March 25th 2017
Articles from this issue:
COVER STORY Decentralisation: an undeveloped country
CANBERRA OBSERVED Millennials feel they've been left out in the cold
EDITORIAL Gas, power crises are due to renewables obsession by Peter Westmore
WESTERN AUSTRALIA Barnett election wipe-out delivers WA to Labor
MULTICULTURALISM First among equals or an also-ran culture?
WEST AUSTRALIAN LAW Domestic-violence laws disregard basic rights
INDUSTRIAL RELATIONS Fair Work Commission's disastrous penalty-rates decision
OPINION Trump-Russia allegations are smoke and mirrors
FOREIGN AFFAIRS Don't laugh: this is serious. Revival of Maoist play is a propaganda coup in Victoria
RURAL AFFAIRS Without new dams in the Basin, we're up the creek
CULTURAL HISTORY Pascal without pressure
OPINION Scope for regeneration as Me Generation shuffles off
MUSIC Dying for exposure
CINEMA Kong: Skull Island: Ape-ocalypse Now
BOOK REVIEW How maritime England lost America
ENERGY Hazelwood is vital to Australia's power supplyBooks promotion page
Green Energy, Green Car
Australia has the unique ability to reduce its carbon emissions,
the cost of a carbon-trading system, its dependence on imported
oil and cars and thereby cut its burgeoning foreign debt.
NCC Strategic Report 2008
For 200 years Australia has depended on first the British and then the US strategic umbrellas for military protection.
Over this period Australia welcomed foreign investment, first from Britain and later from the US and nations of the Western Alliance. This investment was vital to the development of Australia’s resources, infrastructure and industries.
Making the Internet Safe
Public concern is growing rapidly over the vast and growing array of seriously disturbing and illegal content on the internet.
There is no one “silver bullet” capable of filtering such content. However, as a matter of principle, what is illegal in other forms should also be illegal on the internet. Sites with illegal content should be shut down, or if they originate overseas, be blocked by filters.
Australia¬'s Water Management Crisis
- a moratorium on permanent water-trade
- build a weir at Wellington in SA to save 1,000,000 megalitres p.a.
- Governments to comprehensively consult with all irrigation groups in the Basin
- Governments to bring back high-level expertise for a Basin crisis management-team
- Investigate emergency water supply measures
FOOD SECURITY RESEARCH PROJECT
Australia doesn’t export 80 per cent of its agriculture as widely believed. It exports around 25 per cent by value at second stage production, according to research done over a decade ago by economist, Dr Mark McGovern. Yet agricultural policy is almost exclusively aimed at the export market. As farm profits continue their long-term decline and food imports continue to rise, Australia faces becoming a net importer of food in the not too distant future.
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COVER STORY Don't grieve dumped TPP; rather, thank Trump
ENVIRONMENT U.S. Congress to investigate shonky climate report
ENVIRONMENT Ignore claims that Antarctic ice sheet will melt away
COVER STORY Money flows freely to fuel anti-coal campaign
EDITORIAL What future has Senator Cory Bernardi?
EDITORIAL Commission report demonstrates old saying about statistics
ELECTRICITY Green policies threaten energy security and jobs
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