If you go from the first floor to the hundredth floor and then go back to the 98th floor, you'll feel worse than if you've gone from the first to the second floor, you know. But you've got to fight that feeling because you're still on the 98th floor.

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.

Policing Anxiety (released 13 July 2006)
The effect of the western world's response to terrorism.
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Lifting Indigenous Employment (released 12 July 2006)
Discussion of the imperative to increase Indigenous employment. (5,024 words)
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The politician as community catalyst: A conversation with Kevin Rudd (released 11 July 2006)
A conversation with Kevin Rudd recorded 9 February, 2006 at Parliament House in Canberra
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Simon's Struggle (released 11 July 2006)
A version of this article on Simon Crean's pre-selection battle in Victoria was published as "Friction from the Factions", Courier Mail, 08/03/2006
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Opinion Editorial Financial Review 6 Jan 2006 (released 11 July 2006)
A call for reconciliation with Australia's Aboriginal nations.
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Day of the Terrigal (Audio) (released 11 July 2006)
A commentary on the resignation of Bob Carr read by author Peter Botsman
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Day of the Terrigal (released 10 July 2006)
A commentary on the resignation of Bob Carr
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Democracy: Whitlam's Forgotten and Forbidden Legacy 1960-1972 (released 7 June 2006)
Party Democracy: Whitlam's Forgotten and Forbidden Legacy 1960-1972 a paper presented to the New Institute, Newcastle, 16th November, 2005
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