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Health and the Federation By Catherine King

There are few more respected institutions in Australia than Medicare. Universal health care is now such an article of faith that even conservative governments seeking to tear it down have Read More

08 Apr 2015 in New Progressive Thinking

The time to tackle family violence is now By Tim Watts

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 Read More

20 Mar 2015 in New Progressive Thinking

The elephant in the IGR – Australia’s cities By Andrew Giles

There’s much not to like about Joe Hockey’s Inter-Generational Report. It is a profoundly backwards-looking, as well as deeply political document, anchored in the failures of last year’s budget – not Read More

20 Mar 2015 in New Progressive Thinking

The progression of dispossession By Michael Lucas

Having been here over forty-thousand years Australian Aboriginal people are patient. But having witnessed the occurrences of the last twenty years – that patience surely is just about worn through. The Read More

06 Mar 2015 in New Progressive Thinking

Why the rush? The complex reality of telecommunications data retention By Terri Butler

The Abbott government has a bill before the Parliament to require phone and internet companies to retain everyone’s telecommunications data for two years. The Prime Minister Mr Abbott has made Read More

18 Feb 2015 in New Progressive Thinking

More cuts are not the path to prosperity By Ryan Batchelor

Clear economic choices face UK voters and the Australian Government, writes Ryan Batchelor of the Chifley Research Centre. In less than three months the United Kingdom will vote in a General Read More

13 Feb 2015 in New Progressive Thinking

Stalk the Leader – Liberal Edition By Daniel Mookhey

Liberal leadership shenanigans are such fun to watch. They tend combine lethal intent with a heady dose of farce. New platforms, new strategies, even an alternate candidate - none are Read More

10 Feb 2015 in New Progressive Thinking

Freedom of Information Act is under attack By Polo Guilbert-Wright

Doing away with the Freedom of Information Act (FoI) sounds like a crazy idea. Especially when you consider the way the Abbott government has gone about reducing access to information Read More

06 Feb 2015 in New Progressive Thinking

Mateship: a very Australian history By Michael Cooney

Hello and welcome to this launch of Nick Dyrenfurth’s Mateship: a very Australian history here in St Kilda on this Australia Day weekend. Let me begin by acknowledging the traditional owners Read More

27 Jan 2015 in New Progressive Thinking

From Cinderella to Pauper By Elliot Stein

This is a story about two towns 900 kilometres apart - Barcaldine and Brisbane. There were twenty three school leavers from Barcaldine last year. Three have jobs, one is going to university Read More

16 Jan 2015 in New Progressive Thinking
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    Cameron Clyne is the former CEO of National Australia Bank and now chairman of advisory firm Camel Partners and a

    Catherine King

    Catherine King is the Shadow Minister for Health and Member for Ballarat.

    Cilla DeLacy

    Cilla has 20 years’ experience in public policy and corporate strategy across the water, land use planning and environmental management

    David Coats

    David Coats is in Australia as a Visitor at the Chifley Research Centre. He is a research fellow at the

    Gabrielle Kuiper

    Dr Gabrielle Kuiper has a background in science, sustainability and urban planning. She was previously Senior Adviser, Climate Change, Energy

    Jim Chalmers

    Jim Chalmers MP is Shadow Minister for Finance, and the federal Labor Member for Rankin. Prior to his election

    Linda Tirado

    Linda Tirado is a completely average American. She also has good rants about how much it sucks to be poor

    Terri Butler

    Terri Butler is the federal Labor Member for Griffith, Queensland.

    Tim Kennedy

    Tim Kennedy is national secretary of the National Union of Workers, organising for secure jobs and a fair Australia.


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