Tag Archives: Ken Henry

IAN VERRENDER. Malcolm Turnbull faces growing discontent from the middle, not just the fringes

Has there ever been a more demoralising time to be Prime Minister?  There’s been the expected sniping from the sidelines and the continued calls for the Coalition to shore up its base and prevent leakage to parties like One Nation. 

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Ross Gittins. Launch of book by Menadue and Keating.

Sydney, Thursday, November 5, 2015   Paul Samuelson, the famous American economist, is said to have remarked that the stockmarket has predicted nine of the past five recessions. I thought of that this week and decided the Canberra press gallery … Continue reading

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John Menadue. What a dreadful week.

Last week an important public debate on key issues facing Australia was sabotaged by Tony Abbott, Joe Hockey and News Corp. The old scare campaigns were back again. Bill Shorten’s timidity did not help. Paul Keating commented ‘We have a … Continue reading

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Pearls and Irritations – Policy Series and Current Affairs.

Fairness, Opportunity and Security. Policy Series edited by Michael Keating and John Menadue. With many other people, we are concerned about the policy vacuum and the poor level of public debate on important policy issues. We began a series of articles … Continue reading

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Ken Henry. Fairness, opportunity and security.

The policy series ‘Fairness, opportunity and security’ begins on Monday May 11. ‘I can’t recall a poorer quality public debate, on almost any issue, than what we have had in Australia in recent times.’  Ken Henry In December 1983 the … Continue reading

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