If boys and girls are differen...

Jul 29, 2019 by

By Peter West – “Some people think boys and girls are mainly the same”, I said to one of my favourite...

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What’s happening to our live-a...

Jul 15, 2019 by

By Peter Kurti – Free speech is being closed down in the name of preventing ‘hate speech’; bonds of trust in...

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Malaysia’s Islamic schools fac...

Jul 7, 2019 by

As Malaysia’s ethnic Malays have increasingly turned to traditional Malay Islamic schools, known as pondoks or Tahfiz schools,...

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Malaysia’s deep Islamic state...

Jun 24, 2019 by

By Murray Hunter – Soon after Mahathir Mohamed became Prime Minister in 1981, he embarked upon bringing Islam into Malaysia’s...

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Malaysian public universities ...

Jun 17, 2019 by

By Murray Hunter – Education was a high priority reform area for Pakatan Harapan before the last election. Yet Malaysia’s...

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Be strong, keep ‘young and fre...

Jun 9, 2019 by

Almost one-third of the players in the State of Origin on last Wednesday night refused to sing the national anthem because of a...

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Ineffective leadership in Aust...

May 26, 2019 by

  By Tony Holmwood – In Australia, our political system promotes all the wrong childhood, competitive behaviours like tactical...

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Lowering standards: Australian...

May 16, 2019 by

By Binoy Kampmark – There are no protests on the streets and no effigies of university officials being burned by protesting...

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The systematic silencing of co...

May 13, 2019 by

By Augusto Zimmermann – When in late 2018 the Federal Minister for Education, Dan Tehan, commissioned Robert French to...

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Christians are the most persec...

May 6, 2019 by

The Pew Research Centre Report, which analyses religious freedom in 198 countries and territories, reveals that Christians are the...

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Hoaxing cultural studies: Soka...

May 2, 2019 by

By Binoy Kampmark – In the 1990s, NYU physicist Alan D Sokal did the groves of academy a sterling service that should have...

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What is a man?

Mar 9, 2019 by

By Peter West – Australians over 80 are part of one of the fastest-growing sections of our population. And Australia now has a...

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The $32 trillion push to disru...

Feb 28, 2019 by

By Cyril Widdershoven – Global oil and gas companies are increasingly facing an uphill battle as global warming policies are...

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A new despotism in the era of ...

Feb 27, 2019 by

By Sam Ben-Meir – There is a fascinating chapter toward the end of Alexis de Toqueville’s Democracy in America titled...

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Intolerant intolerance

Feb 20, 2019 by

By Spencer Gear – During the January 2019 Australian Open Tennis Grand Slam, Anna Wintour, long time fashion editor with Vogue,...

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Bureau Rewrites History – Agai...

Feb 17, 2019 by

Jennifer Marohasy -THE Australian Bureau of Meteorology keeps remodelling the temperature record for Australia – and not just by a...

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‘Instagram Helped Kill M...

Jan 30, 2019 by

By Binoy Kampmark – is all a rather sorry tale. Molly Russell, another teenager gorged on social media content, took her own...

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Totalitarian-minded citizens c...

Apr 6, 2017 by

By Stephen Chavura – What’s the difference between a repressive totalitarian state and a state with liberal democratic...

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Choosing a school

Mar 6, 2017 by

All parents want the best for their children.  Parents know that education is important and so spend many hours agonising over which...

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Don’t let Safe Schools b...

Feb 7, 2017 by

By Greg Donnelly – Politicians in one state do not generally take kindly to colleagues in another state giving them advice....

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