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Achieving health outcomes sans intergenerational inequity By Andrew Giles

Over the past couple of weeks, the Coalition’s shambolic and dishonest position on the GP Tax has underlined the uncertainty around the proposed Medical Research Future Fund. A number of prominent Read More

17 Dec 2014 in New Progressive Thinking

Defending our national broadcaster is as easy as ABC By Andrew Leigh

Before last year’s election Tony Abbott looked down the barrel of a camera and solemnly promised that there would be no cuts to the ABC. We now hear that his Read More

08 Dec 2014 in New Progressive Thinking

Doubling down on dishonesty – Abbott’s year in review By Joseph Ludwig

As the political year comes to a close, it deserves a bit of reflection on the work of the Government. I suspect Tony Abbott is keen to have the year over Read More

05 Dec 2014 in New Progressive Thinking

Review: Pathways to Deep Decarbonisation in 2050 By Felicity Wade

World events are making it increasingly clear that leadership on climate action is a mission Labor must embrace. It is easy however to get lost in the labyrinth of climate policy. Read More

20 Nov 2014 in New Progressive Thinking

Remember, remember, the 2nd of December By Michael Cooney

Today, the second of December, has often been an amazing day in Australian politics. This was the day in 2003 that Mark Latham “shook up the world” and seized the Labor Read More

02 Dec 2014 in New Progressive Thinking

Ben Chifley and the bank nationalisation By Denis Lenihan

In August 1947, Ben Chifley’s Labor Government decided in favour of nationalising Australia’s private banks. The controversy is well-remembered – though the Chifley Government’s purpose, to establish modern central banking Read More

20 Nov 2014 in New Progressive Thinking

Should we charge babies for child care? By Cressida Wall

Ryan Batchelor's post the other day on Paid Parental Leave reminded me how difficult the debate still is. The fact that Tony Abbott’s paid parental scheme has turned out to be controversial is Read More

20 Nov 2014 in New Progressive Thinking

Five things we can learn from the first Labor Government By Elliot Stein

Consider this scenario: a minority Labor Government, a vicious press gallery, an opposition saying the government is illegitimate, a bold new policy program, tension between cabinet and caucus, and three Read More

20 Nov 2014 in New Progressive Thinking

Social mobility for all not the few By Polo Guilbert-Wright

In 1931 James Truslow Adams suggested the American Dream meant “life should be better and richer and fuller for everyone, with opportunity for each according to ability or achievement" regardless of social class Read More

13 Nov 2014 in New Progressive Thinking

The act of remembrance By Tanja Kovac

The Eleventh of November 2014 is a significant day for the labour movement. The anniversary of Remembrance Day, the first anniversary of the Whitlam Dismissal to be celebrated without Gough – Read More

11 Nov 2014 in New Progressive Thinking
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