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» 5/04/2024 4:40:57 PM David can't even get his numbers right. The Liberals only need 38 votes to block legislati.....
» 27/07/2023 9:28:44 PM Every riot just brings closer the day when Marine Le Pen takes over. I am not sure, but I .....
» 15/07/2023 2:27:15 PM TTBN hasn't got half the fun we could have if Albanese realises that the referendum is goi.....
» 19/05/2023 12:15:02 PM For heaven's sake get the facts right. The 1967 referendum was not connected with citizens.....
» 31/01/2022 8:30:24 PM The real factor that is never mentioned is the general deep distrust among the general pub.....
» 19/11/2021 7:50:47 PM Surely the most important thing when he is executed is that the only music to be played th.....
» 20/09/2021 9:00:30 AM I think that Scott Morrison missed his chance. When the French President expressed his out.....
» 24/05/2019 3:06:57 AM How many times do I have to point out that climate change is a symptom of the problem, not.....
» 23/01/2017 8:20:54 PM Philip Howell I am a little saddened by your obvious ignorance of the Australian public'.....
» 26/07/2016 6:45:55 PM I am a self funded retiree with a University Degree who gave my effective preference to On.....
» 11/07/2016 12:24:23 PM Aidan, you still don't get the point. You keep on mentioning government debt, whereas the .....
» 10/07/2016 9:08:52 PM Why can't posters such as Aidan realise that the level of our foreign debt is of overridin.....
» 8/06/2016 12:01:05 PM The term "committed suicide" does relate to the period when suicide was consider.....
» 8/06/2016 11:53:38 AM I am old enough to remember that in 1980 the leftie media were fulminating about a b-grade.....
» 14/05/2016 3:31:09 PM Let's get something straight - compulsory voting is a joke. In the event that you fail t.....
» 28/04/2016 12:12:57 PM I had high hopes for this article, but they were dashed when I looked at the proposed list.....
» 6/04/2016 10:40:54 AM The Greens policy on government assistance to private schools can be shown to be totally i.....
» 3/04/2016 5:05:38 PM I have come to the conclusion that polls today tend to be part of the campaign, rather tha.....
» 21/02/2016 7:14:34 AM Unless Africa controls its population it has no future. If its population increases by the.....
» 19/02/2016 10:24:02 AM Three comments on Tristan's post: First Tobacco excise, and its effect on the poor. D.....
» 19/02/2016 9:40:18 AM There are two aspects of this discussion that seem to be ignored by the critics of the Pac.....
» 9/02/2016 12:54:29 PM I am amazed that the real issues on the subject of the republic are never discussed. The.....
» 5/02/2016 9:12:16 AM The law must not only be an ass, it must be seen to be an ass. There is only one solutio.....
» 4/02/2016 10:45:30 AM When, oh when, are we going to get a political candidate who will follow the sort of simpl.....
» 27/01/2016 11:17:27 AM I am obviously a failed leftie, as I cannot understand why I am supposed to feel guilty. H.....
» 17/10/2015 3:45:45 PM Rhosty, Sorry to hear about your medical problems, but at least from your recent post it.....
» 3/08/2015 3:11:19 PM There is one thing about the whole Greek tragedy that I simply do not understand. The simp.....
» 3/06/2015 4:30:44 PM The author does not know what she is talking about. The whole problem is very simple. Pe.....
» 29/04/2015 3:19:38 PM Aidan, How many times do I have to say it? You are wrong about the RBA not being able to.....
» 30/03/2015 1:52:43 PM Question: How to we reduce population? Answer: One child policy. The Chinese did it. A.....
» 29/03/2015 8:23:37 PM I was sad to read Philip Howell's comments as he seems to have completely failed to unders.....
» 25/03/2015 10:03:03 PM Why won't people listen? Why is it so hard to make them realise that climate change is not.....
» 22/03/2015 8:41:54 PM The best thing that Fraser did in his political career was to provide the circumstances fo.....
» 19/03/2015 1:30:58 PM The reason that a lot of people have lost interest in climate change is that they have con.....
» 12/03/2015 9:51:56 AM I continue to be amazed at the blindness of so many people. The fundamental cause of almos.....
» 11/03/2015 7:15:15 AM I really cannot understand all the fuss about a few executions. If ever there is an exampl.....
» 26/02/2015 5:15:11 PM I thought at the start that Everald was onto something, but then he goes and gets it wrong.....
» 15/02/2015 7:55:19 AM It is a pleasure to find a subject on which I can agree with Rhosty. Soundly financed infr.....
» 14/02/2015 8:21:24 AM Aidan wrote: Our debt is low by international standards and we have unlimited credit becau.....
» 13/02/2015 4:25:19 PM The basic problem of today's times was summed up recently by the Prime Minister of Finland.....
» 30/01/2015 12:04:52 PM Of course the Holocaust happened. There may be a small amount of dispute as to the actual .....
» 21/01/2015 10:52:14 AM There are two other strategies that could be followed with islamic extremists that may imp.....
» 17/01/2015 8:34:50 PM I am amazed that none of the posters on this subject seem prepared to face current politic.....
» 22/12/2014 6:41:26 PM There are several solutions in this case. They could be let off with a suspended sentenc.....
» 21/11/2014 11:14:31 AM Hi Rhrosty, I often enjoy your offerings on this site, but I think here you are being a .....
» 7/11/2014 8:30:19 PM The current price of petrol in Australia is ridiculously low, and should be nearer to the .....
» 4/11/2014 8:12:41 AM Hi Rhrosty, Most of your comments make some sense but the one on this subject requires a.....
» 3/11/2014 7:24:41 PM When, oh when, are we going to get real tax reform? The first necessary principle, is th.....
» 2/11/2014 7:05:53 PM In the words of Tacitus: "Nothing so distinguished him as the manner of his going&q.....
» 29/10/2014 10:06:02 PM All I can say is that the only spirit I believe in is rectified spirit......
» 24/10/2014 3:25:23 PM I continue to be fascinated by people who, because they don't like some fact about politic.....
» 24/10/2014 8:03:43 AM Toby is of course quite correct in highlighting the enormous expense involved in keeping o.....
» 17/10/2014 9:27:21 AM All other posters have failed to realise the seriousness of the problem and the need for a.....
» 15/10/2014 10:28:35 AM I am sure that Tony Abbott's actions will not do him any harm at the polls. His main criti.....
» 9/09/2014 11:11:24 AM The author seems to have no idea of the current world situation and seems to think we live.....
» 21/05/2014 7:44:06 PM There is one basic principle in this conflict that overrides everything else as far as Aus.....
» 21/05/2014 4:50:24 PM Perhaps it might be better if the author campaigned for all brothels to be made single sto.....
» 15/05/2014 8:26:27 PM mikk: "Do you also accept the fact that it is cheaper to pay the dole to someone th.....
» 15/05/2014 1:04:03 PM Rhosty, You obviously haven't got the message, so I will repeat it. Private health ins.....
» 11/05/2014 9:22:40 AM While we are on the subject of schooling, why don't we have some REAL reform. A simple a.....
» 28/04/2014 6:37:26 PM I think it is time for a few brutal facts to be mentioned, so that well-meaning people do .....
» 19/04/2014 4:59:22 PM The author is correct. There are too many people in prison. To solve the problem, more o.....
» 10/04/2014 11:15:55 AM What total rubbish to assert that more equality would improve things for everyone. One goo.....
» 3/04/2014 11:26:30 AM Another blatant example of copyright piracy by Hollywood, which is particularly hypocritic.....
» 7/02/2014 5:31:31 PM How many times do we have to repeat the basic principles of Australian democracy, which ar.....
» 6/02/2014 3:36:19 PM This article reminds me of an exchange I had with my Russian guide during a tour of the Kr.....
» 6/02/2014 3:27:35 PM Everald, You have begun with a basic mistake, as Captain Cook did not claim Australia fo.....
» 1/02/2014 3:48:42 PM The ABC does not need to be gutted, as it really needs a new funding arrangement. If possi.....
» 30/01/2014 9:22:38 AM I am a bit bewildered by the current push to commemorate aboriginals who stole, murdered, .....
» 21/01/2014 4:19:55 PM Anyone proposing a referendum to abolish the Senate should read carefully the fine print o.....
» 21/01/2014 11:21:32 AM Should politicians have the power to reverse the decision of a court? Of course they shoul.....
» 18/01/2014 10:47:44 AM Rhian, The actual percentages that will be realised depend on a series of factors, one o.....
» 17/01/2014 4:03:35 PM There is one aspect of ageing that no-one has yet considered. Current ABS estimates are .....
» 16/01/2014 8:58:42 AM Let's have a bit of fresh air on global warming. Let's start by assuming that the theory.....
» 13/01/2014 5:00:38 PM Considering the favourable reception for my proposal for voluntary taxation, I thought I w.....
» 13/01/2014 1:57:53 PM Why can't we have an honest discussion about this subject? One of the major reasons we n.....
» 30/12/2013 7:44:59 AM I am astounded at the lack of realism displayed by most posters on this subject, who seem .....
» 17/12/2013 9:02:15 AM Nobody has addressed the fact that whenever any item is in short supply, you don't issue a.....
» 16/12/2013 4:49:53 PM I can only agree with Hasbeen in his admiration of Singaporean Law, but would suggest ther.....
» 13/12/2013 8:56:49 PM I am not a legal expert but have been led to understand that the common-law prohibition of.....
» 13/12/2013 4:56:20 PM Ludwig has a good point about immigration. However I would expect that the current rates w.....
» 8/12/2013 7:39:51 PM Hasbeen has part of the answer, but not all of it. The most obvious event associated with .....
» 8/11/2013 7:19:32 AM I agree with Shadow Minister, but consider that he has not highlighted the essential joke .....
» 6/11/2013 10:08:17 AM As the Buggery Act was still in force in 1901 it would take a very creative lawyer to argu.....
» 3/11/2013 8:53:29 AM At the risk of being repetitive, let me restate once again why we will never have a republ.....
» 14/10/2013 9:44:34 AM If we are going to have electoral reform, why don't we have REAL reform. This could incl.....
» 10/10/2013 7:23:49 PM I am simply unable to understand why there is so much angst about what is the problem. T.....
» 4/10/2013 12:07:23 PM I am surprised that people think that our political parties do not operate by a clear mora.....
» 2/10/2013 3:23:07 PM It sounds to me from reading this article that the real problem is overpopulation and that.....
» 2/10/2013 3:10:16 PM Dear Jardine K. Jardine, I would be quite happy for the Liberal Party to be renamed the .....
» 1/10/2013 8:07:57 AM When you consider the vigorous survival of the convict culture that began in 1788, it make.....
» 30/09/2013 8:43:13 PM The first thing to realise about New Zealand is that they were the first Failed State, in .....
» 13/09/2013 10:37:41 AM As Sam Warner famously said: "Never make predictions, particularly about the future&q.....
» 6/09/2013 8:34:52 AM Restoring health care rebate. Hooray!! Fully equitable and justified that people who save .....
» 4/09/2013 6:32:36 PM And if this is to be changed, it has to be by referendum. To which we will vote NO. The on.....
» 3/09/2013 5:53:36 PM Mucking around with Xenophon's preferences would definitely be a bit of a gamble. - I thin.....
» 28/08/2013 5:38:53 PM I think the author is too pessimistic, and that things have always been much the same. I r.....
» 27/08/2013 2:15:19 PM It is obvious whom we should vote for now. Pauline.....
» 24/08/2013 10:39:09 PM Half the trouble with this debate is the insidious internationalism of those who cannot un.....
» 22/08/2013 2:39:57 PM What a perversion of the english language it is when a policy of no immigration, without a.....
» 21/08/2013 7:47:26 PM All I can say is that if the author thinks that the Labor Party has a snowball's chance in.....
» 20/08/2013 4:02:13 PM Has it ever occurred to the Author that the political parties are implementing the will of.....
» 16/08/2013 4:25:18 PM In this time of coming austerity more and more electors consider that spending on foreign .....
» 15/08/2013 8:02:03 PM There is one simple adage in this whole subject that does not receive enough attention. .....
» 15/08/2013 8:33:11 AM In the coming election people should remember that the Electoral Act specifically provides.....
» 14/08/2013 9:05:36 AM The tragedy of current politics is that people like Tristan would love to be able to fill .....
» 8/08/2013 6:33:25 PM Hi, Tristan, Sorry for the break but I have been away for a few days. Your loyalty to th.....
» 5/08/2013 4:39:31 PM Tristan: Sweden has had very high rates of taxation for centuries, not decades, and is v.....
» 4/08/2013 10:50:58 PM Tristan: We would all love to live in the perfect world you envisage - the only problem .....
» 4/08/2013 1:28:50 PM Tristran: The central economic problem of the age was summed up very well by Niall Fergu.....
» 3/08/2013 11:35:33 PM There are several things that the author ignores in his attack on superannuation, which ma.....
» 22/07/2013 3:52:42 PM There are some details of Rudd's scheme that I still trying to clarify. Is it correct the .....
» 19/07/2013 8:59:43 AM Dear DIS, In February 1975 Lionel Murphy resigned from the Senate to join the High Court.....
» 18/07/2013 2:14:37 PM An excellent article by David Smith about that magnificent day when Her Majesty's represen.....
» 9/07/2013 10:27:58 PM People such as the author need to recognise that there are two, and only two alternatives .....
» 5/07/2013 9:24:26 AM Ludwig, the reason that a referendum is required is that section 128 of the constitution r.....
» 20/06/2013 5:58:08 PM Edmund Burke's theory that a member of parliament should exercise his own judgement and no.....
» 12/06/2013 11:31:18 PM Advocates for a referendum simply do not understand the extent to which the political elit.....
» 9/06/2013 10:56:04 PM For a country where the first currency for 20 years was rum, where we boast more words for.....
» 14/05/2013 10:13:06 PM The only referendum I would vote for would be one reducing politician's salaries and expen.....
» 4/05/2013 9:13:18 AM When are we going to have a party that advocates the kind of budget changes that I would v.....
» 26/04/2013 8:52:01 AM Very cogent article. Possibly what is needed here is some sort of imitation antibiotic t.....
» 24/04/2013 12:23:04 PM A few facts on the subject of guns would be appropriate. Firstly the number of mass kill.....
» 10/04/2013 3:11:15 PM If action is taken to limit our population by cutting immigration, this should be combined.....
» 8/03/2013 7:37:56 PM It is interesting to compare the downfall of Scullin with that of Whitlam, as both were br.....
» 8/03/2013 7:11:55 PM There is one point about Italy that has been missed by the author and all commentators: .....
» 8/03/2013 6:44:32 PM Hasbeen, you have only confirmed what I said previously. If, instead of attempting to en.....
» 8/03/2013 11:28:23 AM The author must live in a truly isolated location. I have travelled to many isolated place.....
» 27/02/2013 12:41:25 PM The writer ignores the fundamental difference between Judaism and militant Islam as far as.....
» 28/01/2013 7:34:47 PM JKUU is very close to the mark, but omitted to mention that, according to British Law, the.....
» 22/01/2013 10:43:57 AM I am fascinated at the opposition of the left to conscription, as the whole purpose of it .....
» 16/01/2013 11:49:14 AM One of the key factors that has not been mentioned is the Keynesian racket of euthanaising.....
» 12/01/2013 5:45:07 PM I can only admire EmperorJulian's innocence. In any campaign over a referendum to alter Se.....
» 12/01/2013 9:29:13 AM I can only suggest that EmperorJulian study the provisions of Section 128 of the Constitut.....
» 26/12/2012 3:47:19 PM When politicians have to cut back expenditure, the first item to be cut should be politici.....
» 15/12/2012 6:46:02 AM The technology of free-to-air television is a hangover from the 1950's when only a limited.....
» 10/12/2012 8:00:10 PM For anyone who has been around for a while all this is old news, as it seems to have been .....
» 8/12/2012 10:46:22 AM All commentators on this subject fail to answer the basic question, which is how do State .....
» 2/12/2012 7:18:05 AM The key issue here that no-one seems to mention is where Australia's interests lie. Ther.....
» 2/12/2012 7:08:56 AM The money spent on the temporary seat has been totally wasted. In a time of cutbacks, mone.....
» 28/11/2012 12:53:53 PM Perhaps the problem is in the name. Instead of sentencing someone to death, why not let .....
» 26/11/2012 11:51:23 AM Is the author proposing to restrict the free exercise of a religion? He should be aware th.....
» 21/11/2012 7:35:30 AM The enormous amount of money that is being totally and utterly wasted by the political cla.....
» 1/11/2012 2:13:42 PM What is so surprising about two States being named after British Royals? Five US States ar.....
» 27/10/2012 10:22:01 AM I think that the permanent preservation of failings and indiscretions on Twitter and Faceb.....
» 21/09/2012 2:50:25 PM A thought provoking article. I have always thought that the solution to most of our politi.....
» 29/08/2012 6:24:01 PM I suppose we are due to be regaled with divers articles about the US Presidential Election.....
» 23/08/2012 11:15:48 AM Why not just abolish all taxes and have any deficiency in government finances made up from.....
» 27/07/2012 3:04:02 PM The experience of 111 years of federation indicates that there are only two areas that are.....
» 20/07/2012 2:49:11 PM I find this whole debate grossly misleading for reasons that I do not understand. It is .....
» 7/07/2012 11:03:20 AM Even though electricity has been in use for 130 years, a way of storing electricity cheapl.....
» 3/07/2012 4:09:02 PM What a total, absolute waste of money! If ever anyone needed an excuse to engage in tax av.....
» 28/06/2012 5:10:43 PM There is an old adage that if you are not left-wing at 20 you haven't got a heart, and tha.....
» 27/06/2012 4:03:25 PM The first thing that is needed to be said is that many people are sick to death of this su.....
» 21/06/2012 11:43:48 AM There is one aspect of the republic debate that is never mentioned, and which I believe is.....
» 4/06/2012 5:40:59 AM I would take issue with the idea that homosexual marriage is a perogative of the Federal P.....
» 21/05/2012 8:00:08 PM These articles on foreign aid really make me laugh. Any money spent on foreign aid will ha.....
» 4/05/2012 11:57:33 AM I can only support Banjo when he says that marriage means a union of a man and a woman. Mo.....
» 19/04/2012 11:02:31 PM The Author, like so many academics, utterly fails to understand the attitude of so many or.....
» 25/02/2012 5:49:04 PM There have been suggestions that if Rudd was able to become Prime Minister again he would .....
» 22/02/2012 12:54:21 PM The author is self-contradicting. He claims that the announcement means that the US KNOWS .....
» 16/02/2012 3:58:37 PM Yes Curmudgeon, that's how it works. It is all based on the fact that it is not possible t.....
» 16/02/2012 7:22:52 AM People need to realise that we need aluminium refineries to keep the electrical network st.....
» 7/02/2012 4:27:52 PM If Labor were to replace Gillard with Rudd I really think that would be the end of the lin.....
» 2/02/2012 11:45:41 AM If governments really want to help low income seniors they could start by making a stimulu.....
» 31/01/2012 10:40:54 PM I admire Curmudgeon's blind optimism that things are going to get better on the illegal im.....
» 11/01/2012 10:02:31 AM To me the main problem with illegal immigrants is that both sides are talking past each ot.....
» 27/12/2011 8:56:26 AM Skeptic, Your demonstrated inability to spell "power" (spelt pover) or "so.....
» 22/12/2011 9:52:32 AM Dear Shal, It is such a pity that educational standards have declined so much that peopl.....
» 20/12/2011 12:05:23 PM It is sad that jaylex and his ilk seem unable to understand the issues that concern monarc.....
» 3/12/2011 5:44:48 PM Keynesianism is obvoiusly in its death throes. It would be much better to go back to the e.....
» 16/11/2011 7:07:29 PM In the event that this law actually comes into force, and is not disallowed by the Queen o.....
» 14/11/2011 5:02:33 PM Plantaganet, you haven't got the idea yet. The carbon tax is not about emissions, it is an.....
» 14/11/2011 4:49:11 PM There is a very simple reform to the Public Service that would accomplish wonders. Traditi.....
» 4/11/2011 3:21:53 PM Any new taxation system needs to comply with one of the basic principles of Australian dem.....
» 11/10/2011 12:28:20 PM We had better politicians in the 19th century, when they were paid nothing. In addition,.....
» 7/09/2011 5:37:33 PM The amount of money being wasted on these illegal immigrants is unacceptable, when it is r.....
» 26/08/2011 8:21:59 PM I always smile when Keating's "unrepresentative swill" comment is quoted. What I.....
» 26/07/2011 5:39:21 PM It would be a huge help if more people faced up to the facts. This carbon tax is a con, in.....
» 8/04/2011 8:43:53 PM There are a few other facts on radiation that should be mentioned. The first is that we al.....
» 6/04/2011 11:34:13 AM The economic problems in Australia have simple solutions: 1. Federal budget Suspend fo.....
» 4/04/2011 7:41:24 PM There is a simple principle governing our relations with Israel, which seems to elude many.....
» 26/03/2011 10:21:15 AM Everyone agrees that we have too many people in jail, and that it costs the community a fo.....
» 10/02/2011 8:02:29 PM The Commonwealth Parliament already has the war-making power, as it can dismiss the execut.....
» 27/08/2010 7:50:46 PM As pointed out by Pericles, the French are now on their fifth republic, and have a constit.....
» 23/08/2010 8:54:32 PM The best way to minimise informal voting would be to have a compulsory additional candidat.....
» 19/07/2010 5:45:22 PM Gillard could win this coming election hands down with one announcement, at the risk of sp.....
» 30/06/2010 2:42:13 PM There is one other thing that Gillard could do (albeit at the risk of splitting the Labor .....
» 25/05/2010 8:50:10 AM This diatribe from Pilger totally fails to address the main point. If Greek governments of.....
» 19/05/2010 9:08:33 AM What the Henry review did not say was whether the proposed land tax changes would be contr.....
» 15/05/2010 11:53:21 AM Let's get a few facts straight. Crown land in offshore areas, the Northern Territory and t.....
» 1/04/2010 3:26:07 PM You are right, these illegal immigrants are real people. They are also aliens. The ent.....
» 16/03/2010 7:35:42 PM One thing that never seems to be mentioned in the continuing sniping about a republic is w.....
» 16/02/2010 3:34:29 PM The waste of resources caused by politicians advocating climate change is unbelievable. Ov.....
» 2/02/2010 4:22:53 PM If Hawaii can have a Union Jack on their flag, why can't we?.....
» 2/02/2010 2:27:49 PM I think the whole subject of anthromorphic climate change is looking more and more like th.....
» 26/01/2010 9:30:07 PM Isn't the real problem that both major parties in America currently follow the dictum enun.....
» 20/12/2009 8:30:23 PM At a difficult time like this, it is comforting to realise that Australia is the only coun.....
» 17/12/2009 3:27:51 PM Please, Lyndon, stick to the facts! You describe the outrage that supposedly would occur i.....
» 15/12/2009 1:52:19 PM The writer seems determined to repeat some of the worst features of the tax system since W.....
» 8/12/2009 11:50:51 AM I must be naive but I thought that scepticism was the essence of science, with scientists .....
» 1/12/2009 10:33:35 AM There is no recovery. We are only at the start of this crisis, as the shockwaves in Dubai .....
» 30/11/2009 7:24:46 PM One point that no-one has mentioned relates to the claim in the article that "the ref.....
» 26/11/2009 1:09:26 PM I think the reason for the decline in public interest in AGW is the fraudulent attitudes a.....
» 7/11/2009 1:27:00 PM There is one aspect of the republic debate that no-one else has mentioned, and that is thi.....
» 29/10/2009 4:31:44 PM What the author and many readers do not take into account with this interesting topic is n.....
» 14/10/2009 8:04:40 AM The political left seems totally unable to grasp the groundswell of opposition to ALL immi.....
» 21/09/2009 9:29:22 PM For those wishing to reduce their global warming footprint there is a simple two word slog.....
» 15/09/2009 7:55:02 PM plantagenet, Please stay in the real world. All Australian states have 12 senators in pa.....
» 12/08/2009 8:01:48 PM The author seems a bit vague on the provisions of the Federal Constitution, where section .....
» 2/08/2009 8:35:31 PM The author seems to have missed the entire point of copyright. Copyright involves the righ.....
» 31/07/2009 12:51:36 PM It is time for a completely new approach to the problem of public schools, and in particul.....
» 10/07/2009 6:27:21 PM As an economic innocent I am fascinated by the term "euthanasia of the rentier",.....
» 27/04/2009 11:41:07 AM The population issue is a most interesting one, as it is simply not mentioned most of the .....
» 19/03/2009 10:10:00 PM You are wrong, Q&A. The population problem can be solved quite quickly. Nature has a metho.....
» 14/03/2009 7:17:21 PM Surely the real political problem at the moment is that the standard of living of the aver.....
» 3/03/2009 10:09:21 AM I must agree with much of what Leigh says. I am sure that the reason that the media cheers.....
» 25/02/2009 10:54:05 AM I am here to learn, not to pontificate. If some blogger could help me out I would be grate.....
» 19/02/2009 5:22:33 PM I am amazed at the pessimism in this article, and the ridiculous claims that many thousand.....
» 17/02/2009 4:57:31 PM I think we need a little updating here. The figure quoted of our foreign debt being $658 b.....
» 31/01/2009 4:46:57 PM I have come to the conclusion that the whole idea of copyright, although it started out as.....
» 28/01/2009 11:42:14 AM This debate is great fun, but there is one thing that I just cannot understand. Many indig.....
» 27/01/2009 10:18:51 PM It seems to me that the author has put his finger on one of the basic problems that plague.....
» 15/01/2009 1:15:15 PM The only realistic long-term source of energy in the distant future is nuclear fusion. Wit.....
» 15/12/2008 9:21:59 PM It is interesting to hear the neo-marxists claiming that this is the end of capitalism, wh.....
» 15/12/2008 8:57:43 PM There are two main problems with the author's approach to illegal immigrants. The first.....
» 11/12/2008 9:41:37 AM Surely, in an unpredictable world, there are two maxims that are sure stars to steer by: .....
» 10/12/2008 8:44:23 AM What is it about the left that they seem unable to see the obvious? The first unpalatabl.....
» 6/11/2008 4:10:36 PM I have a question about the terrorism laws that the author or some other poster may be abl.....
» 30/10/2008 9:26:50 PM Ozspen, If you are interested in stopping internet gambling, there is a simple way to do.....
» 30/10/2008 10:04:40 AM I would agree completely with the article and hope that the Greens will prevent the legisl.....
» 26/10/2008 7:00:04 AM The great risk in the traditional Labor policy of spending their way out of a downturn is .....
» 17/10/2008 5:32:46 PM I suppose that it is very hard for todays voters to realise that after three generations o.....
» 17/10/2008 10:59:39 AM What nobody, even the author, mentions is the need for a substantial and permanent reducti.....
» 17/10/2008 10:49:07 AM I have heard that the business community has been pushing both parties for this handout so.....
» 17/10/2008 10:43:10 AM The intellectual arrogance of this article is unbelievable. Under the 14th amendment to th.....
» 17/10/2008 10:36:45 AM The bombers should be shown clemency, and let off with a suspended sentence (suspended fro.....
» 16/10/2008 3:19:41 PM Right on the money, Banjo. What we need to fix this is for young unemployed Australian gir.....
» 15/10/2008 4:55:04 PM John, Surely your job as a judge is to administer the law as approved by the people's re.....
» 13/10/2008 8:55:55 AM Taswegian and Q&A, I think from your last two posts that there is not a lot of differenc.....
» 12/10/2008 4:03:40 PM Q&A, You accused me of not doing my homework. Have you ever thought through geothermal? .....
» 10/10/2008 7:32:53 PM Taswegian, In your last post you referred to nuclear and geothermal power. Don't you rea.....
» 10/10/2008 3:35:07 PM I can only agree with Shadow Minister about Taswegian's insane proposals. Why is it so har.....
» 8/10/2008 11:28:47 AM anzsa is right. People may remember what happened last year when RAMS, a second tier bank .....
» 8/10/2008 10:32:52 AM Unfortunately, I can only agree with Mr Right. In addition, there is the unfortunate fact .....
» 7/10/2008 11:04:11 PM There are other reasons that many people oppose government debt, and consider that infrast.....
» 7/10/2008 3:38:26 PM I continue to wonder why so much space is devoted to the US election on online opinion whe.....
» 6/10/2008 9:55:15 AM I don't think we are witnessing the end of capitalism at all. After enduring several weeks.....
» 2/10/2008 5:25:46 PM Phil Matimein, I understand your delight in relaxing with a printed copy of the Herald, .....
» 2/10/2008 12:41:39 PM What we really need is a return to the Gold Standard, abolition of bankruptcy laws, and im.....
» 1/10/2008 5:59:29 PM Fractelle, I can assure you that I cannot remember the last occasion I watched any of th.....
» 1/10/2008 5:43:17 PM I think that like so many others you have missed the point, which was defined by Mr Micawb.....
» 1/10/2008 12:53:37 PM I would love to see the ABC fully funded from advertising, as that would reduce its depend.....
» 28/09/2008 11:06:14 PM Whenever I see an article on this subject, I am reminded of Konrad Henlein's immortal word.....
» 28/09/2008 8:23:26 AM Ericc, A few facts. Our electricity is by no means the cheapest in the world. We have co.....
» 25/09/2008 6:20:52 PM Demos, If a republic model came with recall and citizens initiative referendum, along th.....
» 25/09/2008 1:54:04 PM "Australia is also now in a position where our Prime Minister and Opposition Leader, .....
» 25/09/2008 12:11:41 PM I am becoming so bored by these interminable articles anticipating an Australian republic,.....
» 24/09/2008 12:49:02 PM The current financial crisis has demonstrated forcefully how stupid it was for interest ra.....
» 23/09/2008 2:01:23 PM I am astounded that Cheryl and others are unable to see the obvious requirement needed to .....
» 22/09/2008 5:54:23 PM Surely the real, unmentioned problem is that many people in America, as well in Australia,.....
» 20/09/2008 2:12:13 PM bushbred, I can only agree with you that the UN is pretty well useless, and that through.....
» 19/09/2008 8:27:41 PM As someone who holds the old-fashioned idea that people (and governments) should live with.....
» 17/09/2008 8:12:37 PM What we need is a joint effort between the Nationals and the animal activists to give kang.....
» 17/09/2008 11:38:42 AM I do wish that George Williams would get his facts right. The NSW constitution provides th.....
» 15/09/2008 3:15:11 PM This immigration debate is great fun, but I must admit to being a bit slow. If you go back.....
» 11/09/2008 10:34:04 AM I cannot see the relevance of this article, unless it is intended for US consumption or is.....
» 4/09/2008 5:37:26 PM The best comment on Palin's endorsement I have seen comes from Spengler in the Asia Times,.....
» 30/08/2008 8:05:21 AM I think the whole scientific community should follow the famous advice given by Hollywood .....
» 12/08/2008 6:11:36 PM 90,000 people murdered? Can't you remember that there was a war on? 300,000 people were ki.....
» 9/08/2008 8:52:10 AM Fortunately, the Rudd government does not have a majority in the Senate, and needs the vot.....
» 7/08/2008 3:29:20 PM liberty.apples, You said: "What if there is a hung Parliament but Labor still had .....
» 7/08/2008 9:52:34 AM The author of this article seems to lack a basic knowledge of how our system of government.....
» 5/08/2008 5:16:03 PM There are various ways the health system can be improved at no cost to the government or c.....
» 4/08/2008 1:10:37 PM The thing that disturbs me most about the global warming protagonists is their insistence .....
» 30/07/2008 9:36:35 AM I gather that McCain is now ahead in the latest polls. I don't know what the international.....
» 26/07/2008 7:36:55 AM Relax, folks, Australia will not be left out in the cold. We are still, and for the fo.....
» 24/07/2008 9:32:50 PM I think that posters such as Keith underestimate the likely reaction of any US government .....
» 24/07/2008 9:18:47 PM It was wonderful to see the entire legal, business and political elite of Ireland overrule.....
» 23/07/2008 9:54:35 PM These hot rock power sites are, of course, another example of nuclear power (what do you t.....
» 21/07/2008 8:16:14 PM As far as I can see, the problem is simple. An alliance between the big end of town (who a.....
» 21/07/2008 12:21:36 PM Mr. Right, I agree with you completely as far as the Greens are concerned. Their modus o.....
» 14/07/2008 7:31:43 PM This whole global warming business, together with the problem of peak oil, could be solved.....
» 14/07/2008 3:36:08 PM I am amazed at the attempt to condone the heinous offences that Belinda Neal is alleged to.....
» 10/07/2008 8:43:03 PM JamesH, You are so right. What is desperately needed, and not provided, is equipment in .....
» 9/07/2008 1:28:06 PM I continue to be amazed at the bilge that is put out on this subject. 1. Not a word on .....
» 8/07/2008 12:56:30 PM I must disagree. As someone who believes in the traditional Australian values of the gover.....
» 4/07/2008 1:58:37 PM Good on you, Graham, we need more people like you. The thing that has always fascinated .....
» 2/07/2008 1:46:17 PM This whole global warming debate is great fun. The best line by far that I have seen relat.....
» 1/07/2008 7:38:55 PM Mr. Right, There is no need to bring in such a controversial and inhumane policy as bann.....
» 1/07/2008 6:20:26 PM It is obvious to me that interest rates need to be raised substantially, until the increas.....
» 30/06/2008 3:43:22 PM I am astounded that people who advocate a bill of rights in the constitution do not take t.....
» 24/06/2008 10:58:35 PM For some reason most republicans don't seem to understand why the 1999 referendum failed, .....
» 20/06/2008 4:26:04 PM Remco, you aren't whistling into the wind, you are urinating into the breeze. If we had .....
» 18/06/2008 10:52:00 AM Although the warmaking power in the Westminster system is theoretically part of the Royal .....
» 17/06/2008 12:33:39 PM Firstly, there is an error in the article. Her Majesty's representatives in the States are.....
» 17/06/2008 11:00:00 AM This article misses the main point. There is no hope. Peak Oil is shortly to be followed b.....
» 17/06/2008 9:19:09 AM Relax, folks. Peak Oil is shortly to be followed by Peak Food. The reason, as pointed out .....
» 13/06/2008 8:43:14 PM Remember all, when referring to the series "Yes Minister", that it was fallaciou.....
» 6/06/2008 5:31:55 PM Unfortunately, there is no comparison between the Cuban missile crisis and the Iraq war. E.....
» 2/06/2008 12:58:25 PM I agree completely with David Jackmanson, and am rolling in the aisles with laughter at th.....
» 1/06/2008 4:59:02 PM Ludwig, I agree with you on the need to devise a way we can live sustainably through the.....
» 30/05/2008 7:46:55 PM When trying to make sense of the battle in the Middle East between the Palestinians and th.....
» 29/05/2008 3:19:23 PM The one thing for which I will always remember John Howard, and for which I will be foreve.....
» 26/05/2008 12:55:09 PM I continue to be bewildered at the failure of the refugee lobby to accept that when the pe.....
» 17/05/2008 12:01:05 AM Dear RenegadeScience, The effect of immigration to Australia on the global environment p.....
» 16/05/2008 9:52:00 AM There are several factors that make me a sceptic in this debate. Firstly, common sense t.....
» 15/05/2008 12:31:06 PM Thanks Graham, I've had my best laugh for a long time. The ABC impartial? I can't stop rol.....
» 12/05/2008 1:36:34 PM I really don't know what all the hoo-ha is all about. I prefer to follow the example of th.....
» 9/05/2008 11:01:32 AM Those such as myself who are very dubious about a bill of rights would be more inclined to.....
» 7/05/2008 3:20:42 PM Saul, There is one thing on which you may be able to enlighten me. Any student of economic.....
» 5/05/2008 11:48:57 PM There are two points about the whole global warming debate that I would like either the au.....
» 2/05/2008 2:27:17 PM There is an unintended consequence of the policy of "mild inflation" that has be.....
» 2/05/2008 6:51:02 AM Just a few quick thoughts on education. The first is my amazement that the obvious require.....
» 2/05/2008 6:37:52 AM Passy, If you think that the NSW Treasury is not currently extracting every cent it can .....
» 1/05/2008 5:59:17 PM It is interesting that the labor governments in every other state have privatised their el.....
» 30/04/2008 1:55:13 PM Judging from the government's response to other crises, particularly financial ones, there.....
» 29/04/2008 2:20:55 PM This piece is out of date. Before writing this post I checked with spaceweather.com, and t.....
» 28/04/2008 1:44:25 PM These historians should be very careful if they come to New South Wales. Unlike most engli.....
» 28/04/2008 12:21:34 PM Nitrogen asphxyiation is a completely painless and secure method of execution that should .....
» 25/04/2008 10:57:29 PM Forrest Gumpp, The issuing authority for the Yes/No case for the 1999 republic referendu.....
» 22/04/2008 11:33:56 AM I am a little puzzled by Forrest Gumpp's allegation that the requirement for a "Yes&q.....
» 19/04/2008 9:04:37 PM What a boring debate this is! How long will this go on for? When is the political establis.....
» 17/04/2008 2:55:11 PM Why do people complain that life is complicated? It seems to me that life is very simple.....
» 16/04/2008 6:36:06 PM I agree with many posters that we cannot continue with perpetual growth. However it is obv.....
» 16/04/2008 6:20:16 PM Relax, folks, I don't think the obesity problem will be with us for much longer. It will.....
» 16/04/2008 6:13:00 PM Thank you Anne, I haven't had such a good laugh fro a long time. Let's start with item 5.....
» 4/04/2008 6:13:35 PM There are two ancient adages that sum up the attitude of many Australians to the middle-ea.....
» 27/03/2008 3:36:46 PM Bronwyn (continued), You state that we should accept refugees (presumably ones that woul.....
» 27/03/2008 7:23:43 AM Bronwyn, To quote from the 1951 convention: "Article 31. Refugees unlawfully in th.....
» 26/03/2008 1:21:10 PM I was very disappointed with this article. The first thing it did not mention is the pri.....
» 18/03/2008 3:24:25 PM What worries me about Herbert Hoover is that he may be in office right now......
» 12/03/2008 12:19:38 PM As a great admirer of John Howard, who will ever be remembered for implementing the will o.....
» 10/03/2008 12:06:52 PM I would dispute that porn causes violence and social dislocation. The main effect of po.....
» 10/03/2008 11:57:32 AM Baygon, It is good to see at last that this thread is starting to discuss the population.....
» 9/03/2008 5:43:50 PM Not one word from anyone about the overriding need to control the third world population e.....
» 5/03/2008 3:26:15 PM As a complete amateur at law, I would like to say that the workings of the legal system ar.....
» 4/03/2008 8:19:30 PM HenryVIII and Countryboy, Our current economic problem is obvious, and yet is not acknow.....
» 3/03/2008 12:26:55 PM Just boring little me here again, to point out again that unless something is done to cont.....
» 29/02/2008 11:26:51 AM I have been retired for many years, and have more money than I can spend. I put my wonderf.....
» 27/02/2008 5:46:25 PM It is not often that I have had to read such a collection of unadulterated bilge in an art.....
» 26/02/2008 7:34:29 PM I thought, that just to try and keep the discussion on this side of reality, I would relat.....
» 26/02/2008 12:03:23 PM I hate to bore everyone again, but unless you address the problem of the third world popul.....
» 23/02/2008 11:42:34 AM I am disappointed that so few posters seem to realise that we are moving into an entirely .....
» 14/02/2008 7:36:47 PM I don't know what is wrong with posters in this forum, but I will have to repeat what I co.....
» 14/02/2008 7:11:10 PM FrankGol, Hopefully you can try to explain to me the attraction of marxism. in doing so,.....
» 13/02/2008 10:27:01 PM I think people are in far too much of a hurry to cast judgment on George W. Bush. It will .....
» 13/02/2008 11:30:53 AM Frankgol, I think the omission was a typo. Still, it was interesting to discover that Da.....
» 13/02/2008 11:25:59 AM Gandhi was only successful because he was opposing the British. If he had been opposing Ad.....
» 8/02/2008 9:07:17 PM I am afraid that DEMOS completely fails to understand the westminster system when he claim.....
» 8/02/2008 10:22:27 AM VK3AUU, There is another way to achieve the necessary reduction in demand than the one y.....
» 7/02/2008 3:28:09 PM There seems to be little realisation that the onset of peak oil means that there has to be.....
» 7/02/2008 3:14:55 PM I discovered that wikipedia was biassed when I attempted to edit Paul Keating's entry to a.....
» 6/02/2008 10:11:54 AM The thing that the developing world needs more that anything is education, particularly of.....
» 4/02/2008 6:57:21 PM Who cares?.....
» 31/01/2008 2:23:27 PM I must disagree with Leigh when he complains about the ABC coverage of the US presidential.....
» 31/01/2008 2:04:07 PM Desipis, I am quite astounded by your unsubstantiated allegation that private medical co.....
» 30/01/2008 2:48:51 PM wizofaus, Calculation of the percentage of private medical patients who need to go back .....
» 30/01/2008 12:42:30 PM There is a major fallacy with suggestions that the Federal government can cut spending by .....
» 28/01/2008 12:14:35 PM Foxy, I totally agree with you that posters should attack the opinions expressed by oth.....
» 26/01/2008 7:14:54 AM Personally, on this Australia Day, we should remember the four basic principles of Austral.....
» 23/01/2008 5:52:53 PM There is one fundamental thing that no form of explanation or demonstration ever seems abl.....
» 17/01/2008 9:23:53 AM More urinating into the breeze, I'm afraid. When will people recognise that global warming.....
» 16/01/2008 8:39:35 AM yvonne, I am surprised that with all your research on compulsory voting you did not appr.....
» 11/01/2008 3:51:52 PM Please, please, can someone explain what is going on, as it has me totally mystified. I ga.....
» 10/01/2008 8:32:47 AM Personally, I don't think any of the candidates from either party has much to offer. If Hi.....
» 6/01/2008 7:52:33 PM David, Thank you for your agreement with my post. I think that you and I are on the same.....
» 3/01/2008 6:01:17 AM David, you definitely slipped up with this article. Surely you should know by now that we .....
» 31/12/2007 11:56:45 AM Folks, just a few more interesting ideas to stir the pot a little. This problem of CO2 e.....
» 28/12/2007 8:26:22 PM Rhian, I am not blaming the developing world for global emissions. What I am saying is t.....
» 28/12/2007 4:32:20 PM There is an obvious and simple way that the developing world can be brought into the coope.....
» 14/12/2007 11:53:15 AM Surely it would be much more politically feasible to impose a carbon tax on immigrants (wh.....
» 12/12/2007 10:43:29 AM You are wrong, wizofaus, in suggesting that we'll have all electric self-flying cars withi.....
» 11/12/2007 4:54:06 PM How long will it be before the Howard period (1996-2007) is regarded as the Golden Age?.....
» 8/12/2007 6:24:00 AM I think that if you had to select one event that occurred during Howard's period as Prime .....
» 5/12/2007 9:22:18 AM One of the main supports of our democracy is that because of our history, politicians in A.....
» 4/12/2007 5:16:10 PM I apologise for being boring. However I know of no other way except to repeat the fundamen.....
» 3/12/2007 6:50:35 PM I am so continually amazed at the failure of allegedly educated people to understand simpl.....
» 29/11/2007 6:22:54 PM It seems to me that the victory of the Labor Party was really due to DUMB LUCK. Back in 20.....
» 25/11/2007 9:03:47 PM I simply cannot understand the mental processes behind this article. I suppose that is bec.....
» 24/11/2007 8:10:25 AM The only way our political system can be improved is by referendum. The key point in the r.....
» 23/11/2007 4:00:36 PM There is an even more interesting parallel concerning Kevin Rudd that has me intrigued. Th.....
» 23/11/2007 8:12:01 AM Why is it so hard to get something across to people? Of course we are going to have food r.....
» 21/11/2007 8:47:38 PM Relax, Leigh, multiculturalism is dead. This has all happened before, during the gold rush.....
» 21/11/2007 8:32:23 PM I think the author is drawing a very long bow in claiming that Australia would have been d.....
» 21/11/2007 7:30:06 PM colinsett, You got me wrong when you criticised my statement that the Pope had got it ri.....
» 20/11/2007 9:04:19 PM I would certainly agree that Australia will have to make some major foreign policy decisio.....
» 20/11/2007 8:31:42 PM What we need is some more action by senior Australians, now that their numbers are increas.....
» 20/11/2007 7:20:10 PM Any discussion on the third world needs to address these points: 1. The third world will.....
» 18/11/2007 10:29:06 PM Ludwig, Oh Ludwig, why is it that only the posters seem to realise that unless we stabilis.....
» 18/11/2007 9:54:21 PM I must be very slow, but I cannot work out how posters conclude that the war in Iraq is il.....
» 18/11/2007 9:23:18 PM The only way our political system can be improved is by referendum. The key point in the r.....
» 14/11/2007 3:04:44 PM I have no interest in religion, and the only spirit I believe in is rectified spirit. Howe.....
» 14/11/2007 2:58:41 PM Why, oh why, can't people listen! Unless you control world population, all these efforts t.....
» 12/11/2007 10:22:46 PM Whilst not disagreeing with the author and other posters about the absurdity of continual .....
» 11/11/2007 8:52:45 PM Responding to BOAZ_David's pertinent suggestion of "what's in it for me", I woul.....
» 11/11/2007 8:43:08 PM Johnj, I don't understand your argument. Of course you have to be a resident to vote in .....
» 10/11/2007 5:12:05 PM Please try and get you facts right, TINMAN. You are not an alien in England. In fact, you .....
» 9/11/2007 10:02:01 AM If the republic movement is ever going to get anywhere, it must face the fact that it will.....
» 8/11/2007 9:57:06 AM Let's start by getting the facts right. What was said about Federal school funding is corr.....
» 3/11/2007 5:20:42 PM Surely the ideal political party would reflect the basic political principles of the Austr.....
» 3/11/2007 8:24:41 AM I must agree again with BOAZ_David, who in my opinion has presented the best case for the .....
» 26/10/2007 11:26:50 AM Surely geothermal power should be regarded as just another form of nuclear power. Those wh.....
» 25/10/2007 11:09:19 AM The main problem facing the world is not global warming, it is overpopulation, and the fac.....
» 25/10/2007 10:53:26 AM I believe that all these surveys of what language people speak is deeply flawed. For yea.....
» 25/10/2007 10:46:37 AM It seems to me that there are two possibilities: Either Rudd is telling the truth when .....
» 24/10/2007 8:30:00 PM Who cares?.....
» 24/10/2007 8:28:53 PM Why does everyone continue to expect that their living standard has to increase continuall.....
» 22/10/2007 3:03:36 PM Relax, Bazz, you're going to get petrol rationing. The rationing system will be very si.....
» 22/10/2007 12:40:29 PM Surely the key problem is that we are living far beyond our means. I am afraid I have alwa.....
» 19/10/2007 12:07:39 PM I fear that both MLK and keith are applying current standards to history, instead of the s.....
» 18/10/2007 7:29:03 PM Shame! Shame! Fancy mentioning the problem of human overpopulation! Don't you know that th.....
» 18/10/2007 7:21:19 PM I am very disappointed that the vital requirements of a community friendly soltuion for br.....
» 17/10/2007 12:55:59 PM What a wimp you current lot are! In the good old days the writ was issued at 6pm, irrespec.....
» 15/10/2007 11:38:11 AM A question for all to ponder: Why was Al Gore awarded the Nobel Peace prize for his effo.....
» 8/10/2007 3:08:50 PM Here is an opportunity to fix two problems at once; the appalling level of spelling in our.....
» 8/10/2007 12:20:08 PM There is an old adage that "The enemy of my enemy is my friend". And another t.....
» 4/10/2007 5:15:41 PM I must be very slow, but I noticed that again in this article we are told about "inte.....
» 4/10/2007 4:54:45 PM Could I caution posters that it may be a little premature to start discussing why Howard l.....
» 4/10/2007 6:44:07 AM Yes, thankfully, Australia IS an island. Moreover, we are the only country in the world th.....
» 4/10/2007 6:30:26 AM It seems to me that the term "middle class welfare" is a pejorative term applied.....
» 30/09/2007 5:05:53 PM My thanks to knopfler, Divergence and others for supporting the first post I made on this .....
» 30/09/2007 8:48:47 AM Healthwatcher, The only problem with your suggestion that we increase our population by .....
» 28/09/2007 3:42:42 PM What fascinates me is the possibility of history repeating itself. If Rudd is elected, he .....
» 28/09/2007 12:29:25 PM Why is it so difficult for people to accept that for more than 150 years the most basic po.....
» 28/09/2007 12:12:52 PM Pericles, To try and widen the debate a little, I would love to know what you see as the.....
» 26/09/2007 11:12:19 AM Young Dan, You are splitting hairs a bit when you mentioned the method of appointment of.....
» 26/09/2007 11:03:04 AM The great disadvantage of having fixed terms, as the Americans discovered with Richard Nix.....
» 25/09/2007 8:04:29 PM Pericles, Do you know what is the definition of a nuclear power? It is a country that ha.....
» 25/09/2007 7:47:08 PM By all means let us have citizen initiated referendums. However the first one would hav.....
» 25/09/2007 7:40:44 PM Our Constitution has a fatal defect, which is that the Commonwealth government appoints th.....
» 25/09/2007 7:27:44 AM Ginx, You claim that Howard copped a fair bit of flak from his actions over Tampa. As .....
» 24/09/2007 5:40:27 PM Pericles, I fully recognise the import of my last post. That is why I believe we should .....
» 24/09/2007 5:25:37 PM I am disappointed that previous posts simply deplore the fact that money rules the world, .....
» 24/09/2007 5:08:54 PM Surely the New Zealand approach is the best compromise? To legalise homosexual marriage wo.....
» 23/09/2007 9:24:41 PM bushbred, In a previous post you wrote: "I could suggest that you do a course in p.....
» 20/09/2007 7:23:20 PM Daylight saving is something that is of benefit to people in the latitudes of 45 to 55 deg.....
» 19/09/2007 4:52:01 PM It seems to me that Howard has now won the election. Everyone will have to vote for him no.....
» 19/09/2007 12:50:55 PM I think that one of the highest priorities for a safe and pleasant Australia is for us to .....
» 13/09/2007 5:28:11 PM xoddam, You are right in saying that the world will never run out of oil. The significan.....
» 13/09/2007 1:49:35 PM There are two major problems in the world that are being ignored,(because they are politic.....
» 7/09/2007 8:41:54 PM Hooray for CIR! Let's look at some of the first issues that would be put to the people: .....
» 7/09/2007 8:31:15 PM mac, The system of compulsory voting favours both major parties (as their public funding.....
» 7/09/2007 2:30:58 PM Relax, folks, these problems will be solved by the usual methods that have been tried and .....
» 29/08/2007 12:23:47 PM Dearie me, the Labor party is at it again with borrow and spend. If Kevin Rudd is elected .....
» 28/08/2007 8:24:27 PM I must be a poor accountant, but I can't see that the Pacific Solution has cost us much at.....
» 27/08/2007 12:58:26 PM I have been very encouraged by this article, and especially from posts such as the one fro.....
» 25/08/2007 6:34:11 PM xoddam, Please let's get the facts right about Australians and EEC nationals voting in t.....
» 23/08/2007 11:34:42 PM Among other major faults, this article is a little premature. The elections to be held lat.....
» 23/08/2007 11:29:41 PM yvonne, Sorry to burst YOUR bubble, but your response to Forrest Gumpp on the status of .....
» 22/08/2007 6:29:09 PM bushbred, I did not forecast race wars this century, I forecast religious wars. The two.....
» 22/08/2007 11:35:27 AM I am always fascinated as to why those on the left wish to abolish the private medical reb.....
» 22/08/2007 11:17:28 AM Multiculturalism is dead. Assimilation is what will now take place, as happened in the 19t.....
» 16/08/2007 9:47:59 AM xoddam, in reply to your questions: the kyoto protocol is a massive fraud. As an examp.....
» 15/08/2007 12:12:53 PM Two simple points that need to be kept in mind when talking about climate change: 1. The.....
» 15/08/2007 9:49:15 AM The underlying problem, as the article points out, is the difficulty of attracting suitabl.....
» 11/08/2007 7:49:03 AM There are times when statements are made in articles that are so preposterous that they ca.....
» 11/08/2007 7:34:23 AM A profoundly disappointing article, which never mentions the one overriding problem in the.....
» 4/07/2007 8:43:46 PM Are we ever going to be free of this cryptomarxist tosh about rich and poor? If Bill Gates.....
» 14/06/2007 11:20:41 AM Fancy comparing Australia with Norway, which has so much hydro power that the electricity .....
» 13/06/2007 8:10:06 PM The only loyalty of the media is to the media, and the media is doing it tough lately. Any.....
» 13/06/2007 6:48:51 PM The real challenge of the next few decades is not global warming, it is the increase in wo.....
» 4/06/2007 7:59:55 PM I have never read such a load of tripe in my life. Many things are just wrong, such as the.....
» 2/06/2007 8:14:54 AM It needs to be remembered that the real world villains are the europeans and their common .....
» 30/05/2007 12:32:47 PM I can only agree with everything VK3AUU has said, and am unable to see any future for digi.....
» 28/05/2007 4:29:37 PM I still remember the thrill on Tampa Day, the 29th August 2001, when the armed forces of t.....
» 24/05/2007 9:38:22 PM As I used to work in the telecommunications industry, I know that international data and t.....
» 21/05/2007 8:21:30 PM I think that many posters here must be in a different galaxy to me. I have largely given u.....
» 18/05/2007 2:46:07 PM What galaxy are you people coming from? The 1967 referendum was an attempted con on the Au.....
» 15/05/2007 9:02:36 AM There is a complete, comprehensive solution to all of our immigration problems, which woul.....
» 10/05/2007 7:28:18 PM The trouble with this religion business is that the only Spirit I believe in is rectified .....
» 9/05/2007 10:43:04 PM I can't agree at all with this line of argument. If you increase the cost of borrowing, fe.....
» 8/05/2007 6:30:01 PM I have been appalled, in this article, to note that the main requirement of prudent and mo.....
» 10/04/2007 10:37:33 AM Anybody who thinks that total world global warming emissions can be reduced without doing .....
» 8/04/2007 11:21:36 PM Stephany, I am glad we think alike. The only defect I would find in your proposal is tha.....
» 7/04/2007 11:33:23 PM People need to understand how bureaucracies work in order to improve any system, and this .....
» 4/04/2007 7:21:02 PM From reading the other posts I don't think many people understand why compulsory voting ha.....
» 2/04/2007 4:20:56 PM Of course we have to be treated like idiots by the political parties. The reasons are obvi.....
» 23/03/2007 4:35:43 PM The one aspect of the NSW election that does not seem to have been covered at all is my be.....
» 23/03/2007 4:22:56 PM I can only agree again with BOAZ_DAVID in his assessment of this article. There are severa.....
» 17/03/2007 12:21:04 PM Horus and others. It is interesting to see how posters are keen to sidestep my scenario,.....
» 14/03/2007 5:31:33 PM OK, bleeding hearts, tell me what you would do in this situation (one we could quite possi.....
» 13/03/2007 4:53:31 PM You rightly say that current policy on illegal immigration is formulated in the context of.....
» 13/03/2007 3:48:57 PM Sociopaths? I thought you were talking about politicians......
» 7/03/2007 1:44:11 PM I would love to know what the basis is for this so-called international law? Who makes the.....
» 7/03/2007 1:29:42 PM The main problem concerning the UN that has been ignored by all posters is the lack of pop.....
» 5/03/2007 7:10:47 PM CowboyJoe: Almost full marks for highlighting the problem of compulsory voting, but a fe.....
» 28/02/2007 9:36:13 PM AnthonyMarinac In response to two of your points: 1. An excellent example of how thing.....
» 28/02/2007 4:59:00 PM I have never been able to understand all the hoo-ha about global warming. If the weather b.....
» 27/02/2007 2:28:02 PM AnthonyMarinac: I was fascinated to see that your obedience to the rule of law excludes .....
» 26/02/2007 2:33:37 PM Well said BOAZ_David: Without alliances.. we are dead meat...cat food... What we have .....
» 23/02/2007 4:29:52 PM Most of the solutions offered to fix Sydney's water crisis suffer from the usual disadvant.....
» 23/02/2007 12:06:53 PM The muslim community in Australia need to remember that in this world there is something c.....
» 19/02/2007 8:29:17 PM The points about irrational thinking raised in the article are very apt. They are similar .....
» 19/02/2007 8:28:10 PM The points about irrational thinking raised in the article are very apt. They are similar .....
» 19/02/2007 11:21:13 AM There are two problems with immigration. One is that logic tells you that there is an opti.....
» 17/02/2007 7:31:42 PM I am fascinated to note that when the previous Leader of the Opposition (I think he was ca.....
» 15/02/2007 2:40:35 PM This article just follows the usual plot of trying to make people feel guilty. I don't hap.....
» 13/02/2007 4:06:19 PM Anybody that thinks that you can tackle climate change without first tackling the problem .....
» 13/02/2007 7:52:53 AM Who cares? The only spirit I believe in is rectified spirit......
» 12/02/2007 11:18:02 AM The thing for NSW voters to remember at the coming State election is that a vote for Morri.....
» 7/02/2007 12:21:15 PM I would have thought that the rise in world population would be the main cause of megadeat.....
» 6/02/2007 1:37:51 PM I am sure that a majority of electors in most states would like me be strongly opposed to .....
» 1/02/2007 11:03:52 AM I can only agree with VK3AUU. The only underdeveloped countries that have made any progres.....
» 1/02/2007 6:47:44 AM Jeff Schubert, You queried whether the interests of Israel were the same as those of Aus.....
» 29/01/2007 12:50:24 PM I continue to be amazed by the voluntary acceptance by the Federal Labor Party of the stat.....
» 28/01/2007 7:55:08 PM At the risk of boring all those who have heard it before, I will repeat what I consider to.....
» 28/01/2007 7:23:02 PM TurnRightThenLeft, For once we seem to be in complete agreement when you say that New Ze.....
» 24/01/2007 9:53:40 PM The solution to the ABC bias in these areas in simple. To fix the forestry bias, don't pay.....
» 24/01/2007 3:48:20 PM StG, You asked me to elaborate on the maori problem in NZ, and how that would dwarf the .....
» 23/01/2007 7:08:39 PM Irfan, I never cease to be amazed at why article writers continue to urinate into the br.....
» 21/01/2007 10:51:35 AM I would certainly agree that we will experience a most interesting time over the next few .....
» 16/01/2007 4:35:19 PM James, For heavens sake get your facts right. You said that there had been four changes .....
» 16/01/2007 7:51:19 AM I am afraid that I consider "thebull" to be far too innocent when he suggests we.....
» 8/01/2007 4:28:03 PM As an Australian, I think people such as Hicks, Hussein and his cohorts should be tried in.....
» 6/01/2007 10:53:56 AM As a gentleman of discernment, I must say that I like a nice hairy bush on my woman. Shave.....
» 5/01/2007 5:02:43 PM Kofi Annan's period with the UN was when it started to look more and more like the League .....
» 5/01/2007 10:30:27 AM What needs to be remembered is that none of the increase in Commonwealth power has been wi.....
» 3/01/2007 7:28:24 PM It is very interesting that voters have never been given the opportunity to vote on capita.....
» 2/01/2007 11:06:38 PM The problem with the Greens is that they espouse the same doctrine enunciated by Konrad He.....
» 30/12/2006 1:51:51 PM On the subject of immigration, there is another question that I would love the bleeding he.....
» 30/12/2006 1:38:28 PM I would love it if some other posters could answer a few questions on this subject. 1. W.....
» 21/12/2006 7:06:29 AM Dick, I share your concerns about safety, but what are the choices? Surely they are: .....
» 20/12/2006 12:05:22 PM Liam, I must be very slow, but I don't understand why you term John Kerr's actions as a .....
» 18/12/2006 1:58:42 PM It would appear that the only persons left in Australia that we can be certain are loyal s.....
» 15/12/2006 9:09:34 PM I think the point of difference here, as with the whole question of illegal immigrants, is.....
» 15/12/2006 8:51:41 PM The current state of Federal-State relations shows just how undemocratic our system really.....
» 14/12/2006 7:31:47 PM For many years the left bemoaned the lack of media that put their point of view, and compl.....
» 14/12/2006 7:22:09 PM This article is technically behind the times. If someone wants to set up a register of per.....
» 12/12/2006 8:23:16 PM This article is typical of the semi-truthful guff put out by the anti-nuclear lobby. Let u.....
» 6/12/2006 12:54:08 PM I must admit that I am baffled by the new climate change religion. The first thing I don't.....
» 5/12/2006 3:21:58 PM I can only agree with Pericles when he highlights the general attitude towards politicians.....
» 4/12/2006 7:08:30 AM Steel, you said: "you should never be surprised if others use nazism/capitalism in .....
» 3/12/2006 7:34:40 PM I feel deeply sorry for the Labor Party, as they seem to be in a quandary with no solution.....
» 30/11/2006 4:16:13 PM I couldn't care less. I am unable to work out why the issue is being pursued so much by th.....
» 29/11/2006 9:23:30 PM I suppose it is understandable that no-one in the media or politics is prepared to state h.....
» 28/11/2006 9:57:24 PM Billie, You asked why households can't have solar panels on their rooves to generate par.....
» 25/11/2006 7:33:29 AM Of course we want the government to increase spending. In addition, most of us would also .....
» 24/11/2006 10:21:01 AM The fatal omission from this article is that it pays no attention to what the parents of a.....
» 23/11/2006 2:53:35 PM I can only agree with David that the Constitution has been distorted out of recognition by.....
» 22/11/2006 12:06:12 PM The author is a bit slow in advocating that the Federal government should have the power t.....
» 21/11/2006 1:52:10 PM When people face the fact that the Chinese are not going to reduce their emissions no matt.....
» 20/11/2006 11:12:16 AM There are two points to be noted about this current fascination on global warming gases: .....
» 18/11/2006 5:47:10 PM The basic reasons that make democracy a very unlikely outcome in Russia go back many centu.....
» 16/11/2006 8:49:58 PM This decision of the High Court was not unexpected, and simply highlights a defect in the .....
» 15/11/2006 5:06:20 PM wre, I would have to agree with you completely, except that you missed the most blatant .....
» 13/11/2006 12:39:18 PM ChirstinaMac, The Kyoto Protocol is a fraud and a sham. A decent honest protocol would s.....
» 10/11/2006 1:51:41 PM I must start by commending BOAZ_David for his response, as I think he has focused in on th.....
» 7/11/2006 8:32:23 AM SHONGA, When it comes to agri-socialism (and I would agree that the rural socialists mak.....
» 6/11/2006 10:38:36 AM I agree with the article. The most morally bankrupt aspect of so much of the extreme end o.....
» 30/08/2006 4:47:45 PM I am sick to death of these never ending attempts to impose an equality in education that .....
» 25/08/2006 12:21:03 PM Anth, For heavens sake get your facts right. The Communist and Nazi parties and all thei.....
» 23/08/2006 5:53:23 PM David Latimer, As I understand it, the whole concept of law in Australia is that in 1901.....
» 22/08/2006 6:05:05 PM response to Narcissist: I don't know whether what you wrote was tongue in cheek, but I w.....
» 20/08/2006 8:30:55 PM Marilyn Shepherd wrote: "Also - hands up those contributors who love Jews and hands .....
» 20/08/2006 9:39:06 AM Response to David Latimer on capital punishment. David, I thought you were more mature t.....
» 18/08/2006 11:01:00 PM David Latimer, I must admit that I find most of your posts on the middle east very infor.....
» 14/08/2006 10:05:57 PM Kenny asked: Why do people think Iran is anymore likely to use nukes than say Pakistan? .....
» 14/08/2006 11:58:15 AM The nuclear explosions at Hiroshima and Nagasaki saved millions of lives. It saved the all.....
» 13/08/2006 10:31:50 PM One thing about water that I would love to know is why people are opposed to drinking recy.....
» 11/08/2006 10:20:19 AM Sage said: "My religion asks me to believe that a man of about 100kg could walk on w.....
» 10/08/2006 1:12:40 PM I cannot understand the opposition to advertising on the ABC. After all, the programs are .....
» 9/08/2006 2:45:49 PM I took a step back when I read that the 1899 Hague Convention prohibited bombing form the .....
» 8/08/2006 6:27:31 PM response to Carl and Daniel06, It is not I who described the suicide bombers as vermin, .....
» 8/08/2006 6:26:43 PM response to fleurette, The thing you don't seem to accept is that the muslim extremists .....
» 8/08/2006 5:50:40 PM I can't help laughing at most of the posts so far. Why can't you idiots realise that our p.....
» 7/08/2006 8:34:47 PM Chris is right when he says that uranium won't last forever, but as other posters have rem.....
» 7/08/2006 1:03:49 PM Fleurette, a few responses to your post: 1. Suicide bombers act outside the Genevea Co.....
» 7/08/2006 10:05:17 AM This suggestion that Israel is excessively agressive is simply not true. If you look at th.....
» 7/08/2006 9:48:28 AM I find it hard to understand the attitude to interest rates taken by the media. As far as .....
» 5/08/2006 10:50:43 PM Alchemist, It's not often I have to agree with David Latimer, but as far as I can see yo.....
» 5/08/2006 6:11:43 PM Kúvin, I am glad you agree with me that the UN is a joke. It would be wonderful if the l.....
» 3/08/2006 9:40:53 AM All we need to do is put value back into existing provisions. The term "suspended sen.....
» 2/08/2006 5:26:56 PM Serious offenders should hang. Just a few of the worst each year, to encourage the others......
» 2/08/2006 1:34:26 PM This republic debate seems to go round and round in circles because so many protagonists d.....
» 30/07/2006 8:01:40 PM Bushbred, Another appeal, please please PLEASE GET YOUR FACTS RIGHT. There are FIVE pe.....
» 28/07/2006 6:30:58 PM Irfan, Over the past months I have been impressed by many of your posts, representing as.....
» 28/07/2006 6:21:49 PM There are two moral questions that lead me to decide that in this struggle Israel is in th.....
» 28/07/2006 9:31:13 AM Kenny, The fact that you are ignoring is that the Islamists are also attacking us, in pl.....
» 27/07/2006 4:38:46 PM Narcissist, For heavens sake get your facts right. The Vinegar Hill rising, when the NSW.....
» 26/07/2006 10:35:59 AM BOAZ David, I agree with you that migration of Israelis to Australia is unlikely, for th.....
» 26/07/2006 10:08:57 AM As far as I can see, the most interesting political event in recent Australian political h.....
» 23/07/2006 7:59:43 PM BOAZ_David I can only say that I agree completely with your analysis of the problem in P.....
» 21/07/2006 8:29:56 PM A small query to those who claim that land in the middle east was stolen from the palestin.....
» 21/07/2006 5:12:01 PM demos, There is only one problem with your view. It stems from the old adage that ".....
» 21/07/2006 2:47:32 PM Bashdar, For heavens sake get you facts right. The British Mandate over palestine was ap.....
» 19/07/2006 11:02:26 PM If you wanted to be cynical, you could suggest that the only way for the arabs and the jew.....
» 17/07/2006 2:46:51 PM SHONGA, I know that you and I have not seen eye to eye very often in the past, but I can.....
» 13/07/2006 1:43:32 PM demos, I can only agree with you completely.....
» 11/07/2006 8:12:00 PM Romany, I accept that your query on the senate was a little naive, and that you agree wi.....
» 11/07/2006 10:21:54 AM Romany, The difference between a Prime Minister and a dictator is that we have a constit.....
» 10/07/2006 9:45:33 AM An excellent article, David. I would agree with you that the ABC is most probably beyond r.....
» 6/07/2006 10:42:42 AM One facet of middle east history that is rarely mentioned is the comparison between the ev.....
» 5/07/2006 5:23:16 PM Hicks deserves his day in court. However, as an Australian, it should be a kangaroo cour.....
» 5/07/2006 12:17:14 PM albie martin, the best proof that I can think of to demonstrate that we live in a robust.....
» 5/07/2006 12:07:54 PM There are two ancient precepts that apply to the middle east situation today as much as ev.....
» 30/06/2006 2:44:57 PM Johnj, I don't think our positions on judicial activism are really that far apart. As fa.....
» 29/06/2006 12:45:09 PM JohnJ, The relevance of quoting an american example of judicial activism is simply to sh.....
» 28/06/2006 1:15:01 PM I find the defence of judicial activism completely unacceptable. We can elect (and throw o.....
» 27/06/2006 8:05:55 AM I am sure that Bronowski's article is based on the tried and true maxim of the extreme lef.....
» 26/06/2006 3:17:50 PM Australia's immigration program needs to be considered as coming in a series of waves. The.....
» 22/06/2006 12:32:39 PM I have no objections as such to civil union legislation. However the Federal Constitution .....
» 22/06/2006 12:18:27 PM The unspoken facts that should be addressed by commentators is that we are already living .....
» 20/06/2006 10:33:09 AM Everyone talks about us giving foreign aid. What foreign aid?. Listening to them you we wo.....
» 19/06/2006 3:03:46 PM I can only express my amazement that people still seem unable to understand that the ethic.....
» 12/06/2006 2:41:10 PM I believe that I have finally worked out what the understanding gap is between the protago.....
» 10/06/2006 8:22:07 PM Hicks is an Australian, so how about a simple Australian solution? Put him up before a k.....
» 9/06/2006 11:06:39 AM Business 101 only says that a company should have long-term debt because the nominal inter.....
» 7/06/2006 10:04:21 AM Johnj, I would care if I were you. If you care to check you will find that the price of .....
» 6/06/2006 8:37:56 PM Brock, It would be a great start if you got your facts right. The Australian Dollar did .....
» 6/06/2006 9:07:37 AM Why is it so difficult for posters other than BOAZ_David to realise that we are at war? Wh.....
» 3/06/2006 4:47:27 PM Who cares?.....
» 1/06/2006 8:44:46 AM PK, What you don't realise is that we may live in the space age, but we all have stone a.....
» 31/05/2006 3:58:00 PM I think that this budget is the most wonderful that I have seen in my lifetime, and comes .....
» 29/05/2006 8:15:01 PM Can I beg to state the bleeding obvious? If the killers were only given a suspended sen.....
» 29/05/2006 8:11:44 PM Who cares......
» 25/05/2006 3:31:33 PM I don't mind how much egalitarian society is, as long as I am more equal than everybody el.....
» 24/05/2006 9:27:46 PM The budget handed down on May 9 is the most wonderful that I have seen since 1977, when Jo.....
» 23/05/2006 4:25:17 PM Gem, Watch out if you take any interstate visitors to Adelaide to try the O-Bahn, as Sou.....
» 22/05/2006 10:50:48 AM Adam, you are right, we need to greatly simplify the whole postion on refugees and immigra.....
» 18/05/2006 2:21:24 PM The latest Federal budget is the most wonderful budget since the one presented in 1977 by .....
» 2/05/2006 2:32:50 PM Dear Price of Freedom, What you have written is total tosh. Not only were you factually .....
» 1/05/2006 5:23:46 PM Wasn't it Andrew Jackson who said "If someone cusses the President, all the President.....
» 28/04/2006 12:02:37 PM Surely sixty years of experience has demonstrated that aid does not work. Unless third wor.....
» 28/04/2006 11:45:07 AM Speeding fines are just another form of voluntary taxation, like cigarette and alcohol tax.....
» 25/04/2006 8:26:33 PM The United States Supreme Court will determine whether the Patriot Act is contrary to the .....
» 19/04/2006 6:03:19 PM Shonga, I don't know of any program on channel 7 that is called "It's Acedemic".....
» 19/04/2006 2:40:40 PM There is an old adage that "the enemy of your enemy is your friend" The muslim.....
» 14/04/2006 5:23:16 PM I must have lost the plot as far as the Cole inquiry is concerned. I think the actions of .....
» 14/04/2006 5:16:01 PM The vast majority of Australians who want to see an end to this endless stream of illegal .....
» 13/04/2006 7:50:25 AM Surely it is time for the Federal Government to resolve this whole illegal immigration mes.....
» 11/04/2006 8:41:00 PM Sage, I think you have got it wrong. We don't need fewer politicians, we need fewer poli.....
» 5/04/2006 10:04:36 AM Before we can listen to Susan Ryan on this Human Rights Bill, she will need to spell it ou.....
» 29/03/2006 4:03:38 PM There are two points that I think are relevant to this question: 1. Many older people ar.....
» 28/03/2006 11:23:45 AM I believe that we are closer to nuclear war today than we have been for 60 years. The drop.....
» 26/03/2006 7:42:33 AM Well said Gulliver. I thought you might like the polish joke I have posted on another arti.....
» 24/03/2006 5:48:45 PM response to David Latimer: I am surprised in your latest list of constitutions that you .....
» 24/03/2006 5:09:45 PM The UN has become a joke. The trouble is the joke's on us. It smells more and more like th.....
» 24/03/2006 5:04:10 PM Whenever Bills of Rights and participatory democracy are mentioned, two thoughts come to m.....
» 23/03/2006 11:30:57 AM David Latimer, Thank you for the details of your republic proposals. I would certainly w.....
» 22/03/2006 11:12:29 AM response to Sch▄tz, If people want our Head of State to be an Australian Citizen, wouldn.....
» 21/03/2006 2:56:17 PM David Latimer, I did say that Denmark could be considered marginal. If Denmark is ruled o.....
» 20/03/2006 9:44:17 AM David Latimer, After the fiasco over weapons of mass destruction, I though you would hav.....
» 19/03/2006 4:52:11 PM One significant reason for the friendship that now exists between Australia and China must.....
» 17/03/2006 5:05:14 PM SHONGA, what galaxy do you live in? According to the very latest information I have at han.....
» 17/03/2006 3:34:46 PM I would have thought that immediately prior to the 22nd August, 1770, the day that James C.....
» 17/03/2006 3:03:11 PM Excellent article Nick, I can only agree with everything you say. If any posters think tha.....
» 16/03/2006 3:07:15 PM To David Latimer and all other posters. I was working on a colleague's computer this morni.....
» 15/03/2006 6:07:45 PM David Latimer, I always thought that republicans were a bit deficient in mental capacity.....
» 15/03/2006 10:39:01 AM Another article that demonstrates Lyn Allison's unfitness to sit in the Senate. It is obvi.....
» 11/03/2006 8:46:02 AM Surely the fundamental problem is that in a finite world the resources required to provide.....
» 11/03/2006 8:30:32 AM As far as Australia is concerned there are two old adages that sum it all up. They are: .....
» 9/03/2006 3:30:45 PM Surely the best way to tax reform is to devise a system that has something for everyone. I.....
» 9/03/2006 3:20:03 PM The best system, which we occasionally achieve, is to have a hung parliament, and I hope t.....
» 6/03/2006 9:42:13 PM I was going to make some sort of point about this business, but I find it so boring that I.....
» 5/03/2006 7:19:43 PM Why won't anyone face the fact that in Australia we are living well beyond our means, and .....
» 2/03/2006 1:23:04 PM SHONGA, You are right, no system is perfect. It is possible that if you have a death pen.....
» 2/03/2006 1:11:33 PM This article highlights the reason that Lyn Allison is unfit to serve in the Senate. Voter.....
» 1/03/2006 9:14:51 AM I am fascinated in this debate by the profound anti-democratic sentiments exhibited by man.....
» 27/02/2006 12:28:07 PM As far as I can gather, the opposition of the far left to Israel is mainly derived from th.....
» 21/02/2006 8:01:11 AM The main problem is that it does not pay to save. This is because savings are taxed on the.....
» 20/02/2006 3:36:29 PM Please, please can someone tell me why we go through all these convolutions to create more.....
» 18/02/2006 6:55:31 AM Redneck and colinsett have got it right - if nothing is done about world overpopulation al.....
» 16/02/2006 7:27:23 PM I don't know why the proposition that Australia may abort itself out of existence raises s.....
» 16/02/2006 3:32:47 PM I would completely agree with the article, but I don't know why the writer is bothering to.....
» 13/02/2006 4:34:33 PM I would love some of the anti-war posters to please explain to me how they would safeguard.....
» 13/02/2006 2:56:11 PM There are several factors ignored in the article that should be considered by people conce.....
» 10/02/2006 4:53:31 PM Reading this article made me think firstly of Jack Cabe's famous remark: "The first t.....
» 9/02/2006 6:46:10 PM It is great fun to see the media wasting its time on an issue that does not engage the pop.....
» 9/02/2006 6:37:37 PM Graham doesn't seem to be aware that the debate between the West and the muslim world is c.....
» 8/02/2006 4:10:36 PM I have one query about the Whitlam dismissal that I have never been able to have answered,.....
» 8/02/2006 9:57:59 AM DFXK, I totally agree with you on the benefits to everyone if Australia were to store ra.....
» 7/02/2006 1:24:10 PM An excellent article. One aspect of international law is its profoundly anti-democratic na.....
» 7/02/2006 1:11:41 PM A excellent article, David. As one of the first people to hear of Whitlam's dismissal (by .....
» 6/02/2006 8:15:52 PM Leigh, Before you start with the usual South Australian chant of "how wonderful we .....
» 6/02/2006 4:15:45 PM The only thing to add to the previous postings is the statement made in the United Nations.....
» 3/02/2006 4:45:59 PM Taswegian, I'm sorry, but I just can't follow your logic on coal exports. Say we stop ex.....
» 3/02/2006 4:34:19 PM There are two facts relating to refugees that I wish the bleeding heart brigade would face.....
» 2/02/2006 9:57:40 PM There is a current day aspect of this struggle that impacts on every Australian. There a.....
» 2/02/2006 3:36:36 PM Middleman, I welcome this discussion of the Constitution, as not enough people have even.....
» 1/02/2006 4:47:58 PM Middleman, I think you completely misunderstood my reference to capital punishment in cl.....
» 1/02/2006 4:26:40 PM Count0 You have redefined the english language. How can a proposal to stop ALL immigrati.....
» 1/02/2006 3:41:02 PM I applaud Melleuish's article, and hope it will lead to more interest in our history, as t.....
» 1/02/2006 3:12:31 PM As long as proponents of a republic fail to realise that the battle over it is one between.....
» 30/01/2006 10:15:59 AM I continue to be amazed at the effort being expended by otherwise intelligent people on be.....
» 29/01/2006 8:42:34 PM Ludwig, Thanks for noticing my post on oil prices, which I consider to be the most impor.....
» 28/01/2006 8:33:14 PM Geoff, I have some bad news for you. Although the federal government has achieved a budge.....
» 27/01/2006 8:57:31 AM Chumley, Thank you for responding to my comment about population, as most people simply .....
» 24/01/2006 11:21:18 AM The most effective way for Greenpeace or others interested in stopping whaling would be to.....
» 23/01/2006 7:19:57 PM How many times do we have to say it, but unless you address the question of population, yo.....
» 17/01/2006 5:10:49 PM I can only say that if the maniac running Iran gets his act together this year who knows w.....
» 17/01/2006 5:06:42 PM The sad, uncomfortable truth is that Australia is living well beyond its means, and that t.....
» 12/01/2006 1:25:24 PM I am interested in the criticism of my proposal that there are far more effective ways of .....
» 12/01/2006 10:51:44 AM I think there are two important things that come out of this business. These are: 1. The.....
» 10/01/2006 8:19:45 AM There is, of course, only one appropriate punishment for the heinous crime of attempted su.....
» 10/01/2006 8:14:08 AM The factor that should be considered here is the legacy we have received from our convict .....
» 31/12/2005 10:27:07 AM Although I agree with the general philosophy of the article, I believe that lower taxes ar.....
» 16/12/2005 7:30:55 AM I am confused about this new 11-1 jury system. I thought it meant that in trials for murde.....
» 13/12/2005 8:28:12 PM I vividly remember being at Cape Danger, on the Queensland - New South Wales frontier, in .....
» 22/11/2005 10:24:13 AM Greenpeace is a very strange organisation. It has a profoundly anti-capitalist hidden agen.....
» 19/11/2005 5:50:52 AM There are several decisive points that need to be considered here. 1. The only way we k.....
» 19/11/2005 5:25:24 AM The thing that fascinates me is the profoundly undemocratic nature of international ".....
» 17/11/2005 11:28:22 AM When you remember what the United States thinks of the UN, I don't think we need to worry......
» 17/11/2005 6:26:49 AM In response to Lyall and others, it seems to me that some of us live in a different mental.....
» 16/11/2005 2:58:05 PM The simplest tax system, which I am sure would meet with the approval of an overwhelming m.....
» 27/10/2005 10:49:33 AM At least New Zealand can still get its lamb into the UK despite the French, as this was th.....
» 21/10/2005 2:12:05 PM When people consider these new anti-terrorist laws, they need to remember that we are at w.....
» 19/10/2005 4:11:53 PM I don't think that respondents have a sufficiently cynical view of the Australian electora.....
» 17/10/2005 9:19:24 AM An excellent article, one of the few that recognise the revolution that technology is maki.....
» 12/10/2005 11:21:47 AM If the system will act as you suggest, won't it benefit the unemployed and pensioners? Any.....
» 11/10/2005 9:46:48 AM This proposal to modernise the Labor Party still does not address what I believe is the ce.....
» 10/10/2005 4:24:43 PM Mark Latham will always be remembered with affection by me because of his success in reduc.....
» 10/10/2005 4:10:20 PM Having an abortion is definitely elective surgery, on a par with a hip replacement or cosm.....
» 10/10/2005 4:03:54 PM It sounds as if sexual servitude would be an excellent punishment for crime in our society.....
» 3/10/2005 11:24:06 AM Isn't this whole business of litigation so symbolic of modern day society, where an essent.....
» 25/09/2005 11:11:24 PM I think sneekeepete has got it wrong about voluntary voting. If his argument were correct .....
» 23/09/2005 10:26:52 PM If Mirko thinks that international human rights activists could help him if he were caught.....
» 23/09/2005 10:12:57 PM Excellent article, Mr Ruddock, I join with you in hoping that the new anti-terror laws wil.....
» 22/09/2005 11:31:03 AM It is not hard to work out why Australians don't save. Due to the Keynesian policy of euth.....
» 21/09/2005 7:51:13 PM Patience, posties, the backlash is coming. It is inevitable if people want their children .....
» 20/09/2005 1:48:12 PM DavidJS has come close to the point, but not quite there. Governments have a dual interest.....
» 16/09/2005 4:06:04 PM An excellent article, David. When considering the High Court, we should at least be gratef.....
» 15/09/2005 11:06:48 AM I can only agree with colinsett. Any discussion of aid which does not address the populati.....
» 9/09/2005 9:09:49 AM Your article is correct in pointing out that the political elite and both major parties ar.....
» 7/09/2005 12:35:04 PM What I can't understand about the defenders of the current high-tax system in Australia is.....
» 5/09/2005 2:03:18 PM I am disappointed that bushbred and others have not got the message on the middle east. I .....
» 5/09/2005 1:52:34 PM When are the immigration activists going to wake up to the fact that that the strongest su.....
» 3/09/2005 10:37:36 PM In the current climate I think it would be helpful if we look at the sort of muslim leader.....
» 1/09/2005 10:59:18 AM People need to realise the speed at which communications technology is changing, and the f.....
» 29/08/2005 10:45:42 PM There is one aspect of the energy debate that does not receive enough mention. Sources suc.....
» 29/08/2005 1:44:28 PM The first thing that National Party members learn is the means whereby drought relief can .....
» 29/08/2005 1:33:43 PM The main problem with the United Nations is that there is as of now no world sovereignty; .....
» 26/08/2005 6:12:46 PM The best example of assimilation that I have come across came recently from my chinese gre.....
» 26/08/2005 6:08:22 PM Leigh, Perhaps you can enlighten us. I would agree that the thing Keating will be most r.....
» 26/08/2005 10:03:20 AM The Kyoto Protocol is being demonised because it is a fraud and a con, as well as a sweeth.....
» 25/08/2005 4:10:08 PM I am surprised that so many people think so much of the Kyoto protocol, which is a sweethe.....
» 24/08/2005 8:41:58 PM In considering whether governemnt should (or could) shape our values you do not take into .....
» 22/08/2005 1:39:42 PM It is interesting to see where the absurdity of the ACOSS definition of poverty leads you......
» 20/08/2005 5:05:34 PM tony kevin, Haven't you got the gender wrong? What's this about burning witches? I thoug.....
» 19/08/2005 6:27:05 PM A little bit of advice form an oldie to all generation Y'ers: If you're not a socialist .....
» 19/08/2005 6:21:32 PM The economic policy of so many on the left seems to go no further than Mark chapter 10 ver.....
» 19/08/2005 10:41:21 AM Excellent article, John, but I think there may be constitutional difficulties in making it.....
» 19/08/2005 10:35:02 AM The left is just as unable to appreciate how a large number of people feel about Hicks as .....
» 18/08/2005 5:21:00 PM RObert claimed that Labor had kept to the Gentlemen's agreements since Menzies time, one o.....
» 18/08/2005 11:53:13 AM Marlene, it is great to be able to have a robust discussion on this subject, as it helps e.....
» 17/08/2005 7:16:35 PM When are the bleeding hearts and others opposed to the policy of mandatory detention (intr.....
» 17/08/2005 6:19:43 PM I am sorry that sneekeepete and DavidJS don't seem to realise that we live in a new centur.....
» 17/08/2005 11:18:34 AM What an interesting world. The left seems determined to portray Hicks as some sort of hero.....
» 16/08/2005 6:08:09 PM dear bushbred, Looks like you have come up with some new information, as I have never he.....
» 16/08/2005 11:13:38 AM Whenever I hear of Greenpeace I am reminded of an unknown politician called Konrad Henlein.....
» 16/08/2005 10:22:11 AM A very interesting article. I think the two most dramatic examples of the Labor Party's pr.....
» 15/08/2005 10:14:35 AM I cannot understand why people concerned with allieviating poverty do not mention the prim.....
» 13/08/2005 9:48:29 AM Corin McCarthy, What hope is there for the world? The most important political issue, wh.....
» 12/08/2005 9:23:52 AM In reading this article I am reminded of the famous TV program years ago featuring Jeannie.....
» 11/08/2005 4:56:10 PM We have just seen a demonstration of the inherent social, moral and political nature of th.....
» 11/08/2005 4:47:11 PM Why do articles about world poverty and inequality NEVER mention world population, which i.....
» 11/08/2005 4:32:23 PM Congratulations, David, on an excellent article. Like many people I am still hazy about wh.....
» 4/08/2005 9:59:11 AM Congratulations on an excellent article. I have long believed that this subject had become.....
» 3/08/2005 7:08:27 PM I can only agree that the party is over, but cannot understand why people don't understand.....
» 31/07/2005 9:04:26 PM Why is it so difficult for the political elite to understand what the people really think .....
» 21/07/2005 12:33:54 PM People need to remember that the Kyoto Protocol is a racket jointly dreamed up by the EU a.....
» 21/07/2005 12:21:37 PM Eighteen years I opposed an ID card. Times have changed. Now we are not only at war, but w.....
» 21/07/2005 12:16:20 PM The main problem with porn that no-one has mentioned is that one man's Holy Writ is anothe.....
» 20/07/2005 9:26:31 PM The main lesson from the London bombings is that we in the west have a fifth column in our.....
» 20/07/2005 8:26:06 PM I am amazed that anyone can pretend that High Court decisions are based on anything other .....
» 8/07/2005 7:40:14 PM In the article and responses there is not one word about the continuing rapid increase in .....
» 8/07/2005 7:33:27 PM The way the United Nations is going it is looking more like the League of Nations every da.....
» 4/07/2005 12:18:49 PM Marty, I am glad you agree with me. To answer your question, as to why the lower end of .....
» 4/07/2005 12:11:24 PM Before people can be brought back to public transport it must be made to pay. This would b.....
» 2/07/2005 12:22:22 PM When are people going to admit that Austtalia has been living beyond its means for a consi.....
» 30/06/2005 11:47:36 PM Why don't people realise that when we run a balance of payments deficit of over 7% of GDP .....
» 30/06/2005 11:42:49 PM Why doesn't George Williams realise that we are at war? The majority of the people do, and.....
» 30/06/2005 11:35:56 PM First, to correct a few factual errors in the main article. In 1972 the dollar started at .....
» 30/06/2005 11:18:16 PM The best example of the completely political nature of some of the High Court's decisions .....
» 27/06/2005 11:03:17 PM The unvarnished truth is that until something is done to halt the rate of population incre.....
» 23/06/2005 11:14:30 PM What an interesting subject the policy of mandatory detention is. In all my years of watch.....
» 21/06/2005 8:35:18 PM If we changed to a republic we would lose one of our main means of measuring the moral wor.....
» 21/06/2005 8:19:56 PM There is one thing about the whole illegal immigration debate that seems to have been igno.....
» 20/06/2005 8:59:17 PM It seems to me that there is a role for groups like Greenpeace in this whale saga that has.....
» 20/06/2005 8:41:16 PM In this whole debate there are two points that are so fundamental that I am surprised they.....
» 17/06/2005 5:39:42 PM It is obvious that the people have lost the confidence of the elites. Perhaps it would be .....
» 13/06/2005 6:16:17 PM It seems sometimes that people on different sides of the illegal immigration debate are on.....
» 4/06/2005 12:50:45 PM One of the most effective ways to break the Telstra monopoly is by undergrounding of power.....
» 30/05/2005 4:51:27 PM I am puzzled why Gavin and others who advocate increased taxation always compare us with r.....
» 30/05/2005 4:21:34 PM When I see what has just happened in Spain, where the left-wing government has just given .....
» 30/05/2005 4:09:37 PM As a New South Wales resident, I felt that Joe was just the sort of Premier to have in Que.....
» 5/04/2005 9:17:31 AM REAL tax reform simply requires the implementation of a basic Australian principle: NO ta.....
» 5/04/2005 9:11:26 AM One of the main problems I have with people who advocate a relaxation of our immigration p.....
» 19/03/2005 5:31:10 PM An excellent article David, that sums up the ABC very well. In fact the only issue on whic.....
» 15/03/2005 12:06:50 AM It seems to me that Nicholas Gruen would prefer the interest rate to be zero! As someone w.....
» 14/03/2005 11:55:52 PM The Kyoto protocol is an EU-third world con that seems to have fooled most of the world. I.....

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