announce a 100% renewable target, the fires would immediately abate.
By Geoff Ellis - 13/2/2020
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|Subverting the blacklist: Kirk Douglas's modest contribution|
Memories are imperfect repositories, but there is something to be said about those of actors being particularly susceptible.
By Binoy Kampmark - 13/2/2020
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|The parable of Gospers Mountain|
People arrived in Australia at least 65,000 years ago, and by 40,000 years ago they had taken control of fire and changed vegetation across Australia.
By Vic Jurskis - 12/2/2020
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|Invisible enemies confront us|
More than 15% of the world's population is stricken with a contagious and virulent infectious disease. At least 2% of those infected die.
By Peter Curson - 12/2/2020
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|Not enough beds|
There are more old people requiring residential care than there are beds available. So the power rests with the providers of care.
By Peter Baume - 11/2/2020
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|As the fires rage, we glimpse the evolving abnormal|
This has been the summer when we have been forced to see what we have collectively sought to avoid.
By Lyn Bender - 11/2/2020
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|Climate change means lifestyle change|
A United Nations report released Wednesday, 20 November, 2019, warned that worldwide projections for fossil fuel production over the next decade indicate that the international community is on track to fail to rein in planet-heating emissions.
By John Avery - 10/2/2020
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|Pelosi, Schiff, Nadler abuse of power rebounds on Democrats|
Their partisan political strategy has cost taxpayers tens of millions of dollars as the Democrats trashed long-established cardinal legal principles to pursue the President.
By David Singer - 10/2/2020
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|Triumphal divisions: Trump's State of the Union address|
In this year of the presidential elections, President Donald J Trump shows little sign of cowering.
By Binoy Kampmark - 7/2/2020
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|Trump's and Netanyahu's folly|
Thus, controlling the Palestinians' lives and their territory became synonymous with Israel's national security.
By Alon Ben-Meir - 7/2/2020
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|Australiaís greenhouse gas emissions strategy is a policy failure|
One report notes that the UKís carbon dioxide level, which reduced by 38% between 1990 and 2017, would have been four times higher if change had not occurred through political leadership.
By Chris Lewis - 6/2/2020
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|Hillary Clinton versus Mark Zuckerberg|
Clinton's therapy has been one of self-denial and accusation of others, strained through a device that gives her miraculous exoneration for her own failings.
By Binoy Kampmark - 6/2/2020
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|Muddling Democrats: chaos in the Iowa Caucus|
Whatever the claims by the Democratic pollsters on the ground, the party has all the work to do ahead of selecting a candidate to make a fist of it come November.
By Binoy Kampmark - 5/2/2020
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|Has Morrison had an Epiphany?|
Has our Prime Minister improved in his demeanour since the bushfire crisis?
By Mark Buckley - 5/2/2020
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|Environmentalists responsible for much of Australiaís bushfire problem|
A major cause of Australia's fire problem has been the high 'fuel loads,' underbrush that, left to accumulate over years, acts as a tinder box for bushfires.
By Tom Harris - 4/2/2020
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|Trump's dreadful foreign policy|
Trump has no coherent foreign policy doctrine, no understanding of historical perspective, and no knowledge of the intricacies of various regional conflicts.
By Alon Ben-Meir - 4/2/2020
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|Climate change opportunists aim to hijack Australia's bushfires crisis|
The experts who reviewed the Californian fires say '20% to 25% of the wildfire damage resulted from climate change', and '75% is the way we manage lands and develop our landscape'.
By Charles Essery - 3/2/2020
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|As the bushfire smoke clears sport can be a social anchor|
Through the recent summer bushfire crisis sport organisations - specifically Surf Life Saving Clubs - were at the forefront of emergency service efforts.
By Michelle O'Shea, Hazel Maxwell and Megan Stronach - 3/2/2020
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Those who promised to be in attendance were the usual suspects of the Little England brigade who had been so successful in convincing citizens that leaving the European Union was tantamount to gaining one's freedom.
By Binoy Kampmark - 3/2/2020
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|Dinner with Xi Jinping|
China is a nation held captive by one man. A regal creature, she covers her bruises with jewels and keeps quiet at international dinner parties.
By Alexandra Marshall - 31/1/2020
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|The new jobography|
Do we need a new discipline to bring more focus to the changing nature of work: the types of jobs we'll see more of in the future, where they'll likely be located, and their other characteristics?
By Ross Elliott - 31/1/2020
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|Is Donald Trump destined to fail?|
Barber argued that there were four presidential styles derived from a person being either 'active' or 'passive' and from being either 'positive' or 'negative'.
By Keith Suter - 30/1/2020
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|De-anonymising social media|
Where possible, and as a matter of principle, it is better to expose social media to existing law and existing enforcement methods rather than introduce overspecialised specific legislation.
By Chris Whitfield - 30/1/2020
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|What does our future hold: will infections continue to dominate?|
Attempts to control the virus like those faced by SARS are turning into a nightmare and tells us much about facing the spread of viral infections.
By Peter Curson - 29/1/2020
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|Split hearings: the Assange extradition case drags on|
This is the biggest case of its kind, and will determine, for an era, how journalism and the publication of nationally classified information is treated.
By Binoy Kampmark - 29/1/2020
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|Cleaning the stables|
Recently Senator Bridget McKenzie, a National Party member, and Deputy Leader of the party, was found by the Australian National Audit Office (ANAO) to have acted outside the spirit of a $100 million sports grant program.
By Mark Buckley - 28/1/2020
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|The awful funeral II|
Of course, funerals are sad, and people do cry, justifiably. But it was the absence of any other note than the sad that left me in such a bad way.
By Peter Sellick - 28/1/2020
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|Australia needs to reassess the role and management of its national parks|
The 'State of the Parks 2004' report, said that, in more than 90 per cent of NSW national parks, attempts to manage weeds and pest animals were non-existent, non-effective, or producing only a slow change.
By Brendan O'Reilly - 24/1/2020
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|Neither heart nor brains|
The socialism that I believed in at 20 is substantially different from the socialism of todayís 20 year olds.
By David Leyonhjelm - 24/1/2020
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|The best investment in the world|
'The only lasting things that you can pass on to your children are not assets, but your value system, and yourself as the best role model you can be.'
By Vern Gowdie - 24/1/2020
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|Infrastructure deficit impossible to fix without tackling population growth|
Australia's population is expanding by around 400,000 people annually - the equivalent of adding another Canberra-worth of people every 12 months.
By William Rutan - 23/1/2020
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|Killing Soleimani undermines global order|
This begs the question as to what sort of global order we will have left if the leaders of one country eliminate the leaders of another simply because they deem them ruthless.
By Alon Ben-Meir - 23/1/2020
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|Diminishing returns: calculated misery in air travel|
As Alex Abad-Santos laments in Vox, passengers upgrade their seats, not to get a more spectacular service or experience, but 'to avoid hell'.
By Binoy Kampmark - 23/1/2020
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|Moonbeam from the larger lunacy|
One would think that the onset of menstrual pain would bring them back to the biological reality that they are women, but no...
By Babette Francis - 22/1/2020
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|Trolls, bots, bushfires and climate change|
The local BBC was claiming some fake social media pushed arson as the major factor and that this was a misinformation campaign by anti-global warming bots.
By Charles Essery - 22/1/2020
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|Trumpís attack on state-sanctioned terrorism is sure vote winner|
The Democrats irresponsible - and sometimes hostile - response to Trump's decisive action will cost them votes at the next elections.
By David Singer - 21/1/2020
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|Short of time: Julian Assange at the Westminster Magistrates Court|
The ailing WikiLeaks founder was coping as well as he could, showing the resourcefulness of the desperate at his Monday hearing.
By Binoy Kampmark - 21/1/2020
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