Weekly roundup Saturday 29 October

Oct 29, 2022
… of droughts and flooding rains

Labor’s radical idea; How two state government undermined Australia’s capacity to speak on human rights; and Britain’s warning for other democracies. Read on for the Weekly roundup of links to articles, reports, podcasts and other media on current political and economic issues in public policy.

The budget and all that stuff

Labor’s radical idea: the budget is all about economic management, not just neat book-keeping, but surely we need to pay more tax to fund it. The Coalition’s budget response – muddled about energy. Understanding inflation: sorry, it’s really quite complicated. The scary inflation report that came out the day after the budget.

Other public policy

How two state governments undermined Australia’s capacity to speak on human rights. An outbreak of economic good sense in electricity supply. How money is being milked, legally, from Medicare and other public services: the problem is corporate behaviour.

Public ideas

When Orwell wrote Nineteen Eighty-Four neither Putin nor Morrison had been born. Britain’s politics – a comedy and a tragedy played out over 45 days – and its warning for other democracies.

Fish can’t leave the water, nor melons leave the vines …

Links to sources of webinars, podcasts and readings

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