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                    November 28, 2019
                    Our rates of growth are similar to Chinese mega cities like Shanghai or Beijing, and well ahead of comparably productive, profitable cities of the west with qualities we often seek to emulate.
                    Nation Building - Ross Elliott - 6 comments
                     
                    Many groups here tend to see others as variants of their own if they cannot understand the structure of that other's language.
                    Society - Ian Nance - 15 comments
                     




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                    Wednesday, November 27, 2019

                    Research by Brendon Hyndman has found that Australian kids are some of the least physically active in the world. Let's see why this is so.
                    Education - Peter West - 26 comments
                     
                    While a lot still depends on the outcome of the US-China trade war and the 'partial deal' that the market still believes is likely, recent streams of data have tamped down fears of a recession.
                    Economics - Nicholas Cunningham - 2 comments
                     

                    Tuesday, November 26, 2019

                    Uranium exploration and mine development expenditures in 2016 were just one-third of the 2014 expenditures and are expected to continue to decrease.
                    Economics - Jim Green - 10 comments
                     
                    Marie Yovanovitch revealed the extent of the cover up whilst giving evidence to the House Intelligence Committee.
                    International - David Singer - 3 comments
                     

                    Monday, November 25, 2019

                    Dear Fitz, dishonouring a Christian woman proclaiming biblical Christianity is a disgrace.
                    Law & Liberties - Spencer Gear - 19 comments
                     
                    The first two cases charged Netanyahu with fraud and breach of trust; the third case added charges of bribery as well.
                    International - Alon Ben-Meir - 2 comments
                     

                    Friday, November 22, 2019

                    On his apprehension, British Labour MP Jess Phillips was appalled by the idea of women's issues being 'the political side salad, never the main event.'
                    Law & Liberties - Binoy Kampmark - 12 comments
                     
                    Eighteen months later, PH has lost five of nine by-elections and is generally perceived to have failed to deliver its promises.
                    International - Murray Hunter - 2 comments
                     

                    Thursday, November 21, 2019

                    Packer has paid significant taxes in Australia all his life, as have his companies. If entitlement to a pension is a reflection of the gratitude of a nation towards those who have contributed, he is more than entitled.
                    Economics - David Leyonhjelm - 34 comments
                     
                    Christmas, it is often said, is a time for giving. Perhaps the greatest gift we can offer those we love is the gift of our attention.
                    Society - Mal Fletcher - 1 comment
                     

                    Wednesday, November 20, 2019

                    The prevailing wisdom that sees explosive and long-term potential for US shale may rest on some faulty and overly-optimistic assumptions.
                    Economics - Nicholas Cunningham - 4 comments
                     
                    President Trump had not asked the Ukrainian President to
                    International - David Singer - 1 comment
                     

                    Tuesday, November 19, 2019

                    An open letter to the Prime Minister, Premiers, Chief Ministers and Leaders of the Oppositions on fire management from an experienced forester.
                    Environment - Vic Jurskis - 33 comments
                     
                    Read in a different way, Prince Andrew was being the consummate Britannic Royal: incapable of remorse or being flustered.
                    Media - Binoy Kampmark - 14 comments
                     

                    Monday, November 18, 2019

                    The worst was probably in Victoria in 1851, which burned a quarter of the colony, and killed unknown numbers of people, but also a million sheep, thousands of cattle and innumerable native fauna.
                    Environment - Don Aitkin - 12 comments
                     
                    She told us 'I am applying for places and competing with people who are in good jobs and with women who have kids. Why would they give me a place?'
                    Health - Virginia Walker - 5 comments
                     

                    Friday, November 15, 2019

                    Back in the 1930's, the construction of these barrages was opposed by many South Australian graziers and fishers.
                    Environment - Brendan O'Reilly - 12 comments
                     
                    Christian beliefs: from naïve acceptance through doubts and confusion to critical acceptance.
                    Religion & Spirituality - George Virsik - 20 comments
                     

                    Thursday, November 14, 2019

                    Australia cannot afford to needlessly trash valuable industries at the behest of fashionable causes.
                    Environment - Mark Poynter - 11 comments
                     
                    Inviting Erdogan to Washington, when Kurdish blood is still fresh on his hands, only confirms that Trump has no scruples.
                    International - Alon Ben-Meir - 4 comments
                     

                    Wednesday, November 13, 2019

                    Indeed, not everyone who applies for a restraining order is a genuine victim, just as not everyone who is subject to such an order is necessarily a perpetrator.
                    Law & Liberties - Augusto Zimmermann - 11 comments
                     
                    News outlets have been left to speculate about the delay. The suggestion that the findings could damage the Conservatives is top of the list.
                    International - Binoy Kampmark - 2 comments
                     

                    Tuesday, November 12, 2019

                    In 1913, the Ford Model T, created by the Ford Motor Company, became the first automobile to be mass-produced on a moving assembly line.
                    Society - Ian Nance - 10 comments
                     
                    The government of Indonesia through the Indonesia Endowment Fund for Education (LPDP scholarship) allocated Rp35 trillion (more than US$24 billion) for 4,000 recipients in 2018.
                    International - Bitra Suyatno - 6 comments
                     

                    Monday, November 11, 2019

                    Having Shorten as leader was a handicap. Six years which had included seeing off two prime ministers had taken a toll on popularity.
                    Domestic Politics - Binoy Kampmark - 12 comments
                     
                    Democrats Collin Peterson (D- Minnesota) and Jefferson Van Drew (D-New Jersey) stand out like beacons warning 231 of their House Democrat colleagues of the rout that awaits them in 2020.
                    International - David Singer - 14 comments
                     

                    Friday, November 8, 2019

                    Society - Riley Flanigan - 7 comments
                     
                    The new leaders, Mr Kurti and Ms Osmani, are young, visionary, and understand the plight and the needs of their people.
                    International - Alon Ben-Meir and Arbana Xharra - 1 comment
                     

                    Thursday, November 7, 2019

                    Instead of “taking money out of politics? new electoral funding laws announced by the Premier just change the mix and move more of the chips to Labor’s side of the table.
                    Domestic Politics - Graham Young - 4 comments
                     
                    Two rival political factions ?one Russian-leaning and the other more pro-European Union ?came together to peacefully resolve a constitutional crisis and score a decisive victory.
                    International - Rex Drabik - 2 comments
                     

                    Wednesday, November 6, 2019

                    Perhaps Christians are loath to criticise Morrison because we have a Christian PM ?at last.
                    Religion & Spirituality - Spencer Gear - 33 comments
                     
                    What happens if over 40 years, the best and the brightest minds leave a city; if laziness, nepotism and incompetence rules?
                    Nation Building - Malcolm King - 18 comments
                     

                    Tuesday, November 5, 2019

                    The reality is quite different; it is not a crisis, nothing has been stolen, and if the government does indeed make it a criminal offence the price will mainly be paid by the most disadvantaged people in society.
                    Economics - David Leyonhjelm - 12 comments
                     
                    In the case of WhatsApp, the attacks are focused on the video calling system as a supply line for the malware and were first detected in May 2019.
                    Law & Liberties - Binoy Kampmark - 2 comments
                     

                    Monday, November 4, 2019

                    Advocates of identity politics are demanding that white writers stop creating fictional characters who are different from their own race, gender or sexual orientation.
                    The Arts - Malcolm King - 16 comments
                     
                    Surely there’s something positive about current market conditions? Believe me, I continually search for it.
                    Economics - Vern Gowdie - 7 comments
                     

                    Friday, November 1, 2019

                    The growth in this economy is no longer coming from the manufacturing sector but from the services sector.
                    International - Michael Knox - 4 comments
                     
                    Alongside his abiding love of the sea and his intimate knowledge of it, he had a unique practice of consulting with and delegating to, his officers that was largely alien to his French and Spanish counterparts.
                    Society - Warren Reed - 4 comments
                     
                    A small band of investigators painstakingly unearthed factual evidence to substantiate what they alleged was the illegal surveillance of US citizen Carter Page
                    International - David Singer - 3 comments
                     

                    Thursday, October 31, 2019

                    The inadequate Punchard sentence has illustrated the appalling reality that too often the charges against the perpetrators of domestic violence do not reflect the seriousness of their crimes.
                    Law & Liberties - Jennifer Hetherington - 11 comments
                     
                    The academy is filled with wonder. There are professors who cannot teach. There are associate professors who cannot write.
                    Education - Binoy Kampmark - 2 comments
                     

                    Wednesday, October 30, 2019

                    Searching for a couple of coins, I notice the sign above him. Doggy Day Care. In the window a plump luxurious aubergine coloured sofa is surrounded by all manner of dog paraphernalia.
                    Society - Alison Sweeney - 4 comments
                     
                    It is increasingly common to talk about brain chemistry as a way of explaining our mental and emotional life.
                    Religion & Spirituality - Peter Sellick - 7 comments
                     
                    They have their own language and culture, and their centuries-old religion is among the oldest monotheistic pre-Abrahamic faiths.
                    International - Alon Ben-Meir - 2 comments
                     

                    Tuesday, October 29, 2019

                    If the bill simply added 'religion' to the set of anti-discrimination grounds, that would be no bad thing. After all, the Australian government is obliged to operationalise international agreements.
                    Law & Liberties - Meredith Doig - 4 comments
                     
                    Many 'green' supporters advocate all three measures at the same time. Consistent accounting frameworks? Double counting? Who cares? Those are concerns for number nerds.
                    Environment - Geoff Carmody - 8 comments
                     
                    The manipulation of politics, the buying of votes, the wooing of legislatures, never began, nor will stop, with Facebook. Facebook is merely the acid manifestation of a long-term problem.
                    International - Binoy Kampmark - 2 comments
                     

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