Geoff Gallop

Geoff Gallop
After attending school in Geraldton, Professor Geoff Gallop studied at University of WA, Oxford and Murdoch Universities. From 1986 to 2006 he was a Member of the Western Australian Legislative Assembly. Professor Gallop was a Minister in the Lawrence Labor Government from 1990 to 1993, the Leader of the Opposition from 1996 to 2001 and the Premier of Western Australia from 2001 to 2006. After retiring from politics he was appointed Professor and Director of the Graduate School of Government, The University of Sydney, a position he still holds. He chairs the Australia Awards Board for the Commonwealth Government. In 2008 he was made a Companion of the Order of Australia.

Articles by Geoff Gallop

Mars curiosity would be lost in Australia

The following conversation was overheard last week. It involved “the man from Mars” MFM, “the man from talk back radio MTBR, and “the man with the facts” MWF. First published by the Sydney Morning Herald on 16 April 2013. It wasn’t surprising that … Read More

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Class wars: who is framing the debate?

It’s often remarked that the most difficult challenge facing politicians is to frame the terms of any debate. Is the debate about welfare framed as “producers” versus “bludgers”, or is it a case of “the haves” versus “the have-nots”? It … Read More

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What are social democratic values?

You might say that the values guiding social democrats haven’t changed much over the years. We believe in liberty, both civil and political; equality, both legal and social; and solidarity, both national and international. However, values are one thing, how … Read More

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