Tag: John Howard

Practical Reconciliation and the Current Crisis in Indigenous Affairs

7 Jun 2016

What we are witnessing is the (re-)adoption of empty and often unwelcome symbolism as a cover for the failure of practical policies in Indigenous affairs. And this is a direct outcome of what was one of John Howard’s most significant interventions into Indigenous affairs: his bifurcation of the “symbolic” and “practical” aspects of reconciliation between Indigenous and non-Indigenous Australia, and the flow-on of this cleavage into Indigenous affairs policy-making more broadly.

Yolngu Diplomacy

Cross-cultural diplomacy and the Intervention

Just a Beginning

Alison Caddick

Why Howard was Humiliated

John Hinkson

Neo-conservatism’s implosion

Christopher Scanlon

Hanson, Howard and the Politics of Exhaustion


When the Din of Self-Congratulation Fades

Christopher Scanlon

The Logic of Fear

Matthew Ryan The paranoia accompanying war's mediated rhetoric erodes our sense of belonging

The Iraqi Connection

Scott Burchill 'Evidence' for war so far presented is loaded in favour of a pre-determined conflict and panders to a wider need for grotesque self-deception.

From Third Way to Plan B — Reconstructing the ALP

Christopher Scanlon: Where will the ALP go from here?

The State and Terror in the New Era

Jenny Hocking: Imprecision over the language of 'terrorism' and its application, leads to concerns that counter-terrorist security measures will be broadly targetted in ways that are neither appropriate nor efficient, ways that may impinge upon legitimate political agitation and dissent

In Terror and Hope

Guy Rundle