Don't Like the Budget? Your options aren't limited to voting.
Don’t like the budget? Your options aren’t limited to voting Originally published by Independent Australia, 30 May 2014. [This short protest essay has quite the backstory. At the time, a Tony Abbott led Liberal National Coalition party was in government in Australia and had proposed a rather unpopular budget. What bristled many was the claim […]
Treasurer or Member for Lilley? Perhaps Wayne Swan doesn’t have to be both
Treasurer or Member for Lilley? Perhaps Wayne Swan doesn’t have to be both Originally published by The Conversation, May 8, 2012. [A short essay proposing an innovation for the Australian approach to representative democracy (although the point does extend to other, similar, political jurisdictions). Ministers are clearly busy with their portfolio(s) so how is it possible […]
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