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                    February 11, 2020
                    There are more old people requiring residential care than there are beds available. So the power rests with the providers of care.
                    Health - Peter Baume - 2 comments
                     
                    This has been the summer when we have been forced to see what we have collectively sought to avoid.
                    Environment - Lyn Bender - 12 comments
                     




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                    Ambit Gambit Last night I was interviewed by TRT – Turkey’s answer to Al Jazeera – on a panel moderated by Adnan Azwaz on the Australian fires. My fellow panellists were Professor Mark Howden and Tony Kevin. Azwaz did a good job, and his courteous approach to moderation could teach Tony Jones a thing or two, although he […]

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                    Monday, February 10, 2020

                    A United Nations report released Wednesday, 20 November, 2019, warned that worldwide projections for fossil fuel production over the next decade indicate that the international community is on track to fail to rein in planet-heating emissions.
                    Environment - John Avery - 34 comments
                     
                    Their partisan political strategy has cost taxpayers tens of millions of dollars as the Democrats trashed long-established cardinal legal principles to pursue the President.
                    International - David Singer - 4 comments
                     

                    Friday, February 7, 2020

                    In this year of the presidential elections, President Donald J Trump shows little sign of cowering.
                    International - Binoy Kampmark - 26 comments
                     
                    International - Alon Ben-Meir - 12 comments
                     

                    Thursday, February 6, 2020

                    One report notes that the UK’s carbon dioxide level, which reduced by 38% between 1990 and 2017, would have been four times higher if change had not occurred through political leadership.
                    Environment - Chris Lewis - 62 comments
                     
                    Clinton's therapy has been one of self-denial and accusation of others, strained through a device that gives her miraculous exoneration for her own failings.
                    International - Binoy Kampmark - 6 comments
                     

                    Wednesday, February 5, 2020

                    Whatever the claims by the Democratic pollsters on the ground, the party has all the work to do ahead of selecting a candidate to make a fist of it come November.
                    International - Binoy Kampmark - 5 comments
                     
                    Has our Prime Minister improved in his demeanour since the bushfire crisis?
                    Domestic Politics - Mark Buckley - 24 comments
                     

                    Tuesday, February 4, 2020

                    A major cause of Australia's fire problem has been the high 'fuel loads,' underbrush that, left to accumulate over years, acts as a tinder box for bushfires.
                    Environment - Tom Harris - 28 comments
                     
                    International - Alon Ben-Meir - 10 comments
                     

                    Monday, February 3, 2020

                    The experts who reviewed the Californian fires say '20% to 25% of the wildfire damage resulted from climate change', and '75% is the way we manage lands and develop our landscape'.
                    Environment - Charles Essery - 68 comments
                     
                    Through the recent summer bushfire crisis sport organisations - specifically Surf Life Saving Clubs - were at the forefront of emergency service efforts.
                    Sport - Michelle O'Shea, Hazel Maxwell and Megan Stronach - 5 comments
                     
                    Those who promised to be in attendance were the usual suspects of the Little England brigade who had been so successful in convincing citizens that leaving the European Union was tantamount to gaining one's freedom.
                    International - Binoy Kampmark - 11 comments
                     

                    Friday, January 31, 2020

                    China is a nation held captive by one man. A regal creature, she covers her bruises with jewels and keeps quiet at international dinner parties.
                    International - Alexandra Marshall - 5 comments
                     
                    Do we need a new discipline to bring more focus to the changing nature of work: the types of jobs we'll see more of in the future, where they'll likely be located, and their other characteristics?
                    Nation Building - Ross Elliott - 7 comments
                     

                    Thursday, January 30, 2020

                    Barber argued that there were four presidential styles derived from a person being either 'active' or 'passive' and from being either 'positive' or 'negative'.
                    International - Keith Suter - 24 comments
                     
                    Where possible, and as a matter of principle, it is better to expose social media to existing law and existing enforcement methods rather than introduce overspecialised specific legislation.
                    Law & Liberties - Chris Whitfield - 7 comments
                     

                    Wednesday, January 29, 2020

                    Attempts to control the virus like those faced by SARS are turning into a nightmare and tells us much about facing the spread of viral infections.
                    Health - Peter Curson - 14 comments
                     
                    This is the biggest case of its kind, and will determine, for an era, how journalism and the publication of nationally classified information is treated.
                    Law & Liberties - Binoy Kampmark - 2 comments
                     

                    Tuesday, January 28, 2020

                    Recently Senator Bridget McKenzie, a National Party member, and Deputy Leader of the party, was found by the Australian National Audit Office (ANAO) to have acted outside the spirit of a $100 million sports grant program.
                    Political Philosophy - Mark Buckley - 23 comments
                     
                    Of course, funerals are sad, and people do cry, justifiably. But it was the absence of any other note than the sad that left me in such a bad way.
                    Religion & Spirituality - Peter Sellick - 8 comments
                     

                    Friday, January 24, 2020

                    The 'State of the Parks 2004' report, said that, in more than 90 per cent of NSW national parks, attempts to manage weeds and pest animals were non-existent, non-effective, or producing only a slow change.
                    Environment - Brendan O'Reilly - 51 comments
                     
                    The socialism that I believed in at 20 is substantially different from the socialism of today’s 20 year olds.
                    Political Philosophy - David Leyonhjelm - 23 comments
                     
                    'The only lasting things that you can pass on to your children are not assets, but your value system, and yourself as the best role model you can be.'
                    Economics - Vern Gowdie - 10 comments
                     

                    Thursday, January 23, 2020

                    Australia's population is expanding by around 400,000 people annually - the equivalent of adding another Canberra-worth of people every 12 months.
                    Nation Building - William Rutan - 53 comments
                     
                    This begs the question as to what sort of global order we will have left if the leaders of one country eliminate the leaders of another simply because they deem them ruthless.
                    International - Alon Ben-Meir - 13 comments
                     
                    As Alex Abad-Santos laments in Vox, passengers upgrade their seats, not to get a more spectacular service or experience, but 'to avoid hell'.
                    Society - Binoy Kampmark - 4 comments
                     

                    Wednesday, January 22, 2020

                    One would think that the onset of menstrual pain would bring them back to the biological reality that they are women, but no...
                    Society - Babette Francis - 12 comments
                     
                    The local BBC was claiming some fake social media pushed arson as the major factor and that this was a misinformation campaign by anti-global warming bots.
                    Media - Charles Essery - 27 comments
                     

                    Tuesday, January 21, 2020

                    The Democrats irresponsible - and sometimes hostile - response to Trump's decisive action will cost them votes at the next elections.
                    International - David Singer - 12 comments
                     
                    The ailing WikiLeaks founder was coping as well as he could, showing the resourcefulness of the desperate at his Monday hearing.
                    Law & Liberties - Binoy Kampmark - 14 comments
                     

                    Monday, January 20, 2020

                    Scott Morrison is now having to deal with the two very distinct wings of his party, as they gird themselves for the culture war which will probably erupt at any moment.
                    Domestic Politics - Mark Buckley - 26 comments
                     
                    Should CCCers be allowed to drive their agenda, then we will continue to be locked in a 'Groundhog Day' loop, just as we are with urban and rural water management.
                    Environment - Charles Essery - 51 comments
                     

                    Friday, January 17, 2020

                    More houses have been lost than ever before, but then there are more people than we have ever had before, five times as many as we had a century ago.
                    Environment - Don Aitkin - 76 comments
                     
                    The second arm of the provision legitimises the use of force where a state is exercising its recognised right to individual or collective self-defence.
                    International - Binoy Kampmark - 21 comments
                     

                    Thursday, January 16, 2020

                    Bushfires have long been part of the Australian scene, but the recent outbreaks have been excessive.
                    Environment - Peter Bowden - 242 comments
                     
                    Today in Malaysia, government policy, decision making, leadership, and institutional development are all influenced by certain ‘sinister?forces.
                    International - Murray Hunter
                     

                    Wednesday, January 15, 2020

                    But a worrying trend in our political discourse is that leftist outrage is fostered by the national media whilst conservative outrage is dismissed.
                    Law & Liberties - Tim O'Hare - 96 comments
                     
                    If you have been watching TV lately, you will have noticed that many advertisements include at least one black or brown person.
                    Law & Liberties - David Leyonhjelm - 16 comments
                     

                    Tuesday, January 14, 2020

                    If Bruce Pascoe is a charlatan, he should be prosecuted...and his claims that Aborigines were not hunter/gatherers should be exposed as bunkum.
                    Indigenous Affairs - Les Louis - 26 comments
                     
                    Three media giants alleged by Trump to have purveyed fake news based on the dossier ?The New York Times, MSNBC and CNN ?are among the many scrutinized by Wemple.
                    International - David Singer - 13 comments
                     

                    Monday, January 13, 2020

                    We also note that you just had to go on holiday outside Australia. I guess that is because you couldn't find anywhere in Australia that wasn't either on fire.
                    Domestic Politics - Mark Buckley - 61 comments
                     
                    Australian governments, across colours and persuasions, have found managing the environment a problematic, and inconvenient affair.
                    Environment - Binoy Kampmark - 16 comments
                     

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