Articles by: Judith Brett

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End of an Era?, by Scott Ludlam, Raewyn Connell, Judith Brett and Amy McQuire

Reflections on the Coalition's mode of government as 18 May—and a possible change—draws nearer

Informit: Leadership

One of the first pieces I wrote for Arena was a review essay on Graham Little's theory of political leadership. Little was a political psychologist and I have been thinking about his work as we have watched Scott Morrison trying to transform his leadership style in the wake of the massacre in Christchurch from the hard-nosed strongman who protects our borders and keeps us safe into a huggy bear of a man lovingly embracing us…

Informit: Why John Howard can’t say sorry [Edited version of the fifteenth Hugo Wolfsohn Memorial Lecture at La Trobe University on 18 October (2000).]

Informit: Kennett’s big gamble. [Church opposition to the Kennett government’s promotion of gambling.]

Informit: Political cynicism and the Head of State

Informit: The circus is in town. [Review article.]

Informit: The best bloke for the job: the Liberals’ current eulogizing of Bob Menzies shows that politics has always been a man’s world; but Liberal and Labor have chosen to confront this issue in different ways.

Informit: Republicanism, the clash of symbols.

Informit: On the network

Informit: A body of work [Book Review]

Review(s) of: Review(s) of: Noel Counihan: Artist and Revolutionary, by Bernard Smith, Melbourne, OUP, 1993.

Informit: The big issue

Around and inside the tube stations in London sit dejected figures in sleeping bags with signs - 'Homeless and Hungry. Please Help'. Some people come up to you and ask for your loose change. They are invariably polite, and if you oblige, they say 'God Bless You'. Such encounters are awkward, guilt, shame and embarrassment vying with sympathy and fellow-feeling to determine whether one will avert one's eyes, or give some money.

Informit: The Liberal party blues

In the wake of its surprise defeat at the election, the Liberal Party has been getting a great deal of advice about what it should do to regain the electoral edge, much from members and supporters of the Party itself. Dame Beryl Beaurepaire said the Party had to return to its roots and once again become the type of party Menzies intended it to be, a liberal not a conservative, right-wing one. It also had…