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September 2, 2017 - 11:03 -- Admin

A new sandpit for long side discussions, conspiracy theories, idees fixes and so on.

Weekend reflections

September 2, 2017 - 11:02 -- Admin

After another long break, it’s time for another weekend reflections, which makes space for longer than usual comments on any topic. Side discussions to sandpits, please. Absolutely no personal criticism of other commenters.

Some unsolicited advice on equal marriage

August 20, 2017 - 17:45 -- Admin

I’ve seen quite a number of church leaders making statements in support of a No response to the Turnbull government’s ABS survey on equal marriage. In nearly every case, there isn’t much of an argument on the merits of why the state should enforce their views about marriage. Rather, they express concerns that, if equal marriage is allowed, they will be forced to conduct marriages, or to employ members of same-sex married couples.

Left hand, meet right hand

August 17, 2017 - 17:05 -- Admin

A crucial part of the case for the Adani coal project is the “pit to plug” strategy in which companies in the Adani Group would mine coal in the Galilee Basin, transport it by rail to Abbot Point, ship it from there to India, burn it in Adani Power’s coal-fired power stations and sell the generated electricity to Indian consumers. This claim is important to Adani for three reasons