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What voters look forward to in the SSM debate

By Andrew L. Urban. 1 – Voters are looking forward to Labour’s Shadow Attorney General becoming more familiar with the law. Marriage ‘equality’ as far as equality at law is concerned was achieved decades ago, as the Shadow Attorney General … Continue reading

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Faking the temperature

By Andrew L. Urban. Australia’s Bureau of Meteorology (BoM) is in hot water after revelations that have cast doubt on the reliability and veracity of its temperature recording. But the problem of unreliable temperature measurements is global and historic, some … Continue reading

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Inequality is the human condition, Bill

By Andrew L. Urban Whaddaya mean by ‘tackling inequality’, Bill? Don’t you know that inequality is built into the human condition? You can’t wish it away, spend it away or tax it away. “The current tax system isn’t fair,” you … Continue reading

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RIP Liu Xiaobo – dream of Chinese democracy lives on

Edited extracts from The Economist, July 15, 2017, with commentary by Andrew L. Urban. Liu Xiaobo, who died on July 13, was hardly a household name in the West. Yet of those in China who have called for democracy, resisting … Continue reading

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Inconvenient drivel

By Andrew L. Urban. Al Gore’s new film, An Inconvenient Sequel – Truth to Power, opens in Australia on August 10, 2017. What a pity. Truth to Power? Lies to people, would be a more accurate title for this blurt … Continue reading

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North Korea – a ‘no launch’ policy

By Andrew L. Urban. Trump is stumped, Putin is powerless, Macron and Merkel are as if mute and we, all over the world, are a little concerned about North Korea’s missile rattling and the nuclear gun bulging in its pocket. … Continue reading

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Sydney (pseudo)Science Festival 2017

By Andrew L. Urban. The Sydney Science Festival (Aug 8 – 20, 2017) has programmed an Opera House berth (on August 16, 2017) for discussing the government’s role in climate change – or rather, a presentation to reinforce the ruling … Continue reading

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Into the nothing: first Europe, now Australia

By Andrew L. Urban.  Douglas Murray’s new book, The Strange Death of Europe: immigration, identity, Islam (Bloomsbury Continuum, 2017) is ‘a highly personal account of a continent and culture caught in the act of suicide’. It’s not only Europe …. The … Continue reading

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The peaceful majority are irrelevant

By Andrew L. Urban. Islam has exported its primitive, age-old and endless Sunni v Shiite war of religious violence around the world, expanding it with jihad, the violent conquest of non believers. The uninformed rubbish many Western politicians and commentators … Continue reading

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Sanctuary: humane or insane?

By Andrew L. Urban. Just when you thought Angela Merkel’s open invitation to refugees to swarm into Europe in vast unfiltered numbers was discredited by the consequences, along comes the turbo charged version. American courts and ‘sanctuary cities’ are openly … Continue reading

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