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Close the Gender Pay Gap Now

As the world celebrated the 50th Anniversary of the moon landing recently here in Australia another significant 50th anniversary passed, one that didn’t receive anywhere near as much commemoration as the moon landing.   June 19 2019 marked the 50th … Read More

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Closing the Gender Pay Gap

It’s been 50 years since the first equal pay act in Australia and it shouldn’t take another 50 years to achieve gender pay equity.  Chifley Research Centre’s newest research report examines the policies needed to close the gender pay gap … Read More

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Socially Democratic: Public Policy with Brett Gale

Our Executive Director recently talked to the Socially Democratic podcast about the way forward for progressive policy in the wake of Labor’s recent election loss. Listen along here, or on your preferred podcast platform.  

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A new history of Ben Chifley

Chifley Research Centre is proud to promote the publication of a new scholarly work on our namesake Ben Chifley.  Deakin University Academic Julie Suares has recently published a fascinating look at Ben Chifley’s international policies and his role on the … Read More

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Thoughts from Down Under

Our Executive Director was asked by a UK think tank to draw some initial lessons for international social democrats audience from Labor’s election loss.  Here are his thoughts. In the space of three days last week the Australian Labor Party … Read More

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Protecting the Future – Federal Leadership for Australia’s Environment

This CRC policy paper highlights the shortcomings of Australia’s current Environmental Laws.  It offers a way forward for a new structural framework for protecting our environment. With threats to the environment – including climate change and rapid population growth – … Read More

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What’s the Matter with America? Nothing that Can’t be Fixed by Australia

When the Chifley Research Centre sponsored American author Thomas Frank’s visit to Australia earlier this year we subtitled his visit “Lessons for Australia from Trump’s America.  As it turns out the visit may also have been titled “Lessons for America … Read More

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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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