Tag: Julia Gillard

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 […]

Insult and Identity by Alison Caddick

By Alison Caddick

Driving In The NT

A new report shows how Intervention measures are criminalising Indigenous drivers By Maggie Knight

Entrenching Energy Interests

Ferguson’s Energy White Paper

Bipartisan Neo-liberalism

Alison Caddick

Afghanistan: Gift or Grand Conceit?

It is beyond most Westerners to understand today how offers of democracy are really much more than this: there is a widespread incapacity to grasp the social assumptions embedded in our 'gifts' writes John Hinkson

Death of Labor?

Labor is not questioning its frame of reference writes Alison Caddick

The School as Market

‘Equity’ and ‘choice’ delude Labor and create inequities for generations of students

Unstable Politics

John Hinkson examines the sources of today’s unstable politics.