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John Warhurst

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5 Jul 2016
74

As the major political parties keep a close eye on the election count, there's a bit of contingency planning going on, with the Coalition and Labor reaching out to the crossbenchers. This is potentially only the second minority government at a federal level since 1940....

Audio

29 Jul 2010
447

This conversation analyses Special Minister of State Joe Ludwig discussion paper calling for new measures to ensure that lobbyist don't exert undue influence over our politicians.

Joe Ludwig's paper (114) proposes bringing a wider range of lobbyists under the remit of the lobbyists register...

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Article

12 Feb 2009
73

From last Friday to Monday, sandwiched between official parliamentary sittings, a different type of parliament sat in Old Parliament House. The so-called Citizens’ Parliament convened to consider how our democracy could be improved. The message from the participants, randomly chosen from the electoral roll, was...

Commentary

Article

22 Jan 2009
59

THE NEW YEAR sees Malcolm Turnbull and the opposition fighting amongst themselves on two fronts. These are unnecessary distractions for the Coalition. The federal Labor Party, despite its factions, seems to be stable and concentrating on the job.

The fight that is receiving more...

Commentary

Article

18 Dec 2008
110

REASON rarely prevails when a public debate generates more heat than light. The bill of rights debate is a case in point, with a prominent critic like Paul Kelly even claiming that the proposal threatens the very fabric of our democracy. Such exaggerated language serves...

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