A writer, like a farmer, has to risk himslf.

Eric Rolls, Doorways A Year of the Cumberdeen Diaries, 1989

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.

PQH (released 26 July 2006)
Paul Quentin Hirst was a great intellectual of our times.
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Local Government & Social Business (released 26 July 2006)
First presented at the Just and Vibrant Communities National Local Government and Community Development Conference, Jupiters Townsville Hotel, Sir Leslie Thiess Drive, Townsville , 27-30 July 2003
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Who do you think you are fooling Mr. Bin Laden? (released 26 July 2006)
Unpublished opinion column, 1/1/2003 on Labor's Coast Guard
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Queensland Labor’s Woeful Foster Care & Family Support Record (released 26 July 2006)
This article was published in The Australian 22 January 2004 as "Beattie too tight to fight rampant child abuse"
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The Americans Baby (released 26 July 2006)
This working paper was the source of a number of opinion columns in early 2003
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Goolarri & the new Aretha! (released 26 July 2006)
This article was submitted to The Australian on the 23rd March, 2004 it was matter of some regret that it was never published. Anika Pitt has since left Goolarri and Broome but one day I feel sure her talent will be recognised! You can download a video of Anika singing below. Agents can still reach Anika through Goolarri Media Enterprises Broome 08-9192-1325
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Reviving Labor Conference (released 26 July 2006)
A version of this article was published in The Australian newspaper as "Party Inner Sanctum leaves new ideas on the outer" on 29 January, 2004. This is the unabridged version.
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Latham & Dean: What does it Mean? (released 26 July 2006)
A version of this article was published as "Maverick vision hangs on detail", Australian, 08 January 2004
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The Real Third Way: Associative Democracy & the Challenge to Economic and Political Rationalism (released 26 July 2006)
This 2041 word article was originally published in Social Alternatives 25 February 2004 and was first presented as a guest lecture within the School of Politics at the University of Newcastle, October 20, 2003.
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The Americans Baby (released 25 July 2006)
Iraq seemed to be a plus for Simon Crean. At least in the beginning of his period as leader of the ALP.
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