September 03, 2014 | Graham

Living with the hypocrites – showing on SBS

Imagine my surprise to see Gregory Storer and Michael Barnett starring in the first instalment of SBS’s Living with the Enemy. These are the two gay activists who tried to put On Line Opinion out of business four years ago costing us tens of thousands of dollars, editor Susan Prior [...] Continue Reading…

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September 02, 2014 | Graham

Another promise honoured at a reasonable price

Bill Shorten thinks it is a “dirty deal” done “dirt cheap”, but the repeal of the Mining Resource Rental Tax merely returns money to its rightful owners.

The decision by Gillard Labor to mug the mining industry may have been justified by it on the basis that these minerals are “our [...] Continue Reading…

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September 02, 2014 | Ronda Jambe

Hungering for the truth on climate change? or just hungry?

‘Triangulate your research’ was one bit of advice that served me well. That means taking in data from several sources.
And if you don’t trust the climate scientists, maybe pay attention to what the bankers are saying. And if you still aren’t convinced, the agricultural scientists and water experts [...] Continue Reading…

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August 17, 2014 | Graham

Being contrary on climate isn’t enough

Generally it is more interesting and important to point out problems with the orthodoxy on climate change than its opponents, because it is orthodoxy that gets put into policy, not heterodoxy.

But as the climate debate fractures in the face of evidence, a wider range of views becomes significant.

Climate skeptics [...] Continue Reading…

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August 15, 2014 | Graham

Let’s rub out bigotry (and Catherine Deveny) Bill

I always thought that George Brandis was right – it is legal to be a bigot in this country – but Bill Shorten has corrected him, a correction which he tacitly seems to have accepted by abandoning his attempt to change section 18c of the Racial Discrimination Act.

According to [...] Continue Reading…

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August 13, 2014 | Ronda Jambe

Cookin’ it up in the melting pot

For the first time in many decades I am spending a long summer break in the land of my birth and childhood. I escaped New Jersey shortly after university, but now events require my presence. Mostly my visits have deliberately avoided the extremes of summer and winter, but this [...] Continue Reading…

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August 12, 2014 | Graham

Why OLO has published on the link between abortion and breast cancer

After the treatment meted out to Eric Abetz, possibly the last thing I wanted to see in my email inbox was an article from a credible academic, with credible evidence, that there could indeed be a link between abortion and breast cancer.

But there it was, and it has been [...] Continue Reading…

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August 02, 2014 | Graham

Bikie WAGS as human shields

The Courier Mail headline claims they’re “collateral damage” but it’s just cheap PR spin: “Bikie WAGS collateral damage in Queensland war on bikies”.

In fact these women are complicit – they’re not “collateral” to anything.

Neither are they, strictly speaking, “human shields”, as I’ve claimed, because human shields don’t deliberately put themselves in [...] Continue Reading…

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July 29, 2014 | Graham

40 job applications no big deal

When I worked as a finance consultant I was supposed to make 10 approaches a day, and attend at least two appointments. I’d keep notes of conversations and follow-up with potential clients at regular intervals if they had nothing for me now, but might have in the future.

I didn’t always make my [...] Continue Reading…

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July 19, 2014 | Graham

Questions for Premier Palasczcuk?

On the basis of today’s Stafford by-election, you would have to put your money on Anastacia Palasczcuk being the next premier of Queensland after the next election, due around March next year.

According to the Australian, the swing against the Newman government was 18.6%. The primary votes are almost a mirror [...] Continue Reading…

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