The future of work has been on my mind a lot over the past few years. It seems that the future of jobs is bleak in a number of ways. … Continue reading
Presenting its border protection policy in comic book format reveals some disturbing attitudes, writes Mark Fletcher.
We love to demand that political parties become more open and democratic. Yet when they do we often talk of ‘splits’, ‘infighting’ and ‘leadership instability’. It’s time we learn to deal with how real democracy works.
Listen above for our weekly chat on The Silly Season, Coward Punches, and predictions for 2014. On this week’s Dog Whistle, Ed Butler, Kate Carruthers and Preston Towers revisit the what happened … Continue reading
Spot fire debates about education policy are missing the bigger picture, writes Mark Fletcher.
When we heard Adam Goodes was selected to be Australian of the Year, anyone could have predicted a variety of responses from sectors in the community. There’s the people who … Continue reading
The Liberal Party needs to engage with Menzies’ idea of academic freedom and bring it into the 21st Century, writes Mark Fletcher.
Reviews are important as they let you know if things are working and where improvements may be needed. When done properly they gather data, examine policy, and provide recommendations for … Continue reading
Well, there we have it. The Premier of Australia’s most populous state has caved to a populist campaign by the state’s two dailies, and we have eight-year mandatory minimum sentences … Continue reading
Sometimes the sexism that still exists in society raises its head in such a blatant yet nefarious way as to boggle the mind, and we’re going through one such moment … Continue reading
The response to the appointment of Kevin Donnelly and Ken Wiltshire to a review panel for the National Curriculum has been energetic as it has been enlightening. One of the … Continue reading