THE 21ST CENTURY TROLLEY PROBLEM

THE 21ST CENTURY TROLLEY PROBLEM

In the fourth century BC, the Ancient Greek philosopher, Aristotle, first ascribed the title “ethics” to the rational study of how humans should best live their lives. He considered that discourse to be related to, but in essential tension with, the...
BREAKING THE INTERNET

BREAKING THE INTERNET

On 25 February 2021, the Federal Senate passed the Treasury Laws Amendment (News Media and Digital Platforms Media Bargaining Code) Bill 2021, (“the Code”), a controversial new law requiring certain digital platforms to pay a negotiated fee to eligible Australian news...
TO JAB OR NOT TO JAB

TO JAB OR NOT TO JAB

We finally have vaccines for COVID-19. Australia is set to roll out its first batch, to the priority population – aged and disability care residents and workers, front line health workers and quarantine and border staff – in the coming weeks. The question is,...
TO D OR NOT TO D

TO D OR NOT TO D

Last week was Privacy Awareness Week, which is a curious irony, given the current dilemma faced by millions of Australians – to download or not to download the Federal government’s CovidSafe App. So far, approximately 5.7 million Australians – yours truly...
PEOPLE POWER

PEOPLE POWER

For the past couple of months, I have been receiving messages and calls from concerned relatives and friends back home in Malaysia wanting to know whether I have been affected by the recent bushfires. Thankfully, like most Gold Coasters, I wasn’t physically confronted...
A RIGHT TO KNOW

A RIGHT TO KNOW

Don’t you sometimes miss the good, old-fashioned Moral High Ground? As a post-war baby, the world I was born into seemed a brave and righteous one. Our fathers had just fought and died to free us all from fascism and oppression. The world had paid a terrible price,...

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