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» 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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