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Look who is earning your trust on interest rates By Fergus Maguire

Who do you trust to keep the economy strong, and protect family living standards? Who do you trust to keep interest rates low? John Howard's pitch from the 2004 election campaign Read More

04 Apr 2013 in New Progressive Thinking

Time to double down on policy By Ben Keneally

There can be no doubt that the electorate is in the mood for change. Tony Abbott’s highly effective negative campaigning and our own internal disputes have combined to create a Read More

03 Apr 2013 in New Progressive Thinking

Class wars: who is framing the debate? By Geoff Gallop

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 Read More

26 Mar 2013 in New Progressive Thinking

Climate change, history wars and twelve months of a LNP Queensland By Jane Austen

Twelve months ago tomorrow, Labor members and supporters were campaigning to reinstate the Bligh Labor government for a second term in its own right. What happened next sent a shock wave Read More

22 Mar 2013 in New Progressive Thinking

The sequester and the bedroom tax: Ideology, populism and the consequences of conservative politics By Tim Dixon

Franklin Delano Roosevelt was surely the greatest American president of the twentieth century - but that's not enough to save him from the Tea Party Republicans. The tour guides at FDR’s Read More

19 Mar 2013 in New Progressive Thinking

Slash and Burn By Jim Chalmers

The Institute of Public Affairs has given us a sneak preview of the savage cuts Australians could expect if Tony Abbott were to become Prime Minister. The Liberal Party should be Read More

18 Mar 2013 in New Progressive Thinking

Dodging the austerity bullet By Jim Chalmers

Anyone who thinks Australia's Labor Government hasn't got it right on the economy need only look at Britain's woes under the Conservatives. In judging economic policies, it is best to consider Read More

14 Mar 2013 in New Progressive Thinking

Taking a longer view on Australia’s jobs record By Fergus Maguire

The media's coverage of the monthly jobs data too often misses the bigger picture. Regardless of whether the unemployment rate edges up or down from month to month, the fact is Read More

14 Mar 2013 in New Progressive Thinking

Italian Democrats wake up with an electoral hangover By Nick Martin

Italy’s centre-left have won the election, but will they lose the war against austerity and populist challengers? Many hoped an emphatic win in Italy for the Partito Democratico (PD) would cement Read More

13 Mar 2013 in New Progressive Thinking

Christopher Pyne’s Education Values By Jack Cormery

I try not to think about Christopher Pyne, I really do. So-called “wet” Liberals who run a hard-right agenda for the purposes of career advancement are a special breed. They always Read More

11 Mar 2013 in New Progressive Thinking
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