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A policy when you don’t want a policy By Tom Skladzien

In releasing their Industry Innovation and Competitiveness Agenda, the government has finally recognised that ‘get out of the way’ is no substitute for real industry policy. Unfortunately, once we look Read More

28 Oct 2014 in New Progressive Thinking

A potential Labour Government in 2015: policy continuity or a break from the past? By Vittorio Trevitt

The general election in May 2015 will be a decisive one for the British people, who will decide on whether to elect a government that will continue along the path Read More

21 Oct 2014 in New Progressive Thinking

The burka ban blunder laid bare By Michael Cooney

This article was first published by The Drum Online on 20 October 2014. It turns out the conservative proponents of the burka ban were not the evil geniuses of wedge politics Read More

20 Oct 2014 in New Progressive Thinking

Vance Joy’s ‘Riptide’ and the Importance of Progressive Patriotism By Clara Jordan-Baird

A few weeks ago, while debating the merits of Vance Joy’s ‘Riptide’ as number one on Triple J’s Hottest 100 this year, a friend related a story to me. She Read More

17 Oct 2014 in New Progressive Thinking

The rich get richer and the middle class go fishing By Cilla DeLacy

The great English economist Alfred Marshall called economics the study of mankind in the ordinary business of life. That said, economics should be about organising ourselves, our communities and our Read More

10 Oct 2014 in New Progressive Thinking

In the shadow of giants: the paradox of modernisation in the second generation || Henry Boote Address By Michael Cooney

HENRY BOOTE ADDRESS London, Friday 26 September 2014  *** Thank you my old mate Patrick [DIAMOND]. I know many of you here are familiar with Patrick’s thought leadership in progressive politics in the UK Read More

27 Sep 2014 in New Progressive Thinking

The work for Labor’s generation X leaders By Michael Cooney

Following is an extract of the Henry Boote Address – "In the shadow of giants: the paradox of modernisation in the second generation” – which was given at a UK Read More

26 Sep 2014 in New Progressive Thinking

The myth of the bad century By Michael Cooney

This article was first published in Quarterly Essay (number 55) in September 2014. It is a response essay to Quarterly Essay (number 54) "Dragon's Tail: The Lucky Country after the Read More

26 Sep 2014 in New Progressive Thinking

Abetz says flexibility, we say insecurity. By Susie Allison

The Abbott government’s proposed changes to the Fair Work Act pose a real threat to basic employment rights. When understood in the context of an increasing casual and short-term contract Read More

11 Sep 2014 in New Progressive Thinking

Technology, teaching and the future of work By Jim Chalmers

This article was first published by The Drum Online on Monday 8 September 2014.  Ours is a democracy, and we have choices. The economist and writer Tyler Cowen described what it would look like Read More

09 Sep 2014 in New Progressive Thinking
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    Catherine King

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

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

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    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

    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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