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AusOpinion goes inside the Greens Federal Election campaign

In an exclusive interview, Ben Spies-Butcher, the Greens National Co-convenor, talks to AusOpinion about some of the behind-the-scenes stories about the Greens federal election campaign. The Greens have been roundly … Continue reading

September 13, 2013

Is the LNP’s ‘discipline’ code for a different way of doing politics?

The Liberals’ discipline throughout the 2013 election campaign was only remarkable for those not paying attention. Since 2010, a single-minded focus on winning government has papered over internal disputes, making … Continue reading

September 9, 2013 · 6 Comments

The disappearance of DisabilityCare

I haven’t been around much for the election campaign – engaging with the Twitter argy-bargy, or even blogging, requires more spoons that I currently have. But I am cross; no, … Continue reading

September 5, 2013 · 1 Comment

We care a lot: Greens jump in to the election campaign

Christine Milne, leader of the Australian Greens, kicked off the Greens’ pitch yesterday with a press conference that was all about how much the Greens care about things. Lots of … Continue reading

August 5, 2013 · 4 Comments

AusVotes policy links

Your weekly wander through the wide, wonky world. Latest State of Australian Cities report is now out, with bonus extra maps. Study into mobile phone use among people who are … Continue reading

August 2, 2013 · 1 Comment

Is insecure work one of the missing pieces in the cost of living puzzle?

As part of the AusVotes series looking at what is behind the reported cost of living pressures, the changing nature of work is one factor that needs to be explored. … Continue reading

July 31, 2013 · 3 Comments

Is the cost of living really the cost of economic change?

This week, AusVotes is kicking off a new series about the dreaded ‘cost of living’ issue that seems to be front of mind for both politicians and the wider community. … Continue reading

July 29, 2013 · 16 Comments

AusVotes policy links

Here’s your Friday wonkage from around the wide world of the interwebz. With PNG in the headlines, here are some sites for news: A recent look at how to challenge … Continue reading

July 26, 2013 · 1 Comment

AusVotes policy links

Kicking off a new weekly post here on AusVotes with some policy wonky goodness from around the traps. Each Friday, we’ll put up some of the more interesting bits and … Continue reading

July 19, 2013

Understanding the NDIS: Mr Hockey, it’s not that hard

This morning on ABC Radio National, I was slightly astonished to hear the Shadow Treasurer say that no one understand the NDIS and that none of the details are known. I’m sure … Continue reading

May 1, 2013 · 5 Comments

It’s getting hot out here; or why climate change connects the policy dots in Western Sydney

As part of this series on Western Sydney, climate change may seem like the most unlikely of topics to cover. But for anyone who believes climate change is a real … Continue reading

March 6, 2013 · 2 Comments

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