Gough Whitlam, 1955 (National Archives of Australia)
Edward G. (Gough) Whitlam was prime ministor of Australia from 1972 to 1975.
I was only ten years old when he became PM, and a pimply young teen in high school when he made his exit, but during his time he made some tectonic changes to
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Global Citizens Rest Easy by mikecogh Some ticks and crosses for recent political events:
√Julia Gillard visited India to reassure the Indian people that we want their students here, we’re serious about protecting them, and we’ll shut down any bogus educational organizations. This is a smart move. It’s
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It seems to happen with regular monotony – a Labor government gets elected, and we end up with Debt, Deficits, Unemployment and Big-Government.
No one disputes the need for governments to invest in infrastructure – especially in times of financial turmoil.
But Rudd and Swan are prooposing to
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By Sinclair Davidson And Alex Robson
Wall Street Journal Asia – 23 October 2007
It looks like Australia may have lost its nerve for economic liberalism. In Sunday’s nationally televised debate, Prime Minister John Howard touted his vision: a “new society” based on entrepreneurialism and individualism. Opposition leader Kevin Rudd a self-proclaimed
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