Liberal Party falls into the dark world of far-right populism: Weekly Roundup

Oct 21, 2023
In the country it was a lonely campaign for "yes"

The Voice vote — a setback for reconciliation and for Australian democracy. Businesses behaving badly. Stan Grant and John Coltrane. Read on for the Weekly roundup of links to articles, podcasts, reports and other media on current economic and political issues.

The Voice

How we voted. Seven reasons we voted “no”. How Dutton is changing the political landscape: public ideas and policy are out: fear, division, misinformation are in, as the Liberal Party follows Donald Trump, Jair Bolsonaro, Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, and Victor Orbán into the dark world of far-right populism.

Other politics

How they do politics in New Zealand – they’re ahead of Australia in recognizing the end of the two-party winner-take-all system. Optimistic signs for Poland.


Speculation on the Reserve Bank and its reaction to external shocks. The employment white paper provides a fresh look at the labour market. Productivity and wages – who gets most of the benefits (spoiler: it isn’t labour). Qantas provides material for business school case studies of bad practice. The rest of corporate Australia – it too is giving capitalism a bad name.

Public ideas

Stan Grant on time, democracy, politics, the media and John Coltrane. Martyn Goddard on how we believe weird stuff.

John Coltrane

Both directions at once.

Links to sources of webinars, podcasts and readings

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