Wayne Swan’s fourth budget can be commended for beginning to address upper-class welfare and ending unnecessary tax cuts. However, Australia once again finds itself riding the resource boom and China’s continuing expansion with little consideration of the broader consequences for… more
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Why did CPD fellow James Arvanitakis add his signature to the open letter in support of the stimulus package this week?
James Arvanitakis examines how to undo the damage that scandals like Utegate do to our democracy
The Opposition is doing better in the polls lately, but is its actual performance improving? James Arvanitakis rates the Opposition’s performance on three policy challenges
A bit of negative stereotyping is a long way from the racial discrimination we really need to confront, contend James Arvanitakis and Antoinette Abboud
Fellow James Arvanitakis asks why the myth persists that young people aren’t interested in politics (when they clearly are).
In the face of the current global crisis, those economic liberals who were until recently defenders of the status quo need to face two things: first, this a crisis of their own making; and secondly, they have little (if anything)… more
CPD fellow James Arvanitakis reviews ‘A Land of Plenty’ by Mark Davis and ponders the legacy John Howard’s government has left behind.
CPD fellow James Arvanitakis writes: Most of us would rather not know how two things in life are made: sausages and policy. As a vegetarian, I am not really interested in sausages, but you cannot escape government policy.