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Theo Theophanous

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Why Dan will win: In a crisis we want to be led

In the hit series Boss, Chicago mayor Tom Kane, played by Kelsey Grammer, reflects on a foundational mayor of that great city, Anton Cermak, who brought together the warring tribes, …

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Nuclear is 2050 zero solution

Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis has brought forward the date for the closure of Greece’s last coal fired power stations to 2025. Whilst this is admirable in terms of addressing …

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Green hydrogen alone won’t get us to net zero

The editor of the Herald Sun, Sam Weir, while introducing the paper’s Mission Zero special reports, noted that: “The climate change debate in Australia has often been used as a …

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Matthew Guy 2.0: Testing time for the new guy

Matthew Guy 2.0 and the ongoing IBAC debacle have improved the Liberals’ chances, but not enough to win. Mr Guy has learnt the value of quietly putting a message of …

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Dobbing is not in our DNA

The violence we have recently seen from a minority of anti-vax protesters is unacceptable and police should arrest and fine especially violent participants. It’s their job. The fact that some …

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In September 2019, I wrote about our defence deal with France which would deliver inferior, outdated submarines and that we must consider the nuclear submarine option.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

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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 …

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