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» 6/03/2020 8:26:38 AM "The legions abandoned Britannia in 410 BC. Britain's "dark ages began.."&q.....
» 5/03/2020 1:45:25 PM Quite a good article and I liked the reference to the Dunning-Kruger effect......
» 6/01/2020 9:50:42 AM An important, but esoteric, issue: where can, and can't, the courts step in to adjudicate .....
» 19/12/2019 3:14:02 PM “the legalization of torture would significantly distort our moral experience of the world.....
» 18/12/2019 11:09:03 AM How do you get to the article?.....
» 23/09/2019 12:00:20 PM If you really want to get technical about the law on this, there is one thing the author s.....
» 13/08/2019 9:09:22 AM Well said, Lego......
» 12/06/2019 3:53:24 PM Altogether a good article Brendan. However some minor points. “Relying on judicial activi.....
» 4/03/2019 11:35:20 AM A bit unfair criticism to what was a logical idea: air traffic would increase over the de.....
» 25/01/2018 2:07:33 PM Well put William S., but a couple of things. “if one section of the community has a higher.....
» 14/12/2017 12:48:23 PM "The not-for-profit sector receives funding, including donations from members of the .....
» 27/10/2017 7:41:15 AM It’s unbelievable that major democracies like the US and the UK still solely use the FPTP .....
» 11/10/2017 1:49:39 PM Apparently it has been a long held wish for the Kim dynasty to reunite Korea, and reunite .....
» 11/09/2017 4:52:37 AM Not that I believe he is, but if Alon Ben Meir was on the take from North Korea I could no.....
» 7/09/2017 8:57:03 AM Not that surprising to note that the people on the political left are never that big into .....
» 6/09/2017 7:01:35 PM A very interesting article Laurence. America seems to be the last bastion of free speech i.....
» 9/08/2017 8:55:26 AM This article has -got- to be written tongue in cheek. Im reminded of that final scene in D.....
» 8/06/2017 1:21:11 PM "No attempt should be made to recoup the real cost of a child's education as this wou.....
» 18/05/2017 10:32:16 AM Wow, lucky we have Aidan here. Don Aitken struggled in 1500 words to try to put a objectiv.....
» 29/03/2017 7:51:24 AM This is scary stuff indeed. Over the last few years I have thought there was something fis.....
» 9/03/2017 7:56:47 AM Joe / Loudmouth, One often suspects that some posters only read the title to an article as.....
» 8/03/2017 2:43:20 PM …and another thing. I would suggest our professor be more discerning in his choice of a .....
» 8/03/2017 2:16:59 PM Is this guy for real? Why should only citizens have the vote. Why do you have to be over .....
» 23/02/2017 2:09:46 PM Loudmouth, You are making the mistake of thinking a policy suggestion right through to all.....
» 21/02/2017 12:22:54 PM I think it would be a good idea in that the breadwinner of the couple might well get a sho.....
» 4/10/2016 4:44:11 PM Congratulations Peter. You are certainly not one of those divisive commentators who do not.....
» 29/07/2016 6:30:42 PM Well said Vox Unius......
» 29/07/2016 6:28:55 PM “When it comes to overcoming fear of others who are different from us, psychological studi.....
» 27/06/2016 4:02:00 PM In the history of economics practically everything the government does is always less effi.....
» 8/06/2016 6:49:35 PM Toni Lavis, I think a lot of readers would like to know why using blackface to help impers.....
» 5/06/2016 5:59:00 PM "Last week it was reported that he was one of many two-faced pollies who claim the $2.....
» 12/05/2016 11:46:53 AM Bessie, check voter turnout over the last 50 years throughout the democratic world where v.....
» 20/04/2016 9:59:33 AM “Research on child sex offenders found that recidivism rates are low (less than one-quarte.....
» 12/04/2016 2:57:27 PM All this talk about presenting the appropriate “William F Buckley approved” candidate is o.....
» 3/04/2016 2:01:53 PM Rod, Congratulations. A very good article identifying certain specific problems in our imm.....
» 26/03/2016 12:25:03 PM Good idea Klaas. However I think for changing the constitution voluntary voting would be a.....
» 20/03/2016 5:18:44 PM The Chartists were an eighteenth century British electoral reform group that advocated six.....
» 16/03/2016 2:10:52 PM “You on the other hand seem to think dirty deals done in the dead of night are perfectly o.....
» 12/03/2016 3:32:46 PM One wonders what the ethical underpinnings of the author are. He doesn’t even offer us any.....
» 12/03/2016 3:14:11 PM I'm surprised at a lot of the comments here, as well as that of the Qld appellate court. T.....
» 22/02/2016 10:35:18 AM Rhosty, You’ve been watching too much of ‘Yes Minister’on TV. Who can forget that classic .....
» 19/02/2016 9:40:36 AM Duncan, It doesn’t help your argument too much by comparing it with the ‘stolen’ generatio.....
» 8/02/2016 4:13:29 PM I can’t believe this guy has a doctorate from anywhere, let alone Oxford. One thing you ca.....
» 25/01/2016 10:35:43 AM Seems to be a lot of Donald Trump type nationalist sentiment going on here. We shouldn’t s.....
» 4/09/2015 7:10:39 PM Well explained Pericles, although it is embarrassing that you had to. Quite a well thought.....
» 14/08/2015 12:49:03 PM Does anyone know if Australia engages in quantitive easing? I am always suspicious how our.....
» 6/08/2015 10:01:56 AM Foxy, I’m guessing you are a woman for four reasons. • Your nom de plume • The way you ca.....
» 3/08/2015 6:34:27 PM The Australian has been surprisingly PC on this issue, labelling all those who criticise G.....
» 22/07/2015 6:23:42 PM Introduce equal vouchers for all subject to means testing. There will thus be more money t.....
» 12/04/2015 1:07:40 PM “Yet between Reagan’s election in 1980 and his departure from office in 1989, the federal .....
» 4/03/2015 11:15:42 AM Well said Tim.....
» 4/03/2015 9:16:57 AM “…incapacitation can be achieved through appropriately lengthy jail sentences.” C’mon Davi.....
» 12/02/2015 6:39:10 AM I'm still waiting for an explanation to justify the ruling in Brown v Board of Education. .....
» 31/12/2014 1:15:53 PM Duncan, Capital punishment exists in the larger democracies in the world, Indonesia and In.....
» 16/10/2014 1:15:50 PM Whatever they pay the staff at the ACCC I’m sure the govt could get away with paying them .....
» 18/07/2014 5:18:27 PM A good subject to talk about Shennal. The power judges possess and the fact they cannot be.....
» 6/07/2014 12:03:18 PM Reality check Lego! I was responding to your line “...but today's violent movies where her.....
» 1/07/2014 6:28:59 PM Lego, “...but today's violent movies where heroes shoot down the people they despise all o.....
» 10/06/2014 6:32:29 PM A very good article Brendan, although a bit mind numbing on the statistics. The solution .....
» 10/06/2014 10:47:15 AM Shadow, “The majority of immigrants are young and educated, and add to the net wealth and .....
» 3/06/2014 12:27:09 PM As was suggested, the best way to come to the actual amount the fee would be would be by a.....
» 3/06/2014 11:19:38 AM A good idea Grant, but obviously there is a lot more to regional autonomy than just taxati.....
» 25/05/2014 8:16:07 AM Australia should do more to embrace the rare successful third world country where corrupti.....
» 24/05/2014 7:13:24 PM I have trouble discerning the virtues of public education that his honour extols. “A place.....
» 10/05/2014 1:28:20 PM Helen, Speaking of misinterpreting what people say, you may well be guilty of it yourself......
» 8/05/2014 11:22:31 AM Helen, You write quite well and you seem somewhat well educated in both academic and non-a.....
» 19/04/2014 1:46:01 PM Max, I think you are confusing the conscience of the Classical Liberal mind with the consc.....
» 18/04/2014 4:11:23 PM “Perhaps you can get the Human Rights mob to have "attacking the ABC" included i.....
» 13/04/2014 5:18:03 PM 'Liberty is more valuable than comfort/safety. But we are losing it inch by inch, as the s.....
» 22/03/2014 2:17:13 PM Is there any connection that they are the least productive on economic and social scales t.....
» 18/02/2014 3:13:55 PM “The Charter was not, ... a charter of human rights or a .... It was an agreement between .....
» 18/02/2014 2:28:14 PM Patricia, Not sure I understand you here. You give three examples where government media o.....
» 15/02/2014 4:54:42 PM Dear Professor Keyzer, You declare that "1. only a court can make a binding and aut.....
» 15/02/2014 3:50:07 PM “I don’t particularly care anymore whether the ABC is ‘reformed’ – which is just code for .....
» 27/12/2013 12:27:19 PM Your message seems to be “put the politics aside and just do what is right for the country.....
» 6/12/2013 1:45:35 PM The fact that the government channels are still alive and prospering after a collective 80.....
» 17/11/2013 3:02:49 PM You have a good writing style Joel, but I’m afraid our knowledge doesn’t seem to extend mu.....
» 16/11/2013 9:11:21 AM Well said Miska. We need more of the ‘European phenomenon’ of proportional representation .....
» 3/11/2013 8:01:14 AM Outrider, “For God's sake get it done before the new Senate. I am sure that the Coalition .....
» 15/10/2013 2:15:57 PM Jonathan, A good article. In the modern enlightened world we still unfortunately suffer fr.....
» 15/10/2013 7:52:13 AM " I looked up the party cards on line, and was really none the wiser, because the wor.....
» 2/10/2013 12:26:13 PM Halduell “The alternative [to compulsory voting] is seen in countries where 50% and less o.....
» 20/09/2013 9:57:32 AM Thanks for the Joanne Nova mention Prompete. Yes a very good article. Also in the upcomin.....
» 20/07/2013 9:29:37 AM That should be People's Charter of 1838......
» 20/07/2013 9:26:35 AM “Can anyone really suggest the –game- is fair when if I win I get 3 years, whereas if you .....
» 19/07/2013 2:12:39 PM Part One: A common failing in articles about the 1975 crisis is the inability of posters w.....
» 11/07/2013 9:02:00 AM Susan, I think you have to base your argument on stronger claims than occasionally seeing .....
» 10/07/2013 9:15:06 AM Sorry Susan, I worded that badly. I was trying to make the point that even though the moth.....
» 9/07/2013 5:01:51 PM Another area of anti-male discrimination is (to the best of my knowledge) child custody af.....
» 19/06/2013 11:16:06 AM Praxidice, many would concur. How is this not blatant corruption? The government and opp.....
» 18/06/2013 3:15:20 PM Alan, I don’t know if you purposely sent me off on a wild goose chase or I just got lost b.....
» 17/06/2013 1:49:51 PM Alan, The labor force participation rate you mention is not what your link to the ABS webs.....
» 29/05/2013 9:58:07 AM The normal way to make a political point is to start off with premises and then come to th.....
» 23/05/2013 2:57:41 PM A thoughtful piece, Glenda. They (League of Nations and UN) have had their chance and the.....
» 27/04/2013 5:59:59 PM The article began with a silly “after dinner mint” analogy, mentioned “ many electors [who.....
» 27/04/2013 3:00:40 PM I think it is a bit of a stretch to compare deaths from terrorism to deaths by suicide. Pe.....
» 27/04/2013 1:26:37 PM I think Clive is on the right track with his asylum seeker solution. However I think it wo.....
» 15/08/2012 4:25:30 PM “and there are 42 million refugees or displaced people in the world.” I suspect this is r.....
» 23/07/2012 1:03:32 PM Interesting article. I am reminded of that very meaningful statistic: 20% of Australians .....
» 16/11/2011 2:32:56 PM One of the greatest furphies attached to the ABC is that it is "our ABC". A prim.....
» 13/06/2010 10:51:50 PM Gavin and Colin, “Why have limits on government spending on selling public policy and not.....
» 4/02/2008 1:53:10 PM Now I know why there are so few posts in response to this article. Ken Parish spent quite .....
» 4/02/2008 11:58:13 AM Vanilla “ACMA does not restrict freedom of the press, it regulates it and hears complaints.....
» 4/02/2008 11:47:57 AM No, Wizofaus. I can’t give an example of “people themselves [organising] a not-for-profit.....
» 3/02/2008 11:16:01 AM TurnRightThenLeft And another thing. I hate to be cynical but there is a difference betwe.....
» 3/02/2008 11:12:00 AM TurnRightThenLeft, Wrong as you ultimately are, you certainly put a lot of thought into yo.....
» 31/01/2008 12:08:55 PM Wizofaus, “[taxpayer funding to private media is almost the same as for the ABC]” Gees, a.....
» 31/01/2008 11:59:20 AM Wizofaus, The “in contrast to other services” led me to believe that the poll respondents.....
» 30/01/2008 9:29:59 AM Vanilla, “There are lots of arts and sporting events that are subsidised by the government.....
» 29/01/2008 8:03:14 AM Wizofaus, “contrast to expenditure on "areas such as, unemployment benefits…, genera.....
» 29/01/2008 7:46:15 AM I can’t believe it! The most rational response to my comments is actually by TurnRightThen.....
» 27/01/2008 4:48:28 PM TurnRightThenLeft, “Point me to better news providers on the commerical free to air netwo.....
» 27/01/2008 4:43:57 PM “I use the fact as to whether some one watches the ABC or commercial TV as a quick intelli.....
» 22/01/2008 11:03:05 AM Wizofaus That’s rather a strange argument that life in prison is worse than death and the.....
» 17/01/2008 9:19:04 AM Yvonne, The crux of your argument seems to be that democracy is the ultimate good and that.....
» 16/01/2008 8:14:41 AM Yvonne, A big build up to telling us what is wrong with voluntary voting and then where we.....
» 15/01/2008 11:47:40 AM A very good, albeit depressing, article. The author hinted at, and I think he may be corre.....
» 8/01/2008 10:59:41 AM Demos, To type an upper case letter you press the Shift key and the letter key at the same.....
» 8/01/2008 10:32:25 AM "But how do you deal with situations where employees are fired for pointing our safet.....
» 4/11/2007 5:53:24 PM CJ Morgan: stay on track, man. If you want to comment on Redneck’s alleged hypocrisy, then.....
» 26/10/2007 8:39:20 AM Frank, You are a better comedian and master of mimicry than economist or ethicist. Ditch t.....
» 24/10/2007 9:07:52 AM It's good to see that this anachronistic law has now been reformed in Queensland. Taking l.....
» 23/10/2007 2:31:15 PM Desipis “they have sufficient capital to take a hit” When we talk about equality and all .....
» 23/10/2007 8:54:46 AM Desispis. “Labour …, is a 'market' treated differently than other sections of the economy.....
» 22/10/2007 11:37:53 AM Yeah Liberty, she’s got you there! You’re rude, arrogant, patronizing and lack etiquette......
» 21/10/2007 12:55:02 PM Sorry Bronwyn but you just can’t play the “I’m dumb and not ashamed of it” card. The issue.....
» 21/10/2007 12:21:14 PM Check you dictionary Frank. Fraud is defined as an intentionally dishonest act or omission.....
» 20/10/2007 10:16:50 AM “a crime was never so well perfumed” FrankGol “No matter how you look at it, Pratt effecti.....
» 19/10/2007 4:16:19 PM AJFA “set to become a movie blockbuster.” Have you bought 100 million tickets in advance? .....
» 18/10/2007 5:48:36 PM C’mon Klaus. You say “The dominance of the major parties is a curse on the body politic re.....
» 18/10/2007 12:16:02 PM Ludwig Part II Abolish the income tax and services tax. Tax goods for sale plus an extra .....
» 18/10/2007 12:13:36 PM Lugwig, Part I Believe it or not, income tax is not a perquisite to modern society. It wa.....
» 16/10/2007 9:55:13 AM Ludwig, Two things It is true we compel children to attend education but I think the unde.....
» 8/10/2007 5:03:58 PM Ludwig, Have you really thought about what you have said? Forcing a knowledge test upon al.....
» 1/08/2007 12:44:03 PM Interesting article by Julian. After eventually getting past the lines “Here it is importa.....
» 26/05/2007 12:59:29 PM Great article James, From what I remember from school, the UN was created just after WWII .....
» 23/05/2007 3:10:26 PM “The company advertis[ing] wants to reach as large an audience as possible…” This is quite.....
» 18/05/2007 10:51:49 AM FrankGol, Thanks for the good news about the ABC board. I'm sure Paul Keating would have t.....
» 16/05/2007 4:36:33 PM How is it that those who should know the most about the media by going to university to st.....
» 15/05/2007 11:16:59 PM I think Pegasus made a good point. The actual article everyone is commenting upon is about.....
» 15/05/2007 9:33:25 PM Maybe America could swallow its pride and headhunt some of China's and Vietnam's foreign p.....
» 9/05/2007 7:14:53 PM Saint Fletcher, The answer is in your own post. "We have tenants rights tribunals and.....
» 2/05/2007 7:17:31 PM Well said Rhian. The authors make a lot of innuendo about the failing federal system, give.....
» 16/04/2007 1:47:44 AM Dear Logic, I have at stages in my life lived off the teat of the taxpayer, (by straight .....
» 16/04/2007 1:31:04 AM Dear Henery, Yes I’m selective (somewhat) with whom I do business. But once I’ve paid some.....
» 14/04/2007 1:34:08 AM Me again “As "consumers" we pay for both the ABC and commercial electronic medi.....
» 14/04/2007 1:17:06 AM Jees you posters should get out into the real world a bit more. I’ll bet you’re all public.....
» 12/04/2007 3:44:54 PM I especially liked the comment "we should also count the loss of benefit to those who.....
» 12/01/2007 6:50:05 PM “David Marr cites the ongoing issue of asylum seekers as an instance where the clear derel.....
» 21/12/2006 12:39:04 PM Shonga, By the plethora of grammatical mistakes in your post (the plural of ego is egos) a.....
» 21/12/2006 11:44:33 AM Vivy You sound like you’ve never run a business or otherwise been an employer in your life.....
» 20/12/2006 11:57:37 AM Billie There’s a difference between a Danton using eloquent speech to communicate with the.....
» 19/12/2006 4:32:45 PM TurnRightThenLeft The ”powerful” few act to maintain the status quo? What does that mean?.....
» 18/12/2006 3:38:12 PM In criticising free markets no one ever seems to give an argument why they would fail rath.....
» 27/04/2006 4:56:39 PM Can anyone reading this thread understand what David S is getting at? I believe he is agai.....
» 26/04/2006 4:38:15 PM James, A very good concept you have introduced. But if a polly having a fiduciary duty to .....
» 25/04/2006 11:23:23 AM We might have some connections being a fellow member of the Commonwealth but Australia sho.....
» 25/04/2006 10:42:22 AM Dave S: What strange things to say. We don’t know if the school we chose was a good one un.....
» 22/04/2006 4:27:19 PM Oh come on Kevin. You’re as bad as you’re alleging Nick to be. You keep bringing up this c.....
» 21/04/2006 10:33:38 AM I must admit I find it very hard to discern any legitimate reason why someone would be aga.....
» 20/04/2006 8:07:14 AM Well said, Plerdsus......
» 11/04/2006 2:37:22 PM Nicholas, Your argument seems to be that the Qld lower house has severe problems because o.....
» 10/04/2006 3:07:28 PM and another thing.... Taxpayer subsidizing part of every $1500.00 donation. C’mon Norm, a.....
» 10/04/2006 2:23:06 PM Norm, I agree with you that we should not deny prisoners the vote. Some laws have a politi.....
» 5/04/2006 10:02:44 PM Mirko has it right about looking to America to solve the problem of judicial appointments .....
» 13/03/2006 10:05:38 AM "Doesn’t it strike everyone as strange, that the current end result of free market ca.....
» 9/03/2006 11:19:31 AM Shonga, You solicit arguments to show where you may be wrong. Well if you are implying by .....
» 7/03/2006 1:18:27 PM Some comments on the thoughtful contributions so far. Coyote: Appoint delegates (as per C.....
» 27/12/2005 2:55:23 PM I like the line “The party that raises the most money, wins.” Not “has a greater chance of.....
» 7/12/2005 11:30:18 AM How did this man ever become the dean of Deakin law school with such simplistic reasoning?.....
» 17/11/2005 11:12:47 AM ‘… designed to protect individuals with little or no bargaining power. As the AIRC explain.....
» 14/11/2005 3:07:29 PM maracas, Sorry, my mistake. When I was talking about industrial relations and what is good.....
» 14/11/2005 8:19:49 AM Dear maracas, None of the Aboriginal stockman may have received the award wages, but you d.....
» 10/11/2005 1:17:03 PM Reforms won't help productivity? It is one thing to say that some lesser skilled people w.....
» 6/10/2005 3:11:37 PM “The Howard Government’s proposed industrial relations reforms will reshape the workplace .....
» 6/10/2005 2:11:57 PM I think Tony Smith confuses existing Australian law with universal fundamental rights and .....

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