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JENNY HOCKING supports Pearls and Irritations.

I am a long-time reader, contributor and supporter of Pearls & Irritations.

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STEPHEN DUCKETT supports Pearls and Irritations.

I am both a daily reader of, and a contributor to John Menadue’s Pearls & Irritations.

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SUSAN RYAN supports Pearls and Irritations.

Anyone who wants to keep up with policy developments, both failures and successes, cannot rely on mainstream media.

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BOB DEBUS supports Pearls and Irritations.

Pearls & Irritations is unique. Its contributors and readers are a growing community of people with an exceptionally wide-ranging and open-minded commitment to effective, progressive and rational public policy. 

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MICHAEL KEATING supports Pearls and Irritations.

Pearls & Irritations is the best blog I know to find articles that keep me up to date with the findings of policy-relevant research and expert independent evidence-based assessment and comment on a wide variety of critical policy issues.

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HENRY REYNOLDS supports Pearls and Irritations.

As a daily reader of Pearls and Irritations and an occasional contributor, I am keenly aware of how important it is both to me personally and to the community at large.

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BOB CARR supports Pearls and Irritations.

Pearls & Irritations is unique, indispensable, provocative and refreshing. It really does make a difference.

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JACK WATERFORD supports Pearls and Irritations

There are any number of websites by which one can keep up with the news. Some also have interesting commentary. But johnmenadue.com is the place of choice for serious attention by experts into important public policy issues  — whether in defence … Continue reading

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GEOFF RABY supports Pearls and Irritations.

Pearls & Irritations has become indispensable reading for those with a serious interest in public policy and commentary.

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QUENTIN DEMPSTER supports Pearls and Irritations.

Pearls & Irritations has become an exploratory platform for thinkers and analysts out to both share their insights and knowledge and test themselves against an informed peer group. 

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DAVID WILLIAMSON supports Pearls and Irritations.

For years now, Kristin and I have been the grateful recipients of John and Susie Menadue’s daily online bulletin of informed and expert opinion, Pearls & Irritations.

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STEPHEN FITZGERALD supports Pearls and Irritations.

Pearls and Irritations provides quite the best daily analysis of issues in world affairs and Australia’s foreign relations of any media in Australia – traditional or online.

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ROSS GITTINS supports Pearls and Irritations.

I read the daily Pearls and Irritations email without fail and usually find various pieces I want to read.

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KEN HENRY supports Pearls and Irritations.

Pearls & Irritations should be a priority resource for anyone with an interest in public affairs who would prefer to hear the voice of experience.

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