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Did Australia just make a move to the left?

Frank Bongiorno, Australian National University. Political commentators often use the idea of a political spectrum from left to right as shorthand for understanding political ideologies, parties and programs. Derived from the arrangement of the National Assembly in the French Revolution,… Continue Reading →

Farewell to 2021 in Australia’s Federal Politics: The Year of Disappointment

Frank Bongiorno, Australian National University Some will recall it as 2021. For more, it will be Year 2 of COVID. Either way, it will have been a time of disappointment for many. And the nation’s politicians need to bear a… Continue Reading →

An Obedient Nation of Larrikins

By Frank Bongiorno, Australian National University The late historian John Hirst liked to tell students from overseas that Australians are an obedient people. To those of us raised on the idea that we were an anti-authoritarian nation of larrikins, his… Continue Reading →

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