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34 ENTRIES 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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In search of Turnbull’s mojo

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In search of Turnbull’s mojo

It’s hard to avoid the conclusion that the prime minister is simply not up to the job

Not so exciting times

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Not so exciting times

Malcolm Turnbull needs to make some tough decisions before 2016 gets away from him

Back to the people

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Back to the people

Bill Shorten has held Labor together, but the party is still ignoring what voters want

Lest we forget

Society

Lest we forget

We should remember much more about World War One than just Gallipoli

Malcolm the messiah

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Malcolm the messiah

The saviour complex has a long history in Australian politics

A man for some seasons

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A man for some seasons

The times may not suit Malcolm Turnbull

Don’t write off Tony Abbott yet

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Don’t write off Tony Abbott yet

Underestimate the prime minister at your peril

Loser takes all

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Loser takes all

How giving up power could be the new power move

The prime minister of the Opposition

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The prime minister of the Opposition

Tony Abbott continues to be defined by what he opposes

Labor’s British blues

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Labor’s British blues

It is not alarmist to think that Australian Labor is sleepwalking to electoral disaster

Capital punishment is wrong

Politics

Capital punishment is wrong

The best way to honour our murdered countrymen is to speak out against the death penalty

Taxing times

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Taxing times

Are we finally ready to mention the dreaded T-word?

Even Laborites get the blues

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Even Laborites get the blues

Will the ALP be looking to Maurice Glasman, purveyor of “dangerous ideas”, for inspiration?

Why rev-head Ricky Muir is really a Labor man

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Why rev-head Ricky Muir is really a Labor man

Would former Labor Prime Minister Ben Chifley successfully contest preselection today? This is the counterfactual scenario party types routinely like to explore. A Bathurst-born engine-driver without a university degree stands no chance, some say. The …

Labor must go boldly

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Labor must go boldly

Bill Shorten can't expect a small target electoral strategy to prepare him for the challenges of government