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Remembering Norman Kirk: The Whitlam of New Zealand By Vittorio Trevitt

At a time when both Australia and its neighbour New Zealand are run by conservative governments, it is important for social democrats in those countries to look at past social-democratic Read More

28 Jul 2014 in New Progressive Thinking

Recovery: the missing element By Bill Nicol

What is often missing form most disaster recovery programs? Believe it or not, recovery itself. Recovery includes but goes beyond emergency response and physical reconstruction. It is the human element where Read More

24 Jul 2014 in New Progressive Thinking

Second Generation of Success By Jim Chalmers

During a recent meeting at my local Khmer Buddhist Temple, a visiting senior Asian politician recounted to me a joke that got me thinking: what’s the difference between a migrant Read More

22 Jul 2014 in New Progressive Thinking

Seven lessons for Australia’s economic and political debate from the World Cup By Amit Singh

If you chose to measure modern philosophical periods by certain events, perhaps the World Cup is a useful starting point. Four years between events, a month long extravaganza of historic Read More

22 Jul 2014 in New Progressive Thinking

Where will the jobs come from? By Jenny McAllister

In Vanity Fair in 2012 Professor Joseph Stiglitz reflected on the prolonged economic downturn in the United States, comparing it with the Great Depression. He argued that in both cases, Read More

17 Jul 2014 in New Progressive Thinking

Business not as usual By Bill Nicol

Having worked deep in the bowels of the world’s largest and arguably its most successful but also now its least recognised disaster recovery program—the reconstruction of Aceh after the 2004 Read More

17 Jul 2014 in New Progressive Thinking

Financial advice: the most unfair liberal lie yet? By Amit Singh

The whole business around financial advice reforms is very complicated so let's try to simplify it. Like all things it's a balancing act. On the one hand, there is consumer protection Read More

16 Jul 2014 in New Progressive Thinking

Joseph Stiglitz points the way to Labor’s future By Dennis Glover

First published by the Australian Financial Review.  Recently a friend showed me the template of a graph currently circulating within one of Australia’s best-funded think tanks. It was titled “Framework for Read More

15 Jul 2014 in New Progressive Thinking

Unlocking Asian languages By Merric Foley

The centre of economic power is shifting east and Australian governments of all stripes are trying to position the next generation to take advantage of this historic opportunity. A key position Read More

15 Jul 2014 in New Progressive Thinking

World’s envy: Australia’s higher education system By Tim Watts

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 Read More

14 Jul 2014 in New Progressive Thinking
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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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