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GOOD READING AND LISTENING FOR THE WEEKEND

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ABUL RIZVI. What do the new ABS Population Projections tell us?

The ABS has released its latest population projections, updating those it produced in 2012 (see here). So what has changed and how should we interpret these in terms of current policy?

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GOOD READING AND LISTENING FOR THE WEEKEND

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GOOD READING AND LISTENING FOR THE WEEKEND

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IPCC -The various risks from global warming.

This a graph from the new IPCC report that the Coalition tried to sabotage. The below graph depicts a range of impacts to a variety of systems of different global temperature outcomes, from white (undetectable) to yellow (detectable) to red … Continue reading

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GOOD READING AND LISTENING FOR THE WEEKEND

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MICHAEL WEST-Dee Why RSL: pokies, prodigious profits and personal tragedy.

Gary van Duinen took his own life after a thirteen-hour binge on the pokies two months ago. His body was found by a walking trail near Narrabeen lagoon. The tragic death of the 45-year old husband and father has cranked … Continue reading

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KIM WINGEREI. Condemning Neoliberalism is not enough. Democratic reform is long overdue.

The use of labels in the public debate is too often a lazy way of dismissing an idea or an opponent. However, Richard Denniss’ use of neoliberalism in his recent Quarterly Essay works well. He uses it as a catch-all … Continue reading

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MARC HUDSON. The Nationals have changed their leader but kept the same climate story (The Conversation 28 February 2018)

After Barnaby Joyce’s demise as Deputy Prime Minister and Nationals leader, and his replacement by Michael McCormack, we might wonder what the junior Coalition partner’s leadership change means for Australia’s climate policy.

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MUNGO MACCALLUM. Turnbull running out of energy.

Neg can be an abbreviation of either negative or negligible, both terms the vociferous critics from left and right have used to denigrate Malcolm Turnbull’s masterwork in progress.

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JUDITH WHITE. Truth telling and cultural amnesia (Culture Heist)

Truth telling was the theme of this year’s Garma festival, held in northeast Arnhemland on the first weekend of August. It’s also a crucial element in the Statement from the Heart made by the indigenous National Constitutional Convention at Uluru … Continue reading

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JENNIFER DOGETT AND P & I CONTRIBUTIONS. -An important series on drug law reform (Croakey)

Drug law reform is an issue that has been on the political agenda for decades, with varying degrees of urgency.  Yet despite the overwhelming evidence for law reform and the sustained efforts of advocates from a range of sectors, most … Continue reading

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DEREK ABBOTT. Time to play to the ALP’s strengths

The outcome of the super Saturday by-elections have settled the question of Bill Shorten’s leadership at least until after the next general election. Malcolm Turnbull’s leadership also seems secure, if for no other reason than the lack of plausible alternatives. … Continue reading

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MICHAEL PASCOE. The key question for governments giving farmers money: is it climate change or weather? (New Daily)

Before again giving billions of dollars to agricultural businesses, our governments should have their feet held to the fire to get a straight answer about that spending in the name of transparency and honesty.

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ANDREW STARK. Oh, Canada! (New York Review of Books 19.07.18)

A cover of The Economist in 2003 featured a moose—that universally recognized symbol of Canada—wearing sunglasses. Inside, the magazine extolled Canada’s new sophistication: its openness, even then, to legalizing gay marriage and decriminalizing marijuana; its cosmopolitan cities (Toronto would soon … Continue reading

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NICHOLAS GRUEN on Dunera Lives

I have reached a new stage in my life. It is the book-launching stage, first identified in Egyptian writings where it was called the “scroll rolling” stage of life, though we only know this second hand from Phoenician sources. At … Continue reading

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PROFESSOR LYNDALL RYAN. Massacres on Australia’s colonial frontier climb to 250 (Media Release, University of Newcastle)

The number of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander massacres verified and recorded on an online digital map has risen to 240, following an influx of valuable information and evidence from regional communities around Australia.

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Australia: Don’t Prosecute for Exposure of Misconduct (Human Rights Watch)

Whistleblowing Former Spy, Lawyer Face Hearing for Revealing Bugging Operation

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EU, Japan put Trump on defensive with ‘historic’ trade deal (Asia Times, 17.07.18)

The two countries were expected to sign deal on Tuesday, sending a message that free trade lives on despite US protectionism.

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BARACK OBAMA … to young people, keep believing, keep marching, keep building, keep raising your voice (Nelson Mandela Lecture)

And while globalization and technology have opened up new opportunities and driven remarkable economic growth in previously struggling parts of the world, globalization has also upended the agricultural and manufacturing sectors in many countries. It’s also greatly reduced the demand … Continue reading

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MARTIN WOLF. How we lost America to greed and envy (The Financial Times 18 July 2018))

The US president is hostile to the core values the country used to stand for.

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STEPHEN BELL. How rising inequality is stalling economies by crippling demand (The Conversation 17.07.18)

Aggregate demand is being hit by the concentration of income growth among the top earners and is now a drag on economic growth.

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DAVID VAUX, PETER BROOKS, SIMON GANDEVEA. Weakened code risks Australia’s reputation for research integrity (The Conversation, 29.06.18)

In 2018, Australia still does not have appropriate measures in place to maintain research integrity. And recent changes to our code of research conduct have weakened our already inadequate position.

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GEOFF RABY. Lessons from China’s 40 years of reform – a very personal reflection

 I am delighted to have been asked to open this conference [the China Economists’  Conference] which is occurring on the 40th Anniversary of the launching of China’s reforms and open-door policies, policies that have changed China and the world.

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PAUL MALONE. Justification for Syrian airstrikes evaporates.

The justification for the US, British and French airstrikes on Syria on April 14 has evaporated with the new finding by the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons that “no organophosophorous nerve agents or their degradation products were detected … Continue reading

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