Judith Brett

Judith Brett
Judith Brett is an emeritus professor of politics at La Trobe University. Her latest book is The Enigmatic Mr Deakin.

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Turnbull’s frolic


Can Malcolm Turnbull survive on optimism alone?

Alan Bond, 1987.

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

The case for compromise


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


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


The science is clear, but the way forward is not

James Brown’s ‘Anzac’s Long Shadow’


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The triumphalism of Tony Abbott

Liberal Party

The Liberals' winner-takes-all political payback

Why climate change defeats our short-term thinking

Climate change

On science, religion, politics and ideology

Rudd the narcissist

Kevin Rudd

The 2013 election campaign came down to a contest between constancy and charisma, but Labor should have reined in its leader.