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Already doing more with less: “Gonski” and the Gillard cuts to higher education

Already doing more with less: “Gonski” and the Gillard cuts to higher education

I’ve been critical in two previous posts about the appallingly stupid higher education cuts, which were perversely made to fund “Gonski”. (Note that David Gonski does not support the uni cuts, so perhaps that’s one reason why the government has […]

Guest post by Tad Tietze: What is neoliberalism, anyway?

A follow up to Mark Bahnisch’s post on neo-liberalism, originally published at Left Flank. Tad Tietze writes: A few weeks ago the right-wing Australian think-tank the Institute of Public Affairs (IPA) held a gala dinner to celebrate its 70th birthday. The […]

Queensland’s revenge? Palmer and Katter’s anti-systemic double act

Queensland’s revenge? Palmer and Katter’s anti-systemic double act

Populist politics often feed off perceptions of geo-spatial neglect, intertwined with class grievances (from classes that are not conscious of being such). Hence the Hanson phenomenon, largely confined to outer metropolitan and regional (not really rural) districts of Queensland, itself […]