Teaching children so-called 21st- century soft skills, such as how to think creatively and solve global problems, should take precedence over specific subject areas such as English, mathematics and science, according to top universities.
Science lecturers have been warned off making the familiar statement in class that “Aboriginal people have been in Australia for 40,000 years” since this clashes with “the beliefs of many Indigenous Australians that they have always been in Australia"
The Rise & Whys of Grievance Studies, edited text of lecture by in Sydney tonight, explaining how "woke" higher education has cut itself adrift from the glory of reason, science & individual freedom. #FreeSpeech
The unsustainable is a financial bubble. A survey of 39 fund managers managing $10.2 trillion finds 24% think "oil companies should shut themselves down because soon they will become impossible to invest in as the world switches to renewable energy."
"Australia’s cancer doctors have rejected Scott Morrison’s claims they will charge patients higher fees under Labor’s plan for cancer specialists to bulk-bill for some services." By #ausvotes
Jonathan Haidt, one of America's calmest and soberest intellectuals: “I am now very pessimistic... I think there is a very good chance American democracy will fail, that in the next 30 years we will have a catastrophic failure of our democracy.”
"The delusion is to believe that liberal, secular, multicultural democracy is a natural condition for human nature."
Once the thought and speech police are unleashed, there is no telling who they will go after next: "Indigenous arrival ‘has no date’"
If a penis is female, does it have human rights? Thanks to Canadian trans woman Jessica Yaniv, this is now a serious issue
The Problem with Grievance Studies. Great piece by "How is it socially just to ascribe collective blame to a whole sex or race? What has happened to the idea that the way to beat bad ideas is with better ones?"
Sunday penalty rate cuts have not created one new job or prompted business to give workers any extra hours, admits small business lobby. This was the business rationale for the cuts. Now says whole debate has been a “waste of time”. #AusVotes19
Paul Henselin, One Nation’s candidate in the seat of Fairfax in Queensland, has been caught sharing fake news that claims the Notre Dame cathedral fire is linked to jihadi terrorism and that, if elected, Labor will introduce Islamic law.
Is the ACL going to crowd-fund this one? Josiah Folau let go from job at a Catholic school because of his utterances that Catholicism is akin to devil worship.
There are four major income fault lines in the world. On the rich sides population grows slowly (it even shrinks in Europe) while the poor sides grow rapidly. Migration pressures might well increase over the next decades. My full column:
#EXCLUSIVE | China has told Pacific nations it recognises the “legitimate demands” of small island states for tackling climate change, and called on developed countries to “earnestly carry out their obligations” under the Paris agreement.
This headline deserves an award
"Sceptical clinicians say the affirmation model too readily puts children on a path to medical intervention when evidence suggests the vast majority of those with early “gender dysphoria” will grow out of it, many emerging as gay or bisexual."
Australian businesses have warned Treasury that bans on plastic bags are contributing to the weakening economy as shoppers are unable to carry large amounts of groceries to their car or home, confidential briefings reveal
I‘m stoked to be the new editor of BuzzFeed News Australia. I love this newsroom & am excited about what we can do.
‘Sudanese-born people are 67 times more likely to be charged with aggravated robbery and 55 times more likely to be charged with riot and affray in Victoria than those born elsewhere’ Cue the hysteria & cries of racism from the statistic-deniers.
Cut the applause: Stokes was out #ashes2019
The naivete of Petraeus & Co on China is why no one should ever trust these people again - they are herd following muppets, even when history and the obvious stares them right in the face.
Column: Why Folau’s sacking should disturb all workers, but have pleased Karl Marx
The JY case opened up a whole new level of media scrutiny on gender issues in Australia. Where's the Canadian media on this ??? The sex talk we need to have
“How are we allowing millions upon millions upon millions of people to go through some sort of education to end up not bothered about public policy, not thinking about the great ethical issues?” ⁦⁩ on the case for Philosophy in education
NT police say four people have been killed and others injured after a mass shooting in Darwin’s CBD
Here's Helen Pluckrose's speech from her lecture tonight at the Ramsay Centre for Western Civilisation in Sydney #GrievanceStudies
I was interviewed for a piece on the . Mentioned alongside great thinkers such as and . How about that headline?
How academic activism got unhinged and why it matters in your kids' classroom and your workplace explains why she, and staged the "grievance studies" hoax, in her lecture at the
Why are university lecturers being "warned off" stating that “Aboriginal people have been in Australia for 40,000 years” ( Should scientific statements be silenced so as to be "inclusive" to indigenous beliefs? #diversityisexclusion #neotribalrentierism
Wow! Citing "limited progress so far" on containing #AMR, Australian health ­professionals told that government intervention is now likely — and may extend to the fields of agriculture and environment. #AntibioticResistance
There is a realistic and credible response to global warming - and it won't cost the trillions we're wasting now, writes
Great coverage of Australian members and . Australian professors and grad students, please do join! I'll organize a meetup in Melbourne and Sydney in July...
#GreatBarrierReef: This is how Rupert reports on the Commonwealth’s 2019 assessment that the outlook of the Reef has declined from “poor” to “very poor”, based on 100s of rigorous studies. It’s propaganda, not journalism.
Court rules professor’s sacking over reef science criticism 'unlawful'
It’s called a reality distortion field: a superpower possessed by those rare individuals who come along once in a generation. Boris Johnson is one of those people, writes Toby Young.
“Surgeons face sanction for imposing severe financial pain”
Zharkova's #climate claims violate the laws of physics but they still get an uncritical run with in today's . Very on brand.
Govt sends Dick Smith a $500,000 dividend imputation cheque he doesn’t want, and nursing home residents get $7 meals. Something’s wrong
With a salary of over 3k a week Steggall says she can't afford an EV yet expects everyone else, most of who earn a lot less, to get one? Do as I say and not as I do? Steggall: I still can’t afford electric car
Have always wondered why Matt Canavan is such a vociferous advocate for the coal industry. Turns out his brother John is a big investor/exec in the coal industry. This should be disclosed on his Parly register. See OZ ($)
A breakdown of rental income deductions by postcode, released by Treasury under freedom of ­information laws, reveals the largest average negative gearing losses are in the nation’s highest income postcodes
“The townsfolk and farmers of the high country of Northern NSW, the ones that voted back Barnaby Joyce, are witnessing first hand, the effects of climate change Firstly, help thy self..........FFS.
#BREAKING Labor widens its lead in election-eve Newspoll #Newspoll #ausvotes
Wind farms require large parcels of land. These sites require access and also transmission to where demand is. This process will require the removal of trees.
The intense, sustained attack on in Warringah is probably unprecedented and has done serious damage to his re-election prospects, writes Maurice Newman #auspol #ausvotes
#BREAKING: An exclusive #Newspoll shows the race to next Saturday’s poll remains tightly contested #ausvotes
' says she would “appreciate” if the government made EVs cheaper.' Now there's a national spending priority - Subsidising cars for the well-heeled burghers of Manly and Mosman. Upper middle class welfare, if you will.
COMMENT | Neither men doing more housework or being able to cry would have restrained a crazed man who was threatening more violent carnage in Sydney’s CBD, writes Janet Albrechtsen.
#BREAKING | Israel Folau has launched legal proceedings with the Fair Work Commission against Rugby Australia and the NSW Waratahs for unlawfully terminating his contract on the basis of religion
A Federal Court judge has ruled that James Cook University acted unlawfully when it sacked climate sceptic Peter Ridd
. has struck an agreement with British Prime Minister to move quickly to a post-Brexit trade deal. “It was a very warm meeting, we will be at the starting line as soon as that moment arrives.” 🇬🇧🇦🇺 #CANZUK
This is extraordinary, like blaming a doctor for a cancer diagnosis. Green activists killing reef tourism
“In somewhere between 15 and 25 years all the coal is going to be done it’s going to be worth zero. It’s a $70bn dollar industry for Australia. If I was running Australia as a business I’d think … I’d better do something about that”
#EXCLUSIVE | The University of Queensland has launched an investigation into one of its professors who formed an artificial intelligence company — allegedly used by Beijing to surveil minority ­Uighurs.
Shorten wants to turn our schools into power stations. Last time Labor built things in our schools it didn’t go so well. And he still won’t tell us the cost of his plans. If you don’t understand the costs, you can’t afford Shorten #auspol
The number of landlords who had six or more properties and a taxable income of below $18,200 has more than doubled from 1246 to 3008 over the last 15 years. Over the same period, the proportion of investors 60 or older increased from about 15% to 23.5%
Habibie - Indonesia’s accidental father of democracy. “At a time when liberal democracy is under threat, his legacy matters even more and I think history will be extremely generous to him”: Tim Lindsey.
“”Castrating children” is the phrase used by pediatrics professor John Whitehall to describe unscientific experimentation on youth in the name of transgenderism. “
🚨 Warning: The Oz just pointed out that renewables are cheaper than coal. Warning: The Oz just pointed out that renewables are cheaper than coal 🚨 #ausecon ping
Old-growth trees cut down for wind farm transmission lines. First 10km of up to 170km transmission lines required for wind farms. All in high fire risk zones! If you believe in VRE, expect this RE transmission zig zagging the country side.
Interesting that The OZ has changed its headline on the lead website story about Newspoll to something more positive for - have they realised it is time to back a winner rather than go down with sinking Coalition ship? See ($)
Downer staring at defeat
#BREAKING: Anthony Albanese and the ALP National Executive have shelved their plans to expel union leader John Setka from the Labor Party
Tracy Westerman: Our people are not killing themselves because they are poor but because of racism, trauma, most likely co-morbid with depression, alcohol & drug use, isolation & lack of access to culturally competent clinicians & evidence-based programs.
A really disturbing story if true. Did Australian taxpayers unwittingly fund research to produce technology commercialised specifically to suppress human rights in Xinjiang?
Andrews is quick enough to tar every other male in Australia for the domestic violence of the few. Union mates get immunity.
Labor has recorded its worst Senate result since 1949 in the battleground state of Queensland, securing just one seat #auspol
Fifteen seats overrepresented with millennials are held by the Coalition. Of these, five are held on a margin of less than 5 per cent and vulnerable to a rise in millennial antagonism to policies seen to be aimed at protecting the interests of baby boomers
Ableism is not going to save you in Dickson Get in the bin. #Auspol #AusVotes
This is not how you empower Chinese Australians. By endorsing united front groups we are normalising the CCP as the representative of Chinese people.
#BREAKING | The Greens candidate for the Melbourne seat of Lalor, Jay Dessi, has been forced to quit after numerous offensive social media posts emerged #auspol #ausvotes
Prime Minister Scott Morrison believes it is crucial to see more women in parliament based on merit.
Jacinda Ardern: "We have seen cases where there is almost no connection of an individual to New Zealand who had been deported." No connection apart from their being a New Zealand citizen.
Correction to Maurice Newman’s column in the : The ABC’s @4Corners does not have a journalist “embedded” with Zali Steggall’s campaign team. The program has filmed with both Steggall and Tony Abbott.
"The violence at the University of Queensland is an important reminder that universities need to get their internal affairs in line to protect free expression on ­campus."
Exclusive: This is Boris Johnson as you've never seen him, photographed at Geelong Grammar during his 1983 gap year.
Monday’s front page of the News Corp newspaper reads: ‘President Trump, America is scared and we need bold action. It’s time to...BAN WEAPONS OF WAR”. PS. Hey, NewsCorp - a slew of pro-gun NRA Americans are descending on Australia this weekend for CPAC...
If you’re having a tough Monday, spare a thought for leaders reviewing their campaign this morning... Steggall to support Coalition
It doesn’t surprise me that the poor Gladstone Ports worker was sacked for tripping up . This is the Labor I know. Unions will be out of control if Bill wins on Saturday. #auspol
Poet Les Murray dies
Apparently this is not satire
Big story breaking in 🇦🇺: ”A University of NSW computer science professor co-authored researc­h with Chinese generals linked to Beijing’s nuclear weapons program and supervised at least nine PhD students from China’s top military academy”
#BREAKING Bill Shorten is set to return Labor to power tomorrow, with an election-eve Newspoll showing a 1.9 per cent swing against the Coalition #auspol
My column on the zealots lecturing us all re Israel Folau: #auspol
Great to see Angela Shanahan writing in the Weekend Australian about the huge waste of money on fruitless domestic violence campaigns - promoted by feminist ideologues - which fail to address the real causes of family violence.
As the Morrison government lobbies hard behind the scenes to keep any reference to coal out of the final Pacific Island Forum communique, the NZ Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern declared every nation needed to “do its bit” to fight #climatechange.
Is it really a job for a man? most disappointing so called piece of "journalism" ill informed opinion / lazy observation. 30+ years as a GP and thousands of mothers / women nothing but equal praise & admiration for their male or female O&G #womenshealth
' is everything that is wrong with the ABC, squeezed into 15 insufferable minutes.' Even by the ABC's standards, 's hatchet job on #PeterRidd earlier this week was breathtakingly hypocritical. My op-ed in today's
A second fundraising campaign for has already amassed more than $550,000 in donations, less than 24 hours after it was launched by the Australian Christian Lobby
Worrying that the leadership of the same uni where Feng Chongyi works and where Yang Hengjun studied would apparently be so blind to the issues with sending personal details to China's Ministry of Education. Good on staff for standing up for privacy
Since 2015, storage-battery prices have dropped nearly 40% and now the world is experiencing a wave of investment in batteries with high capacity. For example, a new Tesla battery can store enough energy to power every home in San Francisco for 6 hours.
Crusader Brown turns against wind farm. The number of times it has been Green-splained to me that nuclear technologies are simply unpopular so we have to commit to... From about 10 angles, this strikes me as a very awkward day for Australian
WANTED: iconoclasts.
There will be a national inquiry into the treatment of transgender and gender diverse youth in Australia.
“We are also presented with a once in a generation opportunity for regional Australia to lead the way in the development of renewable energy and to prosper from new economic opportunities” said in her maiden speech in the lower house #auspol
Thrilled to be featured in following my Max Crawford Medal award from . I’m challenging the notion that #Science & #Culture should be studied or applied separately. When combined, they can be a powerful force for social change
Labor MP Anne Aly has claimed the Australian economy has gone into recession before admitting 'perhaps, recession is a big thing to say'' in a car-crash TV interview #auspol
'The only safe way to release Douglas Murray’s new book, The Madness of Crowds, is to redact the contents and issue instead a 257-page trigger warning.' An interview in The Australian
COMMENT | Scott Morrison has mirrored Donald Trump’s tough stand with G20 leaders in his negotiations with the Pacific Island Forum over climate change and coal — and emerged stronger as a result, writes Graham Lloyd.
EXCLUSIVE: It’s on: PM to call poll tomorrow #auspol
If this is what climate change looks like, the future is grim.
Trans activism has trumped ethics and obscured the weak evidence for this radical treatment, with the “affirmation model” pushing children down a path that can leave them infertile and incapable of orgasm Thank you
#Insiders panellist says those within Labor's ranks remain stunned at the election loss and it is starting to dawn on some MPs that things are likely to get worse before they better #InsidersReading #auspol
An ⁦⁩ exclusive - green activists warning about climate change effects are killing tourism on the #GreatBarrierReef
Liberal turncoat Julia Banks takes extraordinary shot at former party as political career ends #auspol
A giant Australian dollar coin is erected in #Manhattan... and who is featured most prominently? An Australian? Nope. The British Queen. #ausrepublic
ABC election guru Antony Green has recently knocked back at least two offers from commercial media to poach him.
Latham’s stunning attack on Premier
‘Footage of Greens candidate for the inner-west Sydney seat of Barton, Connor Parissis, has emerged showing the “left wing” and “mental health” activist trying to shout down Christians giving out free food at Sydney University.’
She’s gone, finally. Theresa May, arguably the worst prime minister in the UK’s modern history, has emotionally announced her resignation. Her leadership will go down in the record books as lamentable, writes
Whatever your views, this is a really interesting lecture by Helen Pluckrose. ($) The problem with grievance studies
Back in the 1960s The Australian was a crucial backer of the campaign to save the reef from oil drillers. What is it now...betraying itself
If these kids were white the nation would shut down until this was addressed. This nation is watching 12 year olds, teens and young adults commit suicide as though this was just another day of bad news. This country is soaking in Indigenous blood.
One of the most important articles of our time. Relevant with regards to the current social justice movements including Aboriginal social justice through the lease of the grievance industry. Our children shouldn’t have to live in constant fear!
. on point. The increasingly deranged attacks on News Corp are mostly political, fanned by jealous competitors angling for $$ by whipping up woke pile-ons by hysterical dummies, plus “back in my day” wankery from attention-seeking has-beens 🤦🏻‍♂️
A must read piece by Chris Mitchell in the . ABC journalists get sucked into thinking that Twitter is some kind of barometer of public opinion when it's the exact opposite. No wonder they got the election so wrong.
#BREAKING | Liberal Lyons candidate Jessica Whelan is set to be dumped after more claims of anti-Muslim facebook posts were revealed this morning #ausvotes #auspol
Smashing up the orthodoxy. “Katharine Birbalsingh, a teacher in Britain, defied her critics and withstood protests and personal attacks to set up the Michaela Community School.”
Former High Court Chief Justice backs indigenous voice & dismantles arguments against a constitutionally enshrined “voice to parliament,” arguing it could work effectively without eroding the power of the nation’s legislators. #ulurustatement #indigenous
A massive #CruiseShip crashes into a wharf and tourist boat in #Venice, injuring four people, including Australians. #MSCOpera
[Former Senator] John Black: 'How Labor lost ts heartland': "It was also a rejection of shrill hectoring from goat-cheese-circle bullies who are incapable of understanding how an economy actually works in the real world." 🔥
#China is apparently getting the message that its lending practices in developing countries may need to change. #Beijing is reportedly turning to the UK for assistance & establishing a new "technical expertise center" that will work w/ 8 intl dev banks.
“Successive NSW Nationals water ministers endorsed a “sharing plan” for the Darling River that gave irrigators upstream too much water, bringing on a drought three years before it would ordinarily have happened in the far west of the state”.
My favourite, long-running prosecution run by is that Scott Morrison is a footy team traitor which, in Greg's world, is worse than treason.
"In this collection Sakr reveals himself to be that rare beast: a poet with something to say and the means to say it. This is a book of ­poetry that surges and whispers and shouts and demands to be read in a sitting."
Electric vehicles in Australia’s eastern states are responsible for more carbon dioxide emissions than regular petrol vehicles, according to an expert report.
Hong Kong has just moved into the next stage of its fateful, fearsome drama. What looms is a tragedy for the seven million incredibly brave people of that magnificent city, writes Greg Sheridan
I'd take the concerns of people who say Trump is trying to undermine democracy a lot more seriously if they actually cared when a nation (like, say, China) was actually undermining democracy.
EXCLUSIVE | A man accused of rape will be forced to defend himself in court without being allowed to tell the jury about the alleged victim’s history of making false allegations to police, in a situation the judge has labelled an 'affront to justice'
Conservatives like ⁦⁩ are labelled “far-right” to disparage, whereas those who are actually “far-left” are never labelled as such.
Very sound comments by on the "New Fitz" 's attacks on Israel Folau. If only these former Wallabies had shown such determination on the field as they have shown going after Israel Folau.
“No one with real power has the guts to admit it, but a few years ago the rest of the world gave up caring about the evils perpetrated by the government of China.” For those unwilling to pay, is giving away my piece about Hong Kong here.
Brilliant, well-informed piece from , who is the kind of education journalist we need. Life skills ‘not easily taught’
Christchurch mass killer Brenton Tarrant emerges as far right extremist ‘hero’
Jones’ last laugh over FitzSimons
New record for the most NSW sentence in history: "The transport department has notified ICAC after a senior official left his wife for a woman who owns the contracting company that won a tender to build the Parramatta Light Rail"
“Like Australia, Britain’s interests are threatened by China. Unlike Australia, we do not yet have a politician who is prepared to so openly call a spade a spade – and stop kowtowing to China.” on why Australia is lucky to have Andrew Hastie.
More on the joint ⁦⁩ ⁦⁩ election statement on open scholarship in ⁦⁩ higher section
I’m astounded at how tone deaf & dangerous some journalists can be when talking about a topic as complex as masculinity. Damning men for crying or caregiving like it’s the 50s is archaic. Masculinity comes in all shapes and sizes, we need them all.
Haidt: “The last thing we should be doing when trying to create a tolerant diverse society is to teach young people to judge others by visible characteristics and to incite moral praise or blame based on these visible characteristics.”
COMMENT | The Australian Energy Market Operator has told only part of the story and has held back the shocking details of the Victorian power scandal — commercial scandal that ranks with the banks, writes
The ABC, Channel 9’s Today Show plus other media have falsely outed James Faulkner as gay after an Instagram post in which the Australian cricketer jokingly described his business partner as his 'boyfriend'
“Why should nuclear power be required to prove it is economic when it is used so extensively in advanced economies similar to Australia, such as the US and France?” 🤔🤔🤔
The woman behind the ‘grievance studies’ sting warns corrupt activist scholarship in identity fields is training our teachers and executives
Moves are underway for a new classical education institute to open in Melbourne, driven by a group of teachers disillusioned with progressive education
Study the Family Tree before Nominating for a Seat (paywall)
My letter on the dodgy #climate claims of Valentina Zharkova being given an uncritical run in by Graham Lloyd. The Sun-Earth distance hasn't been rapidly changing in recent centuries, nor will it during the coming millennium.
Dr Marianne Jauncey - "As a mother I want what all parents, carers, and extended families want: for our children to grow into happy, healthy adults. We want them to be alive, more than anything. Those words are crucial: More. Than. Anything." #pilltesting
Iran lied, of course, and remains a nuclear threat
Where can washed up coal lobbyists find work in these times of turmoil and decline?
Renewables targets ‘to fall short’ in much of Australia. Jt: damn, what a shocker.
"Journalists have to start applying critical scrutiny to the transgender push" plus, video from MD on the evidence and risks with "medical transition" #AusPol #FreeSpeech #health
Important piece by on how freedom of speech is being gagged at Australian universities by Chinese influence
EXCLUSIVE | 's new legal team has lodged an 8-page claim with the Federal Circuit Court in Melbourne arguing he was unlawfully dismissed. He is seeking an apology from Rugby Australia, financial compensation and the right to ­resume his career
Rugby Australia’s attempts to mock 's faith might work in some sections of the media but dismissing a man’s deep and genuinely held faith should get short shrift in a courtroom, writes
Shell boss presses PM for carbon action. Good to see corporate leadership being taken on this issue. We need more of this.
How much do we need? We want to be healthy, but how much exercise is actually required? The answer may surprise you. via
This is the sickening footage that fueled enmity over alcohol in the Pilbara
Our CEO, Darren Kindleysides, in The : Whales need our help #whaling
"What our “grievance studies” sting shows is that something has changed in the way we think about knowledge, in the way we think about language and in the way we think about identity."
Dog-humping theory, scholars happy to disagree & other reasons to be cheerful at a time of "woke" activism. Updated with links to make you laugh & think. #freedom
. has released its latest advertisement featuring a father showing his transgender son how to shave for the first time
“A prominent Sydney cancer specialist has questioned the “really disturbing” trend of people fundraising tens of thousands of dollars to pay controversial brain surgeon Charlie Teo to attempt to save a life”
Was social media a big mistake?
Malcolm Turnbull is entirely correct here~"it was “absurd’’ that neither the US or its close “five-eyes’’ allies including Australia were not more actively developing their own safe 5G alternatives to those offered by market leaders such as China’s Huawei"
It just gets worse; so indoctrinated with Islamist ideals that you can kill your own kids & those sent to protect. It's time...
Excellent op-ed from CEO : Whales need our help
How is this not a job for a man?
Just a reminder, as low paid workers are about to cop another #PenaltyRates cut.....‘Not one new job was created’ #MaintainTheRage #auspol
Rugby Australia is in damage control tonight following Israel Folau’s fresh homophobic comments on social media
Literacy experts call in unis to lift their game on pre-teacher literacy education
Trio guilty of mosque terror
Appalling decision by Federal Labor to rule out new forest reserves in Tasmania. It's time to end logging our native forests all across Australia NOW!
Last week’s police raid on the ABC led to a mass outcry among the intelligentsia. Aunty had been violated. But where was the outrage in 2011? asks
Google should compensate all internet users to the tune of $1000 over privacy breaches, says Oracle by #ausbiz #Oracle #bigtech
#BREAKING: Australia has won the first Test of the Ashes series, Nathan Lyon and Pat Cummins ripping through the fragile English batsmen. Live blog: #Ashes2019
.: 'Beijing muscles on campus' A reminder that nine Confucius Institutes operating under the auspices of the Chinese Communist Party appear to be more acceptable in the groves of academe than the Ramsay Centre for Western Civilisation.
Article in the Oz today about ⁦⁩ and MultiLit.
Australian Health Minister Greg Hunt has been urged to make sure an inquiry into medical treatment for children and adolescents looks at the role of social media in a surge of teenage girls coming out as transgender.
Nikki Gemmell: Why do male gynaecologists and obstetricians choose their profession?
Taiwan’s Trump gets support in China
"At present, the death toll is at least 157, with 35 foreigners among the dead."
Boys’ plight in a misandrist world
: 'the alarming affair at the University of Queensland raises serious questions about how Australian universities’ dependence on Chinese international students compromises free intellectual inquiry.' ...
More red tape won’t cure health insurance woes
As long as Is led by a terrorist-sympathizing, America-hating, Vladimir Putin-defending anti-Semite in , should disassociate from its British comrades. . should lead the way. Latest me in
Blue Sky Alternative Investments has fallen into receivership after breaching its debt covenants, following a horror year which saw its share price smashed by Ben Butler #ausbiz #shortsellers $BLA
Bureaucrats put on notice
Very worrying - and accurate - analysis by of PNG's economic crisis and the certain consequences of more loans from China. An example of the abject failure of Aust diplomacy, aid and policy for the past 10 years.
Certainly what I discovered here at the southern tip of Africa #LoreofNutrition. Cleary a global plague: "Because inclusive environments do not include ideas that differ from mob orthodoxy"
⁩ ⁦⁩ ⁦⁦⁩ A very good critique of the Pell case.
Honestly, this family...
Sri Lanka bomber studied in Australia
Behind the scenes Tania Constable has been telling different groups she wants to make MCA a more forward-thinking org. But here she is attacking bipartisan state public funding for EDOs. Might as well have Brendan Pearson or Mitch Hooke back hey ?
13 million flu shots released
This is a wonderful tribute to Polly Farmer by ⁦
Where have all our free thinkers gone? The fantastic thing in rollercoaster of a time - here in the UK - is that people are engaged and talking about stuff. It's exhilarating. Orthodoxy is being challenged- big time. #BringItOn #ParliamentVsThePeople
Usually I think 's diagnoses are dead right and his prognoses are too optimistic. So take note...
Most government-funded STEM initiatives not evaluated for effectiveness
Just as soon as Israel Folau emerges from hiding, he can expect to have his $4m four-year contract torn up, unless he can present any telling mitigating factors
Australians shouldn’t have to raise $s for needed surgery via GoFundMe. If it’s essential surgery, it should be done in the public system. Time for ⁦⁩ ⁦⁩ et al to address excessive fees & OOPcosts
Why abusing immigration critics as "racists" just makes things more toxic for everyone #WhiteShift #ExclusiveExtract #populism
Australia talks to allies on joining the Persian Gulf convoy to protect ships in Iran but says no request has been made to place missiles in Northern Australia.
Telstra reviews BCA membership over lobby groups climate stance
As in law, the medical bodies now want to be political animals, and it will end about as well as it has for other professions that tried to be "woke"
Excellent column. Folau saga is not about faith
‘My picture books all feature three things: rhyme, alliteration and rhythm. These give the work a musical power.’ , author of MY DAD IS A DRAGON, shares his picture book writing tips in today’s 👇🐉🖊 #writingtips
Two employees have been exposed to unsafe levels of radiation at a nuclear facility in Sydney's Lucas Heights
This data is critical to understand the full extent of complex mental health issues in Aust and changes over time
#latecapitalism “Businesses have warned that bans on plastic bags are contributing to the weakening economy as shoppers are unable to carry large amounts of groceries to their car...reducing their consumption to an amount that they could instead carry”
Simple kernal of perfection #flavourofthemonth
Tin-eared Albo & KK again pandering to Twitter instead of mainstream Australia. 🤦🏽‍♀️ Even the majority of Labor voters back deportation. Only 24% of voters are against deportation.
Anthony Albanese told his MPs to get used to backing flawed legislation thanks to the "conservative majority" #auspol
It's been a pretty ordinary beginning for a new government, writes Niki Savva. It shows once again the difference between campaigning and governing. Just because you have proved adept at one, it doesn’t follow you'll be good at the other #auspol
Albo: vested interests did lead to defeat
Taxpayers deserve balance
Some thoughts on how we might re-boot and re-energize our approach to research in Australia. All too neglected during the election- Canberra, let’s talk research
GetUp! Really is a pox on Australian politics #ausvotes
Paying teachers more could be one way to entice high-achievers to teach via ⁦⁩ in today’s ⁦⁩ 1/2
Qantas chief executive Alan Joyce has broken his silence over the controversy, saying he fully supports Rugby Australia’s tough stance against the star player’s anti-gay posts on social media
Not an ideal situation at all but perhaps the inevitable consequence when you have DRS in operation. Anyway, in the 'good old days' before neutral umpires were introduced, it was quite usual/normal to see multiple umpires officiating in any given series.
One of Australia's most distinguished political writerss, Paul Kelly, demolishes the Victoria State Appeals Court judgment against Cardinal Pell in a coolly-reasoned forensic analysis. A miscarriage of justice for Pell; a grave crisis for Australian law
Today I revisit Slaughterhouse-Five. What a book.
Bill Shorten’s Labor Party has more to lose than the Coalition from growing voter discontent with high immigration, says a new poll report. #WhiteShift #populism
Labor has no right to oppose legislation that will put money in workers’ pockets, writes Josh Frydenberg. #auspol
Australian academics warned they're not allowed to say when indigenous Australians arrived (c. 50k years ago); they have to say they've been there 'since the beginning of the Dreaming'. HT
Any chance we have Jonathan Haidt on outsiders tomorrow while he is in Aus? What a brilliant article. #outsiders
There are public servants in the NSW government who don’t want dams built, the state’s water minister Melinda Pavey claims.
Every now and then, evidence of anti-science. Whether on the left or on the right. This time, Australian science lecturers officially warned not to speak of arrival dates of Aboriginals into Australia. Via
"Meanwhile the practitioners of grievance studies turn out the teachers of our children and the heads of our industries." HT
🤦🏽‍♀️No, no, no.
Shorten ‘was being polite to worker’
Take fight to zealots: Shell
Get the facts straight. Public hospitals train ophthalmologists and thus determine how many. The College only selects and trains them. St Vincents Public in Sydney just closed its eye clinic. Thats one less trainee. See how it works?
“In cutting interest rates, the #RBA has sent a clear signal that it believes that the Australian economy requires further monetary policy stimulus in order for it to stand a chance of meeting its inflation objective,” said Fidelity International...
Barack Obama’s tough immigration policies are proving a millstone around the neck of Joe Biden in the 2020 Democratic race. #DemocraticDebate2020
Any more questions whether the diversity police are a threat to science?
Boris’ desperate charm offensive
"Hawke was a sustained advocate for a non-discriminatory immigration intake and saw diversity as a source of 'richness, vitality and strength'."
Wow, I’m shocked the feminists celebrating the ad as some progressive masterpiece that would boost ’s image & profitability got it so wrong. They’re usually spot on about everything 😂
Australia reacts.
Christchurch terrorist Brenton Tarrant has become a role model for other far-right extremists, several people have tried to emulate the gruesome live-streaming of his shooting and match his ‘’kill-count’’. Far-Right terrorism is no less than ISIS terrorism.
"What I’m saying is it’s been massively and irresponsibly over-diagnosed … (these children and teens) are going to be irrevocably damaged by the treatment they received.”
Sen is not a real Christian and certainly not a Catholic. No Christian would have as she has towards me. SHAME.
Young Christians catch wind of the mockery, disgust, disdain and looming unemployment thrown Folau’s way...
Australia: Isaak el Matarim, 20, arrested along with 2 other men during 6 raids by counter-­terrorism police, for alleged ISIS-inspired plot to target landmarks in Sydney In 2017, he was held by Lebanon for wanting to fight for ­ISIS in Syria
‘A spokesman for the self-­appointed corporate virtue-signallers, former KPMG chairman Peter Nash, said that companies needed to push social causes to rebuild trust with people.’ Same KPMG where a partner stabbed an Abbott volunteer on election eve?
All of Sri Lanka’s Catholic churches have been ordered to stay closed and suspend services until security improves after deadly Easter bombings by Islamist terrorists.
"The ­clinic is running 'an unregulated live (hormone drug) experiment on children', says Oxford University’s professor of evidence-based medicine, Carl Heneghan, who points to the scarcity, weakness and brevity of supporting studies."
Judge Mordy Bromberg hearing the case? Same Mordy Bromberg who sought preselection as a Labor Left candidate & banned two Andrew Bolt pieces? 🧐
Why didn’t the Pirate clown go with the “but I get EVERYTHING wrong & no one takes make seriously” defense.
ABC presents wacky TDS sufferer as an unbiased expert on Trump. 🥴 #YourTaxesAtWork
“Tolerant Left” has a women problem. ‘Her office was egged, her posters defaced, labelling her a prostitute, she was shouted down at candidate debates and she was also stalked and had to call in SA Police to guarantee her safety.’
What an absolute mess. Rugby administrators should be embarrassed.
Greens’ NIMBYism extends to wind farms.
Another big edition of Outsiders on Lefty lunacy, the Wokelys, whackademia & much more Our guests include Lionel Shriver, Simon Heffer, Jacinta Price & Prof Peter Ridd.
Meanwhile, in Australia... ‘Critical literacy and numeracy skills of Australian students are languishing, despite government funding for schools soaring by more than $20 billion over a ­decade.’
An Australian national inquiry into the safety and ethics of medical treatment for the rising number of trans­gender-identifying children and adolescents.
We’ve got Federal Attorney General joining us to discuss new laws to protect farmers...next on @2GB873 @3AW693 & on 53 other stations across the country Join us on 131 873...
‘Days after her department approved Adani’s construction of the Carmichael mine, Queensland environment minister Leeanne Enoch has told an anti-Adani protester she is “devastated” by the decision.’
I'm with on this one. New coal mines are a terrible idea for the #GreatBarrierReef.
Data from mobile phones, apps & GPS devices could be harvested by the Victorian govt to monitor people’s movements. The info would be used to check where people are travelling to & from, “incl mode of travel, purpose & time”...
this is a funny article (sorry mr slattery thinks I'm deficient in the rhetoric dept; as Lysias knew the plain style can be a winner! oh well!). but he points to some johnson deficiencies. I wd add that british public can see through untruth/selectivity!
Your luck, you blokes! 🇦🇺
Immigration could defeat both nativism and wokeness. "The current political civil war is between two groups of educated white people with radically different views about what the country is, what morality is and what we need to do to move forward"
Australia: Shame on you Labor - supporting dinosaur industries that are degrading the planet, cheating future generations of what’s left of the #GreatBarrierReef. ⁩ ⁦⁩ ⁦⁦
Next on @2GB873 we are talking about Dutton’s push to ban foreign fighters from returning home...
World-first Australian guidelines for potentially risky treatment of youth distressed about their birth sex appear ‘not at all cautious’ by .
Take 2: Gillette dumps wokeness
Berejiklian says she will consider banning sex selection abortions and has encouraged upper house MPs to amend the state’s legislation decriminalising abortion next week to do so, writes
Assange is not the messiah, but Wikileaks is a cult
A C Grayling defending the need for #philosophy and #ethics in schools #P4C #Education #Educhat
"Cuts to Sunday penalty rates had not created one new job or prompted business to give any extra hours to workers, admits the small business lobby .." You don’t say.
Democracy denier Alistair Campbell likens Donald Trump to Hitler. Looking forward to discussing this pronounced case of Trump Derangement Syndrome & more with on @2GB873
Morrison: GetUp works on the principle of ‘plausible deniability’. They deny they’re Labor when we all know they are...
As another Labor MP said: “It’s like saying you are worried about the bushfire then setting yourself on fire.”
This is excellent: The problem with grievance studies
Well done for not giving into the super funds and corporate governance ­activists.
"The achievement of our democratic model based on diversity is a 'miracle' that is far more fragile than we realise... 'We just don’t know what a democracy looks like when you drain all the trust out of the system­,' Haidt said."
Misogyny keeps taking its toll "there are still too many in the some."
I spend a lot of time explaining the ways of Brexit to Australians in , so here's a Brexit piece
Thrilled the great will be taking the reins at
Australia: Downside of religious freedom is sects/cults [] have same rights as mainstream
“We can’t say ... ‘We support multiculturalism & all that comes with it’, & then be offended when the expression of that multiculturalism disagrees with some of our deeply held views.” - , Labor, Australia
Brain surgeon Charlie Teo's $120k charges questioned by leading surgeon In 2011, I questioned him donating public views of his operating for fundraising
Commonwealth could help fund Ridd: Porter
"The delusion is to believe that liberal, secular, multicultural democracy is a natural condition for human nature...The achievement of our democratic model based on diversity is a “miracle” that is far more fragile than we realise." Too true.
Surely the headline is Don't be so Hastie when speaking on China?
Excellent stuff from . She's spot on that universities need to return to their role of providing "the most objective and evidenced answers available." They won't last if they don't. And that'll seriously damage science and liberal democracy.
Workers get promoted until they reach their level of incompetence - evidence on the Peter Principle from 40,000 salespeople across 131 firms ,
With cancer prognosis, can be the scenarios of 1. worst case 2. typical case 3. better than expected Surgery must demonstrate it improves rate of 2. A bunch of those prepared for 2 but got 3 doesn’t mean surgery was valid. Some people get 1. Tragic.
Interesting that the figures quoted are attributed to me. Few bother to see my clear attribution to the source of the figures which come from interviews with the Lucas family.
Paris comes together — then falls apart
We need rational discussion about the “costs, ethics, clinical decision-making and transparency of outcomes” “He accepted, however, that without publicly available data on the outcomes of his surgery, he could not prove he was great......”
More on crowdfunding for cancer There can be no sensible discussion when people like take things to a personal level. “De Luca, however, was undeterred, and apparently unaware of the broader discussion taking place over the past week.”
Win for academic freedom
A.C. Grayling on why we should teach philosophy in schools
. The Australian: Our hidden crisis a national shame -- #HTLV-1/ Central #Australia has the highest recorded prevalence of HTLV-1 in the world. A 45 per cent infection rate in communities is shocking "
It seems our ability to deal with these people is inadequate. They should be sent to work to pay restitution at the very least!
In the today, I argue that the thirst for Chinese student money must not be allowed to undermine the critical­ capacity of our universities. .
It’s well time Australia ditched public subsidies of private health insurance
"more appropriate" 🙄 Bizarre in such context. In any fight about physical facts and "My propaganda is good, your propaganda is bad", I'll stick with the science.
On #aesthetics & #ethics #art #artist Gallery of Modern Art confronts uncomfortable truths about Donald Friend
Violence flares at anti-China protests
Likewise when the state of Tennessee fined John Scopes for teaching human evolution, many people were appalled at the small-minded dogmatic intolerance. And now...
Just saw the Saturday piece on "Beijing announces its own Pacific "step up"" by now 1/3
Imagining me and my fellow woke academical lads walking down the street, hunched over, clicking our fingers in an ominously... theatrical... kinda way, telling Reason to beat it whenever it has the misfortune to cross our path.
_ Auckland Tu 3 Sep'19 5pm! | Pls come to my public talk, "The Globotics Upheaval: Globalisation, Robotics, and the Future of Work" | Review in The Australian - | And in FT - |
Any problems humanity faces must be tackled the same way we tackle problems at home or at work. What problems are most urgent? What is the most cost effective way to address them? This is even more important when TRILLION$ and LIVES are the stakes.
Oh STFUYWA* *STFU = fairly self-evident meaning YWA: You whingeing Aussie
Unexpected review of #Insomnia, setting it beside Unlike the Heart by in "a growing genre from authors with lived experience that go beyond pure memoir to place [mental illness] in a broader cultural or scientific context."
AFL great Danny Frawley dies a heart rending tragedy for Danny, his family and our whole community
It’s not a trade war
Indigenous arrival ‘has no date’ one major issue with talking about "a people" is people are made of individuals, and people are often made of different peoples. all with different opinions.... it's like corporate identities are for thee, not for we....
“According to the third annual surveillance report from the Australia­n Commission on Safety and Quality in Health Care, several­ superbugs continue to pose a threat, with E. coli building resistance to frontline antibiotics.”
Great news: Australian students to be asked whether they "feel empowered to voice nonconformist opinions" on campus. Students must feel comfortable to express contrarian perspectives to challenge orthodoxies, grow intellectually.