May 11th 2013
Articles from this issue:
SPECIAL FEATURE: Academics' venom signals climate scare's end
CANBERRA OBSERVED: Both government and opposition facing moment of truth
EDITORIAL: Three constitutional amendment proposals before the PM
NEW ZEALAND: NZ parliament's same-sex 'marriage' vote analysed
UNITED STATES: The Boston Marathon bombing in perspective
MEDIA: Experts blamed 'right-wing terrorists' for Boston bombings
PRIMARY INDUSTRY: Fruit-canning industry laid waste by cheap imports
ECONOMIC AFFAIRS: Currency, manufacturing and trade policy
CLIMATE CHANGE: Why EU emissions trading scheme faces collapse
OPINION: Defence strategy must not ignore the lessons of history
HUMAN RIGHTS: China's grisly organ theft: their crime, our shame
LIFE ISSUES: Killed for being the wrong gender
CULTURE: Australia's intellectual left under scrutiny
CINEMA: Compelling story of a tormented superhero
BOOK REVIEW The economist who became a Christian
BOOK REVIEW Out of shadows and illusions into realityBooks 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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