keywords: Privatisation

  • AUSTRALIA

    Sex and secrecy close doors to good policy

    • Michael Mullins
    • 07 September 2009
    2 Comments

    Last week's sex scandal provides lessons for leaders on both sides of politics. Those energised by quality 'open-source' conversation will speak to the electorate more effectively than those who derive their inspiration from behind the closed doors of either the faction meeting room or the bedroom.

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  • ENVIRONMENT

    Greenhouse mafia's scorching approach to climate change

    • John Button
    • 09 January 2008

    No wonder people hope for arguments which suggest climate change will go away. The discussion about climate change has become increasingly feverish, polemical and downright dishonest. From 13 June 2007.

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  • AUSTRALIA

    Who has the fairest IR policy?

    • Keith Harvey
    • 27 June 2007
    2 Comments

    The Government’s "fairness" Bill provided that new agreements should compensate employees for loss of particular award conditions. Since individual agreements remain the cornerstone of the Government’s laws, the fundamental right of employees to bargain collectively and be represented by their union remains absent.

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  • ARTS AND CULTURE

    Greenhouse mafia's scorching approach to climate change

    • John Button
    • 13 June 2007
    11 Comments

    No wonder people hope for arguments which suggest climate change will go away. The discussion about climate change has become increasingly feverish, polemical and downright dishonest.

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  • RELIGION

    Which ideas belong in the public sphere?

    • Peter Douglas
    • 27 February 2007

    The post-Enlightenment commitment to the rational testing of claims is important if we are avoid the excesses of fundamentalism. But it could be time to accept that the range of acceptable ideas has been too narrow.

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  • ARTS AND CULTURE

    Beyond the clichés of US colonisation of Australia

    • Michael Ashby
    • 07 August 2006

    Denis Altman's 51st State aims to undermine the clichés associated with Australian-US Relatons, without underestimating the remorseless destruction of Australian identity, and political and business life, as well as many local norms and icons.

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  • AUSTRALIA

    Observations from our contributors

    • Morag Fraser, David Glanz, Anthony Ham, Andrew Bullen
    • 26 June 2006

    Dr Seuss’ books, Peace under fire, The good life, Sidney Nolan

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  • ARTS AND CULTURE

    Political overdrive

    • Stephen Holt
    • 24 June 2006

    Stephen Holt meets Marilyn Dodkin’s Bob Carr: The Reluctant Leader.

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  • ARTS AND CULTURE

    Heavy hand

    • Lia Kent
    • 18 June 2006

    Nation-building is a fraught and messy business. Michael Ignatieff knows that well.

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  • ARTS AND CULTURE

    Whodunnit

    • Juliette Hughes
    • 07 June 2006

    If economic rationalism has hit Australia hard, with the widening gap between rich and poor, the damage I’ve seen in my birth country has been far worse.

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  • AUSTRALIA

    United they stand

    • David Glanz
    • 05 June 2006

    David Glanz on the World Social Forum’s agenda.

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  • AUSTRALIA

    Capital investment

    • Andy Blunden
    • 14 May 2006

    Andy Blunden examines proposals to target poverty and exclusion.

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