Tag: Australian Politics

How Many Ways Can We Say ‘Sorry’ Without Consequence?: Scott Morrison refines the art of non-apologising

The big general point here is that in contemporary social life, non-apologising…has become a political art form, while responding to wicked problems at the heart of our crisis is reduced to minor policy changes and some funding injections.

War Without, Rot Within: The Collapse of Australian Party Politics

The central political fact of our time…is the total de-representation of whole sectors of the population from the polity, or from any notion of a social whole, on a staggering and unprecedented scale.

Some (Un)intended Consequences

Without genuine oversight, openness and critique, this pandemic might change our social world in ways that are undesirable at best, and frightening at worst.

Getting Real About Growth

When growth may no longer mean jobs, we might ask: are any of our political parties facing reality?

Politics and the Budget Plan

19 May 2016

The snake-oil solutions proffered by Turnbull & Co. in their attempts to renew growth deserve two kinds of comment. First, that our present problems arise out of transformations associated with the shift to globalisation that took off in the 1980s. Second, growth is not really the main point.

Voter Volatility, by Alison Caddick

Casting a shadow on the received categories of Left and Right

Glorious Progress of Dragon Emperor Kevin In Storming Heaven!: Guy Rundle

24 Oct 2013

Kevin Rudd had a transformative vision of how Australians should live. So why did Labor fail so badly?

Shifting Ground by Alison Caddick

Julia Gillard has announced the date of the next election. As she dons spectacles for the first time in public, perhaps hoping for the well-known ‘halo effect’ of glasses suggesting intelligence, here perhaps rationality, the message is all about purpose, planning and technical competence. What we’re getting is a PM and a party serious about […]

Ripe for New Politics

Editorial

After Progress? The Four Questions of Global Politics

Guy Rundle