Why We Can’t Make Good Cheese

OK, so this is hardly a burning issue. And Australia does make OK supermarket, frozen food cheese. But exceptional cheese requires unpasteurised milk. Because like good wine, really good cheese is complex. That complexity requires a variety of cultures. The question is, should Australian producers be allowed to make, and Australian consumers allowed to consume, cheese …

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Muslims Have More Rights

And are safer in Western countries than in any Islamic country. So says Muslim woman Raheel Raza, formerly of Pakistan: The Pakistan ambassador gets up and leaves in obvious annoyance that a woman should be allowed to speak to him in this way. It would never happen in Pakistan! She makes the same point, that she …

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Gillard: What I Said Before, Forget About It

Julia says things are different now. And they are. She doesn’t need you to vote for her anymore, and won’t for the next three years, by which time you will have forgotten. So bye, bye promises. Also, Julia says the Opposition should stop acting like an opposition, and just be nice. By being nice she …

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Unwarranted Assumptions

It turns out unwarranted assumptions are the largest single source of renewable energy. Take for example the Zero Carbon Australia, 2020 report which claimed that all of Australian energy could com from renewable energy sources by 2020. Ted (F.E.) Trainer, a well known Australian energy theorist pointed to some of the plans flaws, To summarise, my back of the envelope …

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