Nick Dyrenfurth

Nick Dyrenfurth
Nick Dyrenfurth is the executive director of the John Curtin Research Centre. He is the author or editor of 12 books spanning history, politics and children’s fiction, including Getting the BluesThe Write StuffA Little History of the Australian Labor PartyMateship: A Very Australian HistoryA New History of the AWU and All That’s Left



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Things don’t always get better

Politics

Commentators are wrong to talk about a “Labor-lite” budget

Rinse, repeat

Politics

The Turnbull government loves to announce big new policies, but can’t get any of them to stick

Howard’s chickens come home to roost

Politics

The government’s move on 457 visas is proof that John Howard’s short-termism is here to stay

Howard’s children

blog

Too many Liberal ministers have an uncritical nostalgia for the Howard years

The tragedy of Mark Latham

Politics

The great hope of the Labor Party has become what he once despised

Once were conservatives

Politics

The fallout over 18C puts the Liberal Party at odds with mainstream conservatism

Pauline is no friend of the workers

Politics

One Nation’s leader claims to champion the working class, but her actions tell a different story

It’s the mandate wot lost it

Politics

Like its predecessors, the Coalition government is still struggling to find a clear direction

Losing focus

blog

Malcolm Turnbull’s tirade revealed more about the PM than it did about Bill Shorten

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