Dr Scott MacWilliam researches and writes on development policy in East Africa and the South Pacific. Development in the former Australian colony Papua New Guinea during the Menzies era was treated at length in his Securing Village Life (ANU EPress, 2013).
In the wake of the Federal Budget, we have heard lots about the Liberal Government’s new expansionary approach to public spending. There has also been some writing about a putative return to Menzies-type Liberalism. Treasurer Frydenburg is very encouraging of this. Indeed, perhaps with prime ministerial ambitions in mind, he has increasingly referred to his ideas… Continue reading »