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Tristan Ewins
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US Presidential Debate illustrates the Policy Divide between Trump and Clinton
Dr Tristan Ewins This week’s US Presidential Debate was interesting in a
number of ways.   The economic debate in
particular was of concern to this observer.   In summary, it was framed with the opposition of Trump’s traditional
neo-liberal emphasis on ‘tri...
Dr Tristan Ewins This week’s US Presidential Debate was interesting in a number of ways. The economic debate in particular was of concern to this observer. In summary, it was framed with the opposition of Trump’s tradition...
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Unpublished Progressive letters to The Age and the Herald-Sun over recent months
Above:  Hawke's policies of 'Consensus' and 'the Accords' were popular vote winners - But not all of those policies' long term ramifications were positive What follows are another series of letters - sent by myself (Tristan Ewins) to The Age, The Herald Sun...
Above: Hawke's policies of 'Consensus' and 'the Accords' were popular vote winners - But not all of those policies' long term ramifications were positive What follows are another series of letters - sent by myself (Tristan E...
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Labor needs to Develop Stronger Policies and Mobilise Early to Beat the Liberals Next Time
above:  ALP Shadow Treasurer, Chris Bowen (a member of the NSW Right) has argued for "Equal Outcomes in Health" ; Let's see that principle fully acted upon in Labor policy approaching the next Federal Election. In the wake of
the federal election result the...
above: ALP Shadow Treasurer, Chris Bowen (a member of the NSW Right) has argued for "Equal Outcomes in Health" ; Let's see that principle fully acted upon in Labor policy approaching the next Federal Election. In the wake of...
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latest article - on the Election Aftermath - PLS Share
Much has been made of the so-called Labor 'Medi-scare' Campaign. But reflection suggests Turnbull has only himself to blame for pandering to the 'big 'C' Conservative' wing of his Party - with the profound disillusionment fr...
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My latest progressive letters (most unpublished)  PLS read and comment.
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My latest article now at On Line Opinion.  PLS Read, Share, Comment
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Amidst discussion of White, Male Privileges Social Class has been relegated to 'The too -hard Basket'
    Dr Tristan Ewins Dear Readers:  For this week I thought the following letters were interesting in light of Trump's appeal to parts of the white American working class and underclass.   The discussion is also interesting on account of the modern Left's n...
Dr Tristan Ewins Dear Readers: For this week I thought the following letters were interesting in light of Trump's appeal to parts of the white American working class and underclass. The discussion is also interesting on a...
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My latest article ; This time reviewing the election and the following policy and strategy debate which must now follow.  PLS read, share and discus. :-)
above: ALP Shadow Treasurer, Chris Bowen (a member of the NSW Right) has argued for "Equal Outcomes in Health" ; Let's see that principle fully acted upon in Labor policy approaching the next Federal Election. In the wake of...
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commentary on the election at on line opinion
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Turnbull by the Narrowest Margin - And Why a Return to Abbott and Conservatism is not the Answer for the Liberals
Much has been made of the so-called Labor 'Medi-scare' Campaign.  But reflection suggests Turnbull has only himself to blame for pandering to the 'big 'C' Conservative' wing of his Party - with the profound disillusionment from liberal-minded voters who wer...
Much has been made of the so-called Labor 'Medi-scare' Campaign. But reflection suggests Turnbull has only himself to blame for pandering to the 'big 'C' Conservative' wing of his Party - with the profound disillusionment fr...
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From the place of socialism in modern Australian politics, to 'Record High Taxes', and Police Powers
  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: 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 r...
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PLS read, comment and share this :-)
above: Arguably Bill Shorten won the recent Leaders' Debate for Labor ; But the leader needs to make clearer the connection between education and infrastructure, and a strong and fair economy. Labor could also do with more p...
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Grassroots Labor Activist, PhD graduate and Freelance Writer
Introduction
Tristan's areas of expertise include Australian and world politics, social theory, education, history, and computer gaming for PC. He considers himself a liberal, and also a socialist, but has also referred to himself as a left social democrat. He says such - conscious that there was once a time when 'social democracy' and 'socialism' were synonymous. Furthermore, Tristan is a long-time member of the Australian Labor Party - specifically its Socialist Left wing. He is also involved in the Australian Fabian Society. Tristan has written for many publications - including a stint freelancing for 'The Canberra Times': the daily broadsheet of the Australian Capital. Tristan's Personal Homepage is here: http://sites.google.com/site/tristanewinsfreelancewriter
Education
  • RMIT
    PhD Global, Urban and Social Studies, 2010 - present
    Graduated on the basis of a thesis on 'Third Roads and Third Ways in Social Democracy 1848-1934.
  • LaTrobe Univeristy
    Arts (Social Science) with 1st Class Honours
    BA Social Sciences Majoring in Sociology with First Class Honours
  • Monash University
    Grad Dip Education
    Graduate Diploma in Education
  • Doncaster Secondary College
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PhD graduate; currently unemployed
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Labor needs to Develop Stronger Policies and Mobilise Early to Beat the ...
alpsocialistleft.blogspot.com

above: ALP Shadow Treasurer, Chris Bowen (a member of the NSW Right) has argued for "Equal Outcomes in Health" ; Let's see that principle fu

Turnbull by the Narrowest Margin - And Why a Return to Abbott and Conser...
alpsocialistleft.blogspot.com

Much has been made of the so-called Labor 'Medi-scare' Campaign. But reflection suggests Turnbull has only himself to blame for pandering to

From the place of socialism in modern Australian politics, to 'Record Hi...
alpsocialistleft.blogspot.com

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
alpsocialistleft.blogspot.com

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
alpsocialistleft.blogspot.com

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 ...
alpsocialistleft.blogspot.com

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? –
www.crikey.com.au

Beware the assumptions underpinning politicised economic modelling, write Richard Denniss and Cameron Amos from The Australia Institute.