Graham Pinn

The war on drugs is a shambles

18 January 2024 2:00 am

The introduction of new legislation in the ACT means those found in possession of minor amounts of illegal drugs will…

Cyclones are not evidence of a climate apocalypse

2 January 2024 5:15 pm

The damage from recent Cyclone Jasper has taken many, including the Bureau of Meteorology, by surprise. The failure to predict…

Volcanoes, another end-of-the-world scenario

22 December 2023 10:52 pm

Those who think we can control the power of nature are deluded. The latest threat comes from Iceland. After a…

Days of empire lost

16 December 2023 9:00 am

What hope for the snowflake generation?

Single-sex schools – are they a thing of the past?

14 December 2023 4:00 am

Regensburg Cathedral School in Bavaria was founded in 975. For a thousand years, it only admitted male pupils. In 2022,…

Desalination… Will it work this time?

17 September 2023 4:10 am

With the return of Premier Palaszczuk, overdue decisions will need to be made about water supply for the South-East corner…

Concussions are killing players and the game

7 September 2023 6:00 am

The rulers of footy codes have, for years, adopted a head-in-the-sand approach to the management of concussions, but the tsunami…

Nuclear panic and radiation risk: reality or ideology?

14 August 2023 5:30 am

We were recently reminded of the horrors of war by the anniversary of the 200,000 lives lost in August, 78…

The lithium delusion: a big problem with big batteries

9 August 2023 4:15 am

The development of lithium-ion batteries has changed the concept of energy storage. As their use expands, a potential downside is…

Has the education revolution failed Australia’s students?

29 July 2023 5:00 am

World-renowned academic, Pierre Ryckmans, opined: ‘A university is a place where scholars seek the truth, pursue and transmit knowledge for…

Artificial intelligence: the next extinction?

18 July 2023 5:00 am

With technology developing ever faster, a new threat is looming in the form of Artificial Intelligence (AI) potentially interacting adversely…

Children behaving badly

19 June 2023 5:30 am

Something is going seriously wrong with our children. Standards are declining in education; manners and respect are forgotten; ignorance, expectation,…

The un-United Nations

14 June 2023 6:00 am

The role of the United Nations in the modern world has fallen into disrepute; the recent elevation of Russia as…

The Hydrogen rainbow, hope or hopeless?

7 June 2023 7:00 am

The hydrogen balloon may be deflating for mining companies. Twiggy Forrest touts hydrogen as some kind of saviour for the…

Are mobile phones our salvation or damnation?

14 April 2023 5:00 am

The insidious spread of misinformation has revealed the dark side of communication; our increasing addiction to our devices puts us…

Lessons from Japan

2 April 2023 7:00 am

Japan is Australia’s third largest trading partner and is involved with India and America in the quad strategic dialogue. After…

Submarines for landlubbers

30 March 2023 1:53 pm

Submarines, despite recent ill-informed comments from ex-Prime Minister Paul Keating, are currently a very expensive, ‘must have’, item in the…

The activism industry

24 March 2023 4:00 am

The activist professional caravan has moved on. Hitting the social media headlines in 2017, the #MeToo movement disrupted the community…

How green was my valley? The changing face of the Green movement

3 March 2023 5:30 am

How Green was my Valley? The 1939 novel and film of the same name, by Richard Llewellyn, was based in…

Productivity: are Australians working too hard, or not hard enough?

8 February 2023 6:00 am

Productivity is defined as a measure of the efficiency of production of goods and services, in simple terms the number…

The Great Reset – have we been spared?

20 January 2023 8:00 am

‘The pandemic represents a rare but narrow window of opportunity to reflect, re-imagine and reset our world’, thus spoke Professor…

Religious intolerance is alive and well

8 January 2023 8:00 am

As the festive season goodwill fades, we can but hope that 2023 will be a better year for Christianity after…

China is on the march, but where is it going?

16 December 2022 9:00 am

Re-elected Chairman Xi has (essentially) unlimited power. Addressing his fabricated version of the past and future is one of many…

Under-age voting is coming

9 December 2022 12:30 pm

The current push from the Greens to change the voting age relates to self-interest, rather than the interest of the…

Voluntary Assisted Dying is back on the agenda

3 December 2022 11:08 am

The Covid pandemic brought into focus management of the elderly in nursing homes; those with dementia or with chronic morbidity…