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Tim Watts

Tim Watts
Tim is the Federal Labor Member for Gellibrand. Prior to his election, Tim was a senior Manager at Telstra. He was also a corporate lawyer at Mallesons Stephen Jaques, Senior Advisor to former Victorian Premier John Brumby and Deputy Chief of Staff to Senator Stephen Conroy. Tim holds a Masters of Science (Hons)(Politics and Communications) from the London School of Economics, a Masters of Public Policy and Management (Monash) and a Bachelor of Laws (Hons, Bond). He tweets @timwattsmp

Articles by Tim Watts

The time to tackle family violence is now

Australians are crying out for leadership from all sides of politics to put an end to the torment of family violence. Unfortunately, ‘leadership’ of this kind is easier to call for than it is to describe. Commentators often seem to … Read More

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Summer Reading List

The Australian way of life peaks in December. Test Cricket returns to our stadiums and TV screens. Christmas parties fill up our beaches and bowls clubs. And Summer Reading lists are published for every conceivable demographic subset of the Australian … Read More

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World’s envy: Australia’s higher education system

Joseph Stiglitz’s recent visit to Australia, including his Chifley Conversation with Shadow Treasurer Chris Bowen and Chifley Research Centre ED, Michael Cooney, has sharpened the focus on values in the Australian political debate. Stiglitz brought an outsider’s perspective to the … Read More

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Labor’s Future Lies In Progressive Leadership, not Progressive Liberalism

Throughout the tumultuous highs and lows of the Australian Labor Party’s 120 year history, there has been one constant; an on-going existential debate about the party’s philosophical purpose. While in the past this debate has been primarily animated from the … Read More

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