John Quiggin

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22 Feb 2018

A failed experiment in market-led education needs to be buried once and for all, writes John Quiggin.


16 Nov 2017

The controversial proposed Adani Carmichael coalmine commands diverse media headlines, but the untold story is about Indigenous rights and, in particular, the resistance of Wangan and Jagalingou people to the expropriation of their lands.


10 Oct 2017

There needs to be more of a focus on the adverse effects of lower wages for the economy as a whole, argues John Quiggin.


25 Jul 2017

John Quiggin looks at if we will have to learn to live in a patrimonial society?

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Adani, the State, and the Indigenous rights struggle of the Wangan and Jagalingou Traditional Owners Council
12 Jun 2017

This report by senior researchers from the University of Queensland raises issues that are crucial to the important and timely debate about native title and the rights of Indigenous peoples in Australia and around the world.

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29 Oct 2010

We need to mobilise a positive alternative to the fear, anger and tribalism on offer from the right, argues John Quiggin


ANGELA MERKEL’s recent denunciation of German multiculturalism marks another step in the tightening of ties between the market-liberal right...

12 Oct 2010

Have we finally got it right, asks John Quiggin

THE PROBLEMS of the Murray Darling Basin have been developing for more than a century. I’ve been working on this issue for 30 years, during which, despite a series of policy initiatives too...

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8 Aug 2010

IT’S OFTEN said that a country gets the government, and the media, it deserves. Looking at the current election offerings of the major parties, and the coverage presented by the media, it’s hard to see what we could have done to deserve this. The parties...

3 Jun 2010

I’M WORKING on a longish piece on how to pay for the global financial crisis, and it seems like a good idea to deal with some side issues separately. One of the standard post-crisis responses of governments, i has been to increase the...

31 Mar 2010

Buying water is much more cost-effective, in most cases, than public engineering projects aimed at saving water, argues John Quiggin

THERE'S BEEN a lot happening in water policy lately, and for once, most of the news is good. Most importantly, it’s been raining, a...

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