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  • The Coalition of free-market freeloaders
    The word "ideology" has a bad name these days but, as we are beginning to see, it is surprisingly hard to govern a country without one. Take, for example, the ideology of small government often associated with...
  • Forget the populists, Australia is well overdue fo...
     With a seemingly never-ending string of negative narratives about how poorly our politics is performing, we are now overdue for some more structured thinking about what needs to be done. The "...
  • Energy policy based on feelings doesn't help...
    Just as many politicians choose to ignore the evidence of criminologists when designing crime prevention policy, the majority of Australian politicians choose to ignore economic evidence in the design of...
  • The National Party's 1950s identity politics...
    Three years after Campbell Newman suffered the biggest swing in Australian political history, the Liberal National Party (LNP) just lost another 8 per cent of Queensland voters.[This article was first...

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