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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

Prospects for a progressive agenda By Terri Butler

This article was co-authored by Terri Butler MP and Andrew Giles MP.  20 years ago, Blur's Damon Albarn sang: 'I'm a professional cynic, but my heart's not in it.' He was Read More

16 Jan 2015 in New Progressive Thinking

Summer Reading List By Tim Watts

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 Read More

22 Dec 2014 in New Progressive Thinking

Achieving health outcomes sans intergenerational inequity By Andrew Giles

Over the past couple of weeks, the Coalition’s shambolic and dishonest position on the GP Tax has underlined the uncertainty around the proposed Medical Research Future Fund. A number of prominent Read More

17 Dec 2014 in New Progressive Thinking

Defending our national broadcaster is as easy as ABC By Andrew Leigh

Before last year’s election Tony Abbott looked down the barrel of a camera and solemnly promised that there would be no cuts to the ABC. We now hear that his Read More

08 Dec 2014 in New Progressive Thinking

Doubling down on dishonesty – Abbott’s year in review By Joseph Ludwig

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 Read More

05 Dec 2014 in New Progressive Thinking

Review: Pathways to Deep Decarbonisation in 2050 By Felicity Wade

World events are making it increasingly clear that leadership on climate action is a mission Labor must embrace. It is easy however to get lost in the labyrinth of climate policy. Read More

20 Nov 2014 in New Progressive Thinking

Remember, remember, the 2nd of December By Michael Cooney

Today, the second of December, has often been an amazing day in Australian politics. This was the day in 2003 that Mark Latham “shook up the world” and seized the Labor Read More

02 Dec 2014 in New Progressive Thinking

Ben Chifley and the bank nationalisation By Denis Lenihan

In August 1947, Ben Chifley’s Labor Government decided in favour of nationalising Australia’s private banks. The controversy is well-remembered – though the Chifley Government’s purpose, to establish modern central banking Read More

20 Nov 2014 in New Progressive Thinking

Should we charge babies for child care? By Cressida Wall

Ryan Batchelor's post the other day on Paid Parental Leave reminded me how difficult the debate still is. The fact that Tony Abbott’s paid parental scheme has turned out to be controversial is Read More

20 Nov 2014 in New Progressive Thinking
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    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

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

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

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    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.

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


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