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» 2/12/2021 7:20:20 AM Interesting read and perspective. No doubt we are all different......
» 2/12/2021 6:49:57 AM I enjoyed his role in some great movies......
» 1/12/2021 4:07:08 PM SR, I do my own research to try and better understand an issue. Hence, I do not rely on a.....
» 1/12/2021 4:02:14 PM SR, hard to demonstrate. More in its tone. Global warming is an issue where the ABC hard.....
» 1/12/2021 1:46:55 PM TBH, it is dreamland stuff that the ABC will ever return to being an unbiased media source.....
» 1/12/2021 10:10:48 AM I listen to the ABC, NPR and New York Public Radio in the USA, and the BBC, all on google .....
» 25/11/2021 3:32:25 PM Yes, very true Paul. The contribution of the ancients (greek and roman), which influenced.....
» 25/11/2021 1:42:13 PM OK, thanks for reading ttbn. I always read your posts. I do think that most of us have .....
» 25/11/2021 12:36:09 PM Few more predictions ttbn from myself. The great liberal democracies (including Australia.....
» 25/11/2021 11:41:26 AM but I know tbn, you may come back and say but no one reads you. At least I can say I got .....
» 25/11/2021 11:34:38 AM OK ttbn, sorry you think I am gullible and naive. You could be right. But, while your ma.....
» 25/11/2021 10:13:31 AM after the second world war, US and Western allies dominated. With the loss of manufacturi.....
» 25/11/2021 8:39:23 AM I don't think western civilisation is in crisis. But I do agree the easy days for the We.....
» 25/11/2021 8:22:33 AM another one sided article by Binoy. Hey Binoy, does FB have any good purpose? I actually.....
» 24/11/2021 4:31:15 PM It could be that google picks up name-calling. I would like to believe that no sane oper.....
» 24/11/2021 3:14:59 PM wow Graham, that is ridiculous. An important topic to discuss......
» 24/11/2021 12:51:58 PM Is Elon Musk senile given much of his wealth is based on his future vision?.....
» 24/11/2021 10:37:45 AM Australia certainly has potential due to its size. But it would cost a lot of money to s.....
» 23/11/2021 4:11:28 PM yes, recent trends hardly good for many. House prices increasing twice rate of wages, not.....
» 23/11/2021 3:26:04 PM Australia's academia, unless it has changed recently, is largely incapable of answering qu.....
» 23/11/2021 9:43:14 AM Interesting question Alon, and very hard to answer......
» 22/11/2021 6:01:14 PM How can you be a marxist for defending western civilisation? Yes, there are problems, but.....
» 21/11/2021 9:29:14 AM Fester, I agree. There may well be a higher cost, and I am sure life will go on. These ar.....
» 21/11/2021 9:25:02 AM but markets, driven often by the actions of companies and their shareholders, are not stup.....
» 21/11/2021 8:00:17 AM OLO should be about all opinions, not just those who reject the majority view out there th.....
» 21/11/2021 6:53:32 AM NASA and markets are not leftwing, global warming has most people and experts in agreement.....
» 19/11/2021 1:10:33 PM I am not sure about us being stooged. I think some countries, like the US, Australia and.....
» 19/11/2021 10:42:09 AM The policy push towards lowering greenhouse gas emissions will never go away. It will be .....
» 19/11/2021 10:15:11 AM Very true Paul. I read once that the Jews in the US long ago scored below average iqs, ye.....
» 18/11/2021 10:26:37 AM yes, we are somehow expected to pay for electric cars, made mostly in China while the latt.....
» 18/11/2021 9:07:52 AM That is a good point. In this internet age, why the need for expensive meetings. Lead by.....
» 18/11/2021 9:02:24 AM Imagine what a joke international law would become if China and its allies were to buy off.....
» 18/11/2021 8:22:22 AM I do indeed support the push towards lower greenhouse gas emissions as one of the most urg.....
» 18/11/2021 7:52:15 AM In terms of showing the complexity and difficulty faced by different nations have in terms.....
» 17/11/2021 10:29:03 AM Thanks for the posts Paul. I agree with you 100%, all children and adults should have a r.....
» 17/11/2021 7:07:08 AM Paul1405 said "It is my belief that education is the real determinate of success in.....
» 16/11/2021 3:10:35 PM Hey Lego, it is ok to admit you are wrong. Western civilisation never started with Christ.....
» 16/11/2021 9:50:30 AM And Lego, I think many of the ideas that influenced Western civilisation, through art and .....
» 16/11/2021 9:42:38 AM Lego, were the ancient Greeks Christian? I thought the origin of Western civilisation beg.....
» 16/11/2021 9:16:53 AM Christian politicians have every right to express whatever view they like. They are obviou.....
» 16/11/2021 8:54:18 AM SR, CRT is simplistic academic garbage, like most of their theories that claim some sophis.....
» 16/11/2021 8:42:24 AM Lego, I assume your last comment was directed at me, or was it SR. No SR, I will not taki.....
» 16/11/2021 8:34:11 AM Lego, it is also sad that you are a racist and a know all, but I can live with that and yo.....
» 15/11/2021 12:53:37 PM Lego, correct, I reject CRT. I have never claimed that a perfect society will emerge. W.....
» 15/11/2021 8:10:20 AM I agree ttb, a silly article......
» 15/11/2021 7:14:52 AM come on, academics are really smart. I read the other day that sleeping more than 6.5 hou.....
» 15/11/2021 7:09:01 AM I am not as cynical, but yes govts and markets will ultimately go where they think the mon.....
» 15/11/2021 5:47:29 AM Yes Lego. It is very important that all Americans vote in the political process, and that.....
» 14/11/2021 10:16:25 AM Lego, yes there will long be city developments that can be cited. But, as my article indi.....
» 14/11/2021 8:40:01 AM Lego, I am very much for giving all people equal opportunity to progress. There are gifte.....
» 13/11/2021 5:43:44 PM No Lego, just someone who likes to express my opinion......
» 13/11/2021 8:32:09 AM Lego said "most people believe in Eugenics" what an absolute joke. Prove it L.....
» 12/11/2021 8:59:09 AM Daffy Duck, yes, in a lot of ways you are right. I just feel education should be a const.....
» 12/11/2021 8:05:04 AM Nice article. It is an interesting time with education. My own experience in the 1990s w.....
» 12/11/2021 7:02:06 AM Rather than say the US reflects structural racism, say as CRT would, I would suggest that .....
» 12/11/2021 6:45:37 AM Lego, you do not have to support critical race theory to point out that blacks have some e.....
» 11/11/2021 8:13:14 PM Lego, I don't support CRT because I don't think that US history is as simple as a blame g.....
» 11/11/2021 4:49:59 PM Lego said "Asians are generally smarter than whites, whites are generally smarter tha.....
» 5/11/2021 3:32:57 PM Speaking to Fijians on my trip 2018 at a resort, I think they already don't like the Chine.....
» 3/11/2021 7:14:53 AM it is amazing how the British conservatives strongly feel that humans are causing global w.....
» 13/10/2021 1:51:24 PM whether a policy is driven by the left or not, politics and markets will go with that tren.....
» 13/10/2021 12:58:38 PM I suppose what I meant is that no major party in Australia can afford to alienate city vot.....
» 13/10/2021 11:47:13 AM ttbn, for example, greenhouse gas emissions. The reality is the coalition cannot win if re.....
» 13/10/2021 10:13:27 AM I don't agree. All people have a right to support certain policy preferences. Easy days f.....
» 13/10/2021 10:07:04 AM nice article......
» 11/10/2021 3:32:30 PM Hasbeen, did you see Ford v Ferrari movie? I thought it was pretty good. Yes, cost and di.....
» 11/10/2021 1:19:05 PM yep, my touchscreen radio does not work, would rather old style radios any day. went afte.....
» 10/10/2021 6:11:52 PM That is good Foxy, but you also have a passion to discuss many policy issues. That is the.....
» 10/10/2021 5:55:08 PM That is right, passion and an ability to think most important, not the type of degree. ht.....
» 10/10/2021 5:47:17 PM Great to have a qualification as it helped me get some easy money from the university leec.....
» 10/10/2021 5:41:00 PM Hey Foxy, do you have a degree. I have a PhD and would not rate that much higher than a t.....
» 10/10/2021 5:39:45 PM what matters is intellect and passion, and few people have this as indicated by the pathet.....
» 10/10/2021 5:37:27 PM anyone can learn fundamentals of law and economics Foxy, not that hard. I represented mys.....
» 10/10/2021 2:39:23 PM what often matters is intellect and a desire to do the right thing. What does being an e.....
» 10/10/2021 2:28:30 PM Paul, what business does any power have in being in far away regions. Well, all powers op.....
» 10/10/2021 10:31:56 AM With all respect to all OLO contributors, there is a clear difference between Australia's .....
» 10/10/2021 10:18:28 AM Foxy, I don't see your claims in your posts. I could be wrong though......
» 10/10/2021 9:58:01 AM I think a lot of neighbours are not necessarily against the decline of a Western superpowe.....
» 10/10/2021 9:45:18 AM I was a member of the CFMEU as a labourer prior to university work. You had to be. Incred.....
» 10/10/2021 9:30:54 AM I heard one so-called expert discussion that suggested that many who rise to the top have .....
» 10/10/2021 9:15:30 AM Ok Foxy, if that is what you reckon. You stick to the committee findings and your love aff.....
» 8/10/2021 4:17:02 PM Foxy, your understanding? You have a brother in the CFA and you dont even ask him for his .....
» 8/10/2021 4:13:38 PM who can forget him telling Victorians to do the right thing and wear a mask. funny as......
» 8/10/2021 4:11:46 PM hey saint dan got fined today for being a hypocrite.....
» 7/10/2021 3:15:28 PM what did your brother say about deal. CFA members i spoke to were not against reform, but.....
» 7/10/2021 3:14:12 PM Foxy, sorry, but every CFA member I spoke to said the same thing, that the deal all went o.....
» 7/10/2021 2:59:33 PM host a US naval base here, and have their submarines patrol from here. might be cheaper.....
» 7/10/2021 2:44:17 PM Foxy, I know you think polies are rock stars, but did ever dawn on you that Andrews and th.....
» 7/10/2021 2:10:47 PM Good thing about investigations, at least in theory, is that all goes on public record and.....
» 7/10/2021 2:02:08 PM So Foxy, just because you get off can mean nothing. So I wont be accepting any decision as.....
» 7/10/2021 1:59:26 PM I am sure Andrews will get off. I had the Federal Circuit Court state that my former univ.....
» 7/10/2021 1:56:49 PM Wrongdoing on both sides for sure Paul. I only ever worked for two politicians, and both .....
» 7/10/2021 1:08:44 PM Don't agree with the article. Sure stats are showing rates of death are low, but govts h.....
» 7/10/2021 1:05:04 PM Great that Andrews deal with union to stuff CFA is now happening. https://www.onlineopin.....
» 4/10/2021 8:45:37 AM yep, good riddance. another supposed hero who speaks well caught out for being dodgy.....
» 25/09/2021 10:28:17 AM Dan, yes that is true, but is it true of the Indian population in Australia? I would ima.....
» 24/09/2021 12:56:50 PM Bronwyn, You may be able to enlighten us why NATO and the G-7, the US, and many countries.....
» 24/09/2021 8:37:04 AM Thanks for the comments. mhaze, yes the million dollar question is whether the US will in.....
» 22/09/2021 2:28:27 PM I am not saying that multi-ethnic societies can or cannot work. I am saying it is difficul.....
» 22/09/2021 2:22:23 PM ttbn, it is extreme because you suggest the multi-ethnic liberal democracy cannot work. I.....
» 22/09/2021 11:08:12 AM ttbn, Your last comment is excellent. It asks a question, which should be given in all h.....
» 22/09/2021 9:16:04 AM ttbn, all opinions matter, as does yours. I actually like reading your views, as I do lik.....
» 22/09/2021 9:06:59 AM BTW, I do agree that critical race theory is not the way to go, even for the simplistic le.....
» 22/09/2021 8:54:28 AM Hey, ttbn and Dan. I know you guys have some extreme views about the social makeup of our.....
» 20/09/2021 2:24:14 PM How can any serious person interested in current affairs say anything kind about the CCP a.....
» 20/09/2021 9:39:41 AM no doubt the Morrison govt is not perfect. I am yet to see one that ever was. But Austra.....
» 20/09/2021 9:28:57 AM I see it another way. In Australia, trade unions have been largely been diminished in ter.....
» 20/09/2021 9:04:31 AM what .... me about supposed scholars like Binoy is that it has long been discussed in the .....
» 20/09/2021 9:00:24 AM yep, looks like another biased anti-US piece, probably took about 60 minutes. good work .....
» 19/09/2021 8:55:56 AM Paul, and several Asian countries expressed support......
» 19/09/2021 8:54:06 AM Hasbeen, Yes wave technology has a long way to go. I agree that we need sensible energy m.....
» 17/09/2021 6:25:04 PM https://www.intelligentliving.co/scotland-most-powerful-tidal-turbine/ the above example .....
» 17/09/2021 6:09:26 PM https://createdigital.org.au/this-innovation-could-make-wave-energy-a-viable-renewable-alt.....
» 17/09/2021 4:34:43 PM Hasbeen, WE r not there yet, but it keeps getting better each year. I do believe that var.....
» 17/09/2021 4:32:34 PM I, for one, hopes she loses her seat......
» 17/09/2021 2:41:10 PM I agree defamation laws should be changed. I know a person in a sport who sues everyone f.....
» 17/09/2021 1:17:49 PM I heard on news that a nuclear fuelled sub would last a lifetime in terms of energy, I am .....
» 17/09/2021 12:28:44 PM Umm, how does China treat its most vulnerable people with basic rights and welfare? I th.....
» 17/09/2021 11:45:14 AM I agree with ttbn on this one. The situation with China, because of economic interdependen.....
» 17/09/2021 11:38:33 AM Get over it, the moves towards renewables and new technologies is only going to get bigger.....
» 17/09/2021 11:11:48 AM good article......
» 12/09/2021 3:11:02 PM Diver Dan, I will respond to your point, which you probably should have made the first ti.....
» 12/09/2021 8:45:30 AM Diver Dan The ultimate .... head.....
» 10/09/2021 10:18:42 AM Lego, thanks for reading. It is hard to write about racism. Here my motivation was to s.....
» 7/09/2021 8:22:30 AM And, so what? He supported the US, good move Bob given some of the loonies in Labor at the.....
» 3/09/2021 6:33:51 PM CM, yep the world did become a far better place when influenced by the British traditions......
» 3/09/2021 12:17:18 PM mhaze, thanks for your excellent comments. I sort have shifted as well. It may well be th.....
» 3/09/2021 9:11:54 AM Thanks Dan for providing your views on China. All opinions are valid, and all opinions pro.....
» 2/09/2021 11:30:42 AM To the author, good piece. While I am one who looks to US leadership, it is true that it t.....
» 2/09/2021 11:21:14 AM ttbn, I have run out of response opportunities on my article thread. But wrong, wrong, wr.....
» 2/09/2021 9:27:25 AM Yes, I am a bit fired up, I have to admit. I have been writing my feeble efforts about Ch.....
» 2/09/2021 9:23:22 AM Hey Dynamic Dan, tell us about "truth and honesty" with regard to the China issu.....
» 2/09/2021 9:19:39 AM No ttbn, I don't mind u disagreeing with me; that is fine. But simply bagging everything,.....
» 2/09/2021 9:11:52 AM I feel sorry for you two guys. Australians generally love Australia, although many highl.....
» 2/09/2021 9:00:11 AM ttbn. give it a rest, u really talk bs at times. The West, including Australia, will never.....
» 2/09/2021 8:58:55 AM I love getting critical feedback. However, ttbn, some of your comments about Australia, i.....
» 16/07/2021 2:37:12 PM body surfing is fantastic, except when I nearly drowned at Gunnumatta and Bondi......
» 16/07/2021 11:33:55 AM yes Alan, some of us might look a bit outstanding in our older age. Difficult stuff the g.....
» 16/07/2021 10:10:13 AM Yes Dan, the transgender issue needs to be addressed. Personally I don't think the NZ wei.....
» 12/06/2021 1:49:03 PM Pretty sure Liberal are in power, but I may be wrong. Pretty sure that Coalition has gove.....
» 12/06/2021 1:34:43 PM "Hi Chris Lewis:- NOBODY on Australain soil has benefitted from ANYTHING other than t.....
» 12/06/2021 10:20:37 AM I thought Don's short piece was pretty good. We have been fortunate to benefit greatly th.....
» 11/05/2021 7:24:13 PM Hey Andras, thanks for reading......
» 27/04/2021 4:45:05 PM ttbn, it really ...... me off about much of the garbage that emanates from the academic el.....
» 27/04/2021 11:47:38 AM Yes, ttbn. But why not hit them on all fronts to show them we don't want or need the CCP .....
» 27/04/2021 11:29:14 AM Individual, I agree with you. The situation we have now is very much caused by consumers .....
» 8/04/2021 1:02:25 PM I actually like other sports and football codes more, but have followed football since the.....
» 8/03/2021 12:14:33 PM Hey Individual, What about articles on this week's All Star Mile horse race, and why Aust.....
» 1/03/2021 8:07:23 AM great news David, it will give you something to get excited about in the next few years......
» 28/02/2021 9:33:01 AM So don't worry about debt, keep the economy gong with consumption and so on. But we need .....
» 26/02/2021 3:20:53 PM Aidan, I am glad you see no problems ahead. It is great that some people need not stress.....
» 26/02/2021 7:01:11 AM one more consequence of the huge explosion of debt in last twenty years. Who is that has .....
» 26/02/2021 6:30:59 AM CM, will come back to topic on OLO after Graham's feedback, but still hoping submission ge.....
» 26/02/2021 6:21:00 AM of course Australia avoids large recessions, twice now by spending billions and billions o.....
» 25/02/2021 6:01:17 PM given few cases of covid in Fiji, a travel bubble between them and us seems like a great w.....
» 25/02/2021 4:01:35 PM Aidin, if an agreement emerges between major countries in the future to write off debt a.....
» 25/02/2021 12:44:17 PM I agree, academic qualifications can be an overrated aspect of one's competency. Just lo.....
» 25/02/2021 11:51:03 AM But I am all for appropriate legislation, and would be concerned if the benefit mainly wen.....
» 25/02/2021 11:34:14 AM ok, so battlers should be left to compete in this absurd housing market which has become u.....
» 25/02/2021 11:30:26 AM I must be missing something given the cry babies towards FB. I did not really know FB was.....
» 25/02/2021 9:45:52 AM Yes, and discrimination will probably remain within each race. Look at Italy where many i.....
» 25/02/2021 9:24:25 AM Midnight Express was a good movie, sounds like little has changed. Whereas in Australia, .....
» 25/02/2021 7:16:23 AM CM, It might have been my 2007 article titled "In Rudd we trust: the failure of left.....
» 25/02/2021 3:45:52 AM Alan, there is no doubt that there is a place for deficit spending in the cycle of economi.....
» 25/02/2021 3:33:31 AM CM, submitted now, but did include your ideas into last paragraph. "I have argued th.....
» 24/02/2021 4:45:23 PM CM, thanks for that. I have finished draft. what I have argued is that they have not pr.....
» 24/02/2021 1:05:43 PM With appropriate public housing assistance, perhaps yes, as housing costs take much of the.....
» 24/02/2021 11:37:48 AM Love Fiji, albeit they fined me $A200 for a few pieces of fruit in bag I forgot to take ou.....
» 24/02/2021 11:12:57 AM nature is neither always peaceful or conflictual for most species. And human history wou.....
» 24/02/2021 10:02:34 AM yes, how long with this dumb game go on relying on cheap money and low interest rates. It.....
» 24/02/2021 7:32:56 AM CM, I am writing a new piece on that very topic, Collingwood FC and structural racism? I .....
» 23/02/2021 5:02:15 PM I am sad to hear of Joe's passing......
» 23/02/2021 4:06:19 PM only get paid from FB if a corporation and turnover of $150,000.....
» 23/02/2021 3:55:02 PM Ruthless corporation? hardly, it has now compromised with the government to remove its b.....
» 23/02/2021 9:23:25 AM I actually think the new media is progressive. If you are good enough, and innovative eno.....
» 23/02/2021 7:13:24 AM It is a shame we are in the current standoff with Facebook. Sorry Binoy, I like FB and on.....
» 22/02/2021 1:03:43 PM ok, have now received detailed feedback that suggests some major faults with article. I .....
» 22/02/2021 10:22:16 AM well the other site finally responded today after I asked this morning for a courtesy resp.....
» 21/02/2021 5:20:56 PM Paul, I do find it hard top believe that the PM's office did not know about it. People ta.....
» 21/02/2021 1:32:03 PM I actually worked for a federal MP who was convicted of receiving money and seeking sexual.....
» 21/02/2021 12:30:40 PM you can never win highbrow debates about race. If you defend the past you are a racist. O.....
» 21/02/2021 11:58:50 AM Just heard one of authors of Do Better report on ABC with Tracy Holmes. Now I must be liv.....
» 21/02/2021 10:32:22 AM I have to say Graham Young and On Line Opinion is a blessing in terms of its existence. I.....
» 21/02/2021 9:02:40 AM is it really a Liberal Party problem? I would believe it is a societal problem......
» 21/02/2021 8:59:55 AM doubt such a proposal would ever get up, nor should it. Parties are free to have any grou.....
» 20/02/2021 11:12:54 AM Very true Alan. My daughter is all over me if I say anything referring to the Chinese. I l.....
» 19/02/2021 1:59:34 PM Hasbeen, I am not advocating multiculturalism where all groups are equal. But, as a suppo.....
» 19/02/2021 1:49:59 PM CM, ethnicity/race is a most interesting topic, assuming none of us are being adversely af.....
» 19/02/2021 11:23:00 AM CM, are you saying that interaction cannot lead to a harmonious national society of differ.....
» 19/02/2021 10:50:28 AM I don't think anyone should turn their backs on issues such as race. To do so would merel.....
» 15/02/2021 1:31:24 PM Hasbeen, I am merely focusing on the response to China, but I would think that Biden will.....
» 15/02/2021 9:39:03 AM Banjo, I am certainly not writing Biden off. I expect he will do better than Trump. The U.....
» 15/02/2021 8:29:29 AM where I work, we have had no pay rise since 2018. EBA was rejected late last year because.....
» 10/02/2021 9:09:29 AM Very interesting topic......
» 10/02/2021 8:51:13 AM Everyone has a right to an opinion. I believe Trump indeed cited events on the Congress, .....
» 5/02/2021 8:43:45 AM I use Facebook to link to key media players to provide me news about issues I am intereste.....
» 2/02/2021 10:34:49 AM China predicted to be biggest economy by 2028, https://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-china-5.....
» 2/02/2021 10:30:32 AM I reckon the CCP would merely laugh at predictions of its demise with regard to its econom.....
» 2/02/2021 9:31:49 AM wow, boom times ahead. Let the world keep on going with the gravy train, as debt by the a.....
» 1/02/2021 3:41:04 PM The High Court is appalling, civil liberties have been denied? Really, well how come the .....
» 1/02/2021 8:13:37 AM ummm, Australia is a federation. State governments have rights and powers, as does the Fe.....
» 31/01/2021 11:52:35 AM We should let the great Arts guru speak to him or her self, and not respond now our amusem.....
» 30/01/2021 9:14:16 AM I don't get how any former politician gets a tax free pension. As many of them continue t.....
» 29/01/2021 9:03:00 AM I think I called Rudd a dud once in an OLO article, and a former academic/journo pointed o.....
» 29/01/2021 8:32:51 AM I think when someone who is very prominent represents a particular perspective, in Abbott'.....
» 28/01/2021 2:28:12 PM I watched a recent SBS show on Nuremberg trials. One witness recalled being told that on.....
» 28/01/2021 10:34:36 AM Yes, I remember Portillo's political career. I really enjoy his passion for the shows, i.....
» 28/01/2021 10:28:31 AM ttbn, I am in my 50s. Yes, I understand the research, but all it is a list of statistics.....
» 28/01/2021 10:11:16 AM I quickly read report, impressive research of data. But nothing about how and why we got .....
» 28/01/2021 9:31:15 AM Materialism? I think that has always governed the minds of many families. Most I knew aspi.....
» 28/01/2021 9:21:36 AM ttbn, I only offer my opinion. what I remember has shaped my opinion. I remember homose.....
» 28/01/2021 9:14:30 AM With due respect to some of the arguments of the centre-right, if they had their way I sus.....
» 28/01/2021 9:03:51 AM SBS is my favorite free to air channel. Kayo is my favorite channel full stop. Life, for.....
» 28/01/2021 9:00:50 AM Well, from my perspective, I reckon life has never been better. having said that, I am e.....
» 20/01/2021 11:03:07 AM being centrist is a worthy goal as a student of politics. While extremely difficult to pu.....
» 20/01/2021 8:53:41 AM MR O, while I share concern about the rise of the CCP, I think Bronwyn does have points th.....
» 18/01/2021 2:43:26 PM Mr O, You need to start thinking about your arguments. Chinese are the second largest et.....
» 14/01/2021 4:06:14 PM The only thing I liked about Trump was the greater attention he gave to the CCP, albeit he.....
» 14/01/2021 2:54:13 PM nice post Alan......
» 14/01/2021 9:35:17 AM Well done Adam taking note and interest of Alan's ideas......
» 8/01/2021 12:30:18 PM Joe, yes, I just wanted to see how MR O could justify his inaccurate assumptions about you.....
» 8/01/2021 11:50:08 AM How so, Mr O? Please explain your last post about Joe......
» 8/01/2021 11:04:47 AM wow, MR O had a go at summarising my thoughts. What a clown you are Mr O......
» 8/01/2021 11:01:06 AM Actually Mr O, I am a labourer and not educated. I left school at 16. The rest of my life .....
» 8/01/2021 10:56:23 AM I have already told you. But I don't need to explain myself to a clown......
» 8/01/2021 10:49:46 AM MR O, but study does not produce uniform opinion. As you know, all sorts of perspectiv.....
» 8/01/2021 10:44:14 AM Yes, counting money may lesson his pain given the US rejected him.....
» 8/01/2021 10:32:51 AM Given Trump's son sounds a bit like his dad, the Trump clan should/could form a Trump part.....
» 8/01/2021 10:23:53 AM China, under the CCP, will never lead the world, but it may well divide it. Of course, th.....
» 8/01/2021 10:16:59 AM Given it looks like Democrats will hold the balance of power in the Congress, Trump's futu.....
» 8/01/2021 10:06:15 AM MR O, how is it you got to be so smart? Do you think it is a genetic thing? But since OL.....
» 8/01/2021 9:48:51 AM that is my opinion, he is a madman. they had an election, he lost,and he needs to …. off......
» 8/01/2021 9:38:37 AM I am all for the right wing perspective being an important part of a liberal democracy, at.....
» 17/12/2020 10:04:51 AM thankfully, the Supreme Court put the moron in his place. Has their been a bigger idiot t.....
» 17/12/2020 10:01:46 AM Hey Dan, What is your solution?.....
» 17/12/2020 9:57:51 AM MR O, give it a rest. The amusement of your comments has worn off. But keep trying to be a.....
» 17/12/2020 9:17:02 AM says you. Your r a nutter, so I am hardly bothered......
» 17/12/2020 9:15:29 AM I think the Morrison govt is doing a good job. For those who want a harder rightist govt,.....
» 17/12/2020 8:54:40 AM Aust and the West can try and counter CCP aid, it can build military bases with support fr.....
» 17/12/2020 8:42:50 AM Mr O, I am not in the business of making figures up. I will leave that to you......
» 17/12/2020 8:38:32 AM Hi Dan, don't talk bs. I never said anything of the kind. End of day, PNG will make its.....
» 17/12/2020 6:02:51 AM PNG will make its own deals, as its sovereign right, perhaps to its own detriment given I .....
» 17/12/2020 5:50:40 AM Mr O, that is incredible research? You must have a lot of skills to make up figures like t.....
» 16/12/2020 5:39:16 AM MR O, I will blame who I like, as is your right. Don't assume you know everything; you do.....
» 15/12/2020 4:21:02 PM trouble is that Australian policy makers live in dreamland. They think they can have best .....
» 13/12/2020 12:54:01 PM Bronwyn, ran out of posts on 'Australia can’t afford to bite its tongue on China'. I hav.....
» 13/12/2020 12:12:21 PM And I doubt there will be a military conflict, as too much risk. But, even if Chinese mil.....
» 13/12/2020 11:51:55 AM Hasbeen, I think you underestimate the longstanding leadership of liberal democracies, al.....
» 13/12/2020 11:32:18 AM Hasbeen, Yes, I believe the West will prevail. If not, the world will divide into two sp.....
» 13/12/2020 9:47:31 AM Bronwyn, Who are you to call anyone here racist? AS for your brief summary of one factor.....
» 11/12/2020 12:39:24 PM wow, Binoy reckons China is not our foe. I assume he means the CCP. Strange comment. Plea.....
» 11/12/2020 10:52:43 AM it was always obvious relying on China would be a disaster. Whereas a university editor t.....
» 4/12/2020 10:09:30 AM MR O, you are easily intimidated. I read that article and thought, so what. How about lo.....
» 3/12/2020 3:40:49 PM Anyone with any logic would have known ten years ago a new Cold War was looming. What di.....
» 2/12/2020 4:38:23 PM MR O, when are you actually going to express your Arts prowess? I have been waiting, wait.....
» 2/12/2020 3:49:12 PM Ok MR O, I will answer your own question because you appear largely incapable. No, Austra.....
» 2/12/2020 2:42:00 PM MR O, why don't you answer your own questions......
» 2/12/2020 1:11:01 PM agree with ttbn. Get over it, find new markets......
» 1/12/2020 10:45:35 AM Do not agree. All nations have the right to express an opinion. Last thing we want is a.....
» 1/12/2020 9:48:28 AM .... off Mr O, you talk bs.....
» 1/12/2020 9:35:19 AM yes, I will be voting coalition because of China issue. We need leaders that stand for im.....
» 1/12/2020 8:40:01 AM NO surprise. WE need this freefall to turn into a worldwide movement that hopefully put th.....
» 25/11/2020 10:27:07 AM Yes, MR O is one amusing contributor.....
» 24/11/2020 4:26:07 PM Australia should never begin appeasing the CCP. If they do, it is all over, red rover, fo.....
» 24/11/2020 10:46:59 AM Pete, I note Sco Mo is in dreamland today, asking US not to draw smaller countries into s.....
» 20/11/2020 10:54:22 AM Mr O, it is ok, you are a legend in your own lunchtime, as we all are......
» 20/11/2020 10:09:54 AM "Australia cannot rely on US nuclear deterrent protection forever. Australia's own nu.....
» 20/11/2020 10:08:15 AM Kevin Rudd or Donald Trump, who is worse?.....
» 20/11/2020 9:04:57 AM I think it would be quite hard to separate entirely the aggressive nature that is associat.....
» 20/11/2020 9:00:23 AM postal voting is legal. Get over it. Trump lost......
» 20/11/2020 8:58:35 AM ABC does not need so much public funding to survive. Only the whinging left have no faith.....
» 14/11/2020 12:51:47 PM Dear SR, So what is knew. I wish you well as you wipe away your tears. It is a tough gi.....
» 14/11/2020 10:26:54 AM that is the key point: if people hear a message they strongly disagree with, they will tur.....
» 14/11/2020 7:08:15 AM Foxy, while you seem to struggle with OLO participants disagreeing with you, I think you n.....
» 13/11/2020 12:46:52 PM So, Australia's liberal democracy is a sham. Where is your evidence?.....
» 13/11/2020 12:42:05 PM I agree. If we had a decent media, Australia would not have elected Rudd......
» 13/11/2020 12:33:39 PM Yes Foxy, that is what we have. Liberal democracy allows various players to advocate thei.....
» 13/11/2020 10:55:46 AM solid effort Foxy. However, a democracy also requires individuals to think for themselves.....
» 12/11/2020 7:01:18 PM Our democracy is served by many media players (old and new). For the minority of Australi.....
» 12/11/2020 4:39:52 PM SR, the only constraint is producing a good enough paper that people will want to buy. I .....
» 12/11/2020 3:42:09 PM SR, the ABC is ok, but it is still biased. But, I respect your opinion......
» 12/11/2020 3:36:41 PM Hey Foxy, I do contribute to politics/policy. It is on the public record. U r really str.....
» 12/11/2020 2:54:34 PM there is media diversity. Not my problem that you choose to focus on the few biased newsp.....
» 12/11/2020 11:19:14 AM And, what does that story tell me that I don't already know......
» 12/11/2020 11:10:26 AM Get a grip yourself. we disagree with you, get over it.....
» 12/11/2020 10:27:29 AM I really don't get it. The left already has the ABC, public funded, to promote the messag.....
» 10/11/2020 4:31:35 PM SR, but how many watch the other channels? I don't fear the right; its influence is overs.....
» 10/11/2020 9:54:47 AM IMO, a pretty ordinary piece.....
» 10/11/2020 9:52:38 AM Bit premature to write off Biden before he even starts. I don't think he would need to d.....
» 10/11/2020 9:12:20 AM One thing is for sure, Porter may never fulfil his dream of becoming PM......
» 10/11/2020 9:06:32 AM show just showed that a lot of men are hypocrites. What is new? I used to work for a fede.....
» 10/11/2020 9:01:09 AM and where is the empirical proof that Murdoch dominates debate? I don't see it, so please.....
» 9/11/2020 6:50:42 PM I agree, there are plenty of left wing media sources out there. I hardly support the Murd.....
» 9/11/2020 5:12:56 PM Nothing wrong with media. If the left has a problem, start its own media.....
» 9/11/2020 3:05:12 PM How ridiculous. Typical of that pompous tosser that is Rudd For the Left, just get out th.....
» 8/11/2020 3:36:59 PM MR O, u r funny. Thankfully the real world is nothing like you say it is. But, it is gr.....
» 8/11/2020 9:24:33 AM I don't think US will be kissing China's a.. under Biden, but we shall see. I am more wor.....
» 6/11/2020 6:24:58 AM some journos on Fox News are also demanding that the Trump camp prove their allegations of.....
» 5/11/2020 7:28:26 AM close election, but looks like Biden will get up.....
» 29/10/2020 5:20:12 PM I agree with the latter view; I am much less concerned with multi-ethnic dimension......
» 29/10/2020 2:28:24 PM Yes, Mr O. that is why Trump is out campaigning hard and talking up the supposed dodgy po.....
» 29/10/2020 1:27:25 PM IMO, Trump is not fit to be president. But the question is whether enough Americans are p.....
» 27/10/2020 8:04:25 AM I thought the Four Corners show was reasonably balanced; gave a great deal of time to Trum.....
» 26/10/2020 3:30:43 PM It was a joke Mr O. as is Foxy's adoration of the leftwing elite......
» 26/10/2020 2:22:38 PM CM, I am only a glorified labourer. Mr O, well he describes himself as a genius......
» 26/10/2020 1:10:55 PM sorry Foxy, I believe her......
» 26/10/2020 12:36:48 PM 60 minutes showed that Biden sleazed all over a woman, junior staff member. Me was shocke.....
» 26/10/2020 12:25:22 PM there you go, speaks for itself. one lecturer gives an F, another a HD. As i said, most .....
» 26/10/2020 12:20:27 PM Fxy, stop lecturing me. Your situation hardly compares to mine, so give it a rest......
» 25/10/2020 6:04:41 PM Pete, the guy I complained about calling me anti-Labor gave one of the most biased lectu.....
» 25/10/2020 2:48:41 PM Foxy, thanks for the lecture, but no thanks. And no, I don't give a damn about the ANU an.....
» 24/10/2020 2:11:20 PM CM, my problems started when I complained about being called an anti-Labor scholar......
» 24/10/2020 12:19:03 PM Yes CM, I worked at ANU. I did not end well. I have a couple of matter currently before.....
» 24/10/2020 8:42:03 AM Yes, I am a bit cynical. I too want the Democrats to win, but I also recognise that the D.....
» 24/10/2020 7:52:18 AM ttbn, I actually like the system we have. I am not a monarchist, but don't see the need f.....
» 23/10/2020 7:02:33 PM I am not into looks, poetry, who is a womanizer, and who has bowel problems. I am only in.....
» 23/10/2020 6:57:37 PM very true, biden said what all the lefties wanted to hear. And Trump tried to undermine B.....
» 23/10/2020 4:00:43 PM You would have to be an ignoramus not to know who you are voting for by now. neither of t.....
» 23/10/2020 1:49:56 PM Trump did a great job in mocking what Biden has done when in power. Many voters will also.....
» 23/10/2020 12:39:46 PM I thought both did well in advocating their positions.....
» 23/10/2020 12:21:49 PM He takes every opportunity, but I still think it is pretty civil. That is my opinion......
» 23/10/2020 11:58:09 AM No doubt Trump is a great scrapper; does not miss a beat at making the points he wants to .....
» 23/10/2020 11:00:18 AM I am looking forward to having a laugh in this final debate......
» 23/10/2020 10:54:37 AM I reckon kennedy was overrated. IMO, LBJ was uglier, but more effective, apart form Vietna.....
» 23/10/2020 9:04:59 AM I don't believe people should be forced to vote......
» 23/10/2020 9:02:53 AM maybe he read poetry with the many women he snuck in the white house. Maybe that is what a.....
» 23/10/2020 7:52:57 AM pretty lame article in terms of dealing adequately with foreign policy, but I do agree tha.....
» 23/10/2020 7:48:15 AM Have to disagree. A democratic society will always deserve the leader/govt they elect, ass.....
» 19/10/2020 6:26:42 PM I don't like term progressive. Implies that left is superior. strengths and weaknesses on.....
» 17/10/2020 7:53:45 AM CM, I am no professor. I have a PhD, and have worked at a few Australian universities. A.....
» 17/10/2020 7:46:10 AM CM, yes, too many so-called Australian political scientists, although not all, are more po.....
» 16/10/2020 9:01:13 AM Individual, I am talking society in general. I believe liberal democracy does give all .....
» 16/10/2020 8:47:27 AM In general terms, there will be dodgy opportunists that will be present in all political p.....
» 16/10/2020 8:35:33 AM Yes, the Cold War is happening, as it should given what the CCP stands for. War would be .....
» 15/10/2020 4:51:09 PM I think it is natural to fear difference, but differences can be overcome. Some of my anc.....
» 15/10/2020 4:32:13 PM just spoke to a girl I know doing politics as part of law degree, and she told me she slag.....
» 15/10/2020 4:30:18 PM Hasbeen, that could be true. While research will always have some slant, the teaching of .....
» 15/10/2020 3:04:48 PM CM, so what do you think is our best hope?.....
» 15/10/2020 9:56:40 AM I agree, APS and govt workers are hardly suffering. I am lucky as in the government secto.....
» 15/10/2020 8:59:22 AM Yes, all we have left is a consumer society that relies on more and more debt to keep the .....
» 15/10/2020 7:03:09 AM Individual, the point is that the PMs and DPM, were only interested in meeting me because .....
» 14/10/2020 6:43:07 PM no skin off my …, as I too criticise Australia's humanities. But to suggest that Arts deg.....
» 14/10/2020 9:40:54 AM Will be interesting to see what Labor proposes with tertiary course fees come next electio.....
» 10/10/2020 7:49:17 AM sorry about grammar, me bad and always rush to much. Too much to do......
» 10/10/2020 7:34:26 AM Hasbeen, obviously liberal democracy working in corrupt and/or poorer countries, including.....
» 10/10/2020 7:27:47 AM BTW, plenty of LIberals watch and listen to the ABC......
» 10/10/2020 7:25:29 AM Hi Hasbenn, well if you at the history of European and Australian history, you will find .....
» 9/10/2020 8:37:07 AM cant wait for US election day. Nearly as exciting as the AFL and NRL finals.....
» 9/10/2020 8:35:01 AM when you see what is happening in south Africa, and recognise that Trump won because of ma.....
» 9/10/2020 7:29:34 AM And just imagine what would happen if the right ran the world; say like President Trump. .....
» 8/10/2020 12:10:35 PM sorry VP.....
» 8/10/2020 12:10:12 PM I think the VC is a decent man.....
» 8/10/2020 12:09:24 PM I think some of the debt levels will be written off in coming years, by agreement. This .....
» 8/10/2020 8:20:21 AM maybe, but first moderator, me think, was from Fox News. I thought he did a reasonable jo.....
» 7/10/2020 10:20:41 AM At end of day, govts may make the easy decisions that accepts money from the CCP, money th.....
» 7/10/2020 8:05:06 AM good piece, keep up the good work......
» 7/10/2020 7:47:15 AM MR O, I do find you humorous sometimes, but you sound like a broken record. Please don't .....
» 7/10/2020 6:35:56 AM another good national example to confirm why my parents made the right decision to come to.....
» 7/10/2020 6:17:37 AM Having said that, I would be voting Democrat in 2020 pending a hope that they would contin.....
» 7/10/2020 5:33:43 AM No doubt Harris will say the things the left love to hear; they always do. But, in the ca.....
» 6/10/2020 8:08:13 PM Foxy, feel free to not underestimate it. I am sure you will be enthralled.....
» 6/10/2020 6:19:11 PM I don't think these debates achieve much, albeit it may influence a small minority not tie.....
» 6/10/2020 6:05:24 PM wow, sounds like you are a fan of albo, foxy?.....
» 6/10/2020 4:37:57 PM ttbn, I think for years now, no one really does much in opposition in a tougher era for p.....
» 6/10/2020 3:30:52 PM Andrews is a joke. End of story for me. He led the stuff up in Victoria with regard to t.....
» 24/09/2020 5:47:43 PM I have got to hope that the US will prove above any dodgy stuff. I have faith that there i.....
» 24/09/2020 5:31:16 PM In the real democratic world it is about elections and who wins power. Trump had his go, .....
» 24/09/2020 4:48:16 PM at the end of the day, the US people will decide Trump's fate very soon......
» 24/09/2020 4:02:42 PM Ok JB, excuse my ignorance......
» 24/09/2020 2:53:11 PM I am writing a piece on why the rise of Trump should wake up Australia from its policy slu.....
» 24/09/2020 12:51:16 PM Doubt it Mr O. Leo was a genius......
» 24/09/2020 12:47:26 PM and my daughter will have to listen to religious bs at private school, so not much differe.....
» 24/09/2020 12:45:08 PM lighten up guys, primary school kids?.....
» 24/09/2020 10:35:21 AM my daughter's primary school no longer has specific arts and music classes. Pretty sad r.....
» 23/09/2020 1:09:00 PM why the Albury Wodonga area is shut down beggars belief given there is hardly ever a coron.....
» 23/09/2020 10:47:48 AM at moment, Sweden 580 deaths per million, Australia 33, UK and USA around 610 https://www.....
» 23/09/2020 10:43:10 AM Joe, that is an interesting observation. Differences between cultures might also explain .....
» 23/09/2020 10:13:28 AM From what I have seen on Sweden, the one major regret was not doing more early on to prote.....
» 23/09/2020 9:28:17 AM I remember one Swede predicted that its approach will prove the most successful after a ye.....
» 22/09/2020 11:18:06 AM Aidan, that is the challenge of each person's opinion. Debate between all will, hopefully.....
» 22/09/2020 10:17:45 AM Foxy, in a democracy there is no such thing as uneducated opinion. All opinions count, wh.....
» 22/09/2020 9:01:02 AM I would like to think US disdain for the CCP is strongly bipartisan, but who knows......
» 22/09/2020 8:57:45 AM Pretty sad that any online media source does not allow comments......
» 20/09/2020 12:04:28 PM interesting post Hasbeen. There is so much to know. I watch Landline, and we do have som.....
» 18/09/2020 3:29:11 PM Nothing would surprise me. But I doubt that even the CCP could be that cruel or stupid......
» 18/09/2020 1:09:18 PM So MR O, are you intelligent?.....
» 18/09/2020 10:12:35 AM Hopefully OLO stays free, which I think is its major strength against other sites which ch.....
» 18/09/2020 8:29:26 AM And yes we all use selective evidence, but one must try and be balanced. I try, but I am.....
» 18/09/2020 8:24:55 AM CM, I withdraw your use of selective evidence. I did not read all of it properly and rushe.....
» 17/09/2020 2:03:31 PM OK, CM, if you going to use selective evidence, why don't you write off the US, UK, Canada.....
» 17/09/2020 1:23:46 PM CM, yes, I understand what he is saying. But I don't agree that a Western society stops b.....
» 17/09/2020 1:08:09 PM Mr O, that is where we are different. I judge a person by what he or she has to say. Don.....
» 17/09/2020 12:48:27 PM nice one David. It is great to see that one can still be vey sharp in their 90s. Of cou.....
» 17/09/2020 12:24:04 PM I will be living to 150, so join the club......
» 17/09/2020 12:23:16 PM I am in agreement with shadowminister. it was you do with your qualifications that count......
» 17/09/2020 12:05:27 PM MR O, you are yet to explain your thoughts on any of your sweeping statements. why did y.....
» 17/09/2020 11:20:20 AM Joe, I think it goes beyond the racial makeup of a country, albeit Australia is made up of.....
» 16/09/2020 7:26:39 PM Mr O, you need to explain your generalisation. Show OLO readers why we are Asian, and wha.....
» 16/09/2020 7:11:37 PM Ok Mr O, what is an Asian identity and how do you explain it in the Australian situation? .....
» 16/09/2020 3:25:10 PM yes, same in building industry. if I was still a builders labourer in union, my base hour.....
» 16/09/2020 2:56:13 PM Paul, that is right. I remember in building industry, site managers, who often hated unio.....
» 16/09/2020 12:00:46 PM Joe, I did a lot of research on that article in terms of events related to how tax events .....
» 16/09/2020 9:14:01 AM shadowminister, I think some, like you, will always make it. But what r your views of .....
» 16/09/2020 9:10:08 AM Would the world be better off without humans? To the degree that no other animal would be.....
» 16/09/2020 7:22:29 AM Funny that. When I was at one university, I met one prominent professor who knew my work .....
» 16/09/2020 7:10:05 AM another good topic. given Aust's looming economic difficulties in a world of many free tr.....
» 15/09/2020 5:19:44 PM No......
» 15/09/2020 4:13:37 PM Mr O, anyone who loves life, will like the humanities. But my point is anyone, and everyo.....
» 15/09/2020 3:19:57 PM Mr O, do you ever listen to the ABC when they cross over to a humanities academic and they.....
» 15/09/2020 3:12:46 PM "Would all come crashing down if people would just accept that it is general human na.....
» 15/09/2020 10:12:18 AM interesting topic, but I am not confident for the survival of many species. The world wil.....
» 15/09/2020 10:08:11 AM Enough money for me is the amount needed to meet my family's needs. As things will be tou.....
» 7/09/2020 10:14:30 AM No offence to the author, but whining about what he wishes the Liberal Party to be is a bi.....
» 26/08/2020 6:24:34 AM I like the rules with regard to our national flag, "The flag can be used for commer.....
» 24/08/2020 11:05:30 AM Hopefully, Australia can get back to educating Australians, and not having its universitie.....
» 15/08/2020 9:02:12 AM Hasbeen, I hope your son is ok. I agree that some cultures are very aggressive and thei.....
» 15/08/2020 8:28:35 AM hasbeen, you are probably right in picking me up or that. What I should have said is th.....
» 14/08/2020 9:24:33 AM Steve, I generally agree with your sentiment. While I would add that all Western governm.....
» 14/08/2020 9:19:46 AM Thanks Dan I would love to meet you in person......
» 14/08/2020 7:54:21 AM Hi ericc, fair call about leaving out some words on the environment. TBH, this was a ver.....
» 12/08/2020 3:51:47 PM I also hope they deliver. I just want to hear their policies. Bring on the debates. .....
» 12/08/2020 3:31:52 PM You are easily pleased. Did you also get excited when Rudd the Dud got elected. I am o.....
» 12/08/2020 2:14:23 PM it is really exciting? Why? what major policies has she to deal with the economy, china o.....
» 12/08/2020 2:05:56 PM wow, how does her multi-ethnic background make any difference. What matters is whether on.....
» 11/08/2020 10:11:43 AM saw Biden on tv riding a bike other day. I reckon he looks fitter than Trump, but I more .....
» 11/08/2020 8:50:02 AM As far as Australian identity in terms of a fair go, I think this general summary is a rea.....
» 10/08/2020 5:31:23 PM and who gives a crap what qualifications MRs Obama has. That talks sounds like Mr O.....
» 10/08/2020 5:30:26 PM if you ever see the documentary on Flint and water supply, you will see what an overrated .....
» 10/08/2020 4:51:33 PM Mr O, I am not really into predicting elections, but I would be amazed if he won this Nove.....
» 10/08/2020 3:44:36 PM I think if Trump loses, the US system will be strong enough to insist that his claims of f.....
» 10/08/2020 2:35:03 PM no way, Obama was overrated, so who needs same......
» 10/08/2020 1:24:53 PM Mr O, there are plenty on here smarter than us without university qualifications You need.....
» 10/08/2020 11:44:52 AM "Surely humankind has to learn that from the very beginning our 'nature' has been to .....
» 10/08/2020 7:59:50 AM Binoy, good try, but too easy to offer such a piece in hindsight. How about writing a pie.....
» 9/08/2020 1:21:49 PM No mistake Mr O. When the CCP sets up a surveillance states, crushes any dissent from peo.....
» 9/08/2020 12:48:15 PM Mr O, FYI, I don't think having any qualification makes any difference when talking about .....
» 9/08/2020 12:39:56 PM MR O, unlike many Greeks, I try not to live in the past. you should know how one gets a P.....
» 9/08/2020 12:15:15 PM Mr O, I got a PhD scholarship because I am good looking, muscular and athletic. Could po.....
» 9/08/2020 10:59:15 AM Why Mr O? As I already indicated, I wanted to do something that countered the left wing b.....
» 8/08/2020 10:57:12 AM Paul, I am happy you refer to a hat on your head for your important study. I never did, .....
» 8/08/2020 7:56:41 AM Dr Paul, well done.....
» 7/08/2020 8:41:38 PM extent non-government actors have on tempering a govt's agenda. looked at Howard govt's fi.....
» 7/08/2020 8:07:12 PM I also attended some great schools East Preston Primary. Preston East High. Managed to.....
» 7/08/2020 7:43:13 PM Long before I went to university I realised to listen to what people have to say rather th.....
» 7/08/2020 3:31:39 PM Hasbeen, The humanities has become so specialised, i tend to gravitate to subject areas t.....
» 6/08/2020 8:54:29 PM jack has not responded to my text. looks like I miss out on a Coles cash card......
» 6/08/2020 8:52:33 PM Mr O, I think anthropology and sociology are silly arts subjects. just my opinion......
» 6/08/2020 8:31:13 AM Paul, I remember the times some aussie businessmen would openly declare their disdain for.....
» 6/08/2020 8:26:40 AM Paul, I would not be contributing to such research for anything less than $25. My intere.....
» 5/08/2020 7:42:16 PM u cannot be serious. I changed a tap mixer in minutes, something a plumber would have cha.....
» 5/08/2020 3:52:24 PM Mr O, it is time to shine......
» 5/08/2020 11:38:27 AM Good article with much food for thought about equity concerns,.....
» 5/08/2020 9:04:28 AM MR O, time to state your summary of multiculturalism. It is time to put up, and show you.....
» 5/08/2020 8:49:44 AM Well, given that anyone can seek to be selected, you cant do much than vote for those who .....
» 5/08/2020 6:45:29 AM Anyone with any logic could have seen advantage of masks. Relying on so-called expert opi.....
» 5/08/2020 6:36:59 AM Hi Jack, How much is the Coles card worth?.....
» 4/08/2020 6:11:09 PM Mr O, just go for it. I want your view asap, as I fine tune my own piece titled 'Austra.....
» 4/08/2020 2:28:55 PM I knew you would not be impressed by the link Mr O. I eagerly await your summary of multi.....
» 4/08/2020 1:13:29 PM What an ordinary link about multiculturalism. I know Mr O can do much better. He will mo.....
» 4/08/2020 11:09:51 AM Mr O, I doubt you have a monopoly on truth or any definition of a concept. But let us hea.....
» 3/08/2020 11:21:52 AM Joe, in piece i am writing on immigration, i do argue that the dynamic nature of Australi.....
» 3/08/2020 10:44:37 AM Mr O, you know I am fair. Or do you? Joe wins on this one. You are using selective evide.....
» 2/08/2020 11:48:01 AM No, I like Australia......
» 2/08/2020 10:28:12 AM So what is your point Mr O? Are you saying we are doomed, what r u saying? Are u sayin.....
» 2/08/2020 9:45:23 AM No.....
» 31/07/2020 5:09:09 PM Mr O, what you fail to appreciate, is that many people of Asian backgrounds, also see them.....
» 31/07/2020 5:05:05 PM I feel empathy for Aboriginals, but I agree with Hasbeen. In the end, like any one else, .....
» 31/07/2020 4:57:32 PM Mr O, I don't think the world is about ethnic identity, at least in most Western countries.....
» 30/07/2020 4:05:14 PM No, but I know that Singapore is mostly Chinese 76%, malay 15% and Indians 7%. https://en.....
» 30/07/2020 3:23:25 PM Mr O, no, I doubt Sydney would be anything like Singapore. Joe, I think Mr O is having yo.....
» 30/07/2020 9:02:21 AM I only go there occasionally. last time 2016 Around Central and a few suburbs, very Chine.....
» 30/07/2020 6:43:42 AM I doubt Trump will be re-elected, but we shall see given the 2016 result. Four years of .....
» 30/07/2020 6:34:04 AM Armchair Critic, Nothing to be sorry about. I can see why it sounds strange given they ar.....
» 29/07/2020 3:34:19 PM I live in city of Wodonga, but prefer Albury......
» 29/07/2020 3:00:02 PM Armchair Critic. Yes, my mistake, stating Albury-Wodonga, is a pretty serious thing to ge.....
» 29/07/2020 6:26:19 AM Yes, Banjo. I agree we must change within if we are to reverse our relative decline. A l.....
» 29/07/2020 6:17:00 AM Foxy, yes, I like Albury. Has most facilities and a lot less people. And great scenery a.....
» 28/07/2020 2:15:00 PM No MR O, too poor and smart to live there. I am a country bumpkin in Albury Wodonga......
» 28/07/2020 12:08:31 PM Gee it is hard to write about multiculturalism, especially when my argument will call for .....
» 27/07/2020 12:49:41 PM How so Mr O? China is just one ethnicity in Australia......
» 27/07/2020 10:20:14 AM To add, given that the US has so many cleavages, I think one of the best Western policy ex.....
» 27/07/2020 10:12:03 AM Thanks for comments. I think between ttbn and hasbeen, I have a useful start for a later .....
» 27/07/2020 8:08:16 AM For myself, faith in a god could not happen. I think it comes down both to my personality,.....
» 26/07/2020 4:13:04 PM I am open about my preference for Western leadership for the world. Hence, I am intereste.....
» 26/07/2020 3:28:03 PM It is a pity that debate cannot simply be about issues. Political theory, in my opinion, .....
» 26/07/2020 3:17:24 PM I doubt the left will be ever marching to a marxist utopia. And, academic terms like mar.....
» 26/07/2020 10:41:28 AM Good read. While I don't get the stuff about modern thought promoted by the left as fitti.....
» 26/07/2020 8:01:32 AM SR, I don't have to extend anything, especially any comment I made about another poster. .....
» 25/07/2020 3:44:15 PM SR, I am not saying u r rude. As for your argument, what others say is rational to them. .....
» 25/07/2020 12:24:26 PM yes, but in real world, those views do count, at least in democracies.....
» 25/07/2020 11:06:26 AM No we should all stay with OLO, even with our occasional sparring. It is a great forum s.....
» 25/07/2020 10:57:53 AM equally, one could argue that it is waste of time to address climate Change because most.....
» 25/07/2020 10:00:40 AM Foxy, You really don’t get what some of us have to say. I don’t see multiculturalism li.....
» 25/07/2020 8:27:56 AM Seriously Foxy, why state most on here are not rationale. How rude. Every person has a ri.....
» 24/07/2020 5:41:57 PM I have been to Hawaii, New York and California. Last visit was to NY. The locals said I .....
» 24/07/2020 5:29:47 PM yes, three years ago USA. England in next few years. Great cultures. The world would be a.....
» 24/07/2020 5:05:09 PM I like UK and US culture. That is all I need......
» 24/07/2020 3:11:30 PM I cant see how tax cuts will be much of a solution either. I hope I am wrong......
» 24/07/2020 11:51:15 AM put it this way, given thread is about multiculturalism, I did not learn much about this c.....
» 24/07/2020 11:39:21 AM one of the great movies.....
» 24/07/2020 10:57:44 AM Mr O, you beat up the importance of the Arts, Plenty of people know about the world witho.....
» 24/07/2020 10:18:03 AM David, At the end of the day, I am prepared to say it. The West is the best, forget the.....
» 24/07/2020 9:12:48 AM Debt levels will explode in coming years, and I doubt whether all that debt will ever be r.....
» 24/07/2020 8:38:57 AM ttbn, I agree, cultures are not equal. There is the problem of multiculturalism in socie.....
» 23/07/2020 4:41:55 PM ttbn, I also don't think multiculturalism is not without its problems. I am not one of t.....
» 23/07/2020 6:31:54 AM Is Mise, the makeup of ethnicity of the First Fleet Is fascinating. Thanks for pointing t.....
» 20/07/2020 4:16:44 PM Yes, David, free speech is crucial. I applaud your last few posts on this thread......
» 20/07/2020 11:45:49 AM OK CM, at least you responded. For what it is worth, I have concerns about high levels of.....
» 20/07/2020 10:16:03 AM Why do you guys always refer to overseas, especially the USA. As we are Australians, expl.....
» 20/07/2020 8:10:39 AM how strange that we are talking about what an overrated individual said many moons ago whe.....
» 20/07/2020 7:46:40 AM I don't think every culture ever had their own nation. If they did, when was that? Enlig.....
» 19/07/2020 6:02:33 PM Good post Graham. i think you can express concern about concepts like multiculturalism, a.....
» 19/07/2020 5:41:37 PM I think you might have to find a new planet to follow up ideas of a country for each cultu.....
» 19/07/2020 11:18:19 AM Nothing alarming Mr O. Another sign of an appropriate response given that enough is enoug.....
» 19/07/2020 10:50:59 AM Peter, what is even more increadible is that the professor, after rejecting my idea of an .....
» 19/07/2020 10:39:40 AM Hasbeen, IMO, once the virus got into community, rather than mostly being confined to ret.....
» 17/07/2020 6:55:40 PM In addition, Aust economy benefited from international stimulus packages, including from C.....
» 17/07/2020 6:28:25 PM Paul, no matter who is in govt, finding the magic balance between the economic and social .....
» 17/07/2020 6:19:25 PM Joe, i don't like Trump either, but I do believe there are real and justified reasons why .....
» 17/07/2020 3:43:45 PM and, another piece that made myself loved given that a professor wrote to the VC and state.....
» 17/07/2020 3:38:45 PM Shadown minister, here is another piece supporting Labor wasting money on poor programs B.....
» 17/07/2020 2:14:35 PM Mr O, I would not bother. Unless you are part of the elite, I dont think some here will p.....
» 17/07/2020 1:58:08 PM Foxy, thanks again for your lecture. But please, dont bother......
» 17/07/2020 12:31:36 PM MR O, Dont worry. You have heard it all. We are simpletons. We need to talk more. So.....
» 17/07/2020 9:04:35 AM David, I like your summary.....
» 17/07/2020 8:37:12 AM BTW, I am all for conferences and mediation. Nations needs to adopt all measures to coun.....
» 17/07/2020 8:22:19 AM Of course, Huntington said a few controversial things, but I felt his work also had a norm.....
» 16/07/2020 7:25:49 PM MR O, the funny thing is thread title mentions invasion? But apparently you should not be.....
» 16/07/2020 7:11:00 PM MR O, apparently you have been told what you can say and cannot say, but I am not getting .....
» 16/07/2020 6:56:36 PM should be "it is human to hate". Loved reading huntington's stuff at university.....
» 16/07/2020 6:48:31 PM Mr O, I am optimistic, but would not be surprised what happens.....
» 16/07/2020 5:47:14 PM I sort of agree with Huntington "It is a human to hate". While I acknowledge th.....
» 16/07/2020 5:15:39 PM Yuyutsu, you make a solid point about pressure on chinese Australians from CCP. This rea.....
» 16/07/2020 5:06:12 PM Paul, debt levels will be so high, i doubt any major country will ever pay it back. I wou.....
» 16/07/2020 3:35:23 PM Yes, and SBS proves that the ABC can survive with much less public money. IMO, SBS is su.....
» 16/07/2020 11:45:46 AM Peter, fair enough points. However, SBS achieved its best ever ratings last year. I actu.....
» 16/07/2020 8:52:47 AM Paul, I am hopeful that Australia never sees the extreme conditions necessary for a radica.....
» 16/07/2020 8:46:20 AM Yes, there is no doubt that the CCP will garner support from some poorer countries. Will .....
» 16/07/2020 6:43:09 AM I also deplore communism and its lies about solving inequality when we know what really ha.....
» 16/07/2020 6:33:36 AM Peter, I think the ABC would survive, but would not be as grandiose with its spending habi.....
» 16/07/2020 6:26:51 AM David, in any case, my gut feeling and reading suggests that the overwhelming majority o.....
» 15/07/2020 7:13:13 PM thanks David, I was hoping to get some detail to what I asked. I take it some of the tro.....
» 15/07/2020 6:57:02 PM MR O here is the CCP approach Among this diaspora, carrots and sticks are deployed to re.....
» 15/07/2020 6:47:17 PM But Mr O, I am researching the issue of loyalty to Australia by our Chinese community. Rea.....
» 15/07/2020 6:41:14 PM Ok Foxy, keep dreaming. Keep pretending chatter is going to make a difference to the CCP......
» 15/07/2020 5:21:36 PM Yes, foxy. Sorry to tell you no one is listening. The Cold War is on, well and truly......
» 15/07/2020 5:20:08 PM I don't know. When the Americans fought the English, did the many Yanks of English descen.....
» 15/07/2020 11:43:39 AM It's funny how views change to support a certain new perspective. I would have thought Go.....
» 15/07/2020 11:37:07 AM yes, interesting. The CCP wants to be a global superpower, but I doubt that its ideology .....
» 15/07/2020 10:00:09 AM yes, ALP was crushed at next federal election.....
» 15/07/2020 9:40:13 AM Mr O, I think that this approach was inevitable. After all, how much can a koala bear......
» 15/07/2020 8:48:46 AM yes,I agree. That is what I argued in a university essay. I was biased to the Whitlam g.....
» 15/07/2020 8:03:26 AM so, with the Queen not involved in the dismissal, is there any point in having a non-Austr.....
» 15/07/2020 7:09:50 AM last paragraph sums it up nicely "In this new era of prolonged and comprehensive com.....
» 15/07/2020 7:07:24 AM there are some good articles out there supporting Australia to back the US, mostly from st.....
» 15/07/2020 6:12:53 AM concern and strategy about the CCP would already be occuring in secret. pretty obvious. .....
» 14/07/2020 7:00:12 PM Paul, why few nations are hardly perfect, there is the importance of scale. If you believ.....
» 14/07/2020 4:19:36 PM Foxy, you have no hope of convincing me with your rubbish about talkfests. If you want to.....
» 14/07/2020 4:00:13 PM one of my former university tutors, now a professor, did not have much useful to say on th.....
» 14/07/2020 3:56:53 PM IMO, and my hope, it is important that the need for an aggressive cold war approach is not.....
» 14/07/2020 3:20:00 PM Foy stated on other thread "We need to promote greater knowledge - policy makers, sc.....
» 14/07/2020 1:07:36 PM Foxy, with all due respect, I will conduct and offer my views anyway I see fit, but I wil.....
» 14/07/2020 12:39:07 PM that is simply wrong Foxy. Australians would have every right to alter its Chinese intake.....
» 14/07/2020 11:30:29 AM runner, I was referring to quantifying where the loyalty of Chinese Australians are and wi.....
» 14/07/2020 10:16:19 AM I think an overwhelming majority of Chinese Australians embrace our lifestyle and societal.....
» 14/07/2020 8:54:20 AM Mr O, yes, an uprising is unlikely. But one must live in hope. I think pressure for refo.....
» 13/07/2020 6:58:36 PM "The Australian public are never likely to accept the police as one of them while tho.....
» 13/07/2020 6:55:57 PM And to think the AFR published that rubbish......
» 13/07/2020 6:48:10 PM Yes Paul, given that you have to be a member of CCP to get anywhere in the first place, th.....
» 13/07/2020 6:09:37 PM Yuyutsu, I like your last post......
» 13/07/2020 5:53:42 PM Got out of sociology after first year. I hated it, and anthropology. I preferred history/.....
» 13/07/2020 5:51:49 PM MR O, the US is a very divided country in racial terms? As a sociologist, can you advise.....
» 13/07/2020 5:44:00 PM Dear David, as long at the scum that is the CCP sticks to China, I will be happy. Good lu.....
» 13/07/2020 5:37:25 PM Mr O, there will always be a Team Australia, and it has nothing to do with what race you d.....
» 13/07/2020 4:40:03 PM No, I get that. You are one of those who abandons a team to jump on a perceived winner......
» 13/07/2020 4:36:31 PM New dynasty Mr O. How so? What is the CCP dominating outside China? If you going to say.....
» 13/07/2020 2:44:07 PM here I am doing 14 at end of 2017, so get moving Mr O if you want to make the team. https.....
» 13/07/2020 2:38:23 PM Hey guys, peace be with you. We all brothers and sisters in the coming Cold War. Mr O is.....
» 13/07/2020 12:07:41 PM Plenty of ABC reports expressing concern about the CCP. Keep debate real please......
» 13/07/2020 12:01:34 PM Plenty of people without degrees know a lot about society Plenty of people with degrees a.....
» 12/07/2020 6:37:24 PM But, Mr O, I hope you find the courage to proudly promote the West's coming victory agains.....
» 12/07/2020 5:37:27 PM If not, adios to you if the CCP takes over given your racism towards Chinese. I will miss.....
» 12/07/2020 5:34:11 PM Mr O, you are arguably the weakest here with your defeatist attitude. I vote you first t.....
» 12/07/2020 3:20:19 PM Of course we need alliances with other countries. Pretty obvious. But I doubt that Labor .....
» 12/07/2020 2:44:46 PM Yes Foxy, there is only one right way with the CCP, take it on. and that is what is happ.....
» 12/07/2020 2:39:46 PM wow, senator wong, she does sound smart at times. But, all her rhetoric will not amount .....
» 12/07/2020 10:06:57 AM This was not just Aust's strategy. We had no choice but to take advantage of booming freer.....
» 12/07/2020 9:56:48 AM me too, not greed, just wishful and naive thinking. As if an authoritarian nation will ev.....
» 12/07/2020 7:54:14 AM Australia will need to spend a lot more on countering the CCP, but that will again depend .....
» 12/07/2020 7:47:49 AM Peace, men and women of OLO. To some on here, the native doves of Australia, keep on drea.....
» 11/07/2020 2:23:15 PM more funny stuff. Morison will have to listen to what the US does. There is no way that .....
» 10/07/2020 8:10:44 PM What, the CCP will fail, when HK stands up to it? That will be the day. Maybe we should .....
» 10/07/2020 4:58:38 PM Mr O, it is going to be so great to see your predictions fail......
» 10/07/2020 9:40:08 AM ttbn, Yes I agree with your summary. Western societies and leaders must wage the Cold W.....
» 10/07/2020 9:09:42 AM ttbn, I am confused. Do you have faith the west can win the battle, and that the West is g.....
» 10/07/2020 8:24:21 AM No offence, Mr O, but I think your understanding of international relations needs some wor.....
» 9/07/2020 6:50:20 PM Will be interesting to see how angry the CCP will be with Australia accepting HK people. .....
» 9/07/2020 5:21:20 PM Seriously, this stuff about new information about the CCP is hilarious. No offence anyone.....
» 9/07/2020 1:54:08 PM Mr O, Reagan played a major role, but David is right to point to whole range of factors, .....
» 9/07/2020 12:16:43 PM agree with David. Obviously, some screening will occur, but it is important that liberal.....
» 9/07/2020 9:10:41 AM I think thee are a whole lot of reasons why the West can win a Cold War. I would be surp.....
» 9/07/2020 8:18:42 AM The following could be true. "True enough, but such a conclusion is a little underw.....
» 9/07/2020 7:09:14 AM the amount of people i have to remind every day to wash their hands when entering my work .....
» 9/07/2020 6:29:27 AM Individual, I would agree that the centre-left is much softer on foreign affairs. Still,.....
» 8/07/2020 7:20:38 PM ok Foxy, let's waste tax money on overrated so-called experts. I am sure it will happen, b.....
» 8/07/2020 6:29:51 PM Do it, take HK people. You cannot have an evil regime dictate to a liberal democracy what.....
» 8/07/2020 5:21:02 PM But I am happy with the various essays written by many, the work of ONA and ASIO, the pres.....
» 8/07/2020 5:04:10 PM But, if the Morrison govt wants some frank and in depth analysis of the CCP issue, I would.....
» 8/07/2020 5:01:17 PM Foxy, I did read it. It merely reinforced what I said. Academia, politics, is incapable o.....
» 8/07/2020 2:46:23 PM Yes, it is alarming. Because of the bungle, it will now be much harder to contain......
» 8/07/2020 1:37:01 PM Foxy, there is no need to study the CCP. It is already being studied and reported extensi.....
» 8/07/2020 11:22:19 AM Julie Bishop and Gareth Evans would say that. But, nice talks has had its day. The CCP i.....
» 8/07/2020 10:59:41 AM ok, but I already knew that. People in politics tend to like you if you are one of them .....
» 8/07/2020 9:12:22 AM As far as leaving the UN, I do think many will leave if the CCP becomes more obstuctionist.....
» 8/07/2020 8:46:00 AM “In late 2019, the UN Human Rights Council heard testimony that alleged the internment cam.....
» 8/07/2020 8:21:15 AM Interesting piece. But how would India expect the US to be an ally, in a world theatened .....
» 8/07/2020 8:09:04 AM well, that party is sure to get more votes with support like this OLO piece. As if......
» 8/07/2020 8:00:41 AM Seriously, it is a bit of a worryu when one cannot see clear differences between Aust's po.....
» 7/07/2020 6:21:20 PM looking forward to reading it......
» 7/07/2020 5:02:05 PM https://www.abc.net.au/news/2020-07-07/dfat-changes-travel-advice-for-australians-in-china.....
» 7/07/2020 4:43:30 PM Mr O, do you lack courage? Get ready to serve in Dads Army, Australia style......
» 7/07/2020 4:41:49 PM Don't agree Mr O. The West will rise to protect western nations. That is what I believe.....
» 7/07/2020 3:43:17 PM MR O, there would be a third world war before that happens As if the West would allow on.....
» 7/07/2020 3:25:10 PM Mr O, it is time to you write an article for OLO......
» 7/07/2020 3:15:43 PM who cares what some others think. they merely offer their opinions. It is never too late.....
» 7/07/2020 1:16:14 PM Mr O, I am very interested in the extent of this sort of behavior for piece I am writing .....
» 7/07/2020 10:28:31 AM Foxy, to be frank, I am only concerned with the CCP. What the Chinese Australians here wa.....
» 7/07/2020 8:26:53 AM Foxy, your argument that our system is better than theirs does not really cut the mustard......
» 7/07/2020 7:31:42 AM Poor Papua New Guinea will learn in a matter of decades, maybe much sooner, the dangers of.....
» 7/07/2020 6:37:40 AM Yes, on the CCP issue, Australians do need to tell their politicians enough is enough. Fo.....
» 7/07/2020 6:17:39 AM good show on SBS at moment about royal family letters. Tuned in by accident thinking it wo.....
» 7/07/2020 6:07:53 AM Yes, Altrav, we all have interesting backgrounds. Great that your family came here and pr.....
» 6/07/2020 5:34:02 PM and CCP supporters.....
» 6/07/2020 5:33:05 PM yes, I am all for free speech, unlike the CCP......
» 6/07/2020 5:21:58 PM Mr O, we don't need greedy mining magnates that will dumb down our debate......
» 6/07/2020 12:03:41 PM Foxy, with respect to all OLO readers, I doubt there would be many (if any) here that woul.....
» 6/07/2020 11:56:47 AM Yes, ttbn. if we do not respect the virtues of having a society that is free to think, de.....
» 6/07/2020 11:30:41 AM let us keep this thread going forever. Most important thread for decades give the real thr.....
» 6/07/2020 11:16:37 AM I have never attacked Chinese people for being Chinese. But i will attack anyone who defe.....
» 6/07/2020 11:01:04 AM Do you believe in Disneyland, some do. I will read it again to see what China can teach t.....
» 6/07/2020 10:13:43 AM I know you are not. I just want the soft that support China to show us why we have nothi.....
» 6/07/2020 8:26:59 AM Seriously, how can any sane person have a kind view of authoritarian China? Mr O, master .....
» 6/07/2020 8:23:56 AM Rubbish. China, under an authoritarian regime, is indeed a threat to humanity in every wa.....
» 6/07/2020 8:19:49 AM Humanities will never disappear from any decent university. Some people really talk bs......
» 5/07/2020 2:07:08 PM That is an interesting question. just what is the sentiment of chinese living in Austalia.....
» 5/07/2020 12:28:44 PM China uses technology too to get its way, as of 2020. https://www.abc.net.au/news/2020-06.....
» 5/07/2020 12:23:47 PM yes Foxy, we should sit back and embrace all life. Maybe, but i wont be embracing china b.....
» 5/07/2020 12:19:57 PM Hasbeen, yes, the magpies do forage for vital wild food, but I thought i would given them.....
» 5/07/2020 12:13:01 PM I am not really into fancy theories. At end of the day, we have our genes, with our trai.....
» 5/07/2020 10:37:35 AM i feed four magpies (and minors who sneak scraps) oats. Lady who saves birds advises agai.....
» 5/07/2020 10:23:56 AM jimmy2shoes i think you are spot on in that some genetic traits are passed on. I was tak.....
» 3/07/2020 6:15:02 PM yes, with an aggressive authoritaian CCP, it is surely better to be prepared. I am quietl.....
» 3/07/2020 5:35:42 PM not sure about caviar, but they are smart so may well do. if a killer whale enters an are.....
» 3/07/2020 4:42:02 PM killer whales kill whales, eat their tongues and leave rest to rot. Does that count Mr O.....
» 3/07/2020 4:33:04 PM Mr O, did you not experience the US-Soviet nuclear standoff in 1960s. Were you as concern.....
» 3/07/2020 4:24:01 PM speaking of the humanities, i will have to check the supposed leading Australian politics .....
» 3/07/2020 4:20:48 PM we should get nuclear weapons, rather than rely on the USA......
» 3/07/2020 3:09:47 PM No need to worry MR O. China cannot start something they have no hope of winning. The mo.....
» 3/07/2020 2:12:44 PM Even with what seems caring and well informed parents to most of us, a person can go haywi.....
» 3/07/2020 2:06:58 PM Altrav, i think one of US mass murders at high school, the parents of the youth were awar.....
» 3/07/2020 12:41:30 PM "Yes in some ways the old days of the homogeneous society post war was a better place.....
» 3/07/2020 9:53:03 AM "Why, then, are the misfits turned out by the humanities the very malcontents and tro.....
» 3/07/2020 9:30:40 AM Interesting debate last few posts (David and Mr O). IMO, we are an animal, but the most c.....
» 3/07/2020 8:27:11 AM I will correct last sentence. Yes, people will discriminate sometimes against outsiders, .....
» 3/07/2020 8:18:06 AM I love the humanities. However, confining my discussion to politics (my PhD area), my ex.....
» 3/07/2020 7:48:57 AM Hi Saltpetre My parents are also greek, albeit i was ward of state under anglo-celtic par.....
» 2/07/2020 6:37:51 PM No, I am not happy with all trends today. But I feel some life aspects today are better, .....
» 2/07/2020 1:43:34 PM I dont see it that way. While society is hardly perfect, what is it that we have lost exa.....
» 2/07/2020 12:53:30 PM In 70s, Preston was a pretty rough area with a few areas that were especially tough, near .....
» 2/07/2020 7:58:29 AM Yes, i agree with this article. I actually like Facebook; it provides links to many usef.....
» 1/07/2020 12:50:44 PM I actually think we have had reasonable govts over the years, albeit hardly perfect in an .....
» 1/07/2020 11:23:13 AM True, but having weapons on our side will also act a major deterrent. The idea that we sh.....
» 1/07/2020 8:43:28 AM Interesting piece. Reads well, is assertive, and suggests a vision. However, i don't agr.....
» 30/06/2020 9:22:06 AM Altrav, if I had my time again, I would have also saved and invested in housing. As it st.....
» 30/06/2020 8:14:23 AM Good piece. Will be interesting to see how Australia, and other countries, achieve this......
» 30/06/2020 7:44:03 AM Good points Individual. Yes, some people do get tax breaks throughout their working lives.....
» 29/06/2020 6:58:13 PM Mr Opinion, tbh, I don't many that well. The ones I knew were educated, and most shared .....
» 29/06/2020 5:22:46 PM i have never known a bad chinese person either, although the chinese fishing in Manhattan'.....
» 29/06/2020 4:53:57 PM Sorry, Foxy, I cannot share your optimism about authoritarian China. neither do the peopl.....
» 29/06/2020 3:31:12 PM Umm, a debate is also a fight for the hearts and minds of others. You have to fight for yo.....
» 29/06/2020 3:13:38 PM It all depends on our personality. Yes, we should strive to be civil al of the time. Bu.....
» 29/06/2020 2:37:55 PM it should be about fights. win-win solutions don't really exist, but debate can make a po.....
» 29/06/2020 2:32:42 PM and what is even more laughable is that China would never have prospered without the help .....
» 29/06/2020 2:25:30 PM ok, naive may be a word too strong. Sorry Foxy. But, yes I am a communist China hater, an.....
» 29/06/2020 8:46:46 AM My tip for young people, at least the majority that will not be advantaged by having relat.....
» 29/06/2020 8:26:13 AM Foxy, I think you are a bit naïve when it comes to China. China is a real threat to the w.....
» 29/06/2020 8:16:02 AM I go with second post on first page by runner. An open forum, with all views. I only wi.....
» 23/06/2020 4:21:08 PM yep, tensions in world are all down to marxists, academics, lesbians and gays, and the ABC.....
» 19/06/2020 2:13:55 PM Dan, perhaps your view is warranted, but i really think that Austrlaia's political leade.....
» 19/06/2020 11:49:23 AM It is actually more than that. Mass immigration is aka fo Australia not having any other .....
» 18/06/2020 10:20:22 AM Yes, elements of certain immigrant groups are a disgrace. Certainly much worse today giv.....
» 18/06/2020 10:13:26 AM Hasbeen, Yes, I agree that batteries providing the majority of electricity is a pipe drea.....
» 18/06/2020 8:00:01 AM I think there will be many, many ways to reduce/offset greenhouse gas emissions to net zer.....
» 17/06/2020 4:58:19 PM Individual, So you really think that the young of refugees dont try and fit in. It is an.....
» 17/06/2020 4:48:14 PM I would love you guys to tell NRL and AFL players who knelt down to support a cause that t.....
» 17/06/2020 2:43:50 PM Mr O, I hope not. But if that is the way China goes, just wait and see what reaction wil.....
» 17/06/2020 2:37:29 PM Anyone residing in Australia, even as waiting refugee applicants, should be treated fairly.....
» 17/06/2020 2:19:39 PM I think the challenge for those who are concerned about the future is to suggest ideas abo.....
» 17/06/2020 1:38:17 PM Yes, I also heard China is angry about India siding with US, Japan and Australia in securi.....
» 17/06/2020 12:37:18 PM Ok, tell me how Australia will proper with your exclusionary attitude. Asians should purc.....
» 17/06/2020 12:15:50 PM Interesting subject. We have increased our purchase of products online, mostly because th.....
» 17/06/2020 12:07:19 PM Dan, How has homosexuality stuffed Australia? Please explain. I actually think worrying.....
» 17/06/2020 12:02:39 PM In terms of foreign affairs, Pakistan has sided with China which does raise issues. But .....
» 17/06/2020 10:10:30 AM Don't agree. Morrison is a middle of the road personality, conservative yet pragmatic, th.....
» 15/06/2020 4:00:25 PM Bronwyn, please give examples of those welcoming declining US hegemony. Always looks bett.....
» 15/06/2020 2:39:27 PM Joe, I have to say writing a piece on race and culture will probably be the hardest piece .....
» 15/06/2020 1:39:03 PM I don't fear the future about race and culture. in fact, I am writing a piece now about h.....
» 15/06/2020 12:54:31 PM Joe, I think it is even more than that. History should tell us that the deeds of the past.....
» 15/06/2020 12:17:44 PM yes, are they any better than other extremists. Even symbolic change, such as destroying.....
» 15/06/2020 10:37:56 AM I actually think laughing at ourselves helps break don racism. classic shows include Mind.....
» 15/06/2020 10:01:43 AM ok, I don't see what removing any statue will achieve. But, those caught up the moment, .....
» 15/06/2020 8:40:21 AM Great to see an Indian perspective on China issue......
» 15/06/2020 8:33:30 AM Foxy, you started the thread, so which statues were you thinking of possibly taking down. .....
» 15/06/2020 8:29:09 AM Thanks Binoy for another news story......
» 15/06/2020 8:27:47 AM It is great that we live in a country where individuals can get up and state "Such .....
» 11/06/2020 10:25:10 AM I agree Joe. it was on on the table for all to see, but still Americans chose him. Prob.....
» 11/06/2020 9:00:06 AM Lego, slight correction, he did not win the popular vote, but a majority of collegiate vot.....
» 10/06/2020 10:05:10 AM I remember, at VCE at the Council of Adult Education in the early 1990s, arguing with a fe.....
» 10/06/2020 8:22:21 AM Yes, another clever news story with hardly any opinion in it......
» 9/06/2020 8:31:45 AM 136,000 new cases around world in previous 24 hours......
» 9/06/2020 8:30:26 AM There was political leadership involved; they chose to listen to the health experts. That.....
» 9/06/2020 7:47:28 AM Interesting issue. My recent interaction with unions, although I have not been a member s.....
» 8/06/2020 2:41:38 PM IMO, system works well enough. One of the least important policy issues I think that nee.....
» 8/06/2020 2:22:41 PM unbelievable that an Art student is penalised for having adverse views about a disgusting .....
» 8/06/2020 2:17:11 PM I hope this matter is brought to court. Bloody disgrace......
» 7/06/2020 10:31:20 AM Lego and others, whatever the situation now, you must have ideas about how your concerns .....
» 7/06/2020 8:08:16 AM Paul, I think there are still important differences in the US. You only need to look at P.....
» 6/06/2020 9:21:01 AM Andrew Cuomo could be a presidential candidate come 2024? I don't much about him beyond c.....
» 5/06/2020 4:49:50 PM Good to see reasons why some support Trump. Shadow Minister I also don't think capitali.....
» 5/06/2020 3:26:27 PM not sure of persons's name, but an Aboiginal activist just stated (heard) on ABC radio tha.....
» 5/06/2020 1:21:55 PM Ok JayB, Thanks for that. Apparently a poll would focus on Redfern alone......
» 5/06/2020 11:49:53 AM I think there are some important aspects of the Trump legacy beyond critique of China that.....
» 5/06/2020 11:43:23 AM Thanks Dan. I thought my bio admits it is impossible to know it all in such a complex wor.....
» 5/06/2020 11:33:33 AM so where are the reasons why Trump should be re-elected. Come on, cant be that hard to hi.....
» 5/06/2020 10:09:15 AM Lego, what about reality that income inequality may mean that poorer groups (which include.....
» 5/06/2020 9:55:17 AM Big Nana, that is interesting. we should indeed have polls that ask Aborigines about the.....
» 5/06/2020 8:52:57 AM BTW, I don't identify with either the left or right as my own views shift depending on the.....
» 5/06/2020 8:44:28 AM Individual, that is a bit harsh. Go read my past OLO stuff; I am hardly always sticking up.....
» 5/06/2020 8:18:15 AM Given recent incorrect polls, Trump may well win. What would I do if he won? Probably jus.....
» 5/06/2020 8:08:50 AM So Lego, what do you propose? I am interested in how you think a western democracy can ov.....
» 4/06/2020 7:14:16 PM Foxy, i think Trump is even angry with Fox News, hardly the ABC or PBS......
» 4/06/2020 6:10:22 PM I just want to say to Samantha, good on you for articulating your perspective about an iss.....
» 4/06/2020 5:47:16 PM Mhaze, obviously there are democratic constraints, but i believe that Trump has total dis.....
» 4/06/2020 4:40:49 PM No doubt that ensuring law and order is an important need. But it is the way Trump is goi.....
» 4/06/2020 2:11:11 PM I agree with Bernie Masters on this matter. No one should forget their past, but it has .....
» 4/06/2020 9:26:54 AM Joe Yes, cultural dislike can also apply to traits in anglo-celtic people, as i experien.....
» 3/06/2020 2:09:13 PM "From the people who brought you fake moon landings, 9/11 was an inside job, and vacc.....
» 3/06/2020 1:52:48 PM Lego, without agreeing with all of your points, i share some of your concerns. I dont hav.....
» 3/06/2020 9:56:31 AM Lego, interesting perspective. While I don't agree with you about mono-culturalism, you r.....
» 3/06/2020 9:46:16 AM Sorry, most of the protestors on the street are not radicals. Some on here seem to repeat.....
» 3/06/2020 9:38:21 AM yes, but why make regional cities larger without appropriate employment beyond an expansio.....
» 3/06/2020 9:24:22 AM Hi Tristan, Does Australia really need fast rail? Does out sparse population and water d.....
» 3/06/2020 8:38:34 AM Another thing, don't write off the USA yet. There are still many important remnants of de.....
» 3/06/2020 8:25:22 AM Binoy, feel free to critique my written pieces, like many others do. No doubt you know yo.....
» 3/06/2020 8:09:12 AM People attack globalisation, but I think that issue is overstated beyond the reality that .....
» 3/06/2020 7:43:47 AM Banjo, I agree. on my visit to New York, I spoke to some locals who told me just how hard.....
» 2/06/2020 6:50:44 PM Interesting that facebook comments can be deemed defamatory. Hopefully it can be sorted s.....
» 2/06/2020 5:01:27 PM again, so much for Trump's high iq. Blind freddy could see that US deaths were going to b.....
» 2/06/2020 4:45:52 PM Trump claims he is a patriot. He is indeed a fascist, no better than Putin and Xi......
» 2/06/2020 4:29:28 PM Apparently he is now turning on Fox News On Thursday afternoon, President Donald Trump s.....
» 2/06/2020 4:10:18 PM If they vote for that ....wit again, then you can write off America. How could any sane p.....
» 2/06/2020 8:33:04 AM Really, china still has 600 million earning less than $US5.50 per day. Many Chinese are h.....
» 2/06/2020 6:21:45 AM No, there are huge differences between China and the US, and one can easily make valid com.....
» 1/06/2020 7:02:34 PM Stan Grant is ok as a journalist, but I also find him a bit all over the place. He critiq.....
» 1/06/2020 6:15:03 PM I thought it was a typo given your quality, but could not help myself. cheers. I actual.....
» 1/06/2020 6:07:08 PM seriously, not hard to find US population 1919. July 1, 1919 104,514,000 1,306,000 1.26 .....
» 1/06/2020 4:10:51 PM i agree with Mr Opinion. No liberal democracy can go on alienating a growing proportion o.....
» 1/06/2020 11:39:39 AM ok, as long as you don't join the CCP, or start calling me comrade......
» 1/06/2020 11:18:04 AM Mr Opinion, do you think OLO readers will ever tire of your humour about world events? .....
» 1/06/2020 10:36:09 AM it's a shame there is no really balanced current affairs on Aussie tv. I suppose it does .....
» 1/06/2020 10:33:34 AM What about the ABC series on world events since 1990, Road to Now. Absolute joke. I will.....
» 1/06/2020 7:50:09 AM US has problems, sure. Big problems. But the idea that China will provide anything to asp.....
» 29/05/2020 9:48:10 AM I think in politics, you are a damned if you do, and damned if you don't......
» 29/05/2020 9:46:49 AM i can't respond to sarcasm Dan. It is all too serious for me, and Hong Kong......
» 29/05/2020 8:59:57 AM Moore is very fat, so I look forward to his documentary on diet......
» 29/05/2020 8:01:47 AM Loosen ties with the US? That is funny. No, keep ties with US and build coalitions with s.....
» 29/05/2020 6:26:27 AM I always see IR refom as AKA for workers being left worse off, but I have to admit that so.....
» 29/05/2020 6:23:10 AM I doubt these issues will be ever resolved. I spoke to an aboriginal lady once, and all i.....
» 28/05/2020 10:36:18 AM I used to have a poor opinion, but this year, and lately, Morrison is sounding like a pote.....
» 27/05/2020 9:42:46 AM Interesting article. All public issues should require input from those actually involved .....
» 26/05/2020 12:48:38 PM I wonder how many read Quadrant these days......
» 26/05/2020 12:41:25 PM I see parents at my kid's school, and I feel sorry for the kids that get little help from .....
» 26/05/2020 10:44:02 AM I am sure the teachers will mark them in accordance to what is expected in terms of Englis.....
» 26/05/2020 9:59:28 AM I think a good education should cover all topics, including those of interest to the left .....
» 24/05/2020 12:50:40 PM I knew you would have the last word. Great job. Check mate. You win. Thanks for infor.....
» 24/05/2020 12:44:14 PM BIg difference between US and Austalia is that our social services are consistent througho.....
» 24/05/2020 11:20:01 AM I think we all know what scum the CCP is. It is now a matter of whether Austalians will a.....
» 24/05/2020 11:06:24 AM Mr Opinion, the CCP will never take over Australia, although one day we may have a PM of .....
» 24/05/2020 8:52:42 AM Individual, I believe that a great liberal democracy, especially one that is relatively a.....
» 24/05/2020 8:39:57 AM Good thread idea Bazz. I think a lot of western countries are in a similar boat. I would.....
» 24/05/2020 8:30:40 AM Alison, I don't claim to be anything. I am just another Australian who has a family, wor.....
» 24/05/2020 8:21:30 AM Alison, i don't mind criticism, if in fact i like it as long as it does not attack the man.....
» 24/05/2020 8:10:18 AM Alison, get a life. you talk bs. Some of you right wingers are truly fascists; you only .....
» 23/05/2020 3:21:59 PM yes, but chinese professor was arguing that chinese did not descend from Africa where scie.....
» 23/05/2020 12:37:38 PM Until recently, one prominent Chinese professor believed chinese were descendants from nea.....
» 23/05/2020 11:08:12 AM Cyclone and Toni, I really enjoy ABC and SBS shows like Foreign Correspondent, Dateline, .....
» 22/05/2020 7:04:09 PM I stopped being ideological as a Labor voter in early 1990s when listening to the Parliame.....
» 22/05/2020 6:52:45 PM Not sure, but they could not stop the Morrison govt winning last time. Yes, there are som.....
» 22/05/2020 5:14:23 PM apparently, govt overestimated jobkeeper spending by $60 billion. big test for govt will .....
» 22/05/2020 4:40:26 PM No, Australians will not turn on their governments over the coronavirus. They have no re.....
» 22/05/2020 3:29:34 PM Alison, get it right. I said 34% watch current affairs, all channels. and I used a sourc.....
» 22/05/2020 3:22:13 PM Clearly, when you say you don't like the Chinese race, rather than blame the CCP, i believ.....
» 22/05/2020 2:38:02 PM i am glad it was dropped, stuff of neanderthals.....
» 22/05/2020 2:15:09 PM Mr opinion, i think naive is a better word. i dont think it was dumb for the democracies.....
» 22/05/2020 2:02:10 PM The White Australia policy has no relevance to today, especially when Australia is now a v.....
» 22/05/2020 10:14:51 AM Toni, yes BBC is very good. IN UK, "standard TV licence now costs £154.50 a year and.....
» 22/05/2020 8:24:49 AM Cyclone, I invite you to listen to US public radio which is very similar to the ABC tone a.....
» 22/05/2020 8:08:41 AM Thanks TFX, a very good article which I should have included in my piece. I agree with yo.....
» 22/05/2020 8:06:09 AM Interesting read with some good points that we should all take heed of. with regard to t.....
» 22/05/2020 7:26:07 AM Australian needs more news stories like this to test our immigration patterns. https://ww.....
» 22/05/2020 6:47:28 AM It is tue, walking around Melbourne is vastly different to 20 years ago. There are a lot o.....
» 22/05/2020 5:31:55 AM Hasbeen, i have always favoured a diverse immigration source base. Relying on one or two .....
» 21/05/2020 7:33:43 PM For you guys that have lost faith in Australianess, can you inform us why it was so good i.....
» 21/05/2020 7:27:42 PM Weary Dunlop was a great Australian. I dont think he was religious, but he admired the ph.....
» 21/05/2020 5:41:53 PM The multicultural aspect is always interesting. I have long thought it worked well in Aus.....
» 21/05/2020 5:00:17 PM Foxy, It is true that we are a relatively generous and helpful country. For example, Au.....
» 21/05/2020 4:03:31 PM Australianess has to be a dynamic cultural process, as it has always been. While i won't .....
» 21/05/2020 3:09:44 PM Bazz, i am confident we can do it. Should be a lot easier than putting our eggs in one ba.....
» 21/05/2020 9:42:53 AM Yes Paul, international trade and politics is complex. The US must ensure that it works w.....
» 21/05/2020 9:05:55 AM One more thing, I am not saying that the ABC cannot improve. It, like any other broadcaste.....
» 21/05/2020 8:51:09 AM no, bias is inherent in all arguments. It is a human trait that comes from personal judgem.....
» 21/05/2020 8:09:16 AM Allison, you rave on about the ABC bias, but some of the other channels/commentators are m.....
» 21/05/2020 8:01:27 AM And Allison, I love NPR and PBS. beats listening to a lot of the other crap around.....
» 20/05/2020 7:32:04 PM https://www.news.com.au/national/fears-one-million-aussie-homes-could-soon-be-owned-by-for.....
» 20/05/2020 7:11:25 PM Individual, I agree with the argument that some like to lead and achieve, others like to .....
» 20/05/2020 6:50:27 PM i would love to see surveys about what Chinese-Australians think of China. I don't know m.....
» 20/05/2020 6:27:49 PM Fair enough, but my take is that the thread was always focusing on both dimensions given w.....
» 20/05/2020 6:12:36 PM Mr Opinion. Nevertheless, religious faith is real and relevant to a question "what i.....
» 20/05/2020 5:50:22 PM Trump is an amazing person. He makes me laugh, but I don't have to live there. I love th.....
» 20/05/2020 5:35:09 PM Four Corners in generally a top rate show. That is why it rates well in current affairs te.....
» 20/05/2020 5:32:02 PM yes, most people I know just go through he motions of life, making or trying to get money,.....
» 20/05/2020 5:28:50 PM bring it on Shi Yinhong, an adviser to China’s cabinet and a professor of international r.....
» 20/05/2020 5:21:05 PM Bloomberg reporting that China will target other Australian exports. https://www.bloomber.....
» 20/05/2020 1:36:58 PM I love sport, and appreciate excellence in all sports. Coming 2nd in an Austalian motor r.....
» 20/05/2020 12:14:53 PM Trump's performance with regard to the coronavirus disaster is at odds with his super high.....
» 20/05/2020 12:05:49 PM Mr Opinion, I am pretty sure Hasbeen said he did not finish that race (engine blew), thus.....
» 20/05/2020 11:41:20 AM BTW, i prefer the ABC for most of my news and current Affairs......
» 20/05/2020 11:10:37 AM Mr Opinion, i think you misread what Hasbeen said......
» 20/05/2020 10:01:38 AM Yes, that is why they should rely much more on their own funding. While i do believe the .....
» 20/05/2020 9:08:31 AM ABC no more biased than other media organisations, but they should not surive on high leve.....
» 20/05/2020 7:16:26 AM Agree Individual, that example is obscene. I am often staggered by the wealth and income.....
» 20/05/2020 7:07:15 AM I agree Tony. Sure we get to see the flaws of many high profile people in key professions.....
» 19/05/2020 8:23:14 PM What is life? watching foreign correspondent and Indian guy just stated his 'life is wort.....
» 19/05/2020 6:36:05 PM Hasbeen, did you race at sandown in that series during 1970s. I was at 1977 sandown race.....
» 19/05/2020 5:30:17 PM Yes, Foxy nothing like some mind stimulation. When I first wrote on OLO years ago, I was .....
» 19/05/2020 1:31:24 PM "I don't believe there is any meaning to life, other than what you give it. I have al.....
» 19/05/2020 12:43:11 PM I like that Mr Opinion.....
» 19/05/2020 11:06:52 AM Trade Minister stating today there is no trade war. He must know that China will only pur.....
» 19/05/2020 10:49:24 AM Individual, I don't remember being oppressed by anyone. All I remember, when young, was .....
» 19/05/2020 10:39:54 AM Bren, yes I get your point. I actually only consider next two days with regard to BOM pre.....
» 19/05/2020 10:34:47 AM For my first three decades, gave little thought about what made life worth living. As a .....
» 19/05/2020 10:00:03 AM Interesting question, What is Life. For myself, I can't possibly explain it with any cert.....
» 19/05/2020 9:27:54 AM um, yeah, the BOM often gets it wrong, hardly a surprise to anyone. My memory, although a.....
» 19/05/2020 9:12:39 AM Ah, Andrew Bolt's attack on the left. Wow, rivoting stuff for the Sky viewers......
» 19/05/2020 8:58:12 AM yes, Foxy. No one will known until we have a proper debate with all sides of teh argument.....
» 18/05/2020 2:13:30 PM https://www.reuters.com/article/us-china-economy-debt/chinas-debt-tops-300-of-gdp-now-15-o.....
» 18/05/2020 2:08:04 PM We should also note that China, whose leadership does whatever it likes with its resources.....
» 18/05/2020 1:32:20 PM I hope I never come across as racist. i am a person of southern European heritage and desp.....
» 18/05/2020 1:13:58 PM Good on Australia for being one of first countries to call for inquiry into how virus star.....
» 18/05/2020 12:51:53 PM having said that, Clive Hamilton has given China a good serve in recent timers. With Aus.....
» 18/05/2020 12:34:58 PM Mr Opinion, You should have more faith in the Australian population. Polls are showing a.....
» 17/05/2020 6:22:02 PM Mr Opinion, Not sure, but he a clown, a rich one at that.....
» 17/05/2020 10:45:28 AM how can any sane person support authoritarian China? https://www.abc.net.au/news/2020-05-.....
» 17/05/2020 9:59:45 AM two things. 1) Andrew Forrest serves his own interests. 2) Australia will never close its .....
» 15/05/2020 8:45:04 AM David, Yes, Australia should always remain a generous country for immigration. It would b.....
» 14/05/2020 9:08:19 AM Yes, the ranking system is a joke. But nothing stopping any academic from writing extens.....
» 14/05/2020 5:36:27 AM yes, it is sad that the West chose to rely on an authoritarian nations for economic growth.....
» 13/05/2020 9:24:55 PM A Current Affair, two nights ago, reported that Chinese are buying up Sydney properties in.....
» 13/05/2020 8:48:27 PM So Paul, what is your solution? Surely it is not kiss China's a.......
» 13/05/2020 3:22:29 PM Foxy, i have nothing against Chinese people. I have long believed that most people just wa.....
» 13/05/2020 12:31:33 PM It is never too late. Wherever there is a will, there is a way. The time has come for Au.....
» 13/05/2020 7:45:38 AM Yes, it could be dire, but Australia and the wold must not backdown against an increasingl.....
» 13/05/2020 7:25:51 AM mhaze, yes, I agree with you. IMO, there is simply no comparison between what the West h.....
» 13/05/2020 6:26:08 AM I think even your enemies will have some views you can agree with. Having said that, some.....
» 13/05/2020 6:21:42 AM SR, i think the times make it very hard for the kind of conservative you are looking for. .....
» 12/05/2020 5:21:33 PM Individual, the difference is Trump, unlike other presidents, would not listen to the me.....
» 12/05/2020 4:39:17 PM I have to say, being a Melbourner, i was never exposed to such shock jocks in my formative.....
» 12/05/2020 4:36:26 PM I believe that every previous US President would have proven far more capable than Trump w.....
» 12/05/2020 4:28:13 PM Yes, I think most nations have some guilt on their hands, including the mighty USA. Howev.....
» 12/05/2020 3:29:42 PM It is funny how some on here portray the public as being hoodwinked by the Morrison govt a.....
» 12/05/2020 3:21:06 PM Should be a rivoting read, the Alan Jones columns......
» 12/05/2020 11:55:36 AM HI David, don't worry about ttbn. He is On Line Opinion's online bully, a political keyb.....
» 12/05/2020 11:37:10 AM if it is ok for Trump to call for manufacturing to return to the US, albeit not much has, .....
» 12/05/2020 11:30:57 AM mhaze, when it comes to foreign policy, I have long sided with the Liberals. I merely r.....
» 12/05/2020 11:23:28 AM Comparing Albanese to the Soviet Union; what an idiot......
» 12/05/2020 10:34:50 AM Hasbeen, I think the mainstream media should do more stories on the elderly, especially gi.....
» 12/05/2020 9:16:25 AM Great to hear a personal experience in response to the coronavirus......
» 12/05/2020 9:00:52 AM i don't see doubling rent assistance as a viable long term answer. as for welfare, i am a.....
» 12/05/2020 8:39:04 AM Dan, so public housing is useless. Can you explain examples of an alternative that works.....
» 12/05/2020 8:24:59 AM Yes David, housing is one of the most crucial issues facing Australia. For now, however, .....
» 12/05/2020 8:20:19 AM Solid opinion piece, but one where the majority of nations disagree with, preferring to sa.....
» 12/05/2020 8:06:13 AM what is an astute conservative anyway? what do they stand for? Please don't refer to the .....
» 11/05/2020 5:17:16 PM well let's hope all of our leading conservatives now see the light about China and get off.....
» 10/05/2020 1:34:08 PM ttbn is the ultimate keyboard warrior. He even enjoys undermining a thread where he appare.....
» 10/05/2020 1:04:34 PM I think this thread is a good one, one of the few I have observed where left and right lea.....
» 10/05/2020 8:41:18 AM yes, I agree with most here, individual has right, but society must also make decisions th.....
» 10/05/2020 8:33:34 AM Hi Banjo, interesting take on considering God in the absence of a parent. Despite going.....
» 10/05/2020 8:19:43 AM Don't agree; Abbott lost his seat because the majority of the seat felt he was no longer g.....
» 6/05/2020 11:56:09 AM Thanks Foxy. My intensity can be a bit much at times, but i have always had an interest i.....
» 6/05/2020 11:41:54 AM Let's hope that Morrison has a favourable judgment by the next election. If he does, it w.....
» 6/05/2020 11:36:54 AM Foxy, when you don't have something, you dont really miss it. I was in my teens before i r.....
» 6/05/2020 11:19:33 AM don't remember a thing. She died when i was four. Then i was put on welfare from age of f.....
» 6/05/2020 10:09:48 AM Paul, my current eligibility age is 67. given time to wait, will probbaly be raised to 70.....
» 5/05/2020 7:22:23 PM Paul, I think many more will learn to live well on a lot less. they will have no choice. .....
» 5/05/2020 2:00:22 PM to get around problem of assets, then maybe a deeming rate can apply to those assets not e.....
» 5/05/2020 1:28:53 PM me think that all Australians, by retirement age, deserve a pension if they want it. Then.....
» 5/05/2020 1:20:17 PM The non-contributory flat-rate pension is paid to all residents fulfilling the residence r.....
» 5/05/2020 1:18:16 PM If you're single, it doesn't matter how much income you have - it won't affect your NZ Sup.....
» 5/05/2020 1:15:15 PM Indy, yes, it is crazy. just give everyone the pension, and tax according to income that .....
» 5/05/2020 10:48:02 AM yes, I knew too many people in building industry that intended to offload wealth with rela.....
» 5/05/2020 8:17:13 AM Paul, I think it is pretty certain that further changes will come to pension arrangements.....
» 27/04/2020 2:32:40 PM Mr Opinion, I downloaded app last night. I am ok with it, as I am with the approach take.....
» 25/04/2020 8:31:32 AM Interesting question. only time will tell as many powerful nations will probably have to .....
» 25/04/2020 8:26:28 AM given all of the nonsense about CEOs and gender, I wonder if any female leader would recom.....
» 24/04/2020 2:07:38 PM One can complain forever. However, democracy only works by people/parties running for par.....
» 22/04/2020 3:56:56 PM diver dan, ok, but why is he a moron. please explain. i did not agree with many of his.....
» 22/04/2020 3:22:26 PM will be interesting net few years to see what Morrison government does in terms of economi.....
» 22/04/2020 2:57:47 PM No doubt Turnbull is a very smart man, and a man with strong normative aspirations(and per.....
» 22/04/2020 2:13:21 PM All i can say is politics is a very dirty game. As for Turnbull, some of the comments we.....
» 22/04/2020 2:07:52 PM Morrison govt has and is doing a great job. Thanks Sco Mo. And thanks for not listening .....
» 21/04/2020 3:18:59 PM yes, got it......
» 21/04/2020 1:51:22 PM Foxy, last link did not work for me. i listen to NPR, US public radio, and it is very goo.....
» 21/04/2020 12:06:20 PM Hasbeen, I meant to state link between co2 and global warming......
» 21/04/2020 10:52:43 AM Foxy, i also support the ABC as the best source of Australian news, but i strongly believe.....
» 21/04/2020 8:42:10 AM is boris Johnson a geenie or globalist? Hasbeen, have you shattered Boris Johnson's hope.....
» 20/04/2020 9:34:28 PM Foxy, Media Watch was good tonight. Did you see it?.....
» 20/04/2020 6:42:46 PM i will be downloading app......
» 19/04/2020 8:04:57 PM yes, i agree with that last post Foxy. Well said......
» 19/04/2020 6:58:49 PM Foxy, I think the reality of bias on most issues comes from having two very different arg.....
» 19/04/2020 3:31:24 PM That is right Foxy. Interest in Pell is generated by immense social interest in abuses rel.....
» 19/04/2020 3:03:56 PM what about lawyers who kept appealing as soon as cases were lost. Bolt merely took up Pe.....
» 19/04/2020 2:52:29 PM i am open on our chinese domestic population. i think most embrace what Australia, as a we.....
» 19/04/2020 2:18:58 PM Mr Opinion, it will be interesting. that is why we must act now to ensure that China's in.....
» 19/04/2020 12:37:22 PM very few commentators can rise above their bias. it is one's views and values that often .....
» 19/04/2020 10:32:45 AM i think half a million is reasonable, but I don't think their retirement salary should be .....
» 19/04/2020 10:07:48 AM i never rely on Australia's mainstream media. how else did we get into the mess we have no.....
» 19/04/2020 9:34:43 AM WTF, Payne will not answer questions about China on Insiders. Some of these liberal poli.....
» 19/04/2020 9:12:38 AM yes it would, but incremental change can lead to a trend of change over time. Change nev.....
» 19/04/2020 8:47:50 AM yes, but china still able to utilise cheap labour with minimum wage still, as of Jan. 2020.....
» 19/04/2020 7:35:14 AM i think in this era of robotics, no reason why australia cannot manufacture more. again c.....
» 18/04/2020 5:35:30 PM what is anyone's view on manufacturing given china increasingly dominates that sector. sh.....
» 18/04/2020 1:09:20 PM But with the app, wont you be able to get rid of it once virus is gone. i think most Aust.....
» 18/04/2020 12:31:14 PM interesting, but won't tracking systems help get economy going again? or should we wait to.....
» 18/04/2020 12:24:36 PM well, to how it was prior to the coronavirus. is that clearer?.....
» 18/04/2020 11:48:23 AM It remains to be seen how quick we get back to normal. I would agree that some of social .....
» 18/04/2020 11:24:39 AM ttbn. I am not bothered by your comments, so why would I complain. What is allowed on thi.....
» 18/04/2020 9:34:28 AM really, you accused the first post that brought up some material as being a Chinese sympat.....
» 18/04/2020 8:40:17 AM And, no, Australia's response to the very serious coronavirus is hardly a danger to our li.....
» 18/04/2020 8:32:21 AM I dont know why ttbn starts threads. He already knows all of the answers to the question h.....
» 18/04/2020 8:16:08 AM Hasbeen, probably because very few people, as a proportion of the population actually get.....
» 17/04/2020 2:37:41 PM yep, i am sure the Morrison govt and health experts will reopen the economy when they are .....
» 17/04/2020 2:14:39 PM individual, that is true of some tradies. also smart labourers going around. however, th.....
» 16/04/2020 5:46:01 PM yep, a very bad look that our politicians are not prepared to take a pay cut. Disgracefu.....
» 16/04/2020 3:47:52 PM Individual, as for APS, I think there should still be a heavy emphasis upon entrance exam.....
» 16/04/2020 3:38:41 PM i have long thought best way to reward scholarship is to pay by academic publication, with.....
» 15/04/2020 6:49:14 PM Individual, now i don't want to talk myself up, but i did get quite a few academic articl.....
» 15/04/2020 6:42:29 PM Alison Jane, I have long thought that the ABC is far too biased. I too notice aspects men.....
» 15/04/2020 2:11:39 PM runner, I agree with your point about ABC getting $1 billion public money. I agree ABC s.....
» 14/04/2020 1:18:55 PM runner, it is a pity that Australia does not have a source of media that is balanced. Wha.....
» 14/04/2020 12:43:16 PM really runner. So you think people no longer will trust the ABC for its news? Do you thi.....
» 14/04/2020 12:13:41 PM Alison Jane, yes, as I said, Sky UK is much different from Sky Australia. Glad you notic.....
» 14/04/2020 11:29:27 AM Police will only press charges if they think there is a real case to answer. in the real .....
» 14/04/2020 10:32:16 AM Steve, yes one can argue about whether to have juries, but a majority of three judges in V.....
» 14/04/2020 10:01:22 AM i dont think sky news in the UK and Australia can be compared. The UK channel is much, mu.....
» 14/04/2020 9:38:36 AM here comes ttbn leading out with his usual insults. OLO's resident right wing bully boy. .....
» 14/04/2020 8:39:35 AM wow, so the ABC caused Pell to be arrested? i find that very hard to believe. Maybe Bolt.....
» 13/04/2020 2:46:16 PM where are the ideas from the left on OLO? i am struggling. all i can contemplate is more .....
» 13/04/2020 12:42:14 PM i think ttbn would prefer fascism. he loves elite opinion......
» 13/04/2020 10:54:25 AM individual, i think most Australians can agree to good ideas. while some on the left may.....
» 13/04/2020 8:18:54 AM I think the Morrison government is doing a good job and providing the right signals on the.....
» 12/04/2020 3:08:45 PM interestingly, so mo and co are talking about not relying on imports for some key products.....
» 12/04/2020 2:27:29 PM yes, who knows what the future holds with the virus. Nevertheless, sooner or later we wil.....
» 12/04/2020 12:56:20 PM ttbn, OLO's resident keyboard warrior and thug. a conservative bully boy......
» 12/04/2020 10:35:58 AM tbbn has no idea about the real world. yes, you can get employment with PhD's, and yes yo.....
» 12/04/2020 10:10:52 AM Mr Opinion, I actually think Australia can deliver a better future from debate across the.....
» 12/04/2020 9:56:16 AM one of the more crazy ideas getting publicity is Modern Monetary Theory which promotes the.....
» 12/04/2020 9:18:58 AM Thanks Individual. And ttbn, ouch, but it ok being a cleaner. That is what i choose to do.....
» 11/04/2020 6:06:56 PM really Pell is better than his critics. Big call.....
» 11/04/2020 5:08:09 PM wow ttbn, you are impressed with Pell's writing. says it all really......
» 11/04/2020 5:01:21 PM tbbn, u are merely good at giving insults. that is it really. a know all who nothings ver.....
» 11/04/2020 4:15:10 PM yes, chinese on nose in lots of places over years. tbbn, thanks for your concern, but als.....
» 11/04/2020 2:51:27 PM most societies have attitudes towards others. when i studied indonesian history, i learne.....
» 11/04/2020 11:15:50 AM another thing, the fijians also told me that the chinese had little regard for being told .....
» 11/04/2020 11:13:03 AM our legal system, on some issues, is too soft......
» 11/04/2020 11:09:51 AM yes, individual. but they also bagged the chinese, and i did not prompt them to do so. s.....
» 11/04/2020 10:01:52 AM Mr Opinion, that is another interesting question. for the first time, Australia is getti.....
» 11/04/2020 9:58:29 AM i really don't get why some have to attack contributors as being supposedly useless for ex.....
» 11/04/2020 9:06:59 AM Hi Paul, i stayed at shangri-la resort in 2018, and had booked to go back this year (now .....
» 11/04/2020 8:06:29 AM when i at fiji, local workers told me they did not trust Chinese and that they liked aussi.....
» 10/04/2020 4:50:10 PM i never start with a thesis. i have a subject of interest, and then research the differen.....
» 10/04/2020 3:56:16 PM Runner, do you have any ideas beyond producing cheap energy through coal. do we revitali.....
» 10/04/2020 2:35:36 PM so how best can we minimise our reliance on China, reduce debt, and create prosperity. in.....
» 9/04/2020 5:19:23 AM Individual, ok, yes, i misunderstood. yes, you are suggesting the people who pay the taxe.....
» 9/04/2020 5:16:00 AM individual, i do agree that penalty rates are too high. working in sport and rec,albeit s.....
» 9/04/2020 5:04:06 AM no, not that young, but I certainly don't feel old. went back to school as a 33 year old .....
» 8/04/2020 7:10:30 PM i am actually open on question, so convince me please OLO conservative know all elites. i.....
» 8/04/2020 7:02:06 PM Individual, you sound like Andrew Carnegie. he had similar ideas about the rich knowing .....
» 8/04/2020 6:34:52 PM does not Pell watch the ABC. he tried to pay with cash. and he has been trying to write.....
» 8/04/2020 2:41:39 PM Yes, Mr Opinion. i do love the Arts. i actually think they of crucial importance to any d.....
» 8/04/2020 2:39:25 PM Hasbeen, not sure what the total cost would be. Entered university in 1995 before the Ho.....
» 8/04/2020 2:28:41 PM ummm, majority of Aust's support penalty rates. part of Australian democracy. i expect pe.....
» 7/04/2020 7:14:59 PM no hasbeen, it would not. people should and are paid more for working unusual hours. w.....
» 7/04/2020 7:11:51 PM so the ABC got Pell convicted, not the jury, nor the people who complained about him, or t.....
» 7/04/2020 5:58:42 PM i don't disagree about aid having conditions. But, China, which has a much bigger purse (.....
» 7/04/2020 5:54:51 PM good move if the father and lawyers are confident wrong has been done. A civil court rul.....
» 7/04/2020 5:43:52 PM Individual, the company i work for is good. rather than sack the many of us employed aro.....
» 7/04/2020 5:41:10 PM yes, the ABC's recent series on the Catholic Church showed a lot of disgusting behaviour a.....
» 7/04/2020 5:04:09 PM "As long as the aid is for specific uses, and not some vague climate change nonsense .....
» 7/04/2020 2:37:37 PM Mr Opinion, i know. Pathetic really, but i don't think public opinion will support Pell o.....
» 7/04/2020 2:22:03 PM Individual, u may be waiting a long time for any academic to do that, although there may b.....
» 7/04/2020 2:04:20 PM i love it how some accuse others of being let wing loonies simply because they disagree ab.....
» 7/04/2020 1:57:07 PM Mr Opinion, yes, it is amazing that anyone could get so excited over Pell......
» 7/04/2020 1:54:18 PM I understand why the High Court made his ruling, i still believe that Pell has a lot to an.....
» 7/04/2020 10:03:16 AM Yes, i agree with u Individual. Australia's liberal democracy still has much potential, a.....
» 7/04/2020 9:34:49 AM what a pathetic comeback ttbn. shows your intellect. good work buddy......
» 7/04/2020 9:10:51 AM i actually find insult with you comment ttbn, although i would like to say i am thick skin.....
» 7/04/2020 9:07:19 AM What me or the entire number of graduates doing university? it would be pretty stupid not.....
» 7/04/2020 8:33:23 AM No capitalism will persist, as will the determination of each county to find an appropriat.....
» 7/04/2020 8:26:32 AM i don't know about that. Universities did rely on China for much of their boom, which i d.....
» 31/03/2020 12:25:26 PM I mean as if Sky or the ABC would tell u this. "In an economy built on debt, this is.....
» 31/03/2020 12:19:16 PM Hasbeen, you can think what you want. What I said is that both the ABC and Sky(especially.....
» 31/03/2020 10:58:07 AM that is right, some of the right winger commentators are an absolute joke. TBH, i would .....
» 31/03/2020 10:28:24 AM how the world ends its reliance upon China is a huge question. After all, very few nation.....
» 30/03/2020 5:22:47 PM Alan, who knows what is going to happen after the disaster. I hope the almost mad relianc.....
» 25/03/2020 10:20:22 AM exactly, some people think we can all cooperate and live happily ever after. An IR schola.....
» 7/03/2020 9:23:02 AM Whether humans cause global warming or not, world is going to have to adapt as indicated b.....
» 7/03/2020 9:20:51 AM AlanB, thorium possibility is quite interesting......
» 6/03/2020 10:33:13 AM once the battery issue is solved in terms of capacity and cost, the non-renewable argument.....
» 6/03/2020 10:18:43 AM it is pretty easy to see who will win the debate. the insurance companies are agreeing wit.....
» 6/03/2020 10:16:27 AM i dont get it, so many sources say that renewables is now the cheapest source of energy. .....
» 6/03/2020 8:41:28 AM Alan B, I am interested in what u think hollywood has to say. https://www.leonardodicapri.....
» 6/03/2020 8:32:13 AM are the liberals out there promoting nuclear energy at the party leadership level? I thin.....
» 5/03/2020 2:16:37 PM yes, i agree that ABC is vital. However, i think it can raise some of its own money throu.....
» 5/03/2020 11:06:27 AM yep, it is a pity that Sanders gets bagged because of his association with that silly word.....
» 4/03/2020 11:34:46 AM i doubt whether humanity will collapse, albeit there are serious problems that always need.....
» 3/03/2020 6:57:35 AM yes, consumerism drives civilisation and economic well-being, no doubt. I am not necessar.....
» 2/03/2020 4:27:50 PM No Allison, also listen to Boris Johnson and many others......
» 28/02/2020 8:04:52 AM Individual, surely there are some good writers amongst academics? you are a bit harsh, .....
» 28/02/2020 8:02:35 AM nothing should surprise about Aust's decline. signs were evident for decades. thankfully.....
» 28/02/2020 7:59:35 AM Get Up has every right to promote its own causes, as does any other entity. It is called .....
» 28/02/2020 7:53:31 AM yeah, and ........
» 27/02/2020 5:23:52 PM if the nuclear option is so viable, why not all countries doing it and using it for 100% o.....
» 27/02/2020 5:21:25 PM can't wait for day three. should be mind blowing......
» 26/02/2020 4:57:34 PM Difficult one. Need for public to know, yet loyalty to the political system you live in. .....
» 21/02/2020 10:52:45 AM i will give reasons in upcoming opinion piece, should it be published on OLO.....
» 21/02/2020 10:25:43 AM dont agree, the west will long exist ansd continue to lead the world in terms of the best .....
» 20/02/2020 2:35:57 PM US has cut coal use by 50% since 2005, including 18% in 2019. however, i don't agree plan.....
» 20/02/2020 1:26:08 PM great decade because of mindless cheap credit, even the UK Spectator should know that.....
» 20/02/2020 9:04:06 AM While there are always critics of emerging policy trends, few ever offer any realistic alt.....
» 20/02/2020 8:56:20 AM Yes, Britain will go on and remain one of the great liberal democracies......
» 20/02/2020 8:49:49 AM dreamland stuff. "Perhaps most importantly we need a global organisation where susta.....
» 17/02/2020 9:21:10 AM generalisations are too easy to make. I have known strong and weak people that are religi.....
» 16/02/2020 1:13:31 PM sorry, this is the piece Mr Opinion https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/epdf/10.1111/j.14.....
» 16/02/2020 1:11:39 PM i try to never attack the man in personal terms. Of human link with global warming, which.....
» 16/02/2020 7:38:52 AM Hasbeen No, I ride on paths paid for by the taxpayer so that all Australians have the opp.....
» 14/02/2020 5:19:57 PM the above greenpeace link rated me as 'bad'. I don't what else I can do. we have one car .....
» 14/02/2020 5:12:41 PM Individual, i did greenpeace carbon test, and scored 2.2 earths needed if everyone had a .....
» 14/02/2020 10:16:28 AM i dont think any sane person will ever suggest zero emissions. What they suggest, as a na.....
» 12/02/2020 8:00:18 PM interesting what they will do all old solar panels. I heard a show on ABC radio a few we.....
» 12/02/2020 5:05:47 PM all good, if you want to use word socialism to describe a liberal democracy's behaviour, g.....
» 12/02/2020 4:22:09 PM here is an article on cost rica's liberal democracy https://northcarolina.universitypress.....
» 12/02/2020 4:15:52 PM yes, but I never support the word. don't believe in socialism or social democracy. libera.....
» 12/02/2020 3:55:38 PM sorry, socialism is not part of my vocabulary. you will never see that word in anything I .....
» 12/02/2020 1:22:23 PM FYI, costa rica is a liberal democracy......
» 12/02/2020 1:02:22 PM yes, the issue of corruption and poor status of many nations cannot be ignored, as seen by.....
» 12/02/2020 10:14:40 AM Yuyutsu i do not get your argument. How does anyone form an opinion if they are not awar.....
» 12/02/2020 8:31:33 AM i think the use of Marxism towards global warming is implying that elites seek to impose c.....
» 12/02/2020 6:51:40 AM this Marxism thing. really, what are u saying. where is the evidence that the UK and Swe.....
» 11/02/2020 11:50:18 AM yes, but both of us agree that human activity is linked to global warming. however, how w.....
» 11/02/2020 11:01:56 AM And look what happened after the invention of the printer. The poor church and its relian.....
» 11/02/2020 10:47:10 AM i certainly disagree with that. if there are successful environmental solutions from suc.....
» 11/02/2020 10:19:55 AM I actually want to hear about ideas about how we can or cannot address the environment. .....
» 11/02/2020 10:15:33 AM Hasbeen, I apologise for using the word 'rubbish'. Atrav, I looked at one of the you tube.....
» 11/02/2020 10:05:11 AM all opinions are never equal in terms of shaping an individual's opinion. But all opinion.....
» 11/02/2020 9:52:39 AM to help promoter the discussion, here is the start of opinion piece which I invite readers.....
» 11/02/2020 9:43:46 AM But, I want to qualify my thoughts about qualifications. Many of the smartest people I ha.....
» 11/02/2020 9:36:12 AM I completed a PhD and First Class Honours in political science at Monash University. Howe.....
» 11/02/2020 9:05:54 AM i look forward to all contributions. I am optimistic that more will be done to address en.....
» 10/02/2020 4:10:52 PM r u serious? I am not a climate scholar; I have a qualification in politics. as I have s.....
» 10/02/2020 12:01:19 PM what? who is advocating not using modern appliances. most are merely seeking to reduce t.....
» 10/02/2020 9:59:22 AM that is true, but momentum towards greater action to reduce human generated emissions is l.....
» 10/02/2020 9:45:19 AM for my next OLO piece, I want to offer my opinion about policy possibilities and limitatio.....
» 10/02/2020 9:18:53 AM Really, so Boris Johnson is also a communist. I think the global warming deniers will al.....
» 7/02/2020 12:29:29 PM Interesting points Hasbeen. no doubt that land management practices will need to change......
» 7/02/2020 10:36:35 AM Thanks for the comments. Alan, you provide a lot of info about energy possibilities. I wa.....
» 6/02/2020 11:26:26 AM Bluebottle, i dont diasagree with you on your key point about task being much harder than.....
» 6/02/2020 11:02:32 AM Mr Opinion Some say we have already crossed level of no return, but if the world keeps pu.....
» 6/02/2020 10:44:56 AM i don't get the argument that if the big three do nothing, so should we. If you believe i.....
» 6/02/2020 10:12:48 AM yes, the UK does use biomass. But the UK reduced its greenhouse gas emissions significant.....
» 31/01/2020 7:31:13 AM will come down to a few key states again. https://www.predictit.org/markets/detail/3698/.....
» 30/01/2020 10:35:27 AM next presidential elecction will be very interesting. Polls againt Trump, but they were la.....
» 20/01/2020 7:43:23 PM actually, such news stories are quite depressing......
» 20/01/2020 7:14:17 PM more interesting material https://edition.cnn.com/2020/01/13/world/climate-change-oceans-.....
» 20/01/2020 5:29:32 PM more of the stuff that influences me. https://www.npr.org/2020/01/15/796651503/2019-was-t.....
» 17/01/2020 12:10:36 PM My next OLO piece i will submit is on why we are so different from the UK on the issue. .....
» 17/01/2020 12:00:55 PM Allison, i merely offer my opinion. I believe the literature which shows a link between .....
» 17/01/2020 11:27:41 AM individual, if more fires do occur, as predicted, there is no doubt that new approaches a.....
» 17/01/2020 10:59:15 AM yes, i think more fires will occur in the drier years to come as a result of global warmin.....
» 17/01/2020 10:46:57 AM https://climate.nasa.gov/evidence/ this is hardly a left wing conspiracy......
» 17/01/2020 10:35:30 AM I think i will go with what NASA has to say......
» 13/01/2020 4:10:55 PM yep, it a human centric world. i am glad i am not an animal. When i was young, a teen, I .....
» 13/01/2020 3:59:51 PM individual while i don't always watch all topics, i think insight on SBS does make a reas.....
» 11/01/2020 10:08:37 AM i really think much of the blame lies with the education system, dominated by the left in .....
» 11/01/2020 10:01:01 AM yes, fair dinkum debate will show strength and weaknesses of each policy stance. Only then.....
» 11/01/2020 9:38:43 AM having said previous, i thought Barrie Cassidy was pretty good too. There was a a guy who.....
» 11/01/2020 9:21:26 AM Individual, i stopped watching Q&A years ago; a very poor show.....
» 10/01/2020 2:05:01 PM what is the big deal. Such stories show that people of different faiths and cultures can .....
» 10/01/2020 5:23:09 AM I would agree that some of the ABC high paid journos are indeed very biased with their que.....
» 10/01/2020 5:13:25 AM Individual, what I meant from top class was that they are the few networks that actually .....
» 9/01/2020 4:26:47 PM of course the ABC is biased. But I don't think there is another media source which is as.....
» 9/01/2020 12:49:01 PM I think Austraslia will respond effectively to mitigate consequences of more fires and mor.....
» 9/01/2020 12:22:53 PM Paul, I think if Australia was to choose to do much more about reducing greenhouse gas em.....
» 9/01/2020 11:12:27 AM besides sport, i watch more ABC and SBS than anything else. I think both networks are top.....
» 9/01/2020 10:05:12 AM will be interesting to how climate policy will play out in coalition govt in next three ye.....
» 21/12/2019 7:41:19 AM The centre-left will get its chances again once the electorate tires of the centre-right's.....
» 25/07/2019 8:38:32 AM ok, I get you think Johnson is a dud, not a 'dude'. but, I don't get what article is abou.....
» 18/06/2018 1:21:09 PM I like article, but not because I agree with all of it. I like it because it raises releva.....
» 8/08/2017 6:44:22 PM mac, you cannot be serious. Sport is everything......
» 7/08/2017 9:16:02 AM Interesting piece. Sorry for plug, but here is my recent contribution to debate with a bo.....
» 27/07/2017 8:34:05 AM Thanks for interesting comments. I did provide a version to local Border Mail paper. http.....
» 20/07/2017 1:23:43 PM Alan, I agree we need to be innovative and consider all energy options. And politicians .....
» 20/07/2017 9:06:11 AM good piece. my only comment is that good leadership will require some harsh truths about .....
» 10/02/2017 1:32:23 PM it is not the fault of renewables that are causing Aust's problems. It is the policy impl.....
» 10/02/2017 1:19:56 PM with due respect to gary johns and hasbeen, I prefer to read a lot of news sources. https.....
» 10/02/2017 1:15:54 PM hasbeen, the world is changing because there is already a realisation by many people and.....
» 10/02/2017 8:40:20 AM there may well be a number of problems for energy in various states and with regard to rec.....
» 7/07/2016 2:55:23 PM Never submitted to Drum; I knew I would never be considered and happy enough with OLO who .....
» 28/05/2016 10:22:38 AM Hi Alan, FYI, I do believe (think) that humans are compounding any natural movement towar.....
» 28/05/2016 7:31:32 AM I don't think it necessarily comes down to life experience. Sure most humanities students.....
» 14/04/2016 4:04:41 PM who said anything about we are going great. I am actually suggesting a need for some pain.....
» 23/05/2014 3:04:58 PM Sure the coalition will struggle to sell its tough message, but all Labor will do is hope .....
» 7/04/2014 6:57:20 AM SM is spot on. As events turned out, the vast majority of Australian, in an election cont.....
» 6/04/2014 7:20:23 AM Squeers, you are free to read article from its source and make your mind up about my suppo.....
» 5/04/2014 11:44:45 AM maybe, but when someone refers to you as 'dodgy' you get a bit pissed off.....
» 5/04/2014 9:23:56 AM Alan, living in France makes it easy to say what you like. But, I can promise you this, i.....
» 5/04/2014 9:02:13 AM Alan, I know you never take a step backwards, so how about repeating what you said in resp.....
» 5/04/2014 8:48:43 AM AA said 'Don't believe what you read in The Australian, SM, or on papers written by shonk.....
» 29/03/2014 5:08:06 PM these are some aspects of the economy we people hope to see improved rather than bs number.....
» 29/03/2014 4:30:32 PM I don't dismiss all data, nor do I ignore the advantage Aust has from ongoing low levels o.....
» 29/03/2014 11:08:04 AM Sure, Aust could have led the world for years to come on a whole range of criteria mention.....
» 29/03/2014 10:36:14 AM How good was Australia under Labor? Well, according to the only poll that counts, the 201.....
» 18/03/2014 2:55:35 PM nice piece.....
» 12/03/2014 10:26:28 AM Sorry Yebiga, I do not ignore past. For example, with Abbott book there will be an early.....
» 12/03/2014 7:42:24 AM to add further, I had one arts/commerce student, trying to get me to do commerce, tell me .....
» 12/03/2014 7:24:20 AM Yebiga, I have to explain I never give much attention to theory or past great thinkers w.....
» 12/03/2014 6:43:44 AM Poirot, In regard to the two pieces on the Howard govt, which I now recognise could have .....
» 8/03/2014 5:19:43 PM the fact I chose to study the humanities does not mean my opinion is anything special. It .....
» 8/03/2014 4:30:58 PM I admit my own shortcomings as a scholar, which suggests I am open to informed opinion fro.....
» 8/03/2014 3:36:48 PM Jottiikii I don't think they were criminal, although I did work for a former monash lectu.....
» 8/03/2014 2:40:40 PM me get upset from you. Dream on. come on, you and your crap about fascists and dreams of.....
» 8/03/2014 2:00:35 PM like I said, apply your logic to what Aust should do since govt is the culprit, and we are.....
» 7/03/2014 9:34:38 AM With jardine, who I do hope now offers an essay to match his confidence, I can't believe h.....
» 7/03/2014 9:08:23 AM Jardine, not that it bothers me, but why the personal insults? Do you actually believe t.....
» 7/03/2014 7:07:10 AM Also, my pitiful role in the humanities comes from my own time as I am not presently part .....
» 7/03/2014 7:03:51 AM Jardine, not that I care that you lump me as a socialist, and defender of the state, but .....
» 5/03/2014 3:10:18 PM For example, The Academy warmly congratulates Professor David Walker FASSA FAHA, who has .....
» 5/03/2014 3:04:30 PM ok, so you have suggested that humanities and public servants are useless. Who then would.....
» 5/03/2014 10:29:16 AM there may be substantial cuts for the humanities in coming years, some justified. But I .....
» 5/03/2014 6:30:11 AM slasher, I take your opinion on board to counter others who have another opinion of HIP ar.....
» 3/03/2014 8:24:41 PM No, when I said to students that there is no wrong or right, I was merely urging students .....
» 28/02/2014 3:58:40 PM Cohenite, I am pretty much 100% with your summary: ‘The Western model enshrines minority.....
» 28/02/2014 10:45:59 AM cohenite, When I tutored at unis, i always made it a point to begin the term by sharing .....
» 28/02/2014 9:59:48 AM I hope they are numbered. Now I am unemployed, I am looking for some manual work. There .....
» 28/02/2014 9:42:16 AM Yebiga, Yes, that is right. You understand what I am saying. While I may be more a suppo.....
» 27/02/2014 10:39:52 PM Yes that is true. I know the cost would be much higher if got same meat from a butcher. .....
» 27/02/2014 10:29:51 PM Thanks Don and Wolly. The piece i wrote for OLO was inspired by Tristan and Bolt. I just .....
» 27/02/2014 3:24:55 PM Rhian, yes I think it a lot to do with quality of teaching which also comes down to each .....
» 27/02/2014 11:15:01 AM cohenite, No I have toughened up a bit, although some documentaries and movies still caus.....
» 27/02/2014 10:31:42 AM yes, I hear problems facing farmers. I do my bit by buying a quarter carcass every 3-4 mo.....
» 27/02/2014 10:18:34 AM Cobber the hound. Good point, I actually thought about that when writing piece. All I can.....
» 27/02/2014 9:08:07 AM Thanks Tristan. Agree with what you say about the need for a variety of views in the pres.....
» 26/02/2014 11:18:54 PM for example, I do not believe that socialism can work to deliver the optimal society. Bu.....
» 26/02/2014 11:00:58 PM To be honest, I have never really cared for any theory. I don't actually believe there is .....
» 25/02/2014 12:51:20 PM cohenite, I share your views. I also read the Bolt piece, and don't believe that he was .....
» 24/02/2014 1:17:15 PM cohenite, I reckon it pretty hard to describe most people as being left or right, beside.....
» 24/02/2014 1:02:21 PM I don't always agree with Tristan, but will argue that Tristan is indeed a passionate and .....
» 24/02/2014 12:39:04 PM imajulianutter At uni I was forced to read a lot of theory in regard to 'international po.....
» 24/02/2014 11:11:45 AM I was pretty anti-communist at university in my general support of liberalism, but would r.....
» 19/02/2014 6:16:36 PM Thanks foxy. It will be interesting to see how events turn out during the next 3-4 years .....
» 19/02/2014 12:02:02 PM no choice anymore? Rubbish, there are greens, and other minor parties. They mostly hold t.....
» 19/02/2014 11:51:36 AM ABC will be around for a long time yet, but may be under a different funding model where i.....
» 17/02/2014 7:34:03 AM nice piece.....
» 12/02/2014 11:11:57 AM I heard 14 months ago, car companies were going. Relative told me through a source in indu.....
» 12/02/2014 10:42:01 AM assuming it gets published, it will be based on research which spans a long period, 2010-2.....
» 12/02/2014 10:22:03 AM oh yeah, I am somehow being selective by putting up link so people can read same thing you.....
» 12/02/2014 8:34:31 AM it will be interesting to see to what happens to Aust three years down the track. This is.....
» 7/02/2014 7:46:20 AM It is still too early to decide whether the Abbott govt will be successful or a failure. .....
» 24/12/2013 7:08:37 AM 'Too many of the supporters of those appointees fail to recognise that organisations like .....
» 19/12/2013 5:36:10 AM 'As Shadow Treasurer Chris Bowen has pointed out, Labor's six years in office saw our econ.....
» 16/12/2013 6:28:45 AM peppa pig; great show.....
» 16/12/2013 6:27:33 AM don't love cricket, but I watch it. actually prefer baseball. Good to smash poms though. .....
» 6/12/2013 9:12:12 AM yeah sure david. But why then is the concern by Asian neighbours with China? Why is they.....
» 6/12/2013 7:34:11 AM gee, jardine, you really are amusing......
» 6/12/2013 6:46:29 AM 'Inasmuch as Beijing desires China to become an Asian geostrategic superpower with the ter.....
» 20/11/2013 1:32:40 PM 'To the intellectuals of the left. For the sake of a better quality of public debate it wi.....
» 6/11/2013 11:55:20 AM good one paul. I can only go on what you claim, good neighbour and all minding your own bu.....
» 6/11/2013 11:38:36 AM fair enough, it doesn't have to be. And, also we should learn from the positive aspects o.....
» 6/11/2013 11:33:13 AM again, apologise for poor grammar, I hope jardine is smart enough tto understand what I me.....
» 6/11/2013 11:28:10 AM I think Howard and Abbott are on right track. They are democratic politicians; they liste.....
» 6/11/2013 11:09:50 AM jardine, don't talk bs. My view is in line with what we live in (the US, Aust and soon). .....
» 6/11/2013 9:23:08 AM no, they are not stupid, just ruled by an authoritarian system with less sympathy for indi.....
» 6/11/2013 8:44:12 AM nice, feel good piece about opportunities from China for Australia. You state 'The Strat.....
» 6/11/2013 8:40:23 AM Paul, me think always wise to know what your neighbours are doing. How are your neighbour.....
» 6/11/2013 8:35:24 AM I will concede that political freedom has improved in China to some degree, but remains fa.....
» 6/11/2013 8:24:10 AM while I agree with problems of left-right divide, I do not share any view of Chinese innov.....
» 3/11/2013 7:51:40 PM I may not have said it, but my concerns abut budgets also extends to revenue factors which.....
» 3/11/2013 1:57:14 PM well if the coalition does not do it, in line with some tempering from public debate, we a.....
» 3/11/2013 9:30:17 AM as I said, it is a bit rich for Leigh, a propagandist for Labor, to accuse Hockey of not c.....
» 3/11/2013 9:19:24 AM say what you like, something needs to be done about budgetary spending in western countrie.....
» 2/11/2013 4:31:59 PM poirot, the coalition will do a better job in terms of budget than Labor. This is somethin.....
» 2/11/2013 9:59:13 AM poirot, politics is politics. But, for Leigh to say Hockey does not care is silly. The C.....
» 2/11/2013 7:58:24 AM can't speak for progressives, but my opinion it is a trivial issue.....
» 2/11/2013 7:54:24 AM 'The secret of Mr Hockey’s economic management is that he doesn’t care about debt, and is .....
» 31/10/2013 7:24:09 AM 'With the Republican Tea Party faction pushing economic policy in the US to the right and .....
» 30/10/2013 8:37:19 AM Unlike this piece, may I suggest what will help policy makers from both sides make sure th.....
» 22/10/2013 9:31:15 AM this from the party that could not export enough coal, coal, coal. not saying we should n.....
» 14/10/2013 1:46:02 PM pilger is an absolute tosser. full stop......
» 8/10/2013 2:48:48 PM sign of the times; we now rely on investment, well from anywhere. Mula rules the world......
» 2/10/2013 1:41:05 PM Hasbeen, don't know if I (we) are right. But that is how it works in a democracy, or woul.....
» 2/10/2013 10:08:04 AM What can I say. The few days. on two different forums, I have been accused of expressing a.....
» 1/10/2013 3:18:57 PM For what it is worth, I don't think anyone will ever know the exact consequences of global.....
» 1/10/2013 3:05:58 PM point was merely to say that there will be a cost, and more insurance claims are being mad.....
» 1/10/2013 11:37:51 AM Overall, the insurance industry estimates that 2012 was the second costliest year in U.S. .....
» 1/10/2013 9:14:37 AM There are liberals out there who believe in global warming, and argue we need to do someth.....
» 28/09/2013 8:24:25 AM I think it is good to get all sides of debates and opinions. On global warming and link t.....
» 28/09/2013 7:59:10 AM i think it is pretty obvious something is happening; that is why few disagree......
» 26/09/2013 9:45:15 AM From what I see of Shorten and others, the only thing that can make Labor viable at the ne.....
» 21/09/2013 10:54:25 AM Really where is the proof. Are you saying that if all Aust's read Alan Austin they would .....
» 21/09/2013 8:18:16 AM this guy raves on about evidence and truth, but where is the evidence that newspapers even.....
» 19/09/2013 9:30:58 AM I would doubt if it was all ministers are merit based. Loyalties to the leader would also .....
» 17/09/2013 8:20:58 AM 'It is actually quite rare, at least in my experience, for academic research to lead strai.....
» 10/09/2013 5:02:14 PM Brenton, I don't know why you are so put off by some of the comments. Your article appe.....
» 9/09/2013 12:42:18 PM Cheryl, can you provide link to Aust exporting $60 billion of food stuff. WTO data shows .....
» 9/09/2013 8:31:25 AM I really should do what is suggested and write first in Word to double check grammar and s.....
» 9/09/2013 8:13:32 AM Individual, no offence taken. Just letting you know that there is significant minority of.....
» 9/09/2013 8:01:18 AM Shorten? Good luck. I reckon Abbott will have him covered easily, practically and intelle.....
» 8/09/2013 9:19:37 PM No more qualified than anyone, just responding to individual's reference to academics. B.....
» 8/09/2013 8:15:50 PM Who knows how long, but good riddance to Rudd. Worst PM in my lifetime......
» 8/09/2013 8:14:21 PM I thought it was a good speech, and I am a humanities student.....
» 6/09/2013 8:32:01 AM Alan, Yes, the Howard years were not perfect, as some commentators have pointed out. Bu.....
» 6/09/2013 8:00:11 AM Yes, there are problems and risks ahead. However, more of the same, under present style .....
» 5/09/2013 1:02:31 PM Yes, only a fool/s could believe that a media baron caused the majority of Aust's to vote .....
» 5/09/2013 11:50:12 AM The attacks on Abbott defy logic. He has also brought up very impressive daughters in term.....
» 4/09/2013 10:19:45 AM True believers scenario, what rubbish. Keating won in 1993 by going against the very issu.....
» 3/09/2013 7:33:56 AM what a joke, always blame someone when the people don't agree with you. Poor journalism, .....
» 27/08/2013 8:34:10 AM Yes, we need to get manufacturing going again. Why, non-food manufacturing still represen.....
» 24/08/2013 11:34:03 AM Poirot, I am not a partisan supporter of anyone. I criticise and support individual polic.....
» 24/08/2013 11:25:54 AM Banjo, I agree Labor needs a good clean out. I don't have much of an opinion about Shorten.....
» 24/08/2013 9:01:09 AM Poirot, Have already indicated I don't like the generosity of parent payment scheme, albe.....
» 24/08/2013 8:37:24 AM Those who say one thing and do the opposite or little always look like the biggest fools. .....
» 24/08/2013 8:06:01 AM AA said ‘Will Australians stick with the managers who took Australia from 12th-ranked to t.....
» 23/08/2013 9:42:21 AM Probably, but Shorten almost as phoney as Rudd. My opinion, he would not be good enough fo.....
» 23/08/2013 8:09:23 AM does not surprise me, have always thought Rudd was an actor putting on his nice face for c.....
» 22/08/2013 8:11:42 PM the thing that annoys me about these poor students of policy and society like AA is that t.....
» 22/08/2013 7:45:06 PM What a ridiculous thing to say Kipp. You should retract. Some merely hope for the end of .....
» 22/08/2013 7:37:20 PM Hope following is true indicator and holds. http://news.ninemsn.com.au/national/2013/08/.....
» 22/08/2013 5:04:29 PM AA makes a great contribution to OLO, but most Aust's disagree with him, at least if bookm.....
» 20/08/2013 12:26:42 PM Foyle, to go further, I am no economist. I merely offer my limited opinion on matters that.....
» 20/08/2013 11:42:24 AM foyle, I also believe in an industry policy. I am not saying budget deficits are not nec.....
» 20/08/2013 7:55:14 AM what makes me laugh about Labor's approach in this new era of difficulty is that they are .....
» 20/08/2013 7:41:51 AM Andrew, how about the challenge of budget competency? How about the challenge of budgetar.....
» 19/08/2013 2:36:04 PM Who is intelligent and who is not is indeed subjective. I agree with Poirot, degrees can .....
» 19/08/2013 8:20:35 AM One issue I am annoyed about is lack of debate about Aust's economic future, especially ag.....
» 17/08/2013 9:39:55 AM Forgot to add, looking forward to the judicial inquiry into the HIP, which I suspect is go.....
» 17/08/2013 9:37:10 AM I wrote an academic piece on the HIP in 2010. Funny enough, there has been not one academ.....
» 17/08/2013 9:19:53 AM I read Alan's article on HIP, what a joke. It basically sums you up as a poor scholar and .....
» 15/08/2013 10:20:04 AM Poirot, he can't be worse than Rudd. As for international forums, who cares. We don't ne.....
» 15/08/2013 8:33:41 AM As for Abbott leading Aust down the US way, I can’t see it. In fact, I believe that it is .....
» 15/08/2013 8:32:44 AM Tristan, I do respect your efforts, as I do with other efforts that express and address co.....
» 14/08/2013 5:10:39 PM So the WTO figures are wrong, Aust's trade balance for food has gone from 400% to 200%, bu.....
» 14/08/2013 5:02:56 PM I don't think I won on anything. I just what you guys to tell us why we have it so good,.....
» 14/08/2013 3:32:17 PM Robert, hang in there mate, you have some valid points. I remember the same critics mocki.....
» 14/08/2013 2:59:44 PM Tristan, not a good effort. Try this tack, how would another three years of Labor be goo.....
» 13/08/2013 7:06:30 PM We all make our judgements. I have always thought Rudd was overrated and Abbott smarter t.....
» 13/08/2013 9:16:20 AM I always have had most faith in public opinion, at last in Australia based on our experien.....
» 2/08/2013 4:15:24 PM I have not read the article, but good luck Rhian. This guy knows it all......
» 19/07/2013 9:17:13 AM Governing is hard, but both parties are as good and useless as each other with their vario.....
» 19/07/2013 8:24:05 AM SM is right about the ETS, I have read many comment on how this scheme advantages rich cou.....
» 15/07/2013 8:44:18 AM It is true that the humanities are dominated by the left, but what is stopping anyone writ.....
» 11/07/2013 11:35:16 AM Poirot. May the best man win. I cant stand Rudd for a whole lot of reasons, but share a l.....
» 11/07/2013 10:27:40 AM Poirot, He may be mediocre, most of us are, are we not? But at least he is not a bs arti.....
» 11/07/2013 8:20:54 AM We need to wait. Of course, there will be debate/s before the election, but Abbott is not.....
» 10/07/2013 4:23:19 PM As I have suggested before, do a poll and ask if the HIP was a policy success. What do you.....
» 10/07/2013 3:36:08 PM Now I have observed that Arthur Sinodinos will be playing an important role in regard to C.....
» 10/07/2013 3:11:27 PM Gee fancy quoting Judith Brett, I mean go back and read some of the rubbish she wrote in 2.....
» 10/07/2013 3:01:17 PM come on poirot, let me be optimistic. I want anyone to win, but Rudd. I don't understand.....
» 10/07/2013 12:31:57 PM Nothing wrong with the HIP idea, but plenty wrong in the way the Rudd govt implemented it......
» 10/07/2013 11:16:12 AM right on lexi that is why we should see correspondence from Garrett to Rudd over home ins.....
» 10/07/2013 10:59:17 AM Finally Labor has stepped up anti-dumping measures through a commission. Looks like we ar.....
» 10/07/2013 10:44:08 AM Now i hear Arthur Sinodinos is heavily involved in economic policy, I am much more hopeful.....
» 10/07/2013 10:36:22 AM yep, nothing wrong with FDI. Lets just make sure we get balance right and promote as much.....
» 10/07/2013 9:56:36 AM Of course resources matter. Key for Labor is how to best meet resource needs for educatio.....
» 10/07/2013 9:02:31 AM should have been If major parties adopt a better policy mix, including environment, then .....
» 10/07/2013 8:58:53 AM What's the problem? If major parties adopt a better policy mix, including environment, th.....
» 10/07/2013 8:21:36 AM There are still a whole lot of possibilities to play out, including a concerted campaign a.....
» 9/07/2013 7:21:01 PM It is up to govt to get the right balance on behalf a variety of community concerns weighi.....
» 9/07/2013 7:03:00 PM Paul 1405 I would not get too excited. Rudd is a goose, always has been and always will b.....
» 9/07/2013 11:29:19 AM Poirot, I have been saying for a long time people want a new vision in line with Australia.....
» 9/07/2013 11:01:51 AM I am amazed the Aust people appear to like Rudd so much. If this popularity for the ALP .....
» 1/07/2013 6:43:59 PM I remember 1975 as a youngster. I remember all the hype about Whitlam to win, but he got s.....
» 1/07/2013 6:39:27 PM It is a 3 month campaign, no need to rush. Abbott has won ever battle so far, so this woul.....
» 1/07/2013 3:48:17 PM No contradiction whatsoever. I am voting independent in Indi, because I am not happy with.....
» 1/07/2013 3:24:20 PM Sorry David G, I am betting on Abbott ripping Rudd to shreds, and young people soon to be.....
» 1/07/2013 1:33:04 PM Poirot, I think you can be both. I believe Howard was. When working in a factory in early.....
» 1/07/2013 11:30:16 AM Rhrosty, only thing I will add is that Rudd probably actually believes he is the 'man' to .....
» 30/06/2013 5:09:01 PM Poirot, it is certainly much more robust now; it would not be good if Coalition smashed it.....
» 30/06/2013 2:20:19 PM yes, I realise he is back because he is popular, but that does not mean that he is any goo.....
» 30/06/2013 9:44:33 AM There area whole lot of reasons why the Gillard govt was so unpopular, but Rudd being bett.....
» 29/06/2013 8:45:35 AM It was inevitable many MPS would go with polls and bring back Rudd. They may rhetorically .....
» 28/06/2013 1:00:34 PM Come on poirot, Garrett and Combet and Conroy (and Gillard) are indeed amongst Labor's b.....
» 28/06/2013 11:41:55 AM I suppose we can all get it wrong, but I am dumbfounded why Rudd has any appeal. For me, o.....
» 27/06/2013 9:45:34 AM there is no doubt that we need to see much more detail from Abbott and coalition. With Ru.....
» 27/06/2013 8:57:44 AM 'As we all know, Rudd is FAR more intelligent, persuasive, popular and competent than a do.....
» 27/06/2013 8:47:17 AM Here we go again, Rudd will endeavour to win election with rhetoric, just like 2007. For .....
» 20/06/2013 11:23:03 AM Sorry, last sentence should be to give Labor the boot, not vote......
» 20/06/2013 7:58:08 AM Poirot, I could write a piece responding to AA, but why would I bother. He is a propagandi.....
» 19/06/2013 9:13:31 AM but rhian, the EU's agricultural export-import ratio has remained similar since 2000 where.....
» 19/06/2013 8:32:07 AM Seriously, AA's prominence at OLO has no real impact at all. I can only imagine he is rea.....
» 17/06/2013 4:16:04 PM yes, more protectionism will have side effects. All policy settings have unique policy adv.....
» 17/06/2013 4:01:21 PM I am not necessarily saying manufacturing is everything, albeit that a minority of nations.....
» 17/06/2013 3:49:17 PM Rhian, thanks for links, will look at them later. I have always thought trade issues are .....
» 17/06/2013 1:31:21 PM yeah, good effort for a 6th grader. Keep working on it AA, you may get there one day......
» 17/06/2013 8:51:38 AM Rhian, under free trade, we benefited from mining, while our other industries are in decli.....
» 16/06/2013 10:25:47 AM Here is another story AA does not read. http://worldinstruggle.blogspot.com.au/2013/04/a.....
» 16/06/2013 10:17:32 AM Rhian, watching Business program on ABC today. One guest optimistic and pointed to three s.....
» 16/06/2013 9:21:17 AM Forum members, I would not get to concerned about AA's articles on OLO. The majority of .....
» 16/06/2013 9:15:27 AM yes, Bazz Aust's carefree attitude about energy is another one as many more people struggl.....
» 15/06/2013 7:21:41 PM home affordability, Aust's declining agricultural performance in global terms, Aust's high.....
» 15/06/2013 9:24:50 AM AA thinks his pieces are scholarly because they throw a lot of data around, but most know .....
» 15/06/2013 9:23:26 AM Most of the time an author who writes totally out of touch with the electorate's sentiment.....
» 15/06/2013 9:02:33 AM Rhian, I generally share your sentiment. For myself, who is still struggling to understan.....
» 14/06/2013 9:39:54 AM AA, you will be pleased to know that the International Journal of Public Administration wi.....
» 14/06/2013 9:22:12 AM This crap is really starting to get repetitive. Puts me right off......
» 13/06/2013 8:37:17 PM Rhian, free trade has its strengths, but I am yet to be convinced we are all okay based on.....
» 13/06/2013 7:20:38 PM Thanks Emperor Julian and Rhian for links. What I mean from consumption-production balanc.....
» 13/06/2013 3:47:25 PM Rhian, this suggestion that other govts subsidise their own production which benefits us f.....
» 13/06/2013 10:25:17 AM Aust set an example to world? Are you kidding. We are setting an example, how a devotion t.....
» 12/06/2013 12:10:27 PM is that why many of the rich chinese also want to live in the west, and love flaunting ric.....
» 12/06/2013 9:04:19 AM With Reg Little and Kevin Rudd being diplomats, I now realise anyone can become one given .....
» 9/06/2013 9:18:51 AM Antiseptic, Good luck with the uni. I am sure you will do well with purpose and life expe.....
» 24/05/2013 8:56:09 PM Rhian, yes your points are relevant. However, each time something goes wrong, many point .....
» 24/05/2013 4:15:50 PM yeah, let the car industry go, then let the spin off manufacturing sector go, then agricul.....
» 24/05/2013 12:22:10 PM Would agree with one aspect of article alone; Abbott's parental leave scheme is ridiculous.....
» 24/05/2013 8:06:27 AM Yeah, Australia is going great. We must lead by example, as Mirebella said today in regar.....
» 21/05/2013 2:11:25 PM I think when some Labor supporters actually recognise that people are the ultimate judge o.....
» 21/05/2013 1:38:33 PM Lexi, i said answerable to god. But Lexi, you would agree that he public is the ultimate .....
» 21/05/2013 1:11:06 PM When AA can dismiss Saltpetre in one sentence, someone with twice the intellect of AA, the.....
» 21/05/2013 12:55:51 PM As for the UN, it does have importance. However, in reality, if the dominant powers dont .....
» 21/05/2013 12:49:10 PM Bruce, are you serious? There are always nations, with certain ideas and leadership quali.....
» 20/05/2013 3:35:53 PM There is only one factor that has any relevance in regard to judging the opinion of this g.....
» 20/05/2013 12:00:56 PM so you are saying China will provide better internaitonal leadership? Please explain why?.....
» 20/05/2013 10:01:35 AM But Godo, are you saying that Australians have been hoodwinked by a poor media? Are you s.....
» 20/05/2013 9:33:46 AM some valid points. for past few centuries it has been the UK (18th and 19thC) and then th.....
» 20/05/2013 8:27:33 AM I know i could not help myself, i was thinking the great man might have something differen.....
» 19/05/2013 7:22:41 PM Please note that Australian voters dont give a continental about 'ratings agencies, the ma.....
» 19/05/2013 1:56:00 PM Yes, i saw that. He is quite an impressive speaker. The only thing i would disagree on is.....
» 19/05/2013 12:53:13 PM I am also interested in what Palmer has to say. Again, i like people who promote a can do .....
» 19/05/2013 12:46:24 PM Hasbeen, i agree good ideas come from anywhere. One can remember how the govt institutio.....
» 19/05/2013 11:24:48 AM Rhrosty, good stuff. I agree with you. There are many examples, some here and many around.....
» 19/05/2013 10:17:07 AM Poirot, there is always a lot of problems collating all available evidence in regard to an.....
» 19/05/2013 9:28:10 AM Hasbeen, i am for a very tough attitude to long term unemployed, if they dont meet the cri.....
» 19/05/2013 9:19:09 AM Belly, there is always room for a quick revival in a party's electoral fortunes. It happen.....
» 19/05/2013 9:09:47 AM Yes, SM you can rest assured that most agree with your opinion. If it was not for the Coal.....
» 19/05/2013 8:56:56 AM Hasbeen, to clarify my opinion, i acknowledge there is a lot of conflicting evidence, but.....
» 18/05/2013 10:27:57 AM Poirot, but i have indicated the Coaliton wil do something to try and lower emissions; I d.....
» 18/05/2013 10:06:50 AM While each country has different tradtions and a different take on the world, there is no .....
» 18/05/2013 9:57:23 AM Spindoc, Good question. I, for one, have noted that Labor's stance of promoting a carbo.....
» 18/05/2013 9:10:41 AM Poirot, i just read first page and i agree with this persepctive. I will give it a more de.....
» 18/05/2013 8:49:21 AM Rhrosty is right. Regardless of the debate over who is rong or right with data, does not .....
» 18/05/2013 8:26:32 AM Poirot, I hope i have never given any impression i dont listen to the Left, i do. I have .....
» 18/05/2013 8:05:38 AM Lexi, i have to disagree with you. Why i will not vote Labor is because of three reasons .....
» 18/05/2013 7:49:47 AM Hasbeen, i have no problem with a tough mutual obligation program. I dont think people sho.....
» 17/05/2013 8:12:41 PM Hasbeen, I think most people who are unemployed are likley to try hard. Why do i say thi.....
» 17/05/2013 8:03:26 PM I think Labor and can revive and Australia can reverse its situation under either major pa.....
» 17/05/2013 7:20:12 PM Poirot, Do you also think Aust is going well? I read The Economist occasionally, but do.....
» 17/05/2013 7:04:46 PM rehctub, yes, the implementation of public-funded programs by govt is an important criter.....
» 17/05/2013 5:49:55 PM Foyle, I will have a look at New Economic Perspectives. While I agree with some of your .....
» 17/05/2013 5:23:37 PM 'The more we examine the data, SM, the more we understand how governments and economists a.....
» 17/05/2013 5:07:31 PM SM,i am surprised you would perisist with AA. Do you honestly think he would ever concede......
» 17/05/2013 4:34:53 PM AA, do you seriously think i could be bothered wasting my time with you in regard to my ar.....
» 17/05/2013 4:04:13 PM for the life of me, i cant understand how people can downplay environmental problems and t.....
» 16/05/2013 4:33:02 PM I also think this feel good article does not address the ongoing important need to ensure .....
» 16/05/2013 1:30:03 PM David G, i agree with you, i hope Aust never mirrors the social development of the US. I w.....
» 16/05/2013 1:26:04 PM Foyle, true the reliance on easy credit did increase until the GFC provided a huge wake up.....
» 16/05/2013 11:49:06 AM Slasher, give it a rest. Like i said, i do my best. My answers are in the paper, publish.....
» 16/05/2013 9:05:08 AM Gee thanks Slasher and AA. You guys are clearly superior to the referees that assessed m.....
» 15/05/2013 2:16:41 PM I mean what sort of drongo would defend the HIP given the evidence. I mean one minister .....
» 15/05/2013 1:54:21 PM Ok, slasher thanks for the insults, but i will bet my credentials against yours anyday, wh.....
» 15/05/2013 11:29:34 AM David G, so why then are most other Asian nations concerned about China?.....
» 15/05/2013 11:11:31 AM I am sorry, but article indciates that state govts were also pressured by Rudd Govt to acc.....
» 15/05/2013 8:24:06 AM Slasher, no I am not too arrogant to take criticism. It is quite possible to form differen.....
» 14/05/2013 1:30:59 PM Marko, i think you give too much influence to neoliberal thought. The role of 'the public.....
» 14/05/2013 12:01:01 PM I am also for more efficient govt at all levels. i am sure there is much waste at all leve.....
» 14/05/2013 11:50:46 AM Poirot, ok, points taken. I should always talk to people in public with greater courtesy. .....
» 14/05/2013 11:11:23 AM I agree with previous post. Further, there are many aspects of Western culture that other.....
» 14/05/2013 11:03:24 AM Whether in Constitution or not, not really important. Local govt will remain important. .....
» 14/05/2013 10:23:54 AM For piece of mind, in case some take it the wrong way, i am not criticising opinion pieces.....
» 14/05/2013 10:05:38 AM Poirot, No grandeur on my part, i dont claim to know everything, like Austin does. In f.....
» 14/05/2013 8:18:45 AM heh Austin, why dont you turn this opinion piece into an academic piece and see if it gets.....
» 10/05/2013 1:24:13 PM Nonsense, regardless of who wins the political battle in terms of seats won, Abbott's degr.....
» 10/05/2013 1:17:32 PM ok, i woukd like to see any subject at all discussed, assuming that it is based on reasona.....
» 10/05/2013 11:16:25 AM James, I am curious. What do you mean by 'but even they, OLO included, are not immune f.....
» 10/05/2013 10:46:41 AM Rhosty, it is true that many of the papers are a joke, but i feel there is plenty of oppor.....
» 9/05/2013 12:20:44 PM A debate over numbers is not that important, besides showing Austin's bias and flawed pers.....
» 8/05/2013 11:27:31 AM Yes, we all have our faults, but he is the weirdist peson i have come across. Sort of pers.....
» 8/05/2013 7:50:00 AM and propoganda wont work here, rightfully so. Most Aust's know we are going down the tube.....
» 7/05/2013 7:51:00 AM i think you guys are asking too much. With propagandists they have no reason to actually d.....
» 5/05/2013 8:47:27 AM There are a whole lot of reasons why Labor has had its time, and failed. Defence is anoth.....
» 5/05/2013 8:44:13 AM Yes, I agree. One option, i think it is on Roar, is to have a 5-10 minute period to make.....
» 5/05/2013 8:29:41 AM Now you have put your silly thoughts on the record again, why dont you write an academic a.....
» 5/05/2013 8:22:40 AM Austin, do you know the difference between an opinion piece and academic article? Wow, it .....
» 4/05/2013 10:12:03 PM sorry,last sentence was urging AA to try his hand at academia given his supposed authority.....
» 4/05/2013 9:58:20 PM Austin, i am sorry we are not up to your scholarly standards, but you will be pleased to k.....
» 3/05/2013 8:38:42 PM Well Austin, the main thing you need to recognise is you are just one opinion, and a very .....
» 3/05/2013 12:43:01 PM Thanks Raycom. AA refers to Rod Tiffen, yet he too said it was well researched, albiet it.....
» 3/05/2013 8:04:21 AM Yes, i support online education. It gives much greater opportunity and should reduce educa.....
» 3/05/2013 7:29:20 AM Austin, i am not asking for your opinion. Cant you read. I consider you an absolute joke a.....
» 2/05/2013 2:55:38 PM Belly, i suppose i am being an optimist to some extent. I too remember some of Abbott's d.....
» 2/05/2013 1:10:37 PM In regard to previous post, i am not asking whether you agree or disagree with my article'.....
» 2/05/2013 12:40:21 PM AA, i think you have some real issues, particularly your lack of regard for any other pers.....
» 2/05/2013 8:54:47 AM belly, How can you know what Abbott will do? Sure, i am worried about the future, but it.....
» 2/05/2013 7:55:26 AM While you are at it, try and do something about the ridiculous level of gambling advertisi.....
» 2/05/2013 7:45:09 AM Yes, good sentiment Rosie. A good start would be a more regular and honest analysis of em.....
» 2/05/2013 7:38:22 AM yes, my opinion was the Howard govt was better. It had a clear agenda from start and carri.....
» 2/05/2013 7:32:17 AM Yes, I agree......
» 1/05/2013 7:05:07 PM Well guys, you all gave it your best shot, yet he came back again and again like the dumb .....
» 1/05/2013 11:14:46 AM You mean like this one. http://www.abc.net.au/unleashed/4188322.html.....
» 1/05/2013 11:03:02 AM Is that correct Cheryl. There is a lot of IPA stuff there too......
» 1/05/2013 9:00:11 AM i would not worry too much. There are plenty of opportunities for both genders to write f.....
» 30/04/2013 6:57:47 PM Yes, maybe in time. First fact is that majority of Aust's dont think much of silly compar.....
» 30/04/2013 5:59:05 PM AA can never be knocked out by logic. He is one of those people who thinks he knows everyt.....
» 30/04/2013 11:41:47 AM In 1870, Australia was even further ahead of developed world, yet any reasonable analyis l.....
» 30/04/2013 11:11:37 AM As someone looking for ideas about how public policy can be improved, or at least get me t.....
» 30/04/2013 8:20:25 AM Personally, i would do a lot better with controle of the money than those now looking afte.....
» 30/04/2013 8:00:13 AM o sung wu, I also extend my best wishes to you and hope you pick up very soon. A person .....
» 30/04/2013 7:56:45 AM Jardine, i think the anti-coalition sentiment in academia is so strong (in humanities at .....
» 29/04/2013 6:49:17 PM Sorry Lexi, but that is the sort of article that hides reality, Aust's easy days are over......
» 29/04/2013 4:19:25 PM Lexi, yes i suppose we are luckier than most. However, the signs that Australia is going .....
» 28/04/2013 9:46:04 AM No matter how hard it is in the future, whether through cutbacks or not to spending, there.....
» 27/04/2013 8:17:38 AM Yes, why not? This country needs new ideas, and Palmer has a can-do approach which should .....
» 24/04/2013 10:21:23 AM Heaven forbid, just imagine if our academic institutions (and supposed leading minds) sold.....
» 23/04/2013 12:46:39 PM Thanks Graham. I suppose when commentators write feel good articles treating all powers a.....
» 23/04/2013 12:34:53 PM I am with Atman. Sure there can be govt reform and so on, but govt remains crucial to any.....
» 23/04/2013 8:52:23 AM yeah i noticed. What do you expect from a govt with no idea. Taking the money from corrupt.....
» 22/04/2013 2:35:21 PM James, i hope you are right......
» 22/04/2013 12:27:43 PM Rhosty, do you write articles for OLo or elsewhere. If not, you should be. i like your pas.....
» 22/04/2013 12:15:52 PM James, i also deplore past US actions. However, i cannot see how an authoritarian state, .....
» 22/04/2013 10:54:30 AM Come on Phil. i thought you once argued that we are dominated by neoliberalism. Looks like.....
» 22/04/2013 10:26:23 AM you clever guys can slag off about our supposed subservience to the US as much as you like.....
» 22/04/2013 10:10:04 AM Well said. We have many fools running this country who like to rely on economic data that.....
» 20/04/2013 12:55:01 PM Individual. I concur. We need greater scrutiny and consensus about where all resources go.....
» 20/04/2013 11:20:21 AM individual, i dont disagree with you. i reckon there can be significant cuts to the PS, an.....
» 20/04/2013 8:21:56 AM I agree with following paragraph 'Public sector jobs growth, particularly in the 'new com.....
» 18/04/2013 10:18:51 AM Here is an interesting piece of taxes on new homes in my area, albury wodonga. http://hi.....
» 16/04/2013 8:45:02 AM Ludwig, yes, i suspect that population, along with energy, are key factors which need to b.....
» 4/04/2013 10:09:43 AM Hi Tristan, god to see you on OLO again. I have posted an OECD site with updated data on .....
» 22/03/2013 10:28:50 AM I thought Crean suggested otherwise. Whatever strategy, events makes Labor look quite stu.....
» 21/03/2013 5:52:59 PM yes, not much there, again. I am really gettign worried now......
» 21/03/2013 3:56:11 PM Serious, today's non-event over a leadership, on a day of a national apology by both major.....
» 21/03/2013 3:10:36 PM If rudd wins and calls an early election, it will be the easiest campaign for the Coalitio.....
» 19/03/2013 10:26:33 AM i am sort of with Snake on this one. All is not well, although probably never was. http:/.....
» 19/03/2013 8:02:00 AM Another more sensible piece on issue......
» 19/03/2013 7:59:21 AM Yes, agree wth this, although I hope Kevin Dudd does not come back......
» 13/03/2013 1:44:34 PM 'Usually happens after I write about truth-telling, fact-checking, honesty, transparency a.....
» 13/03/2013 8:12:30 AM The thing that makes me laugh is that AA, supposedly representing the left and social just.....
» 13/03/2013 7:46:31 AM Hasbeen, i wil add though, what if people and groups go their own way, but are obstructed .....
» 13/03/2013 7:35:03 AM Hasbeen, i agree with you on your major point. 'We need different people, going in diffe.....
» 13/03/2013 7:21:08 AM OECDE productivity data http://stats.oecd.org/Index.aspx?DatasetCode=PDYGTH.....
» 12/03/2013 7:29:25 PM Bazz, i live in hope that a party, and leader, will have the pragmatism, intellect and det.....
» 12/03/2013 7:14:10 PM I used to be a bit proud that, as a former factory hand and labourer, I got published in a.....
» 12/03/2013 8:36:34 AM I would not mind a govt which is ot afraid of telling the truth. That hard times are ahead.....
» 12/03/2013 8:25:20 AM AA, Are you really as arrogant in real life as you with your cock sure confidence about k.....
» 12/03/2013 8:01:02 AM Ok, but could you clarify please Individual. Are all BA graduates neither intelligent or p.....
» 11/03/2013 5:42:02 PM Mr Austin, hi again. Dont bother with questions for me. I find you an embarassment for .....
» 11/03/2013 10:35:52 AM I agree with Individual 'Alan with all due respect but there's more to running a country .....
» 11/03/2013 9:44:43 AM thanks for that; interesting piece.....
» 10/03/2013 1:58:06 PM Alan Austin, Good luck to you; your articles get a lot of reads. However, for a guy so s.....
» 6/03/2013 10:33:39 AM Alan Austin, you must be dreaming if you think your article demonstrates why Australia is .....
» 1/03/2013 7:28:34 AM Nice piece.....
» 28/02/2013 2:56:22 PM I think many underestimate Abbott's intellect and passion. I have more faith in Abbott th.....
» 25/02/2013 12:08:04 PM Individual, what did you do for a living, as you seem to suggest that hard work is a crit.....
» 25/02/2013 10:05:51 AM Personally, i dont see much optimism from an Asian led 21st century, although i dont reall.....
» 25/02/2013 9:50:04 AM 'our migration program is bringing in the knowledge and experience needed in the Chinese a.....
» 25/02/2013 8:22:41 AM Nice piece Philip and very well researched. A lot of interesting and useful information......
» 21/02/2013 3:34:02 PM Jon Swift, It is not about supposed superior intellect. I dont believe in such arrogrant .....
» 21/02/2013 11:48:34 AM Come on Julie. This is basic undergraduate level stuff. How about putting some grunt and.....
» 21/02/2013 11:39:03 AM Having said that, i think the Gillard govt's record is mixed, not brilliant and not poor. .....
» 21/02/2013 11:32:15 AM Judgements about the Gillard Govt. Austin, the media, or the people. I think i will go w.....
» 14/02/2013 10:22:31 AM I hope one day i can view OLO and read something from Julie more in line with Aust's forei.....
» 14/02/2013 10:11:46 AM I think some have short memories. Just go back and listen to parlimentary debate by Keati.....
» 8/02/2013 1:06:54 PM Aristocrat, you state, Say no more. Humanities and Arts grads usually lean so far left th.....
» 5/02/2013 6:27:34 PM This argument will, hopefully, never win the day......
» 3/02/2013 8:53:53 AM Arjay, i do not deny flawed decisisons by West. My opinion, however, much geater influenc.....
» 2/02/2013 7:30:09 AM Get used to it, the West is going to make greater effort to counter the rise of China. And.....
» 1/02/2013 6:00:28 PM Saltpetre, Thanks for that. Also, there is much food for thought in your comments. We a.....
» 1/02/2013 2:18:38 PM Who cares about Thompson or even Slipper. Both parties have duds and perhaps sleazy charac.....
» 1/02/2013 11:35:44 AM Lexi, i was refering to both major parties. I do think the election will be much closer .....
» 1/02/2013 11:28:01 AM David G and Arjay, perhaps you have better ideas about what the West should do, and/or wha.....
» 1/02/2013 11:14:16 AM spindoc, no need to read my piece on Abbott if it gets published. No doubt it will dissapo.....
» 1/02/2013 10:39:14 AM Well argued article. Plight of exploited workers needs more attention......
» 1/02/2013 9:46:14 AM Spindoc, Again fair enough comments. However, as Graham Y has tagged the article, it was.....
» 1/02/2013 9:25:43 AM Politics is a dirty game, and unsurprisingly a major party will do what it takes to stay i.....
» 1/02/2013 8:57:49 AM Here is an interesting piece on china http://www.prospectmagazine.co.uk/politics/mark-kit.....
» 1/02/2013 8:47:36 AM Are you guys serious? China the good guy and the West mere exploiters. perhaps you need .....
» 31/01/2013 8:46:04 PM Saltpetre, fair comments. I cant really disagree with much of what you said. Can i see a.....
» 31/01/2013 4:09:24 PM Not sure of labor's tactics; perhaps it is to give it time for the coalition to offer its .....
» 31/01/2013 3:57:18 PM Rhian, that is a straight forward comment by George. Those Australians of non-English spea.....
» 18/01/2013 2:48:34 PM I cant believe people can read Cribb's efforts and dismiss them as if their are no serious.....
» 10/01/2013 2:53:40 PM I do think Julie Bishop and Libs need to go much furher when they say 'That is why the Co.....
» 10/12/2012 12:15:43 PM 'Gillard will take the ALP to the polls next year with economic policy and industrial rela.....
» 10/12/2012 10:16:56 AM alarmist, not really. I have accepted rocky times ahead. i merely do what i think will be.....
» 10/12/2012 9:57:43 AM Bludger and huge stipend. What would you know moron......
» 10/12/2012 8:51:51 AM I agree solar panels are expensive. Why did i buy them? cost benefit decision. Thanks to .....
» 4/12/2012 8:43:38 AM 'Aside from war, corruption is probably the biggest obstacle to economic and social develo.....
» 3/12/2012 2:52:46 PM I am amazed that people can be so sure that he world is actually cooling. I hope it is, bu.....
» 3/12/2012 1:31:03 PM I dont think we should be gambling with our future. The business as usual argument seems .....
» 1/12/2012 7:29:19 AM Yes, i again state that it not necesaarily our institutions at fault, but the type and qua.....
» 30/11/2012 6:36:48 AM /The Westminster system, as currently ‘operating’ in Australia might be examined as to whe.....
» 28/11/2012 8:05:52 AM Nice piece. I am currently going through many notes of the Lance Armstrong experience fro.....
» 26/11/2012 3:09:39 PM Rhian, No, would agree free teriary education no longer a solution. Whether it be partial.....
» 26/11/2012 2:44:48 PM For what it is worth, i am not implying that education should be for unlimited numbers, or.....
» 26/11/2012 12:23:39 PM I disagree. I think the system is ok, but the quality of the players may not be up to scra.....
» 26/11/2012 7:21:56 AM I am thankful that I, once a struggling young adult, had a second chance to return to univ.....
» 5/11/2012 1:05:56 PM Yes, i agree with the sentiment of this article. All Western democracies, along with all .....
» 29/10/2012 7:46:46 PM Thanks Steve, Yes, newspapers can be good source for day-to-day summary of events. That .....
» 29/10/2012 9:32:02 AM Houellebecq, Thank you for that last response. I am quite thick skinned these days, but .....
» 29/10/2012 9:08:23 AM Being an academic (and older) disqualifies what i would really like to say to you Alan. A.....
» 29/10/2012 6:34:26 AM Rhosty, If worse came to worse, and the Coalition panics, i doubt they would go back to T.....
» 27/10/2012 6:42:09 AM What biased rubbish. Sure Abbott has got faults, we all have. He may have even done some.....
» 9/10/2012 7:33:28 AM While i agree with general tone of this article, i also agree with Turnbull that Jones is .....
» 12/09/2012 7:56:05 AM Yes, and what would be your anwers to how the West should behave or lead, or should it do .....
» 6/09/2012 10:44:01 AM Is this article for real? Pathetic is the word i would use, and i am being kind......
» 4/09/2012 9:05:08 AM Well argued piece. As long as benefit is clearly demonstrated for Australia, and gains ar.....
» 21/08/2012 8:56:59 AM Ozzie, come on, a biased left winger, including lawyers, will not let the facts get in th.....
» 21/08/2012 8:38:05 AM Austin, I read an earlier commment and state don't play the racist card with me. As a ch.....
» 18/08/2012 10:17:55 AM Bob Birrell, one of Australia's experts on refugee and immigration matters, considers gett.....
» 18/08/2012 9:49:47 AM AA said "So we really don’t have to be so pessimistic and fearful, do we?" Well.....
» 17/08/2012 7:48:51 AM Alan Austin can plead as much as he wants. It aint going to happen, Australia will not ope.....
» 15/08/2012 8:46:37 AM Once again, a biased piece from someone who wants to denigrate Australia and tell us how m.....
» 12/08/2012 10:44:42 AM The problems Australia and the world face are hardly likley to addressed by either the ALP.....
» 12/08/2012 10:34:16 AM Arjay, i am in agreement with you on this one......
» 10/08/2012 2:04:28 PM Yes, I too am wary of claims about our poor past. Sure some things have changed for the b.....
» 10/08/2012 12:17:00 PM Daffy Duck asked "But does anyone seriously practice such "spirituality" o.....
» 10/08/2012 8:32:32 AM There is some merit in this article. However, thankfully Abbott (I hope), like Howard, wi.....
» 9/08/2012 10:29:44 AM Sory Brian, but when you lost me when you stated "We have no equivalent of Switzerla.....
» 9/08/2012 7:46:25 AM Please have a look at China before giving Australia a lecture. Concerns about China have.....
» 8/08/2012 8:59:32 AM Power is indeed relevant to any debate about rising and declining nations. Always has and .....
» 8/08/2012 7:54:53 AM Right on Mr C.....
» 1/08/2012 5:06:34 PM Emporer Julian, Foyle wrote the words you quote......
» 1/08/2012 2:32:19 PM Peter, it is difficult to know all the answers, whether you are a pure free trader or for .....
» 31/07/2012 8:01:06 AM In this global age, why not let a lot of cities (say up to 6 in different countries) host .....
» 17/07/2012 3:29:35 PM good piece, very informative.....
» 6/07/2012 2:06:03 PM I live in Albury-Wodonga and absoluely love it. Building a new house too which i could aff.....
» 6/07/2012 9:40:31 AM individual, I agree with you......
» 6/07/2012 8:18:21 AM Thanks KarlX; i do try and be balanced as much as possible. It is funny in a way; most of.....
» 5/07/2012 6:21:08 PM Alan, I have learnt a lot from OLO readers, especially from critics. Sadly I have gained n.....
» 5/07/2012 12:17:35 PM Alan, as I predicted, not even Labor figures bagging the HIP would convince you. You obvio.....
» 4/07/2012 10:35:23 PM Alan, Yes, i can refer to my own work which I feel more than adequately counters the work.....
» 4/07/2012 7:42:54 PM Many of them urge wage control, except when it comes to themselves......
» 4/07/2012 7:07:35 PM Alan, we consider Rudd to be a forced resignation. As for HIP, I think the press did a p.....
» 4/07/2012 11:08:16 AM Well Alan, you can appreciate we live in a democracy. We are all free to form our own opin.....
» 4/07/2012 9:51:37 AM Alan, unfortunately for you, the article focuses on SMH articles, so perhaps you would w.....
» 28/06/2012 8:31:58 AM I see you got 6 likes already; Bruce you are not alone. Poor article though. what about t.....
» 19/06/2012 7:44:52 PM I still think we are better off wth a SMH and The Age without Rinehart, for what it is wor.....
» 19/06/2012 8:54:34 AM It will be interesting how it all plays out. I am not as concerned as others. I think mo.....
» 6/06/2012 1:56:17 PM I don't agree. Take the mining tax debate, which has led some to generalise that it was t.....
» 30/05/2012 11:59:35 AM Pete, You make good points. Again, how best to deal with China is one of those hard ones.....
» 26/05/2012 7:35:51 AM you can say what you like about whether we need them or not, but this is just a further ex.....
» 24/05/2012 7:51:55 PM Well said Pete.....
» 24/05/2012 4:37:40 PM Yes, i agree that policies will be released late. However, the overall strategy will have.....
» 24/05/2012 10:42:47 AM James, I don't agree, i find the article pretty ordinary. How ridiculous is it to portr.....
» 24/05/2012 9:55:30 AM I think you should always look around for all of the evidence when makng a point, within r.....
» 24/05/2012 9:44:47 AM i might have to read this piece ten times to make sense of it, it is all over the place. .....
» 24/05/2012 9:24:55 AM Yes, i agree with other posts in general terms. The writing on the wall for the West's di.....
» 9/05/2012 9:35:16 PM Well we take a lot of immigrants from poorer nations, they may send part of income back ho.....
» 9/05/2012 5:10:31 PM i should not have mentioned free/r markets (tricky for me), but i stand by rest of what i .....
» 9/05/2012 4:02:34 PM Rhian, all i am saying is that govts will find it harder to give away money to foreig aid .....
» 9/05/2012 3:52:51 PM I agree with this article. The budget is a joke and a sad reflection of why federal Labor.....
» 9/05/2012 3:44:32 PM Interesting issue. However, i think breaking promises on foreign aid sign of things to co.....
» 3/05/2012 1:00:30 PM Porn dangerous? Perhaps to a small minority, who would probably be sick or harmful to par.....
» 3/05/2012 10:41:14 AM To go again with Rudd would suggest that Labor has no logic, unless of course potential ca.....
» 3/05/2012 9:13:25 AM Yes, i agree with this article, pretty much 100%. While i have written that many people h.....
» 1/05/2012 6:48:42 PM Talk of Rudd being PM again soon; this may be trigger for independents to abandon Labor......
» 30/04/2012 7:49:23 AM 'First, we should focus on the opportunities, not the threats. Straightforward trade theor.....
» 27/04/2012 2:44:24 PM No, i never support war. Rather I understand why it occurs. Sure, i may sound crude and .....
» 27/04/2012 2:25:45 PM Tristan, I dont necssarily disagree with some of your suggestions. I agree that newstart .....
» 27/04/2012 11:02:05 AM David G, Nodoubt war is horrible. But idea of a 'just' v 'unjust' war not as simple as y.....
» 27/04/2012 10:42:46 AM Tristan, I admire your passion and defend your right to express concern for the vulnerable.....
» 26/04/2012 3:19:48 PM Poirot, Very nice article, thanks, Sort of similar sentiment to what i wrote in 2008 on .....
» 25/04/2012 4:07:20 PM Kulu, Interesting view. I still think liberal democracies are best equipped to adapt,and.....
» 25/04/2012 12:40:49 PM Yes, business sources on the ABC Sunday a few weeks ago indicated that landlords are going.....
» 25/04/2012 12:16:00 PM Poirot, I could have better worded my previous comment. I also share concern about recen.....
» 25/04/2012 10:35:31 AM Sorry Poirot. It aint my style to sit back and bag the past. I will leave it the lefties .....
» 25/04/2012 10:04:00 AM Killarney said "Those who support the status quo have plenty of established institu.....
» 24/04/2012 2:44:50 PM Sarnian, I agree that US policy could be so much better. I have argued that Australian so.....
» 24/04/2012 11:30:39 AM "Australia should distance itself from the US and keep itself non aligned otherwise w.....
» 23/04/2012 8:34:46 AM You said "Malalai Joya is the very embodiment of an Afghan-led solution staring Weste.....
» 4/04/2012 9:21:38 AM I am currently researching and writing up article on calls for ministers to resign in all .....
» 4/04/2012 8:23:57 AM "Riding the twin horses of America and China is difficult for Australia and will be m.....
» 4/04/2012 8:14:18 AM i think it is big mistake to rave on about the past and Labor did this and that. As a hi.....
» 28/03/2012 4:24:38 PM plantagenet, I recognise the point you, and others, make. China would not be alone in it.....
» 28/03/2012 11:15:40 AM In any case, China is not godless, although state there wants total control even of its Ca.....
» 28/03/2012 11:13:09 AM Responding to first comment, Actually I am agnostic, and would not describe myself as con.....
» 27/03/2012 11:51:08 AM i suppose if we are to accept that gamblers are stupid, which i do not, then maybe we shou.....
» 27/03/2012 11:13:10 AM Poirot, I realise that too. But if people did not raise what Crown does every now and th.....
» 27/03/2012 10:24:56 AM Nice of you to assume i have lost more than I have won at Crown. You are some know-all. .....
» 26/03/2012 5:45:23 PM Gee thanks Periles, i missed the point again. Oh well, will keep on trying Fortunately Th.....
» 26/03/2012 9:07:54 AM Actually there is a role for a Gaming Commission to rule on % a gambling operator wins at .....
» 25/03/2012 7:53:41 AM In defeat, Labor figures still raving on about need to uphold its values. I think the el.....
» 21/03/2012 9:18:18 AM Yes, I agree with article. Always thought that tv can be a useful tool for any youngster......
» 14/03/2012 12:03:34 PM Squeers, you accuse me of innuendos Well listen to yours, supposedly the gospel truth and.....
» 14/03/2012 11:10:17 AM Squeers, I may be wrong, but i dont accept your tone about comments about the Australian e.....
» 14/03/2012 9:43:53 AM Squeers, i never said they were "all" leftwing, just most. i refer to my experie.....
» 2/03/2012 12:17:30 PM If it is true that Bob Carr is now Foreign Minister, Labor deserve to be dumped asap......
» 27/02/2012 10:42:48 AM premature with anouncing vote, actually 71-31......
» 27/02/2012 10:07:03 AM 73-29, well done Labor Caucus. I now hope that the public can realise why Rudd had to go......
» 24/02/2012 7:39:52 AM Obviously you will be a happy chappy if Rudd wins. I wont. I was wrong when i said to my.....
» 23/02/2012 6:55:33 AM Yes, Gillard should survive if the alternative is Rudd the dud......
» 16/02/2012 4:28:29 PM ok, i am going to do a follow-up article about why the Coalition is so popular, why Labor .....
» 16/02/2012 11:45:38 AM Bruce, the article is a criticism of an attempt by an acedemic to bag Abbott, that is all......
» 15/02/2012 6:50:26 AM Nice piece, i hope your optimistic long-term view of China prevails. I am sure that most C.....
» 16/01/2012 5:34:34 PM Rhian, fair enough. I probably should have done so. However, I do intend to explain why t.....
» 16/01/2012 5:15:23 PM Peter Hume, for what it is worth, you really should your comments about my supposed intell.....
» 16/01/2012 5:03:30 PM Rhian, where did i say it must be right if France and the US become protectionist. I point.....
» 16/01/2012 11:59:04 AM Curmudgeon, Not sure what you are saying. Please provide me with a detailed study to show.....
» 4/01/2012 4:18:55 PM No, i think Howard did a pretty good job, although his record was also not perfect. I sup.....
» 1/12/2011 6:37:01 AM "The key point is that neoliberalism has been accompanied by a major offensive agains.....
» 21/11/2011 7:42:05 AM Rubbish. The US had done more than anyone to accommodate the rise of China (MFN status a.....
» 14/11/2011 5:11:14 PM ah, more supposedly balanced stuff from the IPA. Heaven help us. They know all the answers.....
» 8/11/2011 9:13:48 AM "Ultimately, the Chinese political system is a work in progress, which has yet to fac.....
» 4/11/2011 6:27:03 AM I am sorry you feel so cynical about Australian democratic politics......
» 28/10/2011 5:11:26 PM Unfortunately, Qantas shareholders endorsed another silly pay rise for the CEO. Pity, is h.....
» 28/10/2011 1:03:08 PM Yes, i have faith in people. We can all make our arguments on different policy issues and.....
» 28/10/2011 6:12:07 AM A lot of the posters make solid points about reform everywhere. However, there is room fo.....
» 20/10/2011 5:12:46 AM Interesting and good piece. such an approach can also be applied about how we define offic.....
» 20/10/2011 5:07:31 AM "If there's a silver lining out of the US recession, it's that it's raised plenty of .....
» 19/10/2011 1:23:23 PM It is a disgrace we do not hear about such stories, although Dateline (SBS)is probably the.....
» 19/10/2011 12:48:29 PM What am is saying? I am saying that Western leaders never really had the answers. Policies.....
» 19/10/2011 11:38:46 AM Having said what i just did, I could be wrong and we could just disintegrate into a 'dog e.....
» 19/10/2011 11:05:01 AM also, i am always amused that comments should somehow conclude i am anti trade or against .....
» 19/10/2011 10:59:31 AM Yes, i am well aware that the article does not offer concrete solutions. Change will occu.....
» 29/09/2011 7:38:44 PM The right really needs to lift their game when they make their points on Aboriginal issues.....
» 29/09/2011 7:34:11 PM I agree with the court's decision. To imply that people do not feel their Aboriginality b.....
» 24/09/2011 4:00:27 PM Pericles, I think we all agree that fairness, corruption and transparency (of rules, regul.....
» 24/09/2011 3:53:33 PM Pericles, i don't know as much about India, probably because i have much less concern with.....
» 23/09/2011 3:51:11 PM Perikles, I also agree that China has important considerations and needs. However, i do.....
» 23/09/2011 3:13:21 PM Peter Hume, i wish (and hope) you are right, but i have my doubts that unilateral action i.....
» 23/09/2011 10:08:13 AM The other thing. i am not opposed to the rise of new economies and the decline of the old......
» 23/09/2011 9:50:31 AM Pericles, answer no. While i am well aware of wrongdoings of past, I am offering a Wester.....
» 23/09/2011 8:05:48 AM Welcome back Marko; i wondered why you had not been on OLO for a while......
» 23/09/2011 7:49:44 AM "With the renewed calls for a retreat from free trade resembling a vampire once again.....
» 18/09/2011 8:49:03 AM Squeers and Poirot, Sometimes i watch shows about how the West dumps all of its used comp.....
» 17/09/2011 12:53:58 PM Squeers, fair enough, but that is probably where will disagree. I do not deny the West's .....
» 17/09/2011 11:19:28 AM Squeers, I agree with much of what you say. However, you may also be disappointed with my.....
» 17/09/2011 8:27:44 AM Squeers, i do not know why some die-hard liberals cannot call a spade a a spade, and recog.....
» 17/09/2011 7:54:18 AM I realise the answers to industry are increasingly difficult in a globalised economy, and .....
» 16/09/2011 10:12:01 AM David L, I have been thinking about free trade issues for a while (difficult issue), but .....
» 16/09/2011 8:14:26 AM Alan said 'The point about free trade is that it provides the cheapest goods and services .....
» 2/09/2011 4:10:35 PM But no one should advocate going back to the past; i never have. All i have said is that t.....
» 2/09/2011 12:32:26 PM One, i have never advocated all-out protectionism. Two, i hardly think i am alone. I even.....
» 2/09/2011 12:23:40 PM Yes, i am deadly serious. Why would i just want to rely on the Reserve Bank for telling t.....
» 2/09/2011 10:33:38 AM If this is as good as we get from a leader of a think tank, well Aust is doomed and will m.....
» 30/08/2011 7:48:52 AM Peter Hume, you state the "irrationality of Chris’s intellectual method". Well,.....
» 25/08/2011 9:40:22 AM Perciles, said "But however you view the longer term, protectionism is never anythi.....
» 24/08/2011 9:14:46 PM Peter Hume, i am not going to rant, but I do feel you misrepresent my views. I, and other.....
» 23/08/2011 6:43:10 PM yes, i agree with last post in sense there are no win-win situations for anyone. China wou.....
» 23/08/2011 10:30:49 AM Mac, From your two posts, i think we have similar views. I am glad i am not alone given t.....
» 23/08/2011 9:12:15 AM what is amazing about you Peter Hume is you never ever find one point worth agreement. Th.....
» 23/08/2011 7:41:30 AM Peter Hume, take a breath and ask yourself why world leaders have not and will not follow .....
» 5/07/2011 3:58:19 PM rpg, you could be right. My main opposition to the carbon tax is that it will be introduc.....
» 5/07/2011 1:53:55 PM rpg, tax is low at $15 a tonne, and intended to generate a technology fund. Here is an a.....
» 5/07/2011 9:26:20 AM rpg, yes, the evidence used is selective and merely geared to a biased posiiton. If one .....
» 5/07/2011 9:09:48 AM I have read this article three times, but I still cannot work out what this article is abo.....
» 30/06/2011 5:01:21 PM please excuse my poor grammar on comments, need to slowdown and double check before postin.....
» 30/06/2011 9:50:39 AM for instance, are there liabilities building for the public purse? Is there a need to sav.....
» 30/06/2011 9:36:04 AM Billy, i do not agree with your assessment of Leigh's article. There are a few pararagrph.....
» 29/06/2011 6:00:29 PM Candide, yes I think you make very some good points. Whether they come to fruition remain.....
» 29/06/2011 5:54:42 PM As previous link does not work, http://www.forbes.com/2008/07/03/energy-efficiency-china-.....
» 28/06/2011 3:59:47 PM The article I cited for BTU's for Japan and China was http://www.forbes.com/2008/07/03/e.....
» 28/06/2011 2:08:29 PM spindoc, I am not betting each way. From a national and international point of view, i am.....
» 28/06/2011 12:19:02 PM For the record, and given debate on oast posts, I do take the side of those wanting to add.....
» 28/06/2011 10:55:41 AM Thanks for the comments, both positive and critical. If i have wrong data from certain s.....
» 22/06/2011 1:40:42 PM Hasbeen, I think academics (most of them) will long be on the wrong side of the debate on.....
» 3/06/2011 5:03:17 PM Curmudgeon You are spot on. I was going to comment earlier, but you are right to indicate.....
» 1/06/2011 1:40:09 PM imajulianutter I think that is the joke of many on the left who claim to know 'moral' cor.....
» 1/06/2011 11:58:22 AM 900 writers gave Hicks a standing ovation. How sad.....
» 1/06/2011 11:39:13 AM Fair dinkum debate on carbon tax or env solutions, keep dreaming? Co2 levels keep rising,.....
» 20/05/2011 8:53:19 AM Had another read. Yes, it may appeal to many, but I view the article as absolute rubbish .....
» 16/05/2011 7:47:51 AM shadowminister, Yes the setbox exmaple shows just how poor govts can be. Even after the d.....
» 5/05/2011 1:59:50 PM rexw, I don't dispute that the US (and West) is in trouble. Debt levels and a lack of rea.....
» 5/05/2011 11:03:15 AM rexw, you state "As well, how would this be seen by China, our largest trading partn.....
» 16/04/2011 6:34:49 PM Saltpetre, Thanks for your comments. Yes, I probably left my conclusion a little bit no.....
» 15/04/2011 7:37:23 PM Squeers, I am using this forum to answer your last post to my article as have run out of .....
» 15/04/2011 6:50:31 PM Dallas, misread your past 2 posts. I am talking about housing, not local competition. Sor.....
» 15/04/2011 6:47:26 PM Dallas, that is an excellent issue to start on, in fact i cannot think of any issue more i.....
» 15/04/2011 6:15:07 PM I had hoped that key themes i identified, such as ongoing higher costs for food, utilities.....
» 15/04/2011 5:36:24 PM I do regret the title. I should have said Australia's liberal democracy: the rocky road ah.....
» 14/04/2011 11:38:02 AM Peter, unfortunately i am going to use my last response. Well i am a supporter of libera.....
» 14/04/2011 11:07:18 AM Why would I want to focus on Chris Berg, or any other libertarian argument. The article is.....
» 14/04/2011 10:32:27 AM Peter. And since you are so smug about what defines liberalism, much like a nerd would do.....
» 14/04/2011 10:18:05 AM Peter, I was waiting for your usual rant. You did not disappoint. You state "Chris .....
» 14/04/2011 7:56:57 AM Keith, I do not believe that any thing is achieved by political commentary tied to the b.....
» 12/04/2011 10:48:37 AM Keith and Tristan, I don't think much is achieved by insults, especially when both of you.....
» 12/04/2011 8:24:07 AM Rubbish......
» 8/04/2011 6:44:39 PM Tristan, I feel the left, including yourself, has important things to say about the redis.....
» 8/04/2011 3:54:12 PM Tristan, I am a bit lost with this; i made have to read this several times to get the jis.....
» 8/04/2011 9:29:51 AM Tristan, have not read your aticle yet, but good to see you back at OLO......
» 4/04/2011 7:51:27 AM Umm, am i missing something. 'Ask any Labor representative what our party stands for, an.....
» 1/04/2011 6:55:06 AM Bonmot, Ok, thanks......
» 31/03/2011 6:18:24 PM bonmot, I hope you do not quit the site. There will be future articles on OLO about the e.....
» 31/03/2011 11:53:15 AM Leo Lane, Probably won't. It may indeed be organised guess work as far as predictions are.....
» 31/03/2011 7:40:37 AM While I will read the IPCC report and responses (in time), I feel obliged to further expla.....
» 30/03/2011 1:42:10 PM Amicus, With all respect, i do not refer to anyone in this article as a denier or extremi.....
» 30/03/2011 10:45:02 AM Spin Doc, No, i have enever read the IPCC report, although I have listended and read a lo.....
» 29/03/2011 2:42:32 PM Jedimaster, I would not worry about whether you feel you are up against a biased crowd. .....
» 29/03/2011 1:08:14 PM Having said i will read the IPCC report and responses, it looks rather daunting and will t.....
» 29/03/2011 1:05:04 PM ok, thanks. Will read as i am eager to understand why there are such strong views against .....
» 29/03/2011 9:44:38 AM Spindoc, the link (Amazon) at end of page 2 does not work. Indicates does not match any r.....
» 28/03/2011 10:46:05 AM bonmot, I am all for the planet reducing greehouse gas emissions. This is made quite clea.....
» 28/03/2011 9:33:03 AM Jedimaster, great link you have provided. Just the sort of article I should have used vi.....
» 28/03/2011 8:54:44 AM amicus, I am all for all Australians putting their points forward. I want an extensive de.....
» 14/03/2011 7:24:58 AM I also think the ABC is a fantastic news source, always have. In fact, my main source of i.....
» 13/03/2011 9:59:30 AM King Hazza, I think all forums, including academia and media, should have a variety of pe.....
» 12/03/2011 10:15:00 AM rpg, I have no problem with conservatives on any show or media source. In fact, I am all .....
» 11/03/2011 8:37:00 AM Pericles, I have always thought that all perspectives, whether liberal, conservative, mar.....
» 7/03/2011 4:40:10 PM Peter Hume, I think you owe Graham Young an apology for your comment "this fool has .....
» 2/03/2011 10:37:39 AM Pelican, Thanks for pointing us to that excellent parliamentary library article which, at.....
» 28/02/2011 8:17:13 AM I will qualify what I said. I speak for the humanities section. Nevertheless, are some of.....
» 28/02/2011 7:41:27 AM "Think about it this way; how could you sensibly debate economics, public finances, c.....
» 15/02/2011 3:50:15 PM Peter, i do not really want to get into theory v my style, although I respect what you are.....
» 15/02/2011 2:53:32 PM rhian, good points. a thorough debate will give us all food for thought. It may well be.....
» 15/02/2011 1:32:27 PM hasbeen, no i would not support what you mention if that is the case. I am talking more.....
» 15/02/2011 11:46:15 AM Hasbeen I don't think public housing provides a free ride. such housing will normally be .....
» 15/02/2011 10:52:50 AM Previous post term 'lower corruption scores' should have been higher levels of corruption......
» 15/02/2011 10:49:30 AM Thanks for responding Peter. I was hoping that the article would have generated a bit of d.....
» 15/02/2011 10:31:18 AM Good article. I am staggered by the lack of urgency about housing. I see it as a national.....
» 12/02/2011 10:15:13 AM I am a bit shocked by what is going on, although it is indeed the right of any organisatio.....
» 9/02/2011 8:33:00 AM Sniggid, You said "Another alarmist rant from a left of left wing perspective"......
» 7/02/2011 11:29:43 AM I can think of no other site or institution that encourages fair dinkum debate better than.....
» 2/02/2011 7:20:00 PM Peter, As far as your request that i agree or disagree with chapter one, no I do not disa.....
» 2/02/2011 3:32:35 PM Peter, individual and collective themes are both important in society. That is why I suppo.....
» 27/01/2011 10:18:17 AM Pericles, Pretty much agree with your last post. Take housing. Sure the Austrian school .....
» 27/01/2011 6:28:55 AM Al Gore is Rich, Yes, I have seen that second documentary before. Quite interesting......
» 26/01/2011 5:28:02 PM skeptic I am not sure what you are on about. Please explain. Are you suggesting I retur.....
» 26/01/2011 11:06:28 AM Squeers, I agree 100%. We, as commentators, have real reason to expose how our purchasing.....
» 26/01/2011 7:26:26 AM squeers, There is a lot of truth to what you say; I certainly don't offer any perspective.....
» 25/01/2011 4:15:49 PM Peter, sorry I am not up to your standard. Perhaps you could enlighten us with some of .....
» 21/01/2011 3:11:52 PM Peter, Of course govts are not perfect. I do not think any sane observer would think othe.....
» 20/01/2011 2:49:52 PM Poirot, yes a good read......
» 18/01/2011 2:50:28 PM Squeers, I have struggled with these sort of issues (government intervention v market, na.....
» 18/01/2011 10:33:28 AM Peter, You appear upset that I am not coming around to your view. Well, you have not convi.....
» 18/01/2011 6:20:46 AM Peter, the implication of govt doing wrong is a bit simplistic given that the people give .....
» 17/01/2011 12:13:26 PM Peter, any evidence that demonstrates that a society is better off without some redistrib.....
» 17/01/2011 10:01:32 AM Peter, There are clear differences between national approaches. Take the social welfare r.....
» 17/01/2011 6:39:58 AM Peter, I am surprised you have not picked my theme over time that argues that western gov.....
» 15/01/2011 9:08:42 AM squeers, you could be right, but I try to remain an optimist as best as I can......
» 15/01/2011 7:37:27 AM Peter, You will find that my response, should it be published, is sympathetic to a lot th.....
» 14/01/2011 6:00:44 PM Peter, forget history. Just give me an explanation about how the Austrian school can work.....
» 14/01/2011 4:17:16 PM Peter, you state "Similarly, I have shown why government's economic interventions ca.....
» 14/01/2011 7:34:12 AM Peter, You rave on with such certainty. Everyone else is a fool, and your beloved Austria.....
» 9/01/2011 1:02:15 PM Peter, Yes, I will stick to some of the basic tenants I believe are important to explaini.....
» 9/01/2011 11:38:00 AM Peter, I am currently writing a response to the various comments made about my article. .....
» 7/01/2011 4:11:10 PM Yes, i am in general agreement with diver dan, although I do tend to express more sympathy.....
» 16/12/2010 11:17:29 AM diver dan, yes, I agree that voluntary work requirements could be extended much more to i.....
» 16/12/2010 7:28:22 AM "Why has the public had to wait for WikiLeaks to find out how great power really oper.....
» 1/12/2010 8:37:37 AM Great analysis. I think it is important that the Greens are included more in polling to i.....
» 1/12/2010 8:24:51 AM Keith, Thanks for your last post. Yes, I am inclined to degree with you with your quest.....
» 30/11/2010 3:24:21 PM China today announced it would no longer accept rock lobster exports from Australia. Will .....
» 30/11/2010 3:03:45 PM By the previous post, I am referring to the effort of many and how public opinion forces p.....
» 30/11/2010 2:53:59 PM Shadow minister and jorge, Yes, I agree that a world that promotes liberalism is indeed a.....
» 30/11/2010 10:52:22 AM Keith, In regard to your comments about Labor, what do you suggest is its best strategy? .....
» 30/11/2010 7:58:10 AM "The problem is that Brown does not make the same noises about other foreign investor.....
» 30/11/2010 6:57:49 AM Jorge, I have never taken the Murdoch papers that seriously, although they do have a numbe.....
» 29/11/2010 9:51:04 AM Thanks Andrew for another feel good article backed by selective data, and info about on th.....
» 24/11/2010 1:32:27 PM As a ward of the state from the age of 4 to 17, my own worst experience was with both a ma.....
» 24/11/2010 8:07:12 AM Good article There is no doubt that our social welfare system needs much reform to make i.....
» 16/11/2010 7:29:52 PM I think as long as debate is extensive and sophisticated, some party or MPs will emerge to.....
» 16/11/2010 8:00:14 AM I am interested in what people think is the best answer to get major parties to wake up a .....
» 15/11/2010 7:07:12 AM Leigh states "Yet in the process, Howard also placed himself and his party firmly i.....
» 12/11/2010 10:25:44 AM From what I have observed about the death of his wife and his behaviour, he should be retr.....
» 11/11/2010 1:21:40 PM Good article, and history lessons should indeed include some of our more deplorable histor.....
» 10/11/2010 8:23:42 AM Kellie, You cite the costs of the conflict of the war well and how such money could help .....
» 10/11/2010 8:05:33 AM "Getting prison policy right isn't easy, but if there's one country that can show the.....
» 9/11/2010 7:09:42 AM Istvan, You make some good and interesting points. In regards to the population of Pahtu.....
» 8/11/2010 3:13:36 PM Nigel, In regards to your comments, I will merely cite a bit out of my draft sourced from.....
» 8/11/2010 9:28:01 AM Good article. The last part tabling reasons for homelessness has crucial importance. This.....
» 8/11/2010 9:15:33 AM ericc, No, I will confess that it is hard for myself to avoid some contradiction with my .....
» 6/11/2010 2:19:06 PM Mickey, You said "Would it not be better to provide aid and facilitate development f.....
» 6/11/2010 1:33:26 PM Mickey, The Afghanistan situation is indeed horrendous. Unfortunately, I see much carnage.....
» 6/11/2010 12:29:17 PM Mickey, I am not saying that the Pashtuns are all terrorists. I am arguing that the seeds.....
» 6/11/2010 9:19:38 AM Individual, I am not sure what you are on about. I merely offered an opinion piece. I ag.....
» 5/11/2010 4:37:26 PM Gorufus, I agree with you. Western societies need to make reforms. Key s how they do so i.....
» 5/11/2010 10:10:28 AM ericc I do not disagree with much of what you said. However, my offering was to merely p.....
» 5/11/2010 8:50:08 AM I refer to Pilger's plea to the masses. Did it ever occur to Pilger that a significant pr.....
» 5/11/2010 6:57:35 AM Thanks for reminding me how useless PhDs are. I will ask Graham to remove the reference im.....
» 5/11/2010 6:54:52 AM Pilger said "What is happening in Britain is the seizure of an opportunity to destroy.....
» 3/11/2010 12:56:09 PM Yes, there are too many variables and cards to turn before one can imply that China will s.....
» 29/10/2010 4:12:18 PM yes, govt can be crucial to innovation. Look at US military. Its air force was instrument.....
» 29/10/2010 1:56:22 PM Vanna, yes i agree. i remember the chinese academic and UNSW developing solar panel techn.....
» 29/10/2010 7:00:08 AM Just want to address one of my previous points. I meant manufacturing was key component of.....
» 28/10/2010 4:13:04 PM yabby and pericles, Yes, I do agree that innovation is very important; I probably should .....
» 28/10/2010 3:52:58 PM Another well written but biased position, although I also agree that everyone is entitled .....
» 28/10/2010 1:50:42 PM Pericles, With all due respect, as I am listening to your ideas, I do not think that such.....
» 28/10/2010 9:58:16 AM Thanks vanna, more food for thought. I am constantly weighing up the pros and cons of f.....
» 27/10/2010 5:20:48 PM Pericles, In other words, I am asking what countries have been the most innovative, did .....
» 27/10/2010 4:05:35 PM pericles, what about aspects of productivity such as labour costs? How does innovation fi.....
» 27/10/2010 1:40:47 PM Pericles, i agree with much of what you said. However, i am keen to ask you what private.....
» 15/10/2010 9:04:55 AM David, I don't mind attacks on PhD, and so on. I agree, they don't really mean much. In f.....
» 15/10/2010 8:42:59 AM David, I do not believe the US is perfect. It does have many imperfections, as do all mig.....
» 15/10/2010 8:01:08 AM Mac, Yes, the evidence is pretty straightforward in terms of history and recent trends. .....
» 14/10/2010 5:34:49 PM Thanks mac, Had a listen. What did you think?.....
» 14/10/2010 8:08:41 AM Vanna, Yes, I have no problem with new nations rising and using their advantages. After a.....
» 14/10/2010 7:43:02 AM vanna, As i have indicated before, we need extensive studies to show cost and benefit, es.....
» 14/10/2010 7:36:12 AM Forest gump, I was told by one opinion page editor that the newspaper was mostly interest.....
» 14/10/2010 7:08:54 AM ALGOREisRICH I am a bit confused by your response. You state "Anyone who thinks we .....
» 13/10/2010 1:34:34 PM leckos, Interesting times. I hope in 20 years time we can look back and marvel at how the.....
» 12/10/2010 11:08:54 AM Yes, some of the comment posts hurt, at least for about 10 seconds, but I find 99.99% of t.....
» 11/10/2010 2:06:37 PM I would also like to wish OLO all the best for its future. I do believe that it is one of .....
» 7/10/2010 7:59:36 AM mikk, Yes, it would be great if we had two divisions. That is what I admire about Englis.....
» 7/10/2010 7:51:10 AM Diver Dan, Yes I am all for a fairer scoring system. I do not take the NAB system serio.....
» 5/10/2010 5:46:29 PM diver dan "Sport remains one of our communities most valued assets. Sport teaches by.....
» 30/09/2010 2:00:37 PM Garum Masala It is amusing how we can disagree so much on events. I see Howard as much m.....
» 30/09/2010 9:07:58 AM BuyAustralianMade.com.au That possibility sounds great. Please ask for my email address f.....
» 29/09/2010 6:24:36 PM Have really enjoyed the feedback from this article. I know the answers to trade are diffi.....
» 28/09/2010 8:04:19 AM Yes, but some US data I have for 2009 suggests that the cost of shipping a tv across conti.....
» 25/09/2010 11:59:18 AM merv09, Yes, i do not see many good signs from the major parties. I know the solutions a.....
» 22/09/2010 8:47:20 PM Yabby, Without agreeing or disagreeing with you, we need extensive studies to show wheth.....
» 22/09/2010 9:22:20 AM I don't want to sound like the answers too Australia's eco future are straightforward. Art.....
» 22/09/2010 7:53:17 AM Arjay, thanks for that, very interesting doco; i am listening to the latter half......
» 21/09/2010 7:16:46 PM Also Cheryl and Pericles, Maybe this source is full of lies and you have other evidence. .....
» 21/09/2010 6:59:16 PM Pericles, not sure what you are on about. Here are some smaller nations whose agricultur.....
» 21/09/2010 3:40:11 PM Cheryl, good points. I obviously can break down data further to see which industries are .....
» 21/09/2010 7:29:03 AM Ludwig, Do not disagree with you. We certainly cannot keep going on forever relying on p.....
» 20/09/2010 8:26:13 AM You know what really annoys me, and i hope I am not alone, is the silly statement about Au.....
» 20/09/2010 8:19:11 AM Talk about rhetoric, this article borders on the ludicrous. Besides telling us how good La.....
» 15/09/2010 10:47:16 AM golden days of multicultural lobby are hopefully over. As previous comment noted, our pol.....
» 14/09/2010 9:31:41 PM I do not want to give the impression I merely support the right; I don't. Article was mor.....
» 11/09/2010 1:35:23 PM Ho Hum, Yes, balance is always necessary. I still believe that good centrist commentary .....
» 3/09/2010 9:01:42 AM Kelly, i have some concern at "Every aspect of war, from our involvement as a natio.....
» 2/09/2010 5:40:16 PM Tristan, I also stated in Quadrant that going to war in Iraq without a UN mandate was one.....
» 2/09/2010 5:37:59 PM Tristan, I would not give the time of day to anyone that did not believe in a better worl.....
» 2/09/2010 3:26:28 PM Tristan, with all due respect, distorting the truth is a habit of many politicians from a.....
» 1/09/2010 5:31:00 PM Also Tristan, the Coalition, while opposing the economic stimulus package, is on the recor.....
» 1/09/2010 5:23:36 PM Tristan, I think Keith is on the ball. Your best shot is to write in a way that appeals .....
» 1/09/2010 8:49:05 AM I enjoyed reading this article. While I am on the record as supporting freer trade, i hav.....
» 1/09/2010 8:22:32 AM Tristan, while we have the odd disagreement, I much prefer reading your pieces when comp.....
» 31/08/2010 12:54:35 PM Yes, the independents should hurry up to begin the Abbott govt......
» 28/08/2010 9:16:05 AM Manorina, While I respect your right to express an opinion, I do not think the author's r.....
» 27/08/2010 8:39:42 AM Get over it, Rudd was a joke. Should not have been a leader in first place, but that is al.....
» 24/08/2010 1:23:52 PM Brian, I hope your article is proven correct......
» 23/08/2010 11:07:43 AM Yes, I have faith that the next govt can work. It will be a test for either Abbott or Gill.....
» 20/08/2010 3:48:36 PM Tristan, It will be interesting to see what happens if the Coalition win. I would be not .....
» 19/08/2010 9:29:12 PM Tristan, You offer a lot of excuses for a lot of mediocrity by Labor. Thank heavens half .....
» 19/08/2010 10:09:57 AM What a joke, comparing Abbott to Palin. Another article to appeal to the football mentalit.....
» 18/08/2010 11:51:18 AM Tristan, fair enough on debt. It is mostly private, but reducing it will require that fu.....
» 18/08/2010 8:31:41 AM Tristan, you state "In fact, Liberal claims of “stimulus waste” are greatly exaggerat.....
» 13/08/2010 9:47:02 AM Good article. I feel that Abbott is underestimated for his IQ. Sure, his desire to think.....
» 13/08/2010 8:59:55 AM Kellie, you state "Gillard needs to immerse herself in the company of trusted and in.....
» 11/08/2010 7:49:40 AM Yes, the ABC is bit biased. I suppose those on the right find it hard to say the things th.....
» 11/08/2010 7:41:45 AM I am for a fair mand tolerant approach to international students and immigration. But I a.....
» 10/08/2010 7:53:49 AM Tristan, I am not convinced with your criticism of Abbott, which reads more like propagan.....
» 10/08/2010 7:27:56 AM Paul Walter Believe me, i am no fan of the status quo. As you indicate, there are some se.....
» 9/08/2010 5:20:39 PM Tristan, Whatever the situation, we all need to work hard to get the issues across. The .....
» 9/08/2010 2:38:37 PM King Hazza, Your points maybe true. But I do not believe the author's tone that our maj.....
» 9/08/2010 12:51:39 PM Paul Walter, I was interested in your response, so looked your blog up. So what does thi.....
» 9/08/2010 12:33:55 PM Stern, Interesting comments. I think community cabinets would be more effective if telev.....
» 9/08/2010 10:37:20 AM King Hazza, i agree, there are many policies we can agree or disagree with, and argue abo.....
» 6/08/2010 4:22:15 PM Briar rose, yes, on the social front we need to do more, housing affordability especially.....
» 6/08/2010 3:07:34 PM Briar Rose, I agree, we need our politicians to do better. But I do not believe that the.....
» 6/08/2010 2:42:15 PM Ok lefties, rather than just telling us how bad it is, such as lack of vision and lack of.....
» 5/08/2010 1:16:32 PM Peter Gibilisco Congratulations on your PhD, and i respect your passion about the issues......
» 3/08/2010 10:07:28 AM Great to have Bob Birrell on this site. Sometimes an issue is so straightforward that har.....
» 31/07/2010 8:00:29 AM Coalition into $2.85 with sportsbet. I would have thought Labor $1.60 and Coalition $2.10 .....
» 28/07/2010 12:01:03 PM Keith, yes Labor is looking pretty ordinary thus far. I would have thought Labor (and Gi.....
» 22/07/2010 8:30:17 AM Well argued. A message (and debate) that needs to get greater attention in Australia......
» 15/07/2010 8:51:12 AM Kellie, you state "Unlike the Labor and Liberal parties, the Australian public are .....
» 13/07/2010 10:36:56 AM Peter, does not Malaysia and other Asian countries have racial criteria for work and educa.....
» 29/06/2010 8:45:16 AM Rudd get dumped "not good for democracy". Why is that. Polls do not express such.....
» 28/06/2010 8:51:34 AM Bruce, you said, amongst many other dubious comments, the "Former Prime Minister John.....
» 24/06/2010 10:18:10 AM qanda, you make fair points. I am certainly not against academic skills, but i am suppo.....
» 24/06/2010 8:32:51 AM Yes, he may be a nerd (as you suggest), but one that will go down in history as not even c.....
» 23/06/2010 10:29:32 PM It could be party time tomorrow. I am hoping Gillard wins the ballot......
» 23/06/2010 11:03:31 AM Dickybird, you raise some good points. I feel that more has to be said in any analysis of.....
» 23/06/2010 8:50:32 AM Tristan, you said, "But in recent months these achievements have been obscured behin.....
» 22/06/2010 3:09:04 PM foxy, I disagree. I found I was in almost complete agreement with Turnbull. For instance.....
» 22/06/2010 2:53:58 PM In regards to my previous post, meant to say this all depends on Rudd staying. I cannot st.....
» 22/06/2010 2:49:55 PM ALGOREisRICH Like most, i have an eclectic range of views. However, my faith in democracy.....
» 22/06/2010 1:17:31 PM An opinion: best option for Labor is to dump Rudd, attack his style, and get on with the f.....
» 22/06/2010 9:46:06 AM Mao "a capable leader". Yeah right. Reminds of the time that the Communist lead.....
» 15/06/2010 8:36:16 AM Sorry, the ETS was not merely blocked by the Opposition. Labor, if it had the guts to do s.....
» 19/05/2010 10:51:21 AM Sarnian, it is always good to be reminded about how one's message comes across to differen.....
» 19/05/2010 9:54:00 AM Sarnian, thanks for the feedback. I obviously need to re-evaluate my thinking. I did not r.....
» 14/05/2010 11:05:48 AM Pericles True, but the outcome for liberal democrats in the UK was seats, enough to be pa.....
» 13/05/2010 11:52:33 AM Yes, the Greens and others are an alternative. Sort of makes a joke about people being con.....
» 13/05/2010 11:01:00 AM Peter, I think what you said is spot on. i did the test and I was centrist, although i var.....
» 12/05/2010 5:07:28 PM Geoff, You said "We can make a very good living without relying on debt, the quarry,.....
» 12/05/2010 4:47:39 PM Geoff, I agree with you that things can be done much better. They have to be. However, .....
» 12/05/2010 11:07:46 AM Goeff, I don't see politics as you do. I do believe that we live in a country where its .....
» 12/05/2010 10:15:27 AM Come on Geoff, Reminiscing about Whitlam or former Labor ideals is a bit unrealisitc. The.....
» 30/04/2010 8:18:05 AM Tristan, I thought i better follow it up, because youre kind needs a lot of convincing. .....
» 30/04/2010 8:06:45 AM Dear Tristan, You do live in a different world. Are you saying that Australians did not h.....
» 29/04/2010 6:23:12 PM Tristan, You got it right. This is Australia and Australians will decide what policies wi.....
» 28/04/2010 8:30:55 AM why do we fight? Well, we fight for a lot of irrational and rationale reasons. Kellie, i.....
» 28/02/2010 11:14:56 AM Tristan, I don't really have much contact with Quadrant. I was fortunate to have four art.....
» 26/02/2010 6:52:43 AM Tristan, again I don not disagree with much of what you say. My main contention is that.....
» 25/02/2010 2:42:18 PM Yes, with environmental, aged care and security spending rising under the Howard govt, it .....
» 25/02/2010 9:26:07 AM Tristan, i also have a concern about policy trends. for example, has the emphasis on prod.....
» 24/02/2010 5:46:36 PM Tristan, you said It's not impossible to interpret it as a threat of sorts - but I'm hop.....
» 24/02/2010 4:09:33 PM Tristan said "After the ACTU campaign to bring down Howard one would have thought un.....
» 23/02/2010 9:46:42 AM Yep, and if Garrett is rightfully forced to resign, just wait for all of those supposed ba.....
» 17/02/2010 6:52:12 PM Very interesting and informative article. I share much of your sentiment......
» 17/02/2010 2:21:00 PM examinator, you said of me "such superficial reasoning does you no favours". De.....
» 17/02/2010 8:24:15 AM "The mythology of the struggling European settlers, in far-exile from their natal hom.....
» 17/02/2010 6:34:43 AM Global warming no longer an issue. I don't think so. I do not see any sign that worsening.....
» 16/02/2010 9:49:23 AM Poor Mr Pilger, The guy is even pissed off watching a great film like The Deer Hunter. I.....
» 13/02/2010 6:24:01 AM Sure there is plenty to criticise the US about. It could be argued that the US has indeed .....
» 11/02/2010 1:56:36 PM TurnRightThenLeft, I agree with you about the Internet. I was trying to incoporate some .....
» 9/02/2010 6:19:04 PM Michi, you said "But I would like to add that we need people like Mr. Hennessy who tr.....
» 7/02/2010 7:50:42 AM Brian, I also would like to see China improve the plight of its people. However, my own.....
» 5/02/2010 1:26:50 PM These matters concerning China and the US will lead to different opinions. I make no apolo.....
» 5/02/2010 8:58:20 AM Michael, you are easily pleased. Heaven help us if the vast majority accept such mediocrit.....
» 5/02/2010 8:52:48 AM You said "I have lived and worked in China for six years. I have to tell you also tha.....
» 5/02/2010 8:40:28 AM Rapscallion I think a key point that annoys me and others is that Pilger appears to wait .....
» 5/02/2010 7:38:34 AM Rapscallion I do read Pilger's articles, and I do think it is important that the negative.....
» 3/02/2010 3:42:32 PM Pilger said "Never before has an American president subordinated his government to .....
» 3/02/2010 9:08:36 AM John Pilger. While I give you your right to point out all or faults as Western societies,.....
» 3/02/2010 6:47:31 AM Ken Fabos, I agree, but even more important than what we do at the national level is what.....
» 1/02/2010 5:49:03 PM Ken Fabos and others I am not necessarily against any energy option (nuclear or rewewable.....
» 20/01/2010 10:07:58 AM Poll clerk, Are you serious? are you really suggesting that those at the bottom of Chines.....
» 18/01/2010 7:19:38 PM KenH, If Tristan was a totalitarian, I would indeed give him as much stick as possible. A.....
» 18/01/2010 4:55:50 PM KenH Now I am not one who is not guilty in making some attacks on the simplistic left, bu.....
» 16/01/2010 7:16:09 AM huonian, I agree with you. "The overwhelming majority of Australians are gathered n.....
» 16/01/2010 6:47:26 AM Bush bunny You may be right, but I am entitled to my opinion. I am sure everyone, includi.....
» 15/01/2010 4:47:00 PM Examinator, I agree with you to a large extent. Although I do still believe in the import.....
» 13/01/2010 9:50:48 AM C J Morgan Why was Clive Hamilton's article good? It merely tells you how the right will .....
» 16/12/2009 9:53:21 AM well said.....
» 16/12/2009 9:33:32 AM Nice plea, but I think you better get used to more pain ahead for poor nations. Sure, the.....
» 2/12/2009 5:05:43 PM For Linguist, First sentence from previous post should have read 'I can see why there is s.....
» 2/12/2009 5:02:38 PM Linguist, I can see why there is soem confuciton. I probably should have modified the poin.....
» 1/12/2009 6:37:09 AM stevenlmeyer, you said "Democracy is about more than majority rules. It is about du.....
» 30/11/2009 6:34:08 PM Yes, democracy (in its various forms) is indeed the best and fairest political system, alb.....
» 26/11/2009 10:19:35 AM Well said......
» 22/11/2009 12:59:08 PM King Hazza I agree with you, we (the people) must force elites to do more on the environm.....
» 22/11/2009 7:19:17 AM next better balance towards the environment is not expressed by any political system that.....
» 20/11/2009 11:05:27 AM Leigh, All of your points are valid. However, I do think democracy works best, but only .....
» 17/11/2009 8:39:54 AM Dave, you said "Australians will only stand up for their rights to watch things while.....
» 11/11/2009 2:54:47 PM Ok, examinator, but tell us how Aust's foreign policy should be, and why and how it could .....
» 11/11/2009 8:55:24 AM David, The trouble with the likes of you, John Pilger and others hell bent on telling us.....
» 26/10/2009 4:22:55 PM Seano, By the term 'the same rules', I refer to the reality that China has a number of ad.....
» 26/10/2009 1:51:23 PM Perciles, you said "The world turns. We don't have inalienable rights. Get used to i.....
» 20/10/2009 8:48:45 AM Tristan, you stated And indeed, the qualitative improvement in living standards which mi.....
» 12/10/2009 3:07:33 PM Examinator, I am interested in your ideas. If you want to share them with me, ask for my e.....
» 9/10/2009 5:59:43 AM examinator, Interesting comments. Do you think the question of media bias is worth pursu.....
» 7/10/2009 6:17:35 PM Keith I am glad you think issues is the way to go. I also think your comments are fair an.....
» 7/10/2009 3:12:30 PM Curmudgeon, Interesting commnents from a journo. My gut feeling agrees that most peopl.....
» 25/09/2009 4:39:25 PM Yabby I agree with a lot of what you say with your last post. I do acknowledge the import.....
» 24/09/2009 4:16:39 PM Yabby I will retract my comparison of you and Ronnie. But have you ever thought of the .....
» 24/09/2009 12:25:31 PM Yabby, It must really annoy you that Aust govts keep on adopting policies that help lower.....
» 23/09/2009 3:17:30 PM Yabby, I agree that we all have to live within our means. I am also doing that as our fam.....
» 22/09/2009 3:21:38 PM Hasbeen I suppose what was trying to say is: family of two ($900 disposable income) after.....
» 22/09/2009 2:15:04 PM Examinator. It is amusing to be told that I am pro-union. I am just noting what I believe.....
» 8/09/2009 8:40:38 AM Terry you said, "At any rate, I doubt that Shaun Carney is right that consumers will.....
» 7/09/2009 7:08:15 PM Mac Aust's GINI rating only slightly worsened from mid-1990s. Australia also enjoyed one .....
» 7/09/2009 2:52:24 PM mikk, You said "You seem to be saying that since there is an underworld of racism, m.....
» 4/09/2009 3:58:15 PM Bush, worst president? He probably deserves to be right up there, although his election vi.....
» 31/08/2009 7:45:23 PM 124c4u, One's views of an event/s are very much shaped by one's perspective, especially .....
» 29/08/2009 10:52:04 AM ShazBaz001, Meant to say that the left needs to cite evidence based on reality to support.....
» 28/08/2009 11:12:03 AM ShazBaz001, I have to agree with examinator's general perspective on this one. Issue not.....
» 28/08/2009 10:20:39 AM Escellent article which makes you think hard about the complexity of the issue......
» 26/08/2009 1:52:21 PM examinator, For myself, tv current affairs (dateline, Insight, Foreign Correspondent, Fou.....
» 26/08/2009 9:56:24 AM Interesting comments. I finally watched a recorded episode of the Indian students' plight.....
» 26/08/2009 9:15:28 AM As a new father, the article is of interest. While my Mrs is not as eager as I for our ba.....
» 25/08/2009 5:55:56 PM examinator, I do not disagree with you. We must seek ways to improve international leade.....
» 25/08/2009 2:41:25 PM Examinator, I understand where you are coming from. But US rhetoric is just that. We al.....
» 24/08/2009 7:49:57 AM Sorry, previous comment was addressed to Trizzie (not Foxy)......
» 24/08/2009 7:47:45 AM Foxy, Right on. How can anyone assume the righteousness of one individual on any issue. .....
» 21/08/2009 8:31:38 AM John Pilger, You argue that a "holocaust happened in East Timor, telling us more ab.....
» 18/08/2009 8:25:41 AM Alan, I remember reading similar arguments from you around ten years ago when writing my .....
» 14/08/2009 6:06:13 PM Bushbred, you stated As every political historian should know, the fake document since k.....
» 14/08/2009 12:35:34 PM benny tea I agree with your general view, but there are some humnanities academics that a.....
» 12/08/2009 8:42:26 AM Marco, your following statement is a big call. "Neoliberal reforms and democracy do .....
» 11/08/2009 2:47:13 PM I am currently writing a response to Pilger which hopefully will be published On Line opin.....
» 10/08/2009 1:21:18 PM SJF, Sorry, I should have used emphasised the the word 'simplicity' rather than 'biased'......
» 10/08/2009 8:17:11 AM As usual, Pilger's piece is brilliant if biased critical anlaysis is your cup of tea......
» 9/08/2009 9:09:30 AM Barliman You are right on most counts with your argument. Unfortunately, the mjaority of.....
» 9/08/2009 8:53:55 AM Fozz and Rache I agree there are very important differences today when compared to the pa.....
» 8/08/2009 8:01:52 AM Fozz and Rache True. But please inform me about how we can go on to counter higher budge.....
» 7/08/2009 7:25:05 PM Fozz you said "If you check modern history, you will see that for 3 decades, our go.....
» 29/07/2009 12:06:46 PM If any site in Australia is balanced with a fair share of right and left, or perspectives .....
» 26/06/2009 9:07:58 AM Wing, If you were to take all protection away in Western socities, for example, many indu.....
» 25/06/2009 10:43:43 AM Wing, To be honest, my own struggle over what should be the most appropriate level of gov.....
» 19/06/2009 1:00:25 PM Should politicians get more money? No, they are paid enough. Pay has got very little to .....
» 18/06/2009 7:35:27 PM Wing, you said Compassion’ or ‘competition’ is a false dichotomy. However, I would arg.....
» 18/06/2009 11:05:38 AM Wing, Fair reponse. i don't necessarily disagree with some of what you say, although i do.....
» 11/06/2009 12:19:01 PM This is a biased article which fails to pay adequate attention to the improvements made by.....
» 26/05/2009 3:35:03 PM Andrew Leigh said "One study that followed up the forecasts of several hundred polit.....
» 23/05/2009 7:55:27 AM ozandy I am just noting that there are reasons why such arguments are put forward by some.....
» 21/05/2009 5:19:32 PM Marco said "Beijing does not constitute a military threat. The threat that Beijing p.....
» 14/05/2009 9:41:01 AM Arthur Vey good article. It is important that analysis is put forward that shows the flaw.....
» 12/05/2009 10:39:39 AM Gym-Fish, Fair enough, but don't make out Rudd is any more responsible than Howard with h.....
» 11/05/2009 8:40:15 AM Andrew, You are one of the 70% of Aust's who own a house. You are also one of Australia's.....
» 9/05/2009 11:50:36 AM Leigh Very well said. Debate, debate, debate is the key to a healthier demcocracy, societ.....
» 8/05/2009 5:31:03 PM I don't agree with the sympathetic comments for Susan, although I too took a few articles .....
» 22/04/2009 1:34:33 PM bushbasher, you stated "nonsense" in reponse to my conclusion "In the end.....
» 8/04/2009 1:54:04 PM Shai You are right with your statement "what you see as truth i might see as spin an.....
» 8/04/2009 12:29:34 PM Wing Ah Ling About your discussion of my stated words, “After all, the current economic c.....
» 28/03/2009 11:26:08 AM Just want to add that it not all gloom and doom if we continue with freer trade. We will h.....
» 28/03/2009 11:08:10 AM Tristan, Again, I agree with much of what you say. My problem with so-called social democ.....
» 26/03/2009 7:19:56 AM slasher, "you state that liberal democracy failed in 1929, it failed in 2008. The fai.....
» 25/03/2009 6:44:20 AM Slasher, Again I have no problem with much of what you say, although such ideas to resol.....
» 23/03/2009 8:51:21 PM Slasher, I do not deny some of what you said. But you do not explain what the US should .....
» 23/03/2009 5:34:00 PM Examinator Fair enough. But point of article is to suggest that it is easy to criticise.....
» 7/03/2009 9:18:11 AM Examinator, your right, there has never been true free trade, and there should not be. .....
» 18/02/2009 8:31:59 AM Tristan, Good article. It is very important that considerable attention continues to be g.....
» 18/02/2009 8:24:26 AM Matt Keyter, As far as isms are concerned, they will alwys be around. Different nations, .....
» 17/02/2009 4:05:44 PM David, I agree that the IMF and other international institutions need reforming. However.....
» 15/01/2009 1:09:01 PM david you said "Society is the sum of the individuls. Nothing changes till the indivi.....
» 15/01/2009 12:50:08 PM David, Of course, your facts are right. Switz maintains a stable society by ensuring that.....
» 15/01/2009 11:52:29 AM David Get your facts right. If you are going to use Switzerland as a positive example you.....
» 15/01/2009 11:26:10 AM Reading this article inspires me. It reinforces the very reasons why I write the way I do .....
» 14/01/2009 7:39:45 AM TurnRightThenLeft I would argue that Quadrant (under former editor Paddy McGuiness) did p.....
» 14/01/2009 6:44:02 AM Polycarp You said "why use the word 'progressive'? That is usually associated with .....
» 13/01/2009 8:27:46 AM Examinator You make some good points which I will take up in the future. On Line Opinio.....
» 9/01/2009 10:51:17 AM Examinator However, I do agree that there are problems with term political scientist, alw.....
» 9/01/2009 10:39:22 AM examinator I disagree with you. Huntington, although not perfect (who is), certainly was .....
» 6/01/2009 11:51:34 AM Quick Response As this debate indicates, political leadership towards better environmenta.....
» 5/01/2009 12:11:18 PM Quick response Since you state Rudd and Turnbull are clearly not up to the diabolical cha.....
» 17/12/2008 7:58:33 AM KaEP, I agree "The moral of the story? Everyone that puts you in the $hit is not nec.....
» 15/12/2008 9:52:39 PM Fozz, you need to pay greater attention. "Crisis? What Crisis?" was merely refe.....
» 28/11/2008 10:40:01 AM Ho hum, I agree. How the US balances domestic and international considerations under Oba.....
» 13/11/2008 9:23:03 AM Exterminator You are right, academics should have the training and knowledge to help the .....
» 12/11/2008 12:10:55 PM Examinator, thanks for your response. I agree with your following statement that debate o.....
» 30/10/2008 8:39:25 AM I tend to agree with the criticism against the high wages collected by CEOs of charity org.....
» 18/09/2008 5:36:33 PM It is great to get criticism that makes you think hard about one's commentary approach. A.....
» 17/09/2008 6:12:22 PM Examinator. Show me why left and right is no longer relevant and I will respond. Have you.....
» 16/09/2008 8:52:53 PM BN What has being of the left and right got to do with voting liberal or labor. You nee.....
» 16/09/2008 4:26:44 PM Examinator, I don't understand what you mean by the left-right divide being obsolete. As.....
» 4/09/2008 6:16:22 PM Tristan, Unfortunately, I do not write for Quadrant anymore. Had a number of article prop.....
» 2/09/2008 9:15:04 PM Have to agree with the comments that most Australians have varied opinions on different is.....
» 12/08/2008 4:49:06 PM Brian, You are indeed right about aid. We need to give much more to poor nations. But s.....
» 11/08/2008 11:38:37 AM The article is ludicrous. The Olympics, along with other major global sporting festivals.....
» 29/07/2008 4:42:32 PM Col Rouge My previous point, to which you have responded, is that we all have views. I su.....
» 28/07/2008 12:47:12 PM Col Rouge I am also one of those who advocate some sort of taxation to aid renewable ener.....
» 28/07/2008 12:06:52 PM TurnRightThenLeft I agree with much of what you said. I will certainly provide much more .....
» 2/07/2008 5:20:00 PM I basically agree with the first response to Hamilton's pathetic piece. One should have .....

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