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Give Australia’s Environment the Protection It Deserves

It’s an odd paradox of Australian life that while we love to boast globally about our natural environment we don’t really have the structures in place to adequately protect it. The Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act (EPBC) 1999 was … Read More

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Protecting the Future: Federal Leadership for Australia’s Environment

Australians are immensely proud of our natural environment. From our golden beaches to our verdant rainforests, Australia seems to be a nation blessed with an abundance of nature’s riches. Our natural environment has played a starring role in Australian movies … Read More

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What the BCA should be doing but isn’t

For most Australians the ability of Australia’s business lobby to continually offer a “tin ear” to the views of average Australians is flabbergasting. The latest example is the proposal by the Business Council of Australia to levy its members for … Read More

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Book Review: “The Rise of the Outsiders:  How Mainstream Politics Lost its Way”

A spectre is haunting Europe.  So began the opening words of one of the most famous political treatises of all time.  But it’s not Karl Marx’s spectre of communism that haunts Europe today.  Nor is it only Europe that’s haunted.  … Read More

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Interview with Matthew Laza, Director of the Policy Network

As social democratic parties continue to lose elections in Europe they are increasingly looking to Australia and New Zealand as beacons of hope.  Chifley Executive Director Brett Gale recently caught up with Matthew Laza the Director of the Policy Network … Read More

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