When a problem exists, whether in personal or in business life, the time to act is now.

Warren Buffet

Latest Papers

The working papers collection comprises historical papers as well as current ideas and works in progress on some of the major issues and topics of our times.

Somewhere Beyond the Blue - The Heavenly Sisters of Arnhem Land (released 18 March 2009)
Geoffrey Gurrumul's sister, cousins and nieces are The Heavenly Sisters of Arnhem Land. "Somewhere Beyond the Blue", "My Saviour Loves Me" and "Marrkapmi Garray (Beloved Christ)" (recorded Monday 16th March at Wallaby Beach, Nhulumbuy), are their first publicly released recordings. Their songs are composed, written and performed in English and Yolngu mata.
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Self Determination! Continuing the Conversation with Australian of the Year Professor Mick Dodson (released 11 March 2009)
"At a national level we need a body of our own choosing…" Professor Dodson stressed. With Australia's endorsement of the UN Declaration of Indigenous Rights imminent "Self determination has never been tried in Australia.."
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Savvy! (released 2 March 2009)
So everyone is a Keynesian now. So what! Is there anyone, anywhere in parliament or government, who has the practical abilities of Harry Hopkins - who created 4 million jobs in a month - during the Great Depression?
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Letter from Australia (February 2009) - Djalu Heals the World (released 22 February 2009)
As Australia faces the worst national peacetime disaster in it history, floods in the North and the global economic crisis, we meet an Aboriginal man of high degree, Djalu Gurruwiwi. Djalu shares his music and culture in order to bring peace and harmony to his fellow man. This letter from Australia features Part One: the music of Jimmy Barnes and Cold Chisel and Parts Two and Three: the music of Djalu Gurruwiwi also featuring Larrtjanna Gurruwiwi "Garrkuluk".
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Why can't we talk about things that are important? A conversation with Professor Mick Dodson (released 10 February 2009)
A wide-ranging, 40 minute conversation with the 2009 Australian of the Year, Professor Mick Dodson. Mick is giving a formal speech to the National Press Club on February 17. Watch out for it. If this conversation is an indicator it should be a "nation stopper".
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With Honesty and No Spin (released 26 January 2009)
Professor Mick Dodson the most fitting Australian of the Year.
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The Real Warren Mundine on Homelands (Special Delivery) (released 17 December 2008)
Learn from our experiences in the South East, don't close down homelands, says Warren Mundine. "Closing communities doesn't work. In NSW we did that in the 1930s and 1920s in the South East in the Bourkes and Morees and you see the disasters that occurred. This idea that you can force people to move from homelands is bizarre to me. Its about making things better and economically sustainable." "I don't think there are many differences across the Aboriginal leadership at all... We just don't sit down and have enough cups of tea with each other." This is an unedited mp3 recording of a discussion with Warren Mundine at 4pm, 15 December 2008.
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The Real Warren Mundine on Homelands (released 16 December 2008)
Learn from our experiences in the South East, don't close down homelands, says Warren Mundine. "Closing communities doesn't work. In NSW we did that in the 1930s and 1920s in the South East in the Bourkes and Morees and you see the disasters that occurred. This idea that you can force people to move from homelands is bizarre to me. Its about making things better and economically sustainable." "I don't think there are many differences across the Aboriginal leadership at all... We just don't sit down and have enough cups of tea with each other." This is an unedited mp3 recording of a discussion with Warren Mundine at 4pm, 15 December 2008.
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Tin Tin Dec 2008 - Malcolm Turnbull (released 5 December 2008)
Malcolm Turnbull brings new life and credibility to the Federal Opposition Parties.
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Broadbanditry (released 29 November 2008)
The outcomes of Botsman v Telstra Corporation Ltd which finished in Nowra's "small people's court" - The Consumer Traders and Tenancy Tribunal - today!
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