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27 Mar 2015

The Intergenerational Report (IGR) is a valuable contribution to public policy, but there is scope for it to be significantly improved. While it has been subject to some criticism, the real issue missing from the IGR is modelling of one entire side of the Budget...

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9 Mar 2015

Many conversations around Australia start and end on house prices – particularly for those lucky (or unlucky?) enough to live in our major capitals.

Prices are out of control, with quite extraordinary price increases over recent years. I would know, I have struggled to...

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3 Feb 2015

Terrorism is essentially a political and psychological strategy that relies for its enduring impact on catalysing a militaristic and utilitarian counter-terrorism response to misperceptions of a grave and imminent threat. Decisive and expedient counter-terrorism strategies post 9/11 have required significant compromises to a range of...

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17 Oct 2014

Democracy allows the community to choose its leaders and entrusts them with a sacred responsibility to protect our fundamental human values. Irrespective of their political orientation the community hopes and expects that its leaders will possess and demonstrate wisdom and will have a sense of...

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11 Jun 2014

Fear is a visceral human emotion with the power to overwhelm and subsume all other feelings and rational thoughts. Terrorism seeks to coerce political and social change by threatening extreme and indiscriminate violence against the community. But the real power of terrorism is not the...

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