New Progressive Thinking

Don’t let the permanent backlash stop education reform By Jim Chalmers

For Australians who think our country can do better than cynical game-playing, the Prime Minister's ambitious and visionary schools plan is their chance to unite behind a big national project. First Read More

15 Apr 2013 in New Progressive Thinking

Policy off a Long Run By Jim Chalmers

Critics of the superannuation policy process don't understand that you can have a long policy run-up, or less of the damaging speculation, but not both. Jim's article was published by The Read More

11 Apr 2013 in New Progressive Thinking

And the best supporting role in the $1b Jobs Plan goes to… Indigenous business By Natalie Walker

The Australian Government’s recently released $1b Jobs Plan is a once in a generation opportunity for Indigenous business to take up the role of supporting the growth of our economy. On Read More

08 Apr 2013 in New Progressive Thinking

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

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 Read More

05 Apr 2013 in New Progressive Thinking

Liberal Dose of Hypocrisy on Super By Jim Chalmers

The absurdity of the Liberal Party’s outrage over superannuation concessions for the most wealthy in our society knows no bounds. A cursory look back at their positions over time reveals a Read More

04 Apr 2013 in New Progressive Thinking

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
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