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  • ENVIRONMENT

    If governments won't fix climate change, people power will

    • Inna Tsyrlin
    • 18 September 2006

    A visiting Dutch environmental economist says it may be too late to expect governments to wake up to the dire need to make and implement adequate policies. He says it is time for us to "work on our government", rather than wait for the government to work on us, to change the way we live.

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  • AUSTRALIA

    Discourse without dialogue in Australian politics

    • Tony Smith
    • 07 August 2006
    1 Comment

    Former Labor minister John Button anticipated the current low point in political discourse, with defenders and critics of government policy having lost the capacity to engage in dialogue, particularly in the field of public morality.

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  • AUSTRALIA

    Opening Whitlam’s cabinet

    • Troy Bramston
    • 09 July 2006

    The annual release of the once secret cabinet papers on New Year’s Day is now a political ritual. After 30 years, the public is able to look at cabinet’s deliberations on weighty matters, which have been kept under lock and key for a generation.

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  • AUSTRALIA

    Fair Go, FairWear

    • Daisy Gardener
    • 26 June 2006
    1 Comment

    The Independent Contractors Legislation recently introduced in Parliament affects many immigrant outworkers. The fashion industry faces a serious challenge over unfair practices towards outworkers.

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  • AUSTRALIA

    Wherefore art thou Billy?

    • Troy Bramston
    • 31 May 2006

    Revisiting the government of Billy McMahon

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  • AUSTRALIA

    A part-time ‘working’ nation

    • Tim Martyn
    • 14 May 2006

    While Australia enjoys its lowest official unemployment rate in 28 years, it’s time to reflect upon the true level of labour-market exclusion and prospects for the unemployed and working poor.

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  • AUSTRALIA

    Truth? You can’t handle the truth

    • John Schumann
    • 14 May 2006

    Morag Fraser and John Schumann reflect on the crucial role of truth in our society.

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  • AUSTRALIA

    On the edge of Europe

    • Anthony Ham
    • 08 May 2006

    Norway has enjoyed great prosperity but this may not continue indefinitely

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  • ENVIRONMENT

    Spicks and specks

    • Tim Thwaites
    • 29 April 2006

    Scientific research is all about making life more predictable. So it’s odd that one of the great fascinations of research is its very unpredictability.

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  • AUSTRALIA

    Rancour in the rank and file

    • Nick Way
    • 27 April 2006

    Nick Way looks at the reasons behind poor morale among Victoria’s biggest union.

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  • AUSTRALIA

    Bracing for the five-ring circus

    • Jeremy Clarke
    • 27 April 2006

    The Chinese people are conscious of the immense work involved in bringing a ‘New Beijing’ into being before the ‘Great Olympics’

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  • AUSTRALIA

    Why I quit the department

    • Tom Davis
    • 24 April 2006

    The organisational culture within Australia’s Department of Immigration appears to have little regard for human rights, but an ex-insider says it didn’t have to be that way

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