Comment

ASPI’s censorship sneaks

The Australian Strategic Policy Institute says it’s independent, free of influence and stands by the integrity of its research, so who is scrubbing negative comments from its Wikipedia page? 20 August 2021 | Marcus Reubenstein […]

Comment

Afghan failure won’t silence drums of war

Just two weeks before the 70th anniversary of Australia’s formal military alliance with the United States, a badly defeated US-led coalition left the Afghan capital of Kabul in chaos and a nation in ruin. Eminent […]

News

Defence hides Australia’s weapon sales to Israel

Defence has elevated “opportunities for Australian companies” over human rights and transparency in weapons sales, as an investigation by Michelle Fahy reveals 187 permits for military exports to Israel 18 August 2021 | Michelle Fahy (Michael West […]

Feature

Who takes weight of racism?

Ordinary Chinese-Australians are being forced to carry both the weight of racism and suspicion on their backs—much of the abuse has emanated from our institutions 16 October 2021 | Words and Main Image by Marcus […]

News

Like-minded democracies

Scott Morrison loves to praise India as a wonderful democracy—Australia’s QUAD ally with shared values. Brian Toohey writes the reality is that India under Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s Bharatiya Janata Party is a horror story. […]

News

Swooping on Australia’s water

Duxton Water executives have been boasting about “beautiful” structural imbalances in Australia’s water market, and potentially dazzling profits from drought. Corporate nut farming is thirsty business and the proliferation of almond farms is poised to […]

News

A culture of secrecy

As has been widely observed, Prime Minister Morrison is obsessed with secrecy. Former head of the Prime Ministers’ Department, Michael Keating argues this obsession damages both the policy capability of government and the integrity of […]

Economy

Home finance dips

Latest ABS data shows a retreat by first home buyers while residential property investors edge forward 3 August 2021 | Staff Writers Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) data released today shows a significant cooling off […]

Comment

A Few Bad Men

The Australian Government must ensure cases of sexual assault against Australian women by U.S. marines in NT are investigated thoroughly and the perpetrators face Australian courts 1 August 2021 | Bevan Ramsden, Pearls & Irritations […]

Economy

Delta dawns

Lockdowns, economic activity down and uncertainty rise with spread of the COVID-19 Delta variant 1 August 2021| Shane Oliver, AMP Capital (Image: Marcus Reubenstein) Global share markets fell over the last week, not helped by concerns about […]

News

ASPI’s social media strategic blunder

A new report from the Australian Strategic Policy Institute has blown up in the face of the weapons maker-funded think tank after it tried to muzzle public comments on Twitter 27 July 2021 | Marcus […]

Economy

Charting the way ahead

Seven key charts for investors to watch, where are they now? 26 July 2021 | Shane Oliver, AMP Capital (Image: APAC Digital, Patrick Weissenberger) While shares are at risk of a near term correction on the back […]