Chris Wallace is Associate Professor, Faculty of Business, Government and Law, University of Canberra
We all know about JobKeeper, which helped Australians keep their jobs in a global crisis. So how about HomeKeeper?
Bipartisan support for temporary extra government spending to preserve businesses and jobs through JobKeeper was one of the few positive outcomes from the COVID-19 pandemic. Continue reading »
The Robodebt Royal Commission revelations have triggered revulsion in all fair-minded Australians. Continue reading »
Australian Cabinet papers from 2000, released today, reflect a relatively quiescent Australia where Islamic militancy and offshore detention were barely glimpses on the horizon, and climate science denialism was not a factor in cabinet considerations at all. Continue reading »
‘Palace letters’ reveal the palace’s fingerprints on the dismissal of the Whitlam government (The Conversation 15.7.2020)
The “palace letters” show the Australian Constitution’s susceptibility to self-interested behaviour by individual vice-regal representatives. They also reveal the vulnerability of Australian governments to secret destabilisation by proxy by the Crown. Continue reading »