Commentary

6 July 2015

It’s not just Labor that suffers from the inordinate influence of its NSW right wing

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3 July 2015

The City of Melbourne’s recent experiment asking citizens to develop a 10-year financial plan is being hailed as a success by those working in the deliberative democracy space. Now one councillor is looking to see what other issues could be addressed with the method.

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3 July 2015

In March 2015 morals campaigner and veteran politician the Reverend Fred Nile contested—and was re-elected—to the NSW Legislative Council. How is his persistence to be understood?

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1 July 2015

Big numbers have a tendency to take on a life of their own

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30 June 2015

Climate policy is in the media yet again, but this time it might be different.

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28 June 2015

While the critics of international trade agreements claim that free trade destroys jobs and lowers wages, the facts show that countries with the lowest trade barriers have the strongest economies, the least poverty, and the highest average levels of per capita income.

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26 June 2015

Referendums don’t bring out the best in the Australian political system. But that shouldn’t stop us from picking our way through the minefield.

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24 June 2015

Dean Ashenden takes on the sixties, GERM, and the world’s best-known educational revolutionary.

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23 June 2015

Teaching is at the core of what Australian universities do, yet it receives nowhere near the attention it should, and is in danger of receiving even less.

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22 June 2015

With declining reach and influence, the Murdoch empire can no longer determine election results

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