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Voice of hypocrites iv Why you should vote No

Subsidised apartheid is no solution Maurice Newman vi More green fairy tales

Hydrogen to the rescue Judith Sloan vii Yes, the Voice is racist

In conception, content and consequences Ramesh Thakur viii Business/Robbery, etc

Census facts unsettle the Voice fantasy Michael Baume ix Rock of Ages

Dinosaurs wake up to woke David Cohen x Principled Peter

Not Peter Principle James Allan xi Polly wants a crisis

They’ve all gone crackers Rebecca Weisser xii Voice of reason

Voice of reason Eric Abetz

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3 Leading article 4 Portrait of the Week 5 Diary

Death by a thousand cuts Anthony Horowitz 8 Barometer Doomsday clock,

HMRC fines, flu jabs 9 Rod Liddle

When fantasy meets reality 13 Douglas Murray

America and the racism lens 18 Ancient and modern

The example of Cato 19 Mary Wakefield

Why do police clump together? 20 Letters LGBT support, dog leads,

stamps and jargon 21 Any other business

Unilever and the question of purpose before profit Martin Vander Weyer

Muppet diplomacy, p25

6 Spring loaded

How will the Ukraine war end? Owen Matthews 7 John Levett

‘A Post-It Note’: a poem 8 All or nothing

Ukraine will not accept compromise in any form Svitlana Morenets 10 Small isn’t beautiful

The dangerous myth of degrowth Ross Clark 12 The battle for Asia

Japan looks for anti-China allies Rana Mitter 14 Empire state of mind

A debate about colonialism’s legacy Nigel Biggar and Matthew Parris 18 Dog days

Don’t ban greyhound racing Neil Clark

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