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Dropping the lure

Governance & Service Provision | Mikayla Novak
The Age 11th February, 2011

THE prospect of Victoria walking away from a business investment anti-poaching agreement will hinder rather than help the state's economic...

Media the weakest link

Governance & Service Provision | John Roskam
The Australian Financial Review 11th February, 2011

So, in 2011 this is what Australian politics has come to. Prime Minister Julia Gillard looking "wooden" during the Queensland floods versus...

Beyond the chaos, federalism lives on

Governance & Service Provision | Chris Berg
The Drum Unleashed 8th February, 2011

The critics of political theatre suggest Anna Bligh has shown successful leadership during the Queensland floods and Cyclone Yasi. Julia Gillard's...

Can Obama do a Reagan?

Governance & Service Provision | Tom Switzer
The Drum Unleashed 8th February, 2011

The outpouring of affection for Ronald Reagan, who would have celebrated his 100th birthday this weekend, has been fascinating, beyond what one...

Government red tape puts us in house bind

Governance & Service Provision and Housing: The Great Australian Dream Project | Alan Moran
Herald Sun 4th February, 2011

According to the English humourist Auberon Waugh, the urge to pass new laws must be seen as an illness, not much different from the urge to bite...

Fiscal reckoning looms for 'low taxing' Labor

Economics & Deregulation and Governance & Service Provision | Sinclair Davidson
The Australian 4th February, 2011

Julia Gillard is facing a make-or-break year. This is the last year of leeway before the federal budget has to be in surplus. In 2012-13 the...

The truth about energy subsidies

Economics & Deregulation, Energy and Climate Change | Chris Berg
The Drum Unleashed 2nd February, 2011

Is the Australian Government subsidising the fossil fuel industry? So said the Climate Institute, when they heard Julia Gillard was scrapping solar...

A vision worth voting for

Governance & Service Provision | Sabine Wolff
The Drum Unleashed 1st February, 2011

Australian politicians have lost the will to embark on ambitious and meaningful reforms. Instead, the default position of governments is to tax,...

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