Monthly Archives: June 2017

Politicking, the price of democracy?

It is barely a year since the last federal election, but already the political heat is building to discard Malcolm Turnbull as Leader of the ruling Coalition Party. Turnbull is charged with departing from the core conservative values of the … Continue reading

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A plea for more evidence-based political decision making.

The Impossible Dream? What odds would you give that the besieged Turnbull government will be able to achieve bipartisan agreement on how to tackle climate change? Australia has had a decade of political point scoring between the two major parties, … Continue reading

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A referendum Australia needs to have.

Since Federation in 1901, there have been 19 referendums proposing 44 potential changes to the Constitutional framework of Australia’s Commonwealth government, uniting the State and territory administrations of the British colonial settlements. Only 8 measures have been approved. Now in … Continue reading

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Is Journalism becoming meddlesome?

Australian Journalism is alive and vibrant, but unfortunately journalistic talent is being constrained. Static traditional Australian media outlets are being phased out as the public turns from reading well-written papers and magazines, to ad-ridden, often ugly interactive digital media, in … Continue reading

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