I am a UNSW academic. My most recent research project was prompted by Wayne Swan’s claims Australian democracy had been hijacked by the 0.01%. Was the former Treasurer just making excuses for a Labor government that had mishandled major reforms? Or is Australia’s democracy in trouble? What I found changed everything I thought I knew about Australia.
Proud to be appearing in this excellent documentary on the parlous state of Australian democracy showing on ABC tonight. Check it out and find out how serious the need for political donations reform and a Federal ICAC really is.
Thanks Fiona Mcleod and Danielle Woods for a great discussion!
Thursday, 5 December 2019 republished from Chifley Research Centre
As Labor picks over the entrails of its defeat, many are slamming their failure to weave their multitude of initiatives into a simple story people could relate to. But this isn’t a failure of marketing but a much deeper intellectual failure of the movement.Continue reading “The Left needs to start talking about the long chain economy”
By Dr Lindy EdwardsPosted Sun 10 Nov 2019 at 5:00amSunday 10 Nov 2019 at 5:00am, updated Sun 10 Nov 2019 at 10:23amSunday 10 Nov 2019 at 10:23am
Labor’s election post-mortem delivered a mixed message on the party’s key strategic challenge, setting the scene for an ongoing battle within the party over how to balance the views of its inner city and outer urban constituencies.
However the terms of this debate set the scene for a false war and risk distracting the party from finding the solutions to the real challenge it faces.Continue reading “Labor is fighting a false war that overlooks its real challenge”
Due to unforeseen circumstances this week’s event with Per Capita at the Wheeler Centre has had to be cancelled. Tickets will be refunded.
Listen back to my interview with Phillip Adams re my new book:
Come join me discussing Corporate Power with Emma Dawson. It just so happens Emma was right in the middle of a couple of the case studies the book examines…..should be interesting!