Wealth is just a bunch of claim checks on the activities of others in the future. You can use that wealth in any way you want to. You can cash it or give it away. But the idea of passing wealth from generation to generation so that hundreds of your descendants can command the resources of other people simply because they came from the right womb flies in the face of the meritocratic society. I'd have a higher tax at higher levels of wealth. I wouldn't mind having no tax up to a point and then one hundred per cent for an estate over a hundred and fifty million dollars.

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.

Bunna Laurie (released 11 August 2013)
Garma Conversations
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Warren H. Williams (released 10 August 2013)
Garma Conversations
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Graham "Buzz" Bidstrom, CEO Jimmy Little Foundation (released 10 August 2013)
Garma Conversations
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Gurrutu - Introduction to NE Arnhem Land (released 7 August 2013)
A Guide for First Time Visitors to NE Arnhem Land
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“Little Cracks of Their Own Mountain Ranges” : The Bark Petition, Church Panels, the Gove Land Rights Case The Formation of Aboriginal Australia’s First Title Deed (released 8 July 2013)
“…there are moments of illumination when the mind expands under the force of new horizons … men such as Djawa and Narritjin could expose little cracks of their own mountain ranges … that made areas of understanding possible.” Edgar Wells, Letter to Ed Ruhe, 1983.
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Walking Between Worlds: A Tribute to Lewis William Griffiths (23 November 1957- 5 February 2013) (released 7 July 2013)
Lew Griffiths was one of the great contributors to the contemporary era of Indigenous politics when so much has been achieved.
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Overcoming the Politics of Disappointment (released 26 June 2013)
If Kevin Rudd wants to have an edge over Tony Abbott then he must create a paradigm shift in Australian politics. Above all he must show he is above the sniping of Labor insiders and open up Labor to greater democracy and a wider gene pool.
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Sussex Street Empire (released 21 March 2013)
The real issues behind the saga of Eddie Obeid and Ian Mac Donald.
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Geoffrey Alphonsus Chewying: A Wonderful Life (released 4 February 2013)
Eulogy, Broulee Memorial Gardens, 14/2/2013
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Traditional Knowledge National Parks (released 30 January 2013)
Towards a More Active National Park and Environmental Protection System for Australia
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