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What makes good public policy? Professor the Hon. Stephen Martin

In the current uncertain policy environment, whether domestically-based with political wrangling over contentious Budget issues still unresolved or international dimensions as measured by security concerns in the wake of terrorist insurgency in far off lands, burqa bans in Parliament House, or the Prime Minister’s new diplomatic policy of ‘shirt-fronting’, the community seeks solace and comfort from leaders who can demonstrate strength and purpose.

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11/11/2014 | Professor the Hon. Stephen Martin | 0 Comments


Rebalancing government in Australia to save our federation: Terry Moran

Federation in 1901 is now the middle point between 2014 and the arrival of the First Fleet in 1788. Despite this, most views of federation, if Australians have one at all, are probably shaped by its 19th century imagery - dusty, whiskery elderly men in overly formal dress - rather than its 20th century outcomes.
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27/10/2014 | Professorial Fellow Terry Moran AC | 0 Comments


Another Tenterfield needed to drive reform: Professor the Hon. Stephen Martin

With the 125th anniversary last Friday of Henry Parkes's oration calling for the formation of an Australian federation and the federal government's Reform of the Federation white paper process under way, we need another Tenterfield moment to engage the imagination of Australians about what our federation should look like in the future.
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27/10/2014 | Professor the Hon. Stephen Martin | 0 Comments


Developing nations need more than words from G20 tax reform: Professor Kerrie Sadiq

Tax reform is squarely on the agenda for the G20 Brisbane summit in November. The current international tax regime is broken and it’s going to take significant effort on a global scale to fix it.
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22/08/2014 | Professor Kerrie Sadiq | 0 Comments


The more things change the more they stay the same: Professor the Hon. Stephen Martin

Whenever a report or inquiry into Australia's financial system is announced or released, I am struck by an almighty sense of deja vu. And so it is with David Murray's interim report tabled this week.
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18/07/2014 | Professor the Hon. Stephen Martin | 0 Comments