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Beyond 2019 and Towards 2022 By Ryan Batchelor

May 18 seems like such a long time ago. For many of us it still feels incredibly raw. Every day we see the consequences of Labor’s failure to win the Read More

24 Oct 2019 in New Progressive Thinking

Close the Gender Pay Gap Now By Brett Gale

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 Read More

19 Aug 2019 in New Progressive Thinking

Thoughts from Down Under By Brett Gale

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 Read More

22 May 2019 in New Progressive Thinking

A secure future rests on a stronger democracy By Andrew Giles

As developed democracies face more complex policy challenges, their capacity to resolve them has been undermined. To make, and entrench, progressive reform we have to confront this wider problem of Read More

13 Mar 2019 in New Progressive Thinking

Protecting the Future – Federal Leadership for Australia’s Environment By Brett Gale

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 Read More

23 Jan 2019 in New Progressive Thinking

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

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 Read More

14 Dec 2018 in New Progressive Thinking

Give Australia’s Environment the Protection It Deserves By Brett Gale

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 Read More

20 Nov 2018 in New Progressive Thinking

Protecting the Future: Federal Leadership for Australia’s Environment By Brett Gale

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 Read More

16 Nov 2018 in New Progressive Thinking

Will India ever Align with the West? By Kadira Pethiyagoda

When Indian and American Foreign and Defence Ministers/Secretaries met this week, they signed an agreement which would further strengthen security ties and the broader strategic partnership between the two countries.  Read More

24 Oct 2018 in New Progressive Thinking

Loneliness: Our Public Health Problem By Andrew Giles

Australians aren’t known for talking about their problems, or for reaching out to others. This needs to change, because social isolation is on the rise and its effects are alarming. A Read More

03 Sep 2018 in New Progressive Thinking
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