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Theo Theophanous

Nuclear subs deal, a first step

In September 2019, I wrote about our defence deal with France which would deliver inferior, outdated submarines and that we must consider the nuclear submarine option. Paying the break fee …

Dan does not deserve puerile dictator label

A friend of mine recently asked: “Is Dan a dictator, as some in the media and many in the streets claim?” The question was borne of frustration and tears for …

Democracy and Truth – The ultimate challenges of our age

The ancient Greeks endlessly debated the role of democracy, a developed language, education and the role of practical and theoretical knowledge in the construction of what they referred to as …

Overseas travel should be a right for those who get jabbed

I sometimes wonder whether our Chief Health Officers (CHOs) around the country even bother to look at what is going on overseas in other Western countries. When will they open …

Dialogue

Are we becoming one dimensional?

One good thing about lockdowns is it gives you a chance to do some reading. Recently I rediscovered a book written by humanist philosopher, Herbert Marcuse, more than half a …

Archbishop Makarios, the church’s role in St Basil’s and an opportunity to improve practices in Aged Care

This past weekend thousands of Greeks and other Orthodox Christians celebrated their Easter. They did so at a time when the Greek Church in Australia is going through a difficult …

Libs need more than just a leader

You have to feel sorry for the Victorian Liberals. Current leader Michael O’Brien was installed only because John Pesutto, the former member for Hawthorn, unexpectedly lost his seat at the …

Power comes with a higher bar of moral scrutiny

Justice — it is appealed to by disaffected peoples, by minorities rediscovering their voice in the new world of identity politics and by nations seeking to address perceived historical wrongs. …

Provoking China is not in Australia’s national interest

The federal government has given Victoria until tomorrow (10 March) to explain why its Belt and Road Initiative deal with China should not be ripped up. Power to cancel the …

Dialogue

A ‘Wog’s’ argument on why Eddie McGuire is no racist

Eddie McGuire is a Broady boy. Broady boys are not racists. How do I know this? Well, I am a Broady boy. Like Eddie I grew up in Broadmeadows. Unlike …

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