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                              June 5, 2019
                              Obviously it would cost money and it’s likely the Commonwealth would have to assist the state government, which is seriously indebted.
                              Environment - David Leyonhjelm - 1 comment
                              Anti-LGBTI prejudice has found euphemisms to hide behind like 'religious freedom', 'freedom of speech', 'freedom of conscience' and 'parental rights'.
                              Law & Liberties - Rodney Croome - 6 comments
                              As a traditional 'small government' Republican Eisenhower worried about how a new expensive industrial complex had been created to exploit the new military era.
                              International - Keith Suter - 6 comments

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                              Ambit Gambit This is a vital free speech issue, so I’ve initiated a petition “Don’t discriminate against Israel Folau” and urge all readers to sign it. I don’t endorse all of Folau’s views, but I endorse his right to have and to express them. He is employed as a football player, and he executes that job brilliantly. […]

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                              Tuesday, June 4, 2019

                              Of course, factional power doesn't go away overnight and it was no surprise when the inaugural contenders in the first party-wide ballot for the Labor leadership were factional heavy-weights from the Right and Left.
                              Domestic Politics - Tim O'Hare - 6 comments
                              We are genetically wired to follow our leaders.
                              Domestic Politics - Peter Bowden - 8 comments
                              These poll results are a better reflection of likely votes at a general election than the EU election results and are, as expected, less catastrophic for the two previous 'mainstream' parties
                              International - Arthur Dent - 3 comments

                              Monday, June 3, 2019

                              Economics - Tony Makin - 5 comments
                              The politician is a creature of deception and dissimulation, and avoiding the compromising wet by keeping to high and dry moral ground may be a difficult thing.
                              Law & Liberties - Binoy Kampmark - 5 comments

                              Friday, May 31, 2019

                              It's impossible to relive the past, but a better future can be forged. Australia is best served by two major parties whose 'inclusion' doesn't feel like exclusion for a vast swathe of voters.
                              Domestic Politics - Kurt Mahlburg - 11 comments
                              Why should we care about Julian Assage? His sad situation shows our future freedoms are threatened in a world becoming less transparent, more totalitarian.
                              Law & Liberties - Murray Hunter - 26 comments
                              Waging another war in the Mideast, this time against Iran, would have not only disastrous consequences for the US but will also engulf our allies.
                              International - Alon Ben-Meir - 2 comments

                              Thursday, May 30, 2019

                              It is a valuable source of information and communication, but the internet is also patrolled by rival gangs who seek to intimidate each other under cover of anonymity.
                              April Feature - Betsy Fysh - 9 comments
                              The Labor Party campaigned on the cause célèbres of any number of inner urban hipster coffee shops, bistros or university campuses.
                              Domestic Politics - Ross Elliott - 9 comments
                              These allegations could result in the uncovering of a scandal for the Democrats far worse than the Watergate break-in.
                              International - David Singer - 4 comments

                              Wednesday, May 29, 2019

                              While it’s virtually impossible to be certain even about the exact details of the past, it is completely impossible to be certain about the future.
                              Domestic Politics - Graham Young - 10 comments
                              Homosexuality spreads the closer one gets to the holy of holies
                              Religion & Spirituality - Peter Sellick - 11 comments

                              Tuesday, May 28, 2019

                              Did the constant reference to 'True Believers' and 'Faith' by the major Leaders show that both parties have gone back to their roots with their slogan efforts this year?
                              Domestic Politics - Greg Bondar - 8 comments
                              Shapiro surveys Western civilisation with two questions in mind: what underpins its incredible achievements and why, after so much toil and suffering, are we now so keen to blow it?
                              Religion & Spirituality - Mark Christensen - 5 comments

                              Monday, May 27, 2019

                              In Australia, our political system promotes all the wrong childhood, competitive behaviours like tactical play, groupthink, manipulating, and even backstabbing over our more mature adult behaviours.
                              Domestic Politics - Tony Holmwood - 9 comments
                              The standout feature of this angle is that Chelsea Manning, the key source for WikiLeaks as former intelligence analyst for the US Army, is less important than Assange.
                              Law & Liberties - Binoy Kampmark - 10 comments

                              Friday, May 24, 2019

                              Domestic Politics - Everald Compton - 13 comments
                              In my opinion judicial activism is not that much different to a (limited) bloodless coup d'état, except that there is no penalty potentially applying to offending judges.
                              Law & Liberties - Brendan O'Reilly - 47 comments
                              The massive emigration of nearly 100,000 people that occurred in 2013 alone is so alarming demanding that the Kosovo's government tackle the problem head-on with the support of the US and the EU.
                              International - Alon Ben-Meir - 4 comments

                              Thursday, May 23, 2019

                              The scenario technique identifies three possible futures to aid critical thinking about climate change. Will basic social and political values survive?
                              Environment - Peter McMahon - 15 comments
                              In Queensland, the ALP was devastated electorally because voters put jobs above climate change.
                              Domestic Politics - Bernie Masters - 17 comments

                              Wednesday, May 22, 2019

                              The pollsters got it wrong, the bookies got it wrong, the punters got it wrong the ABC and most of the mainstream media got it wrong and obviously Bill Shorten got it very wrong.
                              Domestic Politics - John Mikkelsen - 11 comments
                              Acting in breach of its own Charter has reduced the UN to an organization held hostage by the 134 anti-Israel nations.
                              International - David Singer - 7 comments

                              Tuesday, May 21, 2019

                              Throughout the Howard years, federal Labor found itself constantly incapable of recovering the 'aspirational' blue collar voters who had found comfort in the arms of the conservative Coalition government.
                              Domestic Politics - Binoy Kampmark - 15 comments
                              The utopian renewable future promised by Labor and the Greens is based on more fiction than fact, underpinned by faux moralism and will come with an undetermined price tag for little environmental benefit.
                              Environment - Tristan Prasser - 32 comments
                              The sleeper cells I'm thinking of were not highlighted in the mass media coverage. They weren't mentioned in what I heard and read after the voting.
                              Domestic Politics - Spencer Gear - 10 comments

                              Monday, May 20, 2019

                              Death is rarely a matter of good timing but it can be part of a good career move or the perfect conclusion to his political party's attempt to reclaim office.
                              Domestic Politics - Binoy Kampmark - 3 comments
                              Open-records litigation ... and superb investigative journalism .... have unearthed three critical State Department documents
                              International - David Singer - 1 comment
                              A single thread runs through the narrative as the various plots unfold; the intentional basis of human action.
                              Religion & Spirituality - Peter Sellick - 12 comments

                              Friday, May 17, 2019

                              It is business and malpractice as usual after revelations by Australia's national broadcaster that Australian universities have been adjusting admission requirements to boost student numbers.
                              Education - Binoy Kampmark - 7 comments
                              Federal Labor's promise to contribute $10 billion toward the cost of the $50 billion Melbourne suburban rail loop shows it's prepared to see a generation or two of infrastructure funding pissed away if it offers a political advantage.
                              Nation Building - Alan Davies - 7 comments
                              In 2013, the federal Labor government fundamentally changed the Act to make gender identity and sexual orientation protected attributes.
                              Law & Liberties - Pat Byrne - 43 comments

                              Thursday, May 16, 2019

                              Things are different in 2019. The liberalising agenda around the world has all but petered out, while on the left there is a resurgence of belief and confidence in government intervention.
                              Domestic Politics - David Alexander - 6 comments
                              Well, all he did was ask a reasonable question which should have received an honest answer.
                              Domestic Politics - John Mikkelsen - 6 comments
                              The arable land per capita in China is 40% of the world average.
                              Economics - Zegang Ren - 1 comment

                              Wednesday, May 15, 2019

                              The details of what was said, what was breeched, who was offended, and what freedoms are protected, just don't matter when it comes to the question of what should be done about Israel Folau.
                              Law & Liberties - Jed Lea-Henry - 11 comments
                              The only hint of something amiss is the hundreds of makeshift military camps and checkpoints along the roads, often manned by troops in full combat gear.
                              International - Murray Hunter - 2 comments
                              In 2018, total deployment of renewable energy stood at about 180 gigawatts (GW), which was the same as the previous year.
                              Environment - Nicholas Cunningham - 8 comments

                              Tuesday, May 14, 2019

                              This is a far cry from the supposedly mighty role the use of social media was meant to have in participatory politics.
                              Domestic Politics - Binoy Kampmark - 6 comments
                              This article is mainly concerned with the issues that gave rise to the review, and supports the view that a Code of Conduct could only be effective if the University in question is actually committed to free speech.
                              Law & Liberties - Augusto Zimmermann - 4 comments
                              International - Alon Ben-Meir - 1 comment

                              Monday, May 13, 2019

                              Electric vehicles may be the next big thing, but the ALP's policy will do little to help the environment and will do more to waste taxpayers money and hurt consumers.
                              Science & Technology - Tristan Prasser - 16 comments
                              Domestic Politics - Brendan O'Reilly - 8 comments
                              Domestic Politics - Graham Young - 3 comments

                              Friday, May 10, 2019

                              .... social hostilities have a habit of crystallising upward into the policies and laws that order our common life
                              Domestic Politics - Andrew Cameron - 26 comments
                              The question is, what would it take to stop Iran from its destabilizing activities and help make it a constructive member of the international community?
                              International - Alon Ben-Meir - 8 comments
                              If a person were to stand outside Dr Portman’s abortion clinic with a sign saying, 'Abortion kills babies' they would be arrested and potentially fined.
                              Law & Liberties - Graham Preston - 141 comments

                              Thursday, May 9, 2019

                              They conform to the trappings and symbols of religious assimilation by wearing the 'whites' every Sunday as an act of racial contrition to a White Preacher Man's own contrived rules.
                              Law & Liberties - Max Wallace - 18 comments
                              There is little doubt that failure to vaccinate is placing many people at risk.
                              Health - Peter Curson - 2 comments

                              Wednesday, May 8, 2019

                              John Howard would have grabbed the ball and run with it - and Kim Beazley would have been wrong-footed.
                              Law & Liberties - Graham Young - 15 comments
                              The future, we were confidently assured, was one where the inner city apartment 'lifestyle' would be the preferred housing option, for a range of demographic, work and lifestyle reasons.
                              Nation Building - Ross Elliott - 2 comments
                              Palestinians have never had a Mabo moment whereby their historical occupancy of the land of Israel has been recognised by Israel and its courts.
                              Political Philosophy - Ron Witton - 3 comments

                              Tuesday, May 7, 2019

                              Christians are the most persecuted religious group in the world today, with significant levels of persecution in 144 countries, according according to 2016 data.
                              Law & Liberties - Augusto Zimmermann - 14 comments
                              Electoral reform is the key to eradicating “Malay-Nationalist?hegemony and feudalism in Malaysia
                              International - Murray Hunter - 1 comment

                              Monday, May 6, 2019

                              Covert policing is the last bastion of pure policing 'and is one of the best methods of getting the highest numbers of convictions.'
                              Media - Peter Bowden - 16 comments
                              Why the ban on commercial surrogacy? One family gains much-needed money, the other a much-desired child
                              Law & Liberties - Philip Lillingston - 7 comments


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