Issue 27 Jan 2018

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In this issue:

Loy Yang just latest critical asset to go offshore

The decision to allow wholly Chinese-owned company Alinta Energy to purchase the Loy Yang B power station in Victoria, ahead of a majority Australian-owned consortium bid casts doubt on the efficacy of the Foreign Investment Review Board’s (FIRB) process and the Federal Government’s oversight. Read More 

Behind the power shift in the Middle East

For the first time in 70 years, the United States is independent of Saudi Arabian oil, and has redrawn the balance of power in the Middle East. Unwittingly, however, that has helped Iran challenge Saudi Arabia for hegemony in the Middle East, and broken the hostility of the whole Arab world to Israel. Read More 

Freedom of religion just an afterthought?

As a means of placating churches and other groups deeply concerned about the wider ramifications of the legal redefinition of marriage, the Turnbull Government decided to push the issue of “freedom of religion” into a separate inquiry headed up by former Howard government Minister Philip Ruddock. Read More 

Family Court washes hands of gender-dysphoric kids by Patrick J. Byrne

If minors can decide to have hormone sex transitioning treatments without Family Court approval, are children also capable of making their own decision to become child brides or child soldiers? Read More