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Joseph Ludwig

Joseph Ludwig
Joseph Ludwig is a Senator for Queensland and former minister in the Rudd and Gillard Governments.

Articles by Joseph Ludwig

Doubling down on dishonesty – Abbott’s year in review

As the political year comes to a close, it deserves a bit of reflection on the work of the Government. I suspect Tony Abbott is keen to have the year over as quickly as possible. Although, given his record, I … Read More

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Thick hide and cold hearts

Since the Abbott Government started its campaign to repeal protections from racially motivated offensive and humiliating language there has been an outpouring of community anger. Last week submissions closed on the so-called ‘exposure draft’ of the proposed changes to the Racial … Read More

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This Government truly can’t see the forest for the trees

I welcomed the news yesterday that Barnaby Joyce was ‘vowing’ to fight for the creation of a $7 billion rural bank. Rural Australia needs a finance vehicle for farmers seeking to make sensible investments that will improve their businesses and … Read More

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When Mandates Become Gone-ski

The original mandate for governments was drawn from the heavens themselves. During Imperial Chinese rule the power of the Emperor flowed from heaven. Conversely, if an Emperor lost that special connection with heaven a people’s rebellion was justified. Heaven would … Read More

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