Dennis Glover

Dennis Glover
Dr Dennis Glover is a professional speechwriter, a Fellow of the Per Capita think tank, and a political columnist in The Australian and the Australian Financial Review. He has previously worked on the staff of Kim Beazley, Simon Crean, Mark Latham, Julia Gillard and Wayne Swan, and as a senior executive member of the Treasury Department. He currently writes speeches for members of the Labor Government as well as business and community leaders. He is the author of two non-fiction works (Orwell’s Australia, Scribe 2003; The Art of Great Speeches, CUP 2010). He has a B.A. Hons from Monash University and a PhD from the University of Cambridge, where he was a member of King’s College.

Articles by Dennis Glover

Joseph Stiglitz points the way to Labor’s future

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 prioritising economic reform”. The vertical axis plotted the estimated … Read More

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Rethinking the Welfare State

Labor has begun the process of reviewing our platform. The welfare state is one of the major areas that will be reconsidered. As economies evolve, welfare states must evolve as well. Where should we start? My fifteen years of experience … Read More

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A new spectre is haunting the land: class warfare. And I think I know where it’s coming from.

If you have been watching commercial television recently you would have noticed a series of advertisements for a financial product in which a smug financier wearing an expensive suit appears at various resorts, restaurants and shopping centres telling us that … Read More

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