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Not jobs and growth but post-capitalism – and creative industries show the way

Not jobs and growth but post-capitalism – and creative industries show the way

The term “creative industries” was first applied to the cultural sector by UK New Labour in 1998, and rapidly gained global traction.

26 July, 2017
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Playing politics with renewables: how the right is losing its way

This summer has seen a concerted attack on renewable energy coming out of Canberra, featuring everyone from One Nation senator Malcolm Roberts to Coalition ministers channelling the far right of their party.

22 February, 2017
One in two favour Muslim immigration ban? Beware the survey panel given an all-or-nothing choice

One in two favour Muslim immigration ban? Beware the survey panel given an all-or-nothing choice

An Essential Report poll finding that 49% of Australians want to ban Muslim immigration received extensive media coverage last week.

27 September, 2016
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Why are professional development standards for new and returning federal MPs so inadequate?

MPs and senators, 226 in all, will soon commence proceedings in Australia’s newly elected 45th federal parliament. But how well prepared are they to undertake the arduous tasks that will confront them daily?

30 August, 2016
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Boondoggles, bellwethers and poli-tic-al parasites: revisiting political expressions

We started our election pieces by introducing some ordinary political expressions — those with not so ordinary histories. We felt it was time to revisit political expressions, with an eye to those that have come up this year, but also those

24 June, 2016
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A grim future for Arrium, Ford and Queensland Nickel workers?

The OECD report Back to Work Australia makes some grim predictions for workers who lose their jobs. That is the potential threat facing some 7,000 Arrium employees, those at Queensland Nickel and Caterpillar in Tasmania, and next year, workers in

8 April, 2016
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Social cohesion survey puts Abbott’s final months as PM in a new light

There is a widely accepted narrative that in the course of 2015, during the last period of the Abbott prime ministership, there was a failure of communication, a failure to enact policy and an irretrievable loss of support for the government. In

29 October, 2015
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Debt disaster is so last year – now Hockey’s giving a helping hand

A year ago, the Abbott government went after the young jobless. In keeping with his first budget’s credo, which held that this was a nation of “lifters, not leaners”, Treasurer Joe Hockey announced that jobless Australians

13 May, 2015
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Plural Politics: British-style

In the wake of the Scottish referendum last September, I argued that although the United Kingdom still existed British politics had changed significantly.

21 April, 2015