Tag Archives: Australian History

Pollies, ideas and dissent

What is happening in political parties and their ability to generate ideas? If we were to go by what the papers say, the chronic lack of ideas and vision is the problem facing Australian politics today. Yet, if you randomly read a … Continue reading

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We have learned the wrong lessons form Fightback! (Budget 2014, Part 2)

In the last post I discussed the impact of the government’s cynical approach to breaking is election promises, in this post I explain… How did we get here?  To find out we need to go back to the early 1990s… Australia … Continue reading

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In the footsteps of sisters: Ladies Lavatories at Old Parliament House

Who knew that toilets would have such a complicated history? It all started at the beginning of  a summer scholarship at Museum of Australian Democracy or MOAD (Old Parliament House). I spent much of the first week soaking up the atmosphere, walking … Continue reading

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