To deny Aboriginal agricultural and spiritual achievement is the single greatest impediment to inter-cultural understanding and, perhaps, Australian moral and economic prosperity. Bruce Pascoe. Dark Emu Black Seeds: agriculture or accident?

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.

Fundamentals (released 3 March 2007)
In a bad week for Kevin Rudd its time to return to the fundamentals of winning Federal elections.
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State & Territory Taxing and Borrowing 2006-7 (released 8 February 2007)
This short brief shows the extent to which States and Territories tax or borrow on behalf of their citizenry in 2006/7.
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Australian Prospect Subscription (released 5 February 2007)
Subscription to Australian Prospect
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Australian Prospect - Single Paper Purchase (released 5 February 2007)
Purchase a single Australian Prospect article.
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Pincers of the Scorpion - The Game Changes for Kevin Rudd (released 29 January 2007)
A graph of opinion polls over the past twelve months now looks disconcertingly like a scorpion with pincers raised. The Liberal National Party’s numbers have bottomed, Labor’s are moving down from a high. As the nation comes back to work, Howard seems back on track.
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Media Complimentary Copy (released 13 December 2006)
Complimentary copy of Fine Lines
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Mr Brown I presume... (released 7 December 2006)
Chancellor Gordon Brown's pre-budget review puts his stamp on British Labor, makes him a shoe-in as the next British PM and has echoes of Kevin Rudd's new policies.
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Memorandum to a New Leader: Substance, Capability, Unity (released 5 December 2006)
This vote was unique. It shows that you command support from all
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Interview with Kevin Rudd: The Politician as entrepreneur (released 5 December 2006)
In this interview published in February of this year Kevin Rudd revealed something of his conception of politics
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Now is not the Time (released 1 December 2006)
Kevin Rudd has an enormous role to play in ensuring that Labor wins the next election. He will be the next leader after Beazley, but now is not the time for a leadership change.
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