Judith Brett

Judith Brett WRITERS & CONTRIBUTORS

34 ENTRIES Judith Brett is an emeritus professor of politics at La Trobe University. Her latest book is Doing Politics: Writing on Public Life.



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Image of Prime Minister Scott Morrison during Question Time, 2021

Politics

Morrison’s power without purpose

As prime minister, Scott Morrison has offered neither competence nor vision

Image of Prime Minister Scott Morrison and former prime minister Tony Abbott, November 7, 2019. Image © Bianca De Marchi / AAP Image

Politics

How Australian public life has been diminished

Culture wars, climate wars and the bureaucratisation of writing have eroded the public sphere

Artwork by TV Moore

Society

The bin fire of the humanities

Casualisation and relentless cost-cutting have destroyed the credibility of Australian universities

Image of then treasurer Scott Morrison handing Barnaby Joyce a lump of coal during Question Time, February 9, 2017.

Politics

Coal cursed

The fossil-fuel lobby could not have created the climate wars so easily without the preceding culture wars

Image of Prime MInister Scott Morrison

Politics

Howard’s Heir: On Scott Morrison and his suburban aspirations

How the PM’s ‘Quiet Australians’ echoes Howard’s battlers and Menzies’ ‘Forgotten People’

Illustration

Politics

The government’s appeal to self-interest groups

The Liberal Party has little left but pitches to the hip pocket

Illustration

Politics

A travesty of process

The same-sex marriage survey sets a dangerous precedent

Illustration

Politics

He will never stop

Tony Abbott seems determined to wreck the clean energy target

Illustration

Politics

The new Forgotten People

The wider cost of Australia’s housing affordability crisis

Lessons from Deakin

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Lessons from Deakin

Alfred Deakin and the art of minority government

Illustration

Politics

Turnbull’s frolic

Can Malcolm Turnbull survive on optimism alone?

Alan Bond, 1987.

Culture

Read about it

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

The case for compromise

nation_reviewed

The case for compromise

What modern politicians could learn from Alfred Deakin

One man, one vote

Australian Politics

One man, one vote

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

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Society

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

The science is clear, but the way forward is not

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