If you will be the key
We will be the tumblers in the lock.

Rumi, TBRB, p. 29


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.

From Aboriginal/Indigenous Peoples to First Nations: The Transformation of Australian Politics (released 18 December 2018)
The new enthusiasm of the Federal Labor Party and Bill Shorten to recognise Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people as first nations in the Commonwealth Constitution of Australia is a turning point in national awareness and sophistication. It catches the Australian Commonwealth parliament up with a growing feeling of the Australian people.
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Labor's Big Shift (released 16 December 2018)
"South Australia was the first place in the world that women could run for parliament.. I am particularly proud to say that if we win the next election our Labor government will be the first in Australian history with 50 per cent women in the parliamentary wing" Bill Shorten, Speech to Open the 48th National Labor Conference
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Coming Round to Bill (released 8 December 2018)
Are Australia's political foundations starting to shift? Trust in Canberra has fallen to a new low. Is this a temporary or a permanent condition of Australian political life? and what does it mean for future Australian governments?
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A New National Narrative (released 2 September 2018)
Australia needs a new narrative that binds all who live here.
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The Promise and Possibility of the Kangaroo Valley Broadband Network (KVBN) (released 2 August 2018)
On Aug 4 the KVBN crowdfunding campaign ends. It is around the 30th biggest of the pozible crowdfunding campaigns in Australia and is the first such campaign to support a community broadband solution. Communities that are badly served by nationally managed broadband solutions are looking carefully at the model to devise their own solutions. KVBN will enable Kangaroo Valley to be more creative, outward looking, vibrant and more economically diversified.
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Boonong Boy (released 24 December 2017)
An essay of recollections and old photographs: Shaun Carney's Press Escape, Melbourne University Press, 2016
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Wakuwal (Dream) (released 21 November 2017)
All Souls Day Speech Notes, Launch of Wakuwal.
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The library versus dance... (released 19 November 2017)
The library vs dance , the modern vs the ancient, the modern vs the organic, weeds vs herbicides, family pests vs pesticides , community mind vs aritifical intelligence, the school vs the wild - in the space between these contests, the most interesting questions for us, at this time in history, arise
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Wakuwal (Dream) (released 15 October 2017)
Paper back copy, Valentine Press, reḻeased Nov 2, (All Souls Day) 2017
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Bilingamu & Gaambi (released 28 September 2017)
A tribute to two North Queensland Aboriginal leaders
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