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BEN NEWELL, CHRIS DONKIN, DAN NAVARRO. worried about shark attacks or terrorism?

The recent terrorist attack in Paris will attract a lot of attention. However, whilst terrorist attacks are very vivid, the risk is quite low.  John Menadue The world can feel like a scary place.  Today, Australia’s National Terrorism Threat Level … Continue reading

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JOHN MENADUE. Our White Man’s Media again on display in London terrorist attack.

I have often commented that a person from Mars reading or listening to our media would conclude that Australia is an island parked off London or New York. We saw that last week in the coverage of the London terrorist … Continue reading

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JOHN MENADUE. Conservatives set the rules but they keep breaking them.

Many people around the world are concluding that the system is rigged in favour of powerful insiders who bend the rules. The populists – Trump, Farage, Le Pen and Hanson are adept at tapping into that disempowerment and the sense … Continue reading

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WALTER HAMILTON. Bad hombres.

Donald J. Trump likes to sound off about ‘bad hombres’ sneaking into the United States to spread terror and crime. Bad hombres come in many shapes and disguises, not only as bad people but also bad ideas.  

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GREG AUSTIN. Australians have little to fear from terrorism at home – here’s why.

According to an ANU poll, more than half of the country’s adults are concerned Australia will be a target for terrorism at home and strongly believe the government needs to introduce greater preventive measures to combat it. But the reality … Continue reading

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Richard Woolcott. Australia’s role is in our region.

There is no doubt that Malcolm Turnbull’s visit to Indonesia and his and Lucy’s contacts with President Jakowi and his wife have very substantially improved the situation between Indonesia and Australia that existed before Malcolm’s visit. The most recent and … Continue reading

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Cavan Hogue. The Paris attacks.

The Paris attacks are yet another piece of savagery by young alienated Muslims but the question we need to ask is what is the real cause? Should we be searching the Koran or should we be looking at what motivates … Continue reading

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John Menadue. Failed policies have made us a larger terrorism target.

Current Affairs.  The major drivers of Islamic terrorism are a century of Western policies in the Middle East that have colonised, expropriated and attacked the people of the Middle East. Those suffering from these policies are overwhelmingly Muslim. Add to … Continue reading

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Brian Johnstone. Terrorism and torture – the Catholic tradition.

In Australia today, we accept that a person who has expressed ideas that justify terrorism may be restrained from acting out those ideas.  But we would not justify torturing a person suspected of harbouring such notions to force him to … Continue reading

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