Weekly roundup of links to articles, reports, podcasts and other media on current political and economic issues in public policy.
Labor discovers the joy of the pork barrel. Australia’s fallen standards as an international citizen. Australians’ relationship with democracy. Opinion polls – immobile as a column of Russian tanks.
Sensible advice from Anglicans. Hard historical truths and ugly euphemisms. Three years after an Australian terrorist killed 51 Muslims at prayer.
Don‘t forget Myanmar. Don‘t forget Assange. Korea swings a few degrees to the right. Europe was re-arming well before Putin took on Ukraine. Understanding political extremism – it’s complicated. Male bonding and Putin’s soldiers. A social democrat regrets not having put bankers in jail.
Structural problems neglected by Coalition governments. The case for increasing fuel excise and re-shaping our cities. The gun-owners&rsquo defence of fossil fuels. Housing prices – keep an eye on Melbourne’s apartments. Buy now and pay later – our latest debt trap.
Worldwide another wave of infections but not of deaths, differing expert views on vaccination. Omicron’s second wave in Australia.