NAJ Taylor writes about international and global ethics — particularly cosmopolitan responses to the weaponisation of the biosphere. Learn more
- Submission to the Public Consultation on Australia’s sanctions relating to Iran
- I am pleased to accept your invitation to comment on an exposure draft of the ‘Autonomous Sanctions Amendment Regulations 2013’ concerning the Islamic Republic of Iran (“Iran”). Taking note of Senator Bob Carr’s statement on 10 January 2013 as Australia Minister for Foreign Affairs: These sanctions further increase pressure on Iran to comply with its [...] Read more – ‘Submission to the Public Consultation on Australia’s sanctions relating to Iran’.
- Education funding for whose future?
- The pros and cons of forging a career as an academic in Australia are seldom discussed in public fora. Many of our peers no doubt find it tiresome, career-limiting or embarrassing. But there are also contending ideas about what about education is most important. For instance, the ABC recently hosted “the education debate” which they billed as [...] Read more – ‘Education funding for whose future?’.
- Australia should speak up about the nuclear Middle East
- Weapons of mass destruction – biological, chemical and nuclear – are once again buzz words in the international corridors of power. In Australia, North Korea has attracted media headlines, but the more disturbing and far less predictable situation unfolding in the Middle East has yet to receive the attention it deserves. The unresolved Israeli-Palestinian conflict, the [...] Read more – ‘Australia should speak up about the nuclear Middle East’.