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Tristan Ewins
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From Aged Care to Austerity ; Issues facing the Labor Party and the Left as the Federal Election Approaches.  PLS Share.
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 mainta...
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Defending the Left on so-called Political Correctness
Shutting down debate can create a cultural pressure cooker,
something which critics of Australian universities dismiss with their glib
references to ‘left wing political correctness’, writes Dr Tristan Ewins.   It has become commonplace for conservative com...
Shutting down debate can create a cultural pressure cooker, something which critics of Australian universities dismiss with their glib references to ‘left wing political correctness’, writes Dr Tristan Ewins. It has become ...
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Conservative Misconceptions on Tax , The Aftermath of 'Senate Reform', and More
above:   Greens leader Richard Di Natale  argues reforms to the Senate will make Parliamentary elections more democratic ; But is he mistaken?   Could the Liberals soon control the Senate in their own right ?      This week I'm publishing six more letters l...
above: Greens leader Richard Di Natale argues reforms to the Senate will make Parliamentary elections more democratic ; But is he mistaken? Could the Liberals soon control the Senate in their own right? This week I'm p...
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PLS read and share this post ; And Comment at On Line  Opinion! :-)
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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 Ewins Comrades and others; The following are a series of letters I've written over the past couple of weeks - in the ...
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Good arguments Adam ; I was pissed off with this line in the Herald Sun as well.  Its an attitude which frankly is a threat to democracy ; and to all our liberal rights.
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From Aged Care to Austerity ; Issues of Concern to Progressives as the Federal Budget Approaches
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...
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 mainta...
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And as I responded to you elsewhere, Jeremy - that being the case ( and standing corrected) I would say that the AEC should have been empowered to promote that information.  That is: receive funding to do so.  But what is done now is done.
We welcome contributions with Green, Socialist (including Fabian), Social-Democratic, Left liberal, and Libertarian Left perspectives. Supportive and critical commentary are also welcome. (but no trolling) Please feel welcome to discuss the posts, or submit your own posts for consideration by ...
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Letters on the US Presidential Election and 'Small Government' in Australia
The following are another series of letters to The Age and
to the Herald Sun ; addressing topics as diverse as the US Presidential
election; to Richard Denniss on economic reform;   a response to Peter Costello on ‘small
government’;   on the threat of ‘eld...
The following are another series of letters to The Age and to the Herald Sun ; addressing topics as diverse as the US Presidential election; to Richard Denniss on economic reform; a response to Peter Costello on ‘small gover...
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A series of letters on Privatisation, the GST and more. Published at 'ALP Socialist Left Forum'.
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Politics, Power and the Economy - by Mike Ballard
above: The author, Australian Labor Party member Mike Ballard   Politics is the power to control or make other people do things in some way or another. Power is the first principle of politics. Left and Right in politics: The major subtext revolves around t...
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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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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? –
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Beware the assumptions underpinning politicised economic modelling, write Richard Denniss and Cameron Amos from The Australia Institute.

Andrew Bolt simply does not understand Marxism - On Line Opinion - 24/2/...
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In response to Andrew: You're entitled to your opinion as a conservative to oppose Marxism, or leftism in general. But get your facts straig

Andrew Bolt simply does not understand Marxism - On Line Opinion - 24/2/...
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In response to Andrew: You're entitled to your opinion as a conservative to oppose Marxism, or leftism in general. But get your facts straig

Putting a healthy surplus before personal well-being - On Line Opinion -...
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Terry Barnes, a former former senior advisor to Prime Minister Tony Abbott, has suggested a $6 dollar surcharge on bulk-billing via Medicare