Forks in the road

By Henry JohnstonI struggle with long-form essays drafted by economics writers. Like…

The Shiny New Toy

By 2353NMNow that the election is over it is time for a…

The Victory of Small Visions: Scott Morrison Retains…

Australian politics since the 1990s has been marked by a dedicated loathing…

History on the back of a beer coaster

Forget the links, the oft’ quoted academic tome...forget the reams of verbose…

Hello ScoMo. Goodbye democracy

"How good is Australia? How good are Australians? … an amazing country…

The 2019 Election and The Need for Media…

Scott Morrison has, somehow, been re-elected as Australia's Prime Minister. After six…

John Lord’s Election Diary No. 17: How wrong…

Monday, May 20 2019 “Having the ability to admit that you are wrong…

The Parable of the Patsy

Every day I care for three big warmblood horses. Every day I…

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Forks in the road

The AIM Network

By Henry JohnstonI struggle with long-form essays drafted by economics writers. Like many, I am easily fazed by complex yet important observations crafted by a coterie of well-respected econometricians.But of all the millions of words written for and against the undetailed or overtly specific party political policies, the truest summation…

WW3

The AIM Network

By RosemaryJ36World War III is the elephant in the room – Mankind against Nature.And make no mistake – Nature will win, because its forces make us look like specks of dust!Australia thinks it is outside the fray, yet, by exporting coal to produce pollution away from our shores, we have…

Lack of Funds amounts to Systemic Elder Abuse - but…

Dr Tristan Ewins

In a reflection in Saturday’s Age (11/5) Merle Mitchell explained that institutionalization in aged care left her without a home. Institutionalized care can mean a loss of social networks and community. In her opinion, there was the feeling that death would be a better resolution for everyone. Fortunately, though, she…

ScoMo's Mandate

Rossleigh

At the time of writing, Corangamite looks like being a Labor win. This marginal seat was given electoral bribes of…

The Victory of Small Visions: Scott Morrison Retains Government

Dr Binoy Kampmark

Australian politics since the 1990s has been marked by a dedicated loathing of the “vision thing”. For those keen to…

News and Politics

The Shiny New Toy

The AIM Network

By 2353NMNow that the election is over it is time for a bit of reflection. Logistics behind the operation of…

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History on the back of a beer coaster

Joseph Carli

Forget the links, the oft’ quoted academic tome...forget the reams of verbose railing against this or that "Authentic History”... ”Researched…

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Hello ScoMo. Goodbye democracy

David Tyler

"How good is Australia? How good are Australians? … an amazing country of amazing people." ScoMo manages to amaze himself…

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The 2019 Election and The Need for Media Reform

Dr Tim Jones

Scott Morrison has, somehow, been re-elected as Australia's Prime Minister. After six years of astonishingly corrupt and inept government, the…

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John Lord’s Election Diary No. 17: How wrong could I…

John Lord

Monday, May 20 2019 “Having the ability to admit that you are wrong is an absolute prerequisite to discernment and knowledge.’…

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The Parable of the Patsy

Joseph Carli

Every day I care for three big warmblood horses. Every day I take them out to the paddock or groom…

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Environment

Are Anti-Adani Protesters Who We're Told They Are?

The AIM Network

By Shane PrimroseThe people who step-up to stop Adani with the group Frontline Action on Coal (FLAC) often find themselves…

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Not leader’s credentials but policies they support which are of…

The AIM Network

By RosemaryJ36If you were a teenager and you were asked “Should you or your parents decide what time you should…

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Trending Issues: Growing Support for Pragmatic Emission Control from the…

The AIM Network

Responsible commitment to both economic development and pragmatic action on carbon emissions may arrest the volatility evident in recent Newspolls…

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Social Justice

Adding to suffering: reducing food

The AIM Network

By Shamindan Kanapathi  On Manus Island there are three camps that are run by PNG immigration and Australian Border Force. East…

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What a good boy am I? So what’s the go…

The AIM Network

The case of Hakeem Al-Araibi vs Behrouz Boochani and countless genuine refugees (assessed by UNHCR) in Australian offshore detention on…

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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…

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AIM Extra

The Victory of Small Visions: Scott Morrison Retains Government

Dr Binoy Kampmark

Australian politics since the 1990s has been marked by a dedicated loathing of the “vision thing”. For those keen to…

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A cast of characters: John Kerr (part 2)

The AIM Network

By Dr George Venturini  As already noted, the Australian Constitution makes no mention of the prime minister, of ministers, of the…

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Fantasies of Humanity: The Christchurch Pledge and a Regulated Internet

Dr Binoy Kampmark

It had to come. A massacre, broadcast in real time and then shared with viral automatism; the inevitable shock, and…

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Modern Merchants of Death: The NSO Group, Spyware and Human…

Dr Binoy Kampmark

Arms manufacturers of old, and many of the current stable, did not care much where their products went. The profit…

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A cast of characters: John Kerr (part 1)

The AIM Network

By Dr George Venturini   1. A cast of charactersJohn Robert KerrJohn Robert Kerr was born in 1914 in Balmain, then…

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Maximum Pressure in the Strait of Hormuz: The US-Iran Standoff

Dr Binoy Kampmark

Hegemons are never going to sound too sensible when they lock horns or joust in spats of childish anger. Power…

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Your Say

Liberation After Election

The AIM Network

By Robert WoodNo one living on this continent we call Australia, knows what it is like to have freedom here.…

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Power without glory

The AIM Network

By RosemaryJ36I was amazed today to discover that Rupert Murdoch is only 5 years older than I am! Nothing to do…

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Faith

The AIM Network

By RosemaryJ36When Israel Folau was once more the subject of a report on the evening news, my first response was…

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