Advancing Australia

Advancing Australia
  • Item Type: Book - 320.994 ADVA
  • Published: 2019
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Description

Politics in Australia is in a dire state. The Coalition government is led by its third prime minister in four years, two of whom were toppled by their own party. Before that, the Labor government ousted two prime ministers. Voters' trust in politicians is at an all-time low, there is policy inertia on key issues, and ideology and internal politics too often trump good government. We have the diagnosis, but what's the cure? In this collection of essays, the country's best academic minds look at the key issues and chart a way forward. They examine how Australia's taxation system could be fairer; the priorities in progressing Indigenous Australians' rights; the absurdity of the constant 'left versus right' debate; how to fix private health insurance; and how to settle the conflict between population and migration policies. Here are innovative and bold ideas to advance Australia.

Related Subjects

Politics and culture--Australia.
Political parties--Australia.

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ISBN:

9780522875935 (paperback)

Title:

Advancing Australia / edited by Amanda Dunn & John Watson ; foreword by Michelle Grattan.

Publication Info:

Carlton, Victoria : Melbourne University Press, 2019.

Publication Info:

©2019

Physical description:

xiv, 145 pages : illustrations ; 20 cm

Content Type:

text

Content Type:

still image

Media Type:

unmediated

Carrier Type:

volume

General Note:

"Ideas for a better country" -- Cover.

General Note:

"The conversation"--Title page.

Subject term:

Politics and culture--Australia.

Subject term:

Political parties--Australia.

Geographic term:

Australia--Politics and government.

Geographic term:

Australia--Social conditions.

Added Entry-Personal Name:

Dunn, Amanda,

Added Entry-Personal Name:

Watson, John,

Added Entry-Personal Name:

Grattan, Michelle,

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