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Tristan Ewins

Tristan Ewins has a PhD and is a freelance writer, qualified teacher and social commentator based in Melbourne, Australia. He is also a long-time member of the Socialist Left of the Australian Labor Party (ALP). He blogs at Left Focus, ALP Socialist Left Forum and the Movement for a Democratic Mixed Economy.
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Author's website: Left Focus


 
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Castro a beacon and a warning
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Does the debate show Clinton moving towards Sanders?
International - 28/09/2016 - 19 comments
Which road for a divided Liberal Party?
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Reflecting on the Leader’s Debate and what it means for Australia
Domestic Politics - 31/05/2016 - 5 comments
Labor must decisively reject austerity in its policy outlook
Domestic Politics - 18/02/2016 - 106 comments
Critique of Labor and the Greens on 'policy compromise'
Political Philosophy - 30/12/2015 - 52 comments
Mental health, poverty and life expectancy
Society - 12/10/2015 - 13 comments
A letter to the new Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull
Domestic Politics - 17/09/2015 - 7 comments
QandA's virtues and vices, and the self-censoring of the left
Law & Liberties - 7/09/2015 - 32 comments
Responding to Chris Bowen on Labor's 'Socialist Objective'
Political Philosophy - 10/07/2015 - 43 comments
Issues to be considered for Labor’s Economic Platform
Economics - 29/06/2015 - 9 comments
Wasted opportunity on superannuation concessions needs to be ‘put right’ at ALP National Conference
Economics - 6/05/2015 - 4 comments
Abbott to use White Paper for regressive tax 'reform'
Economics - 1/04/2015 - 19 comments
Debate on tax and 'small government' flares again
Economics - 29/01/2015 - 22 comments
Charlie Hebdo: freedom of speech, religion and co-existence
Law & Liberties - 13/01/2015 - 35 comments
Andrews Labor victory means challenges and opportunities for change
Domestic Politics - 1/12/2014 - 34 comments
The wrongs of an inequitable budget
Economics - 16/06/2014 - 3 comments
Budget cuts spell disaster for the vulnerable
Economics - 16/05/2014 - 63 comments
Abbott breaches trust on budget
April 2014 Feature - 9/05/2014 - 17 comments
Things to think about as the federal budget approaches
April 2014 Feature - 14/04/2014 - 25 comments
Andrew Bolt simply does not understand Marxism
Political Philosophy - 24/02/2014 - 193 comments
Co-operate or perish
Economics - 5/02/2014 - 34 comments
Putting a healthy surplus before personal well-being
Health - 14/01/2014 - 42 comments
Abbott Government in crisis as the end of year approaches
Economics - 23/12/2013 - 31 comments
Abbott's agenda: did Australians really vote for this?
November 2013 Feature - 12/11/2013 - 7 comments
Responses to the ALP leadership election result
Domestic Politics - 17/10/2013 - 14 comments
Library Denizen versus Oxford Blue
Domestic Politics - 14/08/2013 - 38 comments
Does the ALP have a social democratic vision?
Economics - 2/08/2013 - 17 comments
Aged care crisis - Australia's greatest shame
Health - 17/07/2013 - 39 comments
Budget 2013 - lunge and riposte
May 2013 Feature - 24/05/2013 - 3 comments
Responding to Andrew Bolt: is social insurance 'class warfare'?
Political Philosophy - 4/04/2013 - 15 comments
Taxing savers and investors the key to delivering in the May budget
Economics - 11/03/2013 - 21 comments
Australia: the consequences of privatised infrastructure
Nation Building - 7/08/2012 - 17 comments
2012 Federal Budget: better late than never
May 2012 Feature - 28/05/2012 - 11 comments
For a budget both sustainable and fair
Economics - 26/04/2012 - 64 comments
After the Melbourne crackdown: rebuilding the ‘We are the 99 per cent’ movement
Domestic Politics - 27/10/2011 - 28 comments
How to improve social wages with tax reform: Labor’s mission
Domestic Politics - 11/10/2011 - 28 comments
Carbon Tax package finally unveiled
Economics - 14/07/2011 - 16 comments
Labor needs a policy ‘circuit breaker’ now
Economics - 22/06/2011 - 16 comments
Right-Populist monopoly media attempts to ‘deprive carbon debate of oxygen'
Domestic Politics - 3/06/2011 - 56 comments
Is this a real Labor Budget?
May 2011 Feature - 16/05/2011 - 14 comments
Small government not the answer – a response to Wayne Swan
Economics - 2/05/2011 - 9 comments
Labor and the Greens on the Carbon Tax debate
Economics - 8/04/2011 - 56 comments
Election reflections
Domestic Politics - 1/09/2010 - 13 comments
Final thoughts as Australians go to the polls
Domestic Politics - 18/08/2010 - 18 comments
Abbott a threat both to fairness and prosperity
Domestic Politics - 10/08/2010 - 13 comments
The legacy of Rudd Labor - and the challenge confronting Julia Gillard
Domestic Politics - 30/06/2010 - 6 comments
The mining super-profits tax debate - an analysis
Economics - 23/06/2010 - 25 comments
The Meaning of ANZAC Day
Society - 29/04/2010 - 19 comments
'Battlelines' - what’s Tony Abbott really about?
Political Philosophy - 23/03/2010 - 13 comments
Unions and Labor: is Dean Mighell right?
Domestic Politics - 24/02/2010 - 26 comments
The Australian Nation - celebration AND criticism are the key
Society - 29/01/2010 - 18 comments
Which way forwards in response to climate change?
Environment - 18/01/2010 - 15 comments
Keeping up the stimulus
Economics - 20/10/2009 - 34 comments
Which way forward for pension reform?
Society - 25/08/2009 - 4 comments
Wages decision a ‘kick in the guts’ for the most vulnerable workers
Society - 22/07/2009 - 10 comments
After the Budget - debating our future
Economics - 2/06/2009 - 14 comments
One last plea for justice and compassion
Domestic Politics - 8/05/2009 - 15 comments
Rudd and his high-speed broadband
Domestic Politics - 21/04/2009 - 18 comments
Protecting the most vulnerable
Economics - 26/03/2009 - 13 comments
Debating the stimulus and the rights of the needy
March 2009 Feature - 12/03/2009 - 11 comments
Aged care crisis - a call for kindness and justice
February 2009 Feature - 17/02/2009 - 6 comments
Avoiding austerity - caring for our aged
February 2009 Feature - 10/02/2009 - 5 comments
National broadband: what kind of monopoly?
Economics - 13/01/2009 - 30 comments
World financial crisis - where to from here?
December 2008 Feature - 8/12/2008 - 13 comments
The burden of power and the challenge for Labor
Economics - 17/10/2008 - 10 comments
Cost of living crisis revisited
Society - 27/08/2008 - 43 comments
A revolution in the transport economy
Environment - 20/08/2008 - 15 comments
Liberal compromise and the struggle for social justice
Society - 21/05/2008 - 13 comments
Imagining ‘The Good Society’
Society - 6/05/2008 - 47 comments
Hard choices for Labor - social justice and inflation
Domestic Politics - 22/02/2008 - 48 comments
The privatisation of public space, and the democratic alternative
Political Philosophy - 6/11/2007 - 4 comments
A blueprint for real reform - it’s time
Domestic Politics - 18/10/2007 - 10 comments
Re-affirming the politics of class
Political Philosophy - 7/06/2007 - 36 comments
Right to withdraw labour is a human right
Domestic Politics - 24/04/2007 - 69 comments
Labor and the 'empty ideology' of modernisation
Domestic Politics - 5/04/2007 - 10 comments
An agenda for Labor
February 2007 Feature - 22/02/2007 - 28 comments
Public Private Partnerships no 'magic pudding'
Nation Building - 11/12/2006 - 5 comments
Tax cuts and increased spending don't add up
Domestic Politics - 23/11/2006 - 34 comments
‘Coming to the Party’ raises some difficult questions for Labor
Political Philosophy - 1/11/2006 - 22 comments
Contesting the constructs of national identity and values
September 2006 Feature - 27/09/2006 - 25 comments
Is Australia a ‘high taxing’ nation? What is the responsible answer?
May 2006 Feature - 5/05/2006 - 163 comments
Social democracy - not dead yet: a response to Clive Hamilton
Political Philosophy - 4/04/2006 - 59 comments
Book Review: Not all hope is lost for Australia's modern Labor Party
January 2004 Feature - 16/01/2004
Mark Latham's tax policy does not sit comfortably with Labor's heartland
Domestic Politics - 26/11/2003
Book Review: 'Twilight of the Elites' is as disturbing as it is important
Domestic Politics - 2/10/2003 - 1 comment
Labor’s Socialist Objective is essential to its identity and future
Domestic Politics - 26/09/2002
Giddens and Blair: liquidating social democracy
Political Philosophy - 26/03/2002
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