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Fairfax publish CAPP and RealPoll findings

Fairfax publish CAPP and RealPoll findings

Same-sex marriage: Secret moves within Coalition to hobble plebiscite Read more: http://www.theage.com.au/federal-politics/federal-election-2016/samesex-marriage-secret-moves-within-coalition-to-hobble-plebiscite-20160624-gprerl.html#ixzz4CYqSqDDv Follow us: @theage on Twitter | theageAustralia on Facebook Continue Reading

Advance Australia Fairly

Advance Australia Fairly

By Brad Elphinstone and Stuart Bruce, 7/4/2016 Malcolm Turnbull has recently declared that while private schools will continue to receive Federal funding, public schools will not. Regardless of whether or not it occurs, it comes on top of the Abbott government’s approach which seemingly aimed to reduce existing levels of equality. This is inferred by… Continue Reading

Turnbull is PM but it’s the hard right that rules

Turnbull is PM but it’s the hard right that rules

Liberal MPs constantly talk about the how different Turnbull is to Abbott; “it’s the vibe”. The electorate is yet to be convinced. By Stuart Bruce, 6/3/2016 On Insider’s this morning, Barry Cassidy asked Liberal senator Mitch Fifield, how has Turnbull moved the government back to the centre after Tony Abbott’s tenure? Fifield replied somewhere along… Continue Reading

Psychology behind Carbon Policy language

Psychology behind Carbon Policy language

By Stuart Bruce, 19/11/2014 China and the US have reached a crucial bilateral agreement to reduce emissions and now Australia should face increased scrutiny of its climate policy from overseas. Our position as G20 host and president magnifies the potential damage for our reputation. Clive Palmer recently allowed the Direct Action policy to pass into… Continue Reading

The Drum: The psychology behind the security laws

The Drum: The psychology behind the security laws

Originally published on ABC’s The Drum here. ——– By Brad Elphinstone Posted 27 Oct 2014, 3:08pmMon 27 Oct 2014, 3:08pm Psychological research provides insight into the “us versus them” mentality that appears to be guiding security laws going before Parliament this week. We should be taking a more inclusive approach, writes Brad Elphinstone. The proposed… Continue Reading