Judith Brett


Judith Brett
Judith Brett is an emeritus professor of politics at La Trobe University. Her latest book is From Secret Ballot to Democracy Sausage: How Australia Got Compulsory Voting.



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The new Forgotten People

Politics

The wider cost of Australia’s housing affordability crisis

Lessons from Deakin

blog

Alfred Deakin and the art of minority government

Illustration

Turnbull’s frolic

Politics

Can Malcolm Turnbull survive on optimism alone?

Alan Bond, 1987.

Read about it

Culture

Deconstructing a decade in Frank Bongiorno’s ‘The Eighties’

The case for compromise

nation_reviewed

What modern politicians could learn from Alfred Deakin

One man, one vote

Australian Politics

As captain of Team Australia, Tony Abbott has plunged us into war without debate

Illustration

Must we choose between climate-change action and freedom of speech?

nation_reviewed

The science is clear, but the way forward is not

James Brown’s ‘Anzac’s Long Shadow’

arts

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The triumphalism of Tony Abbott

Liberal Party

The Liberals' winner-takes-all political payback

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