Reasons not to

Oh for a government who didn’t spend all their time finding reasons…

Convenient Demonologies: Stopping Migrant Caravans

President Donald J. Trump has been engaged with berating human caravans, a…

Hell hath no fury: The makings of a…

By Dr Strobe DriverNormally I restrict my opinions to international relations issues…

Remembering the Peace Makers: What the Armistice Commemorations…

Those in the war industry and the business of commemorating the dead…

Morrison's latest prop

So the Liberal Party has hired a bus as a new toy…

Concepts of Nonsense: Australian Soft Power

Soft power was always a term best suited for eunuchs. It relies…

What does a minute's silence mean?

It means, "shut the f*ck up!"It means, make no noise!It means let…

According to the WEF, the planet is 'on…

The Global Risks Report 2018 produced by the World Economic Forum lays…

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Reasons not to

Kaye Lee

Oh for a government who didn’t spend all their time finding reasons not to:Bring sick children on Nauru to Australia to get medical helpResettle refugees in New Zealand (or prior to that, Malaysia) or…let’s make this easy and cheap and only fair….hereReduce emissionsInvest in renewable energyProtect water security, the water…

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 for Climate Change Action, led by the Royal Australasian College of Physicians (RACP) in the lead-up to the UN Climate Change Conference COP21. The initiative had arisen from a statement…

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 in the United States, Australia’s Home Affairs Minister Peter Dutton was quick to stomp on any hope for the men, women and children trapped on Nauru and Manus Island: “…

And The Wheels Of The Bus Go Round And Round,…

Rossleigh

"The wheels on the bus go round and round, round and round, round and round. The wheels on the bus go round and…

Remembering the Peace Makers: What the Armistice Commemorations Forgot

Dr Binoy Kampmark

Those in the war industry and the business of commemorating the dead have little time for peace, even as they…

News and Politics

Convenient Demonologies: Stopping Migrant Caravans

Dr Binoy Kampmark

President Donald J. Trump has been engaged with berating human caravans, a spectacle that might have been odd in another…

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Hell hath no fury: The makings of a Turnbull return

The AIM Network

By Dr Strobe DriverNormally I restrict my opinions to international relations issues with a particular emphasis on war and conflict…

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Morrison's latest prop

The AIM Network

So the Liberal Party has hired a bus as a new toy for PM Scott Morrison. As a special gesture,…

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According to the WEF, the planet is 'on the brink'

Kaye Lee

The Global Risks Report 2018 produced by the World Economic Forum lays out very clearly why this ridiculous debate about…

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When is it OK to lie ? Don't ask a…

Terence Mills

It seems that in politics telling lies, fabricating half truths and being wilfully misleading is now par for the course…

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And The Wheels Of The Bus Go Round And Round,…

Rossleigh

"The wheels on the bus go round and round, round and round, round and round. The wheels on the bus go round and…

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Environment

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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Just a (new normal) drought

ozfenric

Recently there has been a lot of commentary about the Big Dry. From news.com.au to the 7:30 report  to your nearest…

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Social Justice

The children, the children!

George Theodoridis

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

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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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Access to mental health care services under threat

Eva Cripps

'Enough is Enough'….All consumers and psychologists in Australia deserve equal access to Medicare!The following is reproduced with permission from the…

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AIM Extra

Remembering the Peace Makers: What the Armistice Commemorations Forgot

Dr Binoy Kampmark

Those in the war industry and the business of commemorating the dead have little time for peace, even as they…

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Concepts of Nonsense: Australian Soft Power

Dr Binoy Kampmark

Soft power was always a term best suited for eunuchs. It relies on persuasion, counsel and an air of seduction.…

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Lest We Think

The AIM Network

By BarddylbachIf you think you know the history, can distinguish fact from legend and myth, if the Great War could ever be…

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Your Say

What does a minute's silence mean?

George Theodoridis

It means, "shut the f*ck up!"It means, make no noise!It means let me think for a minute. Let me reflect.It…

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Murdoch strikes at democracy

The AIM Network

By Stephen FitzgeraldThe first German chancellor, Otto von Bismarck, said there were two sights the public should not see: The…

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Oh, for a government that values values

The AIM Network

By Loz LawreyI constantly hear the word “values” bandied about in public debate. What are values?  The label commonly refers…

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