Foreign Minister Marise Payne this week cancelled the Belt and Road memorandum of understanding (MOU) the Victorian government signed with Beijing in 2018, after the Foreign Relations (State and Territory Arrangements) Act was passed last year. Victoria Labor Premier Dan Andrews claimed the MOU was to bring Chinese investment to Victoria for infrastructure. Many critics…
No meaningful discussion can take place on drug policy unless all parties understand the three levels of prevention in public-health principles when dealing with an epidemic – be it influenza, measles, smallpox, zika virus, cholera, dengue fever, Ebola or drugs.
Bundaberg locals were recently left scratching their heads by the recent lowering of Paradise Dam. The dam wall has been lowered over safety concerns, and this is now the subject of a class action. The Bundaberg region contains some of the best climatic conditions for horticultural production in Australia.
One of the consequences of a loss of the sense of sin is a widespread lack of rigour in contemporary epistemology. It’s as if being Sinless means that those in this privileged state can arrive at truth without prolonged, concentrated effort. Of course, rigour in the form of experimentation, logical analysis and consideration of criticism is honoured by the Sinless in specialist areas like medicine and physics, but in the more common arena of society and politics it seems to be assumed that the autonomous individual is adequate to evaluate and determine values and principles. Truth is, apparently, relatively easy to find.