Confessions from the campaign trail

Former Labor candidate for Bennelong, Lyndal Howison, writes about the ups-and-downs of being candidate for Federal Parliament.

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Public versus Private Health Care

Blair Boyer writes about his recent experiences in the public health system during and after the recent birth of identical twin girls and the way in which those experiences have shaped his understanding of the debate about public versus private health care.

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Progressive Alternatives to Quantitative Easing

Economist, Dr. Tom Skladzien, writes about quantitative easing and explores alternatives for economic stimulus

Since the Global Financial Crisis, or what is called the Great Recession in the rest of the developed world, advanced economies from Australia to the EU and US haven’t seen the quick recovery that we’ve been taught to expect follows a recession as surely as night follows day.

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Open Letter to NSW Labor

Rose Jackson is the newly elected NSW Labor Assistant General Secretary. Here she writes to NSW Labor members about her agenda for the Labor Party.

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Where to for Higher Education?

National Union of Students Education Officer, Max Murphy, writes about the future of higher education

The argument that students should have to pay in excess of $100,000 to go and get a degree is one that has been presented by our government over the past 3 years; and it is an argument they have decidedly lost. Australians don’t want middle and working class kids shut out of higher education and they don’t want kids who do succeed in getting their degree to be burdened with debt for the rest of their lives. So where to for higher education from here?

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