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  • AUSTRALIA

    40 Days: Commonality

    • Andrew Hamilton
    • 13 March 2024

    In the face of developments where the commons are intruded upon for private profit and economic efficiency, we need to treasure such unfashionable concepts as the commonwealth, the common good and the houses of commons – the places for deliberation and decision where what is in the common interest is given priority over the benefit of the few.

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  • AUSTRALIA

    Absolute obedience: David McBride and the limits of duty

    • Binoy Kampmark
    • 30 November 2023
    3 Comments

    Charged with breaching national security for exposing alleged war crimes by Australian forces in Afghanistan, former Australian military lawyer David McBride's trial in Canberra rekindles a debate that tests the boundaries of military obedience and public interest. At the heart of this legal battle lies the question: when does the duty to expose wrongdoing outweigh the duty to follow orders?  

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  • AUSTRALIA

    Politicians and their words

    • Gillian Bouras
    • 25 October 2023
    11 Comments

    In a world where every politician has something to say, only a select few wield their words well. As we grapple with the failure of the recent Voice referendum, it's worth drawing from these leaders and questioning what truly guides political decisions - morality or self-interest?

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  • AUSTRALIA

    Changing the housing story

    • John Falzon
    • 21 September 2023
    3 Comments

    In the face of Australia's pressing housing crisis, is the solution merely a question of funds, or does it demand a deeper overhaul? Many are calling for a transformed government role, one that abandons the shackles of neoliberalism, prioritises social infrastructure, and champions the collective good over select interests.

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  • INTERNATIONAL

    Being disinterested in Djokovic

    • Binoy Kampmark
    • 20 September 2023
    3 Comments

    Novak Djokovic's on-court triumphs are undeniable, yet off-court controversies spark widespread debate. Navigating the complex interplay of admiration, critique, and understanding becomes essential in grasping the narrative of this unparalleled yet enigmatic champion. Can we disentangle his sporting prowess from off-court controversies?

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  • AUSTRALIA

    On housing bubbles

    • David Halliday
    • 01 September 2023

    Australia's housing market trembles as homeowners confront rising interest rates and mortgage defaults surge. Predicted by some a decade ago, this  shift stems from years of speculative investing and homes transforming into commodities. The challenge now: can policymakers balance housing affordability without destabilising the market's value?

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  • AUSTRALIA

    Who pays the price? Australia's inflation challenge

    • Joe Zabar
    • 28 June 2023
    3 Comments

    As Australian households grapple with soaring living costs and rising inflation, many are questioning the efficacy of the RBA's interest rate strategy, making the case for comprehensive government intervention to right the economic course.

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  • AUSTRALIA

    The moral grammar of budgets

    • Max Jeganathan
    • 11 May 2023

    In the midst of budget season, a question lingers: Are we mere self-interested individuals, exclusive tribespeople, or true citizens committed to the common good? As the Treasurer unveils new allocations, the focus remains on headlines while overlooking the moral essence of budgetary decisions.

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  • ECONOMICS

    Daring to intrude in the dismal science

    • Andrew Hamilton
    • 02 March 2023
    3 Comments

    As politicians and economists search for a simple solution to inflation, high debt, and rising interest rates, Australia's inequality has become a defining feature of its economy. As the fear of unintended consequences and the power of vested interests loom large, incremental reform may be the only way to reduce inequality and serve the common good.

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  • ARTS AND CULTURE

    Eternal questions?

    • Gillian Bouras
    • 18 January 2023
    7 Comments

    The ‘no religion’ question is complicated and interesting and connected with social change. We live in a much more complex world than previously. Even in my own childhood, it was accepted as a fact that most people were believers of varying degrees of conviction and form. Agnosticism and atheism were not matters for discussion.

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  • ARTS AND CULTURE

    Yellowstone and the Machiavellians

    • Juliette Hughes
    • 09 December 2022
    2 Comments

    This year I discovered Yellowstone, and my all-too-easy-breezy dismissal of the series has changed to respect and continuing interest because it has made me think about humanity and the world. It made me reflect on being human, and what (despite and often because of our best aims and intentions) we might have to do in the world to survive.

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  • AUSTRALIA

    The Australian housing crisis: A Roundtable

    • David Halliday, Peter Mares, John Falzon, Nicola Nemaric, Rae Dufty-Jones
    • 18 November 2022
    1 Comment

    Despite rising interest rates and the recent dip in property values, Australia’s housing situation places it among the least affordable property market in the world. With a rise in homelessness and younger Australians locked out of an inflated housing market, what is the way forward for Australia? 

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