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The comparisons between Bill Shorten and Bob Hawke, as union leaders who have become party leaders, are inevitable. But the similarities seem to end there.
by Tim O'Hare - 1/07/2016 - 5 comments
Well, Caesar invented Caesarism which is a form of populism in which individuals place their faith in a leader to rid a political system of what they see as its corrupt elements and do things for the ordinary person.
by Gregory Melleuish - 28/06/2016 - 2 comments
But our sense of compassion, of extending a “helping hand”, comes to a shuddering halt when we are forced to assist those who don’t need help but are receiving aid merely because someone wants their vote.
by David Leyonhjelm - 28/06/2016 - 3 comments
Despite its titillating tales of sexual transgression, stellar sword-fights, and wildly disproportionate number of redheads, we should not forget that Game of Thrones is first and foremost a depiction of politics.
by Luke Hennessy - 21/06/2016 - 6 comments
This political deadlock will be profound, significant and long term, causing a long awaited upheaval in the structure of political parties.
by Everald Compton - 20/06/2016 - 13 comments
The Greens success in modern Australian politics is explained not by the departure of the left within the ALP (a common argument) but their usurping of the base of the Australian Democrats.
by William Hill - 13/06/2016 - 8 comments
When I released a video containing my National Apology to Taxpayers this week, the indignation it caused in some quarters was entirely predictable.
by David Leyonhjelm - 13/06/2016 - 28 comments
It is rare (but not impossible) for one to excel in the modern western world (with the definition of excel here being in regards to capitalism), through kindness.
by Nicholas Antoniak - 8/06/2016 - 9 comments
The corollary of this sort of thinking was the idea that there's no such thing as social exclusion, because there's no such thing as a society to be excluded from.
by Scott Phillips - 2/06/2016 - 10 comments
We first noticed a shift from the Liberals when the Coalition dropped its commitment to free speech and the repeal of Section 18C of the Racial Discrimination Act.
by David Leyonhjelm - 31/05/2016 - 10 comments
AJPS articles since 2012 hardly move beyond a centre-left bias to address the various strengths and weaknesses of different policy perspectives.
by Chris Lewis - 27/05/2016 - 7 comments
The counterintuitive thing about Andrews is that the public emphasis on his socially conservative positons goes wholly against what he has achieved in politics.
by William Hill - 24/05/2016 - 2 comments

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