Tag Archives: citizenship

John Menadue. Should we re-think Australia Day?

The Australia of today is vastly different to the Australia of my childhood with its widespread racism and sectarianism. It was socially suffocating. For those changes I am very grateful. There is a lot that we can be proud of. … Continue reading

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TONY SMITH. A nasty government

The compact between government and citizen is being destroyed. 

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HENRY SHERRELL, PETER MARES & ANNA BOUCHER. Another obstacle on the road to citizenship?

Making migrants ‘provisional’ risks Australia’s multicultural success.

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JOHN MENADUE. Democratic Renewal.

  In the series, Fairness, Opportunity and Security that Michael Keating and I edited there were several articles that are still particularly relevant. Several of them deal with the disappointment many of us feel about our institutions and the lack … Continue reading

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John Menadue. Role of government . The importance of values.

Fairness, Opportunity and Security Policy series edited by Michael Keating and John Menadue. Good government must be based on some broadly shared values that inspire and enthuse us. We can accept that our leaders must make some compromises from time … Continue reading

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John Menadue. What does Labor stand for Part 3

Citizenship We are more than individuals linked by market transactions. Our life in the public sphere is no less necessary than our private lives. As citizens we enjoy and contribute to the public good. It is where we show and … Continue reading

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Peter Hughes. Australian Jihadists: Is Revoking Citizenship the Answer?

One of the policy solutions being considered by the Australian government to deal with the expected problem of returning Australian jihadists is to preclude their return to Australia, or expel them, by revoking their Australian citizenship. The recently released report … Continue reading

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