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|Recent economic management in Australia has been abysmal, and a reckoning awaits|
With the economy now suffering excess demand, one has to ask why the Commonwealth and nearly all the States have recently brought down budgets with roaring deficits.
By Brendan O'Reilly - 9/8/2022
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|Israel, Jordan, PLO pave way for Hashemite kingdom of Palestine|
Israeli Prime Minister Yair Lapid’s meeting with King Abdullah on 27 July could see negotiations being announced shortly between Israel and Jordan to create a single territorial entity.
By David Singer - 9/8/2022
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|Why the RBA will raise the cash rate to 3.5%|
Over recent weeks, a few people have asked me: Is the US going into recession?
By Michael Knox - 8/8/2022
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|Infectious disease: nature bites back|
One of the crucial messages to emerge from the resurgence of infectious disease is that the bio-physical environment remains a powerful, ever-changing force which we continue to under-estimate.
By Peter Curson - 8/8/2022
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|Nancy Pelosi, you silly biddy|
Archduke Franz Ferdinand's visit to Sarajevo in 1914 was an instructive lesson on how the dumb do, at some point, ask for it.
By Binoy Kampmark - 8/8/2022
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|Speaker Pelosi shows how the South Pacific should deal with an aggressive and bullying China|
I'm not a fan of Pelosi but one has to admire how she is responding to the usual threats and bullying from China as a result of her visiting Taiwan with a congressional delegation.
By Jeffrey Wall - 5/8/2022
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|The fuss about Monkeypox|
Any declaration of emergency will come with its suspicions, with the anxiety ridden clinging onto the coattails of assumption and concern.
By Binoy Kampmark - 5/8/2022
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|Inhumane and unsustainable EU policies on Macedonia|
Macedonia is set up to become re-occupied by Bulgaria, this time voluntarily thanks to the ruling Coalition of Social Democrats and Albanian neo fascist political parties who work against Macedonia.
By Ordan Andreevski - 5/8/2022
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|One million more cars|
We are assured that public transport – usually in the form of heavy commuter rail - will 'solve' the rising congestion problem. If you believe that, please share whatever's in your Kool-Aid.
By Ross Elliott - 4/8/2022
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|Sleep no more: capitalism and insomnia|
Neoliberalism wants to convince us that life itself is simply reducible to working life and that work will provide life with 'its best opportunities for joy.'
By Sam Ben-Meir - 4/8/2022
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|A week in the halls of power|
I had hoped that the behaviour of our leaders at Question time would improve. It has not. They still abuse one another.
By Everald Compton - 3/8/2022
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|Revisiting 'Small is Beautiful'|
Schumacher questioned the wisdom of big government at a time the European Community was nurturing a mega-government that imposed regulation upon the smallest village.
By Murray Hunter - 3/8/2022
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|Parliamentary privilege is under threat|
In the English-speaking world, members of parliament have the right to speak freely in parliament without risking arrest or being sued.
By David Leyonhjelm - 2/8/2022
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|The zealot conservative news outlets shatter the virtue of free speech|
By continuing to defend Trump and his followers, downplaying, or simply ignoring the events of January 6 and what led up to it, Fox News is pressing our Republic ever closer to self-dissolution and authoritarianism.
By Alon Ben-Meir - 2/8/2022
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|Hashemite Kingdom of Palestine to end Mandate for Palestine saga|
The two-state solution has however become politically attainable following a detailed plan for its creation in an article dated 8 June - written by Ali Shihabi a close confidante of Crown Prince Mohammed Bin Salman.
By David Singer - 2/8/2022
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|The importance of athletics (and a few nations) to future Commonwealth Games|
But certain nations will prove crucial for any future CG success, notably the UK countries, Australia, New Zealand and Canada which have hosted every CG since 1930, with the only exceptions being Jamaica 1966, Malaysia 1998 and India 2010.
By Chris Lewis - 1/8/2022
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|The most damning hearing yet|
Thursday 21st of July hearing by the House Select Committee investigating the January 6 attack on the Capitol was nothing but shocking.
By Alon Ben-Meir - 1/8/2022
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|Facial recognition technology down under|
An investigation by CHOICE which found that the department store chain Kmart, and household warehouse chain Bunnings, were using FRT to ostensibly protect customers and staff while reducing theft in select stores.
By Binoy Kampmark - 1/8/2022
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|Is China interfering in the PNG national elections?|
So far counting in just 13 of the 118 electorates has been completed. No less than 72 electorates are still counting first preferences! In nine seats counting has not even started.
By Jeffrey Wall - 29/7/2022
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|Public Christians in a secular age|
Public Christians in a Secular Age makes the point that the future of faith requires Christians in business, ministry, and media not to be 'secular' but to reimagine life and activity according to a higher purpose.
By Greg Bondar - 29/7/2022
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|The joys of bilingualism|
For one thing, if you keep translating between English and your other language, it will deepen your understanding of English too.
By Andris Heks - 28/7/2022
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|Evangelicalism and John Calvin|
The idea of universal perdition and double predestination produced fear of hell that could only be ameliorated by strict obedience to the will of God in all things.
By Peter Sellick - 28/7/2022
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|Volcanoes,oceans and weather|
Anyone who cares to read that record will see that recurring Ice Ages, not global warming, pose the greatest threat to life on Earth.
By Viv Forbes - 27/7/2022
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|The blight of infallibility|
Conservative evangelicals are usually influenced by the conservative ' spirit of the age'. That seems to be the common case in Australia.
By Ray Barraclough - 27/7/2022
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|The real value of the humanities|
We all owe a debt to the humanities. The debt has been accumulating for thousands of years. It is not calculated in dollars and cents, but in ideas.
By Steven Schwartz - 26/7/2022
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|AUKUS, technology and militarising Australia|
The United States Studies Centre, a loudspeaker for Washington's opinions based at the University of Sydney, has added its bit to the militarising fun with a report on what AUKUS will be able to do.
By Binoy Kampmark - 26/7/2022
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|A new parliament for Australia|
While I dont expect Albo to take notice of my thoughts, these are my top ten priorities and I have listed them in what I believe is their order of importance.
By Everald Compton - 25/7/2022
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|Australia: no difference in approach to China under new government |
While there have been many urgent economic issues arising since Albanese came to power, he has chosen to spend most of his time outside Australia, suggesting his administration may focus heavily on foreign affairs during his term.
By Murray Hunter - 25/7/2022
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|Our closest neighbour on the brink of being a 'failed state' after deeply flawed national elections|
China has an obvious interest in political instability and a lack of confidence in leaders among the people of PNG.
By Jeffrey Wall - 22/7/2022
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|Boris Johnson was a long-term mistake|
Johnson showed his full colours early, and we or at least the Brits, should have been warned. But they were taken in by an immense intellect, a clear ambition and obvious capabilities.
By Peter Bowden - 22/7/2022
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|Get Gota: holding a war criminal accountable|
Having formally resigned as Sri Lankan President, a point made via email from Singapore, those wishing to see him account for war crimes may get their wish.
By Binoy Kampmark - 21/7/2022
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|Bangladesh mega-bridge will boost the ruling party's popularity|
A journey that took half a day now takes only eight minutes and boost national GDP by 1.3% annually.
By Bahauddin Foizee - 21/7/2022
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|Can Australia partner Sri Lanka on path to recovery?|
It actually was pure genocide and it was ruthlessly organised and brutally carried by President Rajapaksa who last week was forced to leave and resign.
By Everald Compton - 20/7/2022
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|Easing access to early childhood education is good for the economy and for advancing human rights|
There has been growing discussion in Australia about making it easier for families to access early childhood education programs.
By Michael Mintrom - 20/7/2022
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|Can Australia afford to be so generous with aid to Ukraine?|
It has made Australia the largest donor to Ukraine outside of the European-based NATO alliance of which we are not a part. It's a country over 10,000 kilometres away.
By Scott Prasser - 19/7/2022
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|Biden rejects Saudi plan for Hashemite Kingdom of Palestine|
President Biden's support for the creation of an additional Arab State between Israel and Jordan constitutes his clear rejection of a Saudi plan to merge Jordan, Gaza and part of the West Bank.
By David Singer - 19/7/2022
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|An increasingly diverse society calls for inclusive leadership|
Now picture this, as a leader, not only do you have to adapt to an ever-evolving world but you're also tasked with the responsibility of helping others to do the same.
By Christopher Gross - 18/7/2022
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|Vicarious zeal: fighting to the last Ukrainian|
As the bloody conflict in Ukraine continues, the rhetoric from the imperial spear-holders in Washington and some allies is becoming increasingly fixated with one object: victory against Russia.
By Binoy Kampmark - 18/7/2022
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|A good week for Australia in the Pacific|
Then there was an amazingly foolish intervention from the low-profile Australian Minister for the Pacific, Pat Conroy.
By Jeffrey Wall - 15/7/2022
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|PLO & Hamas give silent nod to Hashemite Kingdom of Palestine|
The justification for this ground- breaking merger was eloquently expressed by its author – Ali Shihabi – a close confidante of Saudi Arabia's next King – Crown Prince Mohammed Bin Salman – in a recent article.
By David Singer - 15/7/2022
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|24/7 renewables power?|
Are renewables the cheapest power? Only when available? How about 24/7? What's the evidence?
By Geoff Carmody - 14/7/2022
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|Kyrgios’ Wimbledon final adventure|
Kyrgios is arguably the most instinctually talented player on the professional tennis circuit.
By Andris Heks - 14/7/2022
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|Protecting boys from sexploitation - why the eSafety regulator isn’t interested|
Note that careful language – 'every form of abuse we deal with at eSafety.' Well, that's a bit of a give-away. Let's look at what exactly they choose not to deal with.
By Bettina Arndt - 13/7/2022
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|The Abraham Accords’ implications for the Israeli-Palestinian conflict|
By no means though have the Arab states abandoned the Palestinian cause, which will continue to haunt them and Israel until an independent Palestinian state is established.
By Alon Ben-Meir - 13/7/2022
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|Pietas - foundations of counterculture|
The most glaring difficulty is the pre-eminence of scientific rationalism, that has tended to write the importance of narrative, imagination, emotion and transcendental truths out of human culture.
By Sarah Flynn-O'Dea - 12/7/2022
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|Women leaders on the world stage – show me the numbers|
Only one woman sat at the table when the G7 met two weeks ago.Ursula von der Leyen, President of the European Commission, stood out in a sea of seven male leaders.
By Ramona Vijeyarasa - 12/7/2022
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|Hoist with their own petard: Wimbledon’s Russian player ban|
It was, all and all, an odd spectacle. The Ladies' Singles victor for Wimbledon 2022 had all the credentials that would have otherwise guaranteed her being barred.
By Binoy Kampmark - 11/7/2022
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|Traditional churches are dying|
Census 2022 reveals that only 44% of Australians believe in God.
By Everald Compton - 11/7/2022
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