Seventy Years of Aspiration: Rights Charters and the…

It was a gathering of activists masquerading as deep thinkers. Ostensibly, it was…

My Land

By Khaled ElomarI reflect on my childhood in a war-torn country (Lebanon). The…

Oh the irony

One of the production team behind The Political Sword regularly attends a trivia night…

Exhuming Franco: Spain’s Immemorial Divisions

“Of course there’s one Spain. If there was another, we’d all be…

A Climate of Opinion

By John HalyThe battle for climate change mitigation is euphemistically referred to…

Border Protection Hypocrisy

Come by boat and you will be denied entry to Australia for…

Morrison's Bluff

Back in September 2014 a young man died in a Brisbane hospital…

Our politics is not reality TV?

"Politics is not a reality television show," scowls ScoMo, in a cameo…

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Oh the irony

The AIM Network

One of the production team behind The Political Sword regularly attends a trivia night at a local pub. Recently the host (who runs a company that hosts multiple trivia nights every night of the week — so he’s pretty good at finding obscure facts) made the claim that 49 percent of Australians…

A Climate of Opinion

The AIM Network

By John HalyThe battle for climate change mitigation is euphemistically referred to as a “debate” amidst ideologically restrained political advocates that still think there are legitimate oppositional interpretations about it, to respect.When opinions replace facts in a “post-truth” world, the result may be that confusion and ideology reign inappropriately in society. The increasing occurrence…

Seventy Years of Aspiration: Rights Charters and the Universal Declaration…

Dr Binoy Kampmark

It was a gathering of activists masquerading as deep thinkers. Ostensibly, it was to celebrate seven decades of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, one devised in the aftermath of a traumatised world and easier to do so for that fact. But this gathering on Lonsdale Street, Melbourne which featured irritatingly…

Why Tony Abbott Wants The Liberals To Lose...

Rossleigh

Now, I don't like to say, "I told you so!" I just like to be so right against all odds…

Exhuming Franco: Spain’s Immemorial Divisions

Dr Binoy Kampmark

“Of course there’s one Spain. If there was another, we’d all be in that one.” (Joke on Franco’s Spain, in…

News and Politics

Border Protection Hypocrisy

John Kelly

Come by boat and you will be denied entry to Australia for ever, but if you come by plane, it’s…

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Morrison's Bluff

Terence Mills

Back in September 2014 a young man died in a Brisbane hospital after he had contracted a leg infection on…

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Our politics is not reality TV?

David Tyler

"Politics is not a reality television show," scowls ScoMo, in a cameo piece to camera, Thursday, in the "most hysterical…

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The people have spoken

The AIM Network

By Stephen FitzgeraldThe rich get richer and the poor get poorer! With record corporate profits as wages stagnate and living…

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The people are getting uppity and Scott doesn’t like it

Kaye Lee

When the crossbench moved to end the shameful practice of holding innocent people hostage in the pretence that this is…

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Why Tony Abbott Wants The Liberals To Lose...

Rossleigh

Now, I don't like to say, "I told you so!" I just like to be so right against all odds…

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Environment

Denials Down Under: Climate Change and Health

Dr Binoy Kampmark

Richard Horton’s note in an October 2015 issue of The Lancet was cautiously optimistic. It described the launch of Doctors…

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Climate recalcitrance

The AIM Network

By John Haly “Recalcitrant” is what Prime minister Keating once described Malaysian prime minister Dr Mahathir over economic considerations with APEC.…

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Safety Cannot Be Guaranteed

The AIM Network

By Keith Antonysen  Already when the Paris COP21 was being negotiated some scientists were stating that reaching a 1.5C increase in temperature…

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Social Justice

If only Dutton and Morrison weren't so mean

Eva Cripps

In June 2018, when the world broke into uniform outrage over the forced separation and detention of illegal migrant children…

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The children, the children!

George Theodoridis

Twenty-five minutes into last Monday night's QandA, a question was asked about the refugees and specifically the children, stuck in…

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Evacuating Nauru: Médecins Sans Frontières and Australia’s Refugee Dilemma

Dr Binoy Kampmark

It is an organisation not without its problems. Conceived in the heat of idealism, and promoted as the vanguard of…

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AIM Extra

Exhuming Franco: Spain’s Immemorial Divisions

Dr Binoy Kampmark

“Of course there’s one Spain. If there was another, we’d all be in that one.” (Joke on Franco’s Spain, in…

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Deflating democracy

The AIM Network

By Henry Johnston Earlier this week my neighbour asked, “Is America a democracy?”I replied, “America is a republic which aspires to…

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Satanic Football Ban - Christian School Acts

The AIM Network

By David Ayliffe Children at a remote Victorian Christian School have been forbidden to watch, play or discuss football by the conservative…

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Your Say

My Land

The AIM Network

By Khaled ElomarI reflect on my childhood in a war-torn country (Lebanon). The absence of hope, security and prosperity. The instability…

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The Tradesman's Return

Joseph Carli

“Trades-unions, composed of the workmen in the different trades, were recognized in the time of the (first Roman) monarchy, and no effort…

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The sensible middle and the Australian fair go

The AIM Network

By Alasdair Black For those Canberra politicians - or politicians in general - who don't understand the ethos of the people…

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