Guest post by Miriam Lyons: Pushing Our Luck? I

MB writes: I’ve asked a number of the contributors to our discussion at Avid Reader around the CPD’s Pushing Our Luck to write up some of the themes and thoughts from the night. Second cab off the rank is Miriam Lyons. I’ve extracted the first section […]

Guest post by Jesse Richardson: Thoughts from the CPD panel on “Pushing Our Luck”

Guest post by Jesse Richardson: Thoughts from the CPD panel on “Pushing Our Luck”

MB writes: I’ve asked a number of the contributors to our discussion at Avid Reader around the CPD’s Pushing Our Luck to write up some of the themes and thoughts from the night. First cab off the rank is Jesse […]

Guest post by Dr Sacha Blumen: Helen Razer and inner city left politics

Guest post by Dr Sacha Blumen: Helen Razer and inner city left politics

Sacha Blumen writes: Helen Razer launched a storm with her piece in Crikey last Friday slamming the Australian ‘Left’. To Helen, it has had a misdirected focus on symbols of cultural identity rather than the substantive issues of material conditions […]

Guest post by Tad Tietze: The ALP and the politics of anti-immigration (both kinds)

Guest post by Tad Tietze: The ALP and the politics of anti-immigration (both kinds)

Tad Tietze co-runs Left Flank (with Elizabeth Humphrys). I have to confess that I couldn’t bring myself to watch Monday’s Four Corners on the scandal of Australia’s “offshore” asylum seeker processing regime. I’m on the Sydney Refugee Action Coalition email […]

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 […]

Guest post by Dr Sacha Blumen: All electoral systems were not created equal

As promised in a previous post, here’s Dr Sacha Blumen’s talk to the Queensland Chapter of the Australasian Study of Parliament Group: I’d like to acknowledge the traditional owners of the land, the Jagera and Turrbal people, and pay my […]

Guest post by Guy Rundle: After Thatcher: A tryptych

Guy Rundle writes: I’ve been told that Australians are Thatchered-out. Spare a thought for us over here. This has become something other than obsessive mourning: the wall-to-wall coverage is a sort of experiment as to what happens when one topic […]