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Greg Bailey. Lobbyists and Consultants.

Current Affairs.  John Menadue has written an excellent summary of what might originally have been a problem of the sociology of knowledge, where particular groups in society appropriate the debates relating to public policy. They usually ignore the intellectual currents … Continue reading

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John Menadue. How vested interests are subverting the public interest.

There are many key public issues that we must address. They include climate change, growing inequality, tax avoidance, budget repair, an ageing population, lifting our productivity and our treatment of asylum seekers. But our capacity to address these hard issues … Continue reading

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Nanny Endovelicus. Preventing prevention. Part 1

This repost is an outstanding article on prevention that I originally posted in October last year. Part 2 will follow tomorrow.  John Menadue   One of the more curious decisions of the Abbott Government in its 2014 Budget was the … Continue reading

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John Menadue. Think tanks, cash for comment and the corruption of public debate.

In recent months we have been partly appalled and partly amused by the urgers and spivs from both sides of politics that have been paraded in Sydney before the Independent Commission against Corruption. Most recently we have seen developers and … Continue reading

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