Australia

The Real Australia

23 August 2003 The Real Australia By Gwynne Dyer They sent Pauline Hanson to jail for three years last week on charges of electoral fraud. The One Nation party that she founded did not have the 500 members that she claimed when she registered it in 1997, but only 500 signatures from an unofficial support …

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Solomonic Decisions

28 July 2003 Solomonic Decisions By Gwynne Dyer Last Thursday an Australian-led peacekeeping force began landing in the Solomon Islands, to the almost universal relief of the 450,000 people who live in the small island state. Civil war broke out between rival ethnic groups on the main island, Guadalcanal, in 1998, and rebels from the …

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Media Phenomenon

15 October 2002 Media Phenomenon By Gwynne Dyer The final death toll is not yet known, but over half of those killed in the terrorist bombing in Bali on Sunday were Australian, so Australia (with about one-fifteenth of the US population) has suffered a loss of life of roughly the same order as the United …

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Summertime Blues

25 August 2002 Summertime Blues By Gwynne Dyer First I thought that I’d write an article called ‘Death Watch at Marbella’, about the last days of the Saudi king at his palace in Spain, and the exciting things that might happen in the Middle East after his death. But then my elder daughter’s boyfriend, who’s …

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Global Warming

November 30, 2000 Loopholes Big As SUVs By Gwynne Dyer The Canadians and the Australians were just as bad, really. And the Saudi Arabians were absolutely outrageous: They want the world to compensate them for every barrel of oil they don’t sell if it cuts back on burning fossil fuels to slow global warming. But …

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Kyoto Accord

July 14, 2001 Kyoto Accord By Gwynne Dyer “Apart from the political embarrassment it would cause, ratification of the Kyoto treaty without US participation would allow foreign energy companies to reap the benefits of the new markets that it created before their American rivals were ready. So it is not good enough to defect from …

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