David Rowe: AFR The age of entitlement is over. The age of personal responsibility has begun. Joe Hockey, 2 February 2014 Four discussions are going on right now that tells a lot about the current state of play between Australian government and society: means testing on pensions, the Centrelink fiasco, MPs expenses and the implementation […]
As usual in Australia, race remains too central to the state to expect any sort of clarity on it.
The idea of shutting down remote communities because they are economically unviable is, of course, rubbish.
It’s perhaps for the best that Gough’s not around to see the hash they’ll make of it.
The government has tried to use libertarian arguments to nullify and roll back a piece of anti-racist legislation but has nowhere to take it back to.
Latham is articulating a search for a new relationship of politics to society, based not on its representation, but on intervention on a degraded basis. You have been warned.
Far from being “out of it” some politicians have been working hard to make the remote communities in the Northern Territory and Queensland practically avant-garde.
How do you change racial provisions in the Constitution when the entire infrastructure of land rights is based on it?
Racial/cultural separation, or whatever you want to call it, remains embedded as ever in the centre of our body politic
Tanner and Megalogenis may take pot shots across the media-political divide but ultimately it comes down to voters as the problem.