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Israel: International Rogue? Written in response to the Australian media's reporting during the heightened tensions during the recent Israeli military offensive in Gaza, this article offers an alternative perspective of Israel's international role. To date, Israel has been able to avoid internation sanction, but this article outlines Israel's alleged violations... ...Read More
Turnbull's Turn His has been the fastest rise into parliament, ministry and party leadership on the conservative side in the history of federation. Even so, Malcolm Turnbull is not in the best of times. His poll readings are about the lowest ever recorded, his party is divided and relations with... ...Read More
Afghanistan and the War on Terror Outside observers of the US and western response to the terrorist attacks of September 11 could see that the approach adopted was disastrous for civil liberties and lacked any depth of analysis. Because it was so predictable, it actually played into the hands of... ...Read More
Economics for a Fragile Planet Conventional economists argue that we can and should continue economic growth indefinitely. Beginning with a brief survey of the present condition of our planet, a discussion of the remedies proposed and where they fall short, and the implications for the economies of Australia and the... ...Read More
An Unfinished Canvas In times of peace and harmony national security often loses its lustre as a topic of discussion in the broader Australian community. The principle obligation of every government, however, is to ensure the personal safety and security of the Australian people, no matter whether times are peaceful... ...Read More
Observations on Late Consumer Capitalism In recent decades, in the rich countries of the world, the barriers of poverty and class have for the most part fallen away. The demands of the baby boomers for freedom from the ties of social tradition were noble in themselves, but it is now... ...Read More