above: Arguably Bill Shorten won the recent Leaders' Debate for Labor ; But the leader needs to maker clearer the connection between education and infrastructure, and a strong and fair economy. Labor could also do with more policy ambition ; and needs to '...
above: In the Herald-Sun (4/6/16) Joe Hildebrand laments the decline of 'Third Way Centrism' and the rise of the 'margins' in European (and to his mind probably Australian) politics. But democracy must mean pluralism and real choices. In this the real...
above: An Iranian refugee, Herald-Sun columnist Rita Panahi has little tolerance for Conservative Islam when it comes to the role of women ; But since being a Labor Party activist in the 1990s Panahi has now 'swung Right' , and seems to have little patienc...
above: Treasurer, Scott Morrison's pitch on 'Jobs and Growth' is more of a Slogan than a 'Plan' or a reality Some are interpreting the Morrison Federal Budget as 'modest' and 'non-controversial' ; A closer look reveals much of the Hockey austerity agenda r...
above: Scott Morrison will likely bring down an Austerity Federal Budget in May ; But he is taking a harder line on Superannuation Concessions than Labor. Labor needs to 'up the Ante' on Superannuation Concessions to maintain as much credibility as it can...
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From the place of socialism in modern Australian politics, to 'Record Hi...
above: In the Herald-Sun (4/6/16) Joe Hildebrand laments the decline of 'Third Way Centrism' and the rise of the 'margins' in European (and
Reflecting on the Leader’s Debate and what it means for Australia
above: Arguably Bill Shorten won the recent Leaders' Debate for Labor ; But the leader needs to make clearer the connection between educatio
From Privatisation to the GST - Letters of Relevance to Labor
Above: South Australian Labor Premier Jay Weatherill has Upset and Awful Lot of People in the ALP with his Position on the GST! Dr Tristan E
Recent Observations on the Media ; And Observations on the ALP's Policy ...
above: Bill Shorten needs to focus more on Policy Substance and Depth; Very Little is possible without a serious commitment of resources Wha
Can we really raise GST but improve the lot of the poor? –
Beware the assumptions underpinning politicised economic modelling, write Richard Denniss and Cameron Amos from The Australia Institute.