Australian Options Magazine: articles exploring social and environmental ethics in contemporary politics by CPD fellows Ben Spies-Butcher: ‘Debt and discipline from cradle to grave’ It is hard (sic) to underestimate the scale of the transformation being attempted by this budget.… more
Posts by David McKnight
David McKnight, co-convenor of the New Politics Seminar, makes the case for a new social vision – one that addresses the dearth of alternatives to ‘business as usual’ neoliberalism. Social change requires political ideas embedded in an intellectual and moral… more
The Centre for Policy Development co-hosted ‘Crunchtime: Australia’s policy future’, Australia’s first progressive think-tank conference. Impressive speakers like Anne Pettifor, Julian Disney and CPD fellows Steve Keen, David McKnight and Mark Davis shared their insights for Australia’s policy future. Read… more
David McKnight investigates the future of bipartisanship under a Rudd government, and looks at the ups and downs of moving beyond right and left.
David McKnight introduces Kevin Rudd’s November 2006 speech to the Centre for Independent Studies on ‘What’s wrong with right: A Social Democratic Response To The Neo-liberals At Home And The Neo-conservatives Abroad’.
Without some bold new ideas, even the most heavily-armoured progressive think-tank will miss the target, writes David McKnight