"The big miners have won their fight against the emissions trading floor, and now ... the resources tax... They saved themselves $1.5 billion over the first two years - and probably a lot more in later years - for the price of an advertising campaign estimated to have cost just $7 million. They prove that if you're big enough, rich enough and aggressive enough you can push the elected government of Australia around."

Ross Gittins, July 3, 2010

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.

Sick Machine (released 1 August 2006)
Reforming the archaic structure of the ALP
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Perpetual Peace (released 1 August 2006)
The quest for world peace.
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Indigenous Enterprise (released 1 August 2006)
Geoff Clark; John Laws; ATSIC and issues that mattered.
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Social Enterprise (released 1 August 2006)
Sydney's Workventures is a model of social enterprise.
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Grey Power Enterprise (released 1 August 2006)
Every generation will develop their own aging strategies, Beehive Industries represents an interesting model of social enterprise that just might set a paradigm for the future.
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Lifting Indigenous Employment (released 26 July 2006)
5000 word report on the imperative of lifting Indigenous employment and prosperity.
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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Unpublished opinion column, 1/1/2003 on Labor's Coast Guard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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