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A full-frontal assault on Australia’s universal health system By Chifley Research Centre

Chifley staff writer JM Butskell* asks if the 2014 Budget spells the end of universal healthcare. A month after the Budget, the public debate on health policy is still mostly focused Read More

16 Jun 2014 in New Progressive Thinking

Evolution not revolution By Michael Cooney

Joe Hockey's remarkable "my Budget is fair" speech to the Sydney Institute this week shows that Labor is reframing the national economic and political debate around the values that matter Read More

14 Jun 2014 in New Progressive Thinking

Prosperity politics is so last decade. Austerity politics is in. By Daniel Mookhey

How good was all that revenue from the mining boom. Remember that? That lost golden age, when we happily swapped the Pilbara's iron ore for Chinese rivers of gold. When Read More

13 Jun 2014 in New Progressive Thinking

Budgeting for inequality By Jim Chalmers

Joe Hockey’s speech this week shows the Budget will make Australia less equal, not by accident but by design, argues Jim Chalmers. Simon Sinek is not a household name in Australia Read More

12 Jun 2014 in New Progressive Thinking

Making the good better By Bill Nicol

The single greatest problem we as a nation have in confronting disasters is that we define them too narrowly. We are not alone in this. It is a common Western Read More

12 Jun 2014 in New Progressive Thinking

An imported day without importance By Elliot Stein

It's hard not to love a long weekend. A good chance to recharge the batteries, spend time with friends and family, maybe even duck down to the coast. Public holidays are Read More

09 Jun 2014 in New Progressive Thinking

Pursuing the politics of change By Vittorio Trevitt

The Whitlam Government introduced landmark reforms and paved the way for a more progressive Australia. Vittorio Trevitt tells us the UK perspective...  The concept of change is central to the identity of the Read More

08 Jun 2014 in New Progressive Thinking

The sullen stealth of disaster By Bill Nicol

This is the first article in a series entitled The Disaster Blogs. Western nations, not just Australia, are in the process of a massive economic transformation. Just look at the middle class. Read More

05 Jun 2014 in New Progressive Thinking

Our vision – Labor values in practice By Sinclair Armour

Sinclair Armour tell us how promoting Labor values can be put into policy practice.  Things have changed over the century since the formation of the Australian Labor Party. The older one Read More

03 Jun 2014 in New Progressive Thinking

Australia would never be as egalitarian as it is without trade unions By Maheswaran Sridaran

A defining feature of Australia is its claim that it is a country which has an egalitarian society; that is a claim that Australia has always made, throughout its history, Read More

22 May 2014 in New Progressive Thinking
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