Dr. Brian J. Grim, President of the Washington based Religious Freedom & Business Foundation argues that businesses are able to curb violent extremism and terrorism.
Barrister Harun ur Rashid, a former Bangladesh Ambassador to the UN, Geneva, looks back into Bangladesh-Australia relationship during the period of the Labor Prime Minister of Australia, Mr. Edward Gough Whitlam.
Ibn Khaldun and Karl Marx: Five Centuries of History and Two Civilisations Apart, Yet Remarkably Similar
In this scholarly analysis, Muhammad Ahmedullah shows how the works of Ibn Khaldun and Karl Marx share some striking similarities, despite being centuries apart.
Edward Gough Whitlam, Labor Prime Minister of Australia 1972-1975 died earlier today, aged 98. Sean Barry shares his thoughts on the passing of a Australian political legend and his thanks for what Gough gave his country, sentiments shared by a vast majority of Australians, regardless of background.
Professor Jason Sharman argues that in the aftermath of the GFC, taxation remains an important policy issue for governments around the world and will be one issue under discussion at the G20 meeting in Brisbane. G20 states, mindful that their tax revenue is being siphoned away through tax havens, have made incremental collective efforts at tightening the noose around tax evaders. However, evidence that the G20 has, or will be, successful at regulating tax havens is lacking.
In 1990, upon hearing that Australia had recorded two quarters of negative growth, Paul Keating argued that it was the “recession that Australia had to have”. The point was that the crisis was an outcome of changes that would set Australia up for the future. Today, Australians’ lack an appetite for reform, despite change needing to a constant and ongoing process. Economic crisis provides a window of opportunity for reform. Author Sean Barry asks is that what Australia will now require, “a crisis we need to have”, so a new economic narrative can be constructed and much-needed reform can occur?
Professor Damien Kingsbury argues Australia is facing a new regional challenge as its northern neighbours increasingly join a global trend towards a more fundamentalist form of Islam.