Barry Jones

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25 Feb 2016

This Whitlam Institute Perspectives paper by the Hon Barry Jones AC is a passionate plea for political leadership which has the gumption, intellectual power and persistence to "shatter old beliefs, look towards transcendent possibility and tell a story to be proud of". This paper takes...


8 Apr 2015

Barry Jones is a living treasure. Literally: he’s one of Australia’s 100 Living National Treasures, as voted by over 10,000 Australians.

He led the campaign for scrapping the death penalty, and in 1984, as Minister for Science, was the first Australian politician to raise...

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26 Mar 2015

We live in an information rich age, our education levels have increased dramatically over the last few decades, so why hasn’t this led to a similar improvement in the quality of public debate?

Barry Jones considers this paradox and offers his thoughts on how...


8 Dec 2010

This paper examines both the urgency for Climate Change action and the accompanying political challenges.

The paper tackles the vast issue with a distillation of the science and scientific history of climate change; an exposition of the political meanderings that risk leaving Australia without...

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