"Fail Often, Fail Well". 

Joseph Schumpeter

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.

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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Fine Lines - Words and Ideas that Mark our Times - Volume One: Legend of the 1980s and 1990s (released 30 November 2006)
The best words and ideas of the Hawke-Keating era. Illustrated by Kerrie Leishman. 222 pages.
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Lynching by Media (released 6 November 2006)
The News Diary of Sheik Taj al-din al-Hilali 26 October – 4 November 2006 A 25,458 word survey of the media frenzy that followed the reporting of al-Hilali's Ramadan sermon.
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Reading the Murdoch Press (released 11 October 2006)
word historical and contemporary analysis focusing on The Australian newspaper. Amongst other things it pulls together much of the writing on Murdoch over the years and comes up with new theories about what drives the man. It also surveys 510 articles on terrorism published in The Australian over the past few months, as well as 182 editorials and over 500 individual articles contributed by Paul Kelly, Greg Sheridan, Janet Albrechtson, Matt Price, Christopher Pearson and others.
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Towers (released 9 September 2006)
A Tribute to NYC on the fifth anniversary of the attack on the world trade centre plus audio file.
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