Articles by: Judith Brett

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Informit: The end of the parties

Opinion poll after opinion poll tells us that Australians are increasingly cynical about politicians. Leaders of all parties, at both state and federal levels, have historically high disapproval ratings, branch membership has plummeted, and party affiliation is weakening. How are we to understand this widespread disaffection? Are both parties doomed to be seen by their erstwhile supporters as nothing but teams of ambitious men (with the occasional woman) competing with each other for the power…

Informit: Good folk trooping all together [Paper in: After the Deluge? Rebuilding Labor and a Progressive Movement. Blue Book No. 9, 2004, Australian Fabian Society Pamphlet No. 64.]

Informit: John Howard and the Australian legend: [This article will appear, fully annotated, as a chapter in Brett, Judith. Australian Liberals and the Moral Middle Class: From Alfred Deakin to John Howard (2003).]

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).]