Posts Tagged ‘australianpolitics’

New role as Executive Director of the John Curtin Research Centre

Monday, February 13th, 2017

I’m delighted to have recently taken up the role as the inaugural Executive Director of a new social democratic thinktank, the John Curtin Research Centre. We kicked off our work with the official launch of the centre on Australia Day Eve with special guest speaker, the Hon. Bill Shorten, Leader of the federal Labor Opposition. Our chairman is the distinguished Labor activist, medical doctor and businessman Dr Henry Pinksier. We have a busy few months of activity ahead of us. Please share and give us a like on our official facebook page:


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Recent The Monthly pieces

Monday, February 13th, 2017

On Malcolm Turnbull’s recent tirade in parliament.


The dangers of ‘bubble’ thinking in Canberra.


The meaning of President Trump for Australian politics.



Back writing again

Monday, November 7th, 2016

After an enjoyable period working in politics again I’ve returned to writing for myself.


First up is a piece for my resumed online column for The Monthly:


‘In search of Turnbull’s mojo’